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Curriculum and Cultural Experiences 2023-2024

Year 6 Leavers Hoodies

The year 6 students received their leavers hoodies, thanks to FON. These were presented to the students during a surprise assembly and they look so smart. 



Earth Day 2024

Another successful Earth Day was held at Nelson Academy on a grey and cold Saturday in April. Arranged by our Eco-Warrior Mrs Boyes and supported by FON, the members of Pupil Parliament, the cadets and other external agencies, as well as the Nelson Academy community. 


Autism Awareness Day

Nelson Academy raised £2312.85 for the National Autistic Society, with lots of colourful activities, a sponsored walk and a bake sale.



Cross Country

A group of children were selected to represent the school in cross country, with 4 children winning medals. 



Sporting Events

Lots of sporting events have taken place during the spring term. We have had football and netball matches, the West Norfolk Tag Rugby Festival and new age kurling.



Year 3/4 Cooking Club 

This spring term has seen the children in years 3 and 4 take part in Cooking Club. On this particular day, they made and ate Tacos. 




Autism Awareness Artwork

For Autism Awareness Week, the children across the whole school were asked to produce a very colourful piece of art. Here we have a collection of a few of the beautiful works of art that the children created. 


West Norfolk Tag Rugby Festival

Nelson Academy sent a team of year 5 and 6 students to the West Norfolk Tag Rugby Festival in Kings Lynn. The team played really well together and they did the school proud.



NSPCC Number Day

The school raised money for the NSPCC through Number Day, a day when all the children dressed up in numbers, took part in lots of maths based activities and were even challenged to raise money within their year groups in the style of The Apprentice. 



National LEGO Day

    The SRB celebrated National LEGO Day by designing their own LEGO mini-figures. 


Nursery Dressing Up

Children in Nursery have had fun dressing up. They have been reading 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea' and so they made masks to dress up in and also practised buttering bread for their tigers tea. 

They had a superhero theme as well, with a Supertato-themed tray. The children enjoyed using puppets to create stories and have been dressing up as superheroes.   



Year 5/6 Cooking Club

Cooking club has started after school for year 5 and 6. They will be cooking and baking different treats each week with Mrs Sek.



Cross Country 

A group of students went to Hillcrest to take part in the Cross Country competition. Four students won medals and were given the opportunity to compete again.  




Curriculum and Cultural Experiences 2022-23

Mary Poppins

Theatre club put on a wonderful production of Mary Poppins. After seeing the show on the West End, they worked very hard to put on an amazing show, for all the students and staff in the school as well as parents. 

Nelson's Got Talent

This year's Nelson's Got Talent was a great opportunity for all our students to showcase their amazing talents. From singers to dancers, Magicians to musicians, gymnasts to comedians, Nelson Academy has it all. 





Healthy Living Week

A week filled with wonderful sports and activities for all the children to try their hand at, including football, cricket, zumba, new age kurling, martial arts and skipping.


Reception Garden Seed Tray Competition 

Both our reception classes took part in a competition where they had to create a garden in a seed tray with the Coronation of King Charles III as the theme. 



Year 4 Clay Sculptures Displayed in Cambridge

Year 4 have their clay sculptures on display at the Cambridge Zoology Museum. 




Art Club Clay Creations

Art Club have created these 'Green Man' inspired works in clay. 




Downham Art Circle Exhibition 2023

An art exhibition, run by the Downham Art Circle, took place at the Downham Methodist church during the May half term week. It featured 108 pieces of artwork by 17 artists, and also included art pieces from some of our very own students. 



Active Kids 2023

Children in KS1 went to Lynnsport to take part in the Active Kids programme. This gave them the opportunity to try their hand at many different sports, including Football, Tennis and cricket.



Sporting Events 2023

Nelson Academy students love to take part in sporting events around the west Norfolk area. Recently, year 5 and 6 attended a cricket tournament, year 3 and 4 took part in a BEE Netball tournament and a group of children from across the school tried their hand at Trigolf. 



