Tuesday, 28 June 2011

County Cricket Champions

Yesterday our school cricket team were out in the sun all day at Woolpit Cricket Club taking part in the Suffolk Cricket Finals.
There were 11 district winners from all over the county.
Framlingham played really well throughout the day with victories against teams from Ipswich, Bury, East Burgholt, Stowmarket and Newmarket.

School mascot Prickles joining in.

Team photo with event sponsors ASDA.

Our team qualified for the final v Halesworth Middle School - a repeat of last year.
Fram bowled first and restricted Halesworth to a modest total thanks to some superb bowling and catching from the whole team.
In reply Framlingham comfortably passed the Halesworth total to win by 24 runs.

Captain Adam Blades receiving the trophy from the Suffolk cricket manager.

Man of the match in the final was Carl Mayhew.

County winners medals from the ECB.
Our team now qualify for the East of England finals on 7th July to play against teams from 7 other counties.
1st and 2nd in the East will qualify for the Nationals so good luck boys.

School Newsletter 46

During the summer Miss Hitchcock will be getting married, and will be changing her name to Mrs Armstrong. We are sure you would all like to join us in wishing them a lovely Wedding Day and a very happy future together.
From September the Y6 class will be know as GA/JB

BOOK BAGS PRICE INCREASEDue to a supplier increase we have had to raise the price of book bags to £2.00

CLASS PHOTOGRAPHS – TO RETURN BY THURSDAY 30 JUNEOrder forms for the class photos handed out last Wednesday need to be returned to the school office by Thursday 30 June at the latest, with payment.
Please ensure cheques are payable to Van Cols Ltd (not to the school).

SPORTS DAY – TUESDAY 5 JULYFoundation and Key Stage 1 from 9.30 - 10.30am,
Key Stage 2 from 10.30 - 11.30am.
After their races the Foundation and KS1 children will watch a few of the KS2 races and then return to school for the rest of the day.
If the weather should be inclement, the reserve day is Wednesday 6 July at the same times.
Please ensure that your child has their PE kit at school (KS2 need their House tee-shirt) and a sun hat and sun cream are advisable if hot. Children are allowed to wear trainers if they wish.
All children should bring a water bottle (plastic only).
NOTE KS1 - PLEASE can you check that your child’s plimsolls FIT and are in their PE bag.
Please do NOT park in Coucy Close – in the first instance park in the Elms car park but if that is full you may park on the back playground.
In the past some of the children got upset when their parents came over to see them and they were then not allowed to go and sit with their parents, please could we ask that parents keep to the opposite side of the track to the children and not come over to speak with them. Also for this reason, we would ask that Nursery children are collected in the usual manner and at the usual time from the Nursery and not taken from the sports field.
If you are able to volunteer help at Sports day please see Mrs Spencer.

SHARE SESSIONS REMINDER – NURSERY WEDNESDAY 29 JUNEJust to remind Nursery parents that the Share Session is tomorrow at 10am in Nursery.

YEAR 6 LEAVERS DONATIONSJust to let Year 6 families know that it’s not too late to donate to the Leavers fund to purchase a bench if you wish to do so, we will be ordering the bench at the end of the week (1 July). Many thanks to those of you who have already kindly donated.

ADDITIONAL SWIMMING SESSION FOR CLASS KT – Wednesday 29 June 10amAs Class KT’s swimming was cancelled last week Miss Treen is arranging an extra session tomorrow at 10am, please remember to bring swimming kits.

SKILLS FOR PARENTS – Courses from SeptemberPlease look at the parent notice board to find out more about these courses that help make a positive difference to you and your children - improving communication, understanding behavior and improving relationships They are based in Woodbridge, for more information phone 07514 402507 or visit wwwskills-for-parents.co.uk.

TEACHERS STRIKEPlease note we will be open as normal on Thursday 30 June, all staff will be teaching as normal and we will not be affected by the strike.

Friday, 24 June 2011

District Schools Athletics Championships

The annual athletics event took place at Thomas Mills High school this week for boys and girls in years 5 and 6. SRH Framlingham took a squad of 30 children to take part in track and field events.
There were the usual sprint races, relays and 600 metre races on the track. On the field there were also throwing and jumping events.

