Well done to the children who were chosen for merit!
Y6 visited Morrells Wood Farm where they were given a guided tour of the farm which involved a close encounter with the cows (which Taylor was able to name one of them Valentine due to a heart shape on her head!) as well as learning where the different parts of beef come from. We identified different berries in the hedge-row, as well as learning about the straw/hay and silage, and the everyday running of the farm.
We were also lucky enough to work with a professional chef, where we learnt different skills to use in the kitchen as well as knife techniques. We prepared and cooked our own lunch which consisted of vegetable soup and apple & rhubarb crumble. It all was delicious!
Finally, we were able to get up close which 5 day old chicks and quails! A special experience.
Behaviour was impeccable throughout the day - very proud teachers!
We received a lovely letter from the West Midlands Farm Discovery Coordinator which we would like to share with you!
"Yesterday, I helped deliver a Year 6 farm visit at Morrells Wood, and I wanted to let you know how impressed I was by the positive, helpful attitude of the staff and the exemplary behaviour of the children; they listened and followed all instructions, were so kind and thoughtful when handling 5 day old chicks, they displayed unstinting politeness throughout the day, asked lots of questions, were joyful to talk with and Kane was so helpful with clearing away after dinner. I felt I could trust the children which I think speaks volumes. It was the best visit the farmer and I have been involved with.
The staff and children were an absolute credit to the school and I hope we will work together again in the future."
The 4th October 2018 is School Census Day, so we would like to encourage as many children as possible to have a school lunch on that day. The more children that have a lunch on that day means we will get more funding to put towards learning resources for your children.
Year 3 have been having fun with their science learning.
They explored making their own skeletons using twigs and sticks in the outdoors. They then compared their creations with an actual skeleton, before moving on to naming the different bones.
Summer holidays are nearly over! We hope our families have had a happy one, and we look forward to seeing the children safely back in school on Wednesday 5th September!
All the staff at Edward the Elder would like to wish our Year 6 pupils all the very best in their new Secondary schools. You have now been given the firm foundations on which to build your successes, so make sure you believe in yourselves and aim high, as the sky really is the limit! Good luck children!
On Tuesday 17th July, the pupils took part in the annual Race for Life to raise funds and awareness for cancer research. The event took place on our brand new field and consisted of laps with a variety of obstacles along the way. Everyone had a great time as well as donating to cancer research.
On Monday July 16th 2018 parents and carers were invited to our Reception Graduation Assembly as the children move on from Early Years into Year One.
All pupils were presented with a certificate and a beautiful dictionary from Ray Ward courtesy of Wednesfield Rotary Club.
We all enjoyed a slideshow of memories from throughout the year and pupils were also presented with their Learning Journeys and Sharing Together Journals.
We were extremely proud of them all!
On Friday 6th July year 4 thoroughly enjoyed a trip to the seaside. They travelled to Llandudno, walked along the promenade and travelled by tram up the Great Orme. The children were really excited to eat lunch looking across the sea views and having fun on the adventure playground. They enjoyed ice cream and fish and chips. For some this was their first experience of the seaside and their smiles were amazing. The children behaved exceptionally well and were a credit to the school.
During the Summer term, Year 4 have been learning a variety of songs and musical terminology as well as learning how to play the Ukulele with Wolverhampton Music School. To celebrate the end of their music lessons, they performed a music concert showing off all their new skills. The children have thoroughly enjoyed their sessions, particularly the songs, and really loved showing their families and other children in the school their new skills.