November 16th 2018
BBC Children in Need brought back the theme of ‘SPOTACULAR’ as the nation’s pupils were so spot on with their fundraising last year. We decided to get involved and help raise money for this incredible cause on Friday 16th November. To do our bit and raise money, children dressed in their spottiest clothes and donated 50p which went directly to the charity. School council organised the day, starting with an assembly they had prepared and finishing with a Pudsey Bear competition.
As part of the day we had a bake sale to raise more money for this worthwhile cause. Thank you to all parents/carers who sent in the most amazing cakes!
9th November 2018
The day started with a wonderful, moving assembly performed by our Year 6 children to commemorate Remembrance Day. Children spent the day creating art work, writing poems, making monuments or making poppy biscuits so they could learn about and understand the significance of the day. Some of our children had the opportunity to attend the Wolverhampton Schools Remembrance Service and marched through the city centre alongside veterans and soldiers. All the children have contributed to our wonderful school display in the entrance hall.
On Friday 5th October 2018 Elston Hall was 80 years old!
We had an amazing day celebrating, sharing memories with ex pupils and recreating school life in the 1930's for our current children. Thank you very much to our 80 year old visitors who fascinated the children with their memories of school life!
Year 1 found out about snot! What it is and why we need it to stay healthy. They carried out an experiment to find out whether thick or thin snot travels further when we sneeze!
Year 5 analysed vomit (home-made) and carried out an experiment in order to design the perfect sick bag!
We have had a fantastic Creative Week. Thank you to School Council for helping to organise the week. Each year group spent the week learning about a World Cup country. Activities ranged from researching the culture, tasting traditional food from that country, learning some words in their language to learning a traditional dance! Lots of learning took place and great fun was had by all!
Reception - France
Year 1 - Germany
Year2 - Brazil
Year 3 - Portugal
Year 4 - Belgium
Year 5 - Argentina
Year 6 - Spain
Children had the opportunity to share their learning in an assembly at the end of the week!
The children shared their learning in an assembly at the end of the week.
Children in Year 6 worked well in teams to plan and produce a product to sell to parents. They have had to think carefully about costing, profit margins and final profits. They worked brilliantly together and the 'selling hour' was very successful! We are very grateful to family and friends who supported the children! The profits have been counted and verified and the winners, with the highest profit are...….Top Sellers, with a fantastic profit of £53.09. All profits will now go towards a 'Fun Day' for the children in their last week of being students at Elston Hall Primary School. A massive well done to all involved.
Children in Year 1 were very excited to welcome Firefighters from Fallings Park Fire Station.
Joshua the fireman showed the children a presentation about The Great Fire of London and how it started. He was very impressed with the children's knowledge about the fire and how it started. The children were told about what firefighters do and that they don't just put out fires. They help people out of car crashes, get cats out of trees and help people out of canals. The fireman also discussed the fire hazards that could be in and around the home.
Each group had the opportunity to climb into the cabin of the fire engine and sit in the seats! Whilst inside the fire engine they were shown different elements; for e.g the heat detector. which was used to detect people who might be trapped in the smoke, the storage within the cabin for the firemen's helmets and the gas mask. Afterwards, Rob the firemen showed the children all the different tools found on the fire engine; such as 'Jaws of Life' used to help cut people out of cars when they are stuck from a car accident. The children also had the opportunity to watch Rob put on a full firefighter's uniform.
The children had a fantastic afternoon!
Choir attended the annual Sing 4 Summer event at St John’s Church and had the most amazing time. Children had an opportunity to join other schools in performing songs that they have been rehearsing in Choir Club. It was a great workshop to demonstrate singing skills and join in with other children playing instruments, dancing and harmonising their lovely voices. Our choir also demonstrated how ‘Outstanding’ their voices are, when they performed their own rendition of ‘This Is Me’ – wow! What a tearjerker! They certainly left everyone with goosebumps! Another lovely afternoon and another proud moment for our children!
Class 10 have had the pleasure of learning how to play the cornet and mini trumpet in their music lessons over the Summer term. The children learnt how to hold the instrument and fit the mouth piece correctly, how to find the beat in a piece of music and how to play several notes on the instruments. The children showcased what they had learnt in lessons beautifully in the music concert.