Friday, 23 June 2017

Suffolk Day - Class LC

and here's our bunting..

Suffolk Day - Class RH

On Suffolk Day, class RH discussed what they love about Suffolk and created a giant list together. 
We then looked at google maps on the computers and discovered where we live, the border of Suffolk, and how many miles and hours away our next holiday was from Suffolk. After break we coloured in images related to the beaches of Suffolk.


Thursday, 22 June 2017

Thank you for the support!

Thank you to the community that supports us here at Framlingham Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School.
Today, our Year 5 pupils hosted a wonderful ‘Thank You Tea’ for all the amazing volunteers and benefactors who help and contribute to our school. 
Tea, cake, thank you cards and entertainment from the very talented children in Year 5 was thoroughly enjoyed by all the volunteers.
Without the fantastic support that we receive from the local community, governors and parents we would be unable to give the children all the terrific opportunities that they receive.
THANK YOU to all those who help with reading, art, cookery, swimming, sport, sewing, singing, Hitcham’s Holy Horrors, gardening and much much more.

A Short Ride in a Fast Machine

As KS1's topic is currently 'Bright Lights, Big City', we have been looking at different types of transport. In music today we listen to a piece of music by John Adams, called 'A Short Ride in a Fast Machine'. When we listen we thought that the music was taking us on a journey. This got us thinking about different ways we could travel. We listened to the music and created pictures of what we were travelling in and where we might go. 
Take a look below.


This week class AB have been learning about Sukkahs. We found out why Jewish people build them and what they do with them. We then made our own Sukkahs and thought about what we would think about/do when we were inside of them. Some of us thought we would share a meal with our families. Others loved the idea of camping outside under the stars and being able to thank god for what he created.
Here are some of the Sukkahs we made.

Banham Zoo - Key Stage 1 (ClassesJC, LH & AB)

We saw lots of different animals; snow leopards, lemurs and cheetahs but our favourite animals were the Rainbow Lorikeets.  We loved their colourful feathers and when they flew towards us they looked like splashes of coloured paints.  The giraffes surprised us because they were extremely tall and different tones of yellows and brown.  We couldn't decide if the neck was longer than the legs. 

Written by Miranda, Annabelle and Kira in LH

More photos on the website gallery.

Zebras searching for shade from the sun

Watching the giraffes being fed!

Feeding time for the penguins!

A well-earned rest on the train.

Boys Cricket Tournament

Our Year 6 Boys played in the local area Cricket Tournament at Worlingworth yesterday - a pretty hot day for Cricket!
Thank you to Mr Byer for some superb photos.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Investigating fish

We have been thinking about the creatures that live in the sea in Nursery.

Today Mrs Cooper brought in a dab, a flat fish from the North Sea and a herring and some prawns for us to look at.

The children were able to spot the differences between the two fish as we looked closely at the eyes, scales, fins, tails, mouths and gills.

The prawns were cooked and so we talked about how their colour had changed and looked at their eyes, heads, tails and legs. They looked very different again to the fish.

Tomorrow we are going to be cooking tuna fishcakes so we can taste some fish too.

Volunteer MBE

We're delighted to show you some photos of one of our brilliant volunteers who received and MBE this year.  Mrs Gill Smith has been awarded an MBE for services to Girl Guiding and the community in Great Glemham.
Mrs Smith was a teaching assistant at our school for a number of years and has continued to volunteer with us since she retired.  Well done Gill! You fully deserve this.


Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter, was delighted to visit Framlingham Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School on Friday 16th June.

Dr Poulter enjoyed meeting with Headteacher, before going on to a lively Question and Answer session with the pupils. In the run up to the General Election, the pupils had run their own “mock” election, creating their own political parties and even writing their own manifestos, so the budding young politicians were all too keen to promote their own policies and ask questions of Dr Poulter.

Commenting on the visit, Dr Poulter said “I was delighted to be invited to take part in a Question and Answer session with the pupils at Sir Robert Hitcham Primary School in Framlingham today. It was very clear to me that the pupils had taken lots of time to research and think in advance about their ideas, given the wide range of questions which they put to me and it’s always encouraging to see younger students so engaged with politics. Visits such as these definitely help to strengthen the link between what I do as an MP locally and how I can make sure that the voice of our communities here in Suffolk are heard in Parliament.”

