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It was the end of a busy week at Earls Hall and, as usual, we held two simultaneous ‘Celebration Assemblies’ where Mrs Ludlam and Mrs Creak presented ‘Earls Hall Stars’ certificates to individual children from each class. There were also certificates presented for reading races and times tables effort and achievement. Well done to all […]

Stars of the Week!

The week continued to be a busy one at school today, and an exciting one for the children in the Foundation Stage and KS1 as we took delivery of a brand new play train! Our old trusty play train had finally, after about twenty years, come to the end of the line and needed replacing […]

All Aboard the Earls Hall Express!

The children in Year Two continued to investigate the Great fire of London today, outside as part of their ‘Forest Friends’ sessions. Following on from their curriculum enrichment day where they acted out the events of the fire with the freshwater theatre company on Monday, the children today investigated how the fire spread so quickly. […]

Fire Forest Friends!

There was a theme of kindness across Earls Hall today as children from Years Two and Four took part in two ‘AOK Club’ missions. Mrs Smoothy and Mrs Stoneman accompanied a group of children from Foxes to Edward Bears pre-school group where the children gave their time to model  play to the toddlers. They showed […]

Making Music & AOK Missions!

It was an exciting start to a new week at Earls Hall, particularly for the children in Year Two as they took part in a fantastic ‘Great Fire of London’ day! The children followed up their recent research in class about the Plague to find out about the Great Fire of London. Annie from Freshwater […]

Great Fire Fun!

It was a fun end to the week at Earls Hall as the children helped support Comic Relief by taking part in the ‘Red Nose Day’ celebrations. Children and staff came into school dressed in red with some donning weird and wacky hair or accessories. The children all enjoyed taking part and their donations meant […]

Red Nose Fun!

The week at school continued to be a busy one! Whilst the second half of Year Three enjoyed a trip to the ‘Forum’ library, the children in Year One had an exciting start to their day. Rabbits, Squirrels and Woodpeckers have been reading ‘Traction Man and Turbo Dog’ and today they explored one of the scenes […]

Readers & Riders!

It was a wonderful day today at Earls Hall! In the morning Mr B accompanied a group of children from Rabbits as they took part in our latest, and their first, ‘AOK Club’ mission! The children used the special litter pickers to clear up rubbish from along Carlton and Colemans Avenue by working in teams. […]

Wonderful Wednesday!

There was a feeling of celebration at the beginning of the day today as the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 congratulated the efforts and achievements of our latest ‘Reading Champions’! Mr B was assisted by both the lovely Mrs Critoph, our Deputy Head, and Mr Stanton, our Chair of Governors. The children were presented […]

Circus, Circuits & Celebrations!

