Curriculum and Cultural Experiences 2023-2024
Curriculum in Action 2023-2024
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.
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
Curriculum in Action 2022-23
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.
Curriculum in Action 2021-22
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.