Friday, 20 December 2013

Key Stage 2 League Table Results


We would like to point out that the ranking within the local authority, which our school achieved in the 2013 SATs results, was 41st and NOT 94th as was published in error in the EADT on Friday December 13th, for which they have apologised.

For further information on our results click on the Department for Education link below, or at the bottom of our webpage.
http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=124775

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas Eve Nativity at 3.30pm in St Michael's Church

We have been made aware that some local advertising has indicated the wrong start time for the Christmas Eve Nativity play, taking place at St Michael’s Church.
We have been asked by the Holy Horrors team to let parents know that the Nativity on 24 December will start at 3.30pm. 
The Church fills up very quickly for this service, so please do allow enough time to get a seat.

 

Monday, 16 December 2013

Newsletter 17

***********CHRISTMAS HAMPER RAFFLE**********
Don’t forget to return your raffle ticket stubs (clearly written with your child’s name & class) and money before 9am on Wednesday.
***SEE THE HAMPER PHOTOS BELOW ON THE BLOG***
The draws will take place during Wednesday.

NON-UNIFORM DAY ON WEDNESDAY – 18 December
The school council aim to raise money for victims of the typhoon in the Philippines (through Christian Aid) with a non-uniform day this Wednesday.
Please remember clothes and footwear must be suitable for a day at school.
Please donate whatever amount you wish.

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE – Thursday 19 December 1.30pm
Our Carol Service will take place at St Michael’s Church this Thursday.
Children in classes PLDD, RV & KV will be leading in this service. Parents of these classes are warmly invited to attend.  We would ask that you use the seats at either side of the church or at the back.  A charity collection will be made at the end of the service in aid of the Philippines Appeal.

CLUBS – THIS WEEK
The only clubs on this week are Art, Holy Horrors (at the Church) & Gym.

LOST PROPERTY
There are lots of items in our lost property container.  Can we please encourage all children and parents to seek for lost items in the container sited at the end of the corridor at the top of the stairs above the Nursery.  ANY ITEMS NOT CLAIMED BY FRIDAY 20 DECEMBER WILL BE GIVEN TO CHARITY IN THE NEW YEAR.

CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS
We would like to thank everyone who gave so generously to the charity collections at the end of the Foundation & KS1 Celebrations; the collections have raised £770 which will go to the Philippines Appeal through Christian Aid.  Thanks also to Florrie, Ella and Lily in year 6 who have raised £72 for this appeal too - well done girls!

CAKE STALL
The Friends would like to thank the children and families of classes EM & NS who baked for their Christmas cake stall last week, it raised £113, thank you too to all those bought too.

CLASS JC
We would like to inform parents that from January on Wednesdays Mrs Skevington will be taking the class.

DON’T FORGET TO COME IN YOUR PARTY CLOTHES ON FRIDAY!
Please remember clothes and footwear must be suitable for a day at school & outside.
DINNER MONEY COST FOR SPRING 1st HALF TERM
*******Dinner money should be paid on Mondays******
Half term payments are due by the first Monday after each half term.
The cost for lunch every day will be = £63.80
7 January – 14 February = 29 days  note: Year 6 = 28 days £61.60 (London Trip)
Don’t forget you can pay for the whole term for 1/2/3 or 4 days per week too.
To pay on-line follow the link from the ‘Parent Information’ button on the school website
Weekly payments:               
   5 days  £11.00          4 days  £8.80           3 days  £6.60      2 days  £4.40         1 day  £2.20
Cheques should be made payable to Suffolk County Council (SCC)
with your child’s name and class WRITTEN ON THE BACK please.
DINNER MONEY MUST  BE HANDED TO THE TEACHER IN AN ENVELOPE THAT STATES:       Child’s Name + Child’s Class + Which days dinner money is for.
DEADLINE FOR HALF-TERM PAYMENT IS MONDAY 13 JANUARY.

WINTER HEALTHCARE ADVICE FROM THE NHS
If you feel unwell this winter, here’s some advice from the NHS
For good self- care, keep your medicine cabinet well-stocked with the items you and your family need.  For minor illnesses, advice on medications and colds, coughs, minor burns, strains and sprains - or if you need emergency repeat prescriptions - contact a pharmacist.
Your surgery is great for advice on health problems, and examinations and treatments. All main surgeries are open between 8am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday. On the day appointments are available if your need is urgent.
If you need help when your surgery is closed call 111. You will be asked for information to direct you to the correct service, or to arrange for an ambulance where appropriate.
Ipswich Hospital and West Suffolk Hospital have Emergency Departments for emergencies only. Call 999, only for life-threatening illnesses or injuries.