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Stars of the Week!
It was the end of a busy week at Earls Hall and, as usual, we held two simultaneous 'Celebration Assemblies' where Mrs Ludlam and Mrs Creak presented 'Earls Hall Stars' certificates to individual children from each class. There were also certificates presented for reading races and times tables effort and achievement. Well done to all of the children presented with certificates today, we are proud of you!At playtime the new Earls Hall express train was played on for the first time and the children were  queuing up in order to climb and ride on it!As the day went on the children in Year One wrote some fantastic sentences in group writing sessions whilst the children in Year two created their own 'Fire of London' works of art,. the children created a fire backdrop, using a wash of paint, before creating the silhouette of a London skyline using charcoal.
All Aboard the Earls Hall Express!
The week continued to be a busy one at school today, and an exciting one for the children in the Foundation Stage and KS1 as we took delivery of a brand new play train!Our old trusty play train had finally, after about twenty years, come to the end of the line and needed replacing so Mr Gheorge and Mr Town removed it before, this morning, a brand new train was installed on the playground. The train was put together by our hard working site team so it only seemed fitting that they were the first to have a go at riding it!The morning also saw the children in KS2 joined in assembly by Tom from Earls Hall Baptist Church. Tom's assembly centred around the theme of 'Fruit of the Spirit' and today the children looked at 'Peace' and how Christians find peace when life can be difficult. It was a fun assembly as usual, thank you Tom for once again giving us your time.At lunchtime the atmosphere in our Elm classroom was tense as the second day of the earls Hall Chess tournament took place. the game, which started yesterday lunchtime, saw the finalists battle it out in front of a quiet audience and finally Troy, last years runner up, was crowned the champion.  Thank you Mrs Robinson for hosting such an enjoyable tournament and well done Troy. we are proud of both finalists!In the afternoon the children in Kestrels continued their weaving whilst the children in the Foundation Stage played team games, enjoyed role playing, developed their cycling skills and created their own bases.After school, whilst Mr England hosted another Karate session, Miss Scarlett and Mrs Marshall held another KS1 'Science Club' where the children used oil and water to create their own amazing lava lamps!
Fire Forest Friends!
The children in Year Two continued to investigate the Great fire of London today, outside as part of their 'Forest Friends' sessions. Following on from their curriculum enrichment day where they acted out the events of the fire with the freshwater theatre company on Monday, the children today investigated how the fire spread so quickly. The children made replica houses and discussed how when they were built in close proximity, just like the houses in old London town, the fire spread from the bakers  across the city. The children saw that the fire spread from house to house because there was no, or little, gaps between them.Meanwhile, inside the main building, whilst the children in Hedgehogs used imaginative play to act out sea stories, the children in Foxes enjoyed a visit from Koda the therapy dog. The children took turns to read to Koda which made him feel really calm. Thank you to Miss Drew and Koda for once again giving us your time. There was more reading taking place in Mr B's office as he listened to children read, today from Robins. The children dazzled him with their enthusiasm and blending. Well done children, we are proud of you.In the afternoon the children in Dormice used the interactive whiteboard in order to type sentences. They also used the shift key in order to write their names with a capital letter. There was more technology on display in Elm as the children used the internet in order to research animals of their choice whilst, in the IT suite, the children from 6J created their own powerpoint presentations about WWII.Down the corridor Miss Ellacott met with Mrs Crouch. Miss Ellacott retires at the end of the term and Mrs Crouch will be starting as our new Deputy Head, alongside Mrs Critoph, when we return after the Easter holidays. Miss Ellacott once again met with Mrs Crouch in order to talk through policies and procedures so that Mrs Crouch can hit the ground running in April.
Making Music & AOK Missions!
There was a theme of kindness across Earls Hall today as children from Years Two and Four took part in two 'AOK Club' missions. Mrs Smoothy and Mrs Stoneman accompanied a group of children from Foxes to Edward Bears pre-school group where the children gave their time to model  play to the toddlers. They showed kindness and patience when interacting with the younger children and earned their special badges back at school. Well done children, we are proud of you!A group of children from Aspen took part in a mission which aimed to thank all of the volunteers at the RNLI for the time that they give in order to keep people safe. Following Alan's visit in assembly last week which gave the children an understanding of the challenges the volunteers face, the children spent time this morning making a number of chocolate cornflake cakes which they then delivered to the RNLI centre at the seafront this afternoon. At the centre the children were met by Gerry who gratefully received the cakes before giving the children, Mr B and Mrs Stoneman a tour of the boats and the equipment the team use. Gerry was full of praise for the children, commenting how their manners were excellent, and Mr B was proud to present the children with their special badges in recognition of their kindness back in school. Well done children, we are proud of you.There was more kindness on display at lunchtime as a group of children from Year Five took it upon themselves to request that they could use the 'AOK' litter pickers in order to rid the field of any stray bits of litter. The children spent their playtime working as a team to collect rubbish. Well done children, what a kind gesture!The children in Year Three had an interesting start to the day as they took part in home safety presentations in the hall given by Steve from the Basildon Fire and Rescue Service.  The children were taught about the possible dangers that are in the home and ways to ensure that they stay safe from such hazards. Thank you to Steve for giving us your time.In the afternoon, whilst the children in Year One enjoyed a continuous provision session where they took the opportunity to write, construct and use the beebots,  the upstairs hall was turned into a rock stadium as the bands from the 'Rock Steady' workshops took to the stage in order to entertain crowds on two occasions. First of all they played for the rest of the children in KS2 and then they entertained proud parents and other family members. The workshops give the children the opportunity to learn to play the bass, the electric guitar, keyboard, drums and vocals in a band setting under the skillful guidance of musician Phil. It was a rocking concert! Well done to all of the musicians, we are proud of you!The day also saw Mr B thrilled by a group of readers from Badgers in his office. Well done children, you persevered and read beautifully as a result! At the end of the afternoon, after school, our 'Reptile Club' saw the children get up close and personal with bearded dragons and a panther chameleon who amazed the children as it demonstrated how it used its extendable tongue to catch its dinner! 
Great Fire Fun!
It was an exciting start to a new week at Earls Hall, particularly for the children in Year Two as they took part in a fantastic 'Great Fire of London' day! The children followed up their recent research in class about the Plague to find out about the Great Fire of London. Annie from Freshwater theatre engaged the children through drama as they acted out being ill from plague, dancing around like flickering flames, pouring on water and greeting King Charles II.Annie was impressed by the facts they already knew and she was wowed by the questions they wanted to ask. The children went on to learn about how the fire started, the jobs that people did, what life was like in Pudding Lane and why the fire spread so quickly. She role-played Mary Porter, Samuel Pepys, king Charles II and Sir Thomas Bloodworth. As she retold the story of the main events, the children had a fun, interactive and educational experience and Annie was very complimentary about how enthusiastic, well-behaved and knowledgeable the children were. She said that we had a lovely school with lovely children.Today's activity has set the ball rolling for children to continue their enthusiasm for learning about and working on the Great Fire of London. Well done to all of the children for getting into the spirit of the day and for all of our parents for sending the children to school looking the part. Thanks to the PTA for funding the day.Meanwhile in Sycamore the children continued to look at Heads of faith, today investigating Queen Elizabeth II and her role as head of the Church of England whilst in Year Three the children used their French lesson to orally discuss animals and family members.Out on the field Mr Smith taught the children in to play cricket with some wonderful skills on display whilst Mr B enjoyed listening to children read in his office, today from Robins. The children were really enthusiastic and thrilled Mr B with their positive attitudes. Well done children, we are proud of you!  
