The week at Earls Hall continued to be full of activity today. In the morning a group of children from across Years Five and Six represented the school at this years Southend inter-schools basketball tournament. It was the first time our school had entered the tournament in five years and the children showed great teamwork skills throughout the morning; winning two games and drawing one. It was an enjoyable morning. Well done to all of the children who represented the school, we are proud of you.
Meanwhile back in school the morning saw the KS2 assembly reward a number of children for their participation in the annual Mathematics challenge. The national challenge offers the children the opportunity to solve a range of high level Maths problems and everyone who participated was presented with a certificate. there were certificates for achieving bronze, silver and gold level and three of our children have now been invited to take part in the next level of the challenge. Well done to all of the children who took part, we are proud of you.
In Year Three the children in Hawks and Kestrels were learning about the Earth’s layers, following on from a lesson about the different kinds of rocks. The children learnt about how the temperature gets hotter as you get closer to the Earth’s core.
In Year Two Badgers were rounding numbers to the nearest 10. The children began this lesson by placing multiples of ten around the classroom. They then had to put 2-digit numbers in the right place between two multiples of ten and ’round’ to the closest.
In the afternoon we were joined for the first of our new weekly sessions where students from Southend High School for Boys sixth form will be coming in and listening to children from the Foundation Stage and KS1 classes read. Each class enjoyed reading to their chosen student which included some former Earls Hallians who enjoyed spending time at their old stomping ground! There was more reading pride on show in the afternoon as Mr B heard children read in his office, today from Badgers. Well done to all of the children who were chosen to read, you made Mr B’s day with your enthusiasm!