Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Land Ahoy! RNLI Visitor

The children in KS1 today had a visit from a member of the RNLI.  The children learnt all about the fabulous service the Lifeboats give and learnt about dangers at sea and keeping safe near water.
Thank you for the kind donations to the RNLI - a huge total of £80 was donated by the year 1 and year 2 children and staff.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Scrumdiddlyumptious! Where does our food come from?

Part of the learning this term in year 3 & 4 on the topic of 'Scrumdiddlyumptious!' is finding out where our food comes from.  Yesterday, the children had an informative session looking at a tractor on the playground and learning about local farming. 
Thank you to Mr Kiddy for bringing the tractor into school.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Year 5 read poetry to Reception class

Today Class VW were lucky enough to visit the children in Class KM to share their ‘Space’ themed poems. The children enjoyed reading out their poems and showing the younger children their alien models. Thanks to Class KM for being such a good audience!

Cake Sale tonight!

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Online Safety Parents session

Parents  had an informative session this morning, learning about staying safe online.  
The key messages involved guiding parents about online apps including ooVoo, and snapchat amongst others.  They were also instructed on how the use of a hashtag can override privacy settings.  PEGI ratings were reviewed and home security/privacy settings were discussed.  Parents watched two eye-opening videos to set the scene about how easily strangers online can entice youngsters through pretending to be people they are not.    Both had quite an impact and generated a lot of conversation.

The ThinkUKnow parent guide page:  has links to help. 

We will also be sending out on a separate Parentmail, details of parent guides and websites available to help parents.  We urge you  to share these with grandparents, carers and childminders who are looking after your child to help them keep YOUR child stay safe online.

Thank you to those parents who came and we hope that you can continue working together in the journey of keeping your child safe online. 

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The hall is alive.... with the Sound of Music

A simply terrific afternoon of singing in school today from all the Key Stage 2 children taking part in the annual House Singing contest.
This year each House performed two songs from The Sound of Music - Doe-a-Deer & Favourite Things.  Key Stage 1 and Reception classes also joined the audience.
Judges had a hard time deciding which House was the overall winner.  We'd like to thank all the House teachers and support staff for their work preparing the children.
We'd also like to thank the judges - Miss Ducker- Music teacher from Thomas Mills High School, Mr Byer and Mrs Armstrong who were both teachers at our school for many years. Mrs Armstrong presented the trophy ('The Gillian Armstrong House Singing Cup') to the winning House.
Well done to everyone for taking part and delivering some fabulous performances.

 Anticipation waiting for the announcement - Who Won?

Well Done to everyone in 'Howard' ~ Singing champions for 2017

Astrophysicist under the spotlight

Year 5 were lucky enough to be visited by Sarah Cruddas, English space Journalist, Broadcaster and TV Presenter who has a background in astrophysics. The children were completely inspired and asked lots of relevant and interesting questions. We were fascinated to learn that Pluto has volcanoes which erupt ice and that there are robots living on Mars! 

Friday, 3 February 2017

Investigating Materials in Science Club

This week, Year 5 made marble runs using junk modelling materials. The children were very imaginative and used a variety of materials to create an interesting route for their marbles. 

Reflections - Maths in Class VW

In class VW, children have been learning about reflections and translations. They have been confidently working in all 4 quadrants, and learnt how to represent translations with simple formulas (e.g. x+4, y). The children drew their axes accurately and checked the new position by counting the squares to check the translation.

Quicksticks Hockey Success

On Thursday the School Hockey Teams travelled to Hartismere School in Eye to participate in the district rounds of the Quicksticks Hockey tournament. The competition featured over 30 primary schools in total (the largest ever attendance for this event) including 4 teams from Framlingham. All Framlingham teams achieved excellent victories and scored many, many goals throughout the afternoon's play. The 'A' Team finished with Silver medals (match results below) with the 'B' Team close behind in 3rd overall.

'A' Team Match Results

  • 6-0 (W) v Helmingham
  • 1-0 (W) v Creeting 'A'
  • 6-1 (W) v St Botolph's 'B'
  • 3-1 (W) v Mellis
  • 3-0 (W) v Palgrave
  • 5-2 (W) v Framlingham 'B' (Semi-Final)
  • 1-2 (L) v St Botolph's 'A' (Final)

Thanks to all pupils for their impressive efforts, teamwork, cooperation and results. Thanks to all staff, volunteers, helpers and parents who attended for supporting the pupils so well.

Girls Football County Finals Success

On Saturday the Girls Football Team travelled to Westley Middle School in Bury St Edmunds to compete in the annual County Finals tournament. The competition featured the top 8 primary schools in Suffolk who had qualified for the event by winning their respective district rounds earlier in the term. Framlingham produced some magnificent performances during the morning's play against some very physical and experienced opponents. Their match results were as follows:
  • 3-0 (W) v Moulton
  • 0-1 (L) v Morland
  • 1-0 (W) v St Gregory's
  • 1-2 (L) v Westley (Semi-Final)

Thanks to all pupils for their outstanding efforts, excellent teamwork, notable resilience and strong determination throughout the competition. Thanks also to all staff and parents who attended for supporting the team so well.

Inter-cultural celebrations

Class SC celebrated the Chinese New Year 2017, the year of the rooster. We discussed the origins of the Chinese New Year, the traditions that take place each year and what they signify. We made little boxes and Chinese lanterns.  We then shared together fortune cookies, kindly donated by Mrs Chan and read each message. We were each given a red envelope to open on the 28th January 2017 – Chinese New Year.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

The Aliens have landed!

This week, VW have written character profiles of aliens they have designed. They had to develop their initial ideas to write a full character profile of their alien. This included: naming their alien, assigning their alien a  home planet, describing how it has adapted to survive in extreme temperatures and any additional survival features. 
They then made models of  their aliens using plasticine!

Prehistoric Houses

As part of our ‘Tribal Tales’ topic, children in Class PLKV have made houses from the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic or Neolithic periods of the Stone Age. Come to visit our classroom to see our fabulous models!   

Tribal Tales

As this is the National Week of Storytelling, on Tuesday morning, Class PLKV shared their Stone Age story adventures with Class RH. The Year 3 children were keen to listen, and discussed which were their favourite parts of each story.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Class LH enjoy their new wet play equipment

CLass LH had a smile on their faces despite the rain!!   
Rainy days means wet play but we enjoyed using our new equipment today during wet play which was kindly donated by "The Friends".  
A huge thank you for the kind donation - we really enjoyed playing the new games. 

Monday, 30 January 2017

Visit to Ipswich Museum

Year 4 had a thoroughly enjoyable visit to Ipswich museum last Thursday, to take part in workshops about the Stone Age. The children followed clues to lead them to Mesolithic finds; handled original artefacts, planned a Neolithic settlement in the right location, and made replica Stone Age clay pots. Thank you to the parents who accompanied us.

The Year 3 children went to the museum the following week.... here's a link to an article and some photos of their day which were published on the EADT- online.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Lunchtime for Year 6

The Year 6 pupils are delighted with the new dining furniture in their covered courtyard! Unsurprisingly, no matter what the weather is like, the oldest children in the school enjoy the perk of having an exclusive dining space.  The old wooden picnic benches have been replaced with these brighter, more practical, tables and benches.  Our thanks go to the Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich for funding these.