Thursday, 24 September 2020

NHS Test and Trace COVID-19 app

Today, NHS Test and Trace has launched the NHS COVID-19 app

The app has been launched to help control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). It will do this by alerting people who may have been exposed to infection so that they can take action.

The app has a number of tools to protect you, including contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in.

It uses proven technology from Apple and Google, designed to protect every user’s privacy. Read more about how we protect your data and privacy.  The app is available to download on smartphones for anyone aged 16 or over. 


Notice from Public Health England re Covid-19 Testing


Dear parents and guardians,

This is an important letter to share some information on how we can work together to make sure we can continue to give children and young people the best education in the safest way possible.

One important part of ensuring the safety and wellbeing of pupils, parents and our communities is testing for coronavirus. We all have a duty to make sure that the right people have access to get tested at the right time. Every time a test is used inappropriately, a person with Covid-19 symptoms may miss out on getting tested.

Therefore, I ask that you all follow these principles:

▪ You should only book a test if your child has any of these three coronavirus symptoms:

  1. a high temperature: any new high temperature where your child feels hot to touch on their chest or back (you do not need to measure the temperature)
  2. a new continuous cough: coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  3. a loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste: a noticeable loss of smell or taste or things smell and taste different to normal

▪ Your child does not need a test if they have a runny nose, are sneezing or feeling unwell but do not have a temperature, cough or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste because these are not normally symptoms of coronavirus.

▪ If you are unsure about whether to get a test, please check the official list of symptoms on the NHS website, which is reviewed regularly:

▪ Only the person with symptoms should get a test. You do not need to get a test for anyone else in the household unless they also have any of the three symptoms listed above. All members of the household need to self-isolate whilst waiting for the test result.

▪ If the person with symptoms’ test comes back positive, other members of their household should continue self-isolating for 14 days and only get a test if they develop coronavirus symptoms.

▪ If a pupil in a class or bubble tests positive for coronavirus, anyone who is advised to self-isolate does not require a test unless they subsequently develop symptoms.

No one else in the same class or bubble as the symptomatic person needs to take any action unless advised by the school. Schools have detailed guidance and access to a Department for Education and Public Health England helpline for advice and support.

Contacts of a person who has tested positive must follow the guidance carefully and in full, which means they must stay at home for 14 days. This is because it can take several days following contact with an infected person before an individual develops symptoms or the virus can be detected. Students should only book a test if they get symptoms.

The NHS has produced some guidance to help parents understand when their child can and cannot attend school which you may find useful:

It is vital for children’s learning and future opportunities that they are able to return to school and college. It is therefore vitally important that all we work together and do our bit to make this possible.

Saturday, 19 September 2020

Morning Drop-Offs change to timing

Given how well parents are managing the morning drop-offs, thus enabling the teachers to get the children into class swiftly, we have made the decision to reduce the drop-off time window by 5 minutes. Therefore from Monday 21 September all children should arrive onsite between 8.40am and 8.55am.

Drop-offs will close at 8.55am, when the gates will be shut.  Any family who arrives after 8.55am should sign in at the school office please.

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Our First Full Week

How wonderful it was to have our school family back for a full week, last week.

The children have been marvellous in following our new safety rules and have been so kind to each other. 

Thank you to all families for making the Drop-off and Collection arrangements work. By the end of the week it was almost working smoothly and the weather helped.

A few reminders for us to continue to remain as safe going forward, please:

-        Only 1 adult per family

-        Collection Timing Reminders – please wait for a member of staff to open the gates

-        New Road blue gate for Front playground (KS1/R) opens just after 2.50pm

-        New Road blue gate for Back playground (KS2) opens just after 2.55pm

-     College Road Gate for Front playground (KS1/R) opens at 2.55pm

-       If collecting from both playgrounds arrive by 3.05pm (previously 3.10pm)

-        When queuing please be considerate of other pedestrians on the paths

-       If you meet your child/ren at the bottom of the drive (at 2.55pm - 3pm)please stand clear of other adults

-        Please continue to follow social distancing guidelines

-        Please do not park in the mouth of Vyces Road or on the double yellow lines

-        Remember not to park in the disabled bay in the Elms

-        Remember dogs are not allowed on the site

Thank-you for your patience and co-operation as we try to make your child’s transition from home to school and back again each morning and afternoon as easy as possible for them.