Coronation Picnic 2023

Nelson Academy held a special picnic to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III. The children dressed up in red, white and blue and completed lots of different activities to mark this momentous occasion.  


Earth Day Festival 2023

The Earth Day Festival  focused on ways that we can help our environment and our planet, by reusing, recycling, and reducing our waste to promote sustainable living. 

There was a car boot sale, a crafts area, storytelling in the new outdoor classroom, lots of eco demonstrations and stalls selling handmade items.

Even the children got involved, with the Nelson Singers performing in front of a big crowd and a lovely group of students who put on a wonderful puppet show.

Families came to show their support and lots of money was raised for our school. 

Comic Relief 2023

All the children at Nelson Academy were invited to bake a cake for a giant bake sale and competition. All the cakes were spectacular and the school managed to raise £716.96



NSPCC Number Day 2023

For the NSPCC Number Day, our students dressed up wearing numbers and brought in lots of coins to make a coin trail. There was also a competition to see which class could make the longest trail.  The children raised £378.51 in total for this event. 


World Book Day 2023

This year for World Book Day, children were able to dress as their favourite character, draw a picture of their favourite character or bring in their favourite book. The main focus of the day was all about enjoying and celebrating reading! 


Young Voices 2023

The Nelson Singers headed to London for the largest children's choir in the world. They performed with over 5000 other children as one single choir at the Wembley OVO Arena. This was an amazing experience for all those involved. 


Our New Eco Outdoor Classroom

Our new Eco outdoor classroom is complete! 

This project has been possible due to the hard work of Mrs Boyes, who submitted a bid for a Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk 'Community Infrastructure Levy' grant last year, which was successful. 

Thank you so much Mrs Boyes. This outdoor classroom, which can be used by the whole school for a variety of purposes, is an incredibly welcome addition to our school environment. 

Norfolk Open Studios 2022

The theme for this years Norfolk Open Studios was Escape. See how the children at Nelson Academy have used art to escape their normal day. Work by artists from throughout the school exploring colour, space, place and emotions. We also had the return of the - now annual – family activity day! Children and their families came along to try their hand at some creative fun in a relaxed and happy environment.


Rudolph Run 2022

Children at Nelson Academy enjoyed taking part in an exciting Rudolph Run to raise money for Nelson's Journey, a Norfolk charity which helps bereaved children and young people. Around £2,500 has been raised!


Ability Counts 2022

A group of children from across the school went to Lynnsport to try their hand at disability sports. They all had a lot of fun trying out different adapted sports. 

Children In Need 2022

Well done to all the children at Nelson Academy for raising over £350 for Children in Need. Students were asked to come dressed in something yellow or something spotty and the staff dressed up for a different kind of Gladiators challenge. 



Curriculum and Cultural Experiences 2021-22

Year 5 - Speak Up for the Trees

Our Year 5, Speak up for Trees champions, created wonderful speeches which highlighted the importance of caring for woodlands and trees. We were all blown away by their passionate oracy which was packed with powerful vocabulary and emotive language.


Burns Night 2021-22

Year Five celebrated Burns Night with a day of Scottish fun! In honour of the Scottish Poet Robert Burns, we dedicated a day to all things Scottish - Burns' poems, Scottish Dancing, Charles Rennie Macintosh art and some Computer programming with a special Scottish Challenge. As a treat, after working hard peeling tatties, we enjoyed our Burns' Supper together (haggis, neeps, tatties, scotch pancakes, shortbread and a 'wee dram' - Irn Bru). I was very happy to have seen such enthusiasm for Scottish Culture and some converts to the delights of the haggis!


Ukulele Lessons 2021-22

Year 4 classes started weekly 30-minute ukulele lessons last week.  The children will be learning about the different parts of the instrument and will be learning chords over the 10-week course. Our budding ukulele players are very enthusiastic about their lessons and we are looking forward to hearing some beautiful music as they learn and improve. The school is delighted that the children have been given this opportunity and we are very grateful for the funding provided by the Norfolk Music Hub.