Earls Hall Primary School

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It was a  creative day at Earls Hall. In the morning the children who performed as part of the Shakespeare in Schools festival at the Palace Theatre last week took to the floor in the upstairs hall in order to act out their version of ‘Romeo & Juliet’ for the children in KS2. Once again […]

Kurling & Creativity!

It was a fun day for the children in the Foundation Stage as they enjoyed another ‘Forest Friends’ session. The children were told the story of Stanley Stick by Miss Chandler and, as a result, went into the wooded area to explore and search for sticks of their own.  Once they had found the sticks […]

Dynamic Dancing!

It was an unusual day in school as the classrooms were adorned with children donning costumes and outfits of various sorts in order to raise money for BBC Children in Need. The children were invited to come to school ‘doing their thing’, dressed in a way which expressed who they were. Some children wore their […]

Children in Need!

It was another day of parent partnership at Earls Hall today as the children in the Foundation Stage were joined by a host of family members all eager to find out more about how to support reading and writing at home. The children in Dormice, Hedgehogs and Robins dazzled their parents by taking part in […]

Letters & Sounds Sessions!

It was a day full of pride today at Earls Hall! The morning saw us welcome a host of parents from across Year One who came along to enjoy a curriculum workshop. The parents were given a presentation by Mrs Geach about how the curriculum is organised before joining their children in the classroom in […]

Treading the Boards & Sports Awards!

It was a busy day at Earls Hall, full of activity! The children in the Foundation Stage spent time throughout the day learning how to attach a clamp to a table before using a hacksaw to cut through pieces of balsa wood. The children were guided by the team on a one to one basis […]

Woodwork & Workshop!

It was a special day at Earls Hall today as the children marked one hundred years since the end of WW1 by taking part in special remembrance assemblies. The assemblies saw us joined by Mr Hall from the grenadier guards who, along with our very own Mrs Creak, played the last post before the children took […]

Remembrance

It was a day of sporting triumph today as both our boys and girls table tennis teams represented Earls Hall at the Essex finals in Harlow. In the boys group there were a total of eleven teams in two groups. In our group we played St Andrews 4.0, Birch 4.0, Gt Dunmoe  4.0, Grovewood 4.0 and […]

Essex Success!

The week in school continued to be a busy one. Our WW1 week continued to take pace, with our KS2 assembly seeing Mrs Creak inform the children all about the events they can expect on Remembrance Sunday. Across the school the children continued to make their poppies whilst the older classes investigated life as a […]

Forest Friends & Foundation Fun!

