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25th April 2018

A Lamborghini on the Playground

Yesterday our children enjoyed a business masterclass, before getting behind the wheel of a top of the range Lamborghini which was parked on the playground. The visit from Enterprise Cars and Aviva came as part of its ongoing work with local businesses, in a bid to raise aspirations and inspire ... 

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23rd April 2018

Year 2 trip to Norwich Cathedral

Last week both year 2 classes visited Norwich Cathedral to learn about famous nurses.  The children were treated to an exciting storytelling experience in which the character of Edith Cavell came to life.  They also learnt about Florence Nightingale.

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28th March 2018

Cluster Cross Country Running Event

Mile Cross had 11 children competing in the Cluster Cross Country Running event at Sewell Park. All the runners did fantastically well, all completing multiple laps of the course against some of the best runners in the Cluster. Many children reached medal positions and all contributed to Mile ... 

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23rd March 2018

East Anglian Children's Hospice Collection

Thank you to everyone for supporting this event.  We are delighted to announce that we have raised an amazing £590 towards a new soft play area for terminally ill children for the charity EACH.

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22nd March 2018

Kingswood so far . . .

Sixty children from Years 4 to 6 are currently on an exciting residential trip to Kingswood.  They have been undertaking a range of practical physical tasks which have been both stimulating and fun.  The Year 6 children have not missed out on the preparation for their SATs because Miss ... 

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20th March 2018

Mr Akerman's class visit Easton and Otley College

Children in Mr Akerman's class visited Easton and Otley College last week.  They saw the spring lambs, piglets and highland cattle.  They also had the opportunity to grind flour from wheat and make oil from rapeseed oil.

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19th March 2018

World Book Day 2018

A few photos of the children dressed up for World Book Day!

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19th March 2018

Run for Funds

On Friday 23 March we will be walking/running our Golden Mile at 9am in order to raise funds towards the creation of a new soft play room for children who are terminally ill.   You are very welcome to join us! Please send your child in with a one pound coin as a donation and with any additional ... 

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14th March 2018

Year 1 Farm Trip

Year 1 visited Easton farm as part of their English animal topic. They saw many different farm animals, including cows, pigs, chickens and sheep. They also had a chance to do hands-on activities, where they made butter from cream, made flour from wheat and crushed oil seed rape to get oil.

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28th February 2018

Fun in the Snow at School

Our children enjoying themselves in the snow at school today!

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21st February 2018

Nursery Transport Trip

Just before the half term holiday the children in our nursery went on a trip to the Norfolk Broads to support the learning they have been doing on the topic of transport.  The children were treated to a trip on the Broads Tours passenger boat the Belle of the Broads around Wroxham Broad.

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19th February 2018

Fire Service visit to Reception Classes

Reception enjoyed a visit from the fire fighters. We learnt what fire fighters do, how to stop, drop and roll if we are on fire.  We also looked round the fire engine and practised squirting a hose.

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19th February 2018

CASMA Concert

On Monday 5th February, a group of children from Mile Cross Primary took part in the Central Area Schools Music Association concert. After several months of hard work learning songs in a variety of different languages, the children joined with 8 other schools to perform in front of an audience of ... 

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22nd January 2018

Family Voice

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15th January 2018

Attendance League trip to the Panto

Each term in school we run an attendance league for all classes.  For the Autumn term the top three classes in the league were Mrs Cook, Mr Reynolds and Miss Mussellwhite.  The children in these classes, together with all other children in school with 100% attendance and those who won ... 

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10th January 2018

Don't Miss Out on the Magic!

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12th December 2017

Mile Cross Primary: An Outstanding School

I’m writing now to tell you that we have become one of a very few schools in the country to be judged ‘Outstanding’ (the top ranking), not just as an overall rating, but in every category - and just writing that gives me goose bumps! Let’s be quite clear: this is a monumental achievement ... 

