Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Mr Brook at the Olympic Games

Mr Brook with his daughters outside the Olympic stadium.

Wenlock - the Olympic mascot

The swimming stadium

The cycling veledrome

Basketball arena

The hockey stadium

Hockey at night with the athletics stadium in the background

Action from Great Britain vs Japan. GB won 4-0 in front of a packed stadium of 15000 supporters.
The Olympic Park was stunning. The transport, security and volunteers were all brilliant.
There was a fantastic atmosphere inside the whole park with thousands of people from around the world mingling together.
The hockey was superb. The stadium was packed with union jacks and lots of noise as the GB women got off to a perfect start to the tournament.

Framlingham's Olympic Flag Parade

The parade was led by 7 people who carried the actual Olympic torch through Suffolk.

The parade of over 200 flags (every country in the Olympics) featured dozens of Robert Hitcham's children, parents and staff.

BBC reporter Mike Liggins

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Olympic Torch in School

Olympic torch bearer David Cranwell brought his torch to school assembly on the last day of term.
He allowed a number of children and staff to hold the torch as he spoke about his experience.
It was a fantastic way to end a term where we have been building up to the Olympics in school.
Yesterday of our children with 2 adults went to the opening day of Olympic football in Coventry.
This Sunday Mr Brook is going to watch Great Britain play in the Olympic hockey tournament.
It will be good to see photos from the Olympic visits by members of our community. Please send them to Mr Brook (by email to:   dkbrook@btinternet.com) or bring them in at the start of term.

Year 6 Leave Following a Memorable Service

A leavers service was held in St Michael's Church, Framlingham to mark the end of primary education for the current group of year 6 children.

The service featured songs, poems, prayers, musicians and items looking back over their time at SRH.
Some children also spoke about their hopes and dreams for their future.

Friday, 20 July 2012

End of Year message from Mrs Picton

This morning during assembly David Cranwell shared the achievements which led him to be chosen as an Olympic torch bearer, this indeed was a great honour for him and the children all appreciated the part he played in the Torch Relay. 

It then led us all to think about what we had achieved this year.
The children were full of ideas about their individual achievements ranging from ‘doing joined up writing’ and ‘getting a good report’ to ‘making a new friend’ and ‘going to the beach’.

As a school we all feel that we have ‘made memories’ for our children through our Christmas production, concerts, musical activities, sports, art work, competitions, Church involvement, community involvement eg. the community garden and of course our Royal and Olympic celebrations which even ‘The Times’ commented on!

Our Academic Standards remain high as the Staff and Governors constantly strive to improve the educational opportunities for all our children.

Throughout the year we have encouraged feedback from families and wherever possible the Governors have tried to act on suggestions given, especially through the Parent Questionnaire. They have worked extremely hard this year to improve the educational provision in our school through eg. the new Nursery kitchen, new cleaning contract, Crossing Patrol, painting, new toilets and playground markings to mention just a few.

We know that Ofsted, when they visit us, will make their own decisions which we will embrace when that time comes, but nothing will be able to detract from the pride I feel in our school family.

I am very grateful for all the support we get throughout the year from parents and carers; our amazing team of volunteers; the Friends committee and all who work with them to make events successful; staff; Governors and other members of our community. With your help and support we achieve so much for our children.

Finally, I would like to thank the children. I am very proud of all their achievements this year.  They contribute so much, in so many ways, to make Framlingham Sir Robert Hitcham’s the school it is.
I wish you all a very happy and restful summer break.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Newsletter 47

LEAVERS’ SERVICE – Thursday 19 July 1.30pm
The Leavers’ Service will be held at St Michael’s Church this Thursday at 1.30pm.  Year 6 parents are warmly welcomed to this event.  Pupils in classes DB, GA/JB, NS and EM will attend with any younger siblings of Year 6 children who are in other classes. 

We would like to thank the parents of Year 6 leavers who have kindly donated books for the school or class libraries.  Bookplates have been placed in all the new books and they will be on display outside the hall until the end of the week.

Classes CH & KM will be baking for this cake stall on Friday in the Playground.  Please remember to bring in some pocket money to buy an end of term sweet treat!

As Mrs Reeve retires from her Teaching Assistant post after 31 years we are pleased to let parents know that the money contributed to ‘Thank’ her for her work in the class with the children has been put towards some gift vouchers which will be presented to her in Friday’s assembly.
We are also delighted to let parents know that the money they contributed to Mrs Stephenson’s collection as she leaves the Nursery, has also been used to buy her gift vouchers.

