On Thursday 15th March, Year 3 became Scientists for the day at the Big Bang Science Fair, at the NEC in Birmingham.
We always love being hands-on in our Science lessons, so this day was a fabulous opportunity for Year 3 to try new things and aspire to many different Science based careers. We couldn't believe how many different kinds of Science we saw! Activities that day included carefully controlling robots, looking at the best conditions for seed growth, exploring flooding using forces and energy and making hovercraft out of everyday things. We loved seeing the RAF jet and JCB diggers up close - they were huge!
The day was full of challenges such as building a tower using marshmallows and spaghetti, lighting up a circuit successfully and creating a racing car to race against friends. We all had a wonderfully busy and inspiring day and look forward to putting our Science knowledge to good use in our future learning. Thank you to Miss Knowles for organising the tickets for us!
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.
Well done to Isobelle who won the girl race, Millie who came second and Fred who won the boys.
The boys team came second overall and the girls came second too.
Fantastic running - well done to all who participated!
Tom from Living Streets joined us for our assembly today to introduce the 'Let's walk to school' initiative. It is a year round walk to school challenge that is going to start after Easter. He explained to us the importance of walking to school and the children contributed their ideas too, for example: it makes you healthier, it's good exercise, there will be less cars on the road and it'll be better for our environment.
Tom then explained that from the summer term, children will have the opportunity to collect pin badges in the shape of Strider! Children will need to try and walk to school at least once a week all year and Tom told us an easy way to remember this.... WOW (walk once a week).
When children arrive at school, they will let teachers know how they came to school that day by clicking on the appropriate picture on the board which will then record the results. Lots of our children come to school on bikes, scooters and even buses which all count towards achieving a badge as it's healthier for our planet.
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!
On March 22nd six children (Cameron Tyrel, Bobby, Theo, Malakai and Jared) from Elston Hall competed in a 5 a-side football competition at Wolves Dome, Compton and qualified for the finals after winning all their group games without conceding a single goal. Not only are we proud of the boys for playing well as a team but they also represented the school well by showing respect and humility. The finals will take place next Wednesday at 1pm.
Year 2 had an amazing time at the safari park on Thursday 22nd March. The ride around the park allowed us to see a variety of different animals including a pack of wild African dogs who thoroughly entertained us as they chased each other in front of our coach. We were also lucky enough to see the large, powerful lion stroll proudly towards us and cross the road in front of us.
After the ride around the park, it was time for lunch under the canopies. It was a bit chilly and not your usual lunch as we were joined by hungry ducks who kept pinching the scraps off the floor. It caused a lot of excitement! Plus we saw Mrs Perry and her family too!
Before splitting up into our own classes, we all enjoyed the incredible sea lion show where we learned the difference between a sea lion as a seal! (There are 3 main differences - do you know them?).
We then had a walk through the twilight cave and the dinosaur area before looking at the meerkats and taking a walk through the lemur wood where we found that the inquisitive, friendly lemurs are not at all shy!
A lovely day was had by all with a few sleepers on the way back to school whilst others talked about their favourite parts of the day!
The cross country has been cancelled (Monday 19th March) as the field is unsafe. New dates to be arranged.
Thank you for your understanding.
From 19th March we will be selling daffodil pins for Marie Curie at a suggested donation of 50p.