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Kurling & Creativity!
It was a  creative day at Earls Hall. In the morning the children who performed as part of the Shakespeare in Schools festival at the Palace Theatre last week took to the floor in the upstairs hall in order to act out their version of 'Romeo & Juliet' for the children in KS2. Once again their acting talents amazed the audience who showed their appreciation with a huge round of applause.Meanwhile, in Year Two, the children continued their work as book publishers. Having made their own sheets of paper by pressing pulp last week, today the children began creating the front cover of their books which they will later attach to the rest of the pages.There was more creativity on show in Robin's as the children acted out their 'helicopter stories'. The children took turns to verbally tell stories and chose friends from the square to help act them out, focusing on different characters.At lunchtime Mr Brasted and Mrs Cockett were joined at the centre table in the Woodland Diner by children who they had spotted displaying excellent manners when being served. Well done to the children, we are proud of you.In the afternoon Mrs Moon worked with a group of children from Year Two in order to paint their own self portraits whilst the children in Dormice played a game of 'Shoe Detectives'. The children all took off one show and hid it behind their backs whilst one chosen child had to identify the owner of the shoe by comparing it to the mystery show in the middle by matching size, colour and patterns.In the upstairs hall the children from aspen played a game of new aged kurling before the hall was transformed  and full of tables ready for table tennis club after school.In the downstairs hall Miss Pam hosted another session of her dance school where the children focused on rising and falling in time to the music.
Dynamic Dancing!
It was a fun day for the children in the Foundation Stage as they enjoyed another 'Forest Friends' session. The children were told the story of Stanley Stick by Miss Chandler and, as a result, went into the wooded area to explore and search for sticks of their own.  Once they had found the sticks they used their imagination, just as in the story, to role play the various roles the stick could have;acting out the scenarios in groups. There were superhero sticks, animal sticks, princess sticks and many more- all taking lead roles in some smashing stories.Meanwhile, in Year Two, the children were inspired by the story of a paper doll to make paper dolls of their own. The children had to carefully fold, score and cut the paper to create a repeating pattern of their very own dolls with some fantastic results.At lunchtime Mr B was joined at the centre table by a group of children who he spotted displaying excellent manners in the Woodland Diner.In the hall, more of the year group used their imaginations to come up with some creative dance moves to accompany some of the songs from their Christmas play. After school there were more groovy moves on show in the downstairs hall as Miss Childs hosted a fantastic dance club for children from across the school.
Children in Need!
It was an unusual day in school as the classrooms were adorned with children donning costumes and outfits of various sorts in order to raise money for BBC Children in Need. The children were invited to come to school 'doing their thing', dressed in a way which expressed who they were. Some children wore their favourite sports outfits, some dressed as their favourite story character whilst others dressed as dancers, scientists, musicians or simply in their favourite clothes. The day was a great success and raised £497 for the charity through donations. Thanks to everyone who joined in with the fun!In our two 'Celebration Assemblies' the children applauded a child from each class who were presented with this weeks 'Earls Hall Stars' certificates for individual achievement or effort. Well done to all of the children presented with certificates today, we are proud of you.In the upstairs assembly Mr B was joined by Mr Stanton, our chair of governors, in order to announce the first group of prefects chosen this year. In the assembly Mr B explained to the children that he had received an extremely high amount of applications of a very high standard and, as a result, had decided to expand the amount of prefects chosen throughout the year from two groups to three. He explained that the second group would be announced in February and the third in April. He explained that not being chosen in the first round did not mean that the children would not necessarily be chosen later on in the year. Well done to all of the children chosen to be prefects today, we are proud of you.At lunchtime both Mr B and Mr Geach were joined by children at the centre table who had been spotted demonstrating excellent manners in the Woodland Diner. well done to all of the children who were seen to be great lunchtime role models, we are proud of you.In the afternoon our 'Learning Ambassadors' met with Mrs Wilson, one of our school governors, who asked them questions about their role and the learning which had been taking place across the school. The ambassadors explained the activities that they had been taking part in beautifully. Well done, we are proud of you.At the end of the afternoon the children in Sycamore worked with Mrs Thelwell out on the field in order to develop their rugby skills. There was more sporting action taking place away from school as a group of boys from across upper KS2 represented the school in the Southend schools football tournament. In the morning the team drew with Hamstel and Federation of Greenways before beating Leigh North Street 2.0 and losing to Thorpedene 1.0. In the afternoon the boys drew with st Mary’s and West Leigh, beat Prince Avenue 1.0 and lost to Bournes Green. All games were very close with not a lot between many teams. Well done to all of the boys, we are proud of you! 
Letters & Sounds Sessions!
It was another day of parent partnership at Earls Hall today as the children in the Foundation Stage were joined by a host of family members all eager to find out more about how to support reading and writing at home. The children in Dormice, Hedgehogs and Robins dazzled their parents by taking part in two 'Letters & Sounds' sessions. They demonstrated how to segment and blend and identified a series of graphemes both with their teachers and as a child only group. It was lovely to see so many parents come along to share in the learning taking place. Thank you to everyone who gave up their time.Later in the day the children in Owls took part in a Science investigation which saw them predict what would happen to a piece of paper when it was dipped, each end, in two different coloured dyes. The children then tested their prediction before writing up their findings.At lunchtime Mr B was joined at the centre table by a group of children who he had witnessed displaying excellent manners in the Woodland Diner.After school the downstairs hall played host to another session of our Karate where Mr England put the children through their paces, demonstrating a range of tricky moves. The hall was so silent as the children concentrated and their focus was astonishing.
Treading the Boards & Sports Awards!
