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.
On the 13th and 14th March year 1 went to Weston Park to find out about Victorian Toys. We had a fantastic day! When we arrived we all dressed up in Victiorian clothes. Some of us were dressed as rich people, some of us were maids or butlers and some of us dressed as Victorian children. We learnt how Victorian people greeted each other- the boys would bow and girls would curtsey. We found out about a Victorian Houses- Did you know they only had a toilet at the bottom on the garden so they had to have a chamber pot under their bed at night?
We had a lot of fun exploring and playing with Victorian toys both indoors and outdoors. We noticed that the toys were very different to the toys we mainly play with today. They did not have any iPad’s or any Lego! We were shocked to hear that lots of the toys we play with today were not played with because plastic had not even been invented yet! Victorian toys were mainly made from wood and string, they cost a lot of money and were made by hand not in factories like today. Some poor children even had to make their own toys and dolls from objects such as old brooms and socks because they could not afford to buy toys!
The children shared their thoughts on the Victorian toys they played with.
Chloe ‘ I enjoyed playing with the hobby horse, I liked galloping around’
Lucas ‘ I was the champion at skittles, I scored 9 points!’
Ellis ‘ I liked the tumbling monkey, it looked funny when it fell down’
Ethan- ‘The hoops were the best but it was tricky to control them’
Leela- ‘ I learnt how to play skipping games’
Evie- ‘ I liked the dolls house because it had lots of rooms’
Could you please complete and return the parent view questionnaire as soon as possible please.
All information collected will be taken into account as we plan further improvements and developments to the school.
Five Year 6 girls played in a 5 a-side football tournament at Wolves Dome, Compton, where they progressed from their group after only conceding one goal. They then went on to beat Wolverhampton Grammar in the semi final before being crowned champions after claiming victory against Villiers in the final.
Well done girls!
Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, several Harry Potters and even Pippi Longstocking made an appearance at Elston Primary School during our World Book Day! Children spent the week focusing on a particular author and shared their learning in a special World Book Day assembly!
Unfortunately, due to the school closure, we were unable to celebrate World Book Day on Friday. We have rescheduled this event for Thursday 8th March.