Friday, 24 May 2019

Thank You to our Wonderful Volunteers & Benefactors

Yesterday classes JT & SC hosted a lovely 'Thank you Tea' for all the wonderful volunteers, Friends, Governors and Benefactors to our our school.
Without the dedication, commitment, time and support from all these generous people in our community, we would not be able to offer our children as many fabulous opportunities as we do.
The children welcomed our visitors with individual handmade thank you cards, served afternoon tea with homemade cakes and muffins, chatted to our visitors and to top off the afternoon they performed some beautiful songs.

Dig the Dirt - Read it Here!

As it is Chelsea Flower Show this week, we thought it was a good idea to let some of our youngest members of the Eco-Council get their hands dirty.

Thank you to the Friends for the new Choisya plants (Mexican Orange Blossom) which the KS1 Eco-Council planted today on the bank in the back playground.  They plug in a few more gaps.  These plants are evergreen, quite robust, frost hardy (-20 degrees C) and have lovely white blossom  We have chose two types - one with glossy dark green leaves and one called Sundance that has yellow glossy leaves.

#We hope they will grow and spread across the bank to stip the soil being washed into the  playground when it rains, and make the bank more attractive.  The Eco-Council will look after them and we hope they should look good for many years to come.

Thursday, 23 May 2019



The children had a wonderful last morning at Robin Wood enjoying all the activities they had accessed over the previous weeks.

'One, two, three Where are you?'

Building obstacle courses.

Investigating bugs.

Mixing potions.

Experiencing a hammock

 All the children made a pendant to remind them of the time they had at  Forest school.

 We finished the morning with a story under the trees.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Bronze at Mini-Tennis Red Competition

On Tuesday 21 May 2019, Three children from JT and KVJA competed in a mini-tennis competition at Debenham Leisure Centre. We are very proud of their talent. Well done children.

Howard wins JT SC House Dodgeball Festival 2019

On Monday 29th April 2019, Fifty-four children from JT and SC competed in a House Dodgeball Tournament organised by Framlingham College. During the event, the children showed collaboration, originality and agility. The sports leaders were great role-models; caring for and inspiring our children. 

Gold and Bronze at the Inter-School Swimming Gala 2019

On Wednesday 24 April 2019, seven children from Year 5 and 6 competed in this year's inter-house swimming gala at Leisure Centre in Framlingham. The children were prepared, strong and powerful. We are very proud of them. 

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Adastral Park Visit for Year 4

Once Upon a Time...

Last week the children in the Reception classes were treated to a very special live action assembly of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears', as part of their 'Once Upon a Time' topic.

Mrs Hopkins, Mrs Mawson, Mrs Turner, and Mrs Waddell took on the roles brilliantly - although the three in the big bear suits did get rather hot!!

Thursday, 16 May 2019



The nursery children enjoyed experiencing a campfire this week. They learnt about fire safety and used the respect position while safely toasting a marshmallow.

Each child had a turn at safely extinguishing the fire.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Nursery trip to the Castle

Today Nursery went to visit the Castle! 

The children walked up there beautifully and it was lovely to hear them chatting about what they could see and hear on the way. 
At the castle we looked at where the moat and drawbridge would have been and noticed the shape of the huge doorway. Inside we found the well and the man from the English Heritage told us that it was twice as deep as the walls were high! We shouted down to hear the echo. 
After that we galloped like knights over the grass and then enjoyed a book called In the Castle. Then we went up the steps to walk around the castle walls. We were amazed by how far we could see! We noticed the arrow slit windows and saw the mere where they used to catch the fish to eat and the fields where they hunted for the deer to eat as well as spotting the houses and even a wind turbine. Most excitingly we found a baby dragon up on the walls! It looked very lonely and so we asked if it would like to come back to Nursery with us. 
We went carefully down to have snack together and had a bit of a singsong before heading back to school with our precious baby dragon. What a lovely morning. Huge thanks to our helpers for making it possible!

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Thank you to the 'Friends of the school'

Crumble Kit

The staff and children would like to say a huge thank you to the ‘Friends of the School’ for buying us a class Crumble Kit....  it's not linked ( as some of you may think!) to baking or cooking apple crumble .....  but they are super new resources to support the DT and the computing curriculum.  We are very excited about these.  

Mrs Cooper and Mrs Venton were lucky enough to take year 3 and 4 to Adastral Park where they had an opportunity of using them.  Filled with ideas as to how they could be used in a cross –curricula format, they suggested that it would be a fantastic resource. 

The kits have now arrived in school and so we will have a staff training session soon and hope to see them up and running after half term. 

The kit is so versatile and offers so much potential for DT and computing!  Very exciting!

Thank you once again for this super resource.

Who's been Reading in my tent?

Reception children in Class CH had a wonderful storytime in the tent on the filed today.
We also had a lovely quiet time listening and playing 'Sleeping Lions'.

Monday, 13 May 2019

School Council Hard at Work

The School Council were hard at work weeding around the new planting on the bank by the back playground, which has taken well, but now needs some TLC.  
We will look out for weeds, in particular cleaver or sweethearts, to clear them to allow the new plants to flourish.
Thank you to the Friends for funding the planting.

Fun New Play Equipment!

Thank you to the Friends for our new play equipment which we look forward to using.
We have specially chosen smaller softer footballs for use in the back playground. Some of us found the ankle skips a challenge but we have one or two experts who will help us learn how to use them.
Equipment is also for the front playground and we have some washable skipping ropes which we hope will last longer.
Thank you from all the children and the School Council who had fun trying the new items out today.