Nearly three quarters of the SRH squad came away with a winners medal. There were also certificates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

This picture shows a perfect 1, 2, 3 finish by the Framlingham boys in the 600 metre race.

As she did in the cross country, Georgina proved to be a champion middle distance runner on the track.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Junior Road Safety Award Winners

The Robert Hitchams JRSO officers went to a presentation cermony at Endeavour House in Ipswich.
28 schools from around Suffolk were invited. Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards were given to each school based on the work of their JRSO teams. Robert Hitchams got a GOLD award!

The children also had an opportunity to spend time in the council chamber and to question the Suffolk councillors.

They were shown around Endeavour House - a very modern building.

Thanks must go to Mrs Turner for working with the JRSO children all year.

School Newsletter 45

STAFF CHANGES FOR SEPTEMBER 2011There will be changes to the classes for September, with some teachers increasing from part to full time and others reducing. The new teacher/class structure from September will be:
Nursery Mrs Stephenson KS
Reception/Year 1 Mrs Hopkins CH
Reception Mrs Mawson KM
Year 1 Miss Ashberry CA
Year 1/2 Mrs Colchester JC
Year 1/2 Mrs Cann LC
Year 3 Miss Treen KT
Year 3/4 Mr Vaughan RV
Year 4 Mrs Lord / Mrs Dwyer PL/DD
Year 4/5 Miss Montague EM
Year 5 Mrs Spencer NS
Year 6 Miss Hitchcock / Mrs Bell GH/JB
Year 6 Mr Brook / Mrs Morgan DB/GM
Please note that class lists will be sent home on Friday 15 July not with the End of Year Reports which go out on Friday 8 July

SCHOOL REPORTS AND PARENT CONSULTATIONSSchool reports will be sent home on Friday 8 July. Following feedback from parent surveys we have revised the report format which now contains additional comments about your child’s progress at school this year. We hope this will give you all the information you require, however if you feel there is a need to talk the report through with the class Teacher, they will be available for Parent Consultations during the week of 11 July (date yet to be confirmed). A letter will be included with the report about the confirmed date and how to make an appointment.

WIND AND BRASS LESSONSDue to the many clashes this term with school trips, PD days etc, the children who took up Wind and Brass this year who come on MONDAYS will be given a list of changes to their lessons for July – please make a note of these dates so that they remember to bring their instruments in.

NON-PUPIL DAY REMINDER – Friday 24 & Monday 27 JunePlease note the 2 non pupil days this Friday and Monday. Can we point out that Thomas Mills High School only has the Friday as the non-pupil day.

NO RECORDER LESSONS – Thursday 30 JuneDue to the KS2 production, there will be no afterschool recorder lessons on this day.

TESCO VOUCHERS – REWARDS ORDERWe raised 23,414 vouchers thanks to all your efforts and to Miss Simpson for counting them all! We have ordered a number of different items this year including some KS1 IT resources, lots of playground toys (balls, hoops, play bats and agility ladders), plus some lovely ‘welcome’ signs for our Nature area and Gardening area.

NEWSPAPER SALESThe newspapers made by RV and DB pupils and sold to pupils from NSJB & GH last week raised £8.76. This has now been sent to the RSPCA along with the £116 raised by Year 6 at the Summer Fun evening

SWIMMING – POOR WEATHERThe teachers will make decisions about whether or not to swim at least 20 minutes before the class are due to swim. We will endeavor to ring any parent helpers if we have to cancel.

FRIENDS FILM NIGHT NEXT DATE – Friday 8 JulyThe Friends film night on Friday 8 July, will be a showing of ‘Gnomeo & Juliet’. More detail to follow.

FOUNDATION TRIP TO JIMMY’S FARMOn Friday, Reception and Nursery children travelled to Jimmy’s Farm for a really fun day out. It was wonderful to see the excitement on the children’s faces, and everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly.

CRICKET SUCCESSWell done to the Year 6 Cricket teams – both the girls and boys teams played in area tournaments last week. The girls team finished as runners-up, narrowly losing out to Halesworth Middle in the final match. The boys were convincing winners of their tournament and go on to play in the County tournament on 27 June.

THANKS FOR CAKE DONATIONSMiss Samuels and Miss Mayhew would like to thank all those who made cakes for Friday’s cake stall; it raised £103, which will go to the family with the baby in Addenbrokes to help with transport and accommodation costs. In addition the Fete they held in Kettleburgh raised a further £514.

