Earls Hall Primary School

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

Telephone: 01702 333360

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It was one of the most exciting days of the school year today as, this afternoon, we welcomed the parents of our new September intake into school for their first induction meeting. Our guests were greeted by our House Captains and Head Boy as they made their way into school to join the meeting.  It […]

A Warm Welcome!

It was a start to the week with a theme of challenge as the children in both key stages were visited by Reverend Colin who told them all about a massive challenge that he is about to undertake! Reverend Colin is cycling over 1000 miles as part of our 1000×1000 campaign to raise £1m. The […]

A ‘Wheely’ Big Challenge!

Rounders was the game of the day today at Earls Hall, not only for the children but for staff and parents too! Throughout the day a team of children from KS2 represented the school at the Essex Rounders Finals  and, after a series of games against the other top ranked teams in the county, were […]

Essex Rounders Champions!

Our youngest children had a spectacular day today, enjoying some much needed sunshine at last in the Early Years Garden. Throughout the morning the children from Dormice, Robins and Hedgehogs were joined by groups of children from various pre-schools who will be starting school in September. Our Foundation Stage children acted as lovely play partners […]

Little Learners!

It was an exciting, if a little damp and dreary, day today; one of the most anticipated sporting days of the school year. The afternoon saw a large group of children from across KS2 venture out of school in order to represent the school at this years Southend Borough Sports competition which was held, as […]

Brilliant Borough!

The upstairs corridor was a little quieter today as the whole of Year Five enjoyed a day out of school over at Chase High School. The day was designed to give the pupils a taster of secondary school life and was a fun and educational experience. The children had the opportunity to carry out Science […]

Chase Taster!

It was an exciting start to the week today at Earls Hall! The morning began with the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 celebrating the efforts and achievements of our latest ‘Reading Champions’ in another special assembly. Special badges were given to children who had read up to platinum level before special medals were presented […]

Doggy Delight!

It was a busy day, full of the theme of environmental awareness, in school today as the children across all classes took part in ‘Think Green Around the World Day’. Organised by our ‘Green Team’, which has representatives from each class from Years Two to Six, the day saw each year group work in each […]

Think Green Around the World!

As days go, it was a pretty busy one at Earls Hall today! The morning saw both of our halls used as a setting for this years class photographs. Each class took their turns to go and smile for the camera which should result in some lovely photos which will be ready for the end […]

Watch the Birdie!

