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Books about books and writing

Whole School, Writers' Club

For our first (or inaugural as one word lover told us) session we made books about ourselves, the books we love and words we enjoy or detest.

We experimented with showing words as pictures, as emojis or writing words in colours and ways to show how they felt. We used shape poems to put our words into actions and got to play with lots of different writing tools from wax crayons to calligraphy pens.

See you all next week for writing about names, animals and definitions.

Writers’ Club

Writers' Club


Each week we take time to discuss interesting vocabulary and great ideas we have found in our reading. We will also enjoy a writing activity or two, explore different ways of being creative with words and how ideas can be explored through writing. When weather allows, we will even take our writing outside. You do not have to be the next J K Rowling to be a member, just have a love of writing.

Our club is open to all year groups and ability levels. Even if a child does not think they are a great writer, they are very welcome to come along and give our club a try. Great writers are not born: they are made through experimentation and conversation with like minded people.

Happy Writing!

Hethersett Girls Football Grab Bronze!

Sport, Whole School

8 girls from Hethersett VC Junior School took part (and also got drenched!) in the Girls Football competition organised by the Norwich School Sports Partnership (NSSP) at UEA’s Sportspark.

Miss Brown accompanied the girls and was very impressed by their discipline and teamwork. The team did fantastic, finishing 3rd out of 15th teams and narrowly missing out on the County Finals by only one position!

For further photos, information and the final placings, please click the following link below:


Mr Wilkins.

Hethersett take an early lead in Football

Sport, Whole School, Year 5, Year 6

A mix of 14 children from Year 5 and 6 in Hethersett VC Junior School took part in two teams (A and B) in the Norwich School Sports Partnership (NSSP) Football Development League.

Both teams enjoyed fantastic success and both myself and Mr Parslow-Williams were blown away by the teamwork and skills on show. The A team won all their games, meaning they top the table going into the last set of fixtures and the B team won two and lost one leaving them third in their league. This means everything is to play for for both teams going into the last game week!

For further information, fixtures, results and the table so far, please go to the following link:


For more photos, please visit the Norwich School Sports Partnership (NSSP) on Facebook.

Mr Wilkins.

Hethersett compete in Tag Rugby!

Sport, Whole School, Year 6

12 pupils from Year 6 traveled with Mr Harding to compete in the Tag Rugby competition organised by the Norwich School Sports Partnership (NSSP).

A fantastic time was had by all and Mr Harding was extremely impressed by the energy and ability of our children whilst playing. After topping our first group with three wins out of three, we were placed in the upper draw to compete in a tougher group. Despite the higher level of challenge, our children performed magnificently to finish in joint 5th place out of a total of 15 teams.

For further photos, the full placing and more information, please follow the link below:


Mr Wilkins.


Hethersett Pupils Enjoy Cross Country Success!

Sport, Whole School, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

25 pupils from Hethersett VC Junior School took part in the Cross Country at Earlham Park organised by the Norwich Schools Sports Partnership (NSSP).

The school was extremely proud of every runner and an extra special mention must go to the following ten pupils who managed to finish in the top ten and therefore securing their place at the County Finals in March at Holkham Hall! Well done Charlie, Jessica, Lily, Caleb, Oscar, Lewis, Ethan, Ruby, Isla and Jake.

For photos, more information and the final finishing positions for all pupils, please follow the link below:


Mr Wilkins.

WW1 Trenches

Puffins, Year 3

When it came to choosing from this term’s Learning Log activities, crafting a WW1 trench was a popular choice in Puffin Class. In the process, the children learned all about the features of the trenches and the dire conditions experienced by the soldiers who sheltered in them. Lots of Puffins mentioned how much they had enjoyed spending time with family members/carers while brainstorming which materials to use and creating their trenches. Top marks for creativity all round!