Friday, 28 September 2012

Year 6 Children Go Top of the Maths League

Children from year 6 at SRH have been enjoying improving their maths skills on the Mathletics website.
Children score points for completing various tasks.
They can also play 'Live Mathletics' - competing directly against other users around the world.
As of this morning SRH is the top scoring school in the UK and in 8th place in the World.
In order to stay near the top we need to keep playing & earning points. 

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Newsletter 6

BAG2SCHOOL COLLECTION
Just a reminder that the charity bag collection is THIS Wednesday.  
Bags should be left in the pavilion on the front playground please before 9am.

NURSERY OPEN MORNING REMINDER
If you have a child born BEFORE 31 December 2009, do come along to our
NURSERY OPEN MORNING on Thursday 27 September from 10.00 – 11.30am.
Parents are welcome to pop in on this date to look around (with or without children).

PLEASE NAME ALL PROPERTY
Please can we ask that ALL clothes, shoes, bags, lunchboxes and any other property has your child’s NAME on it please.  If we find unnamed property we have no way of getting it back to the right pupil which means parents end up having to buy replacements.

CLUB UPDATES:
HHH (Wednesday) - this will be held in the hall from now on.
CHOIR (Wednesday) – this will be held in the upstairs Music Room/Computer suite.
YEAR 4 LUNCHTIME FOOTBALL  - This has now moved to Wednesday lunchtime instead of Thursday.  Pupils will need PE Kit plus football socks, shin pads, either football boots or trainers. As the weather gets colder we recommend tracksuit bottoms / joggers and sweat top.

PLEA FOR READING HELPERS
The following classes still need volunteers to help with reading please:
Class LC on a Monday or Wednesday morning; Class CH on a Wednesday or Friday morning.

GOING HOME ARRANGEMENTS
Please can we remind parents that any changes to who your child is going home with should be given to the teacher in writing on that day;   only in emergencies (ie delays in collecting) should parents call the office who can pass a verbal message to the teacher.    Thank you.
CHILDREN PLEASE ‘WASH YOUR HANDS’
We have been advised that there has been another case of Threadworm in the school.   Good hygiene is the only way to prevent infections like this from spreading and causing further infection, for more information:    http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Threadworms/Pages/Introduction.aspx
In school, teachers have again been reminding children about the importance of regular hand washing, especially after using the toilet.  
Please can we ask that parents help to reinforce this message. 

CLEANING VACANCIES AT SCHOOL
If anyone is interested in a cleaning role at the school please contact our contract cleaning company EFMS – Trish Riches on 07515 192 252.  They are looking to recruit additional members to their cleaning team.

WAITING FOR CHRISTMAS – KS2
Please find with this letter a ‘Waiting for Christmas’ permission form. 
This form MUST be returned to us by Friday 28 September – children will not be able to attend the recording day or performance unless we have this permission slip.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Tennis Club

After school tennis club is run by Anthony from Framlingham Tennis club on Tuesdays after school. It is open to boys and girls from key stage 2.

Reading Club gets underway

Mrs Akerman runs an after school reading club on Tuesdays.
Here are the members meeting for the first time with some of their favourite books.

House Football Tournament

In glorious Autumn weather an inter house football tournament was held after school on Friday.
Our house flags (made for Olympic Sports Day) were being waved.
Results:
Howard 0 Mills 1
Hitcham 3 Bulstrode 1
Bulstrode 2 Mils 6
Howard 0 Hitcham 5
Howard 0 Bulstrode 5
Mills 2 Hitcham 1
This meant that Mills finished 1st with Hitcham 2nd.
Teams shaking hands at the end
The Howard and Bulstrode teams
Hitcham and Mills