This year’s KS2 writing competition, not surprisingly, had an Olympic theme.  Pupils were asked to imagine that they were Olympic athletes who were about to complete at this year’s London Games.  They then had to write two diary entries one before and one after their event.
The overall standard of writing was very high with the House cup being won by Howard, who just pipped Bulstrode.  Mills came 3rd with Hitcham’s 4th.
The overall winners were: Year 6 Zoe Hardy; Year 5 Keisha Hilaire; Year 4 Lily Constanti; Year 3 Mabel Hill.    To read some of the fabulous work produced by our pupils, have a look at the notice-board at the top of the Nursery stairs, or go to the school Blog.

House and Vice Captains have now been selected for 2012/13 by the pupils:


Vice Captain
Jack Earye-Collier
Ronnie Beal

Taylor Freeman
Tessa der Kinderen
Oli Frost
Geoffrey Tappenden

Keisha Hilaire
Jessica Steward
Dexter Fell
Lucas Evans

Amelia Throp
Phoebe Nettleingham
Corey Hayward
Daniel Church

Saranna Parlone
Isabella Butler

KS2             Reading            Writing           English            Maths                      
Level 4 and above         94.3%                86.8%             90.6%             90.4%
Level 5 and above         79.2%                39.6%             62.3%              55.8%
Congratulations are due to all the children concerned, and of course, to the teachers too. 
Level 4 is the ‘expected’ level that children should be working at, at the end of KS2

FRAMLINGHAM 2012 OLYMPIC FLAG PARADE & LIVE OPENING CEREMONYOn Friday 27 July Framlingham will witness a spectacular event – 200 flag-bearers will assemble at Framlingham College at 5.30pm, then at 6.30pm two Official Olympic Torch Bearers with their 2012 torches will lead the parade of Olympic Flags through the town to Market Hill, where a giant TV will screen the Opening Ceremony at 20:12h (8.12pm). 
Anyone can carry a flag – but to do so you need to make a donation of £2.50 and complete a card to be dropped in to Bulstrode’s. 
Bring friends, family, chairs, rugs to party, picnic and watch the parade and Opening Ceremony on Market Hill.  There will be a children’s entertainer, BBQ, Hog Roast, Jacket Potatoes, Paella, Strawberries & Cream, Ice Cream & Popcorn.  The event finishes with fireworks.
The Framlingham 2012 T Shirts (designed by one of our pupils) are still on sale at Bulstrode’s.

The Friends AGM will be held in the interval of the Bingo and Beetle Drive.  It is an opportunity for the Friends to let parents know about this year’s fundraising and what the school has used the money for.  It is also an opportunity to welcome new members to join; there are a number of members stepping down this year and the Friends are looking for a new Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary. If you are interested in becoming part of this team, please contact Marie-Therese Walker (Chair) on 07939 265646  or  mtwalker666@hotmail.com or see Mrs Miller in the office.

THE OFFICE NO LONGER SEND OUT INDIVIDUAL PRE-PAY FORMS; it is parents’ responsibility to pay the due amount by the deadline.
DINNER MONEY (whether paid weekly or half-termly) should be paid on a MONDAY.
DINNER MONEY COSTS FOR AUTUMN 1st HALF TERM (4 September - 25 October):
There are 8 weeks minus 2 days in this term (38 days)
5 days a week                 38 days x £2.10           =          £79.80
4 days a week                 32 days x £2.10           =          £67.20
3 days a week                 24 days x £2.10           =          £50.40
2 days a week                 16 days x £2.10                        =          £33.60
1 day a week                   8 days x £2.10             =          £16.80
Cheques should be made payable to Suffolk County Council (SCC) with your child’s name and class WRITTEN ON THE BACK please. ALL DINNER MONEY SHOULD BE HANDED IN AN ENVELOPE THAT STATES:  Child’s Name + Child’s Class + Which days dinner money is for


The last day of term is this Friday, 20 July, the children return to school on Tuesday 4 September. 
May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and relaxing Summer       
Mrs H Picton

Images from Year 6 Camp 2012

Here are a selection of photos from Year 6 Camp last week.
The pictures were taken by the various staff on the trip and show what a great time everybody had in North Norfolk.

Girls in their den.

Sitting around a camp fire.


It was muddy!!!!

Stream dipping

A friendly toad

Whitwell Olympics

The food was brilliant - thanks to Mr Harte


Wells beach  



Cook your own food - it tastes better!?

Staff entertainment

Discussing important issues around the fire

Boat trip to Blakeney Point

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Former Olympian Talks to Children

Mrs Susan Webber talked to our upper KS2 children about her experiences as an thlete in two Olympic games.

Mrs Webber was captain of the South Africa Hockey team at Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.

Although she did not win any medals should does have a participation medal from both games.

Mrs Webber answered all sorts of questions about her training, matches, equipment, opening ceremonies etc.

Foundation and Key Stage 1 Sports Day