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A Warm Welcome!
It was one of the most exciting days of the school year today as, this afternoon, we welcomed the parents of our new September intake into school for their first induction meeting. Our guests were greeted by our House Captains and Head Boy as they made their way into school to join the meeting.  It was smashing to see such a mixture of new and familiar faces in the audience. At the meeting Mr B introduced key members of staff, many of whom took turns to talk about school procedures, and lots of information was shared. We were joined by Mr Stanton, our Chair of Governors, as well as Mrs Rosewell from our fabulous PTA. Hopefully the meeting helped our new parents feel at ease about their little ones starting. Welcome to Earls Hall one and all! Meanwhile, in the Foundation Stage, the children investigated planting. The children planted a series of different seeds in compost whilst, outside in the Forest Friends area, the children from Year One took part in a range of activities. Some children played in the mud kitchen, on the rope swing or in tents they had created with Mrs Mellish and Miss Chandler. Other activities saw the children bug hunting or looking for patterns in nature. Earlier in the day our latest 'AOK Club' mission saw a group of children from Foxes visit Edward Bears Pre-school Group where they acted as role models for the toddlers. The children were fantastic models of positive play and Mrs Smoothy and Mrs Philips were incredibly proud of them. Well done children, we are proud of you!  
A ‘Wheely’ Big Challenge!
It was a start to the week with a theme of challenge as the children in both key stages were visited by Reverend Colin who told them all about a massive challenge that he is about to undertake! Reverend Colin is cycling over 1000 miles as part of our 1000x1000 campaign to raise £1m. The ride starts from Chelmsford Cathedral on July 7th. Colin told the children that over the course of eleven days he will cycle to most of the Cathedrals in the Canterbury Province - from Essex and East Anglia, through the Midlands, across to the south west, Truro being the furthest point. Then along the south coast, and back via London. His challenge is part of a bid to raise an initial £50,000 in order to build a brand new centre at St Stevens Church. The children wished him luck with his mission and looked forward to hearing all about it once he has finished. Forms for anyone who wishes to sponsor Colin will be sent home with the children this week. The office and library area were once again suspiciously busy as Mabel, the new school puppy, spent another day in school. Mabel, who undertook her first official puppy training session this evening, enjoyed a very relaxed day being visited by children and her behaviour was tip top all day. Mabel will visit a few times a week between now and the end of term, as she gets used to her new surroundings, before coming in every day in September. Meanwhile, outside the front of school, the children in the Foundation Stage used their 'Forest Friends' sessions to investigate the life of the bumble bee! The children learnt how to behave around bees in order to stay clear from being stung and investigated a beehive first hand. Afterwards they played a game where they acted out the roles of bees collecting nectar from flowers and returning to the hive- taking on the role of worker bees and doing a fantastic job of it!  
Essex Rounders Champions!
Rounders was the game of the day today at Earls Hall, not only for the children but for staff and parents too! Throughout the day a team of children from KS2 represented the school at the Essex Rounders Finals  and, after a series of games against the other top ranked teams in the county, were crowned champions! The children beat Great Clacton Primary 8.5 to 1.5, St Thomas More 3 to 1.5, RA Butler 4.5 to 1.5 St Marys 2.5 to 2 before winning 5.5 to 2 against Thurrock in the grand final. Well done to all of the children who represented the school, we are proud of you! Meanwhile, back in school, our 'Celebration Assemblies' saw us celebrate the individual efforts and achievements of children by presenting 'Earls Hall Stars', times table and reading certificates. We also presented the swimming gala team with their medals. Well done to all of the children presented today, we are proud of you. After school the rounders them was back as a team of staff took on a team of parents on the field whilst being cheered and egged on by families from across the school. Whilst the spectators enjoyed ice creams, the teams played two fun but competitive games. The staff won and a great time was had by all, raising £120 in the process for PTA funds. Thanks to everyone who took part and to those who stayed to join in the fun way to end the week.
Little Learners!
Our youngest children had a spectacular day today, enjoying some much needed sunshine at last in the Early Years Garden. Throughout the morning the children from Dormice, Robins and Hedgehogs were joined by groups of children from various pre-schools who will be starting school in September. Our Foundation Stage children acted as lovely play partners and role models throughout our new starters visits and it was lovely to see so many children investigating their new surroundings. Out in the garden Miss Scarlett investigated logs with children in order to find minibeasts whilst others built giant role play experiences with Mrs Anderson. The children played together in the sandpit, enjoyed fun in the water tray and climbed over and under the apparatus. Meanwhile, inside the classrooms, the children's interest in reading was explosive as groups of them chose to browse through titles for pleasure. Down the corridor, in Year Two, the children enjoyed a Maths lesson where they used blank numberlines to identify the place value of two and three digit numbers.
Brilliant Borough!
It was an exciting, if a little damp and dreary, day today; one of the most anticipated sporting days of the school year. The afternoon saw a large group of children from across KS2 venture out of school in order to represent the school at this years Southend Borough Sports competition which was held, as always, at Garons. As last years champions, once again we were placed in Group A meaning that our children were pitted against the very best of the talent from across the town. Children took part in a series of field and track events and each and every one of them tried their very best in their performances. At the end of the afternoon, and with the rain holding off for most of the time, the results were announced. Earls Hall were placed a brilliant third place for track events and second place for field meaning that we were placed third overall based on points. It was a thrilling afternoon. Well done to all of the children who represented the school so beautifully!
Chase Taster!
The upstairs corridor was a little quieter today as the whole of Year Five enjoyed a day out of school over at Chase High School. The day was designed to give the pupils a taster of secondary school life and was a fun and educational experience. The children had the opportunity to carry out Science experiments in the laboratory and each child used dyes in order to solve a crime. They also used the Chase's great outdoor facilities whilst partaking in a PE lesson and really impressed the secondary teachers with their great sporting abilities. Other lessons the children experienced throughout the day included Design Technology, Music and Drama. As always our children represented our school beautifully; they listened well and participated enthusiastically. Well done children, we are proud of you! Thank you to all of the parents who gave their time to accompany the children. Meanwhile, back in school, both assemblies focused on the Womens World Cup. Mrs Critoph and Mrs Crouch both in turn shared inspirational stories of the England teams journey and explained how the tournament has developed and how it is organised. Out of the front of the school, the children in Year One used their 'Forest Friends' sessions to investigate habitats of minibeasts. They unearthed bugs in the bark, mud and under logs and bushes as well as counting how many different creatures fell off of a branch onto a sheet when it was shaken. Over in the Foundation Stage the children continued to develop their cycling skills, built large wooden constructions using the wooden blocks and took opportunities to write, both inside and outdoors.
Doggy Delight!
It was an exciting start to the week today at Earls Hall! The morning began with the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 celebrating the efforts and achievements of our latest 'Reading Champions' in another special assembly. Special badges were given to children who had read up to platinum level before special medals were presented to children who were crowned 'Ultimate Reading Champions' for having read an amazing two hundred and fifty times at home! Proud parents and other family members were invited to the assembly and a sense of pride filled the hall. Well done to all of the children presented today, we are proud of you! Later in the morning the children in the KS2 assembly discussed the responsibility of looking after pets. the children shared their experiences of the roles involved, such as feeding and walking a dog, before they were joined by a very special guest; Mabel the puppy! Mabel is a twelve week old Chocolate Miniature Labradoodle who lives with Mrs Rick. Mrs Rick told the children all about the training routine her and Mabel have begun and Mr B explained that the children will be able to follow her progress both through videos on the website as well as through regular visits in school between now and the end of the Summer term. Once Mabel is fully trained she will visit the school regularly, listening to readers or simply helping children work through anxieties or emotions. Children who also show that they have an understanding of the responsibility needed to care for a dog will also be chosen to help walk her as a lunchtime treat. After the assembly, Mabel visited each of the Foundation Stage and KS1 classes where, again, Mrs Rick and Mr B introduced her to the children and explained her role in school. Mabel was extremely well behaved and her introduction received a big thumbs up from everyone! Meanwhile, Mr B's food challenge continued. Today the children in Squirrels made him a delicious green vegetable soup, the  children in Woodpeckers created him a root vegetable and pepper soup and the children in Rabbits prepared and cooked him a delicious mashed potato and vegetable dinner- complete with gravy. All meals were mouth watering and were prepared entirely by the children! In the afternoon the field played host to another friendly football match between ourselves and our friends at Chalkwell Junior School. A group of children from Years Three represented Earls Hall beautifully, showing great teamwork, with the final score being a close 2-1 to Chalkwell. Well done to all of the children who played, we are proud of you!
Think Green Around the World!
It was a busy day, full of the theme of environmental awareness, in school today as the children across all classes took part in 'Think Green Around the World Day'. Organised by our 'Green Team', which has representatives from each class from Years Two to Six, the day saw each year group work in each of their three classes in order to investigate the plights of endangered animals around the world and identify ways in which they can be protected. Part of the day saw the 'Green Team' judge a cake competition where children created an array of amazing offerings all centred around the theme of animals. At break time the cakes were sold in order to raise money to sponsor endangered animals by supporting the work of the WWF- the school charity of the year chosen by the School Council. The whole day saw children wearing green accessories or dressed as animals and was a huge success. Well done to the 'Green Team' for organising the day!
Watch the Birdie!
As days go, it was a pretty busy one at Earls Hall today! The morning saw both of our halls used as a setting for this years class photographs. Each class took their turns to go and smile for the camera which should result in some lovely photos which will be ready for the end of the year. All of the children looked lovely and smart. Thank you to all of our parents for sending the children into school in their best bib and tucker! As the day progressed the children in the Foundation Stage classes continued to increase in confidence over at the pool whilst, in the community room, our trusty PTA hosted the first of their two 'Fathers Day Sales' where the children were able to purchase gifts for their Dads or other important men in their lives. Thank you to all of the PTA volunteers for giving their time to run such a busy event. As the children in the Foundation Stage took part in weight, height and vision checks in the Forest Room, the children in Sycamore investigated different types of metamorphoses and the children in Hawks investigated Egyptian tombs. Outside Mr Gheorge and Mr Town continued to work on our allotment reboot. Having laid a concrete base they moved the greenhouse from its old spot at the front of the school to its new home in, what will be, the much larger allotment which will be used by all year groups. After school Mr Smith and Miss Neal took a group of lucky KS2 children, who had been picked via the names out of the hat method, to Chelmsford where they had the thrill of watching the England cricket team play the West Indies!
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A Warm Welcome!

