October 2019

Well done to the children who took part in the Change 4 Life festival. The pupils showed superb determination, self belief and teamwork. Well done and thank you for representing Elston Hall. 

October 2019

Class 20 enjoyed  music at Aldersley and Class 19 had a lesson in art.

 

 

October 2019

In the weeks before and after half term, each year group will be focusing upon a specific author in their English lessons. It would be great if you could support this learning at home by asking children about these authors and finding out what other books have been written by them
Nursery: Rod Campbell
Reception: Jim Reid
Y1: Tom Fletcher
Y2: Oliver Jeffers
Y3: Michael Rosen and Roald Dahl
Y4: Aaron Becker
Y5: Ross Macenzie
Y6: Michael  Morpurgo

 

October 2019

Paddington has been visiting different countries in the UK and teaching us about each of them... can you guess which country he had been to this week? 

 

 

Year 1 were also investigating their sense of touch this week and were describing how different objects feel. They explored the objects in Paddington's suitcase by closing their eyes and touching each object. Alex even said "I hope there isn't a cactus in there!" 

Year 1 have been learning about instructions this week and they have had a great time following instructions on how to make a paper plate fish, a bracelet, a pirate hat and a picture puzzle. 

Year 3 enjoyed investigating whether a long bone would be stronger than a short or medium bone. They tested out rolls of newspaper to replicate bones and created their own table for their data. They then thought about the results and whether this is why humans have a backbone made of smaller bones. 

   

 

Year 4 recreated a tsunami to help them learn about the effects.

October 2019

Our peer supporters had a brilliant day in Play leader training at The Way Youth Zone today! They learned a variety of skills to enable them to make our
playtimes more fun in both KS1 and KS2. They will now be working towards becoming Level 1 Sports leaders - keep an eye out for more to come! Well done guys! 


  

October 2019

Reception children were very lucky to have some of their parents join them during their Phonics Learning. Parents were able to gain an understanding of how we teach Phonics and how to support their children at home. Parents were able to gain an insight into learning in the classroom by seeing their children during a Phonics lesson and join in with some fun Phonics activities! We really appreciate parents and carers for taking time out of their morning to share in our learning.

If parents would like more information regarding Phonics or some fun online Phonics activities please visit these websites:
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading/phonics-made-easy
http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

October 2019

Thank you for your generous donations for Year 2's Harvest Assembly. All produce has been donated to the Good Shepherd Ministry.

Year Three had a wonderful time at Cannock Chase, as part of our Thematic topic of Survival.

Although the weather was against us, we showed great resilience in getting involved in the day and making the most of our adventure.
When we arrived, we talked together in the classroom about Stone Age life and enjoyed playing Stone Age Bingo. Then we moved onto our outdoor activities.  
One challenge was to build a shelter, using only materials we found in the forest. We used our teamwork and problem solving skills to create a den, and then tested it with water. There were lots of squeals as the water was tipped on and some of us did get wet!
Our archery activity used both our PE and maths skills, and we worked hard to improve our accuracy and get the best score we could.
One of our favourite activities on the day was lighting a fire, using flint and stone to create a spark. We actually did it ourselves! It was so tricky and we really had to persevere, but all of a sudden we got the hang of it! We were so proud that we had made the fire all by ourselves. 
We ended the day toasting marshmallows around the campfire. We can really understand now how hard it was for Stone Age people to survive - it really brought our learning alive!

  

 

 

October 2019

Thank you to all parents/carers who joined Year 4's P.E class. We hope you enjoyed it as much as the children.

 

 

  

 

 

September 2019

Year 1 have been busy making marmalade!