Year 1 and Reception had a fantastic day visiting Hoo Farm. They looked at all the different farm animals and found out about their different diets and habitats.
The children were even allowed to feed some animals using the special animal food and they got to meet and stroke a hedgehog and a lamb which they all enjoyed.
The day was finished off with a play on the park!
On Thursday 28th June, the school field was officially launched in preparation for sports day. This was a fantastic event with a variety of special visitors to celebrate our official launch. These included:
Councillor Gregg Brackenridge who cut the ribbon to officially open the field, Councillor Gakhal, Len Chair of Trustees for the Elston Hall MAT, Gavin Hawkins, Chair of Edward the Elder primary school, Ray and Dennis from the Rotary club and Simon from Wednesfield magazine.
Year 1 and 2 had a fantastic morning taking part in their Sports Day. They all took part in the different races including the sprint, shuttle run, bat and beanbag or ball, ball dribble and the relay race to finish.Thank you to all the people who came to put up the shelters for us as the children were able to keep cool and have a drink while waiting for their next race.Good team support was shown throughout the morning - well done everyone.
As part of our theme ‘Under the Sea’ pupils in Nursery and Reception enjoyed a fantastic ‘Pirate Day’. Children and staff dressed up as Pirates and the costumes were absolutely fantastic! We all took part in pirate singing, dancing and music in the sunshine. We also made pirate jewellery, eye patches, hats and flags. The children made treasure maps and took part in treasure hunts in the sand…with real golden coins as prizes!!! Everyone made pirate cakes with Jolly Roger flags and icing and had fun talking like Pirates all day long… SHIVER ME TIMBERS!!!!!
The year 6 pupils have been given the opportunity to take part in sessions run by British Cycling. During the sessions, the children have been learning about cycling safety and playing a variety of games. The children have loved the sessions so far and so have the teachers!
The children in Nursery and Reception thoroughly enjoyed their Father’s Day Celebrations on Thursday June 14th. We shared activities such as biscuit-decorating, football, skittles and creative tasks with our Dads, Granddads, Uncles and big Brothers. Our staff enjoyed sharing pictures and stories about their own Dads and then it was time to ‘cuddle up’ and enjoy a special story. All of our grown-ups were extremely proud of the medals they received from the children. What another wonderful day!
Year 3 had a fantastic time reliving a day in the life of a Roman which they have been learning about in their History lessons.
We began the day taking a 45 minute journey along the motorway to Wroxeter, all the children behaved exceptionally well. When we arrived to the site we were greeted by our tour leader Hannah dressed in full Roman costume. Hannah was very impressed with the children's prior knowledge and how many questions they were all able to answer.
The children were encouraged to use their imaginations in order to recall what the washrooms would have looked like. We haggled our entrance fee down from 3 silver coins to just 2 silver coins and ran the long length of the ruins. The children were shocked to hear that the men would not wash by the women because they gossiped too much. Shortly after the children were shown the remain of the toilets where they were horrified to hear the Romans would use a communal stick with a sponge to wipe their bottoms.
At this point most of the children were expressing their hunger so we went to the classroom and tucked into some very exciting lunches.
After lunch the children were given the chance to make their own Roman coin. The used a mould with the image of royalty on and then used a cocktail stick to make their own design on the back.
Whilst the coins set we were shown around a town house where the children had to use a key to identify the names of each house.
Our final activity of the day was dressing up 4 lucky children in traditional Roman outfits.
An absolutely amazing and educational day enjoyed by all that attended.
We are hoping to post a blog for Year 6's stay at Laches Wood. At this stage we do not know how good the Wi-Fi connection will be, but at the very least we are hoping that the children will be able to share photographs of their activities on our website.
We hope that you will access our website during Year 6’s stay to see what they have been able to achieve in keeping you posted about the children’s activities.
Find the blog by clicking 'read the blog' on the homepage photo of Laches Wood when it scrolls round, or select 'Year Group Information' on the Homepage and select Year 6.