Guildhall Feoffment

Bridewell Lane,
Bury St. Edmunds,
Suffolk, IP33 1RE.

Tel: 01284 754840

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Latest News


Jasmi Update
Mrs Herriott has been in touch with Rowena Jasmi's mother, on the ward
at Addenbrookes.  Rowena knows about all that we are doing to support
Jasmi's donor drive and fundraising for DKMS, and is very grateful indeed.  
She has asked that we pass on her thanks to everyone involved.  The total
raised yesterday for DKMS stands at £1114.66 at the moment, donations
are still coming in.  Thank you to you all for your fantastic support... July 2017
More information on how to register is available on the DKMS website.
Sports Morning 2017 & New Team Captains
Sadly Sports Morning was cut a bit short owing to inclement weather so team 
points were announced in assembly.
Sapphire 3005
Amber 3998
Emerald 4449
the winning team this year is Ruby with 4958 points!  Well done Ruby Team!  
The newly elected team captains and vice captains for the 2017-2018
academic year are:
Captain = Esme Smith
Vice = Harry Upton

Captain = Daisy Marjoram
Vice = Leila Glenday

Captain = Harry Humpage
Vice = Sara Khan

Captain = Gabriel Britton
Vice = Katie Brooks & Tiye Rawson ... July 2017
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Gardening Club GOLD!
We are extremely proud that our garden has won Gold yet again in the
Bury in Bloom ‘Young Green Fingers’ Competition!  Year 6 Gardening Club
worked really hard during Monday and Friday lunchtimes throughout the
summer term. Because our garden was judged to be ‘outstanding’ we were
also visited by the Anglia in Bloom judges. There will be an awards ceremony
at the Apex in October for us and all the other schools who entered the
competition. … July 2017
Trees in Town Competition Winners!
This project will collected tree stories and illustrations from across our
Community. One of the trees specifically chosen for this project was the
Silver Birch in our garden adjacent to College Street.

All members of our Art Club entered the competition. Entrants were invited
to Apex on Thursday 20th July at 5pm to a prize giving event. We are very
pleased to announce that Erika Barbuta, Daisy Clarke and Jessica Eatly
(Year 4) and Lola Marjoram’s (Year 2) artworks got through the first round
of judging and were selected to receive a copy of the book. Erika’s won a
prize and her artwork will be included in the book. We congratulate them
and everyone who entered for their hard work.   All entries can be seen
on the Trees in Town Flickr album

They will also be on display in the Abbey gardens on Sunday 13th August.
The books will be available to purchase from the Apex… July 2017

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Top Food Hygiene Rating
Our kitchen has been awarded a five star (the highest) Food Hygiene
Rating. Sarah Sadler and her team have settled in to their new kitchen
and are providing us with tasty and nutritious hot and cold meals daily,
as well as tuck shop for our older children. Please click here to
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Crucial Crew
Year 6 pupils went to West Suffolk College to be part of the ‘Crucial Crew’,
a county wide initiative for young people to gain first hand experience from
trained professionals about how to keep themselves and their friends and
family safe, how to be environmentally conscientious and how to lead healthy
lives. The children took part in mock emergency situations and learnt a
lot about how to stay safe… July 2017
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Year 5 Drama Workshop
The Theatre Royal came to share their expertise with Year 5 in a drama
workshop. The children looked at ways in which they could tell stories
and act without using words. They used body language and expression.
They also used their bodies to become other objects like a sofa or a horse,
the picture shows members of Leopard Class doing a brilliant job of being
a horse!…July 2017
Friends of the Feoffment 200 Club Winners
The July Winners of the Friends of the Feoffment 200 Club are:
Mrs Stevenson
Mrs Jeffery
Mrs Baker
Year 6 Leavers' BBQ
We had a barbeque in the playground (despite the rain!) for our first ever
group of Year 6 leavers.  Here they are proudly sporting their leavers’
hoodies, kindly provided by the Friends of the Feoffment ...July 2017
Friends of the Feoffment 
The Friends' barbeque on Friday raised the sum of £2135.72.  The staff
and governors thank the Friends Committee and their helpers for
organising such as enjoyable event and for all their support for pupils
at our school ... July 2017
ArtsAward Success
The children in Owl Class have been working towards their Arts Award
throughout the year, engaging in a wide variety of music making, dance,
drama and art activities. They have particularly enjoyed the drama this
year. Highlights were watching performances by West Suffolk College
students who they interviewed afterwards and spending a morning at the
Theatre Royal, where they had a guided tour of the theatre and had the
opportunity to perform on stage.

