The weather continued to challenge us as a community today as there had been more snowfall overnight but, despite the blanket of white which covered the school and the rest of the county, Earls Hall opened.
The morning started with the children in KS1 taking part in a singing assembly with Mr B. A group of children were chosen to lead a range of actions to accompany some of the children’s favourite songs. Later on, in the upstairs hall, the children in KS2 had an assembly where Mrs Howard talked about the benefits of getting a good nights sleep.
At playtime all the children ran outside onto the field where they made snowmen, lay as snow angels and had a number of snowball fights. A great time was had by all!
Throughout the morning the children in Year Two used their ‘Forest Friends’ sessions to explore the trees in the snow and make snow castles in groups with some stunning results.
Later in the day the children in Year 6 created some works of art using pastels inspired by the snow and also continued to investigate the true story of Anne Frank. In Squirrels the children used globes and maps to investigate countries in the world which are known to be cold and regularly have snow and compared them with hot countries.
In Dormice the children used the hall and a range of sheets to create their own dragon dances as a climax to investigating Chinese New Year. There was more dancing at the end of the day as the children in Rabbits were joined by a host of parents as they performed their very own dance to the song ‘Circle of Life’ from ‘The Lion King’. The children thrilled their parents and it was a smashing way to end the day.