Earls Hall Primary School

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

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The end of another week at Earls Hall saw us celebrating individual achievement and effort in each class by presenting our ‘Earls Hall Stars’ certificates in our two simultaneous ‘Celebration Assemblies’. We also presented certificates for ‘Club 24’ achievements, reading and ‘Times Table Rock Stars’. Well done to all of the children who were recipients […]

Fab Friday!

The week at Earls Hall continued to be full of activity! In the Foundation Stage there was much excitement when some of the children in Hedgehogs showed an interest in space and wrote their own independent sentences about the solar system. Meanwhile in Robins some children created their own race track and labelled the various […]

Thrilling Thursday!

It was a busy day for the children in Year Five today as they ventured out of school in order to visit Priory Park. The children walked from school to the park where they continued to develop their understanding of the history of our local area by investigating the park. They used their knowledge of […]

Perfect Priory!

The children of Year Three arrived to an exciting start to the day today, dressed up in their best Stone Age attire, to discover an interesting new structure had suddenly appeared on the school field emitting strange sounds and smells. The children were divided into three groups, with each class taking part in a different […]

Stunning Stone Age!

It was an exciting start to the week for the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 this morning as we held the first of our ‘Reading Champions’ assemblies where we reward the children for their tremendous effort reading at home. Mr B was assisted by Mrs Fraser and Mrs Trower to present the bronze, silver […]

Golden Champs!

There was a theme of pupil voice power at Earls Hall today as several key meetings took place. From Year Two to Six, each class has an elected representative on the school council, sports council and green team and today all three committees met. The school council continued to discuss how to monitor the provision […]

Pupil Voice Power!

The children in Year Two had an exciting morning today. The children from Foxes, Badgers and Owls all gathered in the downstairs hall where they found an array of problematic inanimate scenes with no information other than to contact Traction Man! Suddenly, Mrs Draycott received a phone call from Traction Man himself who said he […]

Traction Man & Electricity!

The week at Earls Hall continued to be full of activity today. In the morning a group of children from across Years Five and Six represented the school at this years Southend inter-schools basketball tournament. It was the first time our school had entered the tournament in five years and the children showed great teamwork […]

Basketball and Southend Boys!

It was a busy day at Earls Hall today! The children in Year One spent their time in ‘Forest Friends’ gaining an understanding of jobs that need doing outside in order to maintain a healthy environment. They weeded the raised beds, raked and collected the leaves on the grass and cleared the bushes of debris. […]

Terrific Tortoises!

