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During each of our whole school topics, we try to provide our children with a special enriching experience.  We also try to provide as many other opportunities as we can throughout the year to build our children's 'cultural capital'.

Planetarium visit - March 2020



Willow Weaving - February 2020

Groups of children have been working with Bernard Bailey over a number of weeks to redo the willow weaving around the base of the chestnut tree.


Whole School Puppet Show - January 2020


The puppet show 'kick started' our whole story telling topic.  Children heard different stories depending on their age group.  The children also took part in a puppet workshop as part of their experience.


 Whole School Trip to the Ark - January 2020


The children were amazed by this half-sized replica!  The children enjoyed looking at the different exhibitions of bible stories as they explored the boat.


Whole School Trip to the Zoo - October 2019




History Day - July 2019


We travelled back in time to stage a 'School History Day'. We dressed as Victorians and experienced what it might have been like to be in our
school in the late 19th century. We also looked at old photographs, the school log books and most interestingly - the punishment books! 


We worked with Hannah from the Suffolk Records Office and collected items, wrote diaries and wrote our view of the future to put in a time
capsule. After the items had been thoroughly dried by the conservator, we buried our time capsule hoping it will be opened in 100 years time.



Science Fair





Children in Years 3 and 4 went to the science fair at Thomas Gainsborough School to work with the older students and teachers.


Den Building



 Music Festival




 Modern Foreign Languages Day











Our year 5 and 6 pupils took part in a poetry competition as part of the 'Arts and Literature Festival' in Stoke by Nayland. The standard of entries was very high! There were two categories: 'The Fabulous Far Away' and 'The Incredible in Front of Our Eyes', with 3 prizes for each. The winning poems are below. Well done to everyone who entered and especially congratulations to the winners. Please click on the links below to read the poems:

The Fabulous Paradise - Zara Bambury

Shooting Stars - Finlay Dark

What Will Tomorrow Bring - Katy Wainwright

The Magic Tree - Evie Rose Potter

My Dog - Lucas Marseille-Lefebvre


Sitting Under The Apple Tree - Pare-ata Netana

Our Classes

Saplings - Nursery, Reception & Year 1

Chestnut - Years 2, 3 and 4

Oak - Years 5 and 6


Our Curriculum

We follow the National Curriculum which we deliver through carefully selected topics to engage and inspire our children.


Healthy Schools




Stoke by Nayland C of E Primary School

School Street


Colchester CO6 4QY


Headteacher – Mrs Sarah Smith

Telephone: (01206) 262418

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