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It was a busy and, at times emotional, final day today at Earls Hall! The day saw the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 host a special assembly where each class presented the lovely Mrs Russell with self made gifts for her to use as she retires. Mrs Russell was lucky enough to be presented […]

School’s Out for Summer!

It was a special day at Earls Hall today as the team, past and present, wished the wonderful Mrs Russell a happy retirement after over thirty years of loyal and dedicated service to the school. After school the downstairs hall played host to a retirement tea where Mrs Russell was joined by all of the […]

Au Revoir Mrs Russell!

There may be only a few days left of the term but life at Earls Hall was as busy as ever today! The morning began with the downstairs hall being full of proud parents and other family members as we rewarded our final ‘Reading Champions’ of the academic year in a special assembly. Mr B […]

Champions of All Sorts!

The final Friday of the school year saw the children take part in their usual weekly ‘Celebration Assemblies’ which, as well as the usual ‘Earls Hall Stars’, reading races and times tables certificates, saw some very special awards being presented. Mr B was joined in the upstairs hall by Mrs Taylor, the wife of the […]

Final Friday!

As days go, today was certainly a different one! Our annual ‘Sports Day’ started off full of promise, with the sun shining and the children all geared up to compete in their houses against each other in a series of events. As the morning continued, cheered on by visiting classes from Foundation and KS1, the […]

Soggy Sports Day!

It was a special day for our lovely Year Six pupils today as they took to the stage for one final time in order to perform their leavers production of ‘Mary Poppins’. The children performed twice, in the afternoon and evening, and the production saw the upstairs hall jam packed with proud parents and other […]

Mary Poppins!

This afternoon saw us hold one of our biggest and most special events in the school calendar as we hosted our annual ‘Helpers Cream Tea’. The downstairs hall was full of parents, grandparents and friends of the school who had given their time to support Earls Hall throughout the past year. Our visitors were welcomed […]

Cracking Cream Tea!

The final full week of the academic year started with a theme of rising to challenges today as the children from Year Three ventured out of school on a fantastic trip to Belchamps. Throughout the day the children had to face a number of challenges and teamwork really was the word of the day. The […]

Rising to the Challenge!

It was  the end of another busy week at Earls Hall today. The morning saw our usual ‘Celebration Assemblies’ take place where we congratulated the weeks ‘Earls Hall Stars’ for individual effort and achievement and also presented certificates for reading races and times table achievements. A special congratulations was given to Conall from Year Six […]

Terrific Transition!

