It was a proud day at Earls Hall again today, both in the school itself and further afield. The morning started with the children from Badgers and Sycamore venturing out of school in order to represent the school at this years Southend Dance Festival held at Garons. The children performed a routine together to the tune ‘Under the Sea’ from The Little Mermaid and did the school proud with the enthusiasm they showed. Due to the seating issues Garons is currently experiencing there were no parent spectators but our families are in for a treat when they get to see the routine next week. Well done to all of the children who represented our school, we are proud of you.
Meanwhile, back in school, our usual ‘Celebration Assemblies’ saw the children from the Foundation Stage join the rest of the classes for the first time. Our youngest children gradually attend more and more assemblies throughout the year and today they joined the rest of the children in celebrating the efforts of individuals from each class as they were awarded with ‘Earls Hall Stars’, times table and reading certificates. Well done to all of the children rewarded today, we are proud of you.
As the day progressed the children in Year Four explored a range of pop up books as a part of their research before they make pop up books of their own whilst the children in Year Five were making presentations about Southend on sea by searching for photos on the internet before copying them and adding their own text. Afterwards they will put the slides together to make a slideshow and add their own voiceovers. In Year One the children have been taking part in their activity afternoon where some children have been, role playing shops, drawing and labelling pictures, including observational drawings of daffodils, making boats and making maps for the beebot to travel around. In Badgers the children were telling and acting out their own stories in a ‘helicopter stories’ session and in Owls they were testing the absorbancy of different types of kitchen roll, making predictions and recording their results.
At the end of the afternoon the weeks ‘Learning Ambassadors’ from KS1 and KS2 met with Mrs Irwin, one of our school governors, to tell her all about the learning which has been taking place across the school since we returned from the half term break. Well done to all of the ambassadors, we are proud of you.
After school Mr B held the first of his ‘Huff & Puff Plus’ clubs where the children from Foundation Stage and KS1 used the exercise machines, space hoppers, skipping ropes and much more in a circuit of activities and challenges. The circuit took part to a range of dance and disco tracks meaning there really couldn’t have been a better way to get ready for the weekend!