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Reception Open Days

Nursery Open Morning



Nursery Teacher Vacancy

Job Term:                             Part Time
Appointment Type:            Permanent
Salary:                                   mps (0.62 fte)
Closing Date:                      Monday 8th October 2012
Place of work:                     Framlingham Sir Robert Hitcham’s CEVAP School
Part time:                               5 mornings (8.30am – 12.30pm) from January 2013
Sir Robert Hitcham’s is a large and vibrant CEVA Primary School within the heart of the community of Framlingham.   We are looking to appoint a motivated and inspirational nursery teacher with a good understanding of Early Years, who is willing and able to work as part of our Foundation Team.  In addition you should be passionate about children’s learning, have high expectations and be supportive of the Christian ethos of the school.
Visits to the school are encouraged; please contact the school, or find out more about us at www.roberthitchams.ik.org
 01728 723354 or email admin@hitchams.suffolk.sch.uk.
Interviews will be held week commencing   15th October 2012
Completed forms should be returned to the school.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Newsletter 4

***FRIENDS GAMES NIGHT & AGM POSTPONED***
Due to insufficient ticket applications for the Bingo & Beetle Drive this event will not be able to run this Friday.  In addition, the AGM cannot go ahead due to a requirement of a minimum of 30 adults needing .  Both events will be postponed in the hope of an increase in families wanting to come along.  Remember, the Friends are raising funds which benefit all the children at school.  A letter from the Friends will follow.

SCHOLASTIC LEAFLETS
Please find with this letter the Scholastic leaflets, please complete and return to the office with payment by Friday 21 September.   PLEASE NOTE PAYMENT MUST BE EITHER BY CHEQUE PAYABLE TO SCHOLASTIC LIMITED OR BY CREDIT CARD. 
NO CASH CAN BE ACCEPTED FOR SCHOLASTIC

HARVEST FESTIVAL – Thursday 4 and Friday 5 October
Our services will take place on Thursday 4 October in St Michael’s church for Foundation and on Friday 5 October at 9.30am for Key Stage 1 at 9:30am and Key Stage 2 at 10:30am. The services will include our usual harvest singing and prayers.  These are Thanksgiving services in which classes have chosen items such as poems or songs to be presented by some of the children.  All parents are welcome to attend either service.
Each child may bring in 1 or 2 small items to present for our Harvest collection.  Please no glass jars or bottles as the pupils have to carry them to church.
Any food donations will be passed on to the West Villa Homeless Families Unit in Ipswich and any money raised will go to the Soup Kitchen in Ipswich.

NURSERY PLACES FOR JANUARY 2013
We will be allocating Nursery places for January 2013 intake in October. 
If you have a child born BEFORE 31 December 2009, you will need to submit an application form to the school office if you wish your child to be considered in this round of allocations, forms must be returned by 1 October at the latest. 
Please ask at the school office for a Nursery brochure & application form.
Do come along to our NURSERY OPEN MORNING on
Thursday 27 September from 10.00 – 11.30am.
Parents are welcome to pop in on this date to look around (with or without children)

YEAR 6 APPLICATIONS FOR HIGH SCHOOL
Parents of Year 6 will have received a letter from SCC regarding High School Applications.  Please be aware that applications should be made on-line or using the form which should be returned to the address on the letter by MONDAY 31 OCTOBER at the latest.

ADMISSIONS APPLICATIONS FOR STARTING SCHOOL 2013/2014

Reception Applications letters and forms for next year are now available at the school office. 

Please note they MUST be returned to the Admissions Team at Ipswich by 15 January 2013.

For information go to: www.suffolk.gov.uk/admissionstoschools, you can apply online at www.suffolk.gov.uk/onlineadmissions, but you will still need to get a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) from the office.


MEET THE TEACHER REMINDER – this week:
Monday 17 September                Classes DB & GA/VR             at 3.15-3.40pm in class DB
Tuesday 18 September               Classes CA JC LC                     at 3.15-3.40pm in the hall
Wednesday 19 September          Classes NS & EM                     at 3.15-3.40pm in class EM
Thursday 20 September             Classes RV PLDD KV             at 3.15-3.40pm in the hall
BAG2SCHOOL COLLECTUION
Just a reminder that the charity bag collection is next Wednesday;
Bags should be left in the pavilion on the front playground please
between 8 – 9am.  PLEASE DO NOT BRING THEM IN BEFORE THIS AS WE DO NOT HAVE SPACE TO STORE THEM.  Thank you.
WATER BOTTLES
We would like to remind parents to provide their child with a filled water bottle for school; ideally with a ‘sports cap’ that will not leak in book bags.  We have installed water fountains in 3 activity areas and on both playgrounds so that children may re-fill their bottle if they need to – PLEASE note the indoor water fountains cannot be drunk from directly which is why a water bottle is necessary.

