More Success On The Football Field

Fressingfield Primary School sent two teams to the recent High Suffolk School Sports Partnership Mixed Football Tournament: one took part in the inclusive ‘Develop’ competition, whilst the other took part in the more rigorous ‘Compete’ competition.

The Develop Team played four matches, winning two, drawing one and losing another. They were an extremely cohesive group and played really well together. But for one goal-mouth mix-up, they could well have gone through to the knock-out stages. Well done them.

The Compete Team got off to a tremendous start, winning their first game. Like the other team, they had excellent teamwork and were very well organised. They played six matches in all, winning one, drawing two and remaining competitive in the others, which led them to a fifth-place finish.

Once again though, our children impressed us with the values they displayed: they were competitive but played with a spirit of enjoyment; they were respectful of both their opponents and the young referees; and they played with determination and commitment.

Well done Fressingfield.

There are more photos of the matches on the High Suffolk SSP Facebook and Instagram pages.

Success on the Football Field!

We are very proud of our Girls Football Team who won the Sports Values Award at the tournament on Monday. The Award, which is voted for by the teams we played against, celebrates the team that best-displayed the values of Honesty, Passion, Determination, Self-Belief, Respect and Teamwork; and our girls had each of those qualities in abundance.  

We talk about that ‘Fressingfield Feeling’ all the time and we’re really pleased that, when they pulled on the Fressingfield shirt, they carried our Fressingfield values with them to the tournament. I was particularly impressed with their teamwork: the girls communicated excellently – they were clear and encouraging; they each knew their roles and how to back each other up; and they played with enjoyment and enthusiasm.  

Not only that, but they were successful in their matches too. Having drawn their first match against Debenham (who later finished in third place), the team went on to win 3-0 against Laxfield. The girls lost to Mellis, but played with determination, respect and passion throughout. Well done girls!

And now we look forward to the mixed football competition in November. Let’s hope we can be just as successful there.

Congo and Yangtze Class Summer Performance: Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty!

Congratulations to all the children involved in the Congo and Yangtze End of Year Performance. It was such a great show and we are so proud of you all. The singing was lively and raucous – it was wonderful to see how much you were enjoying it (but thank goodness we had Mrs Foster on the piano holding everything together!). 

Our soloists were amazing and had the audience in raptures: well done for singing so clearly and beautifully Ruby, Ivy, Imogen, Sonny and Lily, and well done Jayden for channelling your inner Rock God! We loved it! 

The acting was sensational and so convincing. Every word was clear, and your facial expressions added to the overall effect, so you had the audience in the palms of your hands: they laughed at all the jokes, cheered all your successes, booed the baddies and loved every minute of it. 

Thank you to everyone who helped us put on such a great show.

What a great occasion! Well done everyone. 

Mr L

Year 6 Residential Hilltop – Day 3

Today has been a mad rush from early in the morning until just several moments ago. Children needed to get up, dress, brush teeth, fill water bottles, gather clothes from the drying room, find lost items, squeeze sleeping bags back into their bags, pack away their things, check under the beds, sit on their suitcases to squish everything flat enough to be able to zipper their zips and leave their rooms ready for the next groups of children – and all that before breakfast at 8am. 

This morning, Group 1 were out in the woods for their bushcraft activity. Luckily, the rain held off enough for them to be able to get their fires lit. In fact, they looked quite cosy in their waterproofs, toasting marshmallows and making hot chocolate. Afterwards, Imogen and Ella said they had to learn how to tie different knots to make shelters with tarpaulins. It was fun.  

Group 2 set off on The Journey – the walk into and around Sheringham which took in the ruined Priory, where they heard about Henry VIII, the beach, where they learned how to skim stones, and the ice-cream shop, where they learned that choosing ice-creams from such a huge range can be challenging! Once filled with Cookiedough, Honeycomb and Eton mess, they set off back to the centre. It’s a beautiful walk and the group were much enamoured with Sheringham itself.  

It has been a great three days although it all seems to have gone past in a flash. The coach is certainly quieter now than it was on the way up as it is filled with physically exhausted, but emotionally satisfied children: a warm glow kind of feeling. They have worked hard, challenged themselves, made new friends, tried new things, been brave about being away, and have done themselves proud… and they have had a huge amount of fun at the same time. 

They are ready for baths, home comforts and an early night! 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Mr L