Earls Hall Primary School

Carlton Avenue, Westcliff on Sea, Essex. SS0 0QN

Telephone: 01702 333360

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It was a special day at Earls Hall today and an incredibly busy one too! The morning started with our school council leading two special assemblies where they delivered a presentation to the children and governors about their chosen charity for the year. Earlier in the term the council debated supporting a number of charities […]

Lovely Lunch!

It was another fantastic day at Earls Hall as the children from across Year Four took to the stage on two occasions in order to perform the production ‘Stable Manners’ to proud parents and other family members. The production told the story of the animals in the stable preparing for the arrival of Baby Jesus […]

Stable Manners!

It was a magical day at Earls Hall today as we welcomed a very special visitor to school! Once again our community room was transformed into a magical Winter wonderland grotto thanks to the efforts of a group of PTA volunteers and, once all of the twinkling lights were switched on, it was called home […]

Great Grotto!

The week started with another celebration today as the children from across the Foundation stage and KS1 congratulated our latest ‘Reading Champions’ in the latest of our special assemblies. Mrs Critoph was helped by a series of teaching assistants to present the bronze and silver badges to the children in recognition of them reading over […]

Care Home Carols!

The third of our Christmas productions took place on Friday as the children in Year Two took to the stage on two occasions in order to perform ‘Santa’s on strike’. The play saw the children tell the story of how Father Christmas becomes disillusioned with the children of the world and decides that he is […]

Santa’s On Strike!

Our Christmas performances continued to take place today as the children from Year One took to the show ‘Whoops a Daisy Angel’ on two occasions. The play told the story of a clumsy angel who never gets chosen for any important jobs until she finds herself overseeing the most important job of all….the birth of […]

Angelic Performers!

It was a special day for the children in our Foundation Stage classes today as they took to the stage for their very first public performance at Earls Hall! The children performed twice, much to the delight of the proud parents and other family members in the audience. The play was called ‘Away in a […]

Away in a Manger!

The festive celebrations continued today as groups of children took to the stage in the upstairs hall in order to create a ‘Rock n Roll’ Christmas! Phil from ‘Rock Steady’ works with the children from across KS2 every Tuesday where they learn how to lay a range of instruments in a band setting, allowing them […]

Rockin Around the Christmas Tree!

The start of the week in school saw the children as busy as ever learning in their classrooms. Whilst the children from the Foundation Stage put the finishing touches to their up and coming Christmas play, the children in Year Two were coming to the end of time learning about Florence Nightingale. The children used […]

