Guildhall Feoffment

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

Tel: 01284 754840

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Spring Term 2018 News

Autumn Term 2017 News

Sponsored Sing: Over £4000 raised so far!!!

Thank you so very much for your recent support for our Sponsored Carol Sing. We are delighted to announce that so far we raised just over £4,000 which is a phenomenal amount. With that we will be able to have musicians, artists and a theatre company visit us. How wonderful for our children. We hope to raise more, later in the year, to fund a visit to the theatre too.

The children had a great time taking part, donning lots of Christmas hats and head pieces, starting the month off in a joyous and festive spirit. 

A big thank you to everyone for your effort and generosity.


Christmas Carol Service

You are cordially invited to the Christmas Carol Service - Tuesday 18th December at 2pm at St. Mary's Church

After the service, the children will be taken back to school by by their teachers and can then be collected from their classrooms.


Mrs Carman's Farewell!


As you may know, Mrs Carman will be retiring at the end of this term. We wish her all the best for her well deserved retirement!

Mrs Carman extends an invitation to all her former pupils (from a decades long career!) to a Meet Up on Thursday 13th December at the school 4pm - 6pm. This will be a wonderful opportunity to say hello and thank you; an opportunity that Mrs Carman very much hopes to return!

If you are interested, please come to the school reception on the specified day and time :)


Year 1 Newsletter Autumn Term 2nd Half

This half term Year 1's topic is 'The Jolly Postman'. Click here for the newsletter!




Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to say a huge thank-you for your support for the Scholastic Book Fair. We’re thrilled to let you know that your purchases have contributed towards raising an amazing £965 to spend on books from Scholastic! We will be choosing a range of fiction and non-fiction books for our library, making sure that there will be new books for pupils in every year group to enjoy. 

Best wishes,

Rebecca Cosgrove

English Subject Leader

Fortnite Factsheet (pdf download)
As the summer holidays are here parents might find this information
about ‘Fortnite’ useful. It includes hints and tips about managing
screen time and making playing online, in particular playing Fortnite,
safer and more manageable ...July 2018 
Friends of the Feoffment BBQ
The Friends of the Feoffment organised a BBQ on Saturday 21st July,
it was very well attended and everyone had a fantastic time. A huge thank
you to all the volunteers, committee members, school staff and King
Edwards students who helped make the BBQ a huge success. 

We are pleased to say that the winner of "Guess How Many Sweets in
the Jar" was Joseph Whitchurch (there were 203 sweets!).

The winners of the “Summer Scene” who each won a family swim
pass to Abbeycroft Leisure, and an ice cream from Street Level were:

Imogen Knights - Early Years
Ellie Done - Year 1
Oriana Brown - Year 2
Lola Marjoram - Year 3
Luciana Gonzalez - Year 4
Ella Shirley - Year 6
(We did not receive any Year 5 entries)

Thank you to Cllr. Paul Hopfensperger for judging the entries- it was certainly
a hard decision because they were all fantastic!

The Summer BBQ was a wonderful occasion and the Friends raised over
£1500 for the school... July 2018
2018 Leavers
It is that time of year again that we have to say goodbye to our Year 6
pupils. They had a disco and were presented with special named ‘hoodies’
funded by the Friends of the Feoffment. Thank you very much to the
Friends for organising these, they were a wonderful leaving gift. We
wish all the children well as they move up to their next schools and hope they
enjoy the next exciting stage of school life ... July 2018
Year 2 Football Success
The Guildhall Feoffment Year 2 team won their home tournament a few
weeks ago and nothing was put on the website at the time but we think
it’s never too late for a mention. The Year 2 team also won and retained
the winners’ title at a tournament at Abbots Green. They are a fantastic
group of boys who obviously play very well together. They have great
potential to continue representing the school in the future and we hope
they will continue to do so ... July 2018 

Cycling Event 
Please see below link to a free local family cycling opportunity taking place on 
...July 2018
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Silver Games Mark
We are delighted to announce that we, Guildhall Feoffment Primary
School, have achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the
2017/18 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government led
award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to 
reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition
across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have
been recognised for our success. Our sporting achievements this year
include: a well supported Football Club with a new venue and successful Tag
Rugby, Kwik Cricket, Cross Country and Tchoukball teams.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfill criteria in the areas of
participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that
the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

A special thanks to: Rob Morgan for continuing to organise and run our
popular Football Club and Terry Jennings for again running and organising
Kwik Cricket clubs and competitions for both Upper and Lower KS2 We
look forward to applying once again in 2019! ...July 2018
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Tchoukball Team goes International!
A group of Guildhall Feoffment pupils (and a former one!) will soon be
on their way to Italy to compete in an international Tchoukball competition
representing their country.
They were introduced to the sport at Guildhall Feoffment (in PE lessons
and after school clubs) and enjoyed it so much they joined the Bury St
Edmunds Tchoukball Club which trains at the Victory Ground.

From there they went from strength to strength and after UK team trials
in Surrey in February were selected to represent the UK at an international
competition in Milan this summer.

Tchoukball is a relatively new sport, invented in the late 1960s and first
played in 1970. Combining the pace and excitement of handball and
volleyball, tchoukball is the fastest handball sport in the world today.