Red Nose Fun!
It was a fun end to the week at Earls Hall as the children helped support Comic Relief by taking part in the 'Red Nose Day' celebrations. Children and staff came into school dressed in red with some donning weird and wacky hair or accessories. The children all enjoyed taking part and their donations meant that the school raised a brilliant £336. Well done to everyone!The morning saw the children take part in their usual 'Celebration Assemblies' where Mr B and Mr Geach presented individual children from each class with 'Earls Hall Stars' certificates for their efforts and achievements. There were also certificates for times table and reading achievements. Well done children, we are proud of you!The day also saw some magnificent gymnastics on display as Mrs Ludlam accompanied a group of children from Years Three and Four as they represented the school at the Southend Gymnastics competition. The day involved performing solo routines involving splits, cartwheels and press ups. Each child had two turns at the vault and worked well as a team by encouraging each other to aim high. This was the first time that Earls Hall had entered the competition and they came a respectable seventh place. Well done to all of the children who represented the school, we are proud of you!In the afternoon there was some excitement for the children in Rabbits and Foxes as they gathered together to hear the news that Mr and Mrs Geach are expecting a baby in September! The teachers shared their baby scan photo on the interactive whiteboard and to say the children were excited would be somewhat of an understatement. Congratulations to the Geaches from all in the Earls Hall community!At the end of the afternoon Mr B was lucky to hear children read in his office, today from Foxes. He was thrilled by their progress. Well done children! After school the field was used to end the week with a football match between Earls Hall and Prince Avenue. The children demonstrated great team work, losing 3-1. Well done boys we are proud of you!
Readers & Riders!
The week at school continued to be a busy one! Whilst the second half of Year Three enjoyed a trip to the 'Forum' library, the children in Year One had an exciting start to their day. Rabbits, Squirrels and Woodpeckers have been reading 'Traction Man and Turbo Dog' and today they explored one of the scenes from the story where Traction Man rescued his sidekick scrubbing brush from a bin. The children investigated the contents of a bin that Traction Man had sent to find nouns and adjectives which they will later use in order to create sentences and a poem full of adjectives and description. The bins contents included some vegetable peelings and so in the afternoon the children practised peeling fruits and vegetables.Meanwhile, in the Foundation Stage, the children used the Early Years garden and enjoyed playing in the mud kitchen, creating large constructions using the wooden bricks and planks, throwing, batting and catching and riding the scooters and bikes.In Hawks the children spent the afternoon developing their weaving skills using paper and wool and in Oak the children developed their sewing skills.Mr B had a lovely afternoon listening to children from the Foundation Stage read, today from Dormice and Robins. The children took turns to impress him with their skills and he was thrilled to reward their efforts with some of his special stickers.After school Mrs Cockett hosted another 'Craft Club' for KS2 children whilst Mrs Critoph and Mrs Marshall hosted 'Science Club' for Foundation Stage and KS1 children. Out on the playground Mr Smith hosted 'Tennis Club' where the children enjoyed several exciting rallies!
Wonderful Wednesday!
It was a wonderful day today at Earls Hall! In the morning Mr B accompanied a group of children from Rabbits as they took part in our latest, and their first, 'AOK Club' mission! The children used the special litter pickers to clear up rubbish from along Carlton and Colemans Avenue by working in teams. It was a particularly challenging mission as the windy weather meant that the rubbish was blowing around as they tried to collect it but they persevered and by the end of the mission the streets were litter free! The children felt very satisfied with their team work and Mr B was very proud to present then with their special badges back in school in recognition of their kindness. Well done children, we are proud of you!Meanwhile, away from school at Garons, a group of children from Years Five and Six competed in the Essex Sports Hall finals against thirteen other teams and finished a very creditable sixth place.The children worked hard as a team by encouraging each other as they took part in events and as a result regained their crown of being the best in Southend. The quality of athletes on display on the track and the field was outstanding and competing against the other top schools in Essex was a very good experience for the pupils. All twenty eight athletes gave their all, making them a credit to the school and themselves. Mr Smith was very proud of them all and grateful to Mrs Elliott and Mrs Bowers as there was a lot off paperwork and organising to do during the event. Well done children, we are proud of you!In the afternoon the upstairs hall was full of proud parents and other family members as we hosted this terms 'Music Review' where we celebrated musical talent in school. Mrs Thompson presented the Year three & Four choir, who sang their hearts out on the stage, as well as our fantastic timbrel group who entertained the audience with a routine. There was also plenty of talent on display from a range of pianists who each took turns to entertain the hall on the piano. It was a lovely end to the afternoon. Well done to all of our musicians, we are proud of you!After school the downstairs hall played host to Mr Smith's indoor athletics club, in Dormice Miss Toms hosted another 'Drama Club', in The IT suite Mrs Gorbutt held her latest 'Lego Club' whilst upstairs the 'Steps Ahead' performing arts group rehearsed their end of term showcase which was coming along nicely! 
Circus, Circuits & Celebrations!
There was a feeling of celebration at the beginning of the day today as the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 congratulated the efforts and achievements of our latest 'Reading Champions'!Mr B was assisted by both the lovely Mrs Critoph, our Deputy Head, and Mr Stanton, our Chair of Governors. The children were presented with bronze, silver and gold badges; the latter being presented in front of proud parents and other family members. Well done to all of the children who were presented with badges this morning, we are proud of you!Later in the day the children in Robins had a fantastic time creating their own circus!  They took on different roles including the ringmaster, an acrobat, clowns, a water squirting elf, a dragon and a grizzly bear!! The children enjoyed performing a series of routines at the front of the class and the members of the audience, their classmates,  were thrilled by their enthusiasm!In the afternoon both halls were a hive of activity as the children in Owls and Willow both took part in PE lessons. In the upstairs hall the Year Fives took part in a series of indoor athletics activities where they challenged themselves to beat their personal bests whilst running, jumping and throwing. In the downstairs hall the Year Twos were challenged to travel on, along and off a variety of apparatus both as individuals and in teams.Meanwhile, in Dormice the children created their own lavender salt dough whilst in Badgers the children created their own timelines based on facts they had researched about the Great Plague. 
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Stars of the Week!