SKILLS FOR PARENT COURSE
These courses are run in Woodbridge  Library and they give parents the opportunity to make positive differences, improve communication and relationships, understand behavior and help with managing difficult situations.  They also run skills for Well-being. For information please see the Parent Noticeboard in the Reception area by the office or look at www.skills-for-parents.co.uk  Courses start in October and cosdt £85 for 8 x 2 hour sessions.

PERMISSION FOR CHILDREN TO WALK HOME ALONE    September 2012
After school all class teachers bring their classes onto the playground to meet their families.
Any children not collected will then return to their class teacher who will take them to the office.
If you allow your child to walk home we require you to sign the attached slip and return it to the office please, else we will be unable to let your child leave school.
Please advise the class teacher of any changes to collection arrangements in writing.


CHILDREN ALLOWED TO WALK HOME ALONE
My child/ren   _________________________________________________      Class __________________
                      __________________________________________________      Class __________________
is/are allowed to walk home from school on their own.
ParentName_____________________ Signature_______________________ Date _________________
Please return the slip to the school office

Friday, 14 September 2012

Free Dictionaries for Year 6 Children

Mr Cork from the Framlingham Rotary Club came into our Friday assembly to hand out superb illustrated dictionaries to every child in year 6.



Gardening Club Harvest

The school gardening club have made a display of produce picked this week.

Holy Horrors Kicks Off

Our after school Christian club restarted this week with a record number of members.
There were 40 children with 6 adults.
They all had some fruit, a drink and took part in some craft and singing activities. 

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

FRIENDS CHAIRPERSON VACANCY

The Friends AGM is on 21 September, and they are looking to recruit a new Chairperson.

If you would be interested in joining the committee in this role, they would be very pleased to hear from you.  It is a very rewarding post, working with a great group of parents who help to raise funds that are used for the benefit of all children in the school.  They are a friendly team, with a number of new members starting this year.  You do not need any specific skills, just the ability to work well as part of a team and to be enthusiastic about the role.

For more information please contact the current chair Marie-Therese on mtwalker666@hotmail.com or pass your information to the school office.

NEWSLETTER 3

REMINDER MEET THE TEACHER – Next Week
This initiative invites you to attend a presentation by your class and key stage teachers to understand a little more about what your child/ren will be experiencing this year in their new class.  The meeting will be no more than 20 minutes, and is not an opportunity for individual chats with your teacher, but will give an overview of your child/rens areas of learning including suggestions for helping at home.
Monday 17 September                Classes DB & GA/VR             at 3.15-3.40pm in class DB
Tuesday 18 September               Classes CA JC LC                     at 3.15-3.40pm in the hall
Wednesday 19 September          Classes NS & EM                     at 3.15-3.40pm in class EM
Thursday 20 September             Classes RV PLDD KV             at 3.15-3.40pm in the hall
You may bring your children to sit quietly with you if you wish.

OFFICE ‘JUNIOR’ VACANCY
We have a vacancy for a part time junior Administration Assistant in the school office on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-12pm.  Applicants must have good numeracy, literacy and communication skills and be comfortable with email and Microsoft Office.  Tasks will include daily attendance records, dinner numbers, hospitality, first aid, reprographics and much more.  Candidates must be able to respond to a variety of tasks and situations and to liaise with parents, pupils and staff.  Flexibility to work additional days / hours is an advantage.   Application forms are available from the school office. 
Closing date for applications Monday 24 September, interviews week commencing 1 October.