Lanterns & Lights

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Lovely Lunch!
It was a special day at Earls Hall today and an incredibly busy one too! The morning started with our school council leading two special assemblies where they delivered a presentation to the children and governors about their chosen charity for the year. Earlier in the term the council debated supporting a number of charities before taking part in a democratic vote and deciding that Essex Air Ambulance would be the winner. This morning the children delivered a self created powerpoint presentation, first in the KS1 assembly and then later to the children in KS2, all about the work of the ambulance team, how their work is not funded by the NHS and how much money they spend saving lives each day. After the presentation the children detailed ideas they had debated of how to raise money throughout the year including holding a non-uniform or pyjama day before answering questions from the governors and the children in the audience. The presentation was brilliant! Well done to all of the children from the council, we are proud of you all.Throughout the day the children from across the KS2 classes visited our magical grotto where they had the chance to meet Father Christmas himself and receive a special gift. The children were once again supported by a series of elves from our Year Six classes and everyone enjoyed the experience. Thank you so much to Father Christmas and our volunteers from the PTA for once again taking time out of their busy schedules to help make our children's Christmas a special one.The main event of the day was the Christmas Dinner which saw Mrs Warren-Hardy and her merry crew start work at 6.30am in order to prepare a mouth watering Christmas meal for all of the children across the school. The children and staff were treated to turkey and all of the trimmings which they ate to the soundtrack of Christmas hits! the teachers and teaching assistants served the children at their tables whist they pulled crackers which were kindly donated by the PTA. There were plenty of empty plates and full bellies at the end of service and at the end of lunchtime Mrs Warren-Hardy and her team were given three cheers by the children in a display of appreciation. Thank you to the adults in school for giving up their lunch break to serve the children and, of course, to all in the kitchen for making such a delicious meal on such a large scale. We consider ourselves very lucky to have such an amazing team of talented cooks in school.
Stable Manners!
It was another fantastic day at Earls Hall as the children from across Year Four took to the stage on two occasions in order to perform the production 'Stable Manners' to proud parents and other family members. The production told the story of the animals in the stable preparing for the arrival of Baby Jesus by welcoming Mary and Joseph and overseeing the various visitors after his birth.The play saw the children confidently sing, dance and act their way through the story and was a brilliant spectacle for all in the audience. Well done to all of the children who performed, we are very proud of you!Once again members of the PTA served refreshments after the play as the parents gathered in the communal area downstairs. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time in order to serve at the various plays this year or who has baked goods for others to enjoy.Earlier in the day the children from the KS1 choir visited another local care home as they sang for the residents of Priory House. The children entertained the residents with a number of Christmas carols and songs from their recent Christmas play. Well done to all the children who took part, we are proud of you.After school we were visited by two of our governors as Mrs ham and Mr Genovese took part in training from the local authority regarding the single central record of DBS checks.
Great Grotto!
It was a magical day at Earls Hall today as we welcomed a very special visitor to school! Once again our community room was transformed into a magical Winter wonderland grotto thanks to the efforts of a group of PTA volunteers and, once all of the twinkling lights were switched on, it was called home for the day by none other than Father Christmas himself!Throughout the day children from across the Foundation Stage and KS1 took turns to visit Father Christmas, assisted by some fantastic elves from Year Six, and each and every child seemed overwhelmed by the awe and wonder of the experience. The children each had a little chat with Father Christmas and talked to him about their good behaviour and what they would like for Christmas. It really was a smashing experience for all of the children. Thanks to the helpers from the PTA and the elves who were picked out of a hat from Year Six. The grotto will return on Thursday when children from KS2 will get the chance to visit.Meanwhile, in Owls, the children continued to develop their artistic skills by investigating tone through the painting of Christmas trees whilst we were also visited by our Chair of the Governing Body, Mr Stanton, who met with Mr B to discuss ongoing improvements and Mrs Rick to discuss progress against the school budget alongside fellow governor Mr White.