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School’s Out for Summer!
It was a busy and, at times emotional, final day today at Earls Hall! The day saw the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 host a special assembly where each class presented the lovely Mrs Russell with self made gifts for her to use as she retires. Mrs Russell was lucky enough to be presented with strings of necklaces, paper bouquets of flowers and cups of tea and she loved each and every one of them. The children sang her 'One More Step' and also said a fond farewell to Mrs Geach and Mrs Draycott as they prepare to start their maternity leave once they have their babies. Later in the morning the children in KS2 said a fond farewell to the lovely Mrs Dolman as she starts her retirement. Mr B explained that Mrs Dolman came to Earls Hall as a pupil herself, as did her children, before she started working at the school seventeen years ago but also that she promises to still come in and see us. At the end of the assembly a few tears were shed as we said goodbye to our lovely Year six pupils. We told the children how proud we are of them before each class stood in turn and receive a round of applause. At the end of the assembly the children sang us out with their own version of 'This is Me'. At the end of lunchtime the children in Arundel were treated to an extra playtime in recognition of earning the most house points for good behaviour before the children in Year Six spent time signing each others shirts and getting messages written in their books by each other and the team in school. Good luck children, we are so proud of you!
Au Revoir Mrs Russell!
It was a special day at Earls Hall today as the team, past and present, wished the wonderful Mrs Russell a happy retirement after over thirty years of loyal and dedicated service to the school. After school the downstairs hall played host to a retirement tea where Mrs Russell was joined by all of the team that she currently works with, and her family, as well as some friendly faces from the past few decades. The team made her cakes and sandwiches which she enjoyed whilst reminiscing over her time at the school with all of her friends. Mr B gave a short speech which summed up all of the many reasons why she is, and always has been, such a loved member of staff and Mrs Critoph presented her with flowers and gifts from all of her friends at the school. Mrs Russell will be behind her desk for one final day tomorrow but the tea party certainly sent her off on her retirement adventure in fitting style. Earlier in the day there were more  farewells as the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 said goodbye to the lovely Mrs O'Rourke and Mrs Guilcher. The children sang them a version of 'It's a Long Way to Tipperary' before inviting them to some special parties which took place later in the day. The assembly also saw the children wish Mrs Hewitt and Mrs Moon best wishes for their special birthdays which take place in the holiday and they were also invited to the parties. Mrs Moon and Mrs O'Rourke were later special guests at a picnic on the field that the Foundation Stage children prepared whilst Mrs Hewitt was treated to a special line dancing bonanza by the children in Year One. Meanwhile, as the children in the Foundation Stage enjoyed giving the ever growing ducklings a bath, the children in KS2 gathered in the upstairs hall where they took part in our annual sports awards assembly. Mr Edwards from the SPSSA presented the boys table tennis team with the award for 'Southend Team of the Year' before Mr Smith presented his own awards to the children from each year group who had shown great effort towards sport at school. Well done to all of the children presented today, we are proud of you. After the assembly the children in Year Six spent the rest of the day down at Priory Park. They played games and enjoyed pizza for lunch as a way of celebrating their time at the school and a great time was had by all. Later in the evening many of the children gathered at Zen City with their parents where they enjoyed a Chinese meal and, again, marked the end of their time at Earls Hall in style!
Champions of All Sorts!
There may be only a few days left of the term but life at Earls Hall was as busy as ever today! The morning began with the downstairs hall being full of proud parents and other family members as we rewarded our final 'Reading Champions' of the academic year in a special assembly. Mr B was helped by members of the team to present badges of all levels and a host of medals in recognition of children reaching 'Ultimate Reading Champion' status! Well done to all of the children rewarded today, we are proud of you! Straight after the assembly the field played host to our rescheduled Foundation Stage and KS1 'Sports Day'. The weather was perfect as the children from all classes represented their houses in a series of races. The scores were added onto the totals of the KS2 day, which took place on Thursday, and everyone tried their best when taking part. There were parents and toddlers races before the whole school gathered out on the field to hear which house had won. Well done to all in Arundel who triumphed this year with an amazing 5060 points! Thanks to everyone who joined us for such an enjoyable morning. Meanwhile, the children in Sycamore enjoyed a more tranquil morning as they decided to spoil the lovely Mrs Dolman as she prepares to retire at the end of the term after seventeen dedicated years of service to Earls Hall. As Mrs Dolman is a tennis fan, the children treated her to a class tournament whilst she was the guest of honour. Mrs Dolman was then treated again at lunchtime as the team laid on a buffet in her honour and presented her with flowers and presents. Thank you Mrs Dolman for all of your years of hard work! In the afternoon the upstairs hall was throbbing to the sounds of the latest tunes as the children in KS2 enjoyed an end of term disco! Dressed to impress, the children enjoyed the DJing skills of Mickey B and took part in a number of games and dance offs. After school Mickey B joined the children in Year six on the field as they enjoyed their leavers disco. Again there were plenty of fresh moves on show as the children danced to their favourite songs as well as a series of throwback hits from the 90s. An ice cream van provided refreshments  for everyone and a great time was had by all! What a fantastic way to end their time at Earls Hall!  
Final Friday!
The final Friday of the school year saw the children take part in their usual weekly 'Celebration Assemblies' which, as well as the usual 'Earls Hall Stars', reading races and times tables certificates, saw some very special awards being presented. Mr B was joined in the upstairs hall by Mrs Taylor, the wife of the late George Taylor; former chair of governors, who joined us in order to present the awards to children in his name. Every year two children from Year Two are chosen in recognition of qualities other than academic achievement and this years recipients were Isabelle and Riley. Mr B then also presented this years 'Governor Awards' to two children from Year Six, again in recognition of qualities other than academic achievement. Well done to Meenu and Jason who were this years recipients. Well done to all recipients in the assemblies, we are proud of you. Later in the day the children in Year One spent the afternoon in their Year Two class groups. They worked with their new friends to share a fruit fact file they have been writing in English this week and then afterwards they worked in teams to create a newspaper tower that can stand up independently. The session gave the children another opportunity to bond in their new friendship groups. Meanwhile, upstairs, the children in Willow finished and evaluated their Willow Pattern stitching and were proud of their finished pieces!  
Soggy Sports Day!
As days go, today was certainly a different one! Our annual 'Sports Day' started off full of promise, with the sun shining and the children all geared up to compete in their houses against each other in a series of events. As the morning continued, cheered on by visiting classes from Foundation and KS1, the children from KS2 took part in a series of round robin activities where they had to demonstrate their best sporting skills in order to gain points and, despite a bit of drizzle, they all took part beautifully and really tried their best. Later in the morning children from each year group took part in a series of shuttle run relay races before the parents and toddlers also took to the track. As always there was some great sporting talent on show and everyone was having a great time. By the time we got round to our traditional teachers v Year Six tug of war the heavens were beginning to open and so the whole community moved inside in order to take part in our family picnic! Families pitched up their picnic spots in both halls, over in the Woodland Diner and in any other spare space and there was a great sense of 'Blitz Spirit' as our families carried on regardless and decided not to let the dreadful weather ruin their lunch. Thank you to everyone for going with the flow throughout, what turned out to be, a pretty eventful day!
Mary Poppins!
It was a special day for our lovely Year Six pupils today as they took to the stage for one final time in order to perform their leavers production of 'Mary Poppins'. The children performed twice, in the afternoon and evening, and the production saw the upstairs hall jam packed with proud parents and other family members who were all in for a treat! The children sang, danced and acted their way through the story and amazed the audience with their confident performances. There were group dances and singing solos to enjoy and the end of the show saw an emotional performance of 'This is Me'; a firm favourite which the children sang with great gusto! It really was a magnificent and fitting way to end their time at Earls Hall and there was a great sense of pride in the hall by the end of the production. Well done children, we are incredibly proud of you! Earlier in the day, the children in the Foundation Stage continued to investigate life cycles. Throughout the day they bathed the ducklings and also released the butterflies which they had watched develop from caterpillars over the last couple of weeks. Meanwhile, also outside, the children in Year Two and Year Three enjoyed a fantastic picnic together as part of the transition process. It was an opportunity for the children in Year Two to get to know some of the older children who they will be sharing a playground with in September and a great time was had by all.
Cracking Cream Tea!
This afternoon saw us hold one of our biggest and most special events in the school calendar as we hosted our annual 'Helpers Cream Tea'. The downstairs hall was full of parents, grandparents and friends of the school who had given their time to support Earls Hall throughout the past year. Our visitors were welcomed to the event by our transition prefects how spent time chatting with them and thanking them for their time throughout the year. Our guests were then treated to scones with jam and cream as well as cups of tea and coffee as a small way of saying thank you for their support. Children from across all classes came out of class to present every guest with a home made thank you card and Mr B gave a short speech of thanks. Special thanks were given to Mrs Bates and Mrs Welling for their work as chair and vice chair of the PTA, with bouquets of flowers being presented to each. Mrs Bates' Mum collected her flowers on her behalf. It really was a smashing way to extend our gratitude, thanks to everyone who made it along. Earlier in the day life in school continued to be as busy as ever. The children in Sycamore and Beech ventured out of the school in order to visit Priory Park. They visited the museum where they found out all about the history of our local park before enjoying lunch in the sunshine. Meanwhile, back in school, children from across the school continued to visit the ducklings, giving them food and water throughout the day, whilst outside the work on the Woodland Diner garden continued as a group of children from Kites helped Mr B trim the bushes so that they looked neat and tidy.
Rising to the Challenge!
The final full week of the academic year started with a theme of rising to challenges today as the children from Year Three ventured out of school on a fantastic trip to Belchamps. Throughout the day the children had to face a number of challenges and teamwork really was the word of the day. The children wore harnesses and climbed a series of towers, poles and crates, encouraging each other to keep on trying their best. At the end of the afternoon there was the chance to gather around the fire and sing a range of camping songs. It was a great day which all of the children enjoyed. Meanwhile, back in school, the morning started with the children in KS1 learning about the moon landing, and its 50th anniversary, in assembly. Mr B had the help of some volunteers to talk about the challenge and achievement of the mission and the children discussed how they might have felt if they had ventured to the moon. The assembly ended with the children deciding that they may be in the midst of the first female to walk on the moon as some of the girls decided that they may become astronauts of the future! As the day progressed, Mrs Cox was assisted by a number of children from Year Four to help clean out the ducklings cage. The birds had grown considerably over the weekend and enjoyed plenty of cuddles with the children as they got used to being handled. At lunchtime the children in Year One continued to prepare for life in Year Two, today by eating their lunch over at the Woodland Diner. The children behaved beautifully in their new surroundings and the Midday Assistants were proud of them. In the afternoon the children in 6MC and 6J enjoyed some great games of cricket, hot on the heels of yesterdays thrilling final, whilst the children in Year Four continued to create booklets about apartheid. After school Mrs Brock hosted another gardening club over in the allotment.

