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World Book Day 2020

Fairtrade Breakfast 2020

Science Show

Hip Hop Jan 2020

Dodgeball 2020

Xmas 2019

Autumn Fair 2019

Racket Pack

Autumn Showcase

Year 3 Minsmere

Forest School

Cross Country

Ipswich Museum

Book Day

Jimmy's Farm


French Cafe

Farmer's market

Sutton Hoo Year 5


Fram Castle



Handball Festival - 27th April 2019

Congratulations to these children who represented our school in the Handball Festival at Inspire Suffolk on 25th April. They played four games and scored 19 goals! We also saw some amazing saves from our courageous goalies. All of the children played well as a
am and showed great sportsmanship.

Spring Fair 2019

Spring Fair - 4th 
April 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended our Spring Fair. We were once again blessed with sunshine and wonderful creative stalls from the children!

RHS 2019

RHS Cross Country - 3rd April 2019
Runners from Years 4, 5 and 6 took part in the RHS Cross Country today. We were 
so amazingly proud of all our runners who put in impressive performances and showed great grit and determination! We had 4 childre
n who placed in the top 3 of their race
s and lots of great individual performances. There are nearly two hundred children in each race so they all did superbly and represented our school so well. Well done to all of the children and a special thank you to Alice and Sandy for all of their help!

Emil and the Detectives

Emil and the Detectives - 2nd April 2019

Drama Club treated us to a fabulous performance of Emil and the Detectives! They performed brilliantly and it was a pleasure to watch. Thank you to Nicky and Lucie for all they have done for our children in enhancing their love of drama.

Gardening Year 1

Gardening - March 2019
Year 1 have been hard at work in the garden! We have been preparing our bed ready to plant vegetables. We also planted some flowers to brighten up our outdoor area!

Spring Concert 2019

Spring Concert - 28th March 2019
We held a Spring Concert. Well done to all of our brilliant musicians. It was wonderful to hear you play and sing with such confidence and enthusiasm! Thank you for entertaining us.

Hollesley Cross Country

Hollesley Cross Country - March 2019
Congratulations to all the children who ran at Hollesley on 18th March. Twelve schools took part and Grundisburgh came 2nd! We were incredibly proud of all our runners, many of whom had personal bests. Well done everyone! A big thank you to Alice and Sandy for coaching the children at running club and to all the parents who came to support them.

Swimming Gala - March 2019

Ten Year 6 children took part in the Woodbridge primary schools’ swimming gala at the Deben Pool. It was an exciting morning and all the children swam brilliantly, against some very strong swimmers. We came sixth overall (out of 11 schools) and did particularly well in the relay races, winning one and coming 2nd in the other two.

Many congratulations to all our children!

Young Art East Anglia

Young Art East Anglia - March 2019

Many congratulations to Oliver for being awarded 3rd Prize in this year’s Young Art East Anglia competition. This is an amazing achievement as nearly 2,000 children entered their artwork. Congratulations to lots of other children from our school who also had their work selected for exhibition at the Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh in March. Well done to all the other children who also entered the competition, you have helped raise a significant amount of money for Cancer Research UK



World Book Day
- March 2019

Last Thursday was World Book Day. We all had great fun dressing up as different book character

s, reading books by the author Shaun Tan and sharing books with other classes in the afternoon.

U7 Dodgeball - March 2019

Congratulations to these Year 2 children who represented our school in the U7 Dodgeball Festival yesterday. They were all great team players and played brilliantly throughout the afternoon.

Christchurch museum

Christchurch museum trip Years 5 and 6 - February 2019

Years 5 and 6 visit an exhibition at Christchurch Mansions, Ipswich to learn about sculpture and the drawing of the human form. The exhibition focused on the Kiss by Auguste Rodin. They also enjoyed a practical workshop.


MFL Day - February 2019

Grundisburgh Primary School celebrated MFL Day on Thursday 7th February. There was a buzz about the school with classes focusing on different languages and cultures. Year 3 learnt all about Greek food and culture through a parent visitor. They tasted different Greek foods and experienced dance. Older classes focused on Mandarin and Czech which were well received by the children, whilst younger classes were speaking Spanish and French. It was a great day to celebrate languages throughout the school and build on our successes achieving the Silver Linguamarque.