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6th December 2017

Christmas Dates for 2017

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6th December 2017

Christmas Dates 2017

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4th December 2017

Christmas Raffle

The Raffle will be drawn at the Christmas Fair on Friday 8 December.  There are some fabulous prizes this year: 1st prize: a signed Norwich City shirt 2nd prize: Football boots signed by Norwich City players 3rd prize: a signed football Tickets can be purchased from the School Office (£1 per ... 

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15th November 2017

Year 4 Visit to Clinks Farm

On Friday 10 November Miss Percy's class visited Clinks Farm.  The children were fully involved in the work of the farm and had the opportunity to feed the pigs, sheep, ducks, goats and chickens.  They also tried to round up a flock of sheep, which was a lot more difficult than they ... 

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14th November 2017

Cross Country Competition

On Wednesday 7th November, 17 children from Mile Cross Primary took part in the Norwich East SSP Cross Country event. They ran a cross country course through fields and woods of between 1000m - 1600m in length. The children were, as usual, fantastic in terms of their behaviour and effort. They ... 

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7th November 2017

CSI Event for Year 4

The children in Year 4 had a morning pretending to be detectives, learning about fingerprints and how to transfer them from a crime scene to a lab to be studied. We even carried out (and successfully solved) our own mystery and correctly identified a suspect by fingerprint dusting! We had A LOT of ... 

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6th November 2017

Painting the Castle Mall

Today pupils in Mr Reynolds' Year 5 class took part in a painting morning at Norwich Castle Mall as part of a project with a group of Norwich schools.  Pupils decorated a two metre section of wall on the top floor of the Castle Mall with the theme: Norwich.   

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6th November 2017

Barber of Seville Rehearsals

Rehearsals continued last week for Miss Owen's Year 5 class.  They will be performing at the Theatre Royal on Sunday 12 November.  

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18th October 2017

Rocket Man lands at Mile Cross

Today the children were treated to a visit from the Rocket Man and were excited to take part in a Rocket Kids assembly as part of their learning in science.  After the assembly pupils and staff went out onto the playground to watch the rocket launch.  A lot of fun was had and later some ... 

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16th October 2017

Year 4 Farm Visit to the Raveningham Estate

Last week Year 4 visited the farm on the Raveningham Estate near Loddon as part of Food Discovery.  Lady Bacon accompanied the children and told them all about how the seasons affected the work of the farm and the planting of crops.    

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4th October 2017

Year 2 Church Visit

Year 2 recently visited St Catherine's Church in Mile Cross to have a tour of the Church and grounds and meet the Vicar, Rev Martin who told them all about the church and its history and role in the community.

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12th September 2017

Reading Challenge Award Ceremony

On Tuesday 5th September, children from the school attended award ceremonies at Mile Cross Library, where they were presented with medals and certificates by local councillor Chrissie Rumsby for completing the 'Animal Antics' summer reading challenge.  Congratulations to all those who took ... 

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10th July 2017

Year 1 Football at Bowthorpe Football Development Centre

Five boys and five girls in Year 1 were selected to play football at Bowthorpe football development centre on Friday. Although the children were outside all day in the hot sunshine, the children tried their best and had a fantastic day! As they played more games, the children made great progress on ... 

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5th July 2017

Reception Classes visit Pensthorpe

This week we went to Pensthorpe Nature Reserve.  We explored the reserve looking for birds, ducks and mini beasts, collecting stamps as we went.  We also saw ducklings and goslings. We had lots of fun at the Wild Rootz play area.  We climbed towers, went on the zipwire and went down ... 

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3rd July 2017

Year 1 trip to the Sea Life Centre

Year 1 visited the Sealife centre at Great Yarmouth on Friday. They enjoyed looking at all the beautiful sea creatures they had at the aquarium. The children also had the chance to feel a crab and a starfish, and had many of their interesting questions answered. 

