Earls Hall Primary School

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

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It may have been a non-pupil teacher training day today but that didn’t stop there being plenty of Earls Hall action taking place, both at school and on the sporting front! At Garons, Mr Smith and Mrs Thorne were accompanied by a group of dedicated children from KS2 who gave up their non-pupil day in […]

Quad Champs!

It was a busy last day in school before the half term break. In the morning the children in 6J became games inventors as they worked in pairs to create their own board games. Having designed the game layouts they had to devise rules before presenting how their games worked to the rest of the […]

Sewing & Swimming!

There was a creative theme in school today as some of the children used paint and printing ink to create works of art. The children in Squirrels created their own mono prints of sea creatures. They designed their own line drawings of the creatures before transferring them to polystyrene tiles and indenting the lines with […]

Printing & Painting!

There was a nautical theme across the Year Two classes today as the children spent the whole day focusing on setting sail as pirates! The morning began with the children being shown a video of Cap’n Badcock, a mysterious sea scallywag, who explained that he was desperate to embark on a sea adventure but was […]

Netball Team & Nautical Tales!

It was a day of celebrating effort today. The morning started with the children in KS1 rewarding the efforts of children reading at home by presenting them with their ‘Reading champions’ badges. The children who had reached gold and platinum status were watched by their proud parents and other family members who were all invited […]

Reading Champions & Music Review!

The end of the week had an air of celebration about it as we began our ‘Celebration Assemblies’ by focusing on the up and coming royal wedding. Both Mr B and Mr Geach explained to the children all about the events taking place and what they could expect to see if they watch the ceremony […]

Reading, Rewards & Royal Wedding!

The week continued to be a busy one. The morning began for the children in KS1 with a religious theme as Miss Scarlett led an assembly about Buddhist festival of Wesak. Wesak is the most important of the Buddhist festivals and is celebrated on the full moon in May. It celebrates the Buddha’s birthday, and, […]

KS1 Quad Kids!

It was a day full of challenge and team work for the children in Year Two as they spent their ‘Forest Friends’ sessions creating their own games. The children worked in teams to make up their own rules, set up obstacles and lead the games. They then had to explain the rules of their games […]

Painting Pupils!

The children in Year Two took part in an exciting adventure today as they took on the roles of sailors and set sail on a voyage like no other! Having built boats in their classrooms, big enough to fit in all of the children, they took to the sea and acted out the various roles […]

Ocean Adventure!

