Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Nursery Christmas party

Today Nursery had our Christmas party! We even had a visit from the big man himself - Father Christmas! We enjoyed dancing and singing, pulling crackers and eating the wonderful party food. Thank you for all the contributions. Merry Christmas!!

Nursery visit the Christmas tree festival in the Church

Yesterday Nursery went to visit the Christmas tree festival in the Church. It was our first proper outing and so we were very excited. We enjoyed seeing all the differently decorated trees and listening to our Year 3 and 4s who were practising in the Church for their Christmas service. A magical experience.
Thank you to our wonderful helpers who made the trip possible.

Carol Service

The children in year 3 & 4 delivered a beautiful Carol Service at St Michael's Church today - twice! In the morning to the rest of KS2 and in the afternoon to parents.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Carol Singing at Mills Meadow

Class JT lifted the spirits of the residents in Mills Meadow care home last week by singing some Christmas Carols.
We have had some lovely feedback from one of the family of a Mills Meadow resident :

I am writing to say thank you to the year 5 students who visited Mills Meadow this morning. The school and their parents must be so proud of them. 
The boys and girls sang wonderfully well, it was a joy to hear them and watch them perform the Carol Concert. Lovely voices and lots of beautiful smiles. 
Afterwards, during their brief refreshment they mingled with the residents, shaking hands and asking questions, saying thank you for having them. My mother and I were so impressed by their good manners and confidence.
It’s not easy to stand in front of an audience where there appear to be few smiles and little interaction. I would like to assure the children that music does make a difference. They made a difference today. Their singing reached a part of some of these old people that other things can’t reach. It will have touched their hearts. 
A big thank you from my Mum, a resident at Mills Meadow & from me, who was privileged to share with her and everyone else who was there today. Bravo 👏 

Music Soiree

Our wonderfully talented musicians performed a delightful Music Soiree in the hall last week. We also saw the premier performance from our newly formed girls choir - The Larks - led by professional singer Megan Peel.
The audience of family, friends and teachers were amazed at all the children's performances.  We are very proud of them and how confident they all were.  
Well done everyone!

Sadly, the camera does not perform well in the low lighting - so we'd welcome any photos parents may have taken if you can email them to the office please.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Music Assembly

The children had a musical treat to end the week - in today's assembly the Firebirds performed a few of their pieces under the direction of Rob Gildon, with whom they will be performing with the Phoenix Singers at Framlingham College tomorrow evening.  We also heard class LC play their recorders under direction of Mrs Eyles, and some pupils from Class RH did a lovely rendition of Silent Night on the chime bells, followed by a soloist on the violin and saxaphone.

Well done to everyone involved, especially to Mrs Mawson, our music co-ordinator, who puts in so much extra work to ensure children have all these wonderful musical opportunities.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Christmas Dinner Today

Huge thanks go to Linda Aldred and her brilliant kitchen team for the super Christmas lunch enjoyed at school today.  Thank you too to the Midday Supervisors for their continued brilliant work.  Today there were additional helpers in the form of Year 6 House Captains who were serving lunches and a number of the staff were helping with serving, clearing up and more.
A really delicious and fun addition our festivities this Christmas.

Christmas Jumper Day

Just a few images of the children in their Christmas Jumpers today. All money raised from these donations will go to Christian Aid.

Nativity - Key Stage 1

Children in classes JC, LH & SV told the story of Christmas Baubles! in their Nativity play this week - At a school, somewhere not so far from you, excitement levels are reaching fever pitch with thoughts of the plentiful presents and parties that the Christmas season will bring. It’s clear to Mr Potts, the caretaker, that something may have been overlooked. With the assistance of some helpful mice, he sets to work to create some beautiful baubles for the bare, forgotten Christmas tree and helps the children to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. With quirky characters such as directionally challenged kings, a moody donkey and a sheep that sleeps through an angelic visitation, this is a tinsel-tastic nativity like never before.
The performances were amazing and we know there were many proud parents and grandparents in the audience - well done to all the children and the staff who worked so hard to deliver this magical Christmas story.
More photos are on the website gallery

Nativity - Reception

The Reception children told their story of Busy, Busy, Bethlehem in their Nativity play this week that tells the Christmas story from a new perspective – that of a busy Bethlehem soldier.
Bethlehem is busy, busy, busy with preparations for the day of the approaching census. Watching the excitement and directing the crowds is a little soldier sent to Bethlehem by Caesar Augustus. He loves to organise everybody and thinks that nothing could be more important than being in charge.  So when Mary and Joseph arrive late, the little soldier is initially very cross, but something changes and he can't understand why. He forgets all about organising - could it be because a very special baby is about to be born?
The performances were amazing and we know there were many proud parents and grandparents in the audience - well done to all the children and the staff who worked so hard to deliver this magical Christmas story.
More photos are on the website gallery