The children in Class 12 have been learning the ukulele this term. They have thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to learn this unusual but beautiful instrument. They were very proud of their learning, and enjoyed showcasing it for their parents.
Year 4 enjoyed a unique school day this week, as we celebrated our Asia day. Children were invited to come dressed in Asian clothing or wear the colours of an Asian country's flag. We even had some children who drew the flags onto t-shirts.
We started our morning by making Chinese flags and fortune cookies. We then danced our socks off in the hall to some Indian music, which we all enjoyed.
After play we learnt about Rangoli patterns and the importance they have during Diwali. We even created our own designs on the playground using chalk.
The highlight of our day was tasting Asian food including; rice, poppadums', chickpea curry, prawn crackers and chapattis. It was very tasty and lots of the children were trying food for the first time which was good to see.
We hope all the children had a fantastic day celebrating our Geography topic of Asia.
On March 23rd we raised money for Sport Relief. It was an exciting day for the children allowing them to help and support others. The children took part in lots of 'sporty activities' throughtout the day, including a run around the school!
Year 4 welcomed the Fire service to inform us about fire safety. We learnt what we should do to prevent a fire such as fitting smoke alarms and closing our doors when we go to bed. Also we learnt what to do if we were in a situation where fire was present.
Musicians from Years 4, 5 and 6 performed for parents in a short Christmas musical extravaganza.
Violinists from Years 4 and 5 took to the floor with their instruments alongside Year 5 on the flute and Year 6 on the clarinet.
Songs performed included Bags, Suo-gan, Au Clair de la Lune, The Old Shepherd, Spring Time, Ode to Joy, Minuet, Jingle Bells and Old King Wenceslas.
The children have been learning their instruments for 30 minutes per week led by teacher Mrs Adams and Mrs Walters.
Year 6 had the fantastic opportunity to take part in the HEROs Programme delivered by our guests from Headstart. This involved a full day’s workshop, enabling the children to develop their skills in certain situations. Throughout the day, children were able to develop skills such as: team building, self-awareness, empathy, great listening and great communication, whilst applying these skills to scenarios and discuss how they may change how they deal with conflicts. The children thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and were able to openly discuss and apply the skills that they had developed! A great team building day was had by all!
Children braved the snow and had a wonderful Christmassy day wearing fantastic Christmas jumpers to raise money for 'Save the Children'! Children also enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch! Thank you to School Council for helping to organise the day.
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 £1035.00 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.
Children from years 3 and 4 had the opportunity to represent Elston Hall at the Change 4 life competition. The children took part in different activities where they achieved different awards for self belief, determination, passion, focus, respect and teamwork.
All children did well! We are very proud of you for your achievements and representing our school.
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.