Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas Party!

What a great afternoon the children had today! The PTFA pulled out all the stops and produced another fantastic Christmas Party, with a super DJ (complete with snow machine), delicious party food, and a very special visit from Father Christmas.

Everyone had a brilliant time, as can be seen from the photos below.

Thank you to everyone who made the afternoon so special.

Christmas Carol Service

On Monday evening children, staff, parents, grandparents and friends congregated in St Mary's Church for a celebration of all things Christmas. The service was an opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, and involved all members of the school community. Many children had the chance to do readings and poems, and everyone enjoyed singing Christmas songs and Carols. There was the usual offering from the staff - this year a sketch and song (I'm Dreaming of a Quiet Christmas).

A parent captured most of the service on film for us, for which we are very grateful, and this is embedded below (in three parts).

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas Lunch

On Tuesday lunchtime children, staff, governors and parent helpers gathered together for a delightful meal superbly cooked by Caroline.
The highlight for many (apart from the lovely food) was the spontaneous rendition of 'Sparkle and Shine', as performed at Monday's carol service, between courses!

The Elves and the Shoemaker

This morning Red Class went to watch 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' superbly performed by the Stuff & Nonsense Theatre Company at the Wolsey Studio.
There were stunning puppets, music and surprises aplenty for a very enthusiastic audience as the story was re-told with a modern twist...

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Talent Show 2013

This afternoon saw an array of talent on show with singing, dancing, instrumental pieces, gymnastics, comedy and much more.
It was great to see so many children putting themselves forward to entertain us all whilst clearly enjoying themselves too.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Writer of the Week

Wall of Fame

Maths Investigations

This week, in maths, Blue Class have been focusing on investigation skills. The children were challenged to solve a series of mathematical challenges by working systematically, thinking through a problem and choosing the equipment they needed to solve it.

It was great to see the children experimenting with different ways of representing mathematical problems.

Even the Teaching Assistants enjoyed trying to work out the solutions!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

6-a-Side Football - Semi Finalists

This afternoon, on a beautiful winter's day, it was the turn of the football team to take part in the latest sporting competition.
Yet again the children's determination and efforts were evident as they battled their way to 2nd place in their group following a win, draw and a defeat in their three group matches. This meant that we qualified for a place in the last four against the winners of the other group, Wortham.
A strong and skillful Wortham side were given a tough test but ran out 2 - 0 winners to progress to the final.
However, all of the children should hold their heads up high. Amongst the 10 members of the squad there were 3 Year 4s, 5 Year 5s and 2 Year6s so the future is certainly bright. It was incredible to see how you have progressed both as individuals and as a team and you certainly entertained your supporters!

Animal Homes

The Wildlife Group have spent the last few weeks making homes for wildlife, out of plant pots and milk cartons. This lunchtime they chose where to place them in the conservation area. I wonder who will choose to live in a house like this?

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Christmas Craft Afternoon

Thanks to lots of hard work by the School Council, this afternoon we had a fantastic afternoon of Christmas Craft activities.

Some of the results can be seen in the slideshow below. Everyone had a great afternoon and produced some super decorations to take home.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Wall of Fame

Writer of the Week

Rock 'n' Roll Panto Trip

On Thursday afternoon Years 2 - 6 went to the Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, to watch this year's offering of Dick Whittington. As usual the performances were stunning and included magnificent singing, dancing, music and audience participation.A great time was had by all with the highlight for many being Mr Mansell's performance having been plucked from the stage. Sadly I do not have words to describe it - better ask the children!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Sportshall Athletics Silver

This afternoon saw a team of 21 children take part in the Sportshall Athletics Tournament at Thomas Mills High School. The children initially took part in field events (vertical jump, chest push, foam javelin, standing long jump, speed bounce and standing triple jump) and at the end of those events we found ourselves in 4th place.
Looking to build on this a 'pep' talk was given before the running events of the competition. A simply tremendous display saw us finish highly positioned in the majority of the races. Would it be enough to get into the medal positions? YES! When the points were added up Earl Soham finished in a splendid second (alliteration) place.
Personally I have to say that this wonderful bunch of children, superbly supported from the balcony, thoroughly deserved their stylish medals for their efforts and attitude. Their team ethic was brilliant as every point gained was vital. Thank you. 
Apologies for poor picture quality - the children move too fast!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

More posts from the kids

The Rock and Roll Panto!

On Thursday year 3,4, 5, 6 are going to the wolsey to watch Dick Whittington. Every year we go to watch the Panto. The dame always looks out for Mr Mansell. Is’nt that totally weird!
I love the performances that the Wolsey produce, last year it was ‘Sleeping Beauty’! That was also great!
I cant wait, it is going to be great. I especially like it when the dame throws water on the crowd. The Rock and roll panto is very funny to!

The Princess bride!

On Friday, we saw a movie called the Princess bride. It was about a stable boy who fell in love with a Farmer’s girl. They were split up because he had to work elsewhere. Many years later they were reunited not aware it was really them. Once they discovered who it was they ran away together...            Molly