Earls Hall Primary School

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

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The end of the week at Earls Hall was a busy one, particularly for our PTA volunteers! Throughout the day the children from KS2 went, each class in turn, to visit Father Christmas in his magical grotto and were once again assisted by some of our lovely Year Six elves. Each child had a little […]

Fab Festivities!

It was a magical day for the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 as they were visited by none other than father Christmas! Last night Mr B heard reports of a sleigh landing on the roof of the school and, when he returned to the school in order to investigate, he found that the community […]

Great Grotto!

It was a day of full of team work today at Earls Hall. Throughout the day a number of children represented the school at the Southend Boccia and New Aged Kurling tournament at Garons. In the morning our Boccia team played well, winning three games and losing three games which proved to be an exciting […]

Sport & Science!

The sound of rock echoed around the school on two occasions today as the children from the ‘Rock Steady workshops’ performed a series of hits in a special concert. The children have been learning a range of instruments as a band throughout the term and today three bands took to the stage in the upstairs […]

Rockin Around the Christmas Tree!

It was a fantastic end to another busy week at Earls Hall! The morning started with Mr Geach hosting another ‘Board Games Club’ for the children in KS1 before school. Once the children had entered class our  learning ambassadors of the week met with Mrs Irwin, one of our school governors, where they talked to […]

Fantastic Friday!

It was a fantastic day for the children in Year Five today as they spent the day as ancient Greeks with the help of the team from ‘Portals from the Past’. The children all came to school dressed to impress as Greeks and gathered in the upstairs hall where they learnt all about the Sparta […]

Great Greeks!

It was an exciting day for the children in Year Four as they ventured away from Earls Hall in order to enjoy the day at Layer Marney Towers. Even a grey and drizzly day couldn’t stop Year Four enjoying every minute of the Roman activities. The children learnt about the life of a centurion, dressed […]

Layer Marney Tower Trip!

It was another busy day at Earls Hall. The children in the Foundation Stage enjoyed some junk modelling activity in the creative areas. The children in Dormice have been interested in circuses and so spent time making big tops and characters from the circus. In Squirrels the children continued to apply their phonics from their […]

Storyboarding, Space & Science!

It was a fantastic start to the week today as Earls Hall triumphed at the Science Quiz tournament! Eight of our children from upper KS2 pitted their wits against the top scientists from a number of other schools. The other schools competing were West Leigh Juniors, St Katherines and Stock Primary. The children were given […]

Sensational Scientists!

