With special thanks to the Breks Fen Edge and River Landscape Parnership Scheme (BFER), Thetford Town Council, Willow Phoenix, Lindsay Carruthers and Dave Mitchell.
In 2022, every pupil at Drake created a self portrait inspired by the work of Angélica Dass. These were displayed as an Art Trail for our 2022 'Diversity through the Arts' Summer Festival. This project was part of our wider work on Diversity and anti-racism and we found it to be a really powerful way to scaffold important conversations about skin colour and identity. The next step in our project is to create a town-wide trail of Humanae inspired self-portraits to celebrate the rich diversity of Thetford.
Mark & Archie are part of the team at Pentaco Construction that are building the new section of our school. They very kindly took the time to come and speak with Lucy and Archie about health and safety and the construction industry more broadly.
Victoria and Zoe prepared the microphones using the mixing desk, supported Nancy and Everlyn using the script, and then edited the audio to cut out their voice and any mistakes made.
This podcast includes an interview with Nicole Hudson from the Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers Landscape Partnership (BFER). It also contains snippets from the art sessions at Drake conducted by Jac Campbell. Finally, we have an interview with Zuzanna who went on to win second place in the Norfolk Gardens Trust competition with the piece of art she made. Find out more about the work of the BFER: https://brecks.org/ Find out more about Jac Campbell's work: https://jaccampbell.com/
Find out more: https://brecks.org/
Rashford have been learning all about the Great Artist Mondrian. For World Book Day they made a pop up book full of pictures inspired by Mondrian's paintings.
Welcome to Thetford by Year 1. We have been exploring our local area; learning about physical and human features in Geography and being introduced to all the fantastic historical people who made Thetford their home.
The videos show children across the school, selecting a calculation to complete, talking about and explaining the strategies used to find the answer.
This is Drake was written by Year 5 for our Summer Arts Festival 2021. They wrote the poem with our Arts Lead Mrs Booth to accompany a digitial soundscape of the school that they created with our Musician in Residence, Mr Taylor.
Earhart have been exploring tongue twisters, nursery rhymes and nonsense poetry. The children read a few nonsense poems by Spike Milligan and then, as a class, voted for their favourite one. They rehearsed the poem in groups and then as a whole class. Watch the video to hear the poem 'Today I saw a little worm.'
Year 2 have been exploring tongue twisters, nursery rhymes and nonsense poetry. The children have read a few nonsense poems by Spike Milligan, watch the video to hear the poem 'On the Ning Nang Nong.'
Eco Council wrote an Eco Code to promote environmental awareness in our school.
Eco Council have come up with some ideas to raise awareness of and reduce food waste in our school.
Eco Council watched some videos from COP26. We have been researching ways to tackle climate change. If everyone promises to make one change for the planet, it adds up to a huge difference.
This term, Eco Council have been working to increase biodiversity in and around our school environment.