Monday, 13 July 2020

Year 3 & 4 Class Summer Picnic

We were so lucky with the weather today for the picnics for Mrs Cann's class, Mrs Webster's class and Mrs Venton & Mrs Ambrose's class.
It was so nice for the teachers and children to get together to catch up (socially distanced of course) for one last time before the summer on our wonderful school field.  
We are looking forward to the Year 5 picnic on Tuesday morning, the Year 1 & 2 picnic on Tuesday lunchtime, the Reception picnic on Wednesday lunchtime and finishing with the Year 6 Leavers Celebration Picnic on Friday.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Free Household Meal Kits

For families eligible for Pupil Premium Free School Meals please see this new initiative for the summer holidays:

Monday, 6 July 2020

Virtual Sports Day

Mr Peck has created a virtual sports day for your child/ren to participate in at home.

The day will consist of three events.

Each event is described in a video, the links to these videos can be found below:

After your child/ren have completed the events, you should complete the entry form below:


Please complete the form once per child; responses can be edited.

Form entries will close at the end of the day on Friday 10th July, 2020.

After this, results will be calculated and announced.

last year's sports day photos

Friday, 26 June 2020

Money Matters - Citizens Advice

Covid-19 has had an unprecedented impact on many people’s lives, including financially. 

If you’re worried about your finances – whether you have already been affected by the situation, or you’re worried you will be in the future – don’t worry alone! 

Free, confidential support is available from East Suffolk’s three Citizens Advice services, who can help you deal with money matters. To talk to someone, call 0330 107 5627 or email Monday – Friday between 9.30am – 4pm - Leiston, Saxmundham & District Citizens Advice

Monday, 15 June 2020

Thank You to the East of England Co-op

We'd just like to thank the East of England Co-op for the bag of treats they dropped in for the school staff today. Very much appreciated by all - Thank you!

Summer Blooms

We have brightened up our fence along College Road with the help of some of the children in school, by planting up these pretty containers.

Friday, 12 June 2020


Our uniform supplier would like to recommend to parents not to leave uniform orders until July/August, but to place them ASAP.  Their production levels are impacted currently and they are expecting a surge in demand in the summer which will impact on deliveries for September.  
They strongly recommend you place your uniform orders now, during June. 

Please either see our website for more details 

Thursday, 4 June 2020

School is open to some year groups

Last week we reopened our school doors to children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 as well as those children of Critical Workers who we have been supporting since shutdown.
The children who returned have settled really well into their slightly different environment in their small 'bubble' groups, and we look forward to another week of learning with them.
Please do NOT bring your child to school unless you have booked them in and we are expecting them as we will need notice to re-arrange rooms to make space for further additions.
Home Learning for those not in school will continue to be communicated via ParentMail directly and this term we have launched a whole school learning project ‘All Creatures Great and Small’.
Home learning documents, plus links to other resources, are also saved on the 'School at Home' Learning Resources page under the 'Our Learning' tab. (This page is password protected - the password was re-sent via ParentMail on Monday 1 June)
We will continue to regularly keep families updated through ParentMail.
Please keep safe, we thank you all for your support.

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Keeping Active

Keeping active is really important during lockdown.

Our website PE & Sport page has lots of links to things you can do - this week we have just added some new Cricket links - why don't you take a look and have a go at some of them?

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Nesting Birds in lockdown

During the lockdown period, Miss Whipps has been fortunate enough to witness new life commencing on her window ledge - here is her story:

I expect many of you have seen lots of wonderful things recently, too.  A nest was carefully crafted out of a variety of small twigs by a blackbird (I believe) in order to provide a safe home for the imminent arrival of her babies. 
Usually the nests are made by the female bird, who seemingly shapes them around her own body. She has to utilise her incredible dexterity for this task- her only tool is her beak!  
Soon enough, there were 4 blue eggs.  It seemed such a strange place to position a nest as this ledge is situated next to my stairs, which means that myself and my children travel up and down them frequently. 
Eventually and one by one, they hatched: being able to watch the various stages of growth has been such a privilege. 
About a week and a half ago, the fledglings vacated after being carefully nourished by their parents. Now, there are another 4 eggs in the nest! 
I will keep you updated on their progress. 
Miss. Whipps 

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

BBC Bitesize Home Learning

An easy way to find the right home-schooling lessons for your child?
Go to BBC iPlayer, pick their age group and watch a 20-minute show.
Then go to, select their school year and your lessons will appear!

