Tuesday, 25 February 2020

School Email issue today

Due to a problem with the school server we are unable to access our school emails today.
Therefore, if you have a message that needs to get to a teacher today, then please call the school office on 01728 723354 opt 3 so we may verbally pass on your message.
We hope our emails will be restored tomorrow. Thank you.

Friday, 14 February 2020

End of Term Cake Stall

Come along to the pavilion on the front playground at the end of school today for some delicious treats. Classes KVJA & LC have been busy baking some wonderful cakes and cookies. All money raised goes to the Friends for spending on projects in school.

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Planet Fruit!

What an inventive way of showing the comparative sizes of all the planets for the Year 5 topic on 'Space'.
Well done to Charlie from class JT for this excellent piece of 'Home Learning'.

Latest Government advice on Coronavirus

FOR INFORMATION | ALL SCHOOLS -  The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad.  
The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting China. 
Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice - Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus in China, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Public Health England - latest information and advice - This is a rapidly evolving situation which we are monitoring carefully but based on the available evidence, the current risk to the UK population is low.  In this blog we’ll answer some of the questions many people have. We’ll update this blog as new information becomes available.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020


The online safety parent information session is on this Thursday morning at 9am 

Come along to find out some tips and hints to help keep your children safe online. 

Please just sign in at the office from 8.50am - tea or coffee will be provided.

Please note this is a session for adults - it is not appropriate for younger siblings to attend.


Unfortunately due to the gusty winds today we had to make the decision not to go in to Robin Wood.
So we decided to make some wind socks in the classroom and then take up to the field to try out. The children were able to link this back to some learning they did in September about how wind is measured. After a good run around the children lay in the grass and listened to the wind. We then went back to class and discussed how we could look after woodlands and how we could remember  Robin Wood. We got in to pairs and made a bracelet by winding two pieces of wool around each other, it was quite tricky but with some perseverance and a little help the children each made a lovely friendship bracelet.

Monday, 10 February 2020

Chess Tournament

The 2019-20 chess tournament reached its climax today when Angus from Y6 played Edward from Y5. 
After a good game, Angus came out on top for the second year running! Many congratulations!

Tuesday, 4 February 2020



A very blustery and busy morning at Robin Wood The children enjoyed preparing pizza wraps to cook on the campfire as well as making bird cakes and bug hotels. 

Friday, 31 January 2020

EACH Fundraising

In assembly today, we were delighted to welcome Jo White from the East Anglia Children's Hospice (EACH) for the School Council to present her with our fundraising cheque for an amazing £935.
We'd like to thank families for their generous donations at the Nativity plays, Carol Service and Christmas Jumper Day.

Healthy Eating Hints & Tips

We are grateful for OneLife Suffolk who came into school yesterday to deliver a parent session on ‘BRAIN & BODY FUEL’, i.e. healthy eating for your child (& family).
The session covered the best foods to help boost children at breakfast for a day at school, and foods to help to improve their concentration and learning through the day, along with healthy lunchbox ideas. Parents also shared their own helpful hints and tips with each other.
Those who came along were given handouts, a few of which have been scanned on the links below:

Lunch Box Ideas for 5-8 Year Olds
More information can be found on the Change for Life website.

Remember the Importance of a Healthy Filling Breakfast

Don't forget how important it is for your child to have a good and filling breakfast to help them make the most of their school day. They need to have foods that will sustain their energy levels and boost their brain for learning. 
It's important to avoid high sugar breakfasts which will give an instant lift but then will see them flagging shortly after.

Here's a surprising list of how much sugar is in common breakfast cereals

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Seventh in Suffolk! Football County Finals 2020

On Thursday 23rd January 2020, Nine children from year five and six participated in the Suffolk County final Football tournament. The children were ready, skill-full and together. We thank the adults for their support and the team for their incredible achievements this year.

Bronze at SportsHall Athletics 2020

On Wednesday 22nd January 2020, twenty-one pupils from year five and six participated in an indoor athletics competition. The children were resilient, determined and honest. We thank the sports leaders at TMHS for operating the event so well. Also, we extend our gratitude Mr Parry and the support from our wonderful parents. lastly, we thank the children for their incredible efforts, well done to all. 

Monday, 27 January 2020

Class LH looking for clues as 'Street Detectives'!

As part of the 'Street Detectives' topic,  Class LH walked around Framlingham this afternoon looking for clues about how Framlingham has changed.  We identified some different chimneys, doorways and windows.  We also discovered why so many shops have low windows and what a lot of shops there actually were in Framlingham. 