It was a day full of pride today at Earls Hall! The morning saw us welcome a host of parents from across Year One who came along to enjoy a curriculum workshop. The parents were given a presentation by Mrs Geach about how the curriculum is organised before joining their children in the classroom in order to take part in a range of activities discussed alongside them. Thank you to everyone who came long and joined in.Later in the day the children from Year Two enjoyed a fantastic 'Forest Friends' session which saw them forage for natural resources in the woods which they then used to make beautiful mobiles which they hung around the log circle. The children worked together in teams  to tie each item onto string independently.In the evening there were two reasons to celebrate. Mr B, Mr Smith and Mr Dorn were joined by our 2017/18 table tennis team at the Southend Activity Awards evening where they were presented with the prestigious KS2 'Team of the Year' award in recognition of their achievements on a national level. The team were presented with their award by Cllr Richardson and the Mayor of Southend. Afterwards the school was also presented with the award for 'School of the Year' which was an amazing acknowledgment of the profile of sport across the school and the many achievements Earls Hall has enjoyed on a local, county and national level throughout the year. Well done to everyone; all of the children who have represented the school and to Mr Smith and Mr Dorn for their amazing coaching.Meanwhile, a group of children from Year Six wowed a theatre full of adults as they performed an amazing rendition of Shakespeare's 'Romeo & Juliet' at the Palace Theatre. The children performed as part of the 'Shakespeare's School Festival' which saw them take the stage as one of a number of schools from across the town. The children's performances have been refined over the course of the last few weeks as they have mastered their craft by learning their parts in school. They rehearsed in the afternoon before taking to the stage in the evening. Well done to everyone who took part, we are proud of you!
Woodwork & Workshop!
It was a busy day at Earls Hall, full of activity! The children in the Foundation Stage spent time throughout the day learning how to attach a clamp to a table before using a hacksaw to cut through pieces of balsa wood. The children were guided by the team on a one to one basis and discussed how to manage risks whilst cutting the wood.Meanwhile, in Year Two, the children conducted an experiment where they predicted what would happen to paper when dipped in two different coloured dyes. They then conducted their tests to see if their predictions were correct and were amazed when the paper soaked up the red and blue dye, forming a stunning purple when they met in the middle.In the downstairs hall the sound of music echoed as Phil conducted more 'Rock Steady' workshops. the children played the electric and bass guitars, the keyboards, drums or performed vocals whilst playing a range of modern songs. Outside, in the 'Forest Friends' area, the children from across Year One investigated the woods in order to create their own Autumn colour charts.After school the downstairs hall was full  of parents of children from across KS2 who came along to find out more about the calculation strategies taught from Years Three to Six. Mrs Joyce demonstrated a range of strategies and then answered questions about how the parents could support Maths at home. It was the second of two nights focusing on progression from Foundation Stage to Year six. thanks to everyone who came along.
Remembrance
It was a special day at Earls Hall today as the children marked one hundred years since the end of WW1 by taking part in special remembrance assemblies. The assemblies saw us joined by Mr Hall from the grenadier guards who, along with our very own Mrs Creak, played the last post before the children took part in a one minute silence. Both Miss Ellacott and Mr B explained to the children all about the remembrance services and tributes the children may have seen over the weekend and each class laid a self made wreath at the front of the hall. The morning also saw the front of the school adorned with poppies that the children had made last week, forming a fitting tribute to all who have served our country in conflicts since WW1.As the day progressed the children in Year Two were joined by Mr Kemp who taught them how to make their own paper. The children learnt the process of making and sifting pulp before pressing it to make individual sheets of paper. Thank you to Mr Kemp for inspiring the children throughout the day!In Forest Friends the children in the Foundation Stage created Autumn colour charts by collecting leaves of various types whilst the children in 6C developed their football skills on the field with Mr Smith.In the evening the downstairs hall was full of parents of children from across the Foundation Stage and KS1, eager to find out more about the calculation strategies that we use in school. Mrs Geach demonstrated how the strategies progress as the children move through each year group. Thank you to everyone who came along.
Essex Success!
It was a day of sporting triumph today as both our boys and girls table tennis teams represented Earls Hall at the Essex finals in Harlow. In the boys group there were a total of eleven teams in two groups. In our group we played St Andrews 4.0, Birch 4.0, Gt Dunmoe  4.0, Grovewood 4.0 and ivy chimneys 4.0 This meant we topped our group and now played in the semi-final v Bournes Green who we beat 4.0. In the final we played New Hall and won 4.0.These we all very convincing victories and now means we are through to the Zone finals in London. In the girls group there was also eleven teams (there has never been this many teams in it before) In our group we played St Andrews 4.0, Ivy Chimneys 4.0, Birch 3.1 and then Grovewood and drew 2.2 This now meant we would play Whitebridge in the semi-final and we won 4.0 In the final we played Grovewood who we drew earlier with, this time we managed to win 3.1. The girls now also go through to the Zone finals in London. Well done to all the players for their dedication and hard work, we are proud of you!Meanwhile, back in school, the children from Years Two and Three enjoyed sessions in the downstairs hall with John from 'Skip2bFit'. The children all learnt a variety of skipping techniques and were challenged to see how many times they could skip in a two minute period. They then saw if they could beat their initial score, beating their personal best using the special skipping ropes which had a counter on them. It was a fun day which the children will be able to build on when skipping in the playground.In the afternoon the school council took delivery of our new sign for the Woodland Diner, the new name for the dining hall that the council thought of. In the diner itself a host of parents from the PTA took part in a Christmas wrapping session. Thanks to everyone who came along and gave their time.Elsewhere, Mr B accompanied another group of children from Year Five on an 'AOK Club' mission. The children visited Fairview House residential home where they read to the residents, coloured alongside them and played board games with them. The children's behaviour was impeccable and Mr B was thrilled to present them with their special badges back at school in recognition of their kindness. Well done children, we are proud of you.
Forest Friends & Foundation Fun!
The week in school continued to be a busy one. Our WW1 week continued to take pace, with our KS2 assembly seeing Mrs Creak inform the children all about the events they can expect on Remembrance Sunday. Across the school the children continued to make their poppies whilst the older classes investigated life as a soldier in the trenches.In the Foundation Stage the children enjoyed using the Early Years Garden to make up their own ball games and obstacle courses whilst in Oaks the children investigated how particles change when solids become liquids and gases by using themselves as particles.Out of the front of the school the children from Year Three enjoyed some fun Forest Friends sessions. They spent time looking after the Magic Faraway Tree by collecting fallen leaves and placing them around the base so that a mulch can be formed. The children also worked in groups to create dens, this time with the challenge of attaching the parts without string or elastic bands. They made their own colour palettes with leaves and wrote secret messages using wax resist techniques. They developed their rope work by tying a series of knots to create a stretcher string enough to carry a child!
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Kurling & Creativity!

