Year 4 had a fantastic time at Birmingham Sealife Centre. There were many highlights of our visit such as watching the feeding of Gentoo Penguins, getting up close with giant rays and Reef Sharks in the Ocean Tunnel, jumping aboard the Polar Express in the 4D cinema and a surprise visit from Santa! The children behaved impeccably and were a credit to our school.
Score: Elston 2 St Stephens 18
Elston’s second game of netball was against St Stephens. The girls tried their best and never gave up. Some great passing allowed us to score two goals.
Despite the result, the girls should be very proud of themselves. Elston Hall showed great team spirit and determination throughout the game. Well done girls, we are proud of you!
Year 5 became explorers at the Space Centre. They had fantastic opportunities to test their coding skills through the challenge of moving a mars buggy. Eyes were wide with wonder in the planetarium as they went into outer space, exploring the galaxies - it was as if we were really there! It was an incredible day and children were truly in awe of all that they experienced and saw.
Congratulations to the Year 4 children who took part in the spelling challenge at the Girl's High School. We were very proud of you!
Nursery children travelled together on a steam train in search of Santa. They enjoyed a picnic lunch, sang Christmas songs and saw elephants, a rhino and deer when passing the safari park.
Then.... Santa found us on the train!
Despite the miserable weather, Year 1 had a fantastic time at the Black Country Living Museum today. We braved the rain and had a walk around the museum where the boys were very polite and allowed the girls to enter the buildings first. We also enjoyed visiting St James's Infant school where the strict headmaster showed us what it would be like if we were at school in 1912. Children certainly prefer school in the 21st century after experiencing handwriting with hooks and hangers on a slate and having hand inspections. Before the end of the day, children were able to learn about toys from the past and had the opportunity to play with a wide range of old and modern toys. They were amazed to learn that poor children in the past would only have had one or two wooden toys to play with... if they were lucky!
Class 12's children and parents had a brilliant time at Sports Soccer's PE Parent morning! We had lots of fun and games, including Archery and our competitive sides only came out a tiny bit! Thank you to all the parents who supported the morning - the children loved seeing you in your PE kits!