CROSSING PATROLFollowing Wednesday’s meeting regarding the road crossing – we are now very hopeful that the recruitment freeze may be lifted in the very near future, allowing us to advertise for the position of School Crossing Patrol. Thank you to all those families who supported us on Wednesday, we will keep you informed.

JUNIOR ROAD SAFETY OFFICERSOn Friday our Year 5 JRSOs Poppy, Chloe, Ben and Eleanor went to the Council Chambers at Suffolk County Council, Endeavour House for the Junior Road Safety Officers of the Year awards. Congratulations to these four who scooped a Gold certificate for the work they have done this year in raising awareness of road safety through the school. Thanks must also go to Mrs Turner who has helped the team this year.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Boys Cricket Team Win District Tournament

The SRH cricket team retained the District title for the 4th year on the trot. There were 6 large school teams taking part including 2 from Framlingham. Our B Team actually came runners - up showing the strength in depth of cricket at the school.

SRH captain (Adam) receiving the winners trophy from the Suffolk Cricket manager.

Fram B had 4 good wins including 2 excellent performances against Debenham and Wetheringsett.

Fram A won all of their matches by margins of 57, 59, 84 and 93 runs. The closest match was against Fram B were the winning margin was 40 runs.

SRH Fram now go forward to represent High Suffolk in the County Finals (at Woolpit Cricket Club) on Monday 27th June. Hopefully they can do as well as last year and qualify for the East of England round.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Girls Cricket Tournament

Our girls school team took part in the North Suffolk tournament yesterday at Stradbroke Cricket Club. There were 8 teams split into 2 groups. After a nervous start against Eye (losing by 7 runs) the Framlingham girls then played very well to beat Halesworth Middle in a low scoring game by 6 runs.

The runs really flowed in our 3rd match with Fram beating Fressingfield by 38 runs.
This meant that Fram won their group and Halesworth finished second.

In the semi final Fram played a talented Wilby team and managed to win by 2 runs with Molly Waddell keeping calm in the last over.

Fram were now in the Final (the first time our girls team has ever got that far) and were up against Halesworth who also won their semi final.
Fram bowled first and restricted Halesworth to a relatively modest score. Fram started very well with Molly Howard and Athena putting on a good opening partnership. Molly Waddell and Georgie Warren also batted well to get Fram very close to the Halesworth total. However, with just 2 overs to go Fram suffered a batting collapse to finish as runners up.

Georgie receiving certificates from the Suffolk girls cricket manager. The girls can be very proud of their performance. They have practiced hard all term and played in the house matches with the boys. Hopefully they have enjoyed the experience and will want to play more cricket in the future.

Monday, 13 June 2011

School Newsletter - 44

PHOTOGRAPHS – REMINDER – THIS WEDNESDAYPlease can you ensure that the children have their sweatshirts with them for the photograph even if it’s a hot day.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS – Deadline Friday 17 June (THIS WEEK)With this letter your child will have been given a new book leaflet.
If you wish to place orders, please do so BY THIS FRIDAY.
Please return the order form with the completed card payment section or a cheque (payable to ‘Scholastic Ltd’) to the office in a clearly marked envelope.

LUNCH MENU CHANGE – THIS WEEKDue to the Mad Hatters lunch on Tuesday this week, the kitchen are moving the normal Tuesday main meals of Lasagne, Cheese & Potato Pie or Salomon & Broccolli bake, served with Herby bread, Brocolli or Mixed vegetables to Wednesday. The normal Wednesday dessert remains the same. Sorry for the short notice.

All pupils in classes DBGM, RV, GH & NSJB will please need to bring a packed lunch to school on Wednesday 29 June and Thursday 30 June, as they will stay at the College all day on both these days.

OFFICE STAFF UPDATEWith the retirement of Mrs Pascoe there will be some changes in the office from September:
Mrs Hulley joins the team as Finance and Premises Manager and will be responsible for Finance, Buildings maintenance, Personnel and Governors.
Mrs Miller will be Office Manager, dealing mainly with Pupils, Parents, Office Administration, and Headteacher support.
Miss Simpson and Mrs Reeve will give their invaluable support to the school continuing in their current roles.

