Friday, 16 November 2018

School Games 6-aside Football Tournament

On Wednesday 7th November, seventeen boys from year five and six represented the school in a six-a-side football tournament at Hartismere Academy. James commented, "we started really well". Tommaso thought, "it was very fun". The boys noted Freddie played excellently. 

A-Team Results 

  • 4-0 (W) v Fressingfield
  • 1-0 (W) v Stonham Aspal B 
  • 2-0 (W) v St Boltoph's 
  • 0-2 (L) v SRH Debenham B
  • 2-1 (L) v Stonham Aspal A 
  • 0-2 (L) v SRH Debenham A 
  • 0-2 (L) v Mellis
    Outcome: forth place overall 

B-Team Results 

  • 1-1(D) v Stradbroke

  • 1-1 (D) v  Bedfield
  • 1-1 (D) v Easton

  • 3-0 (W) v Wetheringsett

  • 0-0 (L) v Bedfield 

Outcome: Third place in group 

New Recruits to the Worship Team

We are very fortunate to announce some new recruits to the Worship Team in Upper KS2.  They are looking forward to working with Year 3 /4 group and have some great ideas for our Worship Team.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Home Learning Gets fun!

Year 3 have been producing thoughtful homework on our new 'Tremors' topic. The highlights of this week have been a volcano cake as well as an erupting volcano (baking powder and vinegar provided). We have also had a beautiful mountain range made of clay, Earthquake Survival Kits along with a fact file on a female paleontologist Mary Anning. Thank you for supporting your children in their learning journey!



We started the morning by searching the wood for animals and recording whether we thought they hibernated or not. We learnt a lot about our woodland animals including baby animal names, whether they are nocturnal or diurnal, what they eat and their shelter names.

Some children attempted to light their own fairy fire, lots of perseverance and patience was needed.

Lots of free play was accessed throughout the morning including the children using their imagination to transform a stick.

Here are some of the fantastic spider webs that the children have made and are now decorating our shelter.

We finished with the children sitting quietly in their own space reflecting on the morning.

Poppies at the Church

The Year 6 pupils visited St Michael's Church earlier this week to look at the town's Remembrance display of poppies made by the local residents.  

Author Visit to Year 4,5,6

On Tuesday, the author Andy Briggs came to talk to us about creativity of ideas and writing. 
This children had a really informative session and a couple of reports are below
Mr Briggs also introduced his most recent book, Drone Racer, his other books include Iron Fist; Gravity; Black Night; Winter Storm.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

'Super Splash Heroes' drop into SRH!

EYFS, KS1 and Year 3 had a special assembly from ‘Essex and Suffolk Living Water’.  It was a very engaging, interactive and fun assembly with a very important message about how to save water.  The Super Heroes acted out a variety of scenarios using songs, rhymes, dancing and music to show us how to USE WATER WISELY. 

The children were taught how to use water wisely in the garden, the kitchen, and the bathroom. 

Super Heroes talking about how much water we can save in the kitchen. 

 There were also factual clips used to show the children where water actually came from and scientific vocabulary, such as clarification and evaporation, were used to explain where water came from and how it was cleaned for our domestic use. 

Top tips included:-

                 Turn off the water when cleaning your teeth           

                 Spend less time in the shower

                 Use an aerator inside the tap

                 Use a ‘save and flush’ bag in the cistern of the toilet

                Use containers of water rather than free flowing water such as a bowl in the                      kitchen sink to wash up or a bucket when cleaning the car and not a hose.

At the end of the assembly, a short question and answer workshop was held to recap the children’s new learning and for them to learn about how much water we can actually save by being ‘Water Wise’.   Every drop counts and it is important to work together to spread the message about what we can do to save water.

Children holding up the answers to the quiz

The “Super Splash Heroes” explained to the children that there are free water saving kits available on line from 

New Play Train on Front Playground

We are delighted with the latest addition to our front playground – a super wooden play train. 
The majority of the funding came from the Government's Healthy School's Capital Fund and we are grateful that Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, who are building new homes in Framlingham, donated a further £500 towards this play equipment.
The train has proved to be a huge hit with pupils since it was installed earlier this term, not only does it help encourage the children to enjoy healthy physical activity at break and lunchtimes, as well as team working and problem solving, but it also helps to fire their imaginative play.  

There are a few more photos on the website gallery.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Class LH remembers

Class LH visited the church this afternoon to:- a) help consolidate their learning about Remembrance Day and the work we have been doing about the centenary of the end of World War One; b) find the poppies that the children had created;  c) look at the font as part of our RE.

In the lead up to the weekend, the class shared memories that they have talked about with their families about relatives in the First World War. 

Grace – “My great, great grandpa was in the war and they had a bunker.  They lived in London and then moved to the country.”

Isabella – “A veteran is an older person who fought in the war.”

Myeni – “My Great grandad went to keep poor people safe.”

Thomas – “There are cemeteries where there are lots of graves where soldiers in the war died.”

Jake – “The end of the First World War was at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month.”

Reuben – “My great grandma was in the war and drove a tank.”

We also talked about the poppies and what they represent and so seeing the brilliant contribution that the community have done in creating the installation outside the church was  amazing.

Amirah – “The poppies look so beautiful!”

Oscar – “I felt proud of the people that knitted the poppies”

Olivia – “The poppies helped me to remember the people and the purple poppies helped me to remember the animals that died in World War One”

Fergus – “It was amazing!”

We also looked at the font which links with our RE unit this term which is belonging to the Christian family.  We discussed how children and babies are baptised in the font and are welcomed into God’s family and the church as Christians.  We looked at the symbols around it and also talked about the oak font cover and the carvings on the stonework.

Some of the children were able to find their poppies on the pews and around the church that they had designed.  The children from Sir Robert Hitcham's School had coloured in the poppies that were used to decorate the church.  The church looked lovely. 

We had a short silence in front of the poppies outside to remember those who had died.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Guitar Tuition

As part of our music provision in school we are able to offer guitar tuition to children in Key Stage 2.  
We use the County Music Service for this, and their tutor, Mr Butcher, teaches in school on a Friday afternoon.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Thank you to all the families who generously filled a shoe box of Christmas gifts for the Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child.
We are delighted to say we have 35 boxes that we are passing on to this charity.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Suffolk Remembers

On Thursday 8 November 2018 the Suffolk Royal British Legion organised a unique and
memorable event that where local primary school children lay poppies on the 1,332 Great War graves in the 248 cemeteries across the county.
As part of this event today, some of our pupils joined in the laying of poppy crosses at Framlingham Cemetery on the graves of the 4 servicemen who died in action.