It was a busy start to the week at Earls Hall! The morning started with the assemblies in both key stages focusing on the importance of trying new things- most notably new foods. The children thought about their tongues, and how their taste buds develop over time, enabling them to try and retry new foods over time. In the KS1 assembly Mr B told the children how they can look forward to ‘Taster Tuesdays’ where there will be the opportunity to try small samples of foods in the dinner hall alongside their meals.
Throughout the day the children in Kestrels and half of kites ventured out of school to take part in a trip to Belfairs Woods. The children created large scale works of art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy, took part in a nature trail and sketched the woods. There was also time to enjoy the park and a great time was had by all.
Meanwhile, back in school, the children in Foxes investigated wheels and axles whilst the children in Hawks developed their understanding of how muscles work by creating their own out of cardboard, string and split pins.
The day also saw our children in the Foundation Stage take part in their first ‘Forest Friends’sessions. The children spent time learning the safety rules for the sessions and explored the woods with Miss Chandler.
In the evening the upstairs hall played host to our prefect presentation evening. Mr B was joined by our chair of governors, Mr Stanton, who presented the badges to our house captains, head boy and girl and our Year Six prefects. Each project undertaken by the prefects was briefly shared, giving the audience an insight into the way each child had chosen to prove that they were responsible enough to undertake their new roles. It was a proud evening for all involved. Thanks to all of the parents and other family members who came and supported the children.