Monday, 29 November 2010

Fun in the snow

Morning breaktime and lunchtime were really enjoyed by the children today. Some Key Stage 1 children worked together to make a huge snowball. Prickles even joined in the fun on the back playground.



Whole School Letter (15)

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS POST – From Wednesday 1 December
The school’s post box will be open for deliveries from Wednesday 1 December and will be sited at the top of the stairs from the Nursery on the landing. Please ensure that ALL cards are correctly addressed with the first name and surname and class initials. For information the class initials are as follows:
KS Nursery; CH Mrs Hopkins; KT Miss Treen; LC Mrs Cann; JC Mrs Colchester; PLDD Mrs Lord/Mrs Dwyer; EM Miss Montague; CA Miss Ashberry; NSJB Mrs Spencer/Mrs Bell; GH Miss Hitchcock; RV Mr Vaughan; DBGM Mr Brook/Mrs Morgan.

INTERNET SAFETY TRAINING – Tuesday 30 November
This is a reminder that this training for parents takes place in the hall from 1.15-3.00pm tomorrow.

BAD WEATHER ARRANGEMENTS REMINDER
In the event of bad weather conditions, please listen to the following radio stations for information with regard to whether the school has to be closed or not:
Radio Suffolk 95.5, 95.9, 103.9 and 104.6FM - updates at 10 past and 20 to each hour
Broadland Norfolk 102.4FM / SGR FM 97.1-96.4FM / Beach Radio 103.4 and 97.4FM
If we are open, but later decide to close due to worsening weather we will post it on the school blog.

FRIENDS SOCIAL – Wednesday 8 December
The Friends are planning a Christmas Social on Wednesday 8 December at the Crown Hotel in Framlingham; everyone is welcome, from 7.30pm.

ALL SIZES BOYS LONG TROUSERS REQUIRED
If you have any trousers that are no longer required, we could do with a few spares at the office please.

TENNIS
The tennis coach will continue with the current group of children until Tuesday 14 December, even if it is raining he will take the club in the hall. A new letter will come out in the New Year for anyone who is interested in joining.

FRIENDS CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENING
The recent shopping evening at school was a very enjoyable one, do take a look at the website for some photos from the night, the profit the Friends made at this event was £480.

REMEMBRANCE POPPIES
We are pleased to let you know that we raised £132.49 for this year’s Poppy Appeal.

CHARITY NON-UNIFORM DAY
Thank you to everyone who donated for the Charity Non-uniform day last Friday to raise money for the local Treehouse Appeal for the East Anglian Children’s Hospice.
We are delighted to inform you that we raised £263.

DINNER MONEY – PRICE CHANGE FROM JANUARY 2011
Suffolk County Catering are increasing the price of school dinners from the start of next term. The price will increase by 10p to £2.10 per day. Any overpayments from this term will be returned on the last day of term.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Christmas Shopping Evening

Here are a few pictures of some of the wonderful gifts that were for sale at last weeks Friends Christmas Shopping Evening...




Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Class EM Share Afternoon

Class EM took 'Thanksgiving' as the theme for their SHARE session with parents. See below for an explanation of Thanksgiving. The children & parents took part in a wide range of activities: Autumn Leaf Turkey, Salad cornucopia, Totem poles, Thankful Turkeys, Turkey Maze, Dream catchers, Thanksgiving paper hands, Chocolate Pilgrim Hats.







Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. While it may have been religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now primarily identified as a secular holiday. It is sometimes casually referred to as Turkey Day.


In Canada, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October.

In the United States, it falls on the fourth Thursday of November.

East Anglian Children's Hospice Treehouse Appeal

Our non uniform day this Friday is raising money for EACH (East Anglian Children's Hospice). Click on the linked pictures to find out more about their TREEHOUSE Appeal (including a song).

Thank you for your contributions. We have raised £232.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Whole School Letter (14)

NON-UNIFORM DAY – THIS FRIDAY – 26 NOVEMBER
We would like to hold a Charity Non-uniform day this Friday to raise money for the local Treehouse Appeal for the East Anglian Children’s Hospice.
Children may wear their own clothes, but please bear in mind that they should be practical for lessons and for outdoor playtimes, as the weather is due to turn cold and wet. We ask for a donation of minimum 50p each please for this appeal.

INTERNET TRAINING FOR PARENTS - would you like an evening session?
As you will be aware from the recent letter we have the SCC Safeguarding training team running a session for parents on safer use of the internet for their children. This session is arranged for Tuesday 30 November at 1.15-3.00pm.
We are aware that working parents will be unable to attend this session and we would like to gauge the requirement for running an evening session (at a later date). If an evening session is something you would want to attend please return the slip below registering your interest by 30 November, so we can feedback to the Safeguarding team. Thank you

ROAD SAFETY
It has been drawn to our attention that parents are dropping off children in Vyces Road near the junction with College Road. As there is building work going on at this corner please can we ask that parents take extra care to ensure their child gets to the crossing patrol safely. Thank you.

