It was an eventful day at Earls Hall today. The day was an exciting one for the children in Year Three as they took on the roles of Egyptologists! The children were joined for the day by Mark from the ‘Portals to the Past’ team who started the day by setting the scene before introducing the children to a range of artefacts. The children worked in pairs and groups to play an ancient Egyptian game, Hounds & Jackals, and then took a quiz which tested how much information they had absorbed! The workshop not only introduced the children to the fascinating, enigmatic world of the ancient Egyptians through the eyes of an Egyptologist, but also took them on a journey through the mysteries of mummification and the “Book of the Dead.” They went through the process of mummification by having a go at wrapping a model with the assistance of Mark.
The day saw the children dressed in an array of amazing outfits. Thank you once again to our parents for getting into the spirit of the day and to our PTA for funding another amazing curriculum enrichment activity.
Meanwhile, downstairs, Mr B was treated to another healthy meal; this time created and prepared by the children in Foxes. The children cut and grated ingredients in order to create a healthy salad which Mr B thoroughly enjoyed! There were more treats for Mr B later in the day as he had the pleasure of listening to children read in his office’ today from both Dormice and Hedgehogs. The readers were brilliant. Well done children, Mr B was incredibly proud of you!
In the afternoon, whilst Mrs Crouch taught Sycamore rounders on the field, Mrs Ludlam accompanied a group of children from Year Five to the Southend Schools gymnastics competition. The children each had to perform a routine individually; either body or floor management. They then had the challenge of taking the vault but were professional, enthusiastic and dedicated throughout. The children came an amazing fourth place and were pleased with their medals. Mrs Ludlam enjoyed watching their routines and was extremely proud of them.