Friday, 27 March 2015

Multi media story presentations


Class DB have been writing a multimedia story based on a short silent film about a travelling tight rope walker from Spain called: El caminante.
The children wrote their own narration, and dialogue to go with the film.
The multimedia story was put together on powerpoint with screenshots from the film, speech bubbles, narration, music (spanish guitar piece by John Williams) and animation effects.
The finished presentations were then saved as media videos - watch this one below by Kate.
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Aztec Sun Stones

Year 6 have been looking at Aztec sun stones and have designed some of our own.

First we used our sketch books to experiment with ideas until we reached a finished design.
Our designs were transferred onto a polystyrene tile.
Before printing, we created a mosaic background using colours from our original design.







Class PASB using new cooking room

The year 6 children have been looking at the Aztecs (from Mexico) this term. They have made tortillas and salsa using the new kitchen facilities. They really enjoyed what they had made.










Wednesday, 25 March 2015

County Hockey Champions

Yesterday our school hockey team took part in the County tournament at St Joseph's School in Ipswich. The tournament featured 12 district champions - divided into 3 groups of 4.
SRH won 4-0 vs St Felix, 2-0 vs Horringer and 2-1 vs Holbrook.
Each of the 3 group winners then played each other to decide 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Framlingham beat Whatfield and Nayland to become County Champions for the first time.

Election of Parent Governor

Mrs Catherine Hill, one of our Parent Governors, is stepping down when her term of office ends and we would like to take this opportunity to thank her for all her hard work since she joined the Governing body in 2011. 

I am therefore writing to give you details of the arrangements for nominations and voting for a new Parent Governor.

 We have one vacancy to take office from 1st May 2015.  All parents have been sent a letter with a nomination form on which four parents who have children at the school can jointly nominate another parent for election as a Parent Governor.  No parent may nominate more candidates than there are vacancies.  It is necessary for a parent Governor to have a child at the school at the time he or she is elected.  Certain people are disqualified from being Governors and these are described on the back of the nomination form. 

 Completed nomination forms must be returned to school by Friday 17th April 2015.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Newsletter 31


CLASS PHOTOS TOMORROW - Wednesday 25 March
Please remember your school sweatshirts on Wednesday for the class photos.  Thank you. 

EASTER SERVICE – THURSDAY 26 MARCH
The service is being prepared and run by children from class ES and JA, so we would welcome the parents and grandparents of these pupils to St Michael’s Church this Thursday at 1.30pm. The rest of the school will go to the same service in the morning. Unfortunately Mrs Picton is unable to attend these services due to another commitment.
 
FRIENDS CAKE STALL – THIS FRIDAY 27 MARCH
Remember to bring some money in to buy a sweet Easter Treat from the Friends stall in the pavilion on the front playground on the last day of term, baked by NS & JC.

UNIFORM SALE - FRIDAY 27 MARCH
The parent council has a number of Summer dresses, PE kit and other uniform items that they will be selling on the playground on the last day of term.  Do come along to stock up your child’s uniform at bargain prices.

MUSIC TUITION INVOICES
Invoices for Violin, Guitar & Play-On Flute have been sent by email (or hardcopy if that’s how you received it last time) on Monday 23 March. 
If you have not received them by Wednesday then please contact the office. 
Payment is due on the first week back before Wednesday’s lessons.

DINNER MONEY COST FOR SUMMER 1st HALF TERM
PRICE £2.30          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 = £62.10   14 April – 21 May = 27 days
                                                                   (NOTE: Non pupil days 13 April, 4 May (Bank Holiday), 22 May)      
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:    5 days £11.50 / 4 days £9.20  / 3 days £6.90 / 2 days £4.60 / 1 day £2.30
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 20 APRIL***

PHOENIX SINGERS – ‘Carmina Burana’ Saturday 28 March 
A group of boys from Sir Robert Hitcham’s are taking part in this performance with the Phoenix Singers at St Michael’s Church on Saturday.  Tickets are available from william@glasse.org.uk or 07802 597071.  This will be a very exciting experience for the boys who have been practicing hard.