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Fab Friday!
The end of another week at Earls Hall saw us celebrating individual achievement and effort in each class by presenting our 'Earls Hall Stars' certificates in our two simultaneous 'Celebration Assemblies'. We also presented certificates for 'Club 24' achievements, reading and 'Times Table Rock Stars'. Well done to all of the children who were recipients of certificates today, we are proud of you.The rest of the day saw our KS2 guitar lessons taking place whilst the children in Sycamore investigated China and its geographical place in the world. Out on the playground the children in 6C worked with Mr Smith in order to develop their hockey skills.In the Woodland Diner a meeting of our PTA was held where the committee planned a series of exciting events for 2019. As part of the agenda the committee were given a breakdown of fundraising outcomes and it was revealed that December saw an amazing amount raised; over £10,000! Thank you to everyone on the committee who helped raise such a staggering amount of money and everyone who supported the work of the PTA by either coming to the Christmas Fair, buying Panto tickets, supporting the grotto or donating at the Christmas play refreshments.
Thrilling Thursday!
The week at Earls Hall continued to be full of activity! In the Foundation Stage there was much excitement when some of the children in Hedgehogs showed an interest in space and wrote their own independent sentences about the solar system. Meanwhile in Robins some children created their own race track and labelled the various stages of the track, such as the start and finish, in a team. Some children also role played being police officers or chose to write messages to deliver to their friends.In Dormice, some of the children made their own salt dough and then created their own creations with it. Some children also made their own potions in the builders tray. It really was a hive of activity in our youngest classes!Meanwhile, in Year Two the children plotted out their own Traction man stories which included a problem and a solution whilst in Badgers the children used the laptops in order to create their own WANTED posters for the villains in their stories, including a full description of the character.The downstairs hall saw Rabbits take part in a dance lesson in PE and later Foxes used various apparatus in order to create their own superhero fitness circuits.In Oaks the children continued to investigate holy books, today investigating the Qur'an. Some of the children showed their friends the routines they undertake when reading the Qur'an and demonstrated them whilst the others watched respectfully.Measnwhile, in Woodpeckers, the children used numicon in order to calculate different number bonds to 10, 20 and 30 whilst, out on the playground, the children in Kestrels worked with Mr Smith to develop their ball bouncing control.
Perfect Priory!
It was a busy day for the children in Year Five today as they ventured out of school in order to visit Priory Park. The children walked from school to the park where they continued to develop their understanding of the history of our local area by investigating the park.They used their knowledge of primary and secondary sources when finding out information about the history of the site, took notes about key dates and names, observed changes in the park over time and composed a series of questions based on their visit which they will investigate further when back at school.Meanwhile, back in school, the children in the Foundation Stage took part in a PE lesson in the downstairs hall. They tried to balance their bodies using a number of different points and worked together to understand how to move equipment, such as mats, safely by working as part of a team.At lunchtime the children enjoyed helpings of Mrs Warren-Hardy's delicious chicken pie and Mr B was joined by a number of children at the centre table who he had witnessed displaying excellent manners in the Woodland Diner.In the afternoon the children in Dormice were mark making in self made slime whilst, in the IT suite, the children from Year Six created their own animated films on the laptops.After school Mr Smith hosted his indoor athletics club in the hall where the children developed their triple jump skills and took part in a circuit of other jumping activities. It was a fun way to end another busy day!
Stunning Stone Age!
The children of Year Three arrived to an exciting start to the day today, dressed up in their best Stone Age attire, to discover an interesting new structure had suddenly appeared on the school field emitting strange sounds and smells.The children were divided into three groups, with each class taking part in a different activity and swapping throughout the day. Activity one featured a trip to the computer room to test their skills in a Stone Age survival game, competing with their friends to see who could amass the most points by surviving for five minutes in an online Stone Age world while collecting different items and food sources. After which, they ventured back upstairs to enter 'Hawk Cave'; a dimly lit cave where the children got to crawl under desks (covered by flurry blankets) with only small (fake) fires to guide them as they created their own cave drawings on paper stuck to the underside of the desks. Twenty children were allowed under at a time with the alternating ten making Stone Age jewelry out of clay. Activity two was far messier, this involved creating their very own Stone Age axe, using paper mache and patience.  Finally, the most exciting activity was a short walk down the field to go back to the Stone Age itself! As the children approached the ominous tent, a low horn echoed from inside to signal our entry. Once inside, the children were greeted by three fully costumed and in-character people from the Stone Age. They were seated on animal skins, surrounded by cave paintings, important tools and weapons and a safe area were a small fire was lit to really set the sense of immersion. The children had a wonderful time finding out about the Stone Age, trying different things such as smoothing stones, playing instruments, making tools, blowing the horn and helping to illustrate different important events of the Stone Age. It was an educational and interactive experience for all the children and we couldn't be more proud of the attitudes and behaviour of all of Year Three pupils during such an exciting day. It has been particularly enjoyable to see so many children trying different things and learning from their ancient relatives. A big thank you to Will Lord Prehistoric Experiences for helping to make such an interactive and immersive day for all our children, as well as a big thank to all the parents who helped to create some amazingly creative outfits!Meanwhile, in the Forest Room, Phil from Rock Steady worked with his bands once again, developing their skills on the various instruments and creating some magical sounds which echoed down the corridor!In 'Forest Friends' the children from Year One began 'twitching' in order to participate in this years RSPB Big Bird Watch whilst the children in Badgers created their own superhero fitness circuit for Traction Man.After school we held another 'Reptile Club' where this week the children moved away from their scaly friends and investigated tarantulas, scorpions, tree frogs and milk frogs. The children all handled the creatures carefully whist learning all about their habits, habitats, diets and life spans. 
Golden Champs!