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21st June 2017

Norwich City Community Sports Football Event

A group of Year 3 and Year 4 children from school took part in a Norwich City Community Sports event

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21st June 2017

Nursery visit the "Big Outdoors"

Nursery visits the "Big Outdoors" this week as part of our topic the 'big outdoors'

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19th June 2017

SEND Newsletter

You can download a copy of the latest Special Educational Needs and Disability Newsletter by clicking on the link below:

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7th June 2017

Banham Zoo Visit for Year 4

Despite the torrential rain and temperatures more normally associated with March, the children from both our Year 4 classes enjoyed their day trip to Banham Zoo.  

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7th June 2017

Busy Week

The children have been having a busy time lately with trips out nearly every day for one year group or another.   Some children were lucky enough to visit George White School to have a go at the temporary climbing wall that had been installed: Whilst others had a go at rafting: And then other ... 

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7th June 2017

STEM Robotics Roadshow

30 lucky children from Year 3, 4 and 5 took part in a Robotics Roadshow at Carrow Road. The school won the day at the Kinesis Centre as a result of Mr Pinner’s Science Day project that investigated friction using Science, Technolgy, Engineering and Maths (STEM). During the day, the children ... 

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6th June 2017

SEND Drop In Cafe

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8th May 2017

Trip to Norwich Cathedral

Year 2 recently visited Norwich Cathedral to learn about Edith Cavell through an exciting storytelling experience.  Pupils also learnt about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.  The trip was an excellent way to bring to life this summer's topic about the three famous nurses and was ... 

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8th May 2017

Year 3 Trip to Gressenhall

Year 3 went to Gressenhall on Wednesday 3rd May. As part of our Blitzed Brits topic we took part in an Evacuee Experience Day. We dressed up as evacuees and took part in various activities around the farm and houses. The ARP warden explained to us about sheltering from air raids before we met a ... 

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18th April 2017

Football Report Mile Cross 4 - Heartsease 4

On Thursday 30 of March, our football team played away at Heartsease.Rhys made his debut in goal instead of our reserve Hakim.In the first half, Cameron scored a goal, which the goalkeeper should have saved, to make us 1-0 up. Heartsease then scored an amazing goal. A couple of minutes later, our ... 

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18th April 2017

Coronation Party in Miss Begum's Class

Y1 have been learning about the 1950s in History this term. They learnt about the significant event during 1953 when Queen Elizabeth II had her coronation. Children pretended to go back in time to 1953 and celebrated the Queen's coronation by having a class party, and we all discussed how ... 

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22nd March 2017

Ducklings in Year 1

In Miss Begum's class, during their science lesson, the Year 1s discussed how ducklings are a type of water bird and that they need water, food and shelter to survive. They also talked about how the ducklings are omnivores as they eat other animals and plants. Before the ducklings had to leave our ... 

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22nd March 2017

Report from Kingswood - Tuesday

What a fun filled day we've had today! With learning to make fires, conquering the zip wire, problem solving and archery along with much more and lots of food! It was heads down to finish the day with some rounds of bingo and a well needed early night! Lots more fun to be had tomorrow. 

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21st March 2017

Report from Kingswood - Monday

Wow! What a long day!! After arriving and settling in to our rooms, we got started in our first activity. Some of us did aeroball, team tech, archery and nightline followed by a delicious dinner! The evening ended with a campfire, hot chocolate and marshmallows! 

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20th March 2017

Year 3 Maths Cafe

It was fantastic to see so many parents at Year 3's Maths Cafe. After hearing "Cluck O'clock", we enjoyed all sorts of activities to themed around our current maths topic of time. Most of the children are now sporting new watches, several have found out how fast they can skip and lots have bought a ... 

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20th March 2017

Farm Visit - Shark Class

Shark class visited Easton College Farm, we saw lots of different animals and learnt the different names for animals and their babies. We also learnt about what food , drink and textiles comes from the different animals. 

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20th March 2017

Local Offer Consultation

If you have used the Norfolk Local Offer, please consider completing a short survey which forms part of a consultation to improve services. The consultation ends on 31st March.  www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/localoffer-spring17 Consolation workshops are also being held on Tuesday 21st March at the ... 

