Earls Hall Primary School

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

Telephone: 01702 333360

office@earlshallprimary.co.uk

It was another jam packed day at Earls Hall today! The mornings activities included an assembly for the children in KS2 which centred on the festival of Diwali. Mrs Cheery used the assembly to tell the story of Rama and Sita, complete with volunteers acting out the events using puppets, and explained about how Hindus […]

Super Scientists!

There was a delicious smell of baking wafting down the downstairs corridor today as the children in Foxes worked together in their ‘life skills’ session, cooking a range of different gingerbreads! One of the characters, Goldilocks, was planning a party and wanted the children’s help with making the best gingerbread recipe.  Yesterday the children thought […]

Gingerbread Men & Building a Den!

It was a sporty start to the week today! The children in KS2 congratulated one of our pupils, Connor from Year Six, on a spectacular sporting achievement which took place at the weekend. Connor represented Southend Diving in the White Rose competition in Leeds, a national competition where he competed against other divers from across […]

Super Sports!

With the weather looking very Autumnal, the children in Year Two enjoyed a fantastic and creative session of Forest Friends out of the front of the school. Throughout the session the children collected a series of leaves and twigs from the wooded area and then foraged in the Cabin for other items such as cones […]

Mother Nature Mobiles!

It was another busy start to the week at Earls Hall. The assembly in KS2 this morning saw the children congratulate Elanor for her recent win at the East Anglian Indian dancing competition. Elanor came first in the region for Indian dancing and third for her Bollywood routine. The children gave her a huge round […]

Fitness Fun!

It was a great end to the week today at Earls Hall. The morning included our two simultaneous ‘Celebration Assemblies’ taking place, led downstairs by Mr Geach and upstairs by Mr B, where all the children who took part in the cross country competition were congratulated and given huge rounds of applause. Later in the […]

Ello Ello Ello!

The past two days at Earls Hall have been busy ones, full of exciting activities! Yesterday a team of runners from across KS2 took part in the Southend inter-schools cross country competition and represented the school beautifully. The children all ran around the course with determination with many gaining top places in the leaderboard. A […]

AOK Club’s Back!

It was an adventurous day for the children in Year Six today as they ventured out of school for a trip to Hadleigh Country Park. Throughout the day the children took part in a series of survival skills activities which saw them developing their team work skills as well as their love of the great […]

Hooray for Hadleigh!

It was an exciting day for our youngest pupils as they took part in their very first ‘Forest Friends’ sessions! The children came into school fittingly dressed in their outdoor clothing and wellies and all of them were looking forward to exploring the outdoor area at the front of the school. At the beginning of […]

Foundation Stage Forest Friends!