Arts Award supports young people to develop as artists and art leaders.
It is designed to inspire children and young people to enjoy the arts. It
offers the chance to develop creativity, communication and leadership
skills and get recognised through national qualifications. Owl class have
achieved the first Arts Award at 'Discover' level. There are a further four
Arts Award levels that young people up to the age of 25 can get involved

Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts
Council England. Guildhall Feoffment School participated as part of their
bid for Artsmark Gold... July 2017
Non Uniform Day Weds 12th July in support of DKMS
We would like to support the work of DKMS as much as possible so we
are holding a fundraising non-uniform day TOMORROW Wednesday
12th July. Apologies for the short notice. This is an optional non-uniform
day in exchange for donations for DKMS - the charity supporting Jasmi's
campaign. Any donation at all, large or small, will be appreciated.

Please ask your child to give their donation to their class teacher or to
the school office... July 2017
National Donor Drive for Jasmi 
Guildhall Feoffment pupil Jasmi has been fighting Leukaemia
since Early Years. She is now in Year 2. She was given the 'all clear'
last year but just last week suffered a relapse. Jasmi is now in
Addenbrookes Hospital having to undergo 3-4 months of chemotherapy
which will hopefully be followed by a bone marrow transplant. She needs
to find a bone marrow donor.

Last time, no exact match in the whole world could be found and so they
decided not to proceed with the transplant. This time the family want to try
to encourage people to consider joining the stem cell and bone marrow
donor registers.

The charity DKMS are running a national donor drive for Jasmi. The
Friends of Feoffment, Guildhall Feoffment School and Guildhall Feoffment
Pre-School and Nursery are all supporting this initiative.

There will be an information sharing stall at the Friends
of the Feoffment BBQ on Friday 7th July, where people can
take home a swab kit to join the register if they choose. There will be no
money exchanged.

More information about Jasmi’s campaign can be found here.

More information about joining the DKMS donor register can be found
on their website ... July 2017
When a crime wave hits Happy Valley, there's a caseload of mysteries
to be solved! Who's stolen Ma Hubbard's recipe book? Who's kidnapped
Marigold the cow? And what dirty secret is Papa Bear hiding behind his
Porridge empire? It's down to Private Detective Jack Spratt to uncover
the terrifying truth in this tale of mystery, mayhem and breakfast cereal!

The Year 5 /6 production of Porridge was a great success. It was
performed to the rest of the school as a ‘dress rehearsal’ then for two
consecutive evenings to parents. Miss Stewart said “The children were
amazing, they worked really hard and put a superb performance together.
We are really proud of them.”... July 2017
Music Concert
All pupils who attend music clubs (Benjamin Britten Singers, Choir, all
three recorder clubs, Folk Guitar and Play-on Flute) were involved in a
Music Concert St Mary’s Church which was a great success. The leader
of our Folk Guitar Group, Ricky Wilkinson said “ The concert in St Mary's
was absolutely superb! The children really rose to the occasion and all
the groups performed at their very best”... July 2017
Early Years visit to Lackford Lakes
Early Years went to Lackford Lakes for the day to explore the natural
environment and find out about the wildlife there. We made magic potions,
listened to the sounds of the woodland, made land art, mud faces and even
caterpillar dinners! The highlight was the very tame peacock called Kevin
who followed us around... July 2017
Victorian Seasides Day
The hall was transformed into a pier for the day. The children dressed
up and enjoyed lots of fun activities inspired by the Victorian era.
‘I enjoyed all of it’ said one of the children. ‘It was a fantastic day.’
...July 2017
Cultural Week in Early Years
During cultural week, Early Years found out about all things French.
We practised counting in French, read French books, experienced
art by Monet and best of all got to taste some real French food -
brioche, Brie and baguette... July 2017
The Lighthouse Keepers' Lunch
The Pied Piper Theatre Company performed their show “The Lighthouse
Keeper’s Lunch” to Early Years and Year 1 and 2. It was a fantastic event
with lots of audience participation and a chance to interview the actors
afterwards... July 2017

