Welcome to St Andrew's Church of England Primary Academy

 

 JOB VACANCY - We are currently advertising for a Cleaner for 10hrs per week + 40hrs during school holidays.  Please see www.dneat.org  or phone/email the office on 01760 440392 or office@northpickenhamprimary.norfolk.sch.uk

For our latest Diary Dates please have a look at the Parents tab - Newsletters

LIVING THE LOGO

The tree represents the fact that we are a nurturing, forest school. 

The leaves represent the diversity and unity of our school community working and learning together. It represents the fact that we are about the growth of the whole child and that we are stronger as a team. 

The hand as the branches of the tree represents our 'AIM high' motto, reaching up for strength and support from the community, as well as aiming to be good contributors to our community - striving to be the best we can be. 

The tree growing out of the book comes from how we see that children grow from their learning, inspiring a love of books and reading, as well as respect and love of the stories in the Bible. 

The white cross at the heart of the tree, makes clear our commitment to our church values and the fact that we are proud of our status as church academy within the DNEAT family. 

 Written collectively by St. Andrew's pupils & staff, Jan 2016 

The Diocese of Norwich Education & Academies Trust (DNEAT) is standardising it's Admissions Policy for all it's primary academies to take effect from September 2018.  There is a legal requirement to formally consult on any proposals and you are welcome to comment on this.  The consultation window is 14 Nov 2016 to 8 Jan 2017.  You will find the proposed policy under the Governance page under Policies.  Any comments should be sent to amelia.moy@dneat.org

AUTUMN NEWS

What a fantastic Harvest celebration!

Koinonia is a Greek word that means fellowship, sharing in common and communion.

Our Harvest Feast days were a big part of our celebration of this value in school: Everybody contributed and it was great to have so many families join us for the events. We were blown away by all the generous donations from everyone - every family donating something, whether it was the purchase of a pumpkin, or the gift of a potato, a few eggs, or some time, helping out with the cooking – everyone had a part in each class’s feast. In the spirit of Koinonia, everyone served the person next to them and shared in Harvest prayers written by the children and enjoyed the meal together. 

We were also really pleased that Norse staff were able to join us also for both Harvest Feast sessions, sharing tasters of the new menu launching this half term – children, staff and children alike are excited by the changes and look forward to sharing more lunches together – we are pleased to announce that we are now opening up community lunches to every day, rather than just once a week. If you would like to come in for lunch on any day we would LOVE to have you join us! Please let the office know & order your lunch in advance.

RE Week

Our first RE week was a success, linking up our RE teaching, Collective Worship themes of Respect & Reverence as well as our Harvest activities – celebrating things we are thankful for.

KS2 Pupils in Oak class had been learning about the Five Pillars of Islam, reflecting on how they could apply some of the principles themselves. In learning about Sakat (the pillar of charity) after learning about various charitable causes that could be donated to, they discussed it and decided democratically, choosing to give the food* to a charity working with Syrian refugees in Calais. 

*The perishable food was sold in order to purchase medical supplies.

Chestnut class had been learning about the Jewish harvest celebration festival of Sukkot, building Sukka’s and shaking their Lulavs!

To round off our week, Ian Simpson, one of our local church members and a retired baker came in and worked with the children to bake a wheatsheaf harvest loaf, complete with mouse! 

As part of the Harvest Service in the church, we shared it with the whole congregation after Grace & Klaudija read their harvest prayer of thanks.

 

 


 

We are life-long learners... What does that mean? Find out here...

 

Our small school (50 children on roll) is also home to our thriving pre-school, Little Sunbeams.

We serve the communities of North and South Pickenham and the surrounding area.  Could you help by becoming one of our team of school Governors (more information on being a Governor) or joining the Friends of St Andrew's?

Our Facebook page has the latest school news and information. Emergency school closure information will be broadcast on local radio or you can visit www.schoolclosures.norfolk.gov.uk  

This page has all our contact details.

This page contains links to all the information that we are required to publish by the Department for Education.