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School Open 12.12.17

Monday 11th December 2017

School will be open tomorrow (Tuesday 12th December).
Please wrap children up in hats, gloves and scarfs as well as waterproof outdoor shoes. We would also ask that children bring 'indoor' shoes to change into, or they can use their school pumps. 
Thank you for your support with today's closure, please travel carefully and we will see you all tomorrow.

Edward the Elder, Elston Hall, Goldthorn Park and Palmers Cross Schools will all be open on Tuesday 12th December 2017.


Athletics Competition

Eslton Hall had a huge success at the Sports Hall Athletics. Two teams represented Elston Hall where they competed with other schools across Wolverhampton. The children enjoyed a various of activities.
One of our teams came 5th and the other team came first place. This means they will now go through and compete at the City Finals in January. Well done to both teams and thank you for representing our school. 

Reception Visit to Birches Valley

Reception thoroughly enjoyed a trip to Birches Valley on Cannock Chase, where we explored a Christmas Trail and had the chance to meet Father Christmas in his Grotto! As we walked through the trail, we were able to find all 9 of Father Christmas’ reindeer. We were even lucky enough to say ‘hello’ to the Gruffalo along the way! After we completed the Christmas Trail, it was time for lunch! It was one of the quietest times of the day and we all enjoyed our packed lunches. After we had eaten, we made our way to Father Christmas’ Grotto where we discovered some of his reindeer resting in the stable. Inside the grotto, we saw many Christmas trees and had the chance to observe a scene from the Nativity. We all had time to talk to Father Christmas and share what presents we would like to receive. We were lucky enough to receive two gifts from Father Christmas; a Christmas tree sapling and a badge! We finished our day waving goodbye to Father Christmas and the staff at Birches Valley and sang songs from our Nativity play on the coach journey home.

Our visit to Birches Valley was lots of fun; our teachers were very proud of our sensible behaviour and excellent manners. The children’s behaviour and enthusiasm was outstanding throughout the day, children were excited to share their experiences and new knowledge in discussions back at school.     

For more photographs from the day click on 'About Us' on the Homepage and then select 'Educational Visits'.

Change 4 Life Competition

Last week children from years 3 and 4 had the opportunity to represent Elston Hall at the Change 4 life competition. The children took part in different activities where they achieved different awards for self belief, determination, passion, focus, respect and teamwork.
All children did well! We are very proud of you for your achievements and representing our school.

Netball V Palmers Cross

Team: Millie (Y6) Antonia (Y6) Amelia (Y6) Alfie (Y6) Jewell (Y6) Georgie (Y5) Violet (Y5)

Firstly a massive well done to the netball team who represented Elston Hall in our second match. We knew we were up for a tough game against Palmers Cross as they are an established team who have been playing together for over a year. Palmers got off to a great start and were 2-0 up by the end of the first quarter. During the second quarter Elston fought hard, there was lots of interceptions by both teams and at the end of the quarter it was 3-2 to Palmers. Goals were scored for Elston by Alfie and Jewell. After another swap of positions, the 3rd quarter was a difficult one and the experience of Palmers team began to show as they pulled ahead with the quarter ending 6-2 to Palmers. The final quarter was a great battle. The players were up and down the court and all battled well. The final score was Palmers 7 Elston 2. 

Player of the match: Jewell

Guide to the use of Images Online

With Christmas performances approaching, we know you will be looking forward to taking photographs and videos of your children.  
We now have the option of adding  images and videos to  online social networks, such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. This means that we can easily share our photos and videos with family and friends. 
Whilst this can be very useful to all of us, we must ensure we protect and safeguard all children and staff, including those who do not want to have their images stored online.

Please CLICK HERE and take the time to read our Guide to the use of Images Online.


Netball Report

Team: Millie (Y6) Tegan (Y6) Amelia (Y6) Kiera (Y6) Jewell (Y6) Georgie (Y5) Violet (Y5)

We got off to a fantastic start and after the first quarter we were drawing 1-1. After a quick change of positions – there is a strict rotation system to follow in High 5 netball – both teams were neck and neck. By the end of this quarter Wilkinson were just ahead 5-4. Another position swap and this quarter involved lots of play in the centre third.  Both teams made lots of interceptions and after a hard fought 6 minutes, the quarter ended  Elston 5 Wilkinson 7. Following a quick breather, the final quarter began. Wilkinson took a bit of lead but the Elston Team fought hard and the final score was Elston 7 Wilkinson 9. 

A huge well done to the girls who represented us in our first netball match, they all behaved impeccably. Mrs Tromans and Miss Fellows were extremely proud of you. 

Children In Need




Thank you to all  parents/carers for helping us to support this worthwhile cause. The children looked amazing in their spots and we had a wonderful selection of cakes for our bake sale! THANK YOU! We will let you know how much we raised as soon as possible. 








Multi-Academy Trust

On 1st November Goldthorn Park Primary School joined Elston Hall’s Multi-Academy Trust. Some of our children went over to Goldthorn on the day of the conversion to share their celebrations! The steady growth of the Trust is proving valuable, ensuring continuous sharing of good practice, and of course improving the outcomes for all our children!

Year 4 Visit to Tamworth Castle

Year 4 students enjoyed their trip to Tamworth Castle where they had the opportunity dress up as Anglo-Saxon soldiers. The children were able to become archaeologists and dig for Anglo-Saxon artefacts.
The children enjoyed the tour of the castle where they could see how the Anglo-Saxons lived.

Anti Bullying Week

 Anti-Bullying Week which takes place this year between 13th and 17th November.  The theme this year is 'All Different, All Equal'. 

During Anti-Bullying Week we will deliver assemblies and lessons in order to:

- empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique

- help children and young people understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school.

- celebrate what makes us ‘all different, all equal’ and celebrate difference and equality


Year 2 Visit to Black Country Living Museum




Year 2 enjoyed a fantastic but chilly day out at the Black Country Living Museum as part of our History topic of transport through time. Children had the opportunity to ride on a tram and a bus through the village and to discuss how this transport was used in the past. Children were fascinated to see a canal boat from the past and the small area that families would have lived in. We were all excited to experience a cinema trip and to view a film that was over 100 years old. We had a fantastic day and we wish we could have stayed longer.

To see more photographs click on 'About Us' on the Homepage and select 'Educational visits'.