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Fab Festivities!
The end of the week at Earls Hall was a busy one, particularly for our PTA volunteers! Throughout the day the children from KS2 went, each class in turn, to visit Father Christmas in his magical grotto and were once again assisted by some of our lovely Year Six elves. Each child had a little chat with the big man himself and talked to him about their plans for the festive period and what they might like for Christmas. Thank you so much to Father Christmas for giving us so much of your time over the past couple of days at, what we are certain, is an extremely busy time of year in the workshop!In the morning we held our two 'Celebration Assemblies' simultaneously where we presented our 'Earls Hall Stars' to an individual from each class for their effort or achievement. We also presented certificates for reading races and times tables. Well done to all of the children who were rewarded today, we are proud of you!In the afternoon the whole building was a hive of activity as the PTA set up this years magnificent Christmas Fair which took place directly after school. There were plenty of fun stalls to choose from and prizes to be won. there were also lots of tasty treats on offer over in the Woodland Diner and a great time was had by all. Thank you to everyone who gave their time to set up, manned a stall, tidied up or simply supported the event.
Great Grotto!
It was a magical day for the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 as they were visited by none other than father Christmas! Last night Mr B heard reports of a sleigh landing on the roof of the school and, when he returned to the school in order to investigate, he found that the community room had been transformed into a magical grotto! Today, as Mrs Russell kept the reindeer company on the roof by feeding them carrots, each class in turn visited the magical grotto; entering a magical snow world complete with igloo and adorned with sparkling trees before entering a cosy gingerbread house and spending time with Father Christmas. Every child who visited talked about how they had been well behaved and, if they were on the good list, were given a special present to mark their visit.Throughout the day the children were supported by elves from Year Six, either in the grotto or playing with them out on the playground, and a wonderful time was had by all. Thank you so much to all the PTA helpers who may have had more than a little to do with the transformation last night!Meanwhile, in Year Five, the children were joined by Madeline, a local artist, who came into each class in turn in order to share her clay work. All the children used their Greek designs to make a clay tile. They used two types of clay and various tools to build texture on the tiles. It was a wonderful visit which all the children enjoyed. Thank you Madeline for your time.At lunchtime both Mr B and Mr Cann were joined at the centre table in the Woodland Diner by children who they had witnessed displaying excellent manners.In the afternoon the children in Year two created their own moveable toys, complete with axles, whilst the children in Rabbits sorted animals to given criteria in various tables and charts.
Sport & Science!
It was a day of full of team work today at Earls Hall. Throughout the day a number of children represented the school at the Southend Boccia and New Aged Kurling tournament at Garons. In the morning our Boccia team played well, winning three games and losing three games which proved to be an exciting result for all involved. In the afternoon the New Aged Kurling team won six out of eight matches meaning that they were ranked third place overall. Well done to all of the children who took part, we are proud of you!Meanwhile, another team of children represented the school at the National Young Mathematician Awards. In the first round, nine teams entered in the Southend regionals and Earls Hall qualified for the second round which took place today. The children were set a number of high level Maths challenges and were marked on mathematical skills, teamwork and communication of their reasoning and solution. We will find out how the team scored next week, good luck! Well done to all of the children who represented the school, we are proud of you!Meanwhile, back at school, both Mr B and Mr Geach enjoyed lunch at the centre table with children who had been identified displaying excellent manners in the dining hall. Well done children, we are proud of you.In the afternoon Mr B was joined in his office by a group of children from Year Six who were chosen to write the official Christmas cards the school send out each year to friends and fellow schools in the area. Children from KS1 made penguin cards on Monday afternoon with Miss Bennett and today the inserts were written to the recipients in stunning handwriting.Upstairs some children who were identified as keen Scientists in Year Five were joined by twelve students from Westcliff High School for Boys who taught them how to conduct a series of experiments covering three aspects of Science; Chemistry, Biology and Physics. The children had the opportunity to burn elements over a bunsen burner and observed the colours. They looked at cells from their cheeks under a microscope, investigated Bernoulli's principle of air pressure and made parallel and series circuits. It was a great afternoon, thank you to all of the students who gave us their time. 
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree!
The sound of rock echoed around the school on two occasions today as the children from the 'Rock Steady workshops' performed a series of hits in a special concert. The children have been learning a range of instruments as a band throughout the term and today three bands took to the stage in the upstairs hall in order to show how brilliant they now are when they play together. In the first performance the children played to the rest of the children from KS2 and then afterwards they performed again, this time to proud parents and other family members. Well done to all of the children who took part and performed, we are proud of you!Meanwhile, outside in the Forest Friends area, the children from Year One created a series of works of art out of natural materials, made large scale dens in teams and created a series of Christmas decorations by drilling and painting wooden disks.At the end of the afternoon the children in Year Three continued to investigate bread by creating their own dough. The children followed a series of instructions in order to create dough that could hang upside down without falling which they could then roll and twist into different shapes ready to bake.....some were more successful than others!
Fantastic Friday!
It was a fantastic end to another busy week at Earls Hall! The morning started with Mr Geach hosting another 'Board Games Club' for the children in KS1 before school. Once the children had entered class our  learning ambassadors of the week met with Mrs Irwin, one of our school governors, where they talked to her about the learning that has been taking place in class throughout the week. Well done to all of this weeks ambassadors, we are proud of you.Later in the morning we held our two simultaneous 'Celebration Assemblies' where we rewarded individual children from each class for their effort or achievement. We also presented certificates for times tables and reading races. Well done to all of the children who were rewarded today, we are proud of you.In Sycamore the children investigated the phases of the moon in an extraordinary way by representing them with Oreos! Meanwhile Mr Geach hosted the latest of our 'AOK Club' missions which saw a group of children from Year Two take to the streets in a bid to rid them of litter. The children worked in pairs, using the special litter pickers, to collect rubbish from much of Carlton Avenue. We were proud to present the children with their special badges back in school in recognition of their kindness. Well done children, we are proud of you!At lunchtime the children enjoyed delicious portions of fish and chips and Mr B was joined by a group of children at the centre table who he had noticed were displaying excellent manners in the Woodland Diner. Well done children, we are proud of you.In the afternoon Mr B was treated to some lovely reading sessions by children in Woodpeckers and Squirrels in his office, The children read beautifully and were rewarded with some of his most special stickers for their efforts. Well done children, we are proud of you. There was more reading pride on display across Foundation Stage and KS1 as more and more children were presented with their bronze and silver 'Reading Champions' badges. Well done to all of the children who were presented with badges today, we are proud of you!Throughout the day the school began to be transformed in preparation for Christmas. The PTA have donated some amazing trees again this year which the team in school have decorated. Mr B was helped  by a group of children from Beech to decorate some smaller artificial trees whilst Mr Geach, Mrs Rick and Mr Gheorge hung lights all around the communal area downstairs.After school a group of children from across the school took part in another 'Clay Cottage Club' where they began making some fantastic Christmas themed tea-light holders.
