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Rainforest Zoo

Year 5 Trip to Colchester Zoo - November 2018

To enrich and reinforce the children’s learning about Rainforests, Year 5 visited Colchester Zoo.  They handled insects in the Discovery Centre… and took part in an Upper Key Stage 2 workshop led by the Education Department of Colchester Zoo.

Dodgeball U11 - 22nd November 2018

Year 6 represented Grundisburgh at the U11s Suffolk Schools Dodgeball Festival. They had a great morning, playing lots of games of dodgeball in quick succession. The children played well as a team and showed some impressive Dodgeball skills! Well played all.

Dodgeball U9 - 15th November 2019

Six children from Year 4 represented Grundisburgh at the U9s Suffolk Schools Dodgeball Festival. They had a great morning, playing 8 games of dodgeball in quick succession. The children played well as a team, and Ms Gayfer and Mrs Frohn were proud of their excellent sportsmanship and impressed by their speed and skill on the court. Congratulations, all of you!

Marine conservation


Marine Conservation - November 2018

Tara Proud from the Marine Conservation Trust came in to work with some of o
ur classes last week. We learnt all about turtles and how we can help this endangered animal. Thank you to Tara for coming in and sharing her expertise with us!


The Children's Bookshow - Thursday 8th November 2018

Year 1 and 2 went to The Children's Bookshow yesterday at The Wolsey Theatre. We saw Catherine Rayner there, an author and illustrator. We were also lucky enough to have her come and work with Year 1 in the afternoon and she spent some time in Year 2 also, answering questions from the children.

Tag Rugby 6.11.18

Tag Rugby - Monday 6th November 2018

Congratulations to our fabulous Year 6 Tag Rugby players! They did brilliantly this week at the Tag Rugby Festival at St Joseph’s College, ably demonstrating the rugby core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship. We were very proud of them. They also won 3 and drew 1 of their five matches, only losing by one try in their last game.
There were several contenders for the fair play award, 
but in the end it went to Olla. Well done, everyone.

All of the children in the school made a poppy to commemorate 100 years since WWI. These have been put on display in St. Mary's Church, Grundisburgh.

Autumn Fair

Autumn Fair - 30th October 2018

Earlier this week we held our Autumn Fair. As always, the children came up with some fabulous ideas for their stalls and ran them superbly. The children raised the school £135.57. Well done all and thank you to those who came to support.

Autumn Showcase

Autumn Showcase - 18th October 2018

We held an Autumn Showcase on the evening of Thursday 18th October. Every child had work exhibited based around the theme of Harvest. Our Year 6 children performed their dance choreographed by Sam Moss, with music the children had produced with Dan Turner. It was a fabulous evening and great for the children to show off their work. We hope those who came enjoyed it!

Girls Football U11

Football Tournament - 9th October 2018

The Girls played in a Football Tournament at Whitton Sports Centre. They played really well and kept up the pace for all 5 games. We were really proud of how well they represented the school.

French Song


Song 'On Ecrit sur Les Murs' - October 2018

You may well have heard your child begin to sing On Ecrit sur Les Murs (We Write on The Walls). Each term the children are listening to, singing and translating a french song in assembly. It is sung by Kids United, a French musical group of six children. It has been created to support UNICEF campaigns and is sponsored by Hélène Ségara and Corneille, two Francophone singers. Kids United’s first album, Un monde meilleur (A better world), was launched on Universal Children's Day in 2015, it received gold certification in France. The second album, Tout le bonheur du monde (All the happiness in the world), was certified 2x platinum.  Like the children in the song, the classes have written their hopes for the world’s future and these can be seen on display in the hall


Boys Football

Boys Football Tournament - October 2018

Congratulations to our Year 6 footballers, who represented Grundisburgh at the Suffolk Schools U11 Football Tournament on 2nd October.

Having played brilliantly in the four matches in their pool (winning two, drawing one and losing one), they got through to the quarter-finals, where they played Woodbridge St Mary’s in a closely fought match. After 6 minutes the score was 0:0 and it went to penalties… Sadly St Mary’s just beat us, but it was a dramatic and exciting end to a really enjoyable afternoon.

Well done to all the boys for their impeccable behaviour on and off the pitch. Thank you, Mason, for being an excellent assistant team manager, and congratulations to Will Monchecourt for winning the Fair Play award. Thank you also to the parents (and Matt’s grandma) for giving lifts and staying to support the team.

