Eligible groups including parents/carers, household bubbles and childcare bubbles of those attending early years and education settings can collect Covid-19 home test kits from 3 community rapid test sites.
• Ashmore Park Hub – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8.00 – 11.00am
• Pendeford Library – Monday to Sunday 7.00-11.00am
• Civic Centre – Saturday and Sunday 10.00 - 1.00pm
These sites are in addition to the 4 current test sites located at Showell Road car park, Blakenhall Resource Centre, Faulkland Street car park and Mountford Lane car park, which are open for collection on home tests 2.30-8.00pm daily.
CLICK HERE for details of all the sites.
Marie Curie daffodils are now available in school for a suggested donation of £1.
Children enjoyed coming to school dressed as Superheroes in aid of Comic Relief 2021.
They took part in a range of activities including walking and running around the playground perimeter a total of 330 times!
Well done everyone. Click on the box below for photos from the day.
Computing - Stop Motion
Year 4 worked with Mr Ashton from Squirrel Learning on some digital animation. We used Koma Koma on the iPads to create animations by moving objects one frame at a time, our challenge was to create a sequence 100 frames long in order that it would be a smooth animation! We challenged ourselves further by creating an animation which included more than one object. Our learning was then saved and uploaded so Mr. Ashton could see our creations.
Following our amazing poems receiving second prize in the West Midlands Regional poetry competition celebrating ‘Harvest’ we were lucky enough to meet Brian Hainsworth, Regional Education Consultant, virtually. He gave us a tour of the farm and talked to us about the farm animals. We were each then presented with our prizes – a notepad and pen. We also have a class certificate.
We were all very proud of ourselves and our efforts.
Even though most of us are not yet back at school we have loved every minute of World Book Day 2021! From dressing in pyjamas for bedtime stories to sharing our books on Teams… from finding ‘unusual places to read’ to completing fun learning about our favourite books! What a fabulous day full of fun and learning!
Click on the boxes for a selection of photos from the day.
Key Stage 2 were lucky enough to be part of the virtual tour with The Children's Bookshow, watching Michael Rosen live. He shared some of his well known stories and poems - he is so inspiring!
As part of ‘Well-Being Wednesday’ and our initiative to learn new ‘life skills’ during Lockdown children have enjoyed taking part in 'Edwards Bake Off'.
You can see a selection of Edward's amazing creations by clicking on the cakes.
Lockdown January 2021 – Remote learning
Home learning will now be sent directly to families via emails so work can be tailored to meet the individual needs of pupils. There will be opportunities for families to communicate with the teacher and feedback to be given.
Teachers will also provide daily TEAMs meeting with the children to share stories and discussions. Each day children will receive Maths and English lessons plus one other subject to ensure the full curriculum is covered across the week. Work will be matched to the learning the children would have received in school but obviously adapted to enable the children to access it independently. Teachers will also encourage children to access online resources such as MyMaths, Purple Mash and Oxford Owls, if your child has lost or not received log-ins for these accounts please contact school.
We appreciate that home- schooling can create issues for families and additional stress during a very difficult time however it is important that children are encouraged to complete work each day where possible.
If you do not have access to technology for remote learning, would prefer 'paper' copies of work or are having difficulties in motivating children to complete work then please contact school who will be happy to offer support where they can.
Firstly, can we express our apologies for this late communication, however as I am sure you appreciate there has been a lot for schools to deal with over the last few days. As you are probably aware, the numbers of positive Covid cases have been rapidly increasing in Wolverhampton and this has impacted on the staffing within our schools. The number of cases in Wolverhampton mirrors the major rise in London.
An unfortunate consequence of this, is that we will not be able to open Edward the Elder to your children tomorrow (5/1/21) as we had previously, planned. This is due to severe staffing shortages. This is not a decision that we have taken lightly but we have to put the safety of your children as our priority. School will be closed for the remainder of this week and we will review the situation later in the week and will subsequently contact you regarding week beginning 11.1.21.
School will be open for our vulnerable pupils and those children of key workers during this time. In a similar way to the previous ‘lockdown’; proof of your job title may be requested particularly if not seen previously. If you are eligible and require a place for your child could you contact the school by phone or email as soon as possible. The school day will run from 8.45am to 3.15pm – entrance will be through main Reception and exit through the external hall doors.
For children who are not able to attend school, staff will provide online learning, daily from tomorrow via emails (please ensure school have an appropriate email address for your child). Staff will also send out TEAMs invites to enable your child to join in with class stories, face to face discussions in a similar way to parents’ evenings. If your child does not have the facilities to access online learning please contact school so we can provide alternative work.
If your child is entitled to Free School Meals (not the universal free meals for all KS1 pupils) and you would like school to provide a lunch each day for them, please contact school and let them know. These meals will need collecting each day from the office from 11.30am.
Finally, can we thank you for your continued support during these difficult times.
Mrs Bridget Highman
Head of School