West Stow Drummers' Assembly
The wonderful West Stow Drummers gave an Assembly. We thank them
very much for giving up their time to join us. The children (and staff!)
enjoyed it very much... July 2017
Bury in Bloom Art Project
Children in Year 2 had a fun afternoon working on a community arts
project to create a giant textile wall hanging based on the themes of
plants and mini-beasts. The artwork created will be scanned to go on
Bury in Bloom banners and their website... July 2017
Sports Leadership Conference
Pupils from Year 5 joined others from across the Bury Schools
Partnership at King Edward VI School. There are some more pictures on 
King Edward's facebook page
Leopard Classroom
Panther Classroom
Jaguar Classroom
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Dining Hall/Studio
New Building
The new building is now complete (apart from work to the main entrance).  
We are still settling in but here is a glimpse of what it looks like on the
inside ... June 2017
Book Token Competition
We are starting to plan how to raise money for our new school library
which will hopefully open next academic year. Coincidently National
Book Tokens are running a competition to win £5,000 of National Book
Tokens for school libraries! All you need to do is to go to their website,
enter your details and add our school name - if our school wins you get
£100 for yourself as well. Just enter the competition online, it should
only take a few minutes:   (this link will take you 
to the National Book Tokens website) ... June 2017
Friends of the Feoffment 200 Club winners
The winners of the 200 Club this month are:
1st. Mr Bayne
2nd. Mrs Fox
3rd. Mrs Chapman
...June 2017
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Bury Schools Partnership Art Exhibition
Following on from the very successful Bury Schools Partnership Arts
Project, there will be an exhibition on the students’ work at The Apex.
All are welcome to attend. It will be held at the Apex on 27th June
5.00-7.00pm ... June 2017
Pre-School Fete
There will be a Summer Fete at Guildhall Feoffment Pre-School and
Nursery (Shire Hall Way) on Saturday 8th July 11.00am-2.00pm. All
Secondhand Uniform
Lots of secondhand uniform has kindly been donated recently. It will
be available for sale in the outer foyer of the main entrance from
12th-16th June. All items £1.00. Money goes direct to the school. We
have much more available in very small sizes (5-6 years and under).
Please ask at the School Office... June 2017

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Tesco Visit
Year 1 enjoyed a visit to Tesco as part of their ‘Farm to Fork’ initiative.
We had lots of fun holding the fish and finding out about how bread is
made. It was interesting to see all of the different fruits and vegetables
and taste some too. We talked about how Tesco recycles its waste
produce and supports local charities with any excess food .. May 2017
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Art Club
Year 4 and 5 enjoyed different experiences with clay, tissue paper and
PVA glue around a flower pot mould and modroc. For the latter the
children collected sticks and created a mannequin around which they
sculpted the modroc. ... May 2017
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Year 1 Gardens
As part of our ‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’ topic Year 1 have created
our own miniature gardens. We visited the Abbey Gardens to collect
twigs, stones, flowers and pine cones. Wyevale Garden Centre kindly
donated a bag of soil, gravel and slate for our garden foundations.
Here are some of our fabulous creations! ... May 2017
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Swap Club
Each Tuesday lunchtime children come to Swap Club in Seal Classroom
to swap cards. It is a great way for children to communicate, co-operate
and negotiate ... May 2017
Labyrinth Maze
Thank you to the Friends of the Feoffment who paid for the Cathedral
team from the Discovery Centre to come in to school. The children in
Year 3 followed the Labyrinth, on a walk through the Bible both Old and
New Testaments. Along the way the children collected souvenirs as
memories of the stories ... May 2017
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Football Club Successes 
A great morning for the Year 5/6 group as they collected their League 2
Winners Cup and medals at Finals Day on Saturday, 6th May. This
team was also named as Year 5/6 Fair Play winners which was a terrific
achievement. On top of all this Nigel McDowell (James and William’s dad)
was given an award as the referee who had received the highest scores
from the other coaches during the season, a really good morning for
Guildhall Feoffment. Well done to all. Although they lost the game to
the League "reps" team, everyone gave their best and enjoyed the morning.
Finals day also saw a Year 4 "reps" team which included three players
from Guildhall Feoffment: Lily Clayton, Oscar Van-Den-Bulck and Ethan
Smart beat the League 1 champions Abbots Green by 2-0. Well done to
all our players … May 2017
King Edward VI School Tours
We are pleased to let you know that King Edward VI School has arranged
some tour dates when our Year 5 pupils and parents can go and look round
the school. They would like to welcome prospective families on the following

Thursday 18 May 12-1pm
Monday 22 May 9:30-10:30am
Thursday 25 May 9:30-10:30am

If you have any enquiries about going to look round King Edward VI School,
please contact Debbie Dunning on 01284 761393 (Ext 252) or email to book a place.

You can also visit the King Edward VI website and facebook pages where
you can watch a whistle stop tour of the school
Friends of the Feoffment 200 Club Winners
The winners of the 200 Club for April 2017 are:
1st. Mr Howes
2nd. Mrs Hill
3rd. Mrs Kingsnorth
Access to School
Building work is continuing near the main entrance which means it is 
closed for the time being.  To access the School Office please use 
the entrance through the archway slightly further down Bridewell Lane
towards Westgate Street, past the Master's House.  Please ring the 
bell for attention.  Entry to school for pupils has not changed.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation whilst work continues.
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Year 2 Carnival Day
Year 2 children enjoyed making collages of St Lucian animals as part
of carnival day on 30th March 2017. They worked collaboratively and
selected materials to use in their collages. All pupils enjoyed being
creative and letting their imaginations run wild!  One pupil told her teacher
that 'it was the best day at school ever!'. Pupils also made percussion
instruments from up-cycled plastic bottles decorated with paper and
cellophane and filled with dried pasta or beans. They also enjoyed
taking part in a carnival parade - playing the percussion instruments
made in the morning and dancing to samba music... April 2017