Earls Hall Primary School

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

Telephone: 01702 333360

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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!

It was one of the highlights of the school calendar tonight as we opened our doors and welcomed our families to celebrate the efforts and achievements of the children throughout the year as part of this years Open Evening! Hundreds of parents and other family members visited the classes and shared the work of the […]

Open Evening 2019!

It was another busy day at Earls Hall. The morning started with some of the boys from KS1 putting  on a recorder performance for Mrs Trower. The boys shared the skills that they have developed in their weekly club and made her and Mrs Critoph proud. Meanwhile, in the Foundation Stage, the children were combining natural […]

Wicked Wednesday!

It was an exciting day today at Earls Hall as we welcomed our new intake children for their first morning in school! The morning saw the children who will be in the Foundation Stage in September come to spend time in school for the first time with their new classmates. The children came to school […]

Wired for Sound!

It was a fun start to another busy week at Earls Hall! The morning started with Mr B leading a singing assembly for the children in Foundation Stage and KS1. Children took turns to accompany him on his guitar with bells and actions and the theme of the assembly was spreading love. Later, in the […]

Brilliant Bouncers!

It was a fantastic day for all of the family today as our PTA held their annual Summer Fete! The day started early for many helpful parents as they set up from 8am ready for the opening of the gates at 11am. Throughout the day families were entertained by a host of performing arts groups […]

Fantastic Fete!

It was a great final day of, what has been, a very busy week at Earls Hall! The morning began with the children from Foundation Stage to Year Five taking part in our annual class swap session where they spent time with the children and teachers that they will be working with in September. The […]

Darling Ducklings!