Basketball Competition - February 2019

Our Basketball Players played extremely well against some really big Ipswich schools. We suffered two losses but a very impressive win 20 - 2 against St Maragaret's. Well done team!

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!

Gold Linguamarque Award - July 2020
We are delighted to have been awarded Gold Linguamarque following a virtual inspection. This is an amazing achievement by all the staff and children in the school and recognises the extent to which we value the teaching of languages and cultural understanding in our school. Thank you to Mr Davey, our Modern Foreign Languages Subject Leader for all her hard work over the years. Our Linguamarque was awarded by Dr Marina Dixon who raises the school and its dedication towards languages. This is a real accolade for our school and we are delighted to receive our Gold Award.

Ottilie's Cheer - April 2020
Ottilie painted stones to leave around her village at the beginning of lockdown to cheer people up on their daily walks. It started with a painted pink stone with the words 'We're all in this together' placed under a big oak tree. These have been added to by other people over the last few weeks and now there are over sixty stones to brighten people's day! Well done Ottilie for spreading cheer :)

Easter Egg Competition (Year 6) - April 2020
Year 6 were set a competition over the Easter Holidays to design an Easter Egg. Very well done to Darcy who was the winning entry! What a fantastic, imaginative design :)

THRIVE Room - March 2020
We are thrilled with our new THRIVE room. A massive thank you to FOGS for all the furniture, rugs and resources. Thank you to John Lewis who painted the walls. It is a fantastic space which will be used by everyone in various ways. THRIVE is an approach the school is adopting to promote social and emotional wellbeing. Mrs Cresswell has just qualified as a Lead Practitioner.

World Book Day - 5th March 2020
World Book Day 2020 was so much fun! Such wonderful costumes and a great way to celebrate our love of reading.

Fairtrade Breakfast - 26th February 2020
We held a Fairtrade Breakfast to celebrate Fairtrade fortnight. Thank you to everybody who came to support this event and enjoyed a delicious breakfast with us!

Science Show - 27th January 2020
Thank you to Professor Tim and Dr Jonny from Bristol University's Chem Lab for a whizz banging start to the week! Great inspiration for budding scientists!

Hip Hop Club - January 2020
Well done to our Hip-Hop clubs who shared their dancing with us in their sharing assembly this morning! We loved seeing your performances. Thank you for letting us start the day with a smile on our faces and a spring (or bop) in our steps! Thank you to Woodbridge School of Dance (Lauren and Ellie) for their continued support of Hip-Hop clubs in our school!

Cross Country - January 2020
A massive well done to Ottilie who came 38th in the third and final round of the Suffolk Schools Cross Country Championships earlier this month at Woodbridge School. The course was 2.4k with lots of hills to navigate and again Ottilie was competing against Year 7s. Thank you Ottilie for representing Grundisburgh. We are always so proud of your achievements!

Dodgeball - January 2020
Well done to our U11 and U9 Dodgeball teams who took part in festivals recently at Inspire Suffolk. The games were fast, furious and fun! All showed great determination and sportsmanship!

Christmas - December 2019
Thank you to everyone who has supported us at events over the Christmas period; Christmas Jumper and Decoration Day, Year R and Playgroup play, Years 1 - 3 performance of Starlight, the Year 5 and 6 Carol Concert, Christmas parties and Carols around the Christmas Tree! Merry Christmas all!

Suffolk Schools Minor Girls Race - November 2019
A huge well done to one of our children who ran in the Suffolk Schools County A race. She ran in the minor girls race (Year 7) and is now through to the third round which will take place in January! The first 50 qualified out of about 120 runners in total. Amazing result! Well done.

Autumn Fair - October 2019

We held a fantastic Autumn Fair. The children designed and made stalls with autumnal themes. There was face painting, apple bobbing and of course, the pumpkin competition. Thank you to all who attended and it make it such a successful event.

Badminton Festival - October 2019

Some of our Year 4 children attended a Badminton festival on Wednesday to support the use of the Badminton 'Racket Pack.' They enjoyed all of the events and loved receiving a free t-shirt and water bottle too!