Great Greeks!
It was a fantastic day for the children in Year Five today as they spent the day as ancient Greeks with the help of the team from 'Portals from the Past'. The children all came to school dressed to impress as Greeks and gathered in the upstairs hall where they learnt all about the Sparta and the Athens battle. They then had the opportunity to play a Greek game, complete a jigsaw and compete in a quiz; drawing on all the facts that they had digested throughout the day. In the afternoon the children all competed in a mini Olympics and loved taking turns to throw the javelin! It was a brilliant day which everyone enjoyed. Thanks to all of our lovely parents for helping it go so well by sending the children into school in such great costumes.Meanwhile, in Year Two, the children continued to investigate the life of the author Julia Donaldson. they researched her life and then used the facts to create their own fact files about her and her work.At lunchtime Mr B had a smashing lunch where he enjoyed a very grown up conversation in the company of some boys from Year Six who he had spotted being particularly polite when being served their lunches. Well done boys,, we are proud of you.It was a sad lunchtime though today as we said a fond farewell to Mrs Paterson, one of our much loved Midday Assistants, after six happy years as part of the team. Mr B interrupted play on the KS1 playground and the children all gave Mrs Paterson three cheers as she was presented with a lovely flower arrangement. Thank you Mrs Paterson for all of your hard work over the years.Over in the pool, in the afternoon, the children in 6C enjoyed their final swimming session of the term by taking part in a fabulous fun swim session.
Layer Marney Tower Trip!
It was an exciting day for the children in Year Four as they ventured away from Earls Hall in order to enjoy the day at Layer Marney Towers. Even a grey and drizzly day couldn't stop Year Four enjoying every minute of the Roman activities. The children learnt about the life of a centurion, dressed in the clothes of soldiers, rich families and slaves. They took part in role plays about Boudicca's rebellion and created a mosaic necklace. It was all very good fun and a great day to remember.Meanwhile, there was more excitement of the sporting kind away from school as Mr Smith took teams of children to the Dodgeball Southend schools competition at Garons.The morning it was for the emerging teams and we took two teams that got to play five  games each. Both teams won all their games and had great fun.The afternoon it was the competition and again we had two teams representing the school.Team B had four games in the first round where they started slowly but gradually got better in the second group, not losing a game.Team A won all their games in the first group then went through to the super 10s. Here they again won all the games played and now found themselves against Temple Sutton in the semi-final. We had to come from behind and won 2.1.Then they played Bournemouth Park in the final, these same 2 teams have contested this final for at least the last 3 years. Earls Hall completely dominated the final winning a brilliant 2.0. It was great to see so many of our children out enjoying Dodgeball and having so much fun. The children will now move onto the Essex finals in January. Well done to all of the children who took part, we are proud of you all!Back in school, the children in the Foundation Stage enjoyed setting up shops and role playing restaurants, handling real money in the process. The children in Year One took to the stage in order to run through some of the songs from their up and coming Christmas play and the children in 6J created their own Bodhi leaves, painting scenes from Kensukes Kingdom.At lunchtime the children enjoyed slices of Mrs Warren-Hardy's delicious chicken pie and Mr B and Miss Bennett were joined at the centre table over in the Woodland Diner by children who had been identified displaying excellent manners.
Storyboarding, Space & Science!
It was another busy day at Earls Hall. The children in the Foundation Stage enjoyed some junk modelling activity in the creative areas. The children in Dormice have been interested in circuses and so spent time making big tops and characters from the circus.In Squirrels the children continued to apply their phonics from their 'Letters & Sounds' sessions whilst the children in Rabbits enjoyed a library session where they read titles of their choice for pleasure.In Year Three the children undertook an investigation where they identified similarities and differences between fruits whilst in Year Five the children continued their investigations about space by writing about the planets in French.In the morning the whole school took part in an unannounced fire evacuation procedure where the children all left the building and lined quietly in order to be registered. The evacuation was the first unannounced and planned alarm of the year and the children all left the building sensibly and safely.In Year Four the children used storyboards to plan stories of their own choice using their imagination.
Sensational Scientists!
It was a fantastic start to the week today as Earls Hall triumphed at the Science Quiz tournament! Eight of our children from upper KS2 pitted their wits against the top scientists from a number of other schools. The other schools competing were West Leigh Juniors, St Katherines and Stock Primary. The children were given a series of tricky questions, covering a number of different scientific areas, and had to choose their answers from a number of multiple choices. Earls Hall started off at the bottom of the leaderboard but then gradually gained lots of points, answering questions correctly time and time again, before eventually being crowned champions! Well done to all of the children who represented the school, we are so proud of you!Meanwhile, out of the front of the school, the children from across the Foundation Stage took part in a fun 'Forest Friends' session where they were challenged to create a suitable shelter for Chip the chipmunk. The children had to steady twigs and sticks in the ground and create shelter to keep their furry friend dry.In the afternoon the children in Beech took part in a debate about whether animals have equal rights to humans and the children in 6MC investigated features of the River Thames.After school the downstairs communal area was transformed to host the first night of our week long book fair. The teachers had a number of fantastic titles on offer and were visited by lots of families. The fair continues throughout the week.In the downstairs hall Miss Child hosted another funky dance session whilst out on the field Mrs Smoothy held another running club and another group of children took part in 'Birds of Prey' club. the children were taught all about the habits of barn owls before getting to meet one and have a go at flying it out on the field.
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Fab Festivities!

