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!
Children in Year 5 experienced using a sports wheelchair and practised self-propelling movements. They also played wheelchair basketball and volleyball. The workshop is designed to teach children how to be respectful towards wheelchair users.
Year 4 children really enjoyed meeting the staff from Fallings Park Fire station.
They were taught what how to safely evacuate a building, how to report a fire, the dangers of hoax calls and the importance of fire safety.
Thomas enjoyed learning about 'stop, drop and roll' and said "I enjoyed this because I learnt how to live longer if I caught on fire."
Georgie enjoyed learning about how to keep safe if her house caught on fire. "If a fire ever does happen, I now know what to do."
Children in Year 5 and 6 took part in a NSPCC workshop called the 'Speak out Stay safe' programme, where they learnt essential safeguarding information.
By the end of our visit pupils said they felt empowered and could speak out and stay safe. The workshop was invaluable in helping the children:
-understand abuse in all its forms and recognise the signs of abuse
-know how to protect themselves from all forms of abuse
-know how to get help, and the sources of help available to them, including the Childline service.
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!