Years 5 and 6 had their first annual session with the PCSO this afternoon - today's focus being Internet Safety. The children learnt all about how to keep safe online, including information about privacy settings. The children asked lots of sensible questions and the answers added to their bank of knowledge on the subject.
We would like to send a huge ‘THANK YOU!’ to Wednesfield Rotary Club for their wonderful donation of £500 which has allowed us to purchase brand new thesauruses for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and also a set of beautifully illustrated Spanish dictionaries for all of the pupils across school to use.
The children are thrilled and very, very grateful!
Thank you to families for joining us at our Christmas Fair - it was such a wonderful event! We raised £489 for schools funds which is fantastic - thank you! A big thank you to the friends of the school for all their help with organising and running the event - it is always appreciated! The raffle with continue throughout the Christmas performances.
Children from across Elston Hall Multi-Trust Academy performed their piece to ‘Speechless’ which reflects the importance to never underestimate the power of a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, or the smallest act of caring. We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say. We have within us, the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and change the world one small step at a time.
The children were fabulous and made us all proud.
We celebrated a lovely assembly for Harvest at Edwards with Reverend Nick. Many thanks to all our families who contributed, it was much appreciated.
Year 5 enjoyed two visits from our local Police Community Support Officer. During these visits, she discussed e-safety and antisocial behaviour as well as other elements. The children were engaged throughout and were clearly surprised and intrigued by some of the information they were told. They were very appreciative and listened carefully throughout.
Year 3 and 4 were joined by a Police Community Support Officer, who talked with us about internet safety. Children in both year groups were intrigued with all the information shared. They all took part in a fabulous discussion detailing how to stay safe whilst using the internet at home. They have now become more vigilant and aware of how to keep their personal information private. A very informative afternoon. Edward The Elder are very appreciative with all the support we receive from our local emergency services.
Year 6 have received sessions from our local PCSO Siobhan which have included learning about cyber bullying, internet safety, our digital footprint and finally the difference between making the right and wrong choices alongside their consequences. The children have shown maturity throughout all of the sessions asking lots of sensible questions.
Thank you to the school choir who opened the Christmas Fair with their wonderful singing. Children had to apply to run a stall, I hope you were impressed with the successful applicants! Thank you to all parents/carers who supported our Christmas Fair. Money raised will go to school fund and Year 6 residential.
The children and staff at Edward the Elder Primary School have been extremely busy celebrating their ‘Act of Kindness Week’. They have worked hard to encourage kindness, consideration, empathy and teamwork both within school and the local community. Pupils were nominated for special awards throughout the week.
Each class chose to support a local project in order to encourage an understanding of kindness within their community and to establish important links, which has always remained an important priority to school.
Nursery pupils organised a ‘Stay and Play’ session for Teddy Edwards Toddler Group whilst Reception collected donations to support The Haven Refuge for women and children.
Year One and Two chose to write thank you letters and make pictures for West Midlands Police, paramedics, doctors/nurses at New Cross Heart and Lung Department and the Children’s Ward at New Cross Hospital.
Year Three collected and organised donations for St Alban’s Food Bank whilst Year Four presented thank you letters to West Midlands Fire Service.
Year Five made personalised cards for the residents at Waterside House Nursing Home which were presented during a performance there by the School Choir.
Year Six packed shopping bags at Sainsbury’s and planted crocus bulbs to support World Polio Day in association with Wednesfield Rotary Club.
School Choir performed at both Waterside Residential Home and St Thomas’ Church and staff supported Wednesfield Rotary Club Shoebox Scheme.
Everyone’s hard work culminated in a ‘Rainbow Act of Kindness Day’ during which all staff and children dressed in different colours of the rainbow. Each project was celebrated with special presentations made to representatives from The Haven Refuge, Wednesfield Police Station and paramedics, St Albans Food Bank, Sainsbury’s and Wednesfield Rotary Club. Pupil’s awards were presented by local MP for Wolverhampton North East Emma Reynolds and school Chair of Governors Gavin Hawkins.
What an absolutely amazing week! So many proud moments and community links…but most importantly ‘Acts of Kindness’ which have really made a difference to so many people!
Huge thanks to children, staff, families and our local community.