Thursday 20 June 2024

Celebration of Schools Music - Year 3

Year Three had amazing fun at the Suffolk County Music Service WCET Fest event. We travelled by coach to Trinity Park, Ipswich together with many other children from different schools.

We played our clarinets skillfully and sang many songs, including a brand new one learnt on the day. The whole day culminated in a performance to our families which everyone loved.

'I loved it because you had to play your clarinet in front of all the parents' Orlagh

'I liked it when the show started because the mums and dads came in' Piper

'I liked the music concert because we got to learn new songs' Bella

'I enjoyed it because we got to play our clarinets and learn a new song' Jacob

'I enjoyed it because it was interesting' Tommy

'I liked the building we were in and the people were really nice' Polly

Wednesday 19 June 2024

Friends Summer Fete - Volunteer Sign Up

Our School Summer Fete will be taking place on Friday 5 July, after school until 6pm.

A huge plea from the Friends Committee for volunteers to help us run stalls 

🙏Without volunteers the fete cannot go ahead, even 30 minutes of your time will be a huge help.

Thank you to those who have already completed the form on ParentMail. We will be in touch soon ☺️

Please complete the form sent via ParentMail indicating the time(s) you're able to help us and we will be in touch with you.

Deadline extended to complete the form is Monday 24June, please.

We have the following stalls:

  • 2nd hand uniform, Bar, BBQ 1, BBQ 2, Coconut shy/welly throwing, Whack a mole/hook a duck, Name the teddy/sweets in jar,  Tombola adults, Tombola kids, Raffle, Ice creams, Glitter tattoos/Henna, Inflatable slide

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Friends (

    Thank you for your continued support,
    The Friends

Thomas Mills Athletics Competition

The year 1 & 2’s, 3 & 4’s and 5 & 6’s competed in an Athletics competition on Monday at Thomas Mills High school. 

In total there were 8 different events involving running, throwing and jumping with the top 3 from each event receiving a medal for 1st,2nd and 3rd place.

Our school won 6 x 1st place medals, 5 x 2nd place medals and 6 x 3rd place medals. 

The children showed determination, great attitude and all made the school very proud.

Thank you to all the helpers walking the children to and from the high school, and to the team at Thomas Mills.

Tuesday 18 June 2024

“Staying Alive” with First Aid Training

Years 1 – 6 enjoyed their First Aid workshops which have been kindly funded by “The Friends”.

The sessions started with finding out what “First Aid” means and going through what is in a First Aid box and how to use the items.  After which,  there was a demonstration of an oximeter to measure the pulse and oxygen.  

The children were taught what to do in an emergency when they find someone unwell and how to use the acronym “DR ABC” to help when they first find someone who is unwell.  Maybe ask your children what the letters stand?  (“Dr ABC” – Danger, Response,  Airway, Breathing, Circulation)

The children were also taught the basic resuscitation to the beat of “Staying Alive” and when to use it.  A role play situation of ringing 999 and what to do in an emergency was then shared.  This helped the children to remember what to say if they found someone unwell.  The children also practiced the recovery position, and when to use this alongside practicing the techniques for CPR. 

Thank you so much to "The Friends" of the school for funding these valuable workshops which have been brilliant in making the children aware of what to do in an emergency.  



Monday 17 June 2024

First Aid Day

Year Three worked incredibly hard today finding out all about first aid. With the help of our visitor Dan, and a cuddly friend, the children discussed essential items for a first aid kit, the basics of CPR, the recovery position and how to contact emergency services.

‘Today, I learned lots of different steps in first aid. I really enjoyed it and it was fun!’ Isla

‘I learnt so many things and it was amazing!’ Rubi

‘I loved the class because it will be useful when I am older’ Toby

‘A fun and interesting session’ Gladness

Friday 14 June 2024



Merci everybody for really

engaging with our special learning day, celebrating all things French and learning all about the 2024 Paris Olmpics and Para Olympics too.

Everybody looked great in their blue, white and red  and colours of the olympic rings. Thank you to parents and carers for facilitating this.We really enjoyed a fun and engaging whole school French/ olympic themed assembly, led by Mme Capjon and Mon. Wright, who are French teachers at Thomas Mills High School. The film they shared about the River Seine ahead of the olympics was really thought provoking and hopefully the French authorities will  ensure that the river is clean enough for competitors to swim in for the games ! Several staff members said that they were not keen to swim in the River Seine (!). Everybody was really impressed with our pupils' French accents and how well they listened to all the interesting information in the assembly. Mme Capjon read a special olympic prayer in both French and English and during worship, we reflected on our school's values and how  well they link with the olympic values.

There was a range of activities going on around the school,including  learning about the geography of France, singing, art work. cooking French style savoury flapjacks, counting, telling the time, using the French dictionaries, playing French games, learning about the olympics and more.

We are very grateful to Mrs Aldred and her catering team who planned a delicious French style lunch and the children collected their meals from a French themed, decorated counter. The children all said how much they enjoyed their meal.


Year 6 Residential comes to a close

It's the last day of Year 6 residential camp and the children have stopped off at Woodbridge Park to have a play on the equipment. 

Year 6 Residential - Day 5 Clean up!

Last night it rained, which meant the campfire couldn’t go ahead. 

The CYM team quickly made another plan and set up the marquee for an alternative campfire. We were read a parable from Africa about the Go Away Bird and shared stories, and the children sang one of the songs from their upcoming production for the Team.

Today, it’s clean up time! We have left the site exactly as we found it.

We have absolutely loved our time here and will remember our week at CYM forever.

Thursday 13 June 2024

Class HHMbr French Cafe


Year 6 Residential Day 4 - Thought for the day, Tyre Relay, Rugby Rounders & more

Our thought for the day after breakfast was ‘compassion’ - the team talked about the importance of having compassion for others; understanding and accepting the differences between us all. 

The sun is trying to shine which is lovely!

We then had a tyre relay based on games that Team Leader Josh had observed children playing while working in Uganda, followed by a quick round of rugby rounders.

It’s the last day of the carousel of activities today - now everyone has had a chance to experience the zipline, raft building, the low ropes and archery. 

Lunch soon!