Terrific Transition!
It was  the end of another busy week at Earls Hall today. The morning saw our usual 'Celebration Assemblies' take place where we congratulated the weeks 'Earls Hall Stars' for individual effort and achievement and also presented certificates for reading races and times table achievements. A special congratulations was given to Conall from Year Six who was awarded as a bikeability ambassador! Well done to all of the children rewarded today, we are proud of you. The morning saw this years school council meet for the last time. At the meeting the team reflected on the impact that they had had on the school since September. They listed that they had...
  • Edited the KS2 canteen and made it better.
  • Renamed the canteen.
  • Checked and made sure KS1 have a lovely lunch experience.
  • Chosen and successfully raised awareness of WWF and why it is important.
  • Planned and delivered two assemblies about WWF.
  • Introduced new children to the school.
  • Been part of the interview process for our deputy head Mrs Crouch.
  • Addressed worries from the 'Dont Worry Box'
  • We have worked together with the green team to make the school greener.
  • Raised money for the WWF charity during economic well being week.
  • Welcomed new staff to the school.
  • Thought of new rules for the canteen.
They also fed-back our classes ideas for lost property. They discussed the advantages of the different options. Later in the day Mr B was helped by a group of kind children to weed the garden area by the Woodland Diner and by the Foundation Stage path. The children worked as a team and did a brilliant job! Well done children, we are proud of you! Year Two & Year Three had a really fun time playing games together at their sports carousel.  The children in year Two were mixed up with Year Three children to play a range of games.  Mrs Barnes was encouraging cooperation with the parachute games, Miss Childs was getting the children super fit and encouraging children to cheer each other on with her circuit training, Mrs Draycott was developing teamwork, and friendly competitiveness, with a game of cups and saucers, Mrs Howard was facilitating interaction between the children by getting Year Twos to pick Year Threes and vice versa with her Duck, Duck, Goose game, Mr Martin Was promoting teamwork and tactics with his 'raid the nest game' and Mr Cann was pleased to see children working together in over, under relay races.  All children had the opportunity to play four out of the six games and judging by the cheering, smiles and positive comments , we think they all had a wonderful time! There was more fun outside as the children in Year One enjoyed special playtimes in their class groups for September. The children were supported by transition prefects to interact with each other in order to develop new friendships across the classes. Meanwhile, outside again, the children in 6MC investigated how sound travels whilst the children in Year five played Quick Cricket with Mr Smith. Down the road at Priory Park the children in Willow visited the Priory museum before enjoying ice creams which they bought with their profits from last weeks 'Economic Wellbeing Fair'. After school Mrs Smith held another 'Angling Club' where the children worked together to catch a range of fish. There was the opportunity for two governor meetings today. Mrs Ham, who recently left the governing body after relocating, visited the school and met with some Year Six children in order to reflect on their time at Earls Hall whilst, in the afternoon, the 'Learning Ambassadors' for the week met with Mrs Irwin to discuss the learning which has taken place across the week.    
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School’s Out for Summer!