SCHOOL DRIVE AND STAFF CAR PARKWe are finding that some parents are driving up the school drive into the staff car park or onto the back playground to drop off their children in the morning, or to collect them after Nursery Lunch Club. Please note we cannot allow these areas to be used by parents as drop-off / collections zones, except for after school clubs. May we politely ask parents to use the car parks in Framlingham or to park safely where it will not be a nuisance to local residents.
We are aware of the difficulties that the loss of the crossing patrol on College Road has made for families, and understand your frustrations. We would like to advise you that we are expecting the SCC Road Safety team this Wednesday to survey the early morning problems on College Road and New Road to see the dangers and difficulties of walking to school and parking first hand.
We hope the outcome of this survey will enable us to get a crossing patrol back.

MRS ELPHICK IS VISITING – Monday 20 JuneMrs Elphick will be giving a presentation to the pupils on this day about her work and life in Liberia. In addition, we would like to invite parents to come
at 3.15-3.45pm to class DB where she will also give the talk and presentation to parents. Please do come along to hear all that she has been involved with since leaving us last Summer, she will be delighted to see you.

ORCHESTRA NOTICEMrs Fell has advised us that she is unable to continue with Orchestra, so we afraid that there will be no more Wednesday lunchtime Orchestra sessions.
We would like to thank Mrs Fell for all her work with the Orchestra over recent years.

GUITAR TUITION – Spaces AvailableFrom September there will be about 8 spaces for Guitar lessons (which occur on a Wednesday during school). If your child may be interested please collect a form from the office. Costs are £42 per term currently.

BAG2SCHOOL COLLECTIONThank you to everyone who contributed to the charity bag collection last week, we had 87 bags donated and we’ll let you know how much the Friends raise from this as soon as we can.

REMINDER CAKE STALL & FETE – Friday 17 June & Sunday 19 JuneMiss Samuels and Miss Mayhew have asked us to remind parents about the Cake Sale this Friday in the playground pavilion at the end of school (to raise funds for the family with the baby in Addenbrokes). They would really appreciate any cakes to sell, which may be brought to the office on Friday morning, thank you.
Please note - the school is NOT involved in this event – if you have any questions please speak to either of the two mums directly, thank you.
They are also holding a fete on Sunday 19 June at Kettleburgh, from 2pm - 4pm

NEWSPAPERS FOR SALE on Thursday 16 JuneAs part of a unit of work based on newspapers, classes RV and DB have produced a range of different newspapers. We are glad to announce that there is now an opportunity for classes GH and NSJB to purchase some of these papers. The cost will be 20p per paper and will be available to buy from Mr Vaughan’s room during morning break on Thursday 16 June. All money raised will be given to our nominated charity.

SUMMER FUN EVENINGDue to the uncertainty of the weather last Friday, the Friends made great efforts to go ahead with the event, setting up all the stalls and sports activities on the field, however the rain did come and they had to move everything back to the school to hold the event in the hall.
In spite of these difficulties the evening went very well, and was well supported by families.
At first count they believe to have made in the region of £1150, of which the Year 6 stalls raised £230, as agreed half of this (£115) will go to their chosen charity the RSPCA. A fantastic result all round.
The Friends would like to thank all the parents, staff and pupils who helped; your support really is invaluable. The year 6 pupils did a great job with all the games & side stalls.

Friday, 10 June 2011


FROM 5.30- 7.30pm TONIGHT
FREE ENTRYPlease come along ...
lots of games, stalls, tombolas,
plus Cakes, Toys & Books
BBQ food & special Chinese Food

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Circus Science and Technology at Thomas Mills

All of year 6 spent a fantastic day at Thomas Mills High School.
Half the day was spent in the technology department with with Mr G. Each child got to build a tightrope walker. This involved using a huge range of equipment.

Watch this video - it has a funny ending!

The other half of the day was spent in one of the science laboratories with Mr Halls.
In there we did some investigations about balance, projection and explosions.

Finally Mr Halls treated us to some great demonstrations of other sciencific special effects used in the circus.

As well as having a great time, the children learnt a lot of skills for use in technology and science. They are really looking forward to going to Thomas Mills High School in September and having the opportunity to use these facilities on a regular basis.
Watch this video - but be prepared to jump!