Newsflash

Monday 11th December 2017

School will be open tomorrow (Tuesday 12th December).
Please wrap children up in hats, gloves and scarfs as well as waterproof outdoor shoes. We would also ask that children bring 'indoor' shoes to change into, or they can use their school pumps. 
Thank you for your support with today's closure, please travel carefully and we will see you all tomorrow.

Edward the Elder, Elston Hall, Goldthorn Park and Palmers Cross Schools will all be open on Tuesday 12th December 2017.

Theme DaysWhole School

 

Whole School Theme Days

Throughout the year we hold a number of whole school themed days to enhance learning, help children to be more aware of their wider community and celebrate important occasions.

Children In Need

November 2017

BBC Children in Need brought back the theme of ‘SPOTACULAR’ for a second year as the nation’s pupils were so spot on with their fundraising. We  decided to get involved and help raise money for this incredible cause on Friday 17th November. To do our bit and raise money, children dressed in their spottiest clothes and donated 50p which went directly to the charity.

 As part of the day we had a bake sale. Thank you to all parents/carers who sent in the most amazing cakes! Thank you so much for your support in helping us raise money for this worthwhile cause.

 

The Big First Aid Lesson KS2

November 2017

On  Friday 3rd November, children from Key Stage 2 watched a live First Aid show during school time  hosted by St John’s Ambulance.

The Big First Aid lesson is a live show which is broadcasted nationally which includes practical elements, animations and interactive activities that aim to give our children lifesaving skills.

This year it was themed around the familiar scenario of Fire-work night, with a ‘Vlog’ presentation style, pupils  observed real-life first aid situations that they could relate to, as well as demonstrations of relevant first

aid techniques, including important bonfire night safety tips.

As this event is run by St John’s Ambulance it aims to make first aid accessible, easy to learn and fun to all ages.

Health and Fitness Day

May 2017

What a fantastic way to finish the half term. All the children in our school participated in a 'Health and Fitness Day' which was a huge success. Throughout the day children took part in a number of fitness activities, learnt about keeping healthy and had the opportunity to meet various sporting visitors.

There were aerobic sessions, the school nurse discussed hygiene with KS1 and first aid skills with KS2, Ross Ensor and Sharon Matthews  spoke to the children about being chosen to carry the Olympic Torch, Matt Askin shared his experiences of being a Paralympic Cricketer, students from Our Lady and St Chad's organised a multi-skills session with KS1 and boxing and fencing with KS2 and lots more!  A huge thank you to all of our visitors.

Science Day

April 2017

On Thursday 6th April  children took part in a Science day.  We began the day with an exciting assembly where Mrs Callaghan and Miss Knowles demonstrated some clever science experiments including making a balloon stick to the wall and holding a glass of water over someone's head without spilling a drop!!  Throughout the morning all of the children took part in lots of different experiments including making slime, making volcanoes, making tornadoes, rockets, floating and sinking and lots more!

 

 

Comic Relief

March 2017

We had a fantastic time raising money for comic relief.

 School council  organised  cake sales and raffles, we helped to raise £1051.00 for this worthwhile cause. Thank you very much for all of your kind donations.

 

Storyteller - John Edgar

March 2017

John had all the children from Nursery to Year 6 captivated when telling them one of his stories. Children had opportunities to act out and join in with the storytelling. He also played the guitar and with the children's help made up songs about the stories he told! A fantastic time had by all!

World Book Day March 2017

Children and teachers across Elston Hall came to school as their favourite book character to celebrate World Book Day! Thank you to families for taking so much effort, everyone looked  fantastic and it was a wonderful day to celebrate reading!  Each year group focused on a picture book during the week.

Nursery - The Very Hungry Caterpillar  Eric Carle

Reception- Mr Wolf's Pancakes by​​ Jan Fearnley​

Y1 - Willy the Wimp by Anthony Browne

Y2 - Little Beauty by Anthony Browne

Y3 -The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers

Y4 - Into The Forest  by Anthony Browne

Y5 - The Last Resort by Roberto Innocenti

Y6 - The Shape Game by Anthony Browne

Throughout the day lots of classes  also received a special visit from our resident storyteller Mr Grayson who shared a book with the children!

 

Jumper Day

December 2016

On Thursday 8th December children were encouraged to wear Christmas jumpers and make a donation to the 'Save the Children' charity.

 

Children In Need

November 2016

School Council have organised a range of fundraising activities to raise money for this worthwhile cause. 

Activities include:

A Bake Sale

Guess the number in the jar

Writing a song/rap competition

 

Stand up to Cancer

October 2016

Through the organisation of School Council Elston Hall supported this event on Friday 21st October.  Children came to school wearing wacky socks and made a donation to this worthwhile cause!  Thank you for your support. We have never seen so many  odd, colourful and inside out socks!

 

Queen's Birthday Celebrations

June 9th 2016

To celebrate the Queen’s official 90th birthday we shared a whole school picnic lunch. It was wonderful to have the whole school together to celebrate this occasion. Pupils prepared songs, poems, paintings and learnt facts about the Queen to celebrate her achievements. As it was a special day the pupils and staff dressed in red, white and blue.

Beat the Street

April 2016

Elston Hall have taken part in the 'Beat the Street' project in Wolverhampton. This is an initiative  delivered by Intelligent Health, funded by the City of Wolverhampton Council and supported by Black Country Consortium Limited. The aim is to promote healthier lifestyles.

Beat the Street is a fun, free 7 week challenge to get your whole community moving.

It ran from Wednesday 24 February - Wednesday 13 April 2016.

Elston Hall came 4th place across the city for the Beat the Street competition.  The school  won a scooter store in recognition of this! Well done to our children, and all of you who helped with your cards.

Sport Relief

March 2016

On March 17th we celebrated 'Sport Relief' by walking or jogging 1 mile around the school grounds.
 
School Council suggested children were sponsored £1. to be donated to  this worthwhile cause.
 
We raised £380.00 for the charity! Thank you for your support.

 

French Easter Day

March 2016

As part of our French Studies and our multi-cultural learning we held a special French Easter Day. Children had the opportunity to take part in a range of activities to celebrate Easter as French people do. Children were able to taste traditional French Easter food such as crepes and brioches. Other activities included: French Easter craft activities, an Easter egg hunt, learning French Easter traditions and songs, making French Easter cards, learning to say, read and write French words and phrases.

This special day was also a part of our work as a school to gain re-accreditation of our International School Award. Children wore the colours of the French flag - blue, white and red.

A fantastic day was had by all!

  

 

World Book Day 2016

March 2016

During Book Week we have been focusing on reading aloud and reading for pleasure.  Children  also had the opportunity to read books from different cultures and dual language books.   On Friday children dressed up as their favourite book character and some of the costumes were fantastic!  In the afternoon we held a special sharing assemblies so children could share their work with other year groups. Winning book character costumes got to choose a book prize from Book Fair.

Wolfie!

February 2016

Wolfie came to Elston Hall to encourage the children to do more exercise.The children learnt all about how to stay healthy and the importance of a balanced diet. They talked about how a healthy breakfast helps your brain to get ready for a day of learning at school and then they participated in a variety of different physical activities. The children had lots of fun doing star jumps, press ups and jogging on the spot!

Multi Lingual Singing Festival

February 2016

Children have worked really hard to learn and sing a song in a foreign language. They then performed the songs in our very own Multi Lingual Singing Festival. All year groups were fantastic, however we do need to decide which year group will represent us at the city festival in June. Click on the play arrow to hear the recordings.

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

More Articles ...

  1. Sarah Holt - Sportivator