CAPTIVATE DRAMA
Drama classes continue at St. Michael's Rooms from 4pm - 5pm every Thursday starting Jan 9th.  Free taster sessions available for new-comers.
A new class for 10 years and over will be starting soon on Tuesday evenings at Thomas Mills.  For details contact captivatedramafram@gmail.com or call/text Ali 07867807144.

CHRISTMAS FOOD BANK
There is a FOOD DONATION bank bin just inside St Michael’s church on the left, it's a purple plastic bin, these food donations are taken to the Salvation Army in Woodbridge to distribute.
If you would like to find out more about this call Victoria in the Parish office on 01728 621255.

CLUBS – START OF SPRING TERM
Clubs/tuition starting in the 1st week back (from 7 January):
   CMS Flute/Clarinet/Brass and Guitar, Premier Sport Gym, Violin (on Friday this week)
Clubs/tuition starting in the 2nd week of term (from 13 January):
   Fencing (new, letter to follow), Reading, Rugby, Hockey, Orchestra, Art, Holy Horrors,
   MFSF Wind & Brass, French and Tennis (letter to follow) & all lunchtime clubs.

SPRING TERM START
We have a non pupil day at the start of term, so the children return
to school on TUESDAY 7 JANUARY 2014. 

May I wish you all a peaceful Christmas
and happy celebrations for the New Year.
Mrs H Picton
Did you pay for Christmas lunch today?
IF NOT, PLEASE PAY TOMORROW.
The cost for the day £3.20, or £1.00 more is required if you have paid for the whole term but not for the Christmas lunch yet.

CHRISTMAS HAMPERS - RAFFLE ON WEDNESDAY

DON'T FORGET TO HAND IN YOUR RAFFLE TICKET STUBS AND MONEY BY THE END OF TOMORROW.  MORE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE OFFICE.
Take a look at the fabulous hampers you could win below!
The draws will take place on Wednesday Morning












Thursday, 12 December 2013

School Football Team Win North Suffolk Tournament

SRH Football team after winning the trophy and medals.
There were 24 teams taking part. Our team won all of the group games to get into the semi finals.
The semi final was a frustrating 0-0 draw despite Fram having most of the chances. The game was decided by penalty kicks. Each team took 4 kicks with Fram winning 3-2 thanks to 2 saves by Zac and 3 good goals by George, Harrison and Ethan .

We also entered a B Team into the tournament. They also won a very strong group and progressed to the semi finals. They only lost 1-0 in the last few seconds to Stonham Aspal. The B team(coached by Mr Cantrell and Mr Skeggs) played some excellent football with special mention for the 2 year 5 boys: Oli and Charlie and our girl Amelia - who showed her excellent skills and running ability throughout the tournament.

The final between Fram and Stonham was a high class game. Despite having most of the early chances Fram were caught on the break by a very quick Stonham forward.
Fram batled very hard to get back into the game. With just 5 minutes to go Ethan scored a well deserved equaliser. The match had a dramatic finish. With Stonham on the attack Dylan made a tackle and a superb pass to Ethan who sprinted clear to score the winning goal with less than a minute to go. 

Monday, 9 December 2013

Newsletter 16

Please pay for Christmas lunch on Monday 16 December
The cost for the week is £12.00, the day £3.20, or an additional £1.00 is required if you have paid for the half term but not for the Christmas lunch yet.  
*******Please note there is NO Nursery Lunch club on this day*********

CHRISTMAS DISCO SUCCESS
Sincere thanks from the Friends for all the helpers at the Christmas disco which raised £457

CAKE STALL NS & EM – THIS FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER
Remember to bring some pocket money in on Friday 13 December to buy a yummy Christmas treat. 

NON-UNIFORM DAY IN AID OF THE PHILIPPINES APPEAL – 18 December
The school council have recently discussed the disaster in the Philippines and wanted to raise some money in support of the victims of the typhoon.  They have suggested a non-uniform day on Christmas Dinner Day – Wednesday 18 December where any money raised will be paid to the appeal through Christian Aid.  Please donate whatever amount you wish.

