Monday, 22 June 2015

Newsletter 40

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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

'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 as soon as possible.  (The High School is keen for pupils to start at Primary School).