Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Our expectations are that:
Arriving between 8.30 – 8.40am
If you arrive at this time, your child may take their belongings into school (and coat if it is warm enough to not need it on the playground), but your child should come straight out onto the playground to be ready for the first bell.
Unless parents need to speak to the teacher, please can parents wait on the playground while your child puts their things away. We do not expect parents to be putting away their children’s things, as a part of you helping to develop their independence they should do this themselves.
Pushchairs /Buggies should NOT be brought into school during this time.
Arriving between 8.40 – 8.45am
If you arrive at this time, your child should keep all their belongings with them and go straight to the playground to await the first bell. They can put their things away once their line has walked back into school. This prevents blockages in doors/corridors as late pupils come out and clash with class lines coming in.
At 8.45am when the first bell goes the children should line up in class lines to then follow their teacher into school.
All children should be outside by 8.45am ready for this bell.
Parents are expected to either vacate the playground before the 8.45am bell, or allow the children safe entry to the school before you try to leave by standing back from the class lines, steps or doorways, please.
Parents do not need to stay with their child after 8.30am, as the playground is supervised from this time.
We hope that these expectations are clear, if you have any concerns please speak to the class teacher in the first instance.
Monday, 29 April 2013
25 children from SRH were treated to an amazing day at the workshop of a professional sculpture: Laurence Edwards.
He gave a talk about the history of sculpture and about how he works with bronze.
The children got to create a sculpture of their own with clay onto a metal frame.
The results were creative and original.
Laurence encouraged the children to also use natural materials in their sculpture.
An awards ceremony was held.
Some of Laurence's work.
We also got to see the process of casting in bronze.
Click on image below to see Laurence Edwards' website
Friday, 26 April 2013
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Our swimming pool is now 25 years old, and we have been advised that it is in need of a substantial refit to bring it up to an acceptable standard which meets Health & Safety legislation.
Last year, due to a combination of plant failure and the bad weather, the water temperature only reached the minimum required level on 24 days during the summer term, and on some of these occasions we had insufficient volunteers for our children to be able to use the pool.
Due to this we have explored expanding our use of the indoor pool at Framlingham College. Currently our Year 5 and 6 classes have 5 weeks of lessons each during the spring term. After Easter, we have arranged to extend this provision to Years 3 and 4, and classes RV, KV and PLDD will swim on a Wednesday morning for 5 weeks. They will be taught in groups of 8-10 pupils, by fully qualified swimming instructors from the college.
After half term we intend to take Year 2 pupils to the pool for 2 sessions, to see how well this facility works for the younger age groups.
By exploring this option this summer, it will give us more time to consider the future of our own pool here at Sir Robert Hitcham’s.
We will be reviewing the future of swimming lessons through the parent council – please feed back your comments through your class representative.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
About 350 children took part in the annual cross country run at Stonham Aspal.
Robert Hitcham's enjoyed great success this year with Ethan 1st in the boys race and Joshua 3rd. Grace came 3rd in the girls race for the second year running.
Start of the boys' race.
Start of the girls' race.
About half way round the course of 2.5 miles.
Ethan out on his own near the finish.
Grace near the finish.
Bulstrode House team who finished 2nd in our inter house competition which we ran as part of the race.
Howard house were1st in the girls and 3rd overall.
Hitcham were 4th in the house competition.
Mills won the inter house team event.
We had 8 boys finish in the top 25 and 9 girls - an amazing achievement. They will receive an invitation to the County final later on this term.