It was a busy end of the week at Earls Hall. The day began with the children in Year One receiving a letter from the snail from the story ‘The Snail & the Whale’. The letter asked the children to help him describe the ocean so that he could explain his adventure to his friends.
The children created a list of adjectives they already knew to describe the ocean and then identified more with the help of word books which they then put into a series of interesting sentences. Later in the morning the children in the same classes used Numicon and number beads to bridge 10 in number sentences.
Every Friday the children take part in two simultaneous ‘Celebration Assemblies’ in both of our halls. The children in the upstairs hall were treated to a musical introduction to the assembly today as Cooper, from Year Two, had asked Mr B earlier in the week if he could perform on some instruments along with Mrs Jeffery. Mr B played ‘Sandy Land’ on his guitar as Mrs Jeffery played the triangle and shakers and Cooper played the chime bars with enthusiasm. It was lovely to see such a confident performance. Well done Cooper, we are proud of you!
In the assembly the children congratulated Eden and Abhijah for reaching bronze and silver status in the national Maths competition. Well done boys, we are proud of you.
Later in the day, at lunchtime, as the whole school played outside there was a sense of tension in Beech class as Mrs Robinson oversaw the grand final of this years chess tournament. the tournament has already been through various rounds and the final saw the Schofield brothers battle it out for the title of overall winner. You could hear a pin drop such was the atmosphere and in the end the game was so intense that it was paused until Monday so that the players could eat their lunch. Which brother will take the title?!!
In the afternoon the children in Aspen continued to create their Viking long houses before the whole of KS2 went into the hall to watch the ‘Steps Ahead’ showcase. The showcase saw the children perform three pieces with flair and talent. Well done children, we are proud of you.
Meanwhile, outside near the car park, a group of helpful parents took part in our latest ‘Bring a Brush’ day where they stained part of the masses of green wooden fencing by the zebra crossing. The parents did a fantastic job and were presented with an ‘AOK’ badge by Mr B in recognition of their kindness. Thanks to everyone who came along and gave their time.