Monday, 8 March 2021

Welcome Back!

We are so delighted to have all the children back in school for the last three weeks  of this Spring term.



Friday, 5 March 2021

Summary Drop Off/Collection Guidance for 8 March

Please find below a summary of the guidance shared last week, in preparation for return to school on 8 March:

Important Safety Guidance

-         Only one adult per family & adults to wear a mask

-         Keep your children with you & keep 2m social distance between families

-         Follow any signage/staff directions & do not crowd near entry doors

-         Exit the site quickly using lane 1 or 4 on the school drive

-         No scooters or bikes to be ridden on site or on the school drive

-         Do not gather in groups on site or near exit routes

Changes to School Entry/Exit routes

-         New Road drive (blue gates) can be used by everyone. Please use Lanes 2 & 3 (middle) to enter and Lanes 1 & 4 (outsides) to exit.

-         College Road entrance can only be used in the morning but NOT by Nursery, Reception, Year 1 or Class LH (who must use the New Road entrance). There is NO access to the playground from College Road at any time – so your child can only access as far as the school entry door in the picket fenced area.


Morning Drop-off Procedures & Times

-         Drop off between 8.40am and 8.55am only (15 minutes)

-         Year 1 - 6 children go through school gates without parent

-         Nursery/Reception parents take children to front playground - enter Lane 2 exit Lane 1

-         Late arrivals sign in at office from 8.55am




Afternoon Collection Procedures & Times

-         School Drive will be marked with 4 Lanes – please use designated lane

-         No school access from or to College Road

-         Only collect at your allotted time:

Children with NO SIBLINGS:

-         Class KM, CH, JT @ 2.45pm then Class KB, LH, LC @ 2.55pm - Enter Lane 2 to FRONT playground Exit Lane 1

-         Classes in KS2 @ 2.55pm - Enter Lane 3 to BACK playground Exit Lane 4

Children with SIBLINGS:

-         Surname A to M @ 3.05pm then Surname N to Z & Childminders @ 3.10pm - Enter Lane 3 to BACK playground Exit Lane 4 


Nursery:

-         Drop off & Collection routines for Nursery have not changed since December so these will remain the same as before. 

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

School Re-Opening Announcement

Following the Prime Minister sharing his plans for the gradual easing of lock-down restrictions this week I am certain that you were as excited as we were, to hear of the plans to fully open Primary Schools to all children on 8th March. We are now able to look forward to our whole school family returning together.

The Secretary of State for Education notes that the decision to ease restrictions is made on a balance of risk to public health and educational considerations. He has made schools aware that they must follow the usual rules and duties around school attendance and that all the systems of controls put in place in the school, including appropriate ventilation, must be followed by everyone.

During this week the Senior Leadership team will be working tirelessly –yet again- to develop protocols and procedures for children, staff, families and visitors to return to school in a safe and measured way. These we will share with you as soon as we are able, however in advance we request your ongoing support and patience as we try to facilitate a calm, smooth and safe return for all children.

Keep safe and well

Mrs H Picton

Headteacher

Monday, 22 February 2021

Welcome Back for Spring Term 2

School reopens today after the half term break for keyworker and vulnerable children and remote learning continues for all the other children.

We were welcomed back by some beautiful daffodils at the school entrance this morning - Spring is on it's way!


Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Icicles

Some very impressive icicles formed in the Reflective Garden over the last few days of freezing temperatures.




Icy Pavements

Please be aware that the pavements around school on College Road and New Road are thick with slippery ice.

Our school paths have been cleared and gritted by our school caretaker - who has used the snow to make a school snowman to greet the keyworker children!

Please take care!



Tuesday, 9 February 2021

School RE-OPENS Wednesday for Keyworker & Vulnerable Children

School will be OPEN for Keyworker & Vulnerable Children tomorrow - Wednesday 10 February

Please be aware that the school will be managed with a skeleton staff only.  The kitchen will be open and can provide a hot school lunch.  Normal drop off and collection routines/timings apply.

Parent/Teacher Virtual Conversations via Teams will take place at your allocated time.

Please be aware that these virtual meetings will take place from the teacher's homes and we cannot guarantee connectivity. If your meeting does not take place for technical reasons the teacher will reschedule these with you once we return to school.

Framlingham Castle in the Snow 2021 - photo  courtesy of Mr J Byer




Monday, 8 February 2021

Snow Closure - Tues 9 Feb

The school will be closed again on TUESDAY 9 FEBRUARY due to the weather conditions.

Parent/Teacher Virtual Conversations via Teams will still take place at your allocated time.

Please be aware that these virtual meetings will take place from the teacher's homes and we cannot guarantee connectivity. If your meeting does not take place for technical reasons the teacher will reschedule these with you once we return to school.

