Earls Hall Primary School

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

Telephone: 01702 333360



Viking Day!

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It was an exciting start to the week for the children today as Mr B invited everyone to take part in an adventurous new competition! In both our KS1 and KS2 assemblies, Mr B explained that Mrs Warren-Hardy, our delightful school cook, was launching a competition which would see the children design a dinner. The children were challenged to create a recipe for a main course, write it out and provide it with a catchy name. It was explained that all entries must be handed in by Thursday 15th March and that one winning entry would be made by the kitchen team and served to the whole school at dinner. Not only would the winning child join the ladies in the kitchen to help prepare the meal but they would also be able to invite adults from home to join them for lunch in school! Many of the children stated that they were going to rise to the challenge. Good luck everyone!

The excitement continued for the children in year Four as they spent the day as Vikings! The children were joined by ‘Viking Ian’ from ‘Portals from the Past’ who took them through a series of activities. He explained to them about Viking invasions, pointing out key areas of interest on a large map, played Viking games such as ‘Fox & Geese’ and looked at a range of artefacts used in every day Viking homes. The children took part in a quiz which tested their knowledge of the day and acted as time detectives back in the classroom on a fact finding mission. The children all looked magnificent in their Viking outfits. Thanks to all of our families for, as always, dressing the children in the spirit of the day and to our wonderful PTA who funded the day as a curriculum enrichment day.

Later in the day the children in Beech investigated the parts of a flower by taking a daffodil apart and then adding labels to its parts.

At the end of the afternoon the downstairs hall was once again full of proud parents as the children in Foxes performed a fantastic dance to ‘Circle of Life’ from the Lion King. The children wore their self made masks and performed the routine which they had choreographed themselves. Well done to all of the children who performed, we are proud of you!