At Reepham Primary our aim is that we care for ourselves, others and the world.
Our learning aims are to;
Always try hard and do my best
Keep on learning for ever
Reach for the stars!
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Our vision is to ‘Care for Ourselves, Each Other and Our World’ and we hope that our website gives you a flavour of the friendly, positive and fun atmosphere of our school. Pupils enjoy coming to school and we make sure our lessons are creative and inspiring. The Arts are at the heart of our curriculum with Art, Dance, Music, Drama and Creative Writing being used to explore and enhance the children’s learning in all areas. We have extensive grounds with a playing field, trim track, wildlife area and vegetable garden so that children spend time learning outside as well as inside the classroom. We have the Full International School Award and have links with schools in other countries.
We value the chance to work in close partnership with parents and the wider community and welcome visits to the school, which can be arranged through the school office.
“an environment which is serious abut learning often in inspirational and fun ways” Year 6 Parent 2014
Stop Press July 2015
Norfolk Primary School reaches for the stars with exciting publication of innovative poetry book
Reepham Primary School, located in the heart of Norfolk, publishes its first ever poetry book, 216 Poets, with the support of celebrated author Raffaella Barker and artists including David Hockney.
The book, which celebrates the freedom and expression of children, showcases 2016 poems and illustrations inspired by seven works of art won by the school through a recent Arts Sparks Award.
“There is magic afoot when we get the chance to respond to a creative work by creating another one ourselves” explains Raffaella Barker. “In this delightful collection of poems, the dazzle and exuberance of creativity fills the pages like stardust from a wind. Everyone, no matter how young and new to the matter of holding a pen or writing a word, has put something down, and therein the magic lies. None of these lovely poems existed before, and now they are here for ever in this book”.
Readers can enjoy poetry by children aged from four to eleven years old, which is a rare portrayal of the development and writing journey children experience. As pupil Jamie conveys, “Poetry makes me feel in my own world”. Also, as friends Jessie and Alexobserve, “Poetry is your mind on a page”.
Headteacher, Miriam Jones, said, “Our children achieve amazing standards of art and design at our school and we were delighted to be awarded our Artsmark in the autumn of 2014. We decided this year to link our work in the arts with development of writing across the school with a Poetry Day”. Mrs Jones adds, “The poetry produced during this day is proudly displayed in this book. It is a truly inclusive compilation of writing and we hope this will inspire the children in the future”.
Marked as Edition 1, the school plans to use this first book as a foundation and publish subsequent volumes each year. As described by Lindsey Kelman of Typematic who designed the book, and also parent of two children at the school, “I have thoroughly enjoyed this project. It’s not often you have the opportunity to voluntarily work on something that gives so much back to your local community – this is a book the children can treasure and will line the bookshelves of their homes for generations to come”.
This new publication, 216 Poets, will be launched at an official evening at the school on Wednesday 15th July, where audiences will have the opportunity to hear the poems read aloud by the young authors. Books cost £4.99, with proceeds invested back into the school for the future development of pupils.
Miriam Jones, Headteacher of Reepham Primary School with Etsuko Suzuki, Principal of Sakado Azuma Kindergarten, our Japanese link school