Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Images from KS2 Sports Day












 

The final scores - HOWARD the winners for the first time in 7 years.
Well done!

 

Images from KS1 & Foundation Sports Day












NEWSLETTER 40


‘HOODWINKED’ PERFORMANCE AT FRAMLINGHAM COLLEGE
We have tickets available for the Year 6 production of Hoodwinked at Framlingham College on Wednesday 1 July (afternoon) and Thursday 2 July (evening).  We have allocated all requests from Year 6 families and still have seats free. 
If you would like any please order them directly from the school office, they are £3.50 each.

SPORTS DAY SUCCESS & STRAWBERRY SELL OUT!
Well done to everyone who took part in Thursday’s Sports Day, it was a terrific event, with Howard being crowned as Sports Day Champions!
The Friends did a roaring trade on Strawberries & Cream, so our thanks go to them for adding to the success of the day, they raised £116 which is brilliant.

FRAM NATIONAL REMINDER…

Only 3 more days until the big social event is on, the "Fram National".

St Elizabeth’s has almost sold out of hats, and the fizz is being chilled.

A great evening of fun and entertainment with loads of stunning prizes donated by the world famous Godolphin Stables to be won.

Tickets are going fast (£3 each!), so get your babysitter booked and your money in. Don't forget to dress up, and there will be a prize for best hat.

REPORTS OUT – Friday 10 July ** change to original date**
Pupils in Reception to Y6 will now be given their reports a week later than previously notified.  Please remind your children that the reports are addressed to parents and should not be opened until they are handed over to you.
The reports are very detailed, and therefore we will not be running formal parent consultations, however, if you feel that you would like to speak to your child’s teacher about the report, then please arrange a suitable time directly with the teacher.
Nursery will be having Parent Consultations on Tues 7 July from 2.00-4.00pm and Wednesday 8 July from 2.00-6.00pm. Please sign up for a timeslot on the list outside Nursery.

THOMAS MILLS HIGH SCHOOL INTAKE EVENING – Wednesday 1 July
Just a reminder for parents and Year 6 pupils (who are going to Thomas Mills in September) that the intake evening at the High School is tomorrow night.

YEAR 6 CHOSEN LUNCH MENU – Tuesday 14 July
The menus that the Year 6 children have chosen for this date is:
Fish Fingers, Chips, Peas & Baked Beans, Chocolate Fudge Cake
All children can have this lunch on this day, and we would especially prompt the year 6’s to have this – it’s the Tuesday after camp week.

GUITAR LESSONS
Children in Year 2 – 5 wanting Guitar lessons from September should please complete the form and return it to the office by Friday 3 July.

CLUBS IN LAST FEW WEEKS OF TERM
NEXT WEEK w/c 6 July - CLUBS RUNNING AFTER SCHOOL WILL BE Multisports & Gardening (Monday), Tennis (Tuesday) & Cookery (Wednesday), Orchestra (Thursday) and Gym (Friday)
WEEK OF 13 July - there will be NO LUNCHTIME CLUBS & THE ONLY CLUBS RUNNING AFTER SCHOOL WILL BE Multisports (Monday), Reading & Tennis (Tuesday) and Gym (Friday).
This is the last week for County Music Service (Guitar, Brass, Flute & Clarinet).
FINAL 3 DAYS OF TERM w/c 20 July - NO LUNCHTIME CLUBS & THE ONLY CLUB RUNNING AFTER SCHOOL WILL BE Tennis (Tuesday).

******HOLY HORRORS HAVE NOW FINISHED, AS HAVE MFSF******

BAGS2SCHOOL CHARITY BAG COLLECTION
The Friends are pleased to let parents know that the last Charity Bag collection raised £88, so many thanks to all those who donated bags of unwanted clothes etc.

FRENCH CLUBS NOW FULL
Mrs Archer’s French club letters (for Year 2/3) that went out last week have had a huge response, so this club is now full, she is holding a waiting list though.

YEAR 6 TO TMHS – MONDAY 13 July
The Year 6 will walk up to Thomas Mills for their Induction Day on the Monday after camp.  They should come into school as normal that day.  They will need to bring a pencil case and a water bottle.  They will be able to have a FREE school lunch from the High School canteen on that day.

LEAVERS’ SERVICE – MONDAY 20 July 9.30am
The Leavers’ Service will be held at St Michael’s Church on Tuesday 22 July in the morning at 9.30am.  Year 6 parents are warmly welcomed to this event.  Pupils in classes JA and EM will attend plus any other younger siblings of Year 6 children.

NEW APPOINTMENT
We are pleased to let parents know that we have appointed Miss Whipps as a KS2 teacher to join our team in September. 

VACANCY FOR A MIDDAY SUPERVISOR
We have a vacancy for a midday Supervisor either for fixed days per week or in a relief capacity to be called on when we have shortages. 
Rate of Pay is £6.99 per hour for 1 hour & 20 minutes per day. Full training will be given.
Please contact the school office for an application form or for further details.

NEW COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
From September we will be using ParentMail, a system used by thousands of other schools to communicate with parents by email, text and an App. 
All families will receive a letter shortly from us explaining the registration process, which will be done via mobile text or email.  This will be based on the contact information you have provided the school with previously, but if you know you have changed your mobile / email since September then please give that information to the office ASAP.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Girls Earn Fantastic Cricket Double for the School

SRH girls were crowned County Cricket Champions yesterday - the first time any school in the county has won both boys and girls titles in the same season.
The competition had 12 local winners from around Suffolk. - divided into 3 groups of 4.
In the morning our girls won all 3 group games against South Lee, Lakenheath and St Mary's to progress to the final stages in the afternoon.

