AnimalsUK led our assembly today! It was amazing to meet all their fascinating friends!
An interactive exhibition to celebrate the diversity of religious beliefs held by families within our Church School family.
On 17th November, we held an interactive exhibition in the school hall as part of Inter-faith Week. There were stands representing Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Judaism.
Many families joined us in celebrating each other's faiths by taking part on the day and also through the loan of artefacts and in preparing simple crafts and food to taste. The children and adults wore special clothes to symbolise their religion and prepared their stall to share with their peers.
The children from each class took it in turns to visit each stand and more parents came to join us after school had finished. Everyone who visited learnt so much about the diverse regions of our school and enjoyed learning together.
We had a fabulous day with 'Skip 2 B Fit'! We enjoyed counting how many skips we could do in two minutes, especially when our total was more than the teachers! We all improved our scores but no-one could quite beat Hannah from Y6! She managed a massive 275 skips! Well done, Hannah! Congratulations also go to Mrs Cooper - 315 skips! Awesome!
If you are inspired to challenge yourself and 'Skip 2 B Fit' then why not join in at home. Could you beat Hannah's and Mrs Cooper's incredible scores?
If you would like a skipping rope, you may purchase one from the office for just £5.
Have a go and tweet us with your scores! Enjoy!
The school choir were invited to join two other choirs at the the Cathedral on the 8th December for the Co-op carol concert. They had to prepare five carols to sing with the other choirs and after only two rehearsals performed angelically.
We had a brilliant day supporting Children in Need. We wore some amazing outfits to remind us that some children are not as lucky as us. We raised a huge amount of money too that will help all the special children we took time to think about.
Nick Williams came to visit last week to show us his wonderful wildlife photos. We love seeing his photos and learning all about his different adventures and the wildlife he has encountered.
Do you how many types of shark there are?
WORLD BOOK DAY 2016 – a wonderful day at Ellison Boulters!
The excitement in school began well before 8am as the staff gathered; we were possibly even more excited than the children! The theme for the day was THE BOOK INSIDE YOU… We focused on what characters we would be if we were to create our very own stories. Some staff and children chose to dress up as characters from books they were already familiar with (did anyone detect an odour pervading the building around Mr Stink, aka Mrs Scott?), some gave an inventive twist to classic tales (EB will always remember The Three Little Stigs and the ferocious leopard!!), some staff invented completely fictional characters (Mrs Hauton will always now be associated with unicorns) and some staff came as themselves as they would appear in a book (although Mrs Howard absolutely maintains there was nothing fictional about her and Mrs Ainsworth’s characters…)
We roared with laughter at Mrs Carter and Mrs Thomas’s attempts to catch dogs (101 Dalmatians); Mr Chudley (a dalmatian) spent much of the day in hiding. Topsy was manning the front desk in place of Mrs Patrick for the day; Mrs Ward and Mrs Murphy spent much of the day looking for their ponies. Mrs Glover was a wonderful Mary Poppins and delighted the children at lunchtime, whilst Mrs Peachman and Miss Vinters were fantastic felines. Mr Magee was most impressive as he reeled off all the food that he had eaten as the VERY hungry caterpillar…
And the children! The children wowed us all with their inventiveness and enthusiasm. We had a huge and wonderful variety of characters who paraded proudly around the hall and it was wonderful to talk to the children about who they had come as and why. We loved the fact that so many children had chosen to invent their own character, giving lots of careful thought to the story they would map out. We are sure that we have a plethora of hugely talented budding future authors in our midst! Thank you so much to everyone for your hard work, enthusiasm and sense of fun. We love books!