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Super Scientists!
It was another jam packed day at Earls Hall today! The mornings activities included an assembly for the children in KS2 which centred on the festival of Diwali. Mrs Cheery used the assembly to tell the story of Rama and Sita, complete with volunteers acting out the events using puppets, and explained about how Hindus and Sikhs will be celebrating the festival in their homes.In the afternoon the upstairs hall was used as the setting for an exciting Science quiz. The 'Quiz Club' saw teams from a number of Essex schools compete for the title of Quiz Club science winners, with two teams of children entering to represent Earls Hall. The children had to work together to answer a series of extremely tricky science questions with points being awarded and tracked on the large screen. Earls Hall was in the lead at several points throughout the afternoon and in the end finished in an amazing second place. Well done to all of the children who represented the school so brilliantly, we are proud of you!Meanwhile, the children in Year Five continued to make their 'Witches' picture frames and today completed an electrical circuit to make the portraits eyes light up.Down the corridor, in Hawks, the children worked with Mrs Thompson to master playing the recorder; playing tunes in unison which included the notes A and B.In 6J the children were hard at it, using the saw and glue gun to continue creating their wooden shelters. They supported each other to use the saw to cut to measured pieces with the shelters continuing to take shape nicely!
Gingerbread Men & Building a Den!
There was a delicious smell of baking wafting down the downstairs corridor today as the children in Foxes worked together in their 'life skills' session, cooking a range of different gingerbreads!One of the characters, Goldilocks, was planning a party and wanted the children's help with making the best gingerbread recipe.  Yesterday the children thought of different ingredients that they would like to add to the gingerbread and they decided on chocolate, sultanas, lemon, fudge and honey.Today each group of children made gingerbread with a different added ingredient.  After preparing and making it they tasted each one and evaluated what they liked or disliked.  Whilst the children preferred the look  of the honey gingerbread, the most popular taste choice was chocolate with 16 votes and the least popular was the fruit one with sultanas and cranberries.Meanwhile, upstairs in the KS2 assembly, the children were joined by Stuart from the Essex Fire Service who came to talk to them about firework safety. The children heard how to keep themselves safe on Bonfire Night and that, although when firework rules are adhered to everyone can have fun, the various dangers fireworks create in general.Out of the front of the school the children in Year One used their 'Forest Friends' sessions to independently create their own shelters. In previous weeks the children had been taught to tie and secure sheeting and ropes with adult support but today were challenged to work in groups without adult assistance to create dens on their own with some stunning results!
Super Sports!
It was a sporty start to the week today! The children in KS2 congratulated one of our pupils, Connor from Year Six, on a spectacular sporting achievement which took place at the weekend.Connor represented Southend Diving in the White Rose competition in Leeds, a national competition where he competed against other divers from across the country. He competed really well in the competition completing a 12 dive circuit which involved dives from poolside, 1m and 3m springboard and qualified for the finals in 5th place displaying some awesome diving.  Later on in the day, he then competed in the finals with the top 6 divers showcasing just 3 dives so there was no room for error.  Connor stepped up to the mark and competed 3 amazing dives to take the GOLD Medal!!  The children were amazed by his achievement and gave him a huge round of applause! Well done Connor, we are so proud of you!Later in the day, the children from Year Two created their very own circuits of activity. they set the equipment up and explained how to use it to each other before taking turns to work their way around the exercise trails.In 6C the children assessed themselves in different areas of sport. They completed a 70m sprint, a bounce ball activity, star jumps and a 400m run in order to see how they could improve in the future. 
Mother Nature Mobiles!
With the weather looking very Autumnal, the children in Year Two enjoyed a fantastic and creative session of Forest Friends out of the front of the school.Throughout the session the children collected a series of leaves and twigs from the wooded area and then foraged in the Cabin for other items such as cones and conkers. They worked independently to tie knots in string and twine and then used the drill to create holes in the items before threading them on to create beautiful natural mobiles.Meanwhile a group of children from Year Five and Six represented the school at the inter-schools Tag Rugby tournament. The children displayed great team work skills, playing tough matches against a series of other local schools, and came a respectable fifth in the competition. Well done to all of the children who took part, we are proud of you!
Fitness Fun!
It was another busy start to the week at Earls Hall. The assembly in KS2 this morning saw the children congratulate Elanor for her recent win at the East Anglian Indian dancing competition. Elanor came first in the region for Indian dancing and third for her Bollywood routine. The children gave her a huge round of applause and she agreed to come back to a future assembly to perform her winning routine for them.Later in the day the children in Badgers continued their work on human and physical features by creating their own 3D maps through collage whilst the children in Willow created their own paintings of Witches whilst listening to Roald Dahl's classic story.There was a hive of activity in the upstairs hall this afternoon as classes from across KS2 worked with Mr Smith to take part in a circuit of activities. The children worked in pairs to complete the circuit which included mini weights, boxing and a series of lifts in aid of the sponsored event for the NSPCC.After school the downstairs hall was used for another session of 'Steps Ahead' for the children in KS1. Laura led the children through a series of dance routines with the children moving their bodies in unison.
Ello Ello Ello!
It was a great end to the week today at Earls Hall. The morning included our two simultaneous 'Celebration Assemblies' taking place, led downstairs by Mr Geach and upstairs by Mr B, where all the children who took part in the cross country competition were congratulated and given huge rounds of applause.Later in the morning our second 'AOK Club' mission of the week took place which saw a group of eager children from Foxes thanking our local police force for all of their hard work. The school was visited by Sergeant Ammon who spoke to them all about his job in the local area. In order to thank Sergeant Ammon for all the work the police do the children washed his police car with hot soapy water and rubbed it dry until it was gleaming. Team work was essential as the children all took different sections of the car to wash. Mr B was delighted to present the children with their special badges and was really proud of how enthusiastically they took to the challenge!
AOK Club’s Back!