PLEASE NOTE ***THERE IS NO HOLY HORRORS OR READING CLUB THIS WEEK

LOCAL ROAD CLOSURES
We have been notified by Highways that they will be installing temporary supports on the boundary wall of the property currently fenced off at the bottom of Mount Pleasant from 23 - 25 March from 7am-5pm each day.  Vehicle access will be manually managed on site.
Also, from 28 March (for up to 4 weeks) there will be work on Pembroke Road (drainage pipes/inspection chambers).  The road will be closed to through traffic for the first 2 weeks.  The surgery can still be accessed from Mount Pleasant. For the last 2 weeks vehicle access will be managed by temporary traffic lights.

CLUBS – START OF SUMMER TERM
Clubs/tuition starting in the 1st week back (from Tues 14 April):
CMS Flute/Clarinet/Guitar
Violin (on Friday for those who normally have Monday lessons, Weds as normal)
Clubs/tuition starting in the 2nd week of term (from Monday 20 April):
Multi-Sports; Gardening; Reading; Cricket; Tennis (letter to follow);
Holy Horrors;  Cookery; Orchestra; Art
MFSF Wind & Brass; & all lunchtime clubs.

WE FINISH THIS FRIDAY FOR THE EASTER HOLIDAY
Children return to school on Tuesday 14 April.
May I wish you all a peaceful and relaxing Easter break,
Mrs Picton

Friday, 20 March 2015

Digital Music Composing with Ogenerator

Marcel and John from Bassistry Arts came back to do a workshop with class DB on using their online music composing software - OGENEATOR
Click on picture to find out more.

The software allows you to choose instruments, tempo and styles to compose a piece of music.
The compositions can be saved as MP3 files and used in other programs.




School Team Wins Swimming Gala

On Wednesday our school won a swimming gala for 10 local schools at Framlingham College.

The gala featured individual races (heats and finals) plus relays and a raft race.









The SRH team with their medals - they will take part in a County gala in the Summer.





Thursday, 19 March 2015

9 days...and counting

 
Why do Miss. Ashberry and Mrs. Mawson think these boys are fab?
 
If you want to know why....
 
Ask them what they have been up to!
 
Very well done for today boys. You did us proud! 
 

Orchestra enjoy an afternoon of music making

Marcel from Bassistry Music kindly came back to spend some time with our young musicians in orchestra. He helped us compose and improvise through his program Ogenerator. At first we found it quite challenging to learn by ear and improvise but soon found confidence to just go for it and trust our ears and musicality. 







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Thank you to Marcel, we had a fantastic afternoon!

Mrs Fell and her 27 violinists WOW us all!

 
Those of us who were lucky enough to be able to attend the violin concert enjoyed a delightful selection of performances from Cal Fell's talented and eager pupils. They all played with conviction, confidence and wonderful musicality.  





 An added bonus was a stunning performance by ex-pupil, Maddie Brooks. She showed us what years of hard work, dedication and practise can result in. 




 
Well done to them and thank you Cal for helping to fill the school with music!
 

Notification of Road Closures near School March-April 2015

We have been notified by Highways that they will be installing temporary supports on the boundary wall of the property currently fenced off at the bottom of Mount Pleasant from 23 - 25 March from 7am-5pm each day.  Vehicle access will be manually managed on site.

Also from 28 March (for up to 4 weeks) there will be work on Pembroke Road (drainage pipes/inspection chambers).  The road will be closed to through traffic for the first 2 weeks.  The surgery can still be accessed from Mount Pleasant. For the last 2 weeks vehicle access will be managed by temporary traffic lights.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Chess Final and House Tournament

The 30th annual chess tournament reached the final last week and featured a girl for the first time.

This week also saw the start of our first ever inter-house team tournament.
Howard beat Hitcham 3-1
Mills beat Bulstrode 3-1