VOLUNTEER HELPERS IN CLASS… CAN YOU OFFER SOME TIME?
Thank you to all the volunteer helpers who have already registered with us this year.  Some classes have had no parent volunteers yet, so we have a number of sessions where help is required.  Below are the days/times where your help would be appreciated.  Volunteer help is a very important part of school life and if you feel able to help at any time, not just with any of the sessions below, we would be very pleased to hear from you. To help in school you do need to complete a Volunteer Declaration form and CRB form so we can run the relevant checks.  If you have not previously completed one, or wish to check if your name is already on the list, please contact the office. 
If you are able to help at a session below please speak to the class teacher.
CLASS                 DAY   TIME                            DAY  TIME                           DAY   TIME   
DB                        Mon     10-10.50am
GA/VR                 Tues     9-10am                       Weds   10-10.50am
EM                       Weds   10-10.50am                Thurs   1.15-2.15pm     
PLDD                   Weds   9-10am                       Fri        9-10am                       Fri        1.15-2.10pm
KV                        Mon     2-3pm                         Fri        9-10am
LC                                    Mon     9.30-10.15am              Wed    1.15-2.10pm                 Fri        9-10am
JC                         Mon     2.30-3pm                    Wed    9-10am                       Fri        9-10am
CH                        Mon     9.30-10.50am             Wed    9-10m                          Fri        9-10am

BAGS2SCHOOL – incorrect collection date printed on bags!
Please note the charity bags are being collected on Wednesday 26 September
NOT Tuesday 25 as is incorrectly printed on the bag.  Please place bags in shelter on front playground between 8.00- 9.00am on Wednesday 26 September ONLY.

******** DINNER MONEY PAYMENTS NOW OVERDUE********
Please pay for this half-term’s dinners by the end of the week.
Weekly payers must pay on a Monday or bring packed lunches.

CHANGES TO ‘SETS’ IN YEARS 1 - 6
In order to maximise the learning time for the children and to try to minimise the disruption to the learning through the movement around school, the staff have decided this year to continue with setting for Maths but not English.
English will be taught in class groups and with the support of Learning Mentors to meet the needs of all children. In this way opportunities for English will be increased as there will be a more flexible use of the timetable.

CANCELLED: WEDNESDAY COMPUTER CLUB – Y4
Unfortunately, Mr Brook is not in school on Wednesdays this year, so is unable to run Computer Club for Year 4.  Apologies for having to cancel this club completely.

CHOIR – CHANGE TO DAY
Choir will be held on a Wednesday after school now, not a Thursday.  The first session will be on Wednesday 26 September – details will follow on a letter next week.

WHOLE CLASS MUSIC – Class PL/DD
As part of the SCC ‘Wider Opportunities’ scheme we are receiving a delivery of brass instruments (Cornets, Tenor Horns & Baritone Horns) for class PLDD.  Over this year the children will receive whole class music lessons on a Wednesday with a teacher from the County Music Service.  After a few weeks the children will be able to take the instruments home on loan to practice.  Parents will be required to complete a loan agreement form and return it to the office before your child takes the instrument.  These forms will be sent out on Wednesday.

CROSSING PATROL – SAFETY NOTICE
We are aware that some children are crossing College Road ALONE before 8.25am.  The Crossing Patrol is ONLY on duty from 8.25am, please can we encourage parents to ensure their children do not get to the crossing point before that as there will be no one to help them cross safely.  Thank you.

GOING HOME ARRANGEMENTS
Please make sure your child’s teacher knows of any changes to going home arrangements.

REQUEST
We need to keep spare underwear for ‘accidents’ with our younger children, we are short of  pairs of girls knickers so if you have some that are in good condition but unwanted, then please you pop them into the office. Thank you.

MORRISSONS VOUCHERS
We are now collecting these vouchers; please pop in box by the office until 28 October.

REMINDER…..FRIENDS GAMES NIGHT & AGM – Friday 21 September
The Family Bingo & Beetle Drive has been a great success in the past, a fun night out for all ages.  There is a licensed bar, tuck shop & soft drinks.  Tickets are £2.50 per player. 
**Remember to Pre-order your tickets before Tuesday 18 September**
The Friends AGM will be held in the interval; where you can hear about this year’s fundraising and where the money has been spent.  It is also an opportunity to welcome new members to join. If you are interested in becoming part of this team, which contributes a great deal to school, please do contact
Marie-Therese Walker (Chair) on 07939 265646  or  mtwalker666@hotmail.com
We would encourage all new parents to school to come along.