Tuesday, 5 May 2009


WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK 2009 – Monday 18 May to Friday 22 May
• This item will not be relevant for children who come to school by bus.
We are keen to promote the wider health benefits of keeping active whilst also providing better promotion of road safety and sustainable travel and so we would encourage all families to walk to school this week if at all possible. Perhaps those who normally drive into Framlingham could park on the outskirts of the town and walk in from there. SCC Road Safe team have prepared a suite of web pages on www.suffolkroadsafe.net that will provide activities, support and ideas for children, families and schools for that week.

ACTIVITY WEEK ‘SPACE’ – Monday 18 May to Friday 22 May:
Astronomy Dome - Tuesday 19 May
This is a high tech multi-media Planetarium Show which will be set up in the hall for the day. Classes will visit the 7.4m Planetarium in groups where they will have a presentation by a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. The school will be paying for this, so there will be no charge to parents.
PLEASE NOTE: Because the hall will be used all day for the planetarium we will not be able to provide hot dinners that day. However Mrs Chapman is able to provide ‘packed’ lunches which will be based on a ‘Space’ theme – this will include a chicken bap (or vegetarian alternative), potato wedges, vegetable sticks, a biscuit and juice. Parents may wish to purchase these, or provide their own packed lunch – children will be eating them in the classrooms.

Quantum Theatre for Science ‘The Starry Messenger’ – Wednesday 20 May
In the company of Galileo, Isaac Newton and Neil Armstrong they will be exploring day and night, the solar system, the moon and gravity. We would like to thank the Friends who are kindly paying for this performance so there will be no charge to parents.

Story Teller/Comedian - Friday 22 May
James Campbell, an experienced writer, storyteller and comedian will be with us to enthral the children with stories and stand-up comedy, with the focus on ‘Space’. The cost of this production is £315 therefore we would ask for a voluntary donation of £1.00 per child. According to the Governors’ Policy of Charges and Remissions for School Activities parents who are in receipt of: (a) Income Support; (b) Income Based Job Seekers Allowance; (c) Child Tax Credit and do not receive Working Tax Credit and who have an annual taxable income of less than £15,575; (d) Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; or (e) a guaranteed element of State Pension Credit do not need to pay for this event. Nor will they be expected to make a voluntary contribution of money unless they wish to do so. Teachers will deal with the collection of money in the same sensitive way that operates for those children who receive free school meals.
Please complete the form overleaf and return it to the class teacher by Friday 15 May.

As the British weather is so unpredictable can we please ask that children bring a waterproof coat with them as we still like them to go out at breakl/lunch even if the weather is a little wet.

Please can we remind parents/carers that children (both school children and siblings) should not be playing on the Trim Trail before or after school.

We have been given some leaflets regarding this year’s Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK, however we do not have enough to go to every family, so if you don’t have one with this letter the details are as follows: You’re invited to simply walk, jog or run 5km to raise money to beat cancer. The nearest venue appears to be in Ipswich North on 7 June. For more details see www.raceforlife.org or call 0871 641 2282

Please find with this letter details of the Framlingham Gala on the weekend of 23-25 May 2009

We have been given some leaflets about the ‘Kevin Horlock School of Football’ on 27-29 May for boys and girls age 6-13. If your child is interested and did not get a leaflet/booking form from their teacher, please come and get one from the office.