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Quad Champs!
It may have been a non-pupil teacher training day today but that didn't stop there being plenty of Earls Hall action taking place, both at school and on the sporting front!At Garons, Mr Smith and Mrs Thorne were accompanied by a group of dedicated children from KS2 who gave up their non-pupil day in order to represent the school at the Southend Quad kids competition. The competition saw each child from the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 team throw, jump, sprint and run long distance against pupils from a host of other schools. The children were up against some stiff competition but performed brilliantly and the competition saw Ethan placed third and Will placed first in the 5/6 boys and Kayleen placed first in the 5/6 girls. Alexis was placed third and Zoe placed second in the 3/4 girls. Overall the teams both came an amazing first place which was an amazing result! Well done to Mr smith and to all of the children who took part, we are so proud of you!Meanwhile, back in school, all Mrs rick needed was a turquoise jump suit and  she could have been mistaken for Anneka Rice; such was the hive of activity in school! The day saw work begin on part one of the dining hall refurbishment which saw the workmen rip out the broken heating system and replace them with new radiators and a new custom made boiler system. Some of the metal framed windows were removed and replaced with spanking new PVC frames and by the end of the week the transformation should be stunning. In the car park the old barrier was removed in order for new gates, fencing and CCTV to be installed next week whilst down by the swimming pool a new wooden fence, separating the car park from the field was erected. On the field, the broken play equipment was beginning to be fixed whilst the site managers spent the day painting.
Sewing & Swimming!
It was a busy last day in school before the half term break. In the morning the children in 6J became games inventors as they worked in pairs to create their own board games. Having designed the game layouts they had to devise rules before presenting how their games worked to the rest of the children.It was an exciting day for Mr Smith as he was interrupted whilst on duty by a crowd of children and staff at playtime; all eager to wish him a happy birthday. Mr Smith celebrates his 50th birthday in the half term break and was therefore treated to a rendition of 'Happy Birthday' by everyone before being presented with a present from all of his friends on the team. Happy birthday to the best sports coach anyone could wish to meet!In Elm class, the children had to concentrate in order to create some stunning stuffed creatures, all sewn together using running stitches. The creatures were created to be part of a Michael Morpurgo display based on his book 'The Day I Met a Whale' and were fantastic!  Meanwhile, the children in 6J designed their own crests which they will also use stitching to create when making their own Tudor pillows after the half term break.Throughout the day contractors were on site as they began erecting a new fence at the bottom of the field where the swimming pool car park meets the field whilst, in the pool itself, the children in Badgers swam lengths with confidence.On the field, the children in Foxes developed their skipping skills with some of the pupils even challenging Mr Geach to a skipping race whilst Mr Smith worked with the children in Kites on the track in order to develop their relaying skills.In the nature garden the children in rabbits were once again treated to a visit from Koda the therapy trained dog and his owner Miss Drew. The children visited Koda in pairs and read their reading books to him and all involved loved every minute of the afternoon!
Printing & Painting!
There was a creative theme in school today as some of the children used paint and printing ink to create works of art.The children in Squirrels created their own mono prints of sea creatures. They designed their own line drawings of the creatures before transferring them to polystyrene tiles and indenting the lines with pencils. They then squeezed out ample amounts of coloured printing ink and made an even covering on a roller which they then rolled onto the tile. They turned the tile over and printed it, flattening the tile with a clean roller to ensure an even print. Afterwards they created fainter, ghost, prints to achieve a different end result.Meanwhile, upstairs in 6S, it was a hive of activity as the children created the designs on their modroc casts in order to put the finishing touches to their Tudor masks. They had to choose from a range of different sized brushes in order to paint any detailed patterns with some amazing end results.Down in the Foundation Stage there were lots of different lines of interest being followed. Some children in Robins were interested in finding out more about creatures and their habitats and so worked with Mrs Anderson to sort them into groups; representing their habitats using drapes. Outside, children enjoyed using the mud kitchen while others created obstacle courses using the large building blocks and planks.In Owls there was more sorting taking place as the children used Venn and Carroll diagrams to sort a range of pirates according to their appearance whilst, out on the playground, the children in Beech developed their tennis skills.
Netball Team & Nautical Tales!
There was a nautical theme across the Year Two classes today as the children spent the whole day focusing on setting sail as pirates! The morning began with the children being shown a video of Cap'n Badcock, a mysterious sea scallywag, who explained that he was desperate to embark on a sea adventure but was having great difficulty in recruiting enough boys and girls to man the decks. In the video he explained that the boys and girls he had previously employed were unreliable and didn't have a great work ethic and so asked the children if they could help him.Back in class, the children thought about the qualities needed to sail on the ship and then wrote speeches in order to try and get a job for the captain. They delivered their speeches to the rest of the class before answering questions about what they had read and then took a democratic vote in order to see who should get a job on the boat. The children with the most votes were deemed employable.In the afternoon the children had to devise games and exercise routines for the crew to play and follow. They were able to use equipment from the PE cupboard to assist them and then taught the other groups in turn how to play them. It was a fun day which the children all enjoyed taking part in.Meanwhile, back on dry land, it was an exciting day for our netball team as they headed for Garons in order to take part in the Southend inter-schools tournament. The team played as part of fifteen schools from the area and the Earls Hall team were winners of their group which made them one of the ten teams in the top ten, battling it out for a place in the semi-final. Once through to the semi-finals, the children narrowly lost out to Chalkwell by one goal and, after playing Alleyn Court, they played against west Leigh. The game went into extra time and Earls Hall scored in the last few seconds before the whistle meaning that our girls finished in a magnificent third place overall! Supported by Mrs Town and Mr Smith, the girls represented the school honourably and their fantastic team work was even commented on by the umpires. Well done to all of the children who represented the school, we are proud of you!Back in school the children in Squirrels began to create mono prints of sea creatures whilst the children in Beech continued to investigate the past of Priory Park and 6C used excel and the autosum tool.
Reading Champions & Music Review!