Care Home Carols!
The week started with another celebration today as the children from across the Foundation stage and KS1 congratulated our latest 'Reading Champions' in the latest of our special assemblies. Mrs Critoph was helped by a series of teaching assistants to present the bronze and silver badges to the children in recognition of them reading over twenty five and fifty times respectively. Well done to all of our badge recipients, we are proud of you!Later in the morning, in the upstairs hall, Mr B led another assembly about bullying. The children helped him identify different forms of bullying such as physical, isolation and cyber bullying before reminding them of ways they could help tackle it by highlighting it to members of the team. Mr B reminded the children about the 'Bully Box'; post boxes positioned outside his and Miss Ellacott's office where children can inform him and our Deputies about children they are worried about.In the afternoon a group of children from the KS1 choir were the latest pupils to take part in an 'AOK Club' mission as they ventured out of school in order to entertain local residents of one of our local care homes. The residents of Fairview House were treated to a host of Christmas Carols and songs from the recent Christmas plays and seemed to enjoy every second of the visit. Mr B was proud to present the children with their special badges in recognition of their kindness. Well done to all of the children, we are proud of you!
Santa’s On Strike!
The third of our Christmas productions took place on Friday as the children in Year Two took to the stage on two occasions in order to perform 'Santa's on strike'.The play saw the children tell the story of how Father Christmas becomes disillusioned with the children of the world and decides that he is no longer prepared to deliver presents to them on Christmas Eve. The elves decide to show him examples of how the children of the world are kind and caring and really understand the true meaning of Christmas. In the end Santa ceases to be grumpy and gets in his sleigh just in time to deliver the presents.The children confidently performed a wide range of songs and demonstrated their increasing ability to act and dance throughout the show and their efforts were greatly appreciated by their proud parents and other family members who had come along to watch them. It was a brilliant show! Well done to all of the children who took part, we are proud of you.Once again our trusty PTA were on hand to serve refreshments after each performance, thanks for all of your time.After school our gardening club children worked with Mrs Townsend to create a fantastic Christmas wreath which was so massive it took everyone's breath away!
Angelic Performers!
Our Christmas performances continued to take place today as the children from Year One took to the show 'Whoops a Daisy Angel' on two occasions. The play told the story of a clumsy angel who never gets chosen for any important jobs until she finds herself overseeing the most important job of all....the birth of the baby Jesus!The play saw the children act, sing and dance their way through the story with great gusto, impressing all of the proud parents and other family members in the process. Well done to all of our performers, we are so proud of you all!Thanks, once again, to our volunteers from the PTA who served up a range of delicious cakes and drinks for the audience after each performance.Meanwhile, upstairs, the children in Elm created fantastic Christmas cards which included folds to make pop up Christmas trees whilst in the upstairs hall Mr Smith oversaw a thrilling game of New Aged Kurling with Year Three classes.
Away in a Manger!
It was a special day for the children in our Foundation Stage classes today as they took to the stage for their very first public performance at Earls Hall! The children performed twice, much to the delight of the proud parents and other family members in the audience. The play was called 'Away in a Manger' and told the story of the birth of baby Jesus through the eyes of Morris the Mule who had a tricky time finding his manger was full of different visitors. The children performed beautifully and we were all very proud of them! After the performances our trusty PTA served a range of tea and cakes for the visitors and a collection was taken in aid of our chosen charity for the year; Essex Air Ambulance.Later in the day a group of children from Kites were the latest children to take part in an exciting AOK Club mission which saw them team up with representatives from the 'PierTalk' group in order to make cosmetic gift bags for residents of local care homes. The children packaged each bag with care and Mr b is looking forward to rewarding them with their special badges in the morning. Well done children, we are proud of you!There was excitement and pride also taking place further away from school as groups of children from Years Five and Six represented the school at the Southend boccia tournament. Boccia sees players take turns to throw