It was one of the most exciting days of the school year today as, this afternoon, we welcomed the parents of our new September intake into school for their first induction meeting. Our guests were greeted by our House Captains and Head Boy as they made their way into school to join the meeting.  It […]

Read more
A ‘Wheely’ Big Challenge!

It was a start to the week with a theme of challenge as the children in both key stages were visited by Reverend Colin who told them all about a massive challenge that he is about to undertake! Reverend Colin is cycling over 1000 miles as part of our 1000×1000 campaign to raise £1m. The […]

Read more
Essex Rounders Champions!

Rounders was the game of the day today at Earls Hall, not only for the children but for staff and parents too! Throughout the day a team of children from KS2 represented the school at the Essex Rounders Finals  and, after a series of games against the other top ranked teams in the county, were […]

Read more
Little Learners!

Our youngest children had a spectacular day today, enjoying some much needed sunshine at last in the Early Years Garden. Throughout the morning the children from Dormice, Robins and Hedgehogs were joined by groups of children from various pre-schools who will be starting school in September. Our Foundation Stage children acted as lovely play partners […]

Read more
Brilliant Borough!

It was an exciting, if a little damp and dreary, day today; one of the most anticipated sporting days of the school year. The afternoon saw a large group of children from across KS2 venture out of school in order to represent the school at this years Southend Borough Sports competition which was held, as […]

Read more
Chase Taster!

The upstairs corridor was a little quieter today as the whole of Year Five enjoyed a day out of school over at Chase High School. The day was designed to give the pupils a taster of secondary school life and was a fun and educational experience. The children had the opportunity to carry out Science […]

Read more
Doggy Delight!

It was an exciting start to the week today at Earls Hall! The morning began with the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 celebrating the efforts and achievements of our latest ‘Reading Champions’ in another special assembly. Special badges were given to children who had read up to platinum level before special medals were presented […]

Read more
Think Green Around the World!

It was a busy day, full of the theme of environmental awareness, in school today as the children across all classes took part in ‘Think Green Around the World Day’. Organised by our ‘Green Team’, which has representatives from each class from Years Two to Six, the day saw each year group work in each […]

Read more