It was a busy and, at times emotional, final day today at Earls Hall! The day saw the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 host a special assembly where each class presented the lovely Mrs Russell with self made gifts for her to use as she retires. Mrs Russell was lucky enough to be presented […]

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Au Revoir Mrs Russell!

It was a special day at Earls Hall today as the team, past and present, wished the wonderful Mrs Russell a happy retirement after over thirty years of loyal and dedicated service to the school. After school the downstairs hall played host to a retirement tea where Mrs Russell was joined by all of the […]

Read more
Champions of All Sorts!

There may be only a few days left of the term but life at Earls Hall was as busy as ever today! The morning began with the downstairs hall being full of proud parents and other family members as we rewarded our final ‘Reading Champions’ of the academic year in a special assembly. Mr B […]

Read more
Final Friday!

The final Friday of the school year saw the children take part in their usual weekly ‘Celebration Assemblies’ which, as well as the usual ‘Earls Hall Stars’, reading races and times tables certificates, saw some very special awards being presented. Mr B was joined in the upstairs hall by Mrs Taylor, the wife of the […]

Read more
Soggy Sports Day!

As days go, today was certainly a different one! Our annual ‘Sports Day’ started off full of promise, with the sun shining and the children all geared up to compete in their houses against each other in a series of events. As the morning continued, cheered on by visiting classes from Foundation and KS1, the […]

Read more
Mary Poppins!

It was a special day for our lovely Year Six pupils today as they took to the stage for one final time in order to perform their leavers production of ‘Mary Poppins’. The children performed twice, in the afternoon and evening, and the production saw the upstairs hall jam packed with proud parents and other […]

Read more
Cracking Cream Tea!

This afternoon saw us hold one of our biggest and most special events in the school calendar as we hosted our annual ‘Helpers Cream Tea’. The downstairs hall was full of parents, grandparents and friends of the school who had given their time to support Earls Hall throughout the past year. Our visitors were welcomed […]

Read more
Rising to the Challenge!

The final full week of the academic year started with a theme of rising to challenges today as the children from Year Three ventured out of school on a fantastic trip to Belchamps. Throughout the day the children had to face a number of challenges and teamwork really was the word of the day. The […]

Read more