REMINDER CLASS EM SHARE SESSIONS IS TOMORROW
Please can we remind you that Class EM have their share session tomorrow at 1.15pm – 3pm.

FRIENDS CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENING
The shopping evening on Friday was a great success, and they would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff and parents who gave up their time on the night to help the Friends. Thank you too, to all the parents who came along to buy from the array of stallholders. As soon as the Friends have worked out the profit, we will inform you.

TOY SERVICE – St Michael’s Church, Sunday 5 December 11.15am
With this letter please find a leaflet about this service and a request for donations of ‘presents’ for families at West Villa hostel in Ipswich. Donations can be left in the Church if you do not come to the service.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Picasso Artwork in Key Stage 2

Classes DB and NS/JB have been looking at the work of Pablo Picasso and creating their own Picasso style self portraits. This invloved the manipulation of digital photographs and their own arragement of colour and greyscale sections.
There were some stunningly creative pictures made by the children. You can see many more on the short movie below.





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Music Workshops with Bassistry Arts

All of our Key Stage 2 children (7-11 year olds) enjoyed a series of workshops yesterday with Marcel & Josh from Bassistry Arts in London. They are both professional musicians with huge experience of working with children across the World. The children took part in percussion, singing and dancing activities.
One of the year 5 children said ''I wish we could rewind that day. It was so good that I would like to do it all again''.
Bassistry have a website if you would like to find out more about them.
The costs of the day were paid for by our Friends Association - money well spent.







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Monday, 15 November 2010

Whole School Letter (13)

THURSDAY LUNCH THIS WEEK
Please be aware that due to an incorrect catering delivery the roast meat this week will be PORK.

REMINDER CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENING FOR ADULTS – this Friday 19 November 7pm
The Friends are hoping this shopping evening for adults will be a great success, so far they have around 25 stall holders booked selling Christmas items and gifts including jewellery, clothes, bags, toys, stocking fillers, Christmas food, cards, and gift wrap. They hope it will be a great social event where there will be a licensed bar and hot drinks and snacks for sale. A glass of wine/soft drink and mince pie are included in the £2 entrance fee. Please do encourage friends and relatives to come along with you.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN EVENING FOR ADULTS NOT A CHRISTMAS FAIR FOR CHILDREN.

REQUEST FOR HELPERS AND LOAN OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FOR SHOPPING EVENING
The Friends would welcome anyone happy to give an hour of the evening to help the Friends on the bar, raffle or entrance tables – please contact Marie-Therese on 07939 265646 or mtwalker666@hotmail.com.
Also, they wonder if any parents would be willing to loan Christmas lights to decorate the school for Friday - please label them clearly with your child’s name and drop into the school office by Friday morning.

BAD WEATHER ARRANGEMENTS
We make every possible effort to ensure that the school remains open, but many of the staff live a long way away which involves difficult cross country journeys. In the event of bad weather conditions, please listen to the following radio stations for information with regard to whether the school has to be closed or not:
Radio Suffolk 95.5, 95.9, 103.9 and 104.6FM - updates at 10 past and 20 to each hour
Broadland Norfolk 102.4FM / SGR FM 97.1-96.4FM / Beach Radio 103.4 and 97.4FM

CATS’ EYES FOR KIDS – CHILD ROAD SAFETY
Each new child that starts in Reception is given a reflector to attach to their clothing/bag etc by the County Council sponsored by Nationwide. If your child has lost or would like a new reflector you may order these via the school for £1.00 each. There are several designs available but the company are unable to specify what we will get. Please complete the order form below and return to the office by Friday 19 November.

CHILDREN WHO WEAR GLASSES
Please can we ask that if your child wears glasses that you check every morning that they are wearing them or have put them in their bag for the day. Thank you.

BAG2SCHOOL COLLECTION
The Friends would like to thank everyone who donated a bag, the collection raised £232.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Remembrance Day 2010

To find out more about Remembrance Day click on the picture above.
Below you can watch a short video with pictures made by Class RV to go with the classic Remembrance Day poem.
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Word Problems for Maths Practice

In key stage 2 maths one of the greatest issues for children is learning to solve word problems. There are lots of interactive activities for mental maths but this website has an excellent selection of word problems for children to practice on. Click on the logo to go to the website.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

2nd World War Museum Visits

 All of our key stage 2 children visited 2 local museums: 95th Bomb Group and the nearby Military Hosiptal Museum in Horham, Suffolk. As you can see from the pictures below the children had a great time taking part in all sorts of activities at both museums. Click on the badge above to go to the Hospital website and the B17 plane to go to the 95th Bomb group website.