Blackberries Year 3

Harvesting Blackberries

Year 3 harvested blackberries. The blackberries were squashed and boiled before our material was added. Well done Year 3!

Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair Basketball

Years 5 and 6 experienced Wheelchair Basketball on Monday 17th September thanks to Bury Bombe
rs who came in and taught the sessions. The children all had a great time learning how to play the game!

French Dictionaries

French Dictionaries

The new French dictionaries have arrived! We already have Collins school dictio

naries that are suitable for the more able Upper KS2 child. With the addition of
the Collins Primary Illustrated French Dictionary and the Oxford Children’s Visual Dictionary, we now have dictionaries that are suitable for all ages and abilities.

German Taster Afternoon at Farlingaye High School

During the afternoon of Monday 9th July, Year 6 participated in a German and Technology workshop at Farlingaye High School. The event was a great success and you can read about our children’s experience on the website of the University of East Anglia Think German Network:


On Monday the 9th of July year 6 students from Grundisburgh Primary School visited Farlingaye High School in Woodbridge for a German taster afternoon. Anna and Annalena, originally from the University of Wuppertal in Germany and currently on a work placement at Farlingaye, taught the most important phrases you need to know when starting out in a new language. Students then tested two language learning apps to evaluate their effectiveness and appeal to learners. They were then joined by year 9 students of German at Farlingaye, who had prepared a number of interactive activities and games to teach the year 6 students basic vocabulary, such as numbers, colour and animals. The year 6 students thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and were engaged and enthusiastic throughout. I would like to thank the Goethe Institut London for their financial support and our year 9 students for their hard work and commitment when preparing and delivering the activities.

Some great feedback from year 6 included:

“Really fun and best lesson ever... The activities on the iPads were really fun... My favourite thing was the memory pair game with year 9.”


Cross Country Run

Grundisburgh Cross Country - Wednesday 4th July

On Wednesday 4th July we held a Cross Country event at Grundisburgh. We were so proud of all of the children. Thank you to Alice and Sandy for organising and to all the parents who helped and came to support.

French Shop - Summer Term

During the Summer term a French shop is open once a week, at lunchtime. It is run by Year 5’s French Club and gives every child in the school the opportunity to practise simple french shop conversation - whilst having fun spending pocket money.



Tennis Day

Tennis Day with Carl Douglas from Grundisburgh Tennis Club - Tuesday 3rd July

On Tuesday 3rd July Years R-5 had a taster tennis session from Carl Douglas who is from Grundisburgh Tennis Club. We learnt lots of new racket and ball skills and enjoyed our lessons with him.

French Cafe

French Cafe - Saturday 30th June 2018
Congratulations to Class 5 for their FANTASTIQUE French Café on Saturday 30th June. We were all ext

remely impressed with their use of French conversation and waitering skills. Many thanks to all of you who supported this event, used your French a
nd enjoyed café life. The funds raised will go towards purchasing additional 
French dictionaries for the school.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Jimmy's Farm Trip - Year 1

Year 1 Jimmy's Farm Trip - Wednesday 27th June 2018

Year 1 had a great trip to Jimmy's Farm. We went mini beast hunting, into the reptile enclosure, fed some of the farm animals and finished witden building :)

Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market - Wednesday 13th June 2018
We held another very successful Farmer’s Market on Wednesday 13th June. It is our second one and it was even better than the first. We had more stalls, lots of families and people from the community and other outside catering companies selling their food products too. It is part of our aim to get our Food for Life Silver Award. Thank you to everyone that ran stalls and attended to make it such a successful event!

Quad Kids

Quad Kids - Wednesday 13th June 2018

Ten Year 6 children attended an athletics event at Northgate High School on Wednesday 13th June. It was an event called Quad Kids. There were four events; vortex howler throw, standing long jump, 75m sprint and 600m. We took a brilliant bunch of Year 6s who trained hard and were determined to do their best and get some PBs. Very well done to these Year 6s as you were a pleasure to take to the event and put in some amazing performances.

Class 1 Visit to Framlingham Castle -
June 2018

Class 1 had an amazing trip to Framlingham Castle. We all walked around the ramparts, learned lots about castles in the museum and did some very detailed drawings of the castle wall. Thank you to the parents who kindly came with us and helped out.

