On Friday 23rd March the staff and pupils took part in a danceathon in aid of Sport Relief 2018. Staff and pupils were encouraged to dress up in their sportiest outfits and show of their best dance moves! Everyone involved had a great time and really looked the part, dancing along to their favourite music.
Quotes form the children:
'The best bit was the music. I love 'Let It Go'.
'We did our best silly dancing, it was the Chicken Dance!'
'The teachers looked really good'.
'It was kind of fun because I could exercise'.
'My favourite song was Katy Perry'
We are very proud to confirm that the total we raised for Sports Relief was £73.47. Special thanks to our School Council who conducted the Sport Relief assembly — we are very proud of you. Thanks again to families who made such kind donations.
What a fantastic day we all had as we enjoyed our annual Mother’s Day Celebrations event in Early Years! Mums, Aunties and Grandmas were all invited to attend and astonishingly over 60 of them did so! A session of ‘Stay and Play’ activities included decorating biscuits and Mother’s Day creative crafts. This was followed by cakes, biscuits and juice in our school hall which everyone thoroughly enjoyed! The session ended with a quiet IWB story and lots of cuddles and snuggles together. This was lovely to see! After a Mother’s Day poem and a missive ‘Hip, Hip, Hooray’ all our special guests received a flower and a giant ‘I love you!’ from their little ones. What a wonderful way to celebrate such a special event!
On Friday 16th March, the children and staff celebrated World Book Day following the previous cancellation due to the poor weather. All children and staff dressed as a character from a selection of chosen authors - Roald Dahl, Julia Donaldson and David Walliams. As ever the costumes were spectacular and very original. The whole school thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the day was a huge success!
Quotes from pupils:
"It was so much fun to dress up as our favourite characters."
"It was great because we were all unique."
"Today was full of wonderful surprises!"
"We were able to show our creativity and teamwork"
"I loved all the laughter especially seeing all the teachers dress up, it was hilarious!"
"Everyone made a real effort, they took it to the next level."
As part of our topic on Transport the Paramedics came to visit the children in Reception and Nursery. Mr and Mrs Hill brought their ambulance to school to show all of the children. They showed us their special uniforms and all of the important equipment they use. They took us into the ambulance and let us wear their helmet. We were even allowed to sit in the driver’s seat and turn the siren on…It was so loud! What a fantastic day!
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.