Friday, 19 December 2008
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Watch the film below to see the children making a rocket flight measurer in the technology room.
Watch this film to see the children's rockets in action.
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Here are some of their poems.
You can listen to this one by Mark in year 5.
Santa woke up early
He got up out of bed
He went to visit Rudolph
But Rudolph, he had fled
Santa, he was worried
Thinking of his mate
He went to find poor Rudolph
But hoped he wasn't late
He found his mate, poor Rudolph
Skiing down a slope
He crashed into a tree. Oh no!
He's okay. I hope
Santa took poor Rudolph home
Rudolph's friends were pests
They were having a party
And there were carrot thefts
Rudolph and his friends
Got tied to the sleigh
They got there in the morning
He said, "Oh no. It's day"!
This poem is by Alfie from Class DB. It is in a limerick form.
There was a man called Santa
His reindeer set off at a canter
He jumped in his sleigh
He shouted "Hooray!"
Then he sat down to watch setanta
There was a man called Santa
Who liked to bathe in fanta
One day his taps broke
So then he used coke
And his friends gave him lots of banter
One day Santa jumped on his deer
In his hand was a nice glass of beer
He fell off on ice
It didn't feel nice
He cried as he damaged his ear.
Monday, 15 December 2008
There will be class parties this Thursday in the afternoon. Key Stage 2 children are to come to school in their party clothes. Key Stage 1 and Foundation children should come to school in their uniform and bring their party clothes in to change into after lunch. Nursery will have their party on Wednesday in the morning. Please ensure that party clothes and footwear are practical for normal morning lessons and outside playtimes.
SPRING TERM There is a non-pupil day on Monday 5 January and the children return on Tuesday 6 January 2009.
NEW TEACHER APPOINTMENTWe are pleased to welcome Mrs Susan Beddows to the staff, taking up the position of part-time Maths Teacher. We would like to give Mrs Greenacre our Best Wishes as she leaves us at the end of term.
SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS AND PAYMENT
The menus sent home earlier in the term are still valid until the end of April. Please remember that you will need to pay for the first week’s dinner money on the first day back (Tuesday 6 January).
CHRISTMAS FAIR SUCCESS
The Friends are really pleased to let you know that we raised an amazing £2,779 at the Christmas Fair!
In addition to this they have also managed to secure a grant from the Mills Trust, which means that the Trim Trail will be ordered in the New Year (installation date to be confirmed).
Our Foundation and Key Stage 1 Christmas Productions raised £376. Thank you for your generous support.
REMEMBRANCE POPPIESWe are pleased to inform you that £117.81 was raised for the British Legion for the sale of Poppies.
SIZE OF SCHOOL BAGS
If you are buying a new school bag for January please can you consider the size as we have limited space on the pegs in school and the smaller the better – drawstring or triangular bags are the best.
Has your child lost something recently? There are lots of items in our lost property container.
Can we please encourage all children and parents to seek for lost items in the container sited at the end of the corridor at the top of the stairs above the Nursery. We feel it is important for children to realise that personal items are their responsibility in school, and if they go missing, they need to look for them – the first stop being the lost property box. If any items are handed in at the office we put them in the lost property box. Needless to say, lots of the items are unnamed – so please can we ask that parents ensure names are on all personal items brought into school – especially sweatshirts. ANY ITEMS NOT CLAIMED BY THURSDAY 18 DECEMBER WILL BE SENT TO THE LOCAL CHARITY
SHOP OR DISPOSED OF.
MAY I WISH YOU ALL A PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS
AND HAPPY CELEBRATIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
Howard 7 Bulstrode 5
Hitcham 8 Mills 1
Howard 4 Mills 2
Hitcham 2 Bulstrode 3
Howard 3 Hitcham 2
Mills 12 Bulstrode 4
This meant that Mills, Bulstrode and Hitcham all won 1 game each. Howard won all 3 of their matches. Final positions:
2ND HITCHAM (goal difference +5)
3RD MILLS (goals -1)
4TH BULSTRODE (goals -9)
The game was played in a great spirit on a wonderful sunny afternoon.
After going 2 goals down the year 4 team did not give up. In the second half they scored a goal of their own. The final score was a respectable 4-1 to year 5.
There are lots of talented players in year 4 and we look forward to them playing in house and school teams next year.
We then played in a knockout competition with the top 2 teams from the Debenham tournament.
In our semi final we came up against Stonham Aspal. The match (even after extra time) finished as a draw. Stonham had a fantastic goalkeeper.
The game had to be decided by penalties - 2 boys and 2 girls from each team. Still the teams were level. Sudden death penalties saw the Stonham keeper triumph again. Stonham went into the final where they again won on penalties - this time against Debenham Primary. We played and won a 3rd place match against St Botolphs.
Our Friends Association organised our biggest and best Christmas Fair ever!
It occupied virtually every room in the school and had 24 different stalls.Hundreds of people attended and lots of money was raised. We don't yet know the final total but we are confident that there are now sufficient funds for the planned 'Trim Trail'.
Watch the video below for images of the fair taken by Mrs Miller.
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
The Key Stage 2 Carol Service will take place at St Michael’s Church on 16 December at 1.30pm. Year 3 and 4 children will be leading in this service, and parents are welcome to attend. We would ask that you use the seats at either side of the church or at the back. A collection will be made at the end of the service which will be given to charity.
CHRISTMAS LUNCH – WEDNESDAY 17 DECEMBERPayment for the Christmas lunch is required on MONDAY 15 DECEMBER. The cost for the week is £10.30, the day £2.70, or an additional 80p is required if you have paid for the whole term but not for the Christmas lunch yet.
VACANCY - TEMPORARY TEACHING ASSISTANTWe are seeking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to work 1:1 support with a child with Special Educational Needs in our Nursery Class. You will need to work well as part of a team, be able to support the welfare and emotional needs of the pupil and adapt the teaching to meet their needs.
Part Time 12.5 hours per week - 5 mornings per week from 9am – 11.30am
Starting January 2009 for ONE TERM ONLY
Salary £6.52 per hour
Closing date Wednesday 17 December
The local authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
CRB checks required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council – welcoming diversity.
Please contact the school office on 01728 723354 for an application pack.
ADMISSION POLICYThe 2010/2011 Admission Policy has been prepared by Governors and a copy has been placed on the parent notice board. If any parents would like to make any comments, please contact the school office by Tuesday 16 December
We would like to let you know that through the sales of the Christmas cards we have raised £270. Thank you.
SCHOOL LINK BOOKS
Thank you to everyone who has supported us by buying books from School Link. Since we joined in the summer we have been able to receive 54 free books. 36 will be used as Group Readers in our Guided Reading Lessons and the remaining 18 will be used as ‘Free Readers’ in KS1. Thank you for your continued support.
SUFFOLK POLICE NOTICE
Suffolk police are reminding people to register their Christmas purchases and presents with the online property database Immobilise, to help keep property safe and reunite stolen items with their rightful owners. If you register your property at http://www.immobilise.com/ and the police recover it, you will get it back. Almost any item with a serial number can be registered, including: Mobile phones, Ipods, Games consoles, Laptops, Computers, PDAs, Sat Navs, In-Car equipment, Bicyles. Watches, Jewellery, art and antiques can also be registered.
ROAD SAFETY COMPETITION
The children are being given a letter detailing a competition to come up with a title and a picture for the cover of the DVD that we have made about Road Safety in Framlingham. If your child wishes to enter, they will need to return their entries before the end of term.