CLUBS – LAST WEEK OF TERM
There will be NO Tennis, French, Football, Reading or Orchestra in the last week of term. There are NO MFSF music lessons with Biddy in the last week.
Art, Holy Horrors (at the Church) & Gym WILL run in the last week.
There will be NO lunchtime clubs in the last week of term.
CLUBS – START OF SPRING TERM
Most clubs run by the school will start in the 2nd week of term (from 13 January):
    Reading, Rugby, Hockey, Orchestra, Art, Holy Horrors & all lunchtime clubs.
Externally run clubs/lessons starting in the FIRST WEEK BACK (from 7 January):
    will be CMS Flute/Clarinet/Brass and Guitar, Premier Sport Gym
Externally run clubs/lessons starting in the SECOND WEEK BACK (from 13 January):
    will be MFSF Wind & Brass, French and Tennis – tennis letter to follow.

SORRY, BUT NO MORE CERTIFICATES PLEASE
Due to time constraints with assemblies until Christmas, we are afraid we will not be able to hand out any certificates other than the ‘Star of the Week’, until the New Year.

LUNCH CHANGES NEXT THURSDAY (19 December)
On Thursday the kitchen will be serving Wednesday’s menu (Meatballs) instead of a roast.

***********CHRISTMAS HAMPER RAFFLE**********
Don’t forget to return your raffle ticket stubs (clearly written with your child’s name & class) and money in an envelope marked with the class name (so you are put in the draw for the right hamper) by Tuesday 17 December.
If you sell tickets to friends & relatives, you will still need to add your child’s name & class so that the winning hamper will go via the correct family.  Thank you.
If you have raffle tickets that you are unable to sell, please return these to the school office as soon as possible in case we have requests for more books.

Friday, 6 December 2013

School Eco-Council Decorates Christmas Tree in Local Church

 Members of the school Eco-Council in St. Michael's Church, Framlingham.

The Eco-Council went to the church with members of the Greener Fram group to decorate a tree for the Christmas Festival. The children had made the Angel decorations using old copies of the Framfare and Greener Fram magazines. They also used old CDs for other decorations. A lovely time was had by all!





Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Newsletter 15


ADDITIONAL SWIM THIS WEEK FOR EM & NS
Due to a  missed week of swimming earlier this term (when the College were on half term) we would like to remind EM & NS that they should remember to bring in their swim kit tomorrow – Wednesday 4 December.

MUSIC FOR SCHOOLS FOUNDATION – NEW ENROLMENT
Music for Schools is a charity that gives music lessons in schools. The PARENT EVENING on Tuesday 3 December is at 6.30pm in class PLDD where you can find out more.  For more info visit www.mfsf.org.uk

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE – Thursday 19 December 1.30pm
Our Carol Service will take place at St Michael’s Church on 19 December.   Children in classes PLDD, RV & KV will be leading in this service. Parents of these classes are warmly invited to attend.  We would ask that you use the seats at either side of the church or at the back.  A charity collection will be made at the end of the service in aid of the Philippines Appeal.

CAKE STALL NS & EM – NOW EARLIER - ON FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER
Due to the children having class Christmas parties on Friday 20 December; it has been decided to move the usual end of term cake stall a week earlier.  Remember to bring some pocket money in on Friday 13 December to buy a yummy Christmas treat. 
Cake boxes & letters will be sent to classes EM & NS shortly.

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/ 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

CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION
Classes KM CA LC & JC performance of ‘It’s A Baby!’ next week is “SOLD OUT” FOR THE WEDNESDAY – if you have any unwanted tickets for this day please return them to the office. Thank you.

SINGING CLUB PRAISE
Well done to the singing club for their lovely performance at St Michael’s Church Advent Service on Sunday.  It was great to see their families there to support them and to join the service.