Autumn Showcase - October 2019

We held our annual Autumn Showcase. Year 6 performed a dance which they have been working on based on the story of The Tin Forest. The children's dance was both moving and mesmerising. Following on from this, parents and children had the opportunity to explore the exhibition of the whole school's work based around the theme of 'Environment.' Thank you to Mrs Moss and Mrs Pynn, our Dance teacher and artist, who helped Year 6 with their wonderful performance and art work!

Year 4 MInsmere Trip - October 2019

Year 4 went on a wonderful trip to Minsmere and enjoyed learning about animals in their natural habitats. They were blessed with good weather and had a fabulous day!

Forest School - October 2019

Year 1 have been loving their Forest School sessions! Recently they have investigated making different 2D and 3D shapes in the woods!

Cross Country - October 2019

Huge congratulations to one of our pupils who was invited to run in the Suffolk Schools Area Championships yesterday. She came a brilliant 27th and as part of the top 50 runners she will go on to run in the next round soon! Amazing running and good luck in your next run. We are very proud of you!

Year 3 Ipswich Museum Trip - October 2019

Year 3 spent the day at Ipswich Museum to further their learning on the Ancient Egyptians. They had a great day out.

Book Fair - September 2019

We dressed up as book characters to celebrate the Book Fair arriving in school. Thank you to everyone who came to the books fair. Your purchased mean that we have over £300 to spend on books for school!

Jimmy's Farm Trip (Year 1) - 3rd July 2019

Year 1 went on a fabulous trip last week to Jimmy’s Farm to continue their learning about animals and natural art. We had a super day and loved seeing the new addition of Alice the camel!

Southwold Trip (Year 3) - 3rd July 2019

This week our Year 3 class went on a fabulous trip to Southwold. They went up the lighthouse and visited the lifeboat museum and also enjoyed the beach on a glorious summer's day!

French Cafe - 29th June 2019

On Saturday 29th June, Year 5 hosted a French Café in the school hall – and outside in the sunshine! They were fantastic at using their french conversation to serve family, friends and others from the village. Congratulations to our Golden Ticket winner who won the whole school competition to try and use French conversation in the classroom and around the school! Thank you to everyone who came to support. We hope you had a lovely time!

Farmer's Market - June 2019

We held a Farmer's Market. All of the children produced items for the Farmer's Market either through growing or cooking in class. The event was well attended by parents, children and people from the village. Some parents ran their own stalls and children from each class helped to run their stalls too.

Sutton Hoo Trip (Year 5) - June 2019

To enrich their History and Geography learning, Year 5 visited Sutton Hoo. The children visited the burial site where they role played events that took place and heard many interesting facts. To fully appreciate the siting of Sutton Hoo, the children walked around the area noticing the geographical features.

 They also learned about the river Deben, noticing the similarity in the name of the village close to its source, Debenham, which means ’village in a deep valley’  in Anglo Saxon. 

Year 5 compose music

Year 5 compose music, inspired by Gustav Holst, to accompany the animations of the solar system that they programmed in ICT.

High 5 Netball Tournament - 20th May 2019

We took a team of Year 5 girls to take part in the U11s High 5 netball tournament at Ipswich School.
In High 5 there is a strict rotation, meaning everyone has to play every position, which sometimes means playing out of your comfort zone! Our Grundisburgh team rose to the occasion though, playing with the speed and determination demanded by the game. They also demonstrated a fantastic team spirit throughout the afternoon. Well done all!

Framlingham Castle Trip (Year 1) - May 2019

Year 1 went to Framlingham Castle. They learnt all about castles in the Spring Term so it was a great way to finish their topic. They had a fabulous time!

Making Burgers

Year 5 prepared, cooked and ate tasty beef burgers! They were delicious.

Futsal Taster

Children across the school took part in a Futsal Taster session. This taster sport was decided by our PE Crew reps.

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 - 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. 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!

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 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.  

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

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.”


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 - 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 - 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!

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. 

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 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!

Individuals placed 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 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, another child (since moved to high school came) 3rd and a further child (since moved to high school) came 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!


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.