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It was the end of the first half term of 2019 today and Earls Hall began the day celebrating the efforts of individual children in each class in our two ‘Celebration Assemblies’. In the assemblies Mr B and Mr Geach also presented certificates for times table and reading race efforts. Well  done to all of […]

Dementia Friends!

As we headed towards the end of the half term there was plenty of activity in school! The morning started with a visit from Katie Stanton from Earls Hall Baptist Church in both assemblies. Katie’s assembly centred around the theme of joy and there was plenty of audience participation. Thanks, as always, for your time […]

PE & Playscripts!

It was a day for celebrations today as the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 marked the occasion of our much loved Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Critoph’s, fortieth birthday in style! The morning started with a surprise birthday assembly in the downstairs hall where Mr B told the children all about the childhood Mrs Critoph experienced […]

Happy Birthday Mrs Critoph!

It was a truly fantastic day at Earls Hall today as the whole school took part in an inspirational art day! Each class studied the work of a particular artist who then inspired them to create their own work based on their style. The children in Year Six investigated the work of Jackson Pollock, creating […]

Inspirational Art!

The last week of the first half term of 2019 began with a celebration as the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 rewarded our latest ‘Reading Champions’ with their special badges in recognition of their reading efforts at home. Children were presented with bronze, silver and gold badges with the latter being witnessed by proud […]

Science & Snakes!

It was a fantastic end to another week at Earls Hall! The children took part in our weekly ‘Celebration Assemblies’ where Mrs Geach and Mrs Ludlam presented children from each class with ‘Earls Hall Stars’ certificates for individual effort and achievement. There were also certificates for times tables and reading races. Well done to all […]

我们爱中国

The week continued to be full of action at Earls Hall! Following on from their walk of the local area earlier on in the week, the children from Year One used their writing plans to begin to write a recount of the route they took, the landmarks they saw and any events which took place […]

Perfect Printing!

It was a busy day for the children in Year One as they ventured out of school in order to take part in a walk around the local area. On the walk the children visited places Traction Man had saved someone which had been identified on a map to follow. Being a helpful sort of […]

Wonderful Walkers!

Today saw more children take part in another ‘AOK Club’ mission as a group of pupils from Beech accompanied Mrs Critoph and Mrs Smoothy to ‘Edward Bears’ pre-school group held at St Peters Church. The children read stories to some children and played alongside others before decorating marshmallows and clearing up the snacks after the […]

Boats & Edward Bear!