It was a day of celebrating effort today. The morning started with the children in KS1 rewarding the efforts of children reading at home by presenting them with their 'Reading champions' badges. The children who had reached gold and platinum status were watched by their proud parents and other family members who were all invited to the assembly to share their success. Well done to all of the children who were presented with their badges for their reading, we are proud of you. At the end of the assembly two children were chosen to carry out the special job of feeding the school Giant African Snails as a reward for showing respect and sitting quietly whilst their friends were presented with badges.Later in the day the children in Year Two were inspired by the recent royal wedding to conduct interviews with some of the children who were in role of the couple or special guests. The children will use the interview experience to write up a report about the day.In the afternoon the downstairs hall played host for another one of our music reviews where we celebrated various musical groups in school. The session started with Mr B and the Foundation Stage choir who sang 'Clap your Hands, Wiggle your Feet' and 'In the Jungle' whilst Mr B strummed on his guitar. Next, it was the turn of the KS1 choir who sang four songs under the direction of Mrs Bowden before Mrs Critoph and Mrs Trower led the beginners recorders group who played a number of songs which delighted the parents. Well done to all of the children who took part, we are proud of you.
Reading, Rewards & Royal Wedding!
The end of the week had an air of celebration about it as we began our 'Celebration Assemblies' by focusing on the up and coming royal wedding. Both Mr B and Mr Geach explained to the children all about the events taking place and what they could expect to see if they watch the ceremony on television tomorrow. They shared pictures of royal weddings from the past before presenting the weeks 'Earls Hall Stars' and other certificates.At the end of the assembly Mr B was cornered by members of the school council who presented him with a letter full of persuasive paragraphs. The letter detailed some ideas they had complied to improve the school which he was asked to consider before getting back to them with some answers by the time they next meet.Throughout the day various wedding activities took place including tea parties, timelines of royal wedding pictures, and acting out of ceremonies.The children in Year Six had worked incredibly hard throughout the week by completing their SATs papers. As a reward for all of their efforts they were treated to a movie afternoon where they relaxed and enjoyed popcorn.In the afternoon the children in Rabbits were visited by Miss Drew and Koda, the therapy dog, who spent time in the nature garden listening to the children read. Koda visited the classroom in order to familiarise the children to him and put any nerves at ease. Koda loved listening to the children read and they all tried their very best to bring their stories to life for him to enjoy. Thank you to Miss drew and Koda for your time.
KS1 Quad Kids!
The week continued to be a busy one. The morning began for the children in KS1 with a religious theme as Miss Scarlett led an assembly about Buddhist festival of Wesak. Wesak is the most important of the Buddhist festivals and is celebrated on the full moon in May. It celebrates the Buddha's birthday, and, for some Buddhists, also marks his enlightenment and death. Miss Scarlett also talked to the children about meditation and demonstrated how some Buddhists carry this out.Later in the day the children in Rabbits used the laptops to write sentences whilst the communal area outside the office was busy as lots of children enjoyed sharing books from the library.In the afternoon a group of children from KS1 joined Mrs Smoothy and Mr Smith at Garons in order to represent the school at the KS1 'Quad Kids' competition. The competition saw the teams compete in four events; 50 metre sprint, 2 footed standing jump into the sandpit, Howlers throwing, 300 metre track race. The children performed brilliantly and came an amazing second place out of seven schools. There were some fantastic individual performances too as Tom came first and Niah came second as individuals. Well done to all of the children who took part, we are so proud of you.There was more sport taking place back at school as Squirrels took to the pool for another swimminhg lesson and Mrs Creak had the pleasure of leading PE lessons in Year Three. The lessons focused on developing throwing and catching skills.Inside, more implicit transition activities took place as Mr B was joined by a group of Year Two children to investigate the upstairs rooms. The children visited 6J who were busy painting their Tudor modroc masks before popping in to see Miss Ellacott in her office. The children then visited Kitty, the nurture room hamster, before venturing downstairs to make cups of tea for the Year Three teachers in the staffroom. The children took turns to introduce themselves to the teachers and they chatted about what they like about school.After school there was plenty of governor action as Mrs Geach met with Mrs Wilson in order to discuss the work of the school council and Mr B met with Mr Stanton, Mr White and Mrs Ham for a a Chair and Vice Chairs meeting, supported by our clerk to the governing body; Mrs Lapslie. the meeting saw the governors discuss school improvement plans for the next academic year, attendance, safeguarding and progress.  
Painting Pupils!
It was a day full of challenge and team work for the children in Year Two as they spent their 'Forest Friends' sessions creating their own games. The children worked in teams to make up their own rules, set up obstacles and lead the games. They then had to explain the rules of their games to other children in the class in order for them to play them.  The children absolutely loved the activities!Meanwhile, in the KS1 assembly, Mr Geach talked to the children about taking responsibility for their belongings. He shared a  range of items found in the lost property bin down by the cloakroom and explained that if children looked after their belongings they may not get lost and that, if they discovered they had lost something, they could always go to the lost property to look for it.At lunchtime Mr B enjoyed another lunch with a group of children who  had been identified as having excellent manners before lots of the children showed their artistic flair in the afternoon. The children in Sycamore painted Rainforest creatures whilst the children in Kestrels and Kites created their own Egyptian landscape pictures using paint and collage.Whilst the children in Willow investigated metamorphosis, more children from Year Two took part in implicit transition activities this afternoon by visiting the KS2 library and getting to know Mrs Smith, an HLTA who also leads the KS2 lunchtime activities. 
Ocean Adventure!
The children in Year Two took part in an exciting adventure today as they took on the roles of sailors and set sail on a voyage like no other! Having built boats in their classrooms, big enough to fit in all of the children, they took to the sea and acted out the various roles needed to sail their vessels. They hit rough water at various points and spotted all sorts of sea creatures along the way, almost losing one or two passengers along the way! Once the adventure was finished they plotted the events of the morning in order to detail how they felt,what they did and the order of events so that they can write a detailed recount in future.Later in the day some Year two children began taking part in the first of many transition activities by delivering special items to the teachers in Year Three. Over the next few weeks more and more children from the year group will be familiarising themselves with the teachers and upstairs classrooms.Meanwhile, out on the field, the children from 6J and Willow both enjoyed taking part in games of rounders whilst the children in Aspen carefully developed their sketching skills by creating line pencil sketches of parts of the outdoor areas.It was an exciting day in the main office as the ladies oversaw the installation of a new security system. The computer system will electronically identify and sign in visitors to the school, registering who is on site and whether they have a relevant DBS check in place. Richard, from the installation company, put the system and trained the ladies so that it will be up and running from the beginning of next week.In the afternoon the children in the Foundation Stage enjoyed playing and learning in the outdoor area. Some children had turned the Dormice role play area into a 'Fish n Chip' shop where they write their own menu and took turns serving customers whilst next door the children in Foxes took part in a circle time session and Phil from 'Rock Steady' taught more bands how to play his range of instruments in the downstairs hall.
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Quad Champs!

