Thursday, 30 January 2014

More Club Pictures

As well as all the sports clubs on Tuesday - there are other after school clubs on Thursday.
Mrs Dwyer runs Art Club.....


Wednesdays features Hitcham's Holy Horrors
Plus there is the School Orchestra on Thursday with Mrs Mawson and Miss Ashberry



There is also a huge range of lunchtime clubs which I hope to feature in coming weeks.


Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Fencing Club Proves Very Popular

The school Fencing Club now has 28 members - after school on Mondays.
Watch the video below to see the skills the children have learned already.

video

Computer Club

year 5 children at Wednesday lunchtime computer club - using our new laptops.




Hockey Club Using New Pitch at Thomas MIlls

Our after school hockey club (Tuesdays 3.15-4.30pm) has been using the new astro-turf pitch (plus floodlights) at TMHS.
There are 30 girls from years 4 to 6 being coached by Mr Brook, Mr Pope and Sarah Brook.



Tuesday, 28 January 2014

FILM NIGHT - THIS FRIDAY

The Friends are NOT issuing tickets in advance for Friday’s showing of ‘The Croods’.   You will need to complete the yellow slip with the details of who is coming on the night and contact details if an adult is not staying and who is collecting.

Please remember to BRING THE SLIP to the Film Night along with your payment.

To enable the Friends to run this event, they need at least 15 parent supervisors; and they need to know this in advance so...

If you are able to help at the Film Night, please contact
Christina Hitchcock by email at tiajason@hotmail.co.uk
or by phone 07906 289 771.

Help will be needed to set up, sell snack packs, supervision, sell tuck and clear up.
Thank you.

DON’T FORGET a cushion to sit on, doors open at 5.30pm.

Class DB Assembly Slideshow

This slideshow takes you through Class DB's assembly from last week.
The slideshow is uploaded to a website called 'Slideshare'. It can then  be copied onto a website or Blog.
Viewers of your presentation do not need 'Powerpoint' to watch your presentation.

Monday, 27 January 2014

NO Newsletter This Week

Please note there will be NO NEWSLETTER for parents this week.
Greener Fram Recycling Workshop – Tuesday 4 February 7.30-9.30pm
Did you know you shouldn’t put carrier bags in the blue bins or that you should wash out plastic cartons?  Do go along to this workshop run by Greener Fram to learn more about how to use your blue bins correctly, and have your questions answered. It will be held at the FAYAP Centre at Thomas Mills High School next Tuesday & refreshments will be available.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Stained Glass Windows in School

Children from class KV/NS have made these window decorations. They show a series of Bible stories.












Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Year 6 Art Work

Detail of a tiger by Beth in class DB

The children in both year 6 classes have been painting jungle scenes based on Rousseau's famous picture of 'A tiger in a tropical storm'. See the picture below - it is in the National Gallery we went to see the original picture during our trip to London last week.
Freya in class DB said ''it was amazing to see it close up as we had spent so long studying the picture. I think a lot of us were surprised by how big it was.''

Rousseau was partly inspired by a poem wriiten by William Blake:
Tiger, tiger burning bright
In the forests of the night
What immoral hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
Walking away from the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square

Some examples of preliminary sketches

A jungle scene by Jonathan in class DB
This superb picture below was painted by Lily Constanti in class PA/SB
Click on it to see a fuller size version.

Other paintings from class PA/SB






Annual Chess Tournament Starts

Mr Byer has organised the annual KS2 chess tournament.
The first round was held on Thursday lunchtime.
38 children have entered this year.


Monday, 20 January 2014

Newsletter 21


WORLD BOOK DAY – THURSDAY 6 MARCH
We would like to give an advance reminder to all families that for World Book Day, we would like all children to come to school dressed as their favourite book character; we wanted to give children time to think of an idea for a costume.

FILM NIGHT CHANGE TO DATE
The Friends Film Night will now be on Friday 31 January, and they will be showing ‘The Croods’.  
Tickets will NOT be issued in advance but you must complete the slip on the Friends letter and bring it with you to the event.
PLEASE NOTE: parents who receive letters by email will now also receive Friends booking letters by email too.

***NEW EVENT FOR YOUR DIARY***
FRIENDS ADULT BINGO EVENING ON FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY
details will follow

NO HOT DRINKS ON PLAYGROUND PLEASE
The Parent Council have recently raised a concern over hot drinks (in takeaway cups) being brought onto the playground, into assemblies or church by parents. The parent council has the support of the school’s health & safety committee in requesting that NO HOT DRINKS should be brought onto the school site or church when children are present.  Thank you for your co-operation.

MULTI-SPORTS AT FRAMLINGHAM COLLEGE
Framlingham College has been running a Multi-Sports afterschool club for pupils from our school for a number of terms now.  This term they did not hand out forms for the children to sign up, however any children in Year 5 and 6 are welcome to attend these sessions.
They run on WEDNESDAYS from 4.15-5.15 in the College SPORTS HALL.
Please just turn up there this week for a trial or to sign your child into the club.

EASTER SERVICE – PARENTS OF EM & JA INVITED IN AFTERNOON
We have decided to make a change to our Easter Service this year.  Children in classes EM & JA will be leading this service to the whole school in the morning and then again to parents in the afternoon.  Parents of these 2 classes are especially invited, but all parents/grandparents are welcome to come along to St Michael’s Church for this on Thursday 3 April at 1.30pm.

KITCHEN UPDATE
Mrs Chapman, our cook, will be off until Easter following an operation. We are sure you would all like to wish her a speedy recovery.  Mrs Aldred will be covering in her absence.

FRENCH PEN- FRIENDS
If your child is interested in writing to a French Pen-Friend, then please see Miss Montague who has set up a link with a school in France.

 Sainsbury’s ‘Active Kids’ vouchers
These will be handed to customers in Sainsbury’s between Wednesday 29 January and Tuesday 20 May and there will be a collection box outside the office.

SCHOOL NURSING TEAM CONTACT INFORMATION
We have been asked by the school Nursing Team at the Saxmundham Clinic to let all parents know that their new telephone number is 01728 652393.

LOCAL COMMUNITY INFORMATION:

INDOOR CHARITY JUMBLE SALE – Sunday 26 January
There is an indoor charity Jumble sale in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance at the Framlingham Sports Club on Sunday 26 January between 10am – 2pm.  There will be lots of bargain clothes, toys and bric-a-brac.  Any items of clothing left over are being donated to our Bags2School collection on 27 February.

MILLS MEADOW FUNDRAISING FOR DEMENTIA UK
Mills Meadow are holding a Coffee Afternoon, complete with raffle, games and stalls to raise money for Dementia UK on Monday 3rd March, from 2-4pm.
It would be fantastic to have support from both inside and outside the home and to invite the community in! Please go along to support it and if you have any jumble, cakes or time to help please contact Roz Ingate 0333 321 8601 / roz.ingate@careuk.com - all contributions are greatly appreciated!

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Year 6 in London

Yesterday all 50 children from year 6 spent the day in London.
They had a guided tour of Parliament (no pictures were allowed inside), a walking tour of some of the sites (the Abbey, Whitehall, Downing Street, Horseguards, The Mall, Buckingham Palace and lots of statues).














The day finished with a chance to view some of the famous paintings in the National Gallery.
We saw pictures by Van Gogh, Gainsborough, Constable, Turner, Rousseau, Monet, Leonardo, Stubbs and Holbein.