Friday, 26 October 2012

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

October Art Gallery

These fantastic pictures give a good impression of the work covered across the school over the last half term. The pictures show African landscapes from years 5 and 6.

Reception pictures looking at shape - people made out of 2d shapes; drawing lines & circles to make pictures of themselves with their fingers in paint.






Class JC have made 'Good to be me' paintings.
Nursery have made hand and foot prints in paint and with a computer program called 'revelation natural art'.




Class RV have made African animal prints.
KV have made a superb African map collage.

NS have made African pastel landscapes.





Class CA have made Kandinsky inspired paintings.
Class LC have made Olive Owl and Daphne Dinosaur pictures as part of their PSHE work.

Newsletter 10

ANGELS & PINNACLES – FLYING HIGH AT ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH
During half term the dazzling banners and textiles that a number of our Upper KS2 children created last term with local artist Jenny Nutbeem will be displayed in St Michael’s Church. Do take some time to pop in and take a look until 10 November

YEAR 6 OPEN DAY AT THOMAS MILLS HIGH SCHOOL – Wednesday 24 October
Parents are permitted to sign their Year 6 child out of school during the day of Wednesday 24 October to take them to look around the High School. 
Please ensure that you sign them back in when they return.

REMINDER - YEAR 6 APPLICATIONS FOR HIGH SCHOOL
At the start of term 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.

INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS – Thursday 25 October
Photos of all individual children and family groups will be taken on Thursday, all children will need to wear their school sweatshirts.  Thank you.

REMINDER CAKE STALL – Thursday 25 October
There will be cakes for sale this Thursday after school in the front playground pavilion.

HALF-TERMLY DINNER PAYMENT – FOR NOVEMBER - DECEMBER
DINNER MONEY MUST be paid on a MONDAY for the week or half term.
ALL HALF-TERMLY PAYMENTS ARE TO BE MADE BY THE FIRST MONDAY FOLLOWING THE START OF EACH HALF TERM.
DINNER MONEY COSTS FOR AUTUMN 2nd HALF TERM (5 November – 21 December):
There are 7 this term (35 days)
5 days a week                 35 days x £2.10           =          £73.50
4 days a week                 28 days x £2.10           =          £58.80
3 days a week                 21 days x £2.10            =          £44.10
2 days a week                 14 days x £2.10            =          £29.40
1 day a week                   7 days x £2.10             =          £14.70
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
(Additional cost of Christmas lunch is £1 which should be paid on Monday 17 December)
DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT IS MONDAY 12 NOVEMBER, PLEASE.

NEW DINNER MENUS – for OCTOBER to MARCH
With this letter please find a copy of the EATs catering school lunch menu which runs from after half term until the end of the Spring term in March.  You can also find the link to the menu from the front page of the school website.
REMINDER - CHRISTMAS DINNER SLIPS TO RETURN
Slips should be returned for the Christmas lunch choice for EVERY CHILD please, by Thursday at the latest.    If we do not receive a slip from you we will
ASSUME THAT YOUR CHILD WILL BE HAVING A CHRISTMAS DINNER which will need to be paid for on 17 December.

DIOCESAN CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION – half term project idea.
The Diocese are searching for an artist from one of their schools to design their Christmas card.  All children can enter by creating a card based on a Christian Christmas theme, which should be no larger than A5 (half A4 size). 
Write your name, age and class on the back and bring to the school office
ON MONDAY 5 NOVEMBER.  The school will select the top 4 entries to be sent to the Diocese to choose from amongst all their schools.

BONFIRE LUNCH – Monday 5 November
On the first Monday back after half term the catering team are providing a Bonfire Lunch of Hotdog Sausage in a roll or Cheddar Cheese Catherine Wheel, Sauté potatoes, sweetcorn and peas, with Warm Sweet Waffle and icecream for dessert

SWAP TO LUNCHES THIS WEEK
Due to there being no school on Friday, we will be serving Thursday’s menu on Wednesday and Friday’s menu on Thursday this week.
REMINDER - CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX APPEAL - Friday 8 November
Please return the filled shoe boxes for Samaritans Purse by Friday 8 November, don’t forget to include the £2.50 in the envelope. Thank you.

CHESS CLUB
Mr Byer will be running a Chess club for this half term, starting on 8 November. It will be open for children in Year 5 & Year 6 and will start at 12.30pm in Class NS

LAST GARDENING CLUB WAS THIS WEEK
Gardening club has finished now until after February half term when letters will be sent out.

FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT – Saturday 3 November
The Friends of Thomas Mills High school are running a family photo-shoot on Saturday with ‘Fearless Frog Photography’ to raise funds.  To book your place call 07748 788457 or email sales@fearlessfrog.co.uk.  The session costs £20 in which you will get to do different family/single poses, it includes a 9”x7” photo in mount, and very reasonable prices on further prints.

RECEPTION OPEN SESSIONS – for Pupils due to start school September 2013
The Reception classes will be open for visits by parents with children due to start school next September.   The sessions are on Tuesday 6 November 9.30-11.30am or Thursday 8 November 1.30-2.30pm.  Parents are asked to please sign in at the school office where admission application forms are available.

FRIENDS CHRISTMAS DISCO – Friday 14 December
Just to advise parents that the date for the Friends Christmas Disco is now confirmed.  Ticket application letters will follow later in November.


