Well done to the Years 1/2 team for their silver medals; the Years 3/4 team for silver; and Years 5/6 for gold.
This year we celebrated World Book Day with a Book Swap. The children brought a book into School and swapped it for another one. All the children went home with a 'new' book to read.
On Friday 16 November Year 6 took part in the Big Sing at Snape Maltings.
On Friday 16 November the new 'Daily Mile' running track was opened. The funding for the track was secured by the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich from the DfE's Health Pupils' Capital Programme.
Thank you to all the Nursery and Reception parents that came to the Early Years Stay and Play session on Monday. The children thoroughly enjoyed the session.
On Friday 14 September 2018 Years 5 and 6 visited the Woodbridge Tide Mill.
On Thursday 4 October we took two teams to Framlingham to play in the School Games Girls" Football Tournament. The Teams were made up of pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6. Both Teams competed well, but unfortunately did not make it out of the group stages. All the girls represented the School with good sporting behaviour. The majority of the girls came from Years 4 and 5, so we are looking forward to greater success next year.
Our Y6 residential trip to Sizewell
On Tuesday 12 June we had a company from the Red House in Aldeburgh come into School and hold a music assembly about Benjamin Britten. The assembly started a day of musical activities across the School. The children learnt about Benjamin Britten, who he was, about his life, and they also had the opportunity to listen to and learn more about his music. The children took part in musical activities in their classes throughout the day. They explored instruments, made instruments, learnt more about the elements of music (such as dynamics, pitch, tempo), learnt about an orchestra, listened to different music from famous composers and compared it, composed their own music and played it, and lots more.
At the recent Quadkids Competition the Year 2 team won gold, the Year 4 team won silver and after a scoring error was rectified the Year 5/6 teams, who left finishing 6th and 4th, ended up finishing 1st and 3rd winning gold and bronze. The Year 5/6 team qualified for the County Final on 5 July.
Golden Week Part 3 On Thursday 24 May two teams of four pupils went to the Orienteering Country Finals in Thetford Forest, having previously qualified via the heats in March. After some warm up activities, it was the real event - an unknown map, an electronic dibber to record check points and lots of trees. When the hooter went many teams just ran, but the team of Rubens and Oliver stood, read the map, worked out where they were going, then ran. After 15 minutes of running through trees and nettles all the teams were back and the scores were totalled. We had come first, Rubens and Oliver, second and third in the pairs competition and first, Erin, Eddie, Arthur and Edith, and second in the team competition. Everybody returned home with a medal! Many thanks to Mr Mansell for his work in curriculum time to produce such exceptional teams.
Golden Week - Part 1 On Tuesday 22 May four Year 3 and 4 pupils went to Debenham Leisure Centre to take part in a development tennis tournament. The team was quite inexperienced, having only attended five after school coaching sessions. There were 12 teams at the tournament split into three groups. At the end of the group stages, the team finished top of their group, showing some great shots along the way. The next stage was a play off between the top three groups and at the end of these matches we had tied for top place on the number of points won. The tension was high as the result was going to be decided on how many individual games had been won. We had won two more games than the team finishing in second place. The gold medals were ours!
Golden Week - Part 2 On Wednesday 23 May nine pupils went to the Sports Partnership Cross Country Finals, having previously finished in the top five positions in the heats in November. The Finals were held at Mellis Common, on a route that many of the pupils had not run before. The races were hard because the pupils were running against the best of the best. With a fantastic sprint at the end Tilly won bronze in the Year 6 Girls race and Phoebe and Evie produced a one, two in the Girls Year 4 race. The remaining runners all competed to their best; with some vowing to come back next year and do better.