Earls Hall Primary School

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

Telephone: 01702 333360

office@earlshallprimary.co.uk

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Ocean Adventure!

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The children in Year Two took part in an exciting adventure today as they took on the roles of sailors and set sail on a voyage like no other! Having built boats in their classrooms, big enough to fit in all of the children, they took to the sea and acted out the various roles needed to sail their vessels. They hit rough water at various points and spotted all sorts of sea creatures along the way, almost losing one or two passengers along the way! Once the adventure was finished they plotted the events of the morning in order to detail how they felt,what they did and the order of events so that they can write a detailed recount in future.

Later in the day some Year two children began taking part in the first of many transition activities by delivering special items to the teachers in Year Three. Over the next few weeks more and more children from the year group will be familiarising themselves with the teachers and upstairs classrooms.

Meanwhile, out on the field, the children from 6J and Willow both enjoyed taking part in games of rounders whilst the children in Aspen carefully developed their sketching skills by creating line pencil sketches of parts of the outdoor areas.

It was an exciting day in the main office as the ladies oversaw the installation of a new security system. The computer system will electronically identify and sign in visitors to the school, registering who is on site and whether they have a relevant DBS check in place. Richard, from the installation company, put the system and trained the ladies so that it will be up and running from the beginning of next week.

In the afternoon the children in the Foundation Stage enjoyed playing and learning in the outdoor area. Some children had turned the Dormice role play area into a ‘Fish n Chip’ shop where they write their own menu and took turns serving customers whilst next door the children in Foxes took part in a circle time session and Phil from ‘Rock Steady’ taught more bands how to play his range of instruments in the downstairs hall.

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