The following report was written by:
   Catherine - Prime minister of Purple Panthers
   Oscar - Deputy prime minister of Purple Panthers
   Ben- Research group
   Eva- Research group
On Friday the 16th of June, Dr Dan Poulter came to our school. As the winners of the year five school Election, the Purple Panthers were chosen to talk to him along with our school’s research group. Some of us were bursting with questions to ask our visitor, whilst others were keen to read out their manifesto. One of the promises was that 70% of well- paid footballers money should go to Charites across the UK; another one was if you cut down a tree, you have to plant three more in its place.
The research group asked Dr Dan Poulter a bunch of questions about being an MP and the work around it. Eva’s question was; “you may or may not be aware that this country is in a bit of a pickle, so what are fellow MP’s like yourself going to do about Brexit and the hung parliament, and how are you going to explain what will happen to confused and emotional people?”
Ben’s question was; “one of the big issues around here is parking- do you have any ideas that we could use?” Both of these questions along with many more were answered using very complicated language!

Immediately after the Q&A session, Dr Poulter then accompanied Mrs Picton to the Summer Fete, welcoming bumper numbers of children, parents and the local community to the event. 

Dr Poulter went on to say “I was especially pleased to visit the school’s Summer Fete, particularly as this is the first one for several years. The Fete was very well attended and was incredibly popular with pupils and visitors alike - the success of events like these is testament to the hard work of all of those working tirelessly behind the scenes to pull everything together and this community spirit is something which we can be incredibly proud of here in Suffolk.  

Monday, 19 June 2017

Harvesting already in gardening club!

First crops harvested 

Gardening club had a hot but busy afternoon in the school garden.  The first crop of radishes was harvested and every child took some radishes home.  They were only planted a few weeks ago but there was great excitement at pulling these up. 

Mr Duggens showed the children an acorn which had germinated and had started to grow into an oak tree.  It was amazing to see how the roots developed and also how the trunk above the ground was beginning to form. 

With earnest, we began to plant out globe artichokes and sunflowers.  Once again great team work and tolerance was shown as we planted the seedlings. 

On the other bed, Mrs Hopkins set to with her band of eager weeders ready to make way for spinach plants.  

Once the weeding and planting had been completed, we headed down to the shade of the willow dome where Mr Duggens showed the children how to weave the willow branches through the frame to create thicker walls.  The children really enjoyed this and once again with one friend on in the inside and one friend on the outside, they were able to pass the branches through to each other. The willow certainly looked shadier inside. 

Summer Fete Success

We are sure everyone who went on Friday will agree that the Friends School Summer Fete was a tremendous success!
Our thanks go to all the Friends, especially Emma Lawley for her brilliant co-ordination and dedication, and also to all the parents, pupils and staff who gave their time to help set up and run stalls, and clear away afterwards.  Without all of your support and hard work this could not have become the wonderful community event that it was. 
Thank you to Molly Miller & Hattie Hopkins for the photos - we have posted lots of them on the Website Gallery.

Mrs H Picton, Headteacher, opened the Fete:
It is my very great pleasure to welcome you to our School Summer Fete - a first for many years.  We hope you have fun, win lots of prizes and enjoy the company of friends, family and school staff, on this lovely summer’s evening.  We’re delighted to also have Dr Dan Poulter with us at this event.
The Friends do a wonderful job bringing the school community together for events and we are delighted that this Fete is open to the wider community of Framlingham and beyond.  So, we also welcome those who are new to the school, and we hope that you come away tonight having made new friends and having enjoyed the relaxed and happy atmosphere of the Fete.

We aim to enhance the partnership between school and home which is so important for the development of our children and events like this will really help to cement these links.

Decorated Potato Competition Results
Winners: Henry Colnet; Patrick Newman; Hayden Courtney
Runners Up: Bailey Collins; Eve Wade; Elizabeth Noble
Photos on the website gallery