It was another full day of fun and achievement at Earls Hall. The morning saw the children in KS1 focus on ways to show that they are well mannered. Mr B was assisted by a number of children to show how good it feels to say ‘ladies first’ to girls and ladies and ‘after you’ if at a doorway at the same time. The children discussed how it makes the lady feel as well as how positive it made them feel to show kindness.
Throughout the day the children in the Foundation Stage enjoyed developing their gross motor skills by exploring the tyres in the Early Years Garden. They rolled them to each other and moved them around the whole garden, having great fun in the process. There was more exploring to be had as each of the youngest classes were taken to the climbing equipment outside and the teachers demonstrated how to use it safely.
In Year One the children took part in another ‘Letters & sounds’session before using the laptops to create pictures of the three bears. There was more artwork being created in Year Four as the children created detailed pictures of minibeasts in the style of Levon Biss; a photographer who enlarges his photos to show great detail. The work forms part of the children’s work classifying invertebrates.
In the afternoon a host of children from across KS2 represented the school at the Southend inter-schools cross country competition. The children all ran the course with enthusiasm and all represented the school beautifully, trying their best throughout the competition. Well done to everyone but special mentions must go to Jack who came first, Tom and Zoe who came second, Zack who came third, Thomas who came fifth, Delilah who came sixth, Oscar who came seventh, Ethan who came eighth and James who came ninth. Well done children, we are proud of you all!
In the evening the PTA held their annual general meeting where they elected new members of the committee, celebrated the achievements of the past year and looked forward to a series of new events in the coming months. Thanks to everyone who came along.