Thursday, 26 May 2011

Maypole Team give first performance of the Summer

Mrs Pascoe's final year of Maypole dancers gave a performance (on the playground) to the whole school. Mrs Pascor has been training Maypole dancers for over 10 years. This year there have been 22 children from years 3 and 4.

The Maypole team have been training on Wednesdays after school for 9 weeks.
After half term they will be dancing at the Parham Summer Fete, the School Summer Sports Evening and the Saxtead Fete.

Watch these videos below.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

House Cricket has exciting finish

The final round of the house cricket league still had 3 possible winners.

Mills put in a brilliant performance with the bat to score a massive total vs Howard.. This gave them 2 wins.

The other match saw a very close finish. Bulstrode beat Hitcham off the last ball. This gave Bulstrode 3 wins and left Hitcham with only one win. Bulstode deserved to win this year because of their alround quality. They have batted and bowled well and crucially have taken lots of catches.
There is an old cricket saying: 'Catches win matches'.

Bulstrode captain with the trophy.

The Bulstrode team.

All of the teams. Bulstrode 1st, Mills 2nd, Hitcham 3rd and Howard 4th.
This Friday there is a school team trial match. A and B teams will be slected after this for the district tournament on 16th June.

Chess Champions

The school chess competition has been running since February. After some lengthy semi finals we got down to the last 2 players. Billy and Jake played out a high quality match spread over 3 lunchtimes. Jake eventually emerged as the winner and Billy as runner-up. Well done to both of them.                                              

Monday, 23 May 2011

School Newsletter (42)

SCHOOL SWIMMING – CLASS EM STILL NEED HELPMiss Montague has had no offers of help for her class on Wednesday or Thursdays at
9-10am. If you are able to help her please speak to her directly, thank you:

SHARE SESSION REMINDER – CLASS CHClass CH are holding their Share Session this Wednesday afternoon (25 May)

FRIENDS AFTER SCHOOL FUN SWIMMING IS CANCELLEDThe Friends are cancelling the after-school swimming because they have had no further responses to their requests for help and cannot run the sessions without sufficient helpers.

FRIENDS CAKE STALL – FRIDAY 27 MAYClasses EM & CA are baking cakes for sale this Friday; do remember to bring some pocket money to buy a treat after school from the pavilion on the front playground.

NON-UNIFORM & DONATION DAY REMINDER– FRIDAY 27 MAYPlease leave donations outside the hall on Friday morning for:
Bottle Tombola; Children’s Tombola; Toy Stall; Book Stall
Alcohol to be given in at the office please.

FRAMLINGHAM GALA WEEKEND – 27 to 30 MAYThe Framlingham Gala on Castle Meadow runs over the weekend of 27-30 May

FRAMLINGHAM COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH EVENTS - 29 MAY to 5 JUNEA week of special events is being held under the title of ‘For God’s Sake!’ It includes a Kids club on 31 May & 1 June from 10am-12pm, and 2 June 2-4pm at St Michael’s rooms. Contact Edith Peck on 01728 724859 for further details.
Many other events are going on. Please see the parent notice-board for more details.

FRIENDS SUMMER FUN EVENING – FRIDAY 10 JUNE 5-8pmThe Summer Sports & Fun evening will be held from 5-8pm on the field.
In addition to the local sports clubs coming in to do ‘Sports and Games’ with the children, there will be a Bar, Pimms Bar, BBQ, Tuck Shop, Bottle Tombola, Children's Tombola, Cake Stall, Toy & Book Stall, Maypole dancing and lots of other fun stalls to have a go on.

IMPORTANT - CHANGES TO LUNCH MENUSMrs Chapman has advised of changes to the lunch menu that are based on the choices the made by the children over the last few weeks:
Week 1 Friday removing Tuna Jacket potato
Week 2 Tuesday Pasta Bolognaise replaces Beefy Bake
Friday removing Cheddar Whirls
Week 3 Friday Cheddar Whirl replaces Cheesy Jacket Melt
and removing Mushroom Bake
Week 4 Monday Oriental Chicken replaces Spicy Chicken

TESCO VOUCHERSJust a reminder that this is the last week for collecting Tesco vouchers; if you still have any to bring in the box will be outside the office until Friday 27 May. Thank you.

FUNDRAISING CAKE SALE & FETE - Friday 17 June and Sunday 19 JuneWe have been asked by some friends of a family at school (who currently have a seriously ill baby in Addenbrokes Hospital), to advertise that they wish to raise some funds to help the family with their transport and accommodation costs during this stressful time.
They are asking if any kindhearted family would bake a cake for a sale on Friday 17 June. They are using the front playground pavillion at 3pm that day to have the sale. Cakes can be brought into school in the morning.
*****PLEASE NOTE THE SCHOOL IS NOT INVOLVED IN THIS FUNDRAISER******The sale is being organized by Abigail Samuels and Amanda Mayhew (mums from school)
In addition, the friends of this family are having a Fete in Kettleburgh on Sunday 19 June from 2pm - 4pm. Please go along if you can.

ITFC GIRLS FOOTBALL OPEN TRIALS – Sunday 12 JuneAny girl born between 1995–2004 can register to book a place for trials day at Portman Road. If you are interested call 01473 400588, or visit

HALF TERM – 30 May – 3 JuneNext week is half term, the children return to school on Monday 6 June.

Friday, 20 May 2011

School Hockey Team Wins District Title

The district hockey tournament took place yesterday at Debenham High school. There were 15 teams taking part (a big increase on last year) including 2 from Framlingham.

