There was an environmental focus around Earls Hall today as our newly elected ‘Green Team’ members took part in their first mission as a group. The children spent the morning with Richard Smith, an energy efficiency expert, who worked with them to identify ways which our school building could be improved in order to reduce our carbon footprint, reduce our energy bills and reduce heat waste. The children used a range of gadgets, such a thermal cameras, to take pictures of each room and identify weak spots which will feed into a report which they can study at a later date.
Meanwhile, back in school, Mrs Cox was joined by a group of children to clean out the goats in the morning before she opened the gates for visitors at playtime and lunchtime so that even more children could spend some quality time with our four legged friends. There was more animal action as Mabel was taken for a walk by a group of children from Year Two.
In Beech class the children designed frames for their characters based on Roald Dahl’s book ‘The Witches’ whilst the children in 6J created their own shelter structures based on the knowledge gained from their recent architectural workshop.
In the downstairs hall the children from Foxes developed their balancing and throwing skills in PE whilst, back in the classroom, the children in Owls drew maps of the local area and the children in Kestrels used their French lesson to talk about musical instruments.
Away from school, Mr Smith took a group of boys and girls from Year Five to Chase High to take part in a mixed football tournament. The children all represented the school well, winning three games and losing four. Well done children, we are proud of you.
At the end of the afternoon the full governing body met where they delegated roles and responsibilities against the priorities of the school improvement plan and discussed attainment and progress in all key stages.