We are very proud of all the boys for this amazing achievement and
wish them lots of luck in Italy... July 2018
Book Sale
The Friends of the Feoffment Book sale was very successful raising
£204! Thank you to everyone who donated books and who came along
to the sale. The money will be spent on new books for the benefit of all
the children in the school, this will add to the money raised by the
sponsored read earlier this year... July 2018
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Gardening Club
Gardening Club is in full swing again for the summer term - as you can
tell by looking at the garden on your way into school. This year the Club
is made up of Year 5 and 6 pupils and is run by Rob Morgan.

Gardening Club are growing lettuces, radishes, carrots, petit pois,
tomatoes, corn cob, beetroot and hanging basket flowers. The pupils
have been diligently watering the garden every morning during the
recent hot weather... June 2018
School Uniform
Our school uniform supplier Aubyn Davies, has now started selling online.
You can order items of our school uniform online direct from their website.
This band has been formed by musicians from the choir and guitar groups
and is totally self-directed. Teachers are there to give advice if needed but
they are very independent. We would like to stress that the band is called
‘Amplitude’ we apologise for the error in a previous news item!

Amplitude is made up of pupils from Year 4. Luciana - singer, Iona - singer,
Amelia - singer, Florence - singer and violin, Edward - guitar, Freddie - piano,
Ewan - backing singer and Lotte - drums.

We look forward to hearing much more from them in the future... June 2018
'Hard TImes'
Year 5 and 6 performed their version of Charles Dickens’ ‘Hard Times’
in conjunction with the Northern Broadsides Theatre Company at the
Theatre Royal on June 19th. A member of staff who was in the audience
said “Huge congratulations to all. Tons of work obviously went into this
from students and staff alike. Years 5 and 6 you did yourselves and your
school proud! I thoroughly enjoyed the play and seeing it on a proper
stage really did it justice. I still can't believe you managed such a polished
performance in only three weeks. Very well done everyone.”... June 2018
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Pilgrim Musical
The Benjamin Britten choir were part of a performance at St Edmundsbury
Cathedral on June 14th based on the story of the Pilgrim’s Progress. The
picture above shows the singers rehearsing at the Cathedral. This
performance involved musicians from County Upper School, the St Cecilia
choir and other local schools... June 2018
owl and the pussycat art
Art inspired by the Owl and the Pussycat
artists in residence
we loved meeting local artists and craftspeople
mrs glasswell taught us
Owl Class were taught some basic drumming techniques
arts in residence
we watched fleece from a Jacobs sheep being spun into wool
Arts Week
A multitude of events filled Arts Week earlier this month. All pupils in
every year group were involved. We went to King Edward VI School to see
an Art Exhibition, the West Stow Drummers came to give us a presentation,
local Artists and Crafters visited and showed us what they do, we went on
the Owl and the Pussycat town trail, went to the Theatre Royal, sang at the
Cathedral and much more in our classrooms. Everyone had an excellent

Of the ‘artists in residence’ morning one parent said “It was clear how
much hard work had gone in to this morning. It was a really enriching
experience for all the children. And one of my two, who wouldn’t normally
say anything about the day at school had plenty to tell me.” Another
parent said “the artists in residence morning was fantastic! I wanted to
give you some feedback. Instead of nagging me to go online as she
usually does as soon as she gets home from school, my daughter busted
open the paints and pencils and has been drawing and painting for the
last three hours! Thank you thank you thank you”... June 2018
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Year 2 Victorian Seasides Day
Caterpillar and Bumblebee Classes has a wonderful time learning about
what it was like to visit the seaside in the past. They role-played being on
the pier in the afternoon following a morning of making souvenirs,
games and puppets... June 2018
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Police Visit
Police Community Support Officers visited both Year 2 classes to teach
them about stranger danger and what to do if they are approached by
a stranger... June 2018
200 Club
The May 200 club winners are as follows:

1st Mr Osborne
2nd Miss Hazell
3rd Mr & Mrs Hoy ... June 2018
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Egyptian Day
With the help of ‘History off the Page’ Year 4 enjoyed being Egyptians
for the day. They took part in many activities including carving soap
scarab beetles, making clay oil lamps and squeezing olives for oil,
making canopic jars, writing on papyrus, making Egyptian perfume,
dancing and feasting.  The children looked wonderful!
Thank you to parents for providing the costumes and those who helped
on the day ... May 2018
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Finger Painting Club
Year 1 enjoyed Finger Painting Club during the Spring Term. As you
can see they produced some amazing work... May 2018
‘Ready Steady Read’ books from Usborne
This is just a tiny selection of the books purchased with money raised
from the sponsored read last term that have arrived and been distributed
across the whole school. Thank you again to all those who took part.
.. May 2018
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Fresh Air Thursday
Fresh Air Friday happened on a Thursday on the last day of term
before the Easter holidays. Owl Class and Badger Class went to the
Abbey Gardens to look for signs of Spring... May 2018

Guildhall Feoffment guitar players performance
On 4th April the children from St Mary's Phoenix Folk Group
performed for patients and staff at St Nicholas Hospice near West Suffolk
Hospital led by Ricky Wilkinson.

They played and sang for 45 minutes and Miranda McCoy from the
Hospice wrote to thank the performers and the parents who brought them.
There are eight Guildhall Feoffment guitar players and singers in the group.
The age range of the group is from 6 to 13.

Phoenix also played for the St Georges Day service for one thousand
Scouts, Guides, Cubs, Brownies, Rainbows and Beavers at St Mary's
Church.... May 2018