The teams were divided into 4 groups. Framlingham A team won all 3 of their group matches to finish top of their group. Fram B finished their group as runners up from 1 win and 2 draws. 

In the quarter finals Fram A beat Debenham 3-1 and Fram B beat Occold.
Our A and B teams then played each other in the semi finals. The A team won 3 - 0.

Fram A then won a very close and exciting final v Halesworth Middle School. The game went to extra time with Fram winning 2-1 thanks to two goals by Adam Blades and superb defence from Billy Caiger, Georgina Warren and Edward Goddard. Fram B won a playoff to finish 3rd - a great performance by a team of year 5 children. Indded Guy Blades finished as the tournament's top goal scorer. They should make another strong A team next year.

Cycling Proficiency Course Starts

A new group of cyclists have started on a course run by Mr Byer, Mrs Eyles and Mr Mulrenhan.
This year there are over 50 children taking part in 2 groups.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

The Creation by Class JC

This huge painting (in the school hall) is by all of the children in Class JC - Years 1 and 2.
It represents the Creation Story. Click on it for a full size version.

25th Anniversary of the Domesday Project

The Domesday Book was written in 1086 by William the Conquerer. It was the first ever national census. Every town or village in England was listed along with its contents - buildings , people and animals.

The picture above is of the original Domesday Book. Below is an extract from one of the pages.
The Framlingham entry in the Domesday book refers to Roger Bigod as sheriff of Suffolk and landowner.
1986 was the 900th anniverary of the Domesday Book. A national event took place to commerate the 900th anniversary. It was called the Domeday Project.

The article below was written in 1986 about life in Sir Robert Hitcham's School.

'A day at school is quite busy and we learn lots of new things.First we hang up our coats and bags and go out
to play.At 9.00am someone blows a whistle and we go into our classroom for the register.We read a book until Assembly at 9.10am.On Mondays the effort cup and swimming certificates are given out and birthdays are mentioned.After Assembly we do Maths until snack playtime comes at 10.40am. At 11.00am we have English and on Fridays we have Spelling and Music.Soon it's dinner time when some people have a cooked meal and others have a packed lunch.After dinner it's Art and Craft or Topic.At 2.10pm we have last play. Last lesson is Games,Physical Education, History or Science.We may have a story before we say our prayers and go home at 3:30pm. I am 9 years old, I am in Class 3.'

This was written by a child in year 3 in 1986 when Mr Gilder was Headteacher.
Can you notice any similarities or differences with life at Sir Robert Hitcham's today?

In 1986 there was no internet!
To mark the 25th anniversary of the BBC have put the information collected (in 1986) on to a new webbsite - called Domeday Reloaded.
Click on Domeday reloaded to go to the new BBC website - where you can see this article and 20 others about Framlingham - all written in 1986.. It is interesting to see how Framlingham ha changed over the years.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

School Rugby Team Triumph

On Friday the 13th of May the School took a ‘A’ and a ‘B’ team to the New Image Rugby Tournament at Hartismere High School in Eye.

The ‘A’ team did incredibly well to win all of their games (8 matches) and win the tournament overall. The team consisted of Adam Blades, Carl Mayhew, Ewan Maclean, Billy Caiger, Georgina Warren, Mia Mayhew, Athena Hanson Aherne and Molly Constanti and Jake Warren. The 3 top try scorers were Adam Blades with 18, Ewan Maclean with 9 and Carl Mayhew with 7. Others scored several tries as well. Overall the whole team played fantastic in offence and defence.

Although not winning all of their games the ‘B’ team had some brilliant passages of play. The team included Daniel Last, Bilal Bounit, Edward Goddard, Sam Baker, Mollie Waddell, Jasmine Prime, Erica,Nathan and Poppy Able and Anthony Picton.

The ’B’ team won 4 games and drew 2 finishing 5th out of the 9 teams with Bilal Bounit, Edward Goddard scoring the majority of tries.
Reports written by Adam and Anthony


Monday, 16 May 2011

Upper Key Stage 2 start play rehearsals

Click on the picture above to go to the website (of the Cinderella writers) to find out nformation about the play and to listen to samples of the songs. The children have already held auditions for the main parts. Rehearsals start this week - everybody has 10 songs to learn.

Foundation Wedding Ceremony

On Wednesday 13th May reception classes CH, PS/KM plus the Nursery celebrated a role play weding at St .Michael's Church in Framlingham as part of a Royal Wedding Topic.

Reverend Graham Owen guided the children througha   taditionnal Christian service including the signing of the register. The service was then followed by many photographs and confetti. Back at school we held a reception which included food (ice buns) and dancing. It wa a wonderful occasion thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.

The groom and best man before going into church.

See video below of parts of the ceremony

House Cricket Round 2

The 2nd set of matches saw Mills pput in a much improved performance. They posted a  huge score when batting first against Hitcham to win by nearly 80 runs.

In the other match Bulstrode continued their impressive start to the season with anothe good win v Howard.
Next week will see Bulstrode play Hitcham - can they make it 3 out of 3? and Mills play Howard.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Framlingham Gravity Cart Race

The annual Framlingham cart race took place on Sunday. There were lots of Robert Hitchams pupils taking part in a fantastic event.
Each cart raced down Market Hill and were timed with a police speed gun. The quickest carts got up to 27 miles per hour.

Some carts were designed for speed but as you can see from the picture below - some were just amazingly creative designs which could still win prizes.

Watch this video below of some of the races.