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13th March 2017

Silly Sock Day - Thursday 30 March 2017

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13th March 2017

Match Report Mile Cross 3: George White 2

On Thursday 8th March, Mile Cross played their first game this side of Christmas against George White Junior School away. George White started the scoring-on a very uneven pitch- with Loui equalising soon after followed closely by a great goal from Jordan, who had had a previous goal disallowed. ... 

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28th February 2017

Miss Mussellwhite's Maths Café

On Thursday 23rd of February, Miss Mussellwhite's class had their maths café. We looked at the book 365 penguins. We thought about different ways you could store a large number of objects. We then had lots of fun making different creations using nets and colouring after working out some rather ... 

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6th February 2017

Special Educational Needs and Disability - Local Offer Coffee Morning

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6th February 2017

Reading Thursday Miss Wright's Reception Class

A few photos from Reading Thursday last week in Miss Wright's class

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30th January 2017

Miss Percy's class visit to Clinks Care Farm, Beccles

Today the Year 4 children in Miss Percy's class visited Clinks Care Farm near Beccles.  The children had the opportunity to feed the sheep, pigs and cows, planted trees and had a fun day splashing about in the mud.  

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23rd January 2017

USC Under 11s Cup

On Friday, Miss Mussellwhite and Mr Pollard had the pleasure of taking some year 6s (and a couple of year 5s) to the Football Development Centre for an under 11s tournament. We were placed in a group with 5 other schools and each match consisted of two 6 minute halves, with the girls playing the ... 

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9th January 2017

Athletics at UEA

A small group of boys and girls from Years 4 and 5 had the opportunity to take part in an Athletics event at UEA today.  The children took part in relay races, throwing events and long jump alongside pupils from other local schools.  The event was organised by the UEA and sports coaches ... 

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3rd January 2017

Welcome back and Information about After School Clubs

Welcome back to school! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday and are looking forward to the year ahead. School starts on Tuesday 3 January but clubs do not commence until next week.  There will be a clubs fair after school on Wednesday 4 January when you can come along and see which ... 

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12th December 2016

Year 6 Christmas Activities for Parents

The year 6s plus parents/family members had a great time on Thursday 8th December for their Christmas activities. 

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12th December 2016

Gressenhall

On Tuesday 6th December something funny happened in year 6! It wasn't the regular year 6s that turned up for school it was a set of Victorian children. They travelled to Gressenhall workhouse and museum to experience a true Victorian Christmas featuring some characters form the Victorian era who ... 

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5th December 2016

Popercise Disco

Some of our pupils having great fun at a disco organised by the Popercise Kids Dance and Fitness group.   

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22nd November 2016

Christmas Dates 2016

You can download a copy of our Christmas Dates by clicking on the link below:

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22nd November 2016

Adaptive Games at the UEA Sportspark

A small group of children from school were lucky enough to visit the Sportspark at UEA to take part in an Adaptive Games event.

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16th November 2016

Year 6 Cinema Visit - Our Beautiful Planet

On Tuesday 15th November all of Year 6 went the Odeon cinema, Riverside, to have a talk with a lady who works for the UK Space Agency and then watch 'Our Beautiful Planet' in IMAX. For many of the children this was their first experience of IMAX. With our IMAX 3d glasses in hand, we took our very ... 

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16th November 2016

Football Report 3

Mile Cross 3: Mag Gates 2 Another good win for the Mile Cross boys, especially in not great weather! The first half seemed very manic (on both sides) and by half time we were 2 all. During the second half, the boys settled again and we again saw the great potential of the team, better communication ... 

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14th November 2016

Cycle Proficiency Year 5

Last week Year 5 had their Cycle Proficiency training.  As well as improving their skills on bikes and their road safety knowledge, they have also been reminded to always wear a helmet.  

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14th November 2016

Poster Competition Results

Well done to all of the children who entered the School Council competition to design an energy saving poster. The posters were not only colourful and creative, but showed that the children really understood the message too. These are the winning entries, chosen by Mr Stanlick, our Site Manager. ... 