It was the end of a busy week at Earls Hall and, as usual, we held two simultaneous ‘Celebration Assemblies’ where Mrs Ludlam and Mrs Creak presented ‘Earls Hall Stars’ certificates to individual children from each class. There were also certificates presented for reading races and times tables effort and achievement. Well done to all […]

Read more
All Aboard the Earls Hall Express!

The week continued to be a busy one at school today, and an exciting one for the children in the Foundation Stage and KS1 as we took delivery of a brand new play train! Our old trusty play train had finally, after about twenty years, come to the end of the line and needed replacing […]

Read more
Fire Forest Friends!

The children in Year Two continued to investigate the Great fire of London today, outside as part of their ‘Forest Friends’ sessions. Following on from their curriculum enrichment day where they acted out the events of the fire with the freshwater theatre company on Monday, the children today investigated how the fire spread so quickly. […]

Read more
Making Music & AOK Missions!

There was a theme of kindness across Earls Hall today as children from Years Two and Four took part in two ‘AOK Club’ missions. Mrs Smoothy and Mrs Stoneman accompanied a group of children from Foxes to Edward Bears pre-school group where the children gave their time to model  play to the toddlers. They showed […]

Read more
Great Fire Fun!

It was an exciting start to a new week at Earls Hall, particularly for the children in Year Two as they took part in a fantastic ‘Great Fire of London’ day! The children followed up their recent research in class about the Plague to find out about the Great Fire of London. Annie from Freshwater […]

Read more
Red Nose Fun!

It was a fun end to the week at Earls Hall as the children helped support Comic Relief by taking part in the ‘Red Nose Day’ celebrations. Children and staff came into school dressed in red with some donning weird and wacky hair or accessories. The children all enjoyed taking part and their donations meant […]

Read more
Readers & Riders!

The week at school continued to be a busy one! Whilst the second half of Year Three enjoyed a trip to the ‘Forum’ library, the children in Year One had an exciting start to their day. Rabbits, Squirrels and Woodpeckers have been reading ‘Traction Man and Turbo Dog’ and today they explored one of the scenes […]

Read more
Wonderful Wednesday!

It was a wonderful day today at Earls Hall! In the morning Mr B accompanied a group of children from Rabbits as they took part in our latest, and their first, ‘AOK Club’ mission! The children used the special litter pickers to clear up rubbish from along Carlton and Colemans Avenue by working in teams. […]

Read more