The end of the first half of the Summer term was a hive of activity! The children on the Year Six residential spent their last morning away taking part in an acting workshop where professional actors put them through their paces in a number of activities based around the work of Shakespeare. It was a fantastic final activity and a wonderful way to end, what has been, a highly enjoyable trip.
Meanwhile, back in school, the non residential children from the year group spent time with Mrs Crouch making pizzas before joining the rest of the school for their two simultaneous ‘Celebration Assemblies’ where children were presented with certificates for ‘Earls Hall Stars’, times table and reading achievements. Well done to all of the children who were rewarded today, we are proud of you.
The excitement continued for the children in Year Four as they spent the day as Vikings! The children were joined by ‘Viking Ian’ from ‘Portals from the Past’ who took them through a series of activities. He explained to them about Viking invasions, pointing out key areas of interest on a large map, played Viking games such as ‘Fox & Geese’ and looked at a range of artefacts used in every day Viking homes. The children took part in a quiz which tested their knowledge of the day and acted as time detectives back in the classroom on a fact finding mission. The children all looked magnificent in their Viking outfits. Thanks to all of our families for, as always, dressing the children in the spirit of the day and to our wonderful PTA who funded the day as a curriculum enrichment day.
Meanwhile, Miss Childs returned to school as proud as punch having accompanied the KS1 tag rugby team to the Southend inter-schools tournament held at Southend Rugby Club. The children showed great team spirit and a great time was had by all.