Earls Hall Primary School

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

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Volcanoes!

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It was another busy day at Earls Hall, and one which saw the children in Year Two enjoy a particularly fun ‘Forest Friends’ session! Outside Mrs Mellish demonstrated how to make giant bubbles using sticks and string dipped in washing up liquid and, as the children took turns to create their own, the results were amazing! Alongside the bubble making the children also made their own volcanoes by mounting a range of stones and rocks around a bottle of coke. The children then mixed the coke with mentos which saw them create their own volcanic eruption!

There was more volcano investigations inside the school as the children in Kites identified the ring of fire on a world map; the area on the globe with the most volcanic activity. They then labelled a volcano itself in order to explain how and why it erupts.

Down the corridor the children in Hawks investigated the power of magnets whilst downstairs the children in Woodpeckers made beautiful music using a range of percussion instruments.

It was an exciting day for the children in year One in general as they put the finishing touches to their animal models by adding paint to create fur and feather patterns.

After school the upstairs hall was full of proud parents and other family members as they came along to watch the KS2 ‘Steps Ahead’ end of term showcase. The group performed three routines, including a Michael Jackson tribute, which demonstrated their progress in the performing arts in general. Well done to all of the children who took part, we are proud of you!

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