Children were able to develop a greater understanding of their immediate environment and local area by visiting the local shops. They walked in small groups to a local shop to buy some fruit and vegetables. Children have been encouraged to develop a greater awareness of the different roles that people have and how they effect us.
All staff wish you a great half term holiday and look forward to seeing the children safely back at school on Monday 4th June.
The children had a wonderful time dancing and singing the evening away! Even the teachers could 'floss' by the end of the night!
The children were very lucky to have a special guest on our school gates this morning. Stryda the mascot for Walk to School came to celebrate how well Elston Hall have been doing at walking to school. This is a great project where children earn badges for just walking to school.
In celebration of Prince Harry's and Meghan Markle's wedding the children have participated in a variety of 'wedding' activities. Many of these activities are closely linked to our R.E curriculum.
Here are a few photos from the day.
A huge WELL DONE to all of our Year 2 and Year 6 pupils who have completed their SATs examinations over the last two weeks. They have worked extremely hard and we are very proud of them!
We are incredibly proud of our golfers! They all represented our school with pride showing great team spirit and consideration to others. All of the young leaders that worked with our team commented on how well behaved they were and how the children acted on advise to improve their technique.
Reception really enjoyed our visit to Rays Farm; here we continued our learning about animals and the farm. During the day we had chance to visit the Fairy tale Forest, where we were able to see the Crooked Man and his house, Humpty Dumpty and lots of wild garlic growing amongst the trees. Many children thought it smelt of garlic bread! We were able to see and stroke many farm animals, including sheep, donkeys, goats and horses! We also got to see lots of unusual animals, such as alpacas, reindeer, owls and a llama called Carlos! We saw many young farm animals too, were able to spot baby kids, chicks and lambs. Our teachers all said we were very well behaved, unlike some of the naughty goats that escaped to follow us around the farm! We had lots of fun during our visit to the farm and learned even more. The children’s behaviour and enthusiasm was outstanding throughout the day, children shared their experiences and new knowledge confidently in discussions back at school.
This week we have seen huge changes. Firstly, the caterpillars all became chrysalis, and hung from the top of the lid. This was the sign to us that it was time to move into the chrysalis station, and go into the net habitat. Mrs BC carefully moved them over. One chrysalis fell from the lid at the start of the week but we have researched it, and it should be ok if we lie it on a paper towel inside.
At the end of week 3, the chrysalis have started to hatch! We had the loveliest day, watching them emerge with crinkled wings and then rest after their big adventure. Everyone was so excited and we couldn't believe how quickly they came out of the cocoon. The one on the paper towel hatched at 8.45am and we all saw it! Ben has named the first butterfly Barry, so we have named the other three Gary, Harry and Larry. Larry has really struggled to come out of the cocoon, and might not survive, which makes us a little sad.
We have learnt that butterflies release red liquid called meconium but this is a sign they are healthy. They also need sugar water (nectar) to drink, so Karammani helped put some in the habitat on a flower. Mrs BC will buy them some fruit for their snack tomorrow - apparently they love oranges!
We think we might release them in a couple of days, but we are hoping the other chrysalis will hatch soon too. His name is Colin!