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Dementia Friends!
It was the end of the first half term of 2019 today and Earls Hall began the day celebrating the efforts of individual children in each class in our two 'Celebration Assemblies'. In the assemblies Mr B and Mr Geach also presented certificates for times table and reading race efforts. Well  done to all of the children rewarded today, we are proud of you!In the afternoon the children in Year Five took part in recognised training with the team from 'Dementia Friends'. The children learnt all about the medical reasons why people live with the condition, the challenges it brings people and how to respond to people when they display symptoms of dementia. It was a very mature subject and the children behaved sensibly in order to complete their training. Thank you to the team for their time and well done to all of the children for completing the training.At the end of the afternoon there was fun in the Foundation Stage as they enjoyed playing in the Early Years garden, particularly on the mud hill, whilst Mrs Irwin, one of the school governors, met with this weeks 'Learning Ambassadors' from each KS1 and KS2 class in order to hear all about the learning which has been taking place across the school. Well done to the ambassadors, we are proud of you. Meanwhile Mr B was delighted to listen to children read in his office, today from Woodpeckers. Well done children, Mr B was thrilled to hear you read so beautifully!After school two teams of boys from Years Five and Six represented the school in two friendly matches against teams from St Marys CofE Primary. The children represented the school beautifully with one team winning 4-0 and the other drawing 1-1. Well done children, we are proud of you.
PE & Playscripts!
As we headed towards the end of the half term there was plenty of activity in school! The morning started with a visit from Katie Stanton from Earls Hall Baptist Church in both assemblies. Katie's assembly centred around the theme of joy and there was plenty of audience participation. Thanks, as always, for your time Katie.Later in the morning the children from Hawks learnt about playscripts. They identified the features of a playscript and then began writing their own based around a stone aged theme. Meanwhile, down the corridor, the children in Kestrels identified adjectives which describe emotions.Later in the day the children in Beech used the upstairs hall in order to improve their balance sequences in PE whilst, below in the downstairs hall, the children in Foxes continued their superhero training by moving stealthily, practising travelling low around the hall and looking for different ways to travel on the apparatus.At the end of the afternoon Mr B enjoyed hearing a group of readers from Hedgehogs whilst the children in Robins shared more helicopter stories where the children acted out their self composed stories. 
Happy Birthday Mrs Critoph!
It was a day for celebrations today as the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 marked the occasion of our much loved Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Critoph's, fortieth birthday in style!The morning started with a surprise birthday assembly in the downstairs hall where Mr B told the children all about the childhood Mrs Critoph experienced by looking at the toys, sweets and gadgets of her youth before each class in turn presented her with special self made cards.Mr Geach then led the children to sing a special version of Mrs Critoph's favourite children's song 'It was on a Starry Night' where the words had been changed to create a special version all about her. The children had been secretly learning the song over the past few weeks and sang it beautifully, complete with actions. Mrs Critoph was then presented with a birthday cake, a bouquet of flowers and some special hand written invitations by the children in the Foundation Stage inviting her to a birthday tea party in the afternoon!The children in Foundation Stage then spent the morning making party hats, decorating paper plates, creating paper chains and bunting and making enough sandwiches, jam tarts and rice Krispie cakes for everyone to enjoy at the party.At lunchtime Mrs Critoph was treated to a buffet lunch with her adult friends before she attended the party. The children all sat at the tables and enjoyed the spread that they had made before Mrs Critoph was presented with another cake! It was a lovely day and no more than Mrs Critoph deserved! Happy Birthday!Meanwhile, in Year Four, the children continued to investigate the life of the famous artist Claude Monet. They researched facts about his life which they organised in their jotters before writing paragraphs, expanding on their notes, to form a biography of the artist. Later in the day the children took part in a Geography lesson where they identified the countries of Europe. They shared their combined knowledge of the countries they knew at the beginning of the session before using Atlases to identify the rest.At the end of the afternoon Mr B was treated to more wonderful and enthusiastic readers, today from Squirrels. The children each read to him beautifully and were rewarded with one of his special stickers in recognition of their effort.  Well done children, you ended Mr B's day on a high!
Inspirational Art!
It was a truly fantastic day at Earls Hall today as the whole school took part in an inspirational art day! Each class studied the work of a particular artist who then inspired them to create their own work based on their style.The children in Year Six investigated the work of Jackson Pollock, creating group and individual pieces, whilst the children in Year Four studied Claude Monet and created their own sketches and a large piece based on his water lilies.The children in Year Three focused on pop art and the work of Andy Warhol, creating some fantastic portraits in his style as well as some large collaborative soup cans. The children in Year Two investigated Picasso and created a gallery of portraits based on his style whilst the children in Year One studied Van Gogh and created a range of sunflowers as individuals.In Year Five the children learnt about the Chinese artist Liu Hai Su and were inspired by his piece 'Sprays of Flowers' whilst the children in the Foundation Stage investigated Kandinsky and focused their art on circles.The children in each year group learnt about each artist's life and style, tried new techniques and worked collaboratively and as individuals. At the end of the afternoon each and every class visited every other class in order to take part in an amazing gallery experience - sharing and appreciating each others' efforts. It was a wonderful day which all of the children enjoyed.Meanwhile, the children in Year One were visited by Koda the therapy dog and took turns to read to him. There was more reading pride as Mr B listened to children read from Dormice and Hedgehogs. Well done children, Mr B was very impressed!After school a team of boys from Year Five and Six played Heycroft primary at football on the field. the team represented the school well but lost 3-2. Well done boys, we are proud of you.  There was more excitement after school at 'Reptile Club' as the children got up close and personal with a range of animals including a large tegu and a giant Burmese python! I
Science & Snakes!