EATs CATERING – MENU CHANGES – with immediate effect
The kitchen team are making a few changes to some of the Vegetarian options on the menu:
Week 1 Friday –now Macaroni Cheese
Week 3 Friday - Vegetable Korma removed from the menu
Week 4 Tuesday –now Wintry Vegetable Crumble and Garlic bread
Week 4 Wednesday –now Vegetable Spring Roll with Sauté Potatoes
Week 4 Friday – now Cheesy Scotch Egg and chips

         RECEPTION OPEN MORNING
The Reception classes will be open on Thursday 9 January from 9.15-11.00am for parents with children due to start school September 2014 (Born between 1/9/2009 – 31/8/2010).

APPLICATIONS FOR RECEPTION PLACES 2014/2015
Reception Applications for next year MUST be returned to the Admissions Team at Ipswich by 15 January 2014.   For information go to:  www.suffolk.gov.uk/admissionstoschools,  you can apply online at www.suffolk.gov.uk/onlineadmissions. You will need to complete a SIF form (Supplementary Information Form) to return to the school office.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Mills Win House Swimming Gala

Our inter-house gala was held this morning at Framlingham College.

Every child in years 5 and 6 took part. There were 7 different individual races for each age group and a relay.

The final race was a raft race for each team.

The final results put MILLS in 1st place with 131 points, 2nd were BULSTRODE with 121. 3rd were HOWARD with 93 and HITCHAM 4th with 91.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Newsletter 14


HOUSE SWIMMING GALA – THIS WEDNESDAY
A reminder for all pupils in DB, PASB, NS & EM to bring their swim kit on Wednesday for the gala taking place at the College. 
Races will start at 10.15; pupils will walk up to the College at 9.45am. 
If you are coming to watch the gala, please meet at school at 9.35am.

REMINDER CLASS EM & NS SHARE SESSIONS
Please can we remind you that Class EM have their share session Thursday 28 November and then NS have theirs on Thursday 5 December

ADVENT SERVICE AT ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH – Sunday 1 December 9.30am
The singing club has been invited to sing at this service in St Michaels on Sunday 1 December.  The children should arrive in time for the 9.30am start; they can wear their own clothes. 
It would be lovely if family and friends of the singing club, and any other family who wishes to, could come along to the service to give support and join in.

POPPY APPEAL
Thank you to everyone who donated to the Poppy Appeal which raised a fantastic £191.81.

BAGS TO SCHOOL COLLECTION
Parents donated 96 charity bags last week – when the Friends hear how much that raises, (based on the weight of the bags) we will let you know.

MUSIC FOR SCHOOLS FOUNDATION – NEW ENROLMENT
Music for Schools is a charity that gives music lessons in schools, and children in Year 3- Year 6 will be given an instrumental demonstration this Wednesday morning. 
There will be a PARENT EVENING on Tuesday 3 December at 6.30pm where you can find out more – no obligation, packages to suit all budgets. 
For more info visit www.mfsf.org.uk

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS POST – From Monday 2 December
The school’s post box will be open for deliveries from next Monday and will be  sited at the top of the stairs from the Nursery on the landing.  Please ensure that ALL envelopes state the:
           pupils’ first name and surname and class:
     Nursery;  CH Mrs Hopkins;  KM Mrs Mawson;  CA Miss Ashberry;  
     LC Mrs Cann; JC Mrs Colchester; PLDD Mrs Lord/Mrs Dwyer;
     KV Mrs Venton; RV Mr Vaughan; NS Mrs Ambrose; EM Miss Montague;  
     PA/SB Mrs Akerman/Mrs Beddow ;  DB Mr Brook.

DISCO - Friday 6 December
KS1 6 - 7pm & KS2 7.15 - 8.15
TICKET ONLY event - Deadline to order tickets: NEXT Tuesday 3 December

NUTS IN SCHOOL AGAIN
It has been drawn to our attention that pecan nuts are being put into a child’s lunch box again.
We are a NUT FREE school as all parents are well aware, due to the risk to children who have nut allergies, so parents should not be putting nuts into lunch boxes.
The nuts are not being eaten, but are being thrown in the food waste bin; this has subsequently caused irreparable damage to the kitchen waste disposal unit.
Children are asked to take all un-eaten packed lunch food home so that parents are aware of their child’s school eating habits.
Thank you for your co-operation in keeping us a nut free school.







***Last minute notice***
Change to dinner for tomorrow
Due to a delivery issue the advertised
Bacon Carbonara on Wednesday 27 November
will actually be replaced by Chicken Carbonara.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.