DON’T FORGET it is a Non-Pupil Day this Friday 26 October
(Note: Thomas Mills High School are in school on Friday)
and Half term is next week.

Take a look at the school blog for photos and reports of
school events from the last half term – there is lots to see!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Runners-up in School Football Tournament

The school football teams (A and B teams drawn form years 5 and 6) took part in the District Tournament yeasterday afternoon at Stradbroke High School.
Our B team won their group with wins against Stonham, Stradbroke and Laxfield.
Our A team were the top goalscorers in the competition with some excellent performances vs Debenham, Wilby and Wickham.
Unfortunately our A and B teams met each other in the semi final. The A team won comfortably by 3 goals to nil. B team keeper Zak was outstanding and kept the score down with a string of good saves.
The A team took on a strong Mellis side in the final. In a very tight match with few chances a mix up in defence was punished to leave Fram a goal down. Despite constant pressure Fram could not find an equaliser so finished a respectable runner-up.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

NEW GOVERNOR'S NEWSLETTER

See our Governor's Newsletter

Christmas Lunch

CHRISTMAS LUNCH – Wednesday 19 December


It’s that time of year again, when we need to place our order for the Christmas turkey in order to meet SCC Catering deadlines.  The school Christmas Lunch will be on Wednesday 19 December.  It is a fun and sociable event and children are invited to join in even if they do not normally have a school meal.


Roast Turkey, Stuffing, Chipolata Sausage,
Yorkshire pudding and Gravy
Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Peas and Brussels sprouts

Christmas pudding and Custard Sauce or
ICe Cream and chocolate Layered dessert

The vegetarian alternative will be ‘Chickpea Wellington


There will be NO Nursery Lunch Club on this day.
Children choosing to bring a packed lunch will eat in the hall with everyone else as usual.

Please tell us if your child will want a Christmas Lunch, a Vegetarian option or will bring a packed lunch by completing the slip below.
Please return the slip by Monday 4 November at the latest, if you select a Christmas dinner, we are afraid that you will not be able to change your mind nearer the time.

Please pay on Monday 17 December if you are having a school lunch. 
The cost of Christmas Lunch will be £3.10.  If your child is entitled to free school meals, there is no charge.
 (Please note that cheques for dinner money should be made payable to “Suffolk County Council”)

Yours sincerely
Mrs H Picton


FRAMLINGHAM SIR ROBERT HITCHAM’S CEVAP SCHOOL

CHRISTMAS LUNCH 2012                                 
     PLEASE TICK A CHOICE FOR YOUR CHILD/REN

              PACKED LUNCH     CHRISTMAS LUNCH     VEGETARIAN LUNCH

 Child’s Name_________________________Class_______            

Child’s Name_________________________ Class_______         

Child’s Name_________________________ Class_______ 

Parent’s Name_____________________________________          Signed_____________________________________

PLEASE DO NOT PAY NOW PAY ON MONDAY 17 DECEMBER

Newsletter 9

APPOINTMENT OF NEW PARENT GOVERNOR
I am delighted to announce that Mrs Helen Evans has been appointed, unopposed, as the new Parent Governor.  Mrs Evans has a daughter in Year 2, and also has 2 older children who have been at this school and are now at the High School.  You can find out more about the role of the Governors in the new bi-annual Governor Newsletter that is being sent home today.  In addition, Mr Mulrenan has been voted in as the Support Staff Governor.  On behalf of the Governors, I would like to welcome them both.

CHOIR – CANCELLED UNTIL HALF TERM
We have one volunteer adult to help fortnightly – if you would be willing to share this role on a fortnightly basis please contact the school office before half term.

VOLUNTEER SAFEGUARDING TRAINING
Just a reminder to all those volunteers who have booked to receive the Safeguarding Training this week, that:
Wednesday’s session will be at 1.00pm in the upstairs computer suite (opposite class NS)
Thursday’s session will be at 9.15am in the upstairs computer suite (opposite class NS)
Please sign in at the office.  The sessions will last 2 hours.

REMINDER GA VR SHARE SESSION – Wednesday 17 October
Parents of GA/VR are reminded to come along to this Wednesday’s share session at 1.20pm.

SWAP TO LUNCHES NEXT WEEK
Due to there being no school next Friday, we will be serving Thursday’s menu (Roast) on Wednesday and then Friday’s menu (Fish and Chips) will be served on Thursday next week.

INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS – Thursday 25 October
Next Thursday, 25 October, photos of all individual children and family groups will be taken. The children will be photographed in their school sweatshirts.
If you wish to bring pre-school children into school to join your family group photo, please come to the hall at 8.30am with your children.

PREMIER SPORTS
We are trialling a new way of providing sporting activities within the school curriculum, and have contracted Premier Sports who provide this service for a number of our pyramid schools.  They provide experienced, trained coaches who will be taking PE lessons 1 day a week between now and Christmas. This will affect classes KV, DB, LC and PLDD on Fridays.

WOW! CARDS
As a way to encourage feedback from parents and volunteers we have some ‘Wow!’ cards at the school office which we would like to ask any parents, visitors or volunteers to fill in when they see or hear something at school that they are impressed by. 
They can be completed anonymously and placed in the box in the reception area. 
Thank you.