It may have been a non-pupil teacher training day today but that didn’t stop there being plenty of Earls Hall action taking place, both at school and on the sporting front! At Garons, Mr Smith and Mrs Thorne were accompanied by a group of dedicated children from KS2 who gave up their non-pupil day in […]

Read more
Sewing & Swimming!

It was a busy last day in school before the half term break. In the morning the children in 6J became games inventors as they worked in pairs to create their own board games. Having designed the game layouts they had to devise rules before presenting how their games worked to the rest of the […]

Read more
Printing & Painting!

There was a creative theme in school today as some of the children used paint and printing ink to create works of art. The children in Squirrels created their own mono prints of sea creatures. They designed their own line drawings of the creatures before transferring them to polystyrene tiles and indenting the lines with […]

Read more
Netball Team & Nautical Tales!

There was a nautical theme across the Year Two classes today as the children spent the whole day focusing on setting sail as pirates! The morning began with the children being shown a video of Cap’n Badcock, a mysterious sea scallywag, who explained that he was desperate to embark on a sea adventure but was […]

Read more
Reading Champions & Music Review!

It was a day of celebrating effort today. The morning started with the children in KS1 rewarding the efforts of children reading at home by presenting them with their ‘Reading champions’ badges. The children who had reached gold and platinum status were watched by their proud parents and other family members who were all invited […]

Read more
Reading, Rewards & Royal Wedding!

The end of the week had an air of celebration about it as we began our ‘Celebration Assemblies’ by focusing on the up and coming royal wedding. Both Mr B and Mr Geach explained to the children all about the events taking place and what they could expect to see if they watch the ceremony […]

Read more
KS1 Quad Kids!

The week continued to be a busy one. The morning began for the children in KS1 with a religious theme as Miss Scarlett led an assembly about Buddhist festival of Wesak. Wesak is the most important of the Buddhist festivals and is celebrated on the full moon in May. It celebrates the Buddha’s birthday, and, […]

Read more
Painting Pupils!

It was a day full of challenge and team work for the children in Year Two as they spent their ‘Forest Friends’ sessions creating their own games. The children worked in teams to make up their own rules, set up obstacles and lead the games. They then had to explain the rules of their games […]

Read more