jacks and the jack can be thrown anywhere over the line. The same person who threw the jack then throws their teams first coloured ball, aiming to get as near to the jack as possible.After the first of the red teams players have thrown their first red ball, the first player chosen from the blue team then throws as near to the jack as possible. You can knock your opponents balls out of the way, knock your own balls closer or knock the jack closer to your coloured balls. The game continues with the team who are not the closest to the jack.That team continues throwing until that team are now closest to the jack or have run out of balls. Play then switches to the other team and so on. Our team played magnificently and represented the school well. Well done everyone, we are proud of you!Later in the day there was more sporting activity as a team of children took part in the Southend New Aged Kurling competition. The team played against a host of other local schools and demonstrated great team work skills. New Aged Kurling is remarkably similar to straight forward kurling except the stones are fitted with ball-bearings. Our team played magnificently and came an amazing first place making them Southend champions! Well done to everyone who took part, we are so proud of you!
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree!
The festive celebrations continued today as groups of children took to the stage in the upstairs hall in order to create a 'Rock n Roll' Christmas!Phil from 'Rock Steady' works with the children from across KS2 every Tuesday where they learn how to lay a range of instruments in a band setting, allowing them the opportunity to try a variety of different instruments over time before choosing their favourite to perfect.Today four bands took to the stage and played a host of Christmas hits, with a modern and rocky edge, to the delight of the audience. The bands played twice;first to the rest of KS2 and then to proud parents and other family members. It was a great concert enjoyed by all. Well done to all of the children who took part, we are proud of you!As well as the concert taking place, the afternoon also saw all of the school take part in an unannounced fire evacuation. The evacuation today saw an added challenge as Mr B blocked one of the fire escape routes, acting out the role of a fire, in order to see if some of the classes would be able to safely find an alternative escape route. It was a successful evacuation which saw the whole school lined up in their designated evacuation points in under six minutes. Well done to all of the children for taking part so sensibly.
Lanterns & Lights
The start of the week in school saw the children as busy as ever learning in their classrooms. Whilst the children from the Foundation Stage put the finishing touches to their up and coming Christmas play, the children in Year Two were coming to the end of time learning about Florence Nightingale. The children used all of the facts that they have discovered about the heroine to create non-ficton pieces of writing about her, complete with headings and sub-headings, as well as diary entries written as if they were Florence herself. Other children in the class used the time to create their own three dimensional lamps, like the one which Florence famously used, by cutting and sticking paper.There was more cutting and sticking taking place upstairs in Kestrels as the children investigated Advent and the use of Advent candles. The children created their own Advent candles and investigated the symbolic lighting of each one throughout Advent.In Beech the children started the next stage of their Greek pots project by adding a plain white layer of papier mache to the shape before the classroom was used at the end of the day for another exciting Chess Club session.
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It was the busiest, and most exciting, lunchtime in the school calendar today as the children were served a mouth watering Christmas Dinner. Mrs Warren-Hardy and her merry crew were busy in the kitchen at 6.30am, preparing turkey with all the trimmings for the hundreds of children across the school. The result of all of their hard work was magnificent and meant that there were plenty of empty plates and full bellies by the end of service. Thank you to all of our kitchen ladies for ensuring that the lunch was so enjoyable, we are very lucky to have such a dedicated and talented team of cooks at Earls Hall. The meal features in the news of the day which has now been uploaded to the website. The news also features children from across KS2 experiencing the magic of our Christmas grotto and our school council delivering a brilliant assembly where they gave a presentation to the children and governors about the Essex Air Ambulance service; their chosen charity for the year. Don't forget, tomorrow it is 'Christmas Jumper Day' where the children are invited to wear their festive jumpers in aid of Save the Children. It's a non-uniform day so children can wear whatever trousers etc they wish for a donation of at least 50p. Have a smashing evening everyone! Mr B πŸ™‚ ... See MoreSee Less

