Friday 23 November 2012

2012 Small Schools Netball Tournament

On a bright(-ish) but chilly Friday morning, our girls (fresh from last week's success), ventured forth to play in the tournament at Thomas Mills. For many of the team this was another first experience, but were they overawed or daunted? Not a bit of it!

They had to play a round robin of 5 matches - they won every one, with scores of  5-0 , 4-1, 4-2, 4-0, and 2-1, resulting in a total of 15 points. Easton were runners- up with 13 points. (A reversal of last year!)
Thanks again to Jennie and Dawn for all their time spent at after-school practices, to Jennie for umpiring some of the matches, and a huge thank you to the parents who helped on the scoring and timing after a last minute hiccup!!

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Earl Soham v Creeting St. Mary

This afternoon saw the first meeting of these two schools for what turned out to be an entertaining game of football. In fading light, both teams are to be congratulated for the spectacle they produced.
In their first ever competitive match, the visitors did themselves proud with their positive approach to enjoying the experience. Although Earl Soham (attacking the 'mound' end) took an early lead, Creeting St. Mary scored a fabulous goal making the score one apiece after ten minutes. At half time, the hosts led 3 - 1 meaning that there was all to play for during the second 20mins. 
Not surprisingly, the visitors tired in the 2nd half and Earl Soham turned out to be 8 - 1 victors. Goals were scored by Ashwell (4), Smith (2) with the Nesling bros. picking up a goal-a-piece. It was particularly nice to see young guns Orford and Upton picking up more valuable experience, whilst the defensive trio of Parr, Handley and Cardin should be pleased with their efforts in restricting the dangerous attacking threat of the visitors to one goal.

Friday 16 November 2012

Writer of the Week

Wall of Fame

Pyjama Party for Pudsey

 Pudsey's Pyjama Party - organised by the School Council - with invaluable assistance from staff members, it looks from the faces to have been a resounding success!!! Total raised to be confirmed, but over £100.

Sportshall athletics, 15/11/12

On Thursday 15th November Earl Soham once again entered the Sportshall Athletics event at Thomas Mills with a full complement on the team sheet. Every child in Blue Class that wished to take part did so in some capacity, which was absolutely great to see. The enthusiasm was very loud - both from athletes and supporters alike!
After the first half of the competition - the field events - (though one or two children were confused as to why they weren't held out on the field!)  we appeared to be in third place overall, out of 6 teams. Events included standing long and triple jumps, foam javelin throws, speed bounce, vertical jumps and chest push throws.

The track events soon followed with obstacle relays, hurdles relays and straight sprint relays, and although we didn't win any the children did themselves proud in their sustained efforts. There were some really close finishes in the latter stages.( Sadly the school camera I was using isn't great for action shots!!)
Our overall finishing position was 4th - but ahead of 2 schools larger than we are, which is an achievement in itself.  Congratulations must go to Bedfield who came 3rd, behind the winners and runners- up, again - much larger schools.

                    And there's always our brilliant band of loyal supporters somewhere in the background!
                                                                    Thank you.

Wednesday 14 November 2012

Easton v Earl Soham Netball

On a beautifully sunny afternoon, but with some trepidation as it was our first outing this academic year, the netball team set out for Easton Primary School. The team constituted girls from years 4-6, many of whom had never played in a match before.
We won the toss and elected to take the first centre pass, from which the first goal was quickly scored. A few more goals swiftly followed and the team never really looked back. Easton seemed completely bemused by our speedy passing and agility around the court. At half-time the score was 15-1.
Easton did a team re-shuffle which resulted in a tougher second half, but the final score was 23-3 in favour of Earl Soham - a brilliant first game by everyone who played.
Many thanks to coach Jennie and assistant coach Dawn for all their efforts this term to make this possible.

Waiting for Christmas - Rehearsals

This afternoon we started, in earnest, the rehearsals for our live performance at the Spa Pavilion Theatre, Felixstowe, on Sunday 2nd December.
There continue to be many words to be learnt and now there are actions too! As you can see by the looks on their faces, they are clearly putting all of their effort and emotion into what they're doing - I can't wait until the show!
A reminder that the CD, recorded last month, will be available to purchase from the 24th November.

Saturday 10 November 2012

Ipswich Town 2 Burnley 1

In front of 16,297 fans (31 with Earl Soham connections) DJ Campbell’s late goal saw Town to a 2-1 victory over Burnley in Mick McCarthy’s first home game in charge of the Blues. 
Daryl Murphy got Town’s first home league win in 11 games – the last came back in March – up and running just after the break with what some may consider a controversial header. A powerful header from Burnley substitute, Sam Vokes, put the visitors on level terms before Campbell’s exquisite 87th minute winner. 
It was good to see past and present pupils leave Portman Road with a spring in their step and a smile on their faces for a change! 
The next schools' ticket offer is for the match against Millwall on Saturday 8th December.

Egyptian Homework Exhibition

On Friday morning, instead of a sharing assembly, parents were invited to view an exhibition of children's homework, which was on display in Blue Class.

The children had produced some excellent work, including:

  • model shadufs, canopic jars and tombs; 
  • menus for rich and poor Egyptians;
  • Egyptian-styled games;
  • factfiles and presentations;
  • adverts and posters
  • and much, much more. 
If you didn't get a chance to see their work, I hope these photographs will give you some idea of the scope of the work produced.