As this is being classed as a 'Snow Day' there is no expectation for you to submit remote learning unless you wish to. Please be aware that teacher connectivity may mean a delayed response from them to any submissions.

WE WILL SEND A FURTHER MESSAGE DURING TUESDAY REGARDING WEDNESDAY.

Sunday, 7 February 2021

Snow Closure - Mon 8 Feb

The school will be closed on MONDAY 8 FEBRUARY due to the weather conditions.

Parent/Teacher Virtual Conversations via Teams will still take place at your allocated time.

Please be aware that these virtual meetings will take place from the teacher's homes and we cannot guarantee connectivity. If your meeting does not take place for technical reasons the teacher will reschedule these with you once we return to school.

As Monday is being classed as a 'Snow Day' there is no expectation for you to submit remote learning unless you wish to. Please be aware that teacher connectivity may mean a delayed response from them to any submissions.

WE WILL SEND A FURTHER MESSAGE DURING MONDAY REGARDING TUESDAY.


Sunday, 31 January 2021

Spring Parent/Teacher Virtual Meetings


If you haven't booked your Teams virtual meeting with your child's teacher, remember the deadline for booking appointments for Mon 8 Feb is before 9am Mon 1 Feb (tomorrow).

Please access your ParentMail account to make your booking & you must include your email address in the notes box, as your meeting link will be sent to that email address.

Friday, 15 January 2021

RECEPTION

This week in reception we have been learning about space and have created some wonderful artwork. We looked at photographs from the NASA Hubble Space telescope and then using paint and glitter we painted our own interpretation of them. We also investigated different shape stars, we compared them by counting the sides and points. We then used stars and other media to create our own galaxies.










Tuesday, 12 January 2021

PIRATE DAY

 Ahoy there me hearties!

Last week the children in  Yr 2,Yr 1 and reception discovered some treasure in the classroom and had  great discussions deciding who it belonged to. We came to the conclusion that it belonged to a pirate. Then on Thursday we were visited by a pirate by the name of Captain Barnacles who confirmed it was his treasure. The children got to ask him questions relating to pirates. To finish the week the children dressed up as pirates and did pirate activities, such as learning pirate phrases,writing pirate sentences and creating some wonderful art pieces.











Monday, 4 January 2021

School NOW CLOSED - National Lockdown


Following the latest National Lockdown news, the school is now closed to all children except keyworker and vulnerable children.
Please DO NOT send your child into school unless we are expecting them.
Remote learning for all children will be uploaded by the teachers to MS Teams or Tapestry.
Please bear with us whilst we make arrangements and avoid calling the school unless it is essential.
Thank you for your ongoing support

Thursday, 31 December 2020

Return to School in 2021

We would like to confirm that school will start again on 4 January as planned, and we look forward to welcoming all the children back on Monday morning.

Given the rise in cases across the county we ask parents to continue to follow guidance in keeping our school community safe. Please maintain 2m social distancing and wear a mask when on school grounds, only one adult per family to drop off or pick up, and please exit the school site as quickly as possible. Thank you for your ongoing support with this.

We welcome the new year with hope that by working together, we can make 2021 a better year for us all.


Thursday, 17 December 2020

Santa Visit

Our younger children were delighted today to receive a visit from Father Christmas. 

He surprised classes CH, KM, KB & JT this morning, ringing his bell, having a little chat with the whole class and leaving a little treat for them all before he went on his way.

Sadly he wasn't able to visit all the other classes, as he has a lot of work to do before Christmas Eve, but he has left treats with the teachers to give out to all the children.

Happy Christmas everyone!










Behind You! The Panto comes to school!

We wish to say a great big thank you to the Friends for funding a live streamed Pantomime for all the children in school.

All the classes have been watching a live streamed version of 'Cinderella' either yesterday or today.  

They have thoroughly enjoyed it - and we can hear their laughter along the corridors...

... oh, yes we can!





Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Covid-19 Tier Two Rules and Christmas Rules

Please see these graphics that have been shared with us from Suffolk County Council.




FOREST SCHOOL

 FOREST SCHOOL - CLASS KB (Group 1)

Class KB have enjoyed their time at Robin Wood over the past three weeks. They have explored the different areas of the woodland independently, remembering the Golden Rules.











Monday, 14 December 2020

Celebration of the Christmas Story

We are delighted with our Celebration of the Christmas Story which has been sent to parents via a private link to view today.

The Nativity Story is brilliantly performed by the children in Foundation and Key Stage 1 and is accompanied by beautifully sung Christmas Carols from Key Stage 2.  We are delighted with the results.  The children have thoroughly enjoyed watching the ‘Premiere’ in school today. 

Grateful thanks to Mrs Christie for her hard work in filming and editing to create this wonderful 30 minute video.  We'd love to hear any WOW! comments if you've had a chance to view it.

Please also view the website gallery for a collection of still images from the filming.