Thursday, 28 April 2011

Royal Wedding Day at Sir Robert Hitcham's

Here are a selection of photos from a brilliant day at SRH. The children of Framlingham always like an excuse to dress up and they certainly enjoyed themselves today.



Watch the movie below to see all the children enjoying their street party.























Wednesday, 27 April 2011

School Newsletter 37

WELCOME BACK!
On behalf of the Staff and Governors I would like to welcome all the pupils back for the summer term. I would like to extend a very special welcome to all our new starters in Reception and Nursery and to those who have joined further up the school; I hope they will all soon feel part of our school family.

ROYAL WEDDING CELEBRATIONS – Thursday 28 April
Don’t forget the children are to come dressed as a King, Queen, Prince or Princess tomorrow for our Royal Wedding Celebrations. If they are unable to come in costume, please wear items of clothing that are Red, White and Blue – but NO football kits please.

AMENDMENT TO 2011/2012 ACADEMIC YEAR DATES
It has been brought to our attention that we have mistakenly put next year’s May Bank holiday as 28 May 2012, however, the Government have moved this to Monday 4 June 2012, and have added Tuesday 5 June as a National Holiday for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee; both these dates fall within half term.

DOES YOUR CHILD WEAR GLASSES?
Please can we remind parents of children who wear spectacles that the children should bring their glasses into school with them; this is especially important during SATs practices and tests.

END OF LAST TERM CAKE STALL
The Friends are really pleased to let parents know that they raised £116, thank you to all who supported this event ~ baking or buying!

DIARY DATES FOR THIS TERM
We are producing a separate leaflet with Diary Dates for the rest of this school year. It includes all the club dates, assemblies, sporting events, Friends events and share sessions for the term. It will be distributed to pupils after the Bank Holiday weekend.

MONEY IN SCHOOL
Please note that all money coming into school should be in a sealed envelope, clearly labelled with your child’s name, class, reason for payment and amount. All money should be handed to the class teacher, and dinner money for the week must be handed in on a Monday, thank you.
Cheques must also state your child’s name & class on the reverse please.

COATS
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 break and lunch times even if the weather is a little wet.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Inter School Swimming Gala

The victorious Robert Hitcham's School swimming team. Dedenham were 2nd and Earl Soham 3rd.

Medal winners from the inter school gala. There were 8 schools taking part: Framlingham, Debenham, Bedfield, Earl Soham, Charsfield, Dennington, Wetheringsett and Helmingham.
There were medalists from 6 of the schools. Sam Baker (SRH) won 3 medals and Billy Caiger won 2. Ewan from Debenham had a good gala winning 2 events as did Abbie from Helmingham and Kacie from Wetheringsett.
Below you can watch videos of the team medley relays at the end of the gala. Robert Hitcham's won both of them. The girls race proved to be the most exciting & close race of the whole gala.
Girls relay video - an amazing finish by Zina!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

District Schools Cross Country

The annual district cross country event took place as usual around a farm in Stonham Aspal.

We also used it as our inter house competition.
Bulstrode (above) were this years winning team.
Howard House team


Hitcham House team

Mills house team

Ther were 410 children in the race from 12 schools- 51 children from years 5 and 6 from SRH Framlingham.

Action from around the course



The top 25 finishers qualify for a county cross country final.
We had 14 boys in the top 25 - an amazing effort.

6 of our girls finished in the top 25

Individual medals went to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
Georgie Warren won a gold and Billy Caiger a bronze.

Inter House Swimming Gala

Our annual inter house gala was held at Framlingham College on Monday afternoon.

4 teams of year 6 children took part in races covering different strokes and distances.

We also had some relay races.

Finally we finished off with a raft race which was noisy but great fun.

The results this year could not have been closer. Going into the last race any one of 3 teams could still be the overall champions. The final scores were HITCHAM 51, MILLS 62, BULSTRODE 64 and HOWARD 65.
Well done to Howard House and everybody who took part.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Anglo Saxon Day out at Sutton Hoo

4 classes of children (over 2 days last week) enjoyed a fantastic day of Anglo Saxon activities at one of the most important historical sites in Europe - very close to us at Sutton Hoo (near Woodbridge).

Mrs Pretty's house

Top Hat wood

The Anglo Saxon cemetary

Mound 1 - where Raedwald's ship burial was found in 1939

The ship was 27 metres long

Time to sit and think

One of the other graves

Trying on Anglo Saxon clothing and a replica of the Sutton Hoo helmet

Some of Raedwald's treasure



Basil Brown - working on the dig in 1939

Anglo Saxon alphabet

Prickles wearing a piece of pottery

Pottery face mask!