During the Autumn term and the beginning of this half term, Year 4 have been learning a variety of songs and musical terminology as well as learning how to play the violin with Wolverhampton Music School. To celebrate the end of their music lessons, they performed a short music concert showing off all their new skills. The children have thoroughly enjoyed their sessions and really loved showing their families and other children in the school their new skills. We are now looking forward to our new instrument - The Fife.
As part of our theme ‘Up, Up and Away’ Sergeant Beards from Wednesfield Police Station brought his police car into school to show the children in Early Years. He taught us all about the lights, colours and sirens. He even allowed us to sit in the car with our friends! He showed us his uniform and answered lot of questions…We had lots of fun!
Years 1, 2 and 3 performed ' A Day To Remember' for their Christmas production. The children helped the teachers to write the script and it was about a family that nearly forgot about the true meaning of why Christmas is celebrated. All children took part in the production through singing, dancing or acting. Furthermore they performed 'Away In A Manger' using sign language.
The children worked extremely hard preparing for their concert and their efforts paid off with an outstanding performance. We even had guest appearances from Strictly Come Dancing, X - Factor and the Queen !
Well done children, parents and staff for working together to make our concert a great success.
The children from Reception to Year 6 were treated to a performance of 'Beauty and the Beast' by The working Theatre Company. It was a fantastic performance and the children (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Singing and dancing was plenty throughout and all of the children had the opportunity to take part.
Thank you to parents/carers who helped us to support this worthwhile cause.
The children and staff looked great in their spotty clothes! A big thank you to everyone who sent cakes in for our bake sale - the cakes were fantastic!
On Friday 3rd November, children from Key Stage 2 watched a live First Aid show during school time hosted by St John’s Ambulance.
The Big First Aid lesson is a live show which is broadcasted nationally which includes practical elements, animations and interactive activities that aim to give our children lifesaving skills.
This year it was themed around the familiar scenario of Fire-work night, with a ‘Vlog’ presentation style, pupils observed real-life first aid situations that they could relate to, as well as demonstrations of relevant first
aid techniques, including important bonfire night safety tips.
As this event is run by St John’s Ambulance it aims to make first aid accessible, easy to learn and fun to all ages.
On Monday 24th November the woodwind players from Edward the Elder performed in a concert at the Music School, Graiseley. The concert included children from across the city, playing a real variety of music. Some were preparing for exams and others were using the concert for performance practice. The audience were 'wowed' by our rendition of Fleur East's 'Play that Sax' complete with finger clicks. The children enjoyed playing to an audience of over a hundred people and were also able to listen to some more advanced players from Wolverhampton secondary schools. Well done to all who joined in.
West Midlands Fire Service visited year 4 on Wednesday 1st November. The firefighters talked to the children about various hazards, causes of fire and what they should do in case of a fire. The children were shown various ways to stay safe and rules they should follow, as well as where smoke alarms should be placed in the home. Year 4 children really enjoyed learning about this, particularly the chance to practice 'STOP, DROP and ROLL' to put out a fire.
Early Years Foundation Stage Mums enjoyed a special treat for Mother's Day.
Over 60 mums came, took part in 'Stay and Play' activities including creative/biscuit decorating, enjoyed a picnic in the hall and snuggly story time together. All mums took home a daffodil and a poem.