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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.    
Open Evening 2019!
It was one of the highlights of the school calendar tonight as we opened our doors and welcomed our families to celebrate the efforts and achievements of the children throughout the year as part of this years Open Evening! Hundreds of parents and other family members visited the classes and shared the work of the children in books and displays. In each and every room there was a great sense of pride in the children. Thank you to everyone who came along to celebrate! Earlier in the day children from both KS1 and KS2 represented the school  at this years Southend inter-schools Mini Games event, once again held at Eastwood Academy. The children had to compete against children from other schools in the borough in a series of activities and team work and perseverance were the words of the day.  It was a great event and all of the children represented Earls Hall beautifully. Well done children, we are proud of you! There were more reasons to celebrate sport as Mr Smith, Mrs Ludlam and Miss Childs took delivery on behalf of the school of the Sainsburys School Mark Platinum Award; the highest level sports mark available. In order to qualify for the mark the team had to demonstrate how we, as a school, support exit routes for our young people into community activities, boost confidence in sport and evidence the highest participation levels and achievement possible. Well done to everyone involved, we are proud of you!      
Wicked Wednesday!
It was another busy day at Earls Hall. The morning started with some of the boys from KS1 putting  on a recorder performance for Mrs Trower. The boys shared the skills that they have developed in their weekly club and made her and Mrs Critoph proud. Meanwhile, in the Foundation Stage, the children were combining natural objects with their drawings to make a picture. Some of the children were also still as inspired as ever by the new ducklings and made their own models of our new feathered friends by painting cups to make their bodies and heads. In the morning the children were visited by Mrs Eshmade, one of our Vice Chairs of the governing body. The children explained all about the excitement of the eggs hatching and how they have cared for the since they arrived.
Upstairs in Willow, having investigated balanced diets, the children were busy preparing their own healthy snacks which included carbs, vegetables and protein. The children prepared all of the ingredients themselves and followed their own written recipes in order to create the snacks.
In Year Four the children continued to learn through the text 'Journey to Jo'berg' and today used the laptops to research apartheid whilst in Year Three the children worked as individuals and pairs to create their own fantastic pneumatic moving monsters with some stunning end results!
Wired for Sound!
It was an exciting day today at Earls Hall as we welcomed our new intake children for their first morning in school! The morning saw the children who will be in the Foundation Stage in September come to spend time in school for the first time with their new classmates. The children came to school with their parents who, once they had settled them in, went and got to know each other in the community room over a cup of tea. It was a special session as each of the new classes got to know, not only each other and their new teachers, but also the recently hatched ducklings! In the first session the parents were greeted by some of our transition prefects who chatted to them and helped put them at ease. At the end of the session the parents went back to fetch the children and there were plenty of smiling faces all round. Later in the day the lovely Mrs Ludlam hosted the last of our transition meetings for the parents of children in Year Four where she told them all about life in Year Five. The parents heard all about the planned curriculum before they had a chance to introduce themselves to the teachers which included one of our new teachers, Mrs Gillard. Thanks to everyone who came along.# Later, in the upstairs hall, the sound of rock echoed down the corridor as proud parents and other family members came to watch a fantastic 'Rock Steady Workshop' concert. Three bands played for the audience with children rocking out on the electric guitar, keyboard, drums and vocals. It was a great concert which showed the progress the bands had made. Thanks to everyone who came along to enjoy the show! After school the staff meeting saw the team discuss children with their next teacher. The teachers discussed every aspect of the children; their likes and interests, what makes them happy and motivated, any worries they may have and their next steps in learning. It was a useful session which everyone enjoyed.
Brilliant Bouncers!
It was a fun start to another busy week at Earls Hall! The morning started with Mr B leading a singing assembly for the children in Foundation Stage and KS1. Children took turns to accompany him on his guitar with bells and actions and the theme of the assembly was spreading love. Later, in the KS2 assembly, Mrs Crouch shared the hatching of our new ducks with the children and talked about how we will care for the ducks as they grow up. The ducklings continued to be a star attraction, with lots of children and staff visiting them in the Foundation Stage throughout the day. In the afternoon the children in Hedgehogs and Robins watched them as they took to shallow water for the first time. Dormice were enjoying Forest Friends so will watch them tomorrow. The day saw children from across Foundation Stage and KS1 take part in our annual sponsored bounce! Each child bounced on the bouncy castle as many times as they could for a minute with many sharing some interesting and energetic techniques! Well done to Emily in Rabbits who was the top child bouncer with a brilliant 109 bounces! This years staff top bouncer was Mr Town with a phenomenal 140 bounces! Thanks to everyone who supported the event and to Mr Scroxton who, once again, gave us the bouncy castle to use. Later in the afternoon the downstairs hall played host to the latest of our transition meetings as Mrs Creak welcomed the parents of Year Five and told them all about life in Year Six. As always there was the opportunity for the parents to introduce themselves to the teachers over a cup of tea. Thanks to everyone who made it along.
Fantastic Fete!
It was a fantastic day for all of the family today as our PTA held their annual Summer Fete! The day started early for many helpful parents as they set up from 8am ready for the opening of the gates at 11am. Throughout the day families were entertained by a host of performing arts groups from around the town as well as two bird of prey shows. There were games to play and plenty of homemade refreshments to enjoy, reptiles to hold and arts and crafts to try. Many children played on the range of inflatables, swam in the pool or entered the fun bus and a great time was had by all. It was a day when all of the Earls Hall community, past and present, came together to join in the fun. Thank you to everyone who came along to support the event. Thank you to all of the parents, grandparents and school staff who gave their time to either set up, man a stall or clear away after the event had ended. A special thanks should go to the PTA committee who worked so hard organising the day, especially Mrs Bates and Mrs Wellling. We don't know how much money the event raised yet but will let parents know once the total has been calculated.
Darling Ducklings!
It was a great final day of, what has been, a very busy week at Earls Hall! The morning began with the children from Foundation Stage to Year Five taking part in our annual class swap session where they spent time with the children and teachers that they will be working with in September. The children took part in activities where they were able to get to know each other and their new teachers in the rooms they will be working in. We were joined by our new teachers; Mrs Gillard, Ms Pax and Miss Cracknell, who all had a lovely time getting to know the children and staff. There were plenty of smiling faces at the end of the session when the children all went to our weekly 'Celebration Assemblies'. In the assemblies Mr B and Mrs Crouch presented the weeks 'Earls Hall Stars' certificates for individual effort and achievement as well as reading and times table certificates. Nandu, from Year Five, was announced as the winner of the PTA Summer Fete programme cover competition too! Well done to all of todays children, we are proud of you. Later in the day, as our new teachers spent time visiting their children, there was lots of interest in our new ducklings down in the Foundation Stage. Out of the six eggs, five hatched, with the sixth sadly not due to. The five ducklings spent the day under the heater but occasionally popped out for a waddle, much to the amazement of the children in Robins, Hedgehogs and Dormice! They were visited by the Pre-School children from our 'Come & Play' group and endless amounts of teachers and teaching assistants! Meanwhile, away from school at Garons, a group of children represented the school at this years KS1 Borough Sports competition. Accompanied by Mrs Critoph, Miss Childs, Mrs O'Rourke and Mrs Smoothy, the children took part in a series of running and jumping races against fourteen other schools from across the town.  The children all tried their very best and, as a result of their tremendous individual efforts, came a brilliant sixth place at the end of the competition- the highest placement we have ever been at the competition! Well done children, we are proud of you!
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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
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 […]

Read more
Open Evening 2019!

It was one of the highlights of the school calendar tonight as we opened our doors and welcomed our families to celebrate the efforts and achievements of the children throughout the year as part of this years Open Evening! Hundreds of parents and other family members visited the classes and shared the work of the […]

Read more
Wicked Wednesday!

It was another busy day at Earls Hall. The morning started with some of the boys from KS1 putting  on a recorder performance for Mrs Trower. The boys shared the skills that they have developed in their weekly club and made her and Mrs Critoph proud. Meanwhile, in the Foundation Stage, the children were combining natural […]

Read more
Wired for Sound!

It was an exciting day today at Earls Hall as we welcomed our new intake children for their first morning in school! The morning saw the children who will be in the Foundation Stage in September come to spend time in school for the first time with their new classmates. The children came to school […]

Read more
Brilliant Bouncers!

It was a fun start to another busy week at Earls Hall! The morning started with Mr B leading a singing assembly for the children in Foundation Stage and KS1. Children took turns to accompany him on his guitar with bells and actions and the theme of the assembly was spreading love. Later, in the […]

Read more
Fantastic Fete!

It was a fantastic day for all of the family today as our PTA held their annual Summer Fete! The day started early for many helpful parents as they set up from 8am ready for the opening of the gates at 11am. Throughout the day families were entertained by a host of performing arts groups […]

Read more