Welcome to Howard School. This is a county comprehensive co-educational day school which caters for students of the 9-13 age range. It is a purpose built middle school and we are extremely proud of its excellent facilities which include well equipped design technology and art rooms as well as two purpose-built science labs. We also have a huge sports barn and extensive fields attached to the school.
Writing Day - 21st October
We had a very successful writing day where pupils responded to a book of images called Flotsam. The day generated a wide range of enthusiastic, creative writing.
The children displayed a very pleasing level of enjoyment. Helping children to have fun experiences of writing, changes attitudes to the activity of writing, this is our main aim.
The children's illustrated writing from this day, will be bound into books and proudly displayed.
River Waveney Field Trip
Year 7 Geography groups became ‘river detectives’ last week as we tracked the River Waveney from close to its source at South Lopham Fen to the river mouth near Great Yarmouth. Our first stop was at the River Dove near Eye (a tributary of the River Waveney) where pupils were taught how to carry out river measurements by gathering data on the speed of flow, depth and width of the river.
Our next stop was near Earsham where we visited the River Studies Centre and saw winding meanders as the River Waveney wiggles its way to the sea. Some of our pupils met Ella the tame fallow deer as she joined us on our walk along the river. It was a beautiful location.
Next we visited Geldeston Lock and after a lunch stop when we were joined on the towpath by a traditional ‘Broads’ boat, we carried out our own river measurements. We saw the old lock gates, the original meander bend and the navigation channel dug out to ensure larger boats could journey up the river Waveney. The local swans enjoyed our dog biscuits which we were using to measure the speed of river flow!
Finally we headed on to see the estuary where the River Waveney joins with the River Yare at Breydon Water and ends the journey in the North Sea. We also explored the Roman fort at Burgh castle and looked at the features we had learnt about in our History lessons earlier in the term.
Our coach driver Dave from ‘Mulleys’ did a fantastic job getting us to some tricky river locations and we were all very tired by the time we got back to school in the evening. We have lots of river data now to use to produce our fieldwork projects after half-term.
Sarmaritan's Operation Christmas Shoebox Appeal
We are supporting the Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal agian this year. Leaflets will be sent home with details about this. KS2 children have had an assembly about this. We do appreciate that is seems a lot to ask, however donations of empty shoeboxes, Christmas wrapping paper or small items to put into a box would be great. We can then put together gift boxes as a team effort.
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