Sunday, 28 February 2010

BEETLE DRIVE AND BINGO NIGHT

There was nearly a 'full house' at Friday night's Beetle Drive and Bingo Night, with over 90 people attending. The event was lots of fun, and seemed to be enjoyed by all - barring the minor mishap with some duplicate Bingo tickets!!
Thanks must go to Spadge Hopkins for his excellent Bingo calling and also to Mr Grey for the kind loan of the hi-tech Bingo kit.

The Friends are very grateful to those parents who stayed behind at the end to help clear up the tables and stack chairs to get the hall back in order for school on Monday.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Holy Fun After School

On Wednesdays after school there is a popular and thriving club called 'Holy Horrors'.
The club currently has 40 children from across the age range and 5 adult members including several school governors. They always start with a drink and a piece of fruit. Holy Horrors then take part in a number of activities. They normally have a story, a song and craft activities. Holy Horrors is also a chance for the children and adults to chat about anything in a relaxed atmosphere.
























New Fun Book Club

Mrs Akerman has started up a Reading club for Year 2 and 3 children. The club meets after school on Tuesdays. They started off this week by sharing a favourite book. Next week the children will choose one of the books to read together.









Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Inuit Cushion Designs

Class RV have made these stunning cushion designs with Mrs Borg. They are based on Inuit Art found on the internet. You can everybody's work in the video below or come and look at the beautiful display in the corridor outside their classroom.












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Speed Stacking

Class NS / JB have been using Speed Stacking equipment during wet breaks / lunchtimes. Some of the children have become experts. Watch the video below - it is NOT speeded up!




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WHOLE SCHOOL LETTER (26)

WORLD BOOK DAY EVENT – THURSDAY 4 MARCH
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FOR KEY STAGE 2 ONLY – apologies for not making it clear on the previous letter.
To celebrate World Book Day KS2 children can come to school dressed as their favourite book character. Lessons and playtime will continue as normal, so costumes/footwear need to be practical.

SCHOOL BOOK FAIR –MONDAY 8 - WEDNESDAY 10 MARCH
The Travelling Book Company is visiting the school and will be in the Library/Computer Suite on:
MONDAY 8 March 3.15pm Whole School
TUESDAY 9 March 3.15pm Whole School
WEDNESDAY 10 March 11.30pm & 1pm Nursery
3.15pm Whole School
The children will have an opportunity to visit/buy books during school time with their class.
There will be books available for children of all ages and abilities, and a leaflet is enclosed giving an indication of titles available. If you are unable to visit at opening times but would like to purchase a book, please complete the order form on the leaflet OR use the form overleaf.
Payment must be sent in with the order and all cheques should be made payable to ‘Framlingham Sir Robert Hitcham’s CEVAP School’, with your child’s name and class on the reverse.
All purchases made by you will help the school obtain more books for our library and classrooms.

WORLD BOOK DAY BOOK TOKENS
World Book Day Ltd has issued £1.00 book tokens to each child in the school. They can be redeemed at any bookshop participating in the promotion and are valid from Monday 1 March to Sunday 28 March 2010 and are enclosed with this letter. They can also be used as part purchase for a book worth £2 or more from the Travelling Book Company, or as part purchase for a book from the Scholastic leaflet which we hope to be issued to Key Stage 2 children shortly.

MORNINGS
Children have been reminded to keep their coats on in the morning when they first arrive, whilst they put bags on pegs and lunch boxes on shelves, before going straight back out to play.

NETBALL & FITNESS COURSE – THOMAS MILLS SPORTS CENTRE
This course will run through Thomas Mills Sports Centre by Mrs Constanti (from Framlingham Netball Club / Thomas Mills High School) for 10 weeks during the summer term on Wednesday evenings (5.45pm – 6.45pm). The aim is to provide fun exercise for girls in year 5 & 6 whilst developing ball skills and co-ordination as well as teaching netball rules, skills and tactics. To register interest or for further information please contact aconstanti@thomasmills.suffolk.sch.uk or text/call 07867 807 144. Please note this will be run on a first come first served basis if there is sufficient interest.

REMINDER – BINGO AND BEETLE DRIVE - Friday 26 February
Pre-orders for tickets must be with the school office by this Wednesday.

Friday, 12 February 2010

TO PARENTS OF CHILDREN IN CLASSES RV, DBKM, NSJB & GH
CHANGE TO DATES FOR SWIMMING AT FRAMLINGHAM COLLEGE POOL

Due to year 6 missing 2 lessons due to the pool being out of order, the following changes have been made for the rest of the term:

The rota is as follows:
Mon 22 Feb Classes DB and RV – extra session
Fri 26 Feb Year 6 Swimming Gala 10.30- 11.00am – new date
Mon 1 March Classes NSJB and GH
Mon 8 March Classes NSJB and GH
Mon 15 March NO SWIMMING – POOL UNAVAILABLE
Mon 22 March Classes NSJB and GH
Mon 29 March NO SWIMMING – POOL UNAVAILABLE
Mon 19 April Classes NSJB and GH – new date
Mon 26 April Classes NSJB and GH – new date to be confirmed

Pie Jesu - Kings College Choir

Our school singing club will be performing this piece at Snape Maltings on 21st March.

Objects from Liberia

Mrs Elphick gave a fascinating talk to the children about her visit to Liberia. The children also had an opportunity to ask questions. She had lots of photographs which we could see with the projector. These objects were brought back as souvenirs. Two of them are made from wood, the picture is stitched from cotton and the bracelet is made from shells.









Polar Art Work in Key Stage 2

Drawings by Class DB, paintings and collage work by Class NS / JB.



















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Thursday, 11 February 2010

Skeleton Adverts

In year 6 some of the children have been designing adverts for winter sports equipment. The adverts were made using MS Publisher. They looked at the Winter Olympics and specifically the 'skeleton' - as performed by Britain's Shelley Rudman. Watch out her her in the Vancover games next week.



























Snow in February

There was yet again a covering of snow on the playground. Lots of children spent breaktime making snow sculptures.
Some of them also noticed (see video below) how quickly the snow was melting in parts of the playground.












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After School Hockey Club

20 children from years 5 and 6 have been learning how to play hockey (not uni-hoc) using our new hockey equipment bought with Tesco vouchers.

Threee of the children also play at Harleston Magpies Hockey Club - click on logo to go to website. Please speak to Mr Brook if you are keen to learn to play this fast moving & skilful sport.




















Junior Chess Tournaments

Mr Byer's lunchtime chess club has been very popular this year. They are now into playing tournaments. The year 3 / 4 tournament had 32 players. Ollie and Corri are the finalists.
The year 5 / 6 event has just started with 43 children taking part.










Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Funny Polar Animals
























These funny ideas were created by children in Years 3 and 4.















































We hope you like this poem by one of our Year 6 children

Ice as clear as crystal,
Snow like flour sprinkled across the land.

Snowmen piled up high, with big
Pointy noses and coal black eyes.

People tobogganing and snowboarding
Down Hills some wooden and some on
Plastic toboggans.

Noses are red
Toes are blue
Our feet are freezing
What shall we do?

By Emily G