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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:



JIHIHJJHHHHK There are now only six weeks left before the end of the academic year – time really does seem to have flown by! There are many events planned for this period, the dates of most of which are at the end of this newsletter. This information can also be found on the calendar of the school website. Hopefully, the weather will be kind to us to enable everyone to have an excellent end of term.

You may have seen the poster on the board at the front of the school relating to the Home Access Scheme which is backed by the government to help children get online at home. Grants can cover the cost of a computer, internet access and support. The grants are available to parents with low-income. If you think that you may qualify for a grant please see Mr Pearce for an application form. Grants are available until July 31st 2009.



The Travelling Book Fair are making their first ever visit to Earl Soham during the week beginning 22nd June. There are a number of offers on books, including buy one, get one free on some titles. The school will receive 50% commission on any sales which will be ploughed back into books for the school. The book fair will be open from 3.00pm – 3.45pm, Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th June. We hope that you’ll be able to support us in this.

SCHOOL REPORTS The end of year report for each child will be sent home on Friday 3rd July. The following week will be available for parents to meet with their child’s class teacher should they wish to do so. This year sees a new report format which is aimed at being more personal to every child.

SUMMER PRODUCTION Plans for our end of year production – JEREMIAH IN THE DARK WOODS - are now well underway. Children in Blue Class have auditioned for speaking parts which have now been allocated. The whole school are learning the songs and Red and Yellow Classes are learning different dances. There will be a letter with more details later this week, however, any help with costumes and scenery would be greatly appreciated. We’d also appreciate it if parents of children in Blue Class could help their children learn their lines. Children will need their scripts in school every day. There will be a total of three shows, two in the evening (Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th July at 6.15pm) and one during the afternoon of Tuesday 14th. This will hopefully enable all parents who wish to watch, the opportunity to do so.

Tues 9th June – Cross Country Final at Framsden (5pm) - 4 children qualified.

Wed. 10th June – Rounders Festival - Year 5 at Debenham (pm)

Fri 12th June – Non-uniform Day – Toys/Sweets for fete.

Tues 16th June – Key Stage 1 trip to “Africa Alive”, Kessingland (all day)

Fri 19th June – Non-uniform Day – Bottles for fete.

Tues 23rd June – Year 6 to ‘Crucial Crew’ – Stowmarket (pm)

Wed.24th June – Racquet Festival - Year 6 at Debenham (pm)

Thurs 25th June – Yellow Class trip to Christchurch Park (all day)

Fri 26th June – Non-uniform Day – Cakes/Fruit CAN YOU HELP? for fete.

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Sat 27th June – School Fete (12 – 3pm)

Fri 3rd July – Sports Day (pm) If wet alternative is Monday 6th (am)

Wed 8th July – Blue Class trip to Science Museum (all day)

Thurs 9th July – Debenham High School Induction Day

Fri 10th July – Rounders Tournament – Fressingfield (am)

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PTFA Ceilidh eve.

Wed.1st July- Sports Festival - Year 4 at Debenham

Mon 13th July – Thomas Mills High School Induction Day