Although the weather was against us, we showed great resilience in getting involved in the day and making the most of our adventure.
When we arrived, we talked together in the classroom about Stone Age life and enjoyed playing Stone Age Bingo. Then we moved onto our outdoor activities.
One challenge was to build a shelter, using only materials we found in the forest. We used our teamwork and problem solving skills to create a den, and then tested it with water. There were lots of squeals as the water was tipped on and some of us did get wet!
Our archery activity used both our PE and maths skills, and we worked hard to improve our accuracy and get the best score we could.
We ended the day toasting marshmallows around the campfire. We can really understand now how hard it was for Stone Age people to survive - it really brought our learning alive!
Year 5 faced their fears and showed true grit and determination on their recent trip to Woodlands. So many children overcame fears and took on challenges that they didn't think they would be able to do - and they smashed it! Rock climbing, canoeing and vines and bridges - they were certainly tested! We are so proud of all of Year 5 for being Outstanding children, demonstrating super behaviour and attitudes throughout the whole of the day.
Nursery enjoyed a visit from a 'Farm on the Wheels'
Children stroked the animals and helped to feed them.
Reception visited Ray’s Farm in Bridgnorth for our Topic ‘The Farm’. The children had an excellent time, seeing lots of different animals, meeting some very friendly goats and taking a walk into the Fairytale Forest.
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.