July 2018

A very well done to all our pupils of the year. We are very proud of you!

Jasmine

It’s just dawned on me that I won’t be coming to Elston Hall again – well it isn’t mandatory to come here again. I can still remember my first day in Class 2 with the lovely Miss Owen. I remember mainly playing with the blocks and talking gibberish to the teacher that had the kindness to listen. My favourite memory was when I came to school dressed up as Gabrielle from from High School Musical and we went on the inflatables all day! I loved it. I remember in reception finding it weird when we did writing and maths because all I used to want to do was play on the computer that sat in the left-hand corner of the room. In reception, I learnt the art of sharing and being kind. Then I moved up to Class 6 where I had Miss Hannon. I remember when we first met her. She told us about her dog and about how much we’d enjoy Year 1. And Miss Hannon was right! I remember celebrating Easter by going on an egg hunt. Inside the eggs were letters that ended up spelling out the word ‘Easter’. That day, Miss Hannon had put me in charge of ticking off the eggs. I felt like a teacher. Year 1 taught me to be generous and help others. Next I was in Class 9 with Mrs Perry. Year 2 was when I realised that you need determination and hard work for S.A.T.’s. This was when I really developed into a hardworking girl who wanted to learn more. I remember being in an English lesson in Class 7 with Mrs Callaghan. We were doing a description about the Gruffalo and we started to have a laugh about how she had started writing in red and changed the colour halfway through a word. I remember then moving into Class 10 with Miss Spencer – who I’d had for phonics in Year 1. I remember when we met her and we wrote a postcard for a character from a book. Year 3 taught me maturity and sensibility. Next, I was in Class 13 with Mrs Guest. I loved Year 4. Especially at Conwy. I shared a room with Lydia, Simrah and Mya. On the second Morning, I remember tricking Mya that she missed breakfast because she slept in so late, she actually believed us. Year 4 gave me a lesson in being fragile with people’s feelings. Then I moved up to Year 5 when a pigeon flew into the window during an English lesson and we all laughed our heads off. In Year 5 my confidence grew. In Year 6 I was taught the lesson of believing in myself. I’m going to miss all my friends and previous teachers. I want to say thank you to everyone that has helped me grow into the individual I am today. I would like to finish off with my favourite quote, “Everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their life because we overcometh the world”. I will miss you Elston Hall. Sorry for going on.

 

Aimee

When I first came to Elston Hall I was so scared that I couldn’t even talk to the teacher – I was that scared! Now I am in Year 6 and I landed one of the main parts in the end of year play, performing in front of more than 100 people. My confidence has really grown during my time at Elston Hall. It has been a journey. One that I have really enjoyed.

 

Mya

I have been here since nursery


We have had a lot of great memories
I remember doing the register in nursery
Luckily quite a few of my friends are coming to high school
Love you all and going to miss you


Me and my bestie and only been close friends since the start of Year 6
I will miss everyone
So, Brecon Beacons was the best residential
So, I have seen a different side to my friends this year


You will all have an amazing time in Year 6 
Obviously, S.A.T.’s is going to be hard at times, but not all the time
U just enjoy your last year at primary!

July 2018

What a fantastic disco and BBQ for our Year 6 Leavers last night. Everyone danced the night away and had a brilliant time. There were a few tears at the end of the night but everyone enjoyed it - even the teachers showed off a few of their moves. A massive thank you to everyone who stayed to help - in particular to Mr Grayson for a very tasty BBQ. A lovely end as the children get ready to say goodbye!

 

 

Best of luck Year 6 for your new adventures, we wish you all the very best for a bright future!

July 2018

Year 4 getting to grips with their hand signals!

 

 

July 2018

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! More photos to follow!

The children shared their learning in an assembly at the end of the week.

 

 

 

13th July 

Unfortunately we are having problems with our phone lines and cannot receive incoming calls at the moment.  We are trying our best to rectify the problem as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

July 2018

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.

 

 

 

 July 2018

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!

 

 

July 2018

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!

 

 

 

 July 2018

Zaara from Year 4 took to the stage at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre after winning part of a regional competition. Zaara drew an advert for local firm ERA as part of the Express & Star 'Design an Ad Competition.' Her design was the winning one chosen from all the other Elston Hall entries. Zaara was presented with her entry framed, a certificate and a Waterstones voucher at the ceremony on July 3rd. ERA also gave Zaara and her family an annual pass for the Black Country Museum and a goody bag. Elston Hall won a cheque for £50. Other winners from across the region also won prizes for their winning entries for adverts for other local companies. Well done Zaara! 

 

 

 

Zaara's caption, "Thanks phone for letting me know!"