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Earl Soham Community Primary School Caring, sharing and learning; because every child matters Headteacher: Karl Pearce Earl Soham, Woodbridge, Suffolk. IP13 7SA Tel: (01728) 685359 Email:



A safety issue which has come to light again recently is that there are pedestrians moving between the school and the car park who are not using the pathway which runs around the outside of the school and over the little bridge. Please could you use the footpath around the side of the school to prevent a possible accident in the bus turning area. Thank you.

We are currently undertaking a trial of BrainPOP on the school learning platform. BrainPOP is an educational website with hundreds of short Flash-based movies for children aged 6 and above. These cover the subjects of mathematics, technology, health, science, social studies, arts & music, and English. The aim of the site is to help to explain different ideas to the children. Having had it demonstrated to us at the recent BETT (British Educational Training and Technology) Show, we wanted to assess how useful a tool this may be for our children – the trial, however, is the American version. Simply visit the learning platform at , log in and click on the BrainPOP link. All children in Year 3 and above, who have returned the internet user agreement, should have a password to enable access to the learning platform. If your child (in any year group) hasn’t got a log in password, and would like to access the resources, please let the school office know as soon as possible.

FILMCLUB The first three films will be: 04/2/11 SHREK – FOREVER AFTER (U) 5.00pm finish 11/2/11 – MONSIEUR HULOT’S HOLIDAY (U) This is a black and white film very much in the style of Mr Bean – see Filmclub website for more details. 5.15pm finish 18/2/11 – MONSTERS INC. (U) 5.00pm finish

DIARY DATES IPSWICH TOWN TICKETS We have been offered the opportunity of discounted tickets for two more matches. If you would like to order tickets (£20 adults, £3 children) for the matches against Hull City on Saturday 19th February and/or Crystal Palace on Saturday 9th April, please collect a booking form from the school office. Numbers for the Hull City game need to be known by Tuesday 8th February. You never know, Ipswich might win!

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The next Parents’ Forum will be on Wednesday 9th February at 9am. I do hope you will be able to join us. Please feel free to bring any items relating to the school for discussion. Remember, everyone is welcome.

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Wednesday 2nd February – Years 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 to Wolsey Theatre – Jack and the Beanstalk – (12.30pm) REMINDER – There is a ‘special’ lunch available for all children on this day. We are due to return to Earl Soham at approximately 4.45pm. Children can bring a snack if they wish. Wednesday 9th February – Parents’ Forum Friday 11th February – PTFA Quiz and Fish ‘n’ Chips (7pm) – HAVE YOU GOT YOUR TICKETS? Wednesday 16th February – Wake and Shake Competition at DHS Friday 18th February – Basketball Tournament at Stradbroke (1 – 3pm) Saturday 19th February – Ipswich Town v Hull City Monday 21st February to Friday 25th – HALF TERM Tuesday 1st & Wednesday 2nd March – Parents’ Evenings