Thursday, 28 March 2019



This week was all about the children experiencing a campfire. We discussed the fire triangle and the children helped to collect some dry wood to fuel the fire.

After lighting the fire some of the children helped to prepare ingredients for drop scones while the others enjoyed free play.

The children had their snack while the stewed apples and dropped scones cooked on the campfire.

We shared our cooking before reflecting on the morning by safely extinguishing the fire.

What a lovely morning.

Ducklings in School

Mrs Larter (one of our lunchtime supervisors) has brought in a clutch of ducklings who were abandoned by the mother duck. Mrs Larter is looking after them until they will be able to be released back into the wild.
The children in Reception and class RH both had time to look at the ducklings and gently handle them.
Thank you Mrs Larter for enabling the children to have this lovely experience.

VW PASB House Dodgeball Tournament 2019

On Monday 25th March 2019, Fifty-two pupils from VW and PASB walked to Framlingham College Sports Centre to compete in our schools first ever inter-house Dodgeball Tournament. During the event, the children showed great power, agility and sportsmanship. We are grateful to Framlingham College for developing and leading this event. The leaders were great role-models that showed initiative and inspired our pupils. Our children reported, the leaders encouraged, supported and gave positive feedback to them. We thank Framlingham College and our children for a phenomenal event. 

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Art Club - Year 3&4

We looked at portraits by Pablo Picasso and Kimmy Cantrell and then designed our own self portrait using water colour pencils. 
We went on to create and Card relief sculpture of our portrait using recycled materials. We decorated it with paint, oil pastels, marker pens and water colour pencils. 

Monday, 25 March 2019

Class LH meet the stars!

As part of our topic 'Moon Zoom', Class LH have been learning about the constellations in the sky.  We have recreated some of them - some were really tricky but we all managed to make one. We used mini-marshmallows and cocktail sticks.

Thomas  - The Plough

Diego - Canis Major

Poppy - Cassiopeia

Harry - Lyra

Layla - Aries

After that, we made up our own constellations.

Mayeni - Cristyes

Marley - Fes

Friday, 22 March 2019

Air Ambulance on School Field

We were pleased to be able to help the Air Ambulance Service today as they landed their helicopter on our school field in order to quickly reach a local resident.

+Pay on ParentMail

Here’s an update on the new, easier way for you to make school payments via
+Pay on ParentMail, which is an online payment service which allows you to pay for dinner money, school items and trips quickly and easily on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

School Dinner Money
The office will update the days your child has had a school meal and add any cash transactions that have come in. We will do this only on a Monday & Friday morning.
Your account balance will therefore be up-to-date at lunchtime of every Monday & Friday.
Every Friday pm we will send a reminder to parents if their balance has dropped to £0 or below, if their child usually has a school lunch.

Trips or chargeable school run Clubs
You will be sent a Form which you MUST respond to, giving permission and indicating how you will pay.
You should also receive a notification to say the trip is in the Payments section of ParentMail, so you can pay online immediately.

Free ParentMail App
If you have an Android or Apple smartphone, we would highly recommend you download the App. If you haven’t previously downloaded it, then you can either search for “ParentMail” in your App store or click on the link in the attached leaflet.

We wish to become a cashless school office, so parents pay electronically using credit or debit cards.  If you are unable to make payments online you can continue to make cash and cheque payments at the office.
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Outlook/Hotmail Spam Issue

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We highly recommend users download the ParentMail App to ensure you are receiving messages. 

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Thursday, 21 March 2019

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Mr Gilder led an assembly 'Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow'.  

He shared with us about how 'yesterday' was an event that happened in the past.  We talked about key events in our lives such as birthdays and weddings.  And also about other more historical key events in Framlingham such as Framlingham Castle and the Roman Road that passes through Suffolk. 

We shared events from 'today' and what is happening in the school and what would happen for the rest of today when we get home.  

We talked about 'tomorrow' and how it meant anything in the future.  He shared with us an orary of the Solar System and reminded us about important it is to look after the planet for the future.  Mr Gilder also noted that many of the children sat in the assembly today will be running Framlingham in the future such as shop assistants, car drivers, doctors, plumbers, electricians and many other trades. 

We finished with a prayer to thank God for the events from 'Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow'.

Mr Gilder sharing his orary. 



What another busy morning at Robin Wood! We started the morning discussing a duck that was visiting the woodland.

We then learnt about a fixed blade knife and how to use it. The children whittled a stick to create their own woodland elf.

All of the children helped to plant some trees that were donated by the Woodland trust.
The children kept themselves busy enjoying free play throughout the morning.

Netball Tournament

On Tuesday 19th March, two teams went to Brandeston for a school’s netball tournament. The emerging team played 6 matches, each one with enthusiasm and great team spirit throughout.
The development team played 5 different schools. They played with determination and perseverance; this paid off as they won their group competition.
Mrs Cockle and Miss Dineen were very proud of both teams as they were a joy to take, they had fun and demonstrated amazing sportsmanship. They gained so much through participating in a interschool tournament.