Friday, 3 April 2020

Easter Garden

Jesus showed us many things,
To love and share and dance and sing.
To learn and pray, to help and care,
He promised he'd always be there.

Friday, 27 March 2020

Managing the world from home – a guide for families

So it's a strange world and you certainly weren’t expecting to be stuck at home and social distancing for the next few months. 

You may have some anxiety, some sadness and certainly some uncertainty about what will happen. Not to mention irritations of being more cooped up than you are used to!  

So click here for a few ideas we have sourced to help you and your families manage the next few weeks and months.

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Scam emails re COVID-19

The following message is now on the Department for Education website

“Be aware of scam emails - We have been informed that some parents have received an email stating the following: 

'As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’. 

We can confirm that this is a scam email and is not official. 

We urge parents that if you receive any emails like this, please do not respond, and delete it immediately.” 

Saturday, 21 March 2020

COVID-19 Response - School is now closed

Childcare will continue ONLY for children of Critical Workers and vulnerable children.
Please do NOT bring your child to school unless we have confirmed we are expecting them.
Home Learning will be communicated via ParentMail.
Most importantly, please remember the reason for this closure is to reduce social contact that would spread the COVID-19 disease.
Families and friends should take all precautions to ensure that social distancing is maintained, especially contact with the elderly and most vulnerable in your family and the community. 
It is essential that families with symptoms self-isolate for 14 days. NHS advice regarding hand washing is still of utmost importance wherever you are.
At this point we do not know how long the School Closure will last. We will continue to regularly keep you updated through ParentMail.
Please keep safe, we thank you all for your support.

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Castles in Class LH - report from 19 March

Report from 19 March - this report was delayed due to the urgent posts needed in the run up to the school closure.

Class LH have been busy as part of their 'Towers, Turrets and Tunnels' topic designing and making their own castles.  Following our successful trip to Framlingham Castle, we came back and talked about all the different parts of a castle and what they were used for eg battlements., portcullis, drawbridge, arrow slits, curtain and the moat.  We then drew a labelled picture of a castle that we would like to live in.  

We also designed our own castle on the computers using Revelation Art.  

As part of the DT, we looked at a range of mechanical moving toys and worked out how to use a pulley system to open and close the drawbridge and the portcullis.   We planned and designed our castles with the moving parts. 

This afternoon we shared what we'd learnt with each other about the difficulties and how we overcame them. We celebrated want went well and were able to talk about each other castles and what we liked about them.  


School will be closed to almost all children from Monday 23 March.
School will be closed to almost all children from Monday 23 March.

Childcare will only be for children of eligible Key Workers (awaiting Government definition), those with an EHC Plan or Social Worker who are unable to make other childcare arrangements. A ParentMail FORM will be sent to gather this information today.
At this point we do not know how long this closure will last.
Home Learning will be communicated via ParentMail by Monday.
Those currently self-isolating should continue isolation for the full 14 days.
We will continue to regularly keep you updated through ParentMail.
Please keep safe.

We thank you all for your support.

Tuesday, 17 March 2020



' A Gruffalo! What's a Gruffalo? ' The children in Class KM enjoyed creating their own Gruffalo using natural materials from the woodland. They did very well at remembering all the different features.

After introducing hammers to the children last week we continued with these making something special for our Mums.



A muddy morning at Robin Wood! The children used mud and natural resources to create their own Gruffalo face on a tree as well as creating some mud paint pictures. They also had the opportunity to use a hammer and nails to create some patterns on wood.