It was an exciting start to the week for the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 this morning as we held the first of our 'Reading Champions' assemblies where we reward the children for their tremendous effort reading at home. Mr B was assisted by Mrs Fraser and Mrs Trower to present the bronze, silver and now gold badges, the latter in recognition of reading at home to an adult at least one hundred times. The recipients of gold badges were joined by their proud parents and other family members, thanks to everyone who came along in order to show their support.Later in the day the children in Aspen began their work on websites by creating their own powerpoint presentations about electricity which will include hyperlinks onto the web.Meanwhile, over in the pool, the children in Kestrels and Hawks enjoyed their 'Fun Swim' sessions where they played freely with the toys as a reward for being at the top of the attendance leaderboard last term. Well done children, we are proud of you!Out on the playground the children in 6C developed their hockey skills whilst, inside, the children in Year two continued to create their Traction Man story boxes.After school it was the end of an era as the staff and governors said a fond farewell to our Vice Chair of the governing body; Mrs Ham. Mrs Ham is relocating and therefore leaving her role after an amazing twenty years on the governing body. Over the years Mrs Ham has been Vice Chair of both the junior and primary school as well as a previous chair of the old infant school. the team presented her with a bouquet of flowers and cakes as a small way of saying thank you for all of her hard work.
Pupil Voice Power!
There was a theme of pupil voice power at Earls Hall today as several key meetings took place. From Year Two to Six, each class has an elected representative on the school council, sports council and green team and today all three committees met.The school council continued to discuss how to monitor the provision in the KS1 hall at lunchtime to ensure that it meets the same standards as the recently revamped 'Woodland Diner'. They discussed how they would measure the lunchtime experience for the younger children and then, at lunchtime, some of the council spent time in the hall for themselves.Meanwhile the sports council met with Mrs Ludlam and Mr Smith to talk about how they could find out the opinion of sport and how we could improve our provision further across the school whilst the green team members met with Miss Neal to continue to discuss ways to make the school more environmentally friendly.In both halls the children took part in our weekly 'Celebration assemblies' where we presented the most recent round of 'Earls Hall Stars' to a child in each class for individual achievement and effort. Well done children, we are proud of you!Also today a group of children from Years Five and Six represented the school at the Essex Dodgeball finals. In the first group the team beat Brightlingsea, Stanford le Hope, Birch and Eversley schools. They then qualified to the super 8s and beat Grove, RA Butler and Birch. Then, in the semi final, the children played St Mary’s Shenfield and lost before playing RA Butler for third place and win 2.0 Overall the team played nine games and won eight, reaching third place in the whole of Essex! Well done children, we are proud of you!Meanwhile, back in school, Hedgehogs were finding out about space and used glitter and paper to cover the moon whilst the children in Rabbits were making their own Traction Man story scenes. They made a three part story board and then created the settings for their own story boxes.Elm class were feeling inspired by the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  They used a delicious picture of a  sweet shop as a stimulus to write their own mouth-watering descriptions.At the end of the afternoon the 'Learning Ambassadors' from all classes from Years One to Six met with Mrs Irwin, one of our school governors, to feedback to her about the learning which has been taking place across the school. Mrs Irwin asked the children questions about their learning and was very impressed with the amount of detail they told her. Well done children, we are proud of you!After school Mr Smith hosted another table tennis club in the upstairs hall whilst Mr B held the first of his 'Superhero Clubs' in the downstairs hall. Down the corridor another session of 'Clay Cottage Club' took place where some the children created their own Pokemon characters out of clay.  
Traction Man & Electricity!
The children in Year Two had an exciting morning today. The children from Foxes, Badgers and Owls all gathered in the downstairs hall where they found an array of problematic inanimate scenes with no information other than to contact Traction Man! Suddenly, Mrs Draycott received a phone call from Traction Man himself who said he needed help to solve the problems in the scenes. The children then found the book 'Traction Man is Here' which they read and acted out some of the scenes. The mystery continues tomorrow.....Meanwhile, in the upstairs hall, the children in Year Five completed a circuit of fitness activities whilst in Elm the children created their own electricity safety posters.In the Foundation Stage the children role played cats and dogs. They made their own dog and cat masks and collars and then wrote their own information booklets about the animals.
Basketball and Southend Boys!
The week at Earls Hall continued to be full of activity today. In the morning a group of children from across Years Five and Six represented the school at this years Southend inter-schools basketball tournament. It was the first time our school had entered the tournament in five years and the children showed great teamwork skills throughout the morning; winning two games and drawing one. It was an enjoyable morning. Well done to all of the children who represented the school, we are proud of you.Meanwhile back in school the morning saw the KS2 assembly reward a number of children for their participation in the annual Mathematics challenge. The national challenge offers the children the opportunity to solve a range of high level Maths problems and everyone who participated was presented with a certificate. there were certificates for achieving bronze, silver and gold level and three of our children have now been invited to take part in the next level of the challenge. Well done to all of the children who took part, we are proud of you.In Year Three the children in Hawks and Kestrels were learning about the Earth's layers, following on from a lesson about the different kinds of rocks.  The children learnt about how the temperature gets hotter as you get closer to the Earth's core.In Year Two Badgers were rounding numbers to the nearest 10.  The children began this lesson by placing multiples of ten around the classroom.  They then had to put 2-digit numbers in the right place between two multiples of ten and 'round' to the closest.In the afternoon we were joined for the first of our new weekly sessions where students from Southend High School for Boys sixth form will be coming in and listening to children from the Foundation Stage and KS1 classes read. Each class enjoyed reading to their chosen student which included some former Earls Hallians who enjoyed spending time at their old stomping ground! There was more reading pride on show in the afternoon as Mr B heard children read in his office, today from Badgers. Well done to all of the children who were chosen to read, you made Mr B's day with your enthusiasm! 
Terrific Tortoises!
It was a busy day at Earls Hall today! The children in Year One spent their time in 'Forest Friends' gaining an understanding of jobs that need doing outside in order to maintain a healthy environment. They weeded the raised beds, raked and collected the leaves on the grass and cleared the bushes of debris.Meanwhile, in Beech the children created their own powerpoint presentations about China. They used the laptops to search for facts about the country, planned their presentations and then created them independently.Down the corridor, in Kestrels, the children used thesauruses in order to find alternative words to enhance sentences.Downstairs the children in Badgers were joined by Koda, the therapy dog, and read their reading books to him in turn. Mr B was also lucky enough to hear readers, today from Owls.In the afternoon Mr smith helped the children in Aspen develop their passing skills in a tag rugby session whilst the children in Kites enjoyed learning backstroke over in the pool and the children in Oak investigated the work of the artist Lowrey.After school we held the first of our new 'Reptile Clubs' where the children investigated tortoises with the team from 'Essex Reptile Encounters'. The children learnt all about the creatures diet, their varieties and habits as well as handling them. Each week the children will explore different creatures and a great time is set to be had by all.
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Fab Friday!