High 5 Netball - 15.05.18

On Tuesday 15th May some of Year 5 went to a netball tournament at Ipswich School Sports Centre in Rushmere. We played the High 5 version where you rotate every half game so you all get to play every position.

We played against St Mary’s Ipswich, Kyson, Bawdsey and Morland. We lost against Bawdsey and Kyson but it was very close. The scores were Bawdsey 2: Grundisburgh 1 and Kyson 1: Grundisburgh 0.

Most of the other teams were Year 6. We all played very well as a team and we all really enjoyed it. Maddy won the Fair Play award.

Congratulations to all the team for playing so well, and a big thank you to the parents who gave lifts and came to support us.

U9 Tag Rugby - 10th May 2018

Ten children from Years 3 and 4 – all members of Tag Rugby Club – represented Grundisburgh in the U9s Tag Rugby Festival at Suffolk Inspire on 10th May.

The Festival was due to take place in March, during the rugby season, but was postponed due to bad weather. The children all enjoyed getting back on to the rugby pitch and were soon playing confidently as a team.

Our thanks to all the parents who gave lifts and came along to support and encourage the children, and congratulations to Oscar Brown for winning the Fair Play award.

Linguamarque Bronze!

We are delighted that on the 19th April 2017 the school was awarded Bronze Linguamarque.

The Linguamarque programme supports the development of Primary Languages in                                                                                 schools within the curriculum, in line with the Government’s recommendations and                                                                                 Programme of Study.  

                                                                It provides a methodology to benchmark and define achievement, and has been                                                                                    devised by encompassing well established best practice in this area. Bien fait tout le                                                                                monde/ well done everyone!

                                                                        We are now working towards Silver Linguamarque.                                                                                        

Hollesley Cross Country

Well done to our amazing runners who came 3rd overall in the Hollesley Cross Country! An amazing achievement. It is the highest Grundisburgh has EVER come in a cross country run!

Harry P came 2nd in his race, Ottilie 3rd in hers, Abbi-Leigh 5th, Martha 7th and Bea 10th. Only the top 10 runners were given a specific placing but all of our runners contributed to our brilliant school 3rd place. We are so proud of you all!

A big thank you to Mrs Frohn for taking us, Alice Heather-Hayes and Sandy Page for training us and to all the parents who came to cheer us on. Yay! Well done all.

RHS Cross Country Running

We took part in the RHS Cross Country for the first time this year. It was a lovely sunny spring day and the children all enjoyed running around the beautiful surroundings. We had some excellent performances from the children. Ottilie came 1st in her race, Martha 3rd and Bea 7th. The races had between 100 and 200 children in them so this is very impressive from our girls!

The boys were equally impressive with mostly top third finishes.

All of the children had fantastic attitudes to their running and in helping support one another. It was lovely to see.

Thank you to Mrs Heather-Hayes, Mrs Page and Mrs Snowden who have all helped with our training. Thank you also to all the parents who helped to take us and look after us.

All Stars Cricket
Year 3 had a go at ‘All Stars Cricket’ on 26th March. They had a taster session with one of the coaches. Children aged 5-8 are able to join All Stars Cricket clubs from May this year. Please go to www.allstars if you are interested to find out more!

                                                                    Spring Fair 2018

Chinese New Year

Where the light shines

Year R and Year 1 had a great visit from Kaboodle Theatre who performed 'Where the Light Shines.' We thoroughly enjoyed it!

Swimming Gala - March 16th


Congratulations to our Year 6 swimmers! They came 2nd (out of ten schools) at the Farlingaye Pyramid Swimming Gala on 16th March. 

There were several outstanding performances and everyone swam brilliantly. We won seven races, came 2nd in five and 3rd in one. 

Most importantly, the children were praised for their great team spirit, sportsmanship and impeccable behaviour. Well done, Year 6!


As part of reading the BFG, Class 3 made snozzcumbers and frobscottle.


Lunar Eclipse

Year 5 have been learning about space this term. They were gripped by the super blue blood lunar eclipse live on NASA TV in February!


We all had a taster Fencing session on Monday 8th January. We learnt all about the equipment used and how to fence! Thank you to Year 6 who chose this taster day for us all.