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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: ad.earlsoham.p@talk21.com

APRIL 2012 - NEWSLETTER NEWS IN BRIEF

PTFA NEWS

Welcome back to everyone for what is traditionally the busiest (and longest) term of the year. There’s plenty going on with our day-to-day activities plus two fantastic ‘once in a lifetime’ occasions, with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and London 2012 Olympics, for everyone to look forward to. Regarding the Olympics, a reminder that all entries for the ‘design a logo’ competition need to be returned by Friday 20 th April.

The summer term sees a number of events being organised by the PTFA. Please support them to enable their continued support of all of the children. Following the success of last year’s ‘Summer Fun Evening’ we will be holding a similar event on Saturday 19th May. Further details to follow, but it is planned that there will be camping available, bingo, quiz, barbecue and films. Please book the date in your diary! The PTFA will also be organising a Jubilee Tea Party on Thursday 31st May (the penultimate day of the first half of summer term) for the children. On Saturday 7th July, it will be the traditional PTFA Fete. Again, please put this date in your diary. The next PTFA meeting will be at 7pm on Thursday 19th April – all welcome.

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS – SUMMER TERM 1ST HALF There is a great deal planned regarding clubs – please take note of starting dates as we’d like to ‘hit the ground running’... GERMAN (Ms Kruger) All ages (Thursday 19th April) ROUNDERS (Mr Mansell) Years 3 – 6 (Thursday 19th April) FOOTBALL (Mr Pearce) Years 3 to 6 (Tuesday 17th April) GYMNASTICS (Mrs Barker) This is for competition practice until May when normal arrangements will re-start Year 2 (Tuesday 17th April) Year 3 & 4 (Thursday 19th April) CRICKET (Coach provided by Worlingworth CC) Years 4 to 6 (Thursday 24th May) WILDLIFE (Mrs Exton) Years 2 to 6 (Wednesday 2nd May) DANCE (Mrs Jarvis) Years 3 – 6 (Wednesday 18th April) FUNDAMENTALS (Mrs Barker & DHS Sports Leaders) Reception, Years 1 & 2 (Wednesday 18th April) OUTDOORS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------ART & CRAFT (Mrs Stoney) Years 1 & 2 (maximum of 6 children) starts Tuesday 24th April LUNCHTIMES

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Films for the first half of the summer term are:

20/04/12 FINDING NEMO (U) - 5.00pm finish 27/04/12 DOLPHIN TALE (U) - 5.15pm finish 04/05/12 THE WATER HORSE: LEGEND OF THE DEEP (PG) - 5.15pm finish 11/05/12 CHICKEN RUN (U) – 5.00pm finish 18/05/12 STEP UP (PG) – 5.00pm finish 25/05/12 CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (U) – 5.45pm finish 01/06/12 ANIMALS UNITED (U) – 5pm finish A synopsis of each of these films is available the week before screening via the FilmClub website www.filmclub.org Our club code is CC338811 which enables the children to write and read film reviews, enter a variety of competitions as well as being able to research films and recommend them to Mr Pearce to order!

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Monday 16th April – PD Day Tuesday 17th April – First day of summer term for children Wednesday 18th April – Swimming Gala @ Framlingham College (Years 5 & 6) Thursday 19th April – Years 5 & 6 ‘Armada’ day @ TMHS Thursday 19th April – PTFA Meeting (7pm) Monday 23rd April – Year 5 Music Workshop @ TMHS (pm) Tuesday 24th April – Quicksticks Suffolk Final @ Copleston High School (1.45pm) Mon 30th April – Fri 4th May – Year 6 Residential to African Adventure and Year 4, 5 and 6 Activity Week Wednesday 2nd May – KS1 and Year3 & 4 Gymnastics Competition @ TMHS (pm) Thursday 3rd May – Year 1 mini-Olympics @ DHS (am) W/B Monday 14th May – Year 6 SATs (children in Years 2 – 5 will also be undertaking tests during this week) Saturday 19th May – PTFA Summer Fun Evening Thursday 24th May – Year 3 mini-Olympics @ DHS (am) Thursday 31st May – Year 6 mini-Olympics @ DHS (am) Thursday 31st May – Jubilee Tea Party (pm)


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