Month: October 2019


Year 3 and 4 Football Tournament

On Tuesday, children from Year 3 and 4 took part in the Asset Football Tournament at Ipswich Town Football Club. The children played incredibly well, and we were so impressed to see their fantastic football skills. The children also got to meet ITFC Player, Idris Mizouni and had a special group photo taken in the stadium. Alex received the Fairplay Award for demonstrating amazing sportsmanship to a player on the opposition who was injured.
Well done to all of those who took part!

Year 2 Tie-Dye

This week, Year 2 researched the process ‘Tie-Dye’ and then designed, created and evaluated their own tie-dye t-shirts. Children used elastic bands to create their desired design. The designs the children created were called Tiger, Spiral and Marble. Children selected their own colour of dye and dyed their t-shirts themselves. We were so impressed with the results!


Catch 22

The school is working in partnership with a social business called Catch 22 who are helping us to transform our wildlife area. Look out for more ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures!


Year 6 Trip to Clifford Road Air Raid Shelter…

On Tuesday 8th October, the Year 6 children went on a trip to Clifford Road Air Raid Shelter Museum. It was amazing to experience and sit inside an intact air raid shelter that would have been used by school children in World War Two. The shelter was filled with artefacts from the war including the “Mickey Mouse” gas mask.


National Poetry Day

Last week children in Years 1-6 celebrated National Poetry Day by learning poems and performing them to their class. The children learnt some important oracy skills including projecting their voice and using actions and gestures to engage their audience.


Reception Parent’s Lunch

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all reception parents that came to the parent’s lunch on Monday 23rd September. We hope you enjoyed sharing this experience with your child. Please let us know any feedback via


Visit from Olympic Athlete Andy Vernon

On Friday 20th September, Olympic and Commonwealth Athlete, Andy Vernon visited the school as part of his promotion for the Great East Run. Children from Year 2 and 3 had the chance to take part in the Daily Mile with Andy, an initiative we use across the school. Andy also answered lots of questions for the children. They were particularly excited to find out how many medals and trophies he had won!


A visit from Peter Bell

On Monday 30th September KS2 were extremely lucky and received a visit from children’s author Peter Bell. During his visit to the school, he shared extracts from his books: The Train to Impossible Places and The Great Brain Robbery. He also worked with the children to begin writing their own train adventure! At the end of his visit, Peter took time to personally sign some copies of his fantastic books. Hopefully, there’s more aspiring authors as a result of this experience.


Maths Parent Workshop

It wasn’t just the children learning in their Math lessons today (19/09/19) – we had parents in too! Two parent workshops took place today to inform parents of the way math is taught at Cliff Lane. The very enthusiastic learners participated in a Year 2 and a Year 4 lesson and learnt about the CPA approach.
Don’t worry if you were unable to attend- the presentation along with the school calculation policy can be found in our Maths page on our school website