In the semi final SRH beat Ranleigh by 27 runs.
In the final game SRH came up against a very strong Horringer Middle School team.
SRH batted first and scored 56 runs and defended the score brilliantly thanks to some excellent fielding and bowling from the whole team.
SRH won by 18 runs to become champions.


2 members of the team brought along some of their baking for the lunch interval.







Boys Win Count Cricket Title

SRH boys won the county title at Woolpit Cricket Club on Monday.
The competition featured 12 local champions from around the County.

The boys had to win 6 matches during the day to become champions.
In the morning group stages Fram beat Stoke-by-Nayland, Cliff Lane and Hardwick Middle.

In the afternoon SRH Fram beat St Loius , South Lee and in the final - Hadleigh.
The last game was an outstanding performance with Fram winning by 63 runs.









Monday, 22 June 2015

Newsletter 40


SPORTS DAY – THURSDAY 25 JUNE
Sports Day will take place this Thursday on the school field (access via Coucy Close).
KS2 from 9.05am – 12.15pm        KS1 / Foundation from 1.15pm – 2.45pm
Please can we ask that parents do not park in Coucy Close unless disabled access is needed.
If the weather is too wet we will notify parents of delay / cancellation via the school BLOG, website & email (for those that get their letters via email), the reserve day is Friday.
There will be NO lunchtime clubs for pupils on Thursday.

REPLY SLIPS FOR VOLUNTEER THANK YOU TEA
For all those volunteers who have been invited to a Thank you Afternoon Tea in July, please can you return your reply slips to the office.  Thank you.

GUITAR LESSONS
We are sending out a letter this week to children in Year 2 – 5, regarding Guitar lessons from September.  If your child is interested in starting lessons, with a tutor from the County Music Service, then please complete the form and return it to the office.  The deadline to return it is Friday 3 July.

‘HOODWINKED’ PERFORMANCE AT FRAMLINGHAM COLLEGE
We have tickets available for the Year 6 production of Hoodwinked at Framlingham College on Wednesday 1 July (afternoon) and Thursday 2 July (evening).  We have allocated requests from Year 6 families and still have some seats free. 
If you would like any please order them directly from the school office, they are £3.50 each.

REPORTS OUT – Friday 10 July ** change to original date**
Pupils in Reception to Y6 will now be given their reports a week later than previously notified.  Please remind your children that the reports are addressed to parents and should not be opened until they are handed over to you.
The reports are very detailed, and therefore we will not be running formal parent consultations, however, if you feel that you would like to speak to your child’s teacher about the report, then please arrange a suitable time directly with the teacher.

CLASSES FOR SEPTEMBER
Class letters will be sent home on Friday 10 July indicating which class your child will be in from September, in advance of the transition sessions detailed below…

TRANSITION SESSIONS
The transition sessions for the children will take place in the last full week of term where they will spend time in their new class. 
In addition, we would like to invite parents in to the school to view your children’s new classes in the first full week back in September (either at the start or end of the school day from 7-11 September). 
The parent information sessions (originally scheduled for July) will now be held in that week (7-11 September) and detail of each class dates and times will follow.

CELEBRATION OF FRAMLINGHAM FESTIVAL – 3-5 July
St Michael’s Church is hosting a Celebration of Framlingham over next weekend. Amongst all the wonderful floral displays in the Church you will find some splendid art work from our pupils, as well as from Thomas Mills High School and Framlingham College.  There will also be an assortment of musical interludes over the weekend.
SINGING CLUB are performing in the family service on Sunday morning, and all family will be welcomed to come along.

HOUSE SPELLING
We are pleased to announce that the winners of this year KS2 House Spelling Cup are Hitcham’s. Well done to everyone who took part.

COMPUTER GAMES ARE AFFECTING BEHAVIOUR OF CHILDREN
Would you like your child to see violence and inappropriate imagery? The answer for all parents goes without saying is,"no". Computer games manufacturers produce games such as Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty which promote violence and language that is damaging to our children. These games are not positive for any age but manufacturers do put age limits on the games for a reason. Within school we see the impact of these games on those that have played them underage, particularly on very young children. We have seen children as young as 6 talk about these games and even bring them in for 'show and tell'. We then see them re-enacting the scenes and violent behaviour and using the language on the games and for some, the imagery comes out in their writing. Research shows that children who repeatedly play brutal video games are learning thought patterns that will stick with them and influence their behaviour as they grow older. Maybe for some parents you have not looked at the games before buying them for your children. For some parents maybe the 'everyone else has it' has worn you down. However these games are damaging the minds of our children and so can I ask you to consider carefully whether your children have them or play on them. I raise this because it is impacting on their behaviour in school and on them.

WINDBREAKS – if you loaned a windbreak for the Arts Festival, please collect it from near the hall this week.  Thank you

VIOLIN
'There a few places left for children to have violin or viola lessons at school in September.  If you would like your child to have lessons, please email Cal Fell Cal.fell1@googlemail.com as soon as possible.  (The High School is keen for pupils to start at Primary School).

Friday, 19 June 2015

Year 6 Production Preparations in full swing!

Programme cover design by Sydney Way.

The  children have been very busy making and decorating the props and scenery.



They have also designed and stitched their own waistcoats.



Singing, dancing and acting rehearsals in the classroom and the hall.









There is also a lot ICT involved in the play. There are 39 sound files which some of the children have programmed in time with the action.





Anybody wanting a ticket should speak to the school office.
Tickets are available for shows on Wednesday 1st July at 1.00pm and Thursday 2nd July at 7.00pm.
The production is in the theatre at Framlingham College.