Welcome back to the new academic year at Elston Hall! We hope that you had a fantastic holiday and the children have been able to recharge their batteries!
Homework in Year 6 will be a little different to other year groups as we focus on consolidating learning but also exposing the children to test style questions. The children will be given English, reading and maths homework fortnightly on a Monday. They will be stapled together or formed as a booklet. This homework will then be stored, in a folder, in their drawer. Sometimes we may give additional art or thematic homework. Children will be expected to complete a reading journal activity once a week, more details will be given to the children in the first week.
Phonics will mainly be class based this year with a couple of groups set across the year group. Children will receive 10 spellings on a Wednesday, to be tested on the following Wednesday. Additionally, children will also receive 10 spellings from their class teacher, which are related to their age, these will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.
Due to missing swimming last year, we are pleased to offer each class half a term of swimming. Classes 19 and 20 will be in autumn 1 followed by class 21 in autumn 2. Please ensure swimming kits are in school on a Friday.
Our PE sessions are as follows:
Class 19 – Monday and Friday (Swimming)
Class 20 – Thursday and Friday (Swimming)
Class 21 –Thursday and Friday
Please be aware that these sessions may be flexible, therefore children need a PE kit (consisting of black shorts, a white top and pumps) in school at all times. As we get into the winter months, children will need an outdoor kit. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days.
We have a fantastic topic this term linked to chocolate where the children will be learning about the continent of North America and in history they will be learning about the Mayans. Hopefully we will be able to go to Cadbury World later in the term.
Our residential has already been booked (June 2021) to Laches Wood. We can take the entire year group at the same time, which will allow the children to share the experience with their peers and enjoy some fantastic memories before they move on to a variety of secondary schools. More details will follow about this in the next couple of weeks.
We look forward to working with you over the next year to ensure your children have a pleasurable and valuable last year. Year 6 is a very important year and we look forward to excellent progress being made. If you have any concerns or worries, please arrange a time to speak to one of us, as you play a vital role in your child’s education.
Mrs Tromans Mrs Howell Miss Fellows Mrs Foster
Class 21 (Year Leader) Class 21 Class 20 Class 19
Fun Day and BBQ
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Year 6 had an amazing final trip visiting Laches Wood. They tested their nerves, stepped out of their comfort zones and faced their fears! A fantastic day had by all, making memories with super team work! Proud teachers!
Year 6 have had a fantastic day for the introduction to Crime and Punishment - Guilty as Charged thematic unit. Lots of detective work to uncover who has stolen the football trophy. We had four suspects: Miss Foster, Mr Green, Mrs Webster and Mr Cosnett.
Children analysed the crime scene, completed chromatography and looked at finger printing. How could you Miss Foster!!
What a wonderful day?
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CLICK HERE for Topic lesson 20.1.21
Maths Home Learning W/C 18th January 2021
Click on the icon below to register an interest in Moreton's Virtual Open Day.
NEWA website: CLICK HERE
We’re delighted to be able to announce the details of our open e-vents for September. Students and their parents will be able to access and experience a whole range of virtual experiences and activities which will help them make a decision about their secondary school in September 2021.
Families are encouraged to register their interest in our open events so they don’t miss out on any of the planned activities. The form takes 2 minutes to fill in and can be found here: CLICK HERE
Principal, Craig Cooling, said: “We’ve come such a long way in the past 12 months despite the pandemic and I am delighted to see that the progress we are making is being recognised. Our open events last year were a huge hit and this year we look forward to building on that success.
“Of course, we are disappointed that we can’t invite families in through the door but safety comes first for everyone. We’ve been meticulous in our planning and communications throughout the pandemic and it’s really important that we provide a safe, enjoyable experience for one of the biggest decisions that a family will make together.
“These open e-vents will give families the opportunity to make the right decision for their child’s education. We are a digitally capable school with a large community on social media, we’ll be engaging with prospective parents and utilising some of the skills that we’ve learned over lockdown to provide some fantastic content for the whole family to enjoy.”
Great Elston Bake Off
Year 6 wowed us with their amazing entries. Click on the cake to see a selection.
Year 6 Christmas Science
A group of Year 6 girls have taken part in The Rainbow Bubble Dance Challenge which is taking place across Wolverhampton. We have taken part in this challenge to show support for young people's mental health and physical health.
Click on the tabs for photos from your last day! Leavers Group 2
Click on the tabs for photos from your last day! Leavers Group 1
Class 20 enjoyed music at Aldersley and Class 19 had a lesson in art.