Edward the Elder football squad are enjoying a busy period involving three games in three weeks.
Our first of the three was against Oak Meadow Primary school.
After a wet afternoon, we got the go ahead for the game. A combination of Year 3, 5 and 6 boys represented the school in this game. A slow start for the boys followed as 3 wonder goals by Oak Meadow were scored in the first 8 minutes. The boys heads did not go down, they dug deep and scored two goal enabling us to go in at half time 3-2. Following regrouping and a team talk led by Mr Smith, the team were ready to go back out there and pull another goal back. Within 5 minutes we were back in the game drawing 3-3. This pattern of falling behind and then catching up continued until we were again drawing at 4-4. Unfortunately the game ended 6-4 to Oak Meadow, but a great game played by all. The boys are now showing a clear understanding of playing as a team. At the end of the match Oak Meadow's teacher came over and complimented our team as a whole. This was an amazing way to boost the boys confidence and embed their understanding of sportsmanship. It was lovely to see the growing amount of children, parents and staff that came to support our Football team.
Year 5 had the opportunity to go to Cosford Air Museum to develop their understanding of the Battle of Britain. During the visit they were also able to enjoy some activities that linked to their science unit on forces - which they loved. It was a fantastic experience which all the children thoroughly enjoyed. The gasps of wonder and surprise were a pleasure to hear. They were a credit to the school and showed how much they had taken on board from our history unit. One child exclaimed "I didn't expect it to be so interesting". Well done year 5!
Year 3 had a fabulous day of learning when they visited Jaguar Land Rover on the i54.
After being split into two groups they were treated to a tour of the site, by the very friendly staff, where they learnt how different parts of the Jaguar engine were assembled by both machines and humans. They then put their science learning to the test while completing a workshop exploring friction using a car on a range of surfaces. Skills of predicting, investigating and measuring were all successfully used.
The afternoon brought the Engenious Challenge! Here the children were set the challenge of working in a team to build a four cylinder internal combustion engine with moving pistons and a crankshaft. Year 3 showed great teamwork and perseverance throughout the challenge and all groups managed to build a working engine - we may have some future engineers in Year 3!
Thank you to all the Jaguar staff for making our day fun and educational @JLREducation
Third place takes us through to the final!
A massive well done to all who took part!
Super proud of all our little performers!
Rehearsals complete! Everyone working hard! Ready to smash it tonight at Birmingham Alexandra Theatre in The Great Big Dance Off!
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.
We hope you are having an enjoyable half term and we look forward to seeing the children safely back in school on Monday 25th February.
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.
What an afternoon, the school was filled with the sweet sound of the string instruments. Year 4 amazed all, after only 16 sessions they were more than ready to show off their skills.
Every child was able to perform songs which identified beat, rhythm and pitch. Finally they picked up their violins and bows and impressed with their positioning ability. I was extremely proud of every child as the violin is a very difficult instrument to play. Four children had been selected to perform a solo and did so with confidence and pride. A huge thank you to all parents and carers for coming to support and watch Year 4, we had a fantastic turnout.
Well done Year 4!
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.