Everybody saw, including her mother, 33-year-old Carla Bovingdon. Bovingdon told Insider that, during her daughter's impromptu performance, she was thinking, "Oh god Ella, please stop." She mouthed for Ella to stop, as well, but her daughter just kept looking back at her and making the same gesture.
"A couple of the teaching assistants had a bit of a giggle, Bovingdon said. "A few of the older children whispered, 'Ella's got her finger up'. Everyone seemed to know what she was doing, but yeah there were a few laughs here and there."
Ella did not understand why people were laughing, which made the whole scene more adorable than sacrilegious.
"The second performance was much better," said her mom. "There was a little bit of clowning around as per usual for her, but it was fine."