Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Newsletter 31

Welcome Back to the Summer Term!
We have a very short first half term, just 4 ½ weeks which includes the SATs testing, followed by a much longer 2nd half term of 7 ½ weeks.
Along with this letter of general information  please also find a
Diary Dates leaflet which gives details of dates for the rest of this term and a Club leaflet with start dates of all summer clubs
– please note some start this week but most clubs start next week.

·        The playground will still be supervised from 8.30am however the school doors will now open at 8.40am, at which point the children can come in to put their bags/coats on pegs, they should not go back out then but should go into class.
·        All children should be IN class by 8.50am for registration.
·        If it is raining the staff will manually open the doors from 8.30am for wet play in class.
·        At the end of school KS1 will go onto the playground earlier to be collected at 3.00pm
·        KS2 will come out at 3.05 as they have always done.

*******Dinner money should be paid on Mondays******
Half term payments are due by the first Monday after each half term.
The cost for lunch every day will be = £48.40 23 April – 23 May = 22 days
Don’t forget you can pay for the whole term for 1/2/3 or 4 days per week too.
To pay on-line follow the link from the ‘Parent Information’ button on the school website
Weekly payments:               
        5 days  £11.00      4 days  £8.80     3 days  £6.60     2 days  £4.40                1 day  £2.20
Cheques should be made payable to Suffolk County Council (SCC)
with your child’s name and class WRITTEN ON THE BACK please.
DINNER MONEY MUST BE HANDED TO THE TEACHER IN AN ENVELOPE THAT STATES:       Child’s Name + Child’s Class + which days dinner money is for.

During the summer term a basic skills netball course for year 5 & 6 girls on the MUGA courts at Thomas Mills High School will run on Mondays after school, in a similar fashion to the previous hockey club run by Mr Brook. 
We would require some parents to ferry the children up to the high school for a 3.30pm start and students would need to be collected at 4.30pm.
The course will be led by Mrs Constanti with the support of some 6th form members of the Framlingham Netball Club.  The main aim of the course would be to build up skills and confidence in the sport before the girls move up to high school.  The sessions would run on the following dates:  12th & 19th May, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th June.
Application forms to be returned to our school office by Monday 28 April please.

Now the summer term has started I wanted to remind you about our Sun Protection policy. The sun’s rays are particularly strong in the summer and they can damage children’s skin, which can sadly lead to skin cancer in later life.
Your child’s health and well-being are very important to us, which is why we:
  * spend time learning about the importance of sun protection;
  * encourage pupils to wear hats when outside and to use sunscreen;
  * encourage pupils to drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.
More details can be found in our Sun Protection policy. 
Of course, your support is very important if we are to make this work. You can help by:
  * talking to your child about the importance of sun protection at home;
  * applying a minimum factor 15 sunscreen to your child’s face, neck, arms and legs
   (if exposed) before they leave home, in order to safeguard them through the day;
  * always sending your child to school in a hat (preferably with a wide brim);
  * ensuring your child brings in a water bottle (with a sports cap).

However… as the British weather is so unpredictable can we please ask that children bring a waterproof coat with them as we still like them to go out at break and lunch times even if the weather is a little wet.

Please can we remind parents that the children should only be bringing in fruit or vegetables for their morning snack. Please DO NOT include packets of processed or coated fruit eg fruit winders or yoghurt coated fruits please also do not include other foods such as cheese & crackers.  Thank you for your co-operation in following our ‘healthy schools’ guidelines.


Please note that there are Violin lessons on Friday this week as well as Monday next week.

There are still a number of invoices outstanding for Violin, Guitar, Brass & Clarinet so please ensure you have paid for the terms lessons this week, otherwise your child may not get a lesson.