The last week of the first half term of 2019 began with a celebration as the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 rewarded our latest 'Reading Champions' with their special badges in recognition of their reading efforts at home. Children were presented with bronze, silver and gold badges with the latter being witnessed by proud parents and other family members. Well done children, we are proud of you.Later in the morning the children in KS2 spent their time in assembly hearing all about our sponsored reading challenge. Mrs Creak challenged the children to read as much as possible between now and the end of the half term break, with all sponsorship money being used to purchase new books across the school. All children came home with a a letter detailing the challenge and KS1 children will take part in an assembly tomorrow.As the day progressed, the children in the Foundation Stage spent their 'Forest Friends' sessions playing outside games where they worked as individuals and in teams, used the binoculars to look out for birds and created imaginary dragon traps.Inside, the children in Aspen used their observational skills to create sketches of musical instruments whilst the children in Sycamore discussed road dangers and the children in Oak located capital cities in the United Kingdom and placed them onto a map.Down the corridor, in Kestrels, the children spent the afternoon as scientists as they investigated the permeability of three types of soil- clay soil, top soil and sandy soil- seeing which type of soil allowed the most water through. Mr Martin helped the children measure 300ml of water and poured it through a filter whilst measuring the speed it permeated and the volume that ended up in the cylinder.After school our 'Reptile Club' saw the children get up close and personal with a range of larger creatures including an albino Burmese python! The children handled the snake as individuals and learnt all about its diet, habits and habitats!
我们爱中国
It was a fantastic end to another week at Earls Hall! The children took part in our weekly 'Celebration Assemblies' where Mrs Geach and Mrs Ludlam presented children from each class with 'Earls Hall Stars' certificates for individual effort and achievement. There were also certificates for times tables and reading races. Well done to all of the children rewarded today, we are proud of you.The children in the Foundation Stage classes have spent time throughout the week investigating Chinese New Year and today the learning culminated in the children tasting noodles and prawn crackers as a treat. The children in the classes had previously made a range of Chinese dragons and the pupils in Hedgehogs decided that they wanted to perform in theirs. They were eager to share their dance with the ladies in the office and so wrote them individual invitations to a performance in the hall. The ladies accepted and were delighted with the dance! Hedgehogs were also joined by Ember's Mum who came to talk to the class about her travels to China. She shared some of the things that she collected on her visit including a giant butterfly kite. Thank you for giving the children your time!Meanwhile, in Kestrels the children sorted natural and man made rocks whilst Mr B listened to more children read in his office and Mrs Irwin, one of the school governors, met with the weeks 'Learning Ambassadors' to discuss the learning which has taken place throughout the school this week.Over in the pool the children in Oak developed their backstroke whilst, in the Woodland Diner, Mr Smith met with the girls and boys table tennis teams for one final session before they take part in the Southern finals of the national competition this weekend. Both teams are ranked in the top sixteen in England so it will be a tough tournament this weekend. Good luck boys and girls!
Perfect Printing!
The week continued to be full of action at Earls Hall! Following on from their walk of the local area earlier on in the week, the children from Year One used their writing plans to begin to write a recount of the route they took, the landmarks they saw and any events which took place along the way linked to Traction Man's heroic actions!Meanwhile, in Robins, some children noticed that it was a bit windy outside so set to work in the creative area of the classroom in order to make their own kites using paper and string. Once they had created their masterpieces, they went out in the Early Years garden and tested them in the breeze. Down the corridor, in Dormice, the children continued to learn about Chinese New Year and worked together to create a series of Chinese dragons. Some children coloured and cut outlines of dragons heads whilst others created their own using cardboard boxes.Upstairs in Elm the children continued to investigate the British Isles by pinpointing towns and cities on maps whilst downstairs Madame Bass held a series of French lessons across the classes in KS1.The smell of printing ink was evident in both Year Three and Year Six this afternoon. The children in Year Three used polystyrene and rollers in order to create mono prints based on cave art whilst the children in 6J created screen prints of their WWII propaganda posters. 
Wonderful Walkers!
It was a busy day for the children in Year One as they ventured out of school in order to take part in a walk around the local area. On the walk the children visited places Traction Man had saved someone which had been identified on a map to follow. Being a helpful sort of hero, Traction Man also sent the children clues to answer and short stories explaining how he saved the day using his super hero powers in the local area. The children were extremely well behaved and came back to school to start creating a recount map. This week children will use their map to write their own recount in the past tense and they will use sentence starters, such as one day and a little later.Meanwhile, back in school, the children in Year Six took part in a discussion centred around how the children who were evacuated during the war must have felt whilst the children in Oak continued to create their Lowry figures and the children in Year Three learnt all about the act of smelting.In Dormice the children learnt about Chinese New Year and made their own Chinese lamps whilst in Hedgehogs some children showed an interest in puppetry and so made their own shadow puppets and theatre, lighting it up with a back light.There was more sporting pride on display as a group of children from Year Three and Four represented the school in the Southend schools hockey competition. The team started superbly winning two and drawing one of there first three games before losing the next two games by one goal. When the scores were all tallied up it was very close...... Earls Hall finished third and were very unlucky not to win it. The children were over the moon to come home with a bronze medal. Mr smith thought that they were brilliant throughout the competition. Well done children, we are proud of you!   
Boats & Edward Bear!
Today saw more children take part in another 'AOK Club' mission as a group of pupils from Beech accompanied Mrs Critoph and Mrs Smoothy to 'Edward Bears' pre-school group held at St Peters Church. The children read stories to some children and played alongside others before decorating marshmallows and clearing up the snacks after the younger children. Mrs Critoph was bursting with pride at the fact that they were such wonderful role models throughout the session. She was delighted to present the group with their special badges back in school. Well done children, we are proud of you!In the KS1 assembly, Mr B continued to focus discussions around the theme of responsibility. Continuing from yesterdays assembly where the children identified ways to take responsibility for their belongings, today the children thought about how to take responsibility for their actions- even if they have made a wrong choice. Some of the children were very honest and shared with the rest of the hall times when they had made a wrong choice and how, even though it had been difficult to do so, they had taken responsibility for their actions and everything had turned out for the better.Meanwhile, back in school, the children in Year Five spent their maths lessons investigating fractions before, in English, writing complex diary entries in the role of various characters from 'Chinese Cinderella'.Later in the day the children in Foxes, and some from Kestrels, enjoyed spending time with Koda the therapy dog whilst, in Year Four, the children continued to create their own Lowry figures. In Year Five the children took part in a science investigation where they predicted and then measured how many items, such as counters and cubes,could fit in a paper boat before causing it to sink and whether the surface area of the boat altered this amount. In 6J the children continued to create their own WWII propaganda posters with some beginning to create their own poster using screen printing.Meanwhile, a group of children from Years Five and Six took part in the Southend inter-schools hockey tournament. The children worked well as a team, coming a respectable fifth overall in the competition. Well done children, we are proud of you!
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Dementia Friends!

