It was a busy day at Earls Hall today! The children in Year One spent their time in ‘Forest Friends’ gaining an understanding of jobs that need doing outside in order to maintain a healthy environment. They weeded the raised beds, raked and collected the leaves on the grass and cleared the bushes of debris.
Meanwhile, in Beech the children created their own powerpoint presentations about China. They used the laptops to search for facts about the country, planned their presentations and then created them independently.
Down the corridor, in Kestrels, the children used thesauruses in order to find alternative words to enhance sentences.
Downstairs the children in Badgers were joined by Koda, the therapy dog, and read their reading books to him in turn. Mr B was also lucky enough to hear readers, today from Owls.
In the afternoon Mr smith helped the children in Aspen develop their passing skills in a tag rugby session whilst the children in Kites enjoyed learning backstroke over in the pool and the children in Oak investigated the work of the artist Lowrey.
After school we held the first of our new ‘Reptile Clubs’ where the children investigated tortoises with the team from ‘Essex Reptile Encounters’. The children learnt all about the creatures diet, their varieties and habits as well as handling them. Each week the children will explore different creatures and a great time is set to be had by all.