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14th November 2016

Movies and Munchies

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9th November 2016

Elm Hill Visit

As part of their creative learning topic work on the Great Fire of London, Year 2 are visiting Elm Hill in Norwich to see the type of buildings that existed in London at the time of the Great Fire.  Mrs Cook's class went on Tuesday this week.  Unfortunately it was so rainy on Wednesday ... 

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8th November 2016

Might as well jump

‘Might as well Jump. Go ahead Jump.’ Famous lyrics from Van Halen! Well that’s certainly what the children did on Thursday after school. Children from Year 4 to Year 6 were at High Altitude on Whiffler Road for an after school club with real bounce appeal! All the children were put into teams ... 

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19th October 2016

Golden Mile

6 October saw our first ever Fit Friday in which Nursery, Reception, Y1 & Y2 ran, walked and wheeled around the MUGA with KS2 running a mile around the field. The initial plan was to do something once a month to get the children more active but after seeing the looks on their faces and all the ... 

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19th October 2016

Football Report 2

Mile Cross 0-1 Catton Grove Our first away match started well for Catton, with them scoring within a couple of minutes however the boys soldiered on. The game really kicked off in the second half, with again, some great team play from all the boys. Great passing, better communication and creating ... 

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18th October 2016

Year 3 Farm Visit

Michael Rossen Class enjoyed their visit to The Hall Farm, Attleborough last week, as part of the Food Discovery program. They had great fun meeting the cows and calves and learning about how they are milked. They found out what goes into the cows' food and had a go at mixing some. Finally, they ... 

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14th October 2016

Football Report

Mile Cross 2 - Lionwood 1 Thursday evening saw the Mile Cross football team play their first match together as a team. All the boys started eager and raring to go no matter what they were about to face. By half time we were already on the winning streak after two great goals from Loui. Although ... 

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14th October 2016

Year 6EM Story Cafe

Yesterday morning, Miss Mussellwhite's class enjoyed a creative session based around their class novel, The Hobbit. With lots of parents, grandparents and family friends packed into the studio, the fun was about to begin. Hobbit houses were the focus and what extraordinary results we saw! Thanks ... 

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14th October 2016

Year 6 Trip to the Castle Museum

Last Friday, year 6 became part of the press for the morning as they learnt how to report a newspaper worthy story. They learnt many things including the importance of using the facts and not their opinions and how to use quotes in their writing. During the afternoon, they then got to look around ... 

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12th October 2016

Football Festival

Eighteen children from Years 2, 3 and 4 were lucky enough to attend a Football Festival at the UEA Sportspark today.  The children all had a great time practising their football skills and learning about the game, as you can see from the photos below

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11th October 2016

Miss Seymour's Class Assembly

A few photos from Miss Seymour's Class Assembly this morning on the Ancient Greeks

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21st September 2016

Crucial Crew Event for Year 6

On Tuesday Year 6 attended the Crucial Crew event at the Royal Norfolk Show Ground, an event put on every year just for Year 6s. All the children rotated around 10 different activities with 10 organisations in Norfolk to learn about different ways to keep safe. From learning how to stay safe with ... 

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15th September 2016

Year 3 Visit to Gressenhall Rural Life Museum

Year 3 had a wonderful day at Gressenhall on Wednesday 14 th September to introduce this term’s CLJ topic Stone Age Bone Age.  The children took part in some fantastic active learning at the museum that involved making temporary shelters and hunting a wild boar as a team with spears!  On ... 

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7th September 2016

Award Ceremony for The Big Friendly Read

Thirty children from the school attended special award ceremonies at Mile Cross Library earlier this week. The children, from nursery up to year six, were presented with certificates and medals by County Councillor Chrissie Rumsby, for completing ‘The Big Friendly Read’ during the summer ... 