It was the end of the first half term of 2019 today and Earls Hall began the day celebrating the efforts of individual children in each class in our two ‘Celebration Assemblies’. In the assemblies Mr B and Mr Geach also presented certificates for times table and reading race efforts. Well  done to all of […]

Read more
PE & Playscripts!

As we headed towards the end of the half term there was plenty of activity in school! The morning started with a visit from Katie Stanton from Earls Hall Baptist Church in both assemblies. Katie’s assembly centred around the theme of joy and there was plenty of audience participation. Thanks, as always, for your time […]

Read more
Happy Birthday Mrs Critoph!

It was a day for celebrations today as the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 marked the occasion of our much loved Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Critoph’s, fortieth birthday in style! The morning started with a surprise birthday assembly in the downstairs hall where Mr B told the children all about the childhood Mrs Critoph experienced […]

Read more
Inspirational Art!

It was a truly fantastic day at Earls Hall today as the whole school took part in an inspirational art day! Each class studied the work of a particular artist who then inspired them to create their own work based on their style. The children in Year Six investigated the work of Jackson Pollock, creating […]

Read more
Science & Snakes!

The last week of the first half term of 2019 began with a celebration as the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 rewarded our latest ‘Reading Champions’ with their special badges in recognition of their reading efforts at home. Children were presented with bronze, silver and gold badges with the latter being witnessed by proud […]

Read more
我们爱中国

It was a fantastic end to another week at Earls Hall! The children took part in our weekly ‘Celebration Assemblies’ where Mrs Geach and Mrs Ludlam presented children from each class with ‘Earls Hall Stars’ certificates for individual effort and achievement. There were also certificates for times tables and reading races. Well done to all […]

Read more
Perfect Printing!

The week continued to be full of action at Earls Hall! Following on from their walk of the local area earlier on in the week, the children from Year One used their writing plans to begin to write a recount of the route they took, the landmarks they saw and any events which took place […]

Read more
Wonderful Walkers!

It was a busy day for the children in Year One as they ventured out of school in order to take part in a walk around the local area. On the walk the children visited places Traction Man had saved someone which had been identified on a map to follow. Being a helpful sort of […]

Read more