Thursday, 3 September 2020

School Starts Today

 Welcome back to everyone! 

We are looking forward to seeing you all again today!

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Families and young people FREE Cookery Sessions

As part of the Suffolk Holiday Activities & Food Programme, OneLife Suffolk have partnered up with Suffolk County Council and hosting some of the online content that forms part of the Summer in a Box activity packs.

Click Here to find out more about Summer in a Box

Watch our cookery sessions at

then scroll down on that page to download the recipe and ingredients.

Updated advice re family isolation period

Friday, 17 July 2020

End of the School Year 2020

Dear Parents and Carers 

…..and so it comes to an end. This extraordinary year at Framlingham Sir Robert Hitcham’s CEVA Primary School. What a year it has been!

Following what I do hope will be a lovely summer holiday for you all we will begin the new term with a new normal. We will take your children on from where they are socially, emotionally and academically and as with every other child in the country we will begin to rebuild their learning alongside processing their ‘lock-down experiences’

We are all so excited that the whole school will be together but there will be a number of changes which we will try to guide you through in September.

In the meantime I wish you all a happy summer holiday hopefully catching up with family and friends whilst staying safe.

With kindest regards

Mrs H Picton


School opens to pupils on 3 September 2020. Staff non-pupil days are on 1 & 2 September.

Year 6 Leaver's Celebration Picnic

As the time arrives for us to say 'goodbye' to our Year 6 children, we are so grateful to be able to be together to celebrate the end of their Primary school years on our wonderful school field. 
Our usual venue of St Michael's Church sadly could not be used, and the need to spread the children out for social distancing hopefully didn't detract too much from the special reason they were all together.
A picnic, some craft activities, poems, stories and messages all interwoven to combine memories of their time spent in our school.  Parents joined for the last part of the afternoon as gifts and prizes were handed out to the children.
A final goodbye today too, to Mrs Akerman our wonderful Year 6 teacher and SENDco who retires today after many years at Sir Robert Hitcham's.  She will really be missed by all the staff here.
We'd like to wish all our Year 6 children a really fun summer holiday and a happy and successful start at their High School in September. 

More photos of the children on the school website

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Virtual Sports Day - House Winners

Mr Peck and the school team are very pleased to announce,

Bulstrode win our Virtual Sports Day! 

First place - Bulstrode scoring 38 points

Second place - Howard  scoring 34 points

Third place - Mills scoring 32 points

Fourth place - Hitcham scoring 18 points 

Photo of some of the Bulstrode participants.

Reception Summer Picnic

Another cloudy sky and some damp grass didn't detract from the fun our Reception children had at yesterday's lunchtime picnic. 
It was so lovely for the teachers to see the children again, such a special experience for everyone to enjoy - singing songs, readings stories, making bookmarks and catching up with friends.
What a lovely time everyone had!

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Year 1 & 2 Summer Picnic

A cloudy sky didn't detract from the sunny smiles on the faces of our Year 1 and 2 children at today's lunchtime picnic. They were all delighted to get back together with their friends and the teaching teams.
Some of the teachers from next year's Year 3 classes, also came along to say hello to the Year 2 children who will be in their classes in September.
Mrs Doy, our lovely KS1 Teaching Assistant who is retiring, joined us at the picnic so that everyone could say their goodbyes and wish her well as they gave her cards, flowers and gifts.
What a lovely time everyone had.

Year 5 Summer Picnic

Although the ground was a bit damp it didn't detract from the enjoyment of our Year 5 children as they met up on the field for a socially distanced get-together this morning.
The children all had a lovely catch up with each other and the teaching staff, the only sad bit of the day was saying goodbye to Mrs Trott who leaves us this term, but the children all gave her a big send off as she was presented with her card, flowers and gift from the school.

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!