There are three classes in this phase, SE, DR and JS. Teachers across the phase plan together and for certain aspects of learning, such as maths and phonics the whole phase splits into ability groups and the children are taught accordingly.
In the Spring Term, Year 3/4 put on a school production and to get a taste of what lies ahead, you can click here to have a look at what they did last year.
Since the beginning of the academic year 2016, we have been lucky enough to be able to offer an after-school table tennis club. In the Autumn Term, this was for Year 4 pupils and in the Spring Term this was for the Year 3 pupils. In the Summer Term, it is the Year 2s turn! Our coach is Aad Kwakkelstein who also runs sessions for N.E.T.T.S at the Earls Colne Recreation Ground. He has experience as a Dutch national coach and a club coach for the Netherlands, Harlow, London, Ipswich and Stowmarket. Aad is a UKCC Level 3 table tennis coach, PTLLS Level 3 tutor and CAVA Level 4 assessor.
At the end of their 9 sessions, the Year 3 pupils received a certificate and their very own bat as well as a voucher to attend N.E.T.T.S.
The pupils had this to say…
“I found it quite difficult to begin with but it became more enjoyable as I got better at it. It helped me with other sports.”
“It was really good because it gave me an opportunity to get good at ping pong.”
“I think it was really good because Aad was a good teacher and the games were really fun.”
“I thought it was really good as we played lots of good games which were different each time.”
“With my friends, we have been doing rallies so it has been fun.”
“I have found table tennis really good and really fun.”
Earls Colne Primary School & Nursery
Tel: 01787 222205
Fax: 01787 222010