It was a  creative day at Earls Hall. In the morning the children who performed as part of the Shakespeare in Schools festival at the Palace Theatre last week took to the floor in the upstairs hall in order to act out their version of ‘Romeo & Juliet’ for the children in KS2. Once again […]

Read more
Dynamic Dancing!

It was a fun day for the children in the Foundation Stage as they enjoyed another ‘Forest Friends’ session. The children were told the story of Stanley Stick by Miss Chandler and, as a result, went into the wooded area to explore and search for sticks of their own.  Once they had found the sticks […]

Read more
Children in Need!

It was an unusual day in school as the classrooms were adorned with children donning costumes and outfits of various sorts in order to raise money for BBC Children in Need. The children were invited to come to school ‘doing their thing’, dressed in a way which expressed who they were. Some children wore their […]

Read more
Letters & Sounds Sessions!

It was another day of parent partnership at Earls Hall today as the children in the Foundation Stage were joined by a host of family members all eager to find out more about how to support reading and writing at home. The children in Dormice, Hedgehogs and Robins dazzled their parents by taking part in […]

Read more
Treading the Boards & Sports Awards!

It was a day full of pride today at Earls Hall! The morning saw us welcome a host of parents from across Year One who came along to enjoy a curriculum workshop. The parents were given a presentation by Mrs Geach about how the curriculum is organised before joining their children in the classroom in […]

Read more
Woodwork & Workshop!

It was a busy day at Earls Hall, full of activity! The children in the Foundation Stage spent time throughout the day learning how to attach a clamp to a table before using a hacksaw to cut through pieces of balsa wood. The children were guided by the team on a one to one basis […]

Read more
Remembrance

It was a special day at Earls Hall today as the children marked one hundred years since the end of WW1 by taking part in special remembrance assemblies. The assemblies saw us joined by Mr Hall from the grenadier guards who, along with our very own Mrs Creak, played the last post before the children took […]

Read more
Essex Success!

It was a day of sporting triumph today as both our boys and girls table tennis teams represented Earls Hall at the Essex finals in Harlow. In the boys group there were a total of eleven teams in two groups. In our group we played St Andrews 4.0, Birch 4.0, Gt Dunmoe  4.0, Grovewood 4.0 and […]

Read more