We also talked about some of the street names that we walked down and why they were called these, we looked at how some more recent changes to buildings have covered over or removed the wooden timbers that houses were built from.  We were able to experience how it used to be by walking up through Queen's Head Alley!   

We drew pictures of some of the windows and doors around the town.  

We visited the Thomas Mills' tomb, looked at Thomas Mills' house where he used to live and also the almshouses that he bequeathed money to that were next door to his house and tomb.  

We looked at a lot of street furniture, including lamp posts, the water pump and even  discovered the difference between the post boxes in Double Street and on the Market Hill.  The challenge for our super detectives is to find out what the difference is with the post box at the bottom of Mount Pleasant compared to these two!  There might even be a promotion to a detective inspector from a mere street detective!!

Some of the class taking in the awe and wonder on the Market Hill and identifying changes, looking at the Guildhall, which was the original boys school, and noting how busy it is today compared to some of the archived photos they've been studying.

We also were able to look at Road Safety too and identify good, safe places to cross and were able to cross independently on Double Street when we knew it was safe to cross. We will do more practicing when the JRSO's come and work with us in a few weeks. 

There was a lot of learning to take in that will be used in our follow up work. 

Eco assembly

On Friday in assembly the children from Eco Council shared a very important message about looking after our world. 
They shared lots of ideas including saving electricity and water and picking up litter, before telling the story of The Messy Magpie. 
The main message from the assembly was to encourage recycling in school and at home. 
The children shared the new labels for the recycling bins and our recycling collaboration with Bedfield school. 
Mrs Cooper was incredibly proud of all the children who delivered their message clearly and with such passion!
Keep an eye out for the recycling box on the playground outside Nursery and keep your eyes open for our next Eco initiative...

Edit: By lunchtime on Monday the Bedfield box was already full! Thank you so much for your support. Well done Eco Council!

SRH Art Competition

Following the SRH Art Competition last term the 12 pieces of art have been chosen and displayed.  As a school we have been blown away by the standard of art and I would have loved to display them all.  All of the children came up with unique and individual ideas linked to the theme 'Our World'.  Well done to our overall winner Matilda for her beautiful piece showing how life has changed over 100 years in our seas for the sea animals that live there.   
Please pop in to see the art work displayed down the corridor from the office and here are a few pictures to show you how amazing it looks. 
A big thank you goes to all pupils who entered, I look forward to seeing your entries next year. 
Thank you
Mrs Venton

Young Art East Anglia

Just a few of the amazing works of art from children at our school entered into the Young Art East Anglia competition on the theme of 'A Moment in Time'.

The entries were collected on Friday for judging.  Winning entries will be displayed at the exhibition in the Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh  from 13-15 March.
All money raised from entries and sales goes to Cancer Research UK.

Thursday, 23 January 2020


We are seeking to appoint a Finance, Premises and HR Manager who will work closely with the Headteacher and Governors on budget, financial and HR strategies, and be accountable for all matters relating to the school site and buildings, including compliance.

An application pack can be downloaded from Suffolk Jobs Direct.
Closing Date 5 February 2020; Interview date w/c 10 February 2020; Start Date April 2020

For further details, please contact the Headteacher on (01728) 723354 or email: admin@hitchams.suffolk.sch.uk

Eco Council launch new Recycling Collaboration

On Friday in our assembly Eco Council will be launching a new recycling scheme that we are taking part in, together with Bedfield Primary School. 

Please see the attached poster for information on what we will be able to recycle at school for families - these are items that cannot be recycled through your bi-weekly SCC bin collections.

There will be a box on the playground each morning outside the Nursery fence for the children to put the recycling in and Mrs Cooper will be regularly dropping this to Bedfield Primary School.

The Eco Council are hoping that all families will fully support this scheme and really help make a difference to reducing the landfill waste that we all generate.   Thank you!

Tuesday, 21 January 2020



We have had a busy couple of weeks at Forest School. The children have enjoyed experimenting with different kinds of wood. Last week using  Elder wood to make necklaces and bracelets and this week using Willow to create fish. We have also been learning about the woodland discussing woodland animals, hibernation and habitats as well as learning about the trees we have at Robin Wood. There were some wonderful creations in the mud kitchen and lots of worms to be found in the digging area. Some of the children worked together to make a fantastic den using pegs,material and rope. We also managed to plant some daffodil and bluebell bulbs!