The past two days at Earls Hall have been busy ones, full of exciting activities! Yesterday a team of runners from across KS2 took part in the Southend inter-schools cross country competition and represented the school beautifully. The children all ran around the course with determination with many gaining top places in the leaderboard. A full write up of the event will feature in our next newsletter.In the evening the PTA held another fun quiz night. The teams answered a range of general knowledge questions and raised £165 in the process. Thanks to everyone who made it along.Today the morning started with the children in KS1 enjoying a singing assembly with Mr B. A number of well behaved volunteers assisted Mr B as he accompanied the singing on his guitar by leading a series of actions for the other children to follow.In the afternoon the first 'AOK' (Acts of Kindness) Club mission took place which saw a group of children from willow accompany Mr B for a visit to Fairview Residential Home. The children spent time chatting to the residents about school life, sharing some of their work with them, and read them passages from their class text, The Witches. The residents spent time colouring alongside some children whilst others played dominoes with them. The atmosphere soon became lively as the residents listened to some of their favourite songs with one singing for them. Noah did the school proud by demonstrating how to dance 'the worm' which the residents thoroughly appreciated. Prior to the visit Mr B had discussed dementia with the children so that they would have an understanding of the fact that some of the residents may be living with the condition. It was the perfect way to launch this years 'AOK' scheme and Mr B was incredibly proud to present the children with their special badges back in school.
Hooray for Hadleigh!
It was an adventurous day for the children in Year Six today as they ventured out of school for a trip to Hadleigh Country Park. Throughout the day the children took part in a series of survival skills activities which saw them developing their team work skills as well as their love of the great outdoors!The children took part in a geocaching activity which saw them use GPS to navigate their way around the park, finding clues related to their text of the term; Kensukes kingdom. Later on there was more team work on the agenda as the children were challenged to work together to create stable structures which would be strong enough to hold them if they became stranded before they had the chance to develop their fire building techniques. It was a great day for the year group and a fantastic time was had by all.Meanwhile, back in school, the children in Kites continued to read 'Fantastic Mr Fox' by Roald Dahl and used their knowledge of adjectives to describe a fourth farmer to add to their list of characters. They listed a series of adjectives and then chose their favourites to include in descriptive sentences.Downstairs the children in Rabbits enjoyed a library session where they browsed the range of titles and then settled down with their choices to read for pleasure.At lunchtime the children enjoyed tucking into a tasty sausage dinner before playing together on the playground.In the afternoon the children in Owls used their PE session to work in teams to create their own ball games which had to include throwing, passing and catching whilst Mr Smith worked with Year Five on the field developing passing and shooting skills in football. In the community room Phil from the 'Rock Steady' workshop welcomed children to try their hand at playing the electric guitar, keyboard and drums or show off their love of singing.After school there was a special guest at table tennis club as the children were joined by an expert player who came along to share his coaching skills. Stuart Gibbs is a former number one junior player and current president of the Essex table tennis association. He was very impressed with the enthusiasm the children showed for the game and thrilled by the schools recent success at the Southend tournament.
Foundation Stage Forest Friends!
It was an exciting day for our youngest pupils as they took part in their very first 'Forest Friends' sessions! The children came into school fittingly dressed in their outdoor clothing and wellies and all of them were looking forward to exploring the outdoor area at the front of the school.At the beginning of each session Miss Chandler talked to the children about ways to stay safe when working in the woods. She led the children around each area of the forest and explained to them how important it is to look out for trip hazards, such as roots, and other dangers such as low hanging branches.The children spent time exploring the area in groups, responding to instructions by Miss Chandler to check that they were able to stop and listen when asked, and their curiosity was immeasurable.As part of the session the children investigated the fallen leaves on the ground and talked about the changing seasons of the year. A great time was had by all and everyone ended the session looking forward to getting outside again next week!
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It was a super day for Science today as the upstairs hall played host to the 'Quiz Club' Science quiz where two teams from school competed against teams from other Essex schools, answering a series of extremely tricky Science based questions and being awarded points for every correct answer. Earls Hall had two teams representing the school and did brilliantly by ranking a fantastic second place by the end of the quiz. Well done to all of the children who represented the school, we are so proud of you all! The quiz features in the news of the day which has now been uploaded to the website. The news also features a Diwali assembly for the children in KS2, Hawks making beautiful music with recorders, Year Five investigating electrical circuits and 6J making wooden shelters. Don't forget, parents of children in Year Three, that the children are taking part in 'Forest Friends' tomorrow. Have a smashing evening everyone! Mr B 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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There was a delicious smell of baking wafting right along the downstairs corridor today as the children in Foxes used their 'life skills' sessions to cook a range of different gingerbreads and I was even lucky enough to sample some of the end results! Meanwhile the children in KS2 welcomed Stuart from the Essex Fire Service to assembly where he reminded them how to stay safe around fireworks. Both stories feature in the news of the day which has now been uploaded to the website. The news also features the children in Year One working as teams to apply the den making skills taught to them in previous Forest Friends sessions independently.Well done to all of the children who took the 11+ and received their results today. We are proud of everyone who took part regardless of whether they got the result they wanted or not.To those who got their desired score, congratulations, and to those who didn't, we hope that you are not too disappointed. Have a fantastic evening everyone! Mr B 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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It was a sporty start to the week at Earls Hall! The children in KS2 congratulated Connor from Year Six in assembly for his magnificent diving achievement at the weekend. Connor took part in the White Rose national competition in Leeds and came home with the gold medal under his belt! Well done Connor, we are so proud of you! The sporty theme continued as the children in Year two created their own exercise circuits and 6C assessed themselves in several fitness activities including the 400m run and the 70m sprint. All the stories feature in the news of the day which has now been uploaded to the website. Have a smashing evening everyone! Mr B 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Our mouth watering menu for the week ahead has been uploaded to the website and emailed to all of our lovely parents along with the diary for the week ahead. Have a smashing evening everyone! Mr B 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Our latest newsletter has been uploaded to the website and emailed out to all of our lovely parents. Don't forget that we are taking in donations for our Harvest assemblies from tomorrow until the end of the week. Mr B 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Foundation Stage Prospective Parents 2018 tours of school