The end of the week at Earls Hall was a busy one, particularly for our PTA volunteers! Throughout the day the children from KS2 went, each class in turn, to visit Father Christmas in his magical grotto and were once again assisted by some of our lovely Year Six elves. Each child had a little […]

Read more
Great Grotto!

It was a magical day for the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 as they were visited by none other than father Christmas! Last night Mr B heard reports of a sleigh landing on the roof of the school and, when he returned to the school in order to investigate, he found that the community […]

Read more
Sport & Science!

It was a day of full of team work today at Earls Hall. Throughout the day a number of children represented the school at the Southend Boccia and New Aged Kurling tournament at Garons. In the morning our Boccia team played well, winning three games and losing three games which proved to be an exciting […]

Read more
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree!

The sound of rock echoed around the school on two occasions today as the children from the ‘Rock Steady workshops’ performed a series of hits in a special concert. The children have been learning a range of instruments as a band throughout the term and today three bands took to the stage in the upstairs […]

Read more
Fantastic Friday!

It was a fantastic end to another busy week at Earls Hall! The morning started with Mr Geach hosting another ‘Board Games Club’ for the children in KS1 before school. Once the children had entered class our  learning ambassadors of the week met with Mrs Irwin, one of our school governors, where they talked to […]

Read more
Great Greeks!

It was a fantastic day for the children in Year Five today as they spent the day as ancient Greeks with the help of the team from ‘Portals from the Past’. The children all came to school dressed to impress as Greeks and gathered in the upstairs hall where they learnt all about the Sparta […]

Read more
Layer Marney Tower Trip!

It was an exciting day for the children in Year Four as they ventured away from Earls Hall in order to enjoy the day at Layer Marney Towers. Even a grey and drizzly day couldn’t stop Year Four enjoying every minute of the Roman activities. The children learnt about the life of a centurion, dressed […]

Read more
Storyboarding, Space & Science!

It was another busy day at Earls Hall. The children in the Foundation Stage enjoyed some junk modelling activity in the creative areas. The children in Dormice have been interested in circuses and so spent time making big tops and characters from the circus. In Squirrels the children continued to apply their phonics from their […]

Read more