On Monday and Tuesday we went on our trip to Weston Park as part of our Victorians topic. We had a fantastic day that was filled with activities. First, we made our very own cup and ball that we decorated with bright colours. After that, we went on a walk around the grounds and saw Weston Hall. We saw a stone pineapple at the entrance and learnt that the Victorians often had pineapples around their homes to show people how wealthy they were. Next we played with Victorian toys outside, there were wooden hoops, skipping ropes, croquet, wooden skittles and quoits. Lunchtime came and we all ate our food together in the hall. In the afternoon, we dressed up in Victorian clothes, played with Victorian toys and learnt about Victorian nurseries. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day!
Year 2 have had a lovely day at West Midlands Safari Park and children thoroughly enjoyed their experience. We saw lots of different wild animals and even had the opportunity to hold some of the smaller creatures. Snowy the snake was definitely our favourite creature to touch.
We cheered for Callum the sea-lion and enjoyed watching all of his tricks. We couldn’t believe how clever he was.
A massive congratulations to our Year 4 children who came first in a spelling competition at the Girls High School. The children scored a massive 141 points out of a possible 155. Over 25 schools entered the competition!
Well done super spellers, we are very proud of you!
Reception thoroughly enjoyed a trip to Birches Valley on Cannock Chase, where we explored a Christmas Trail and had the chance to meet Father Christmas in his Grotto! As we walked through the trail, we were able to find all 9 of Father Christmas’ reindeer. We were even lucky enough to say ‘hello’ to the Gruffalo along the way!
After we completed the Christmas Trail, we had the chance to play on the park. All the children enjoyed climbing and swinging from the different equipment!
After we had had fun on the park, we made our way to Father Christmas’ Grotto where we discovered some of his reindeer resting in the stable. Along the way, we saw penguins, polar bears and Father Christmas’ sleigh. We also got to throw some snowballs with his Elves! Inside the Grotto, we saw a beautiful Christmas tree and next to the cosy fire was Father Christmas! We all had time to talk Father Christmas and share what presents we would like to receive. We were lucky enough to receive two gifts from Father Christmas, a Christmas tree sapling and a badge! We finished our day waving goodbye to Father Christmas and the staff at Birches Valley and sang songs from our Nativity play on the coach journey home.
Our visit to Birches Valley was lots of fun; we were very proud of the children's sensible behaviour and excellent manners. The children’s behaviour and enthusiasm was outstanding throughout the day, children were excited to share their experiences and new knowledge in discussions back at school.
Nursery children have visited MAC theatre in Birmingham and been thoroughly entertained by ‘Sleepyhead’ ,a funny tale about a little baby who would not sleep at night time. There was so much for the children to enjoy - the puppets ,games of peepo, music, bubbles, shiny lights, dirty nappies, magic and silly games!
Year 2 have had a bostin’ day at the Black Country Museum. Children have had the chance to ride on transport from the past, watch a black and white Laurel and Hardy film and experienced what life would have been like for a Victorian child. Children were a credit to Elston Hall and impressed the tour guides with their manners and enthusiasm.
Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Tamworth Castle where they had the opportunity to dress up as Anglo-Saxon soldiers, take part in an archaeological dig and re-enact a battle! The children were a credit to Elston Hall, asking relevant questions and impressing the staff at Tamworth castle with their knowledge about Anglo-Saxons.
Y3 had a great day baking bread on a campfire, building dens and learning about Stone Age life. What a great den this team built using an A frame technique !
October 23rd October
Year 1 had a fantastic time visiting the Think Tank in Birmingham. They learned all about the organs in their bodies by meeting Tommy the life size doll and opening him up inside. The children asked brilliant questions about the organs and some children even knew the function of certain organs. As well as the body workshop, children also spent time in the Kid City where there was plenty of opportunities of role play and construction. Children also loved visiting the science garden and had lots of fun on the car with square wheels and the giant hamster wheel! Children thoroughly enjoyed the day at the museum but they also enjoyed a little nap on the way home too!
October 23rd 2018
Year 5 had a fantastic time at Moseley Old Hall recently. They joined in re-enacting King Charles II infamous escape to Moseley Old Hall and took part in writing secret messages using quills! They even had the opportunity to see priest hole, where Charles had to hide from the Roundheads! Year 5 were an absolute pleasure to take on the trip and, as always, were excellent representatives of our school. They answered questions, listened well and showed 'Outstanding' behaviour throughout. We are very proud of you all.
Children took part in canoeing across a lake and then had to cross a lake using vines and bridges - many of them fell in! They also had a go at abseiling and climbing. Everyone enjoyed it and there were some amazingly brave children.