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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
On Thursday 8th December children were encouraged to wear Christmas jumpers and make a donation to the 'Save the Children' charity.
School Council have organised a range of fundraising activities to raise money for this worthwhile cause.
A Bake Sale
Guess the number in the jar
Writing a song/rap competition
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!
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.
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.