Celebration Assembly Friday 17 July now at 9am

The celebration assembly on Friday 17 July will take place at 9.00am (not 1.00pm) and will include all pupils with birthdays between 11 July and 31 August 2015. If your child has a birthday between those dates, you are warmly invited to join us at 9.00am in the School Hall.

A Surprise Visitor!

On Friday 3rd July we had a very exciting surprise when Pudsey came to visit our school. He was visiting with a friend of his from Lloyds Bank who have teamed up with Children in Need to launch the Best Assembly Ever school fundraising programme. Pudsey wanted to say thank you very much for all the money that we have raised for Children in Need in the past and to ask us to raise more money this year. We thought that this would be an excellent idea so he popped in to every class to see what super fund raising ideas we had. We had lots of fantastic ideas for Pudsey.


Pudsey and his friend from Lloyds Bank

Pudsey showing us some of his funky dance moves!



School Sports Day Reminders – Monday 6 July am

A reminder that all children will need to arrive at normal time in PE Kit (shorts, t-shirt, suitable trainers – all appropriate for the day.)

They must have:

  • a suitable hat
  • sun cream applied before they come to school
  • two full water bottles

Thank you for your kind co-operation.

Mrs C Bates – Headteacher

The Magic Square

We are very excited that our Magic Square has been finished and is the first one painted in this country. Designed in Columbia, the Magic Square is a human sized board game designed to help children learn the basics of mathematics through play. It aims to:

  • Teach children the basic knowledge of numbers 1 to 100. Removing fear and giving knowledge and confidence in the areas of addition, subtraction and multiplication.
  • To familiarise the children with the main colours.
  • To familiarise the children with basic shapes.
  • To develop creativity, imagination and social interaction.

The School Council voted for this project and donated their annual budget to it. To raise some additional money they invited all of the children to come to school dressed in their own brightly coloured clothes. The rest of the money was raised on a wet miserable Sunday during the Half Term holiday when some children, their dads and Mr and Mrs Sergeant from the Owl Class did their ‘NR8 Funny Run.’ They did a fantastic job and we are extremely grateful to them.

The Funny Runners completing their challenge


Mikee, the designer, meets one of the fund raisers to discuss the project. Not only has the money raised built a Magic Square here but it has also funded another one in Columbia.


Each class worked with Mikee to design a square and have an input into the game.


We enjoyed watching the square progress.

When it was finished the Owl Class cut the ribbon and officially opened it.

Mikee taught us some of the games that we can play with it but one of the best bits is that we can make up our own games and our own rules.

One square was dedicated to our ‘NR8 Funny Runners.’


The children have been very excited watching the square develop over the past few weeks and have even been creating their own ones in our outside areas.


Year 1 Pedestrian Training Assembly Invite

As you will be aware, pedestrian training sessions will be taking place with Year 1 pupils later this month.

As a finale to this training you are cordially invited to attend a special “Road Safety” Assembly on Monday 29 June at 2.30pm in the School hall when the Year 1 children will explain their learning. Please note the change in time.

Mrs Claire Bates – Headteacher

Vote for Isaac’s Science Poster

My Day at Daddys WorkA HUGE well done to Isaac in squirrel class who has been shortlisted out of 1000’s of science posters to the top 2 in his category in the WHOLE country. We need to vote for him to win by 12pm Wednesday 20th May this can be done by going on facebook on the British Science Week Page and liking the picture of his poster ‘My Day at Daddy’s Work’

Get voting!

1like = 1vote

Good luck Isaac and a big well done!

Also well done for everyone who entered the Science Week Poster competition, get your ideas ready for next year.

Danny Lawrence visit on 13th March 2015

What an amazing morning we had on Friday 13th March 2015! Not only was it Red Nose Day but we also had an extra special visit from Danny Lawrence. GB International gymnast Danny has made over 40 British International appearances and competed at 3 European and 3 world championships. Danny is a 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallist and team England captain. Leading the most successful Commonwealth Games for gymnastics so far is definitely one of his career highlights.

Danny had each class in the hall and motivated them to take part in a fitness circuit. This was hard work but fun! There was a real buzz in the hall and lots of encouragement from all of the children.

After all of the classes had performed their circuit, we came back to the hall to listen to Danny talk about how having good behaviours for learning have helped him to be where he is today. After taking some questions from the children, Danny then demonstrated his amazing skills, much to the awe and wonder of the children!

Finally, Danny handed out certificates to the children who had completed their Active Body Books in the Autumn Term. This was to celebrate those children who are committed to leading a healthy, active lifestyle.

To help fund this special day, the children were encouraged to gather sponsorship for successfully completing the fitness circuit. We are pleased to announce that we raised a massive £1274.30! A huge THANK YOU to all of these donations. This sponsorship will be split between Danny and the company that helped organise the day, with the rest being spent on gymnastics equipment at the school.

If your child raised over a certain amount of sponsorship then have no fear – the prizes are making their way to us and will be with your child before the end of the Summer Term!

Mr Mills

School Meals Menu

The school meal menu remains unchanged this term and will continue to rotate on a 4-weekly basis with week commencing Monday 13 April being “Week 2”, week commencing 20 April being “Week 3” etc.

Your child’s menu choices will remain as outlined by parents at February half term. If any changes are required please contact the school office accordingly at least one day in advance. Thank you.

Mrs C Bates

Mrs Sarah Hutt - Acting Partnership Headteacher
Drayton Community Infant School, School Road, Drayton, Norwich NR8 6EP
Telephone: 01603 860272 • Email: officedrayton@istnorfolk.co.uk