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It was another proud day at Earls Hall today as the children from Year Four took to the stage upstairs in order to perform the production 'Stable Manners' to parents and other family members. The children sang, danced and acted their way through the story of the animals in the stable as they prepared for the birth of baby Jesus and I couldn't have been prouder of how they all oozed with confidence in front of the audience. Well done to all of the children who took part, we are proud of you. The play features in the news of the day which has now been uploaded to the website. There are a lot of photos uploaded so visitors may need to click 'see more' to see them all. The news also features a visit from Mrs Ham and Mr Genovese, two of our governors, and some members of our KS1 choir entertaining the residents of Priory House care home by singing a range of Christmas carols and songs from their Christmas plays. Don't forget that the children from KS2 will have the opportunity to visit Father Christmas in his magical grotto tomorrow and that Mrs Warren-Hardy and her merry crew will be serving up the most exciting meal of the year; Christmas Dinner! Have a smashing evening everyone! Mr B πŸ™‚ ... See MoreSee Less

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It was a magical day at Earls Hall today as we welcomed a very special visitor to school! Once again our community room was transformed into a magical Winter wonderland grotto thanks to the efforts of a group of PTA volunteers and, once all of the twinkling lights were switched on, it was called home for the day by none other than Father Christmas himself! Throughout the day children from across the Foundation Stage and KS1 took turns to visit Father Christmas, assisted by some fantastic elves from Year Six, and each and every child seemed overwhelmed by the awe and wonder of the experience. The children each had a little chat with Father Christmas and talked to him about their good behaviour and what they would like for Christmas. It really was a smashing experience for all of the children. Thanks to the helpers from the PTA and the elves who were picked out of a hat from Year Six. The grotto will return on Thursday when children from KS2 will get the chance to visit. The grotto features in the news of the day which has now been uploaded to the website. The news also features Owls developing their understanding of tone in Art and visits from Mr Stanton and Mr White, our Chair and Vice Chair of governors. Parents of children in Year Four, don't forget that the children will be performing their Christmas production tomorrow at 2pm and 7pm. Have a smashing evening everyone! Mr B πŸ™‚ ... See MoreSee Less

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Something, or someone, magical was spotted heading towards the school in the night! Looks like we may have a special visitor in the magical grotto today! Mr B πŸ™‚ ... See MoreSee Less

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Our latest 'AOK Club' mission took place today and saw a group of children from the KS1 choir venture out of school in order to entertain the residents of one of our local care homes, Fairview House. the children sang a range of Christmas carols and songs from their recent plays and the audience were very appreciative. Well done children, we are proud of you. The mission features in the news of the day which has now been uploaded to the website. The news also features an anti-bullying themed assembly in KS2 and our latest 'Reading Champions' being presented with their special badges in recognition of their reading efforts at home. Well done children, we are proud of you! Don't forget that we are expecting a special visit from Father Christmas tomorrow. Thanks to all of our helpers who gave their time to transform our community room into a magical grotto for him to see the children in , it really is fantastic! Have a smashing evening everyone! Mr B πŸ™‚ ... See MoreSee Less

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Lovely Lunch!

It was a special day at Earls Hall today and an incredibly busy one too! The morning started with our school council leading two special assemblies where they delivered a presentation to the children and governors about their chosen charity for the year. Earlier in the term the council debated supporting a number of charities […]

Read more
Stable Manners!

It was another fantastic day at Earls Hall as the children from across Year Four took to the stage on two occasions in order to perform the production ‘Stable Manners’ to proud parents and other family members. The production told the story of the animals in the stable preparing for the arrival of Baby Jesus […]

Read more
Great Grotto!

It was a magical day at Earls Hall today as we welcomed a very special visitor to school! Once again our community room was transformed into a magical Winter wonderland grotto thanks to the efforts of a group of PTA volunteers and, once all of the twinkling lights were switched on, it was called home […]

Read more
Care Home Carols!

The week started with another celebration today as the children from across the Foundation stage and KS1 congratulated our latest ‘Reading Champions’ in the latest of our special assemblies. Mrs Critoph was helped by a series of teaching assistants to present the bronze and silver badges to the children in recognition of them reading over […]

Read more
Santa’s On Strike!

The third of our Christmas productions took place on Friday as the children in Year Two took to the stage on two occasions in order to perform ‘Santa’s on strike’. The play saw the children tell the story of how Father Christmas becomes disillusioned with the children of the world and decides that he is […]

Read more
Angelic Performers!

Our Christmas performances continued to take place today as the children from Year One took to the show ‘Whoops a Daisy Angel’ on two occasions. The play told the story of a clumsy angel who never gets chosen for any important jobs until she finds herself overseeing the most important job of all….the birth of […]

Read more
Away in a Manger!

It was a special day for the children in our Foundation Stage classes today as they took to the stage for their very first public performance at Earls Hall! The children performed twice, much to the delight of the proud parents and other family members in the audience. The play was called ‘Away in a […]

Read more
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree!

The festive celebrations continued today as groups of children took to the stage in the upstairs hall in order to create a ‘Rock n Roll’ Christmas! Phil from ‘Rock Steady’ works with the children from across KS2 every Tuesday where they learn how to lay a range of instruments in a band setting, allowing them […]

Read more