Is your child due to start school in September 2018? If you are interested in visiting our lovely school and being given a tour of our children busy at work then carry on reading as we have set a series of dates for prospective parents to visit us.

Due to the high number of visitors we welcome each year, if you are interested in attending then please book via our office by ringing 01702 333360 or by email at office@earlshallprimary.co.uk. Tours last approximately an hour.

Choose from the following dates:

Tuesday 19th September 10 am and 2 pm
Wednesday 27th September 10 am
Thursday 28th September 2 pm
Monday 2nd October 10 am and 2 pm
Thursday 5th October 10 am
Friday 6th October 11 am
Thursday 19th October 10 am
Wednesday 1st November 10 am
Thursday 9th November 10 am
Thursday 16th November 2 pm
Super Scientists!

It was another jam packed day at Earls Hall today! The mornings activities included an assembly for the children in KS2 which centred on the festival of Diwali. Mrs Cheery used the assembly to tell the story of Rama and Sita, complete with volunteers acting out the events using puppets, and explained about how Hindus […]

Read more
Gingerbread Men & Building a Den!

There was a delicious smell of baking wafting down the downstairs corridor today as the children in Foxes worked together in their ‘life skills’ session, cooking a range of different gingerbreads! One of the characters, Goldilocks, was planning a party and wanted the children’s help with making the best gingerbread recipe.  Yesterday the children thought […]

Read more
Super Sports!

It was a sporty start to the week today! The children in KS2 congratulated one of our pupils, Connor from Year Six, on a spectacular sporting achievement which took place at the weekend. Connor represented Southend Diving in the White Rose competition in Leeds, a national competition where he competed against other divers from across […]

Read more
Mother Nature Mobiles!

With the weather looking very Autumnal, the children in Year Two enjoyed a fantastic and creative session of Forest Friends out of the front of the school. Throughout the session the children collected a series of leaves and twigs from the wooded area and then foraged in the Cabin for other items such as cones […]

Read more
Fitness Fun!

It was another busy start to the week at Earls Hall. The assembly in KS2 this morning saw the children congratulate Elanor for her recent win at the East Anglian Indian dancing competition. Elanor came first in the region for Indian dancing and third for her Bollywood routine. The children gave her a huge round […]

Read more
Ello Ello Ello!

It was a great end to the week today at Earls Hall. The morning included our two simultaneous ‘Celebration Assemblies’ taking place, led downstairs by Mr Geach and upstairs by Mr B, where all the children who took part in the cross country competition were congratulated and given huge rounds of applause. Later in the […]

Read more
AOK Club’s Back!

The past two days at Earls Hall have been busy ones, full of exciting activities! Yesterday a team of runners from across KS2 took part in the Southend inter-schools cross country competition and represented the school beautifully. The children all ran around the course with determination with many gaining top places in the leaderboard. A […]

Read more
Hooray for Hadleigh!

It was an adventurous day for the children in Year Six today as they ventured out of school for a trip to Hadleigh Country Park. Throughout the day the children took part in a series of survival skills activities which saw them developing their team work skills as well as their love of the great […]

Read more