Friday, 28 September 2018

Light - Class VW

This term, Class VW are learning about light. 
Today, we shone a torch through a triangular prism to see refraction in action. We learnt that the ray of light bends and because the wavelength of each colour is slightly different, this would enable us to identify the colours of the visible spectrum. 
Afterwards, we made colour wheels and when they were spun rapidly, the colours merged into each other very quickly which made it more challenging to distinguish between the different individual colours.

Gardening Club Campfire

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Hitcham's Head Chef

What an amazing experience we had this afternoon as our children competed in our annual Hitcham's Head Chef competition!

We were utterly spoilt as our first round of Year 6 children competed for the title cooking Smoked salmon vol au vents, The Ultimate burger, Chicken curry with flatbreads and home made chicken goujons with rice and peas.

The standard was very high and we are so grateful to our judges Mr Hambling and Mrs Lawley who gave up their time to help us. The range of cooking skills on show was impressive and the dishes were beautifully presented.

A huge well done to everyone and thank you to the children and parents for your support. We were particularly impressed with how the children encouraged each other too.



This morning we did some preparing for our campfire cooking session next week. We discussed how to be safe around the fire and then thought about the three elements needed, oxygen, fuel and heat. The children then helped to collect and sort the fuel for the fire. remembering how to check whether the wood was dry. 

Some of the children helped to pick some blackberries to cook on the campfire next week.

By using a fire steel the children had a go at lighting their own small fairy fire, while other children accessed ongoing activities.

Friends Welcome Back to School Picnic

The friends would like to thank all the parents and carers who attended the 'Welcome Back to School Picnic' on the school field last Friday and braved the rain showers and buffeting wind.  
We had some great feed back despite the weather and will be looking into doing it again next year.

Don’t forget the schools AGM on Thursday the 18th October at 2:30 The AGM will take place in the schools nursery and it will be an opportunity to find out how your fundraising is being spent.

Monday, 24 September 2018

School Council in our new playground areas

A HUGE BIG THANK YOU TO THE FRIENDS for funding our new play spaces on the back playground.

The School Council have adopted the gravel area as their project for the year and have begun to discuss with their classes what they are going to call it and how it will be used.

We are all really pleased with the new area by the water fountain and the artwork looks good too.
Thank you to all who helped make this happen.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Forest School - Class LH (Week 2)

We started the session with a game of 'Eagle Eyes', the children found some great hiding places making it difficult for the eagle to see them.We continued thinking about our senses and focused on touch and smell. The children were asked to find two different textures of tree bark, they recorded their findings by doing rubbings and thinking of words to describe them.

The children then used their sense of smell to create a woodland perfume by collecting natural ingredients and mixing with water.

Ongoing activities were enjoyed throughout the morning.

A big thank you to Ufford Park for donating a trailer full of logs for seating and obstacle building and to Mr Godfrey-Hollins for delivering it to Robin Wood.

Forest School - Class LH (Week 1)

A great introduction to Forest School, the children in class LH started the session by exploring the woodland using two of their senses. We listened carefully for different sounds around the woodland comparing natural and man-made. By cupping their hands around their ears the children discovered they could hear more effectively. 

We then used colour swatches to explore different shades of colour throughout the woodland. 

The children enjoyed free play where they made animal homes, built bridges, made cakes in the mud kitchen and went on bug hunts.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Dinosaur evidence found on school field!!

Class LH went on a very exciting trip to find evidence of the dinosaur that had been heard and seen in and around Framlingham over the weekend.  A breaking newsflash alerted us to where she had been seen and various witness statements had been sent in too.   These photographs and statements confirmed the sighting around Framlingham yesterday. 

The children also confirmed that they had heard unusual noises over the weekend and strange whining sounds in the early evening on Sunday!  It was very bizarre but it was now becoming clearer as to what might have happened.  This confirmed our thoughts that maybe the dinosaur had been in and around the school area.  The photos that Mrs Picton had taken when she arrived at work confirmed that the dinosaur had also been on the playground. 

Our mission was to find further evidence of where the dinosaur had been to lay her eggs and  ....   even see her or her eggs!

We found the egg hidden near some bushes and decided it was to keep it safe from predators. 

We used the cameras to take photographs of any further evidence that the dinosaur had indeed visited the field.  We found so much evidence that we felt sure she had been on the field such as a big feather, broken and crushed chalk, leaves and twigs in piles ready for her nest, tunnels and smaller broken egg shells.  It was amazing and very exciting.  We searched around “Robin Wood” and also found huge footprints!

Footprints being measured against a stick - they were huge!

These are a few of the comments about the best bit of our hunt and search this morning:-

Mayeni – “When I saw the trail through the brambles, I thought there’d be a big nest with the little eggs in it.”

Fergus – “I liked looking at the egg and was surprised how big it was.”

Marley – “I enjoyed it when I found footprints and it led to the egg, I was very excited.”

Grace and Tatiana – “We enjoyed finding evidence especially the giant, grey feather which was definitely too big for a bird.”

Amirah – “I liked it when we saw the big egg and wondered if it was going to hatch.”

The smaller eggs found around the area led us to her big nest. 

We wondered if she was using the dead grass to make a nest and maybe got confused by the netting in the football goals.  We realised it wasn't sheltered enough for her either. 

Piles of moss and sticks were found around the area  - maybe she was gathering it to make her nest. 

We're really looking forward to finding out out more about the types of dinosaurs, where they lived, what they ate and their habitats.