The end of another week at Earls Hall saw us celebrating individual achievement and effort in each class by presenting our ‘Earls Hall Stars’ certificates in our two simultaneous ‘Celebration Assemblies’. We also presented certificates for ‘Club 24’ achievements, reading and ‘Times Table Rock Stars’. Well done to all of the children who were recipients […]

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Thrilling Thursday!

The week at Earls Hall continued to be full of activity! In the Foundation Stage there was much excitement when some of the children in Hedgehogs showed an interest in space and wrote their own independent sentences about the solar system. Meanwhile in Robins some children created their own race track and labelled the various […]

Read more
Perfect Priory!

It was a busy day for the children in Year Five today as they ventured out of school in order to visit Priory Park. The children walked from school to the park where they continued to develop their understanding of the history of our local area by investigating the park. They used their knowledge of […]

Read more
Stunning Stone Age!

The children of Year Three arrived to an exciting start to the day today, dressed up in their best Stone Age attire, to discover an interesting new structure had suddenly appeared on the school field emitting strange sounds and smells. The children were divided into three groups, with each class taking part in a different […]

Read more
Golden Champs!

It was an exciting start to the week for the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 this morning as we held the first of our ‘Reading Champions’ assemblies where we reward the children for their tremendous effort reading at home. Mr B was assisted by Mrs Fraser and Mrs Trower to present the bronze, silver […]

Read more
Pupil Voice Power!

There was a theme of pupil voice power at Earls Hall today as several key meetings took place. From Year Two to Six, each class has an elected representative on the school council, sports council and green team and today all three committees met. The school council continued to discuss how to monitor the provision […]

Read more
Traction Man & Electricity!

The children in Year Two had an exciting morning today. The children from Foxes, Badgers and Owls all gathered in the downstairs hall where they found an array of problematic inanimate scenes with no information other than to contact Traction Man! Suddenly, Mrs Draycott received a phone call from Traction Man himself who said he […]

Read more
Basketball and Southend Boys!

The week at Earls Hall continued to be full of activity today. In the morning a group of children from across Years Five and Six represented the school at this years Southend inter-schools basketball tournament. It was the first time our school had entered the tournament in five years and the children showed great teamwork […]

Read more