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7th September 2016

Maths Games Library

Games can be borrowed before school on Tuesday mornings at the double doors leading from the playground to the atrium. For further details, see Miss Maceachern (The Lorax Room teacher)

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5th September 2016

Office News

Welcome back to the new school year at Mile Cross Primary! The school office will be open on all school days from 8am until 4pm.  If you need new or second-hand uniform or to pay for school dinners or after school clubs (once places have been allocated) please come and see us.   After ... 

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19th July 2016

Attendance Trip - Dinosaur Park

Each term in school we run an attendance league for all classes.  This term the children in the winning classes (Mrs Smith, Miss Mussellwhite, Mrs Bowes and Mr Starling) and also all 100% attendance children from other classes and recent winners of Golden Tickets went to the Dinosaur Park.... 

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19th July 2016

Legoland

A group of children from Key Stage 2 were fortunate enough to go to Legoland last week to learn about the "Lego WeDo" which the school has bought to further improve the coding, control and programming that children do in ICT.  They also had a great day exploring Legoland.   

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15th July 2016

Sports Day

Blessed by excellent weather and a cooling breeze Mile Cross Primary had our annual three sports days- Foundation Stage & KS1 in the morning and KS2 in the afternoon.   Supported by huge crowds of parents the children competed throughout the day in traditional races including sprints, ... 

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11th July 2016

A Busy Week

It was a busy week at Mile Cross with trips out of school every day and then the school fair on Friday to end the week.   On Monday and Friday nursery visited Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, on Tuesday Year 4 were out at Banham Zoo, Wednesday saw Year 2 explore Norwich Cathedral, Thursday Year 6 ... 

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11th July 2016

School Fair

The weather stayed fine for this year's school fair and a wonderful afternoon was had by all.  We raised an amazing £1258.67! Thank you to everyone who helped out or came along to support us on the day.  

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22nd June 2016

Queen's 90th Birthday Street Party

The school came to a standstill as we celebrated the Queen's birthday with a huge street party on the playground with over 460 children and all staff.  Royal-themed music greeted grey skies but fortunately the rain held off to allow an amazingly memorable street party in honour of the Queen's... 

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20th May 2016

Community Sports Foundation Schools Tournament

  On Thursday 12 th May some children from Year 3 and 4 were fortunate enough to take part in a football festival organised by Norwich City’s Community Sport Foundation.  The lucky 12 children were able to play several games on the Carrow Road pitch.   The children had access to the ... 

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6th May 2016

Welcome To Our New School Website!

Welcome to our new school website!

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3rd May 2016

Morley Farm Visit

As part of the Food Discovery Project that Y5 are working on in conjunction with The Country Trust they visited Morley Farm (just outside Wymondham). It is a working arable farm run by Farm Manager David that largely grows sugar beet, peas, oil seed rape, wheat and barley.   The children learnt ... 

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3rd May 2016

Fun Friday - Maths Games

Fun Friday is a held on the last Friday of each month whereby all parents and carers are actively encouraged into school at the start of the day to play maths games and work alongside their children.   We are always impressed by how many parents we get top see and welcome to these events. ... 

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9th March 2016

Visit by Finland's Head of Year

Following the recent visit of Sandra Stephenson, the school’s Education Challenge Partner, in which the school was graded as ‘Outstanding’ Mile Cross Primary welcomed a visit from Dr. Kaisa Isatola- Finland’s Head of the Year.   Despite Finland being recognised as having ... 

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9th March 2016

Science Day

The school was simply alive yesterday during our annual Science Day. This year’s theme across the school meant that all activities were based around picture books that had clear science learning through them.   The science experiments and investigations ranged from building and launching ... 

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9th March 2016

Harry Potter Evening

Muggles were nowhere to be seen when more than 50 wizards, monsters and spirits enjoyed an evening immersed in the world of Harry Potter. After catching the Hogwarts Express from Platform 9 ¾ , and a snack of such hideous creations it is too horrific to put into print, the motley crew were ... 

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9th March 2016

World Book Day 2016

Staff and students celebrate World Book Day 2016!

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