EYFS Games Day

Image result for bunting clipartWhat an enjoyable afternoon we had on Monday! The children worked so hard in the sunshine taking part in our annual EYFS games day.

They took turns to…
– Race on the bikes
– Fill the water bucket
– Hook the ducks
– Balance the egg and spoon
– Collect the fish at the seaside
– Take part in a running race
– Complete the obstacle course
– Bounce on the space hoppers
…and beat the goalie!

We were so proud of the children who put in 100% and showed super sportsmanship!

It was a fabulous turnout too. Thank you to all the grown-ups who came to cheer us on and support us, especially those who took part themselves 🙂

Take a look at us in action!

Music Festival 2018

On Wednesday 27th June the school held another fantastic Music Festival.

As always the children were fantastic and wowed the audience with their talent as they sang and performed on a variety of instruments.

A huge well done to all of the pupils who took part – what a talented bunch!

Thank you to the parents who came watch and support the event – I am sure you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Have a look at our amazing musicians here!

 

The Big Sing!

A huge well done to all of the members of the Ellenbrook Junior Choir!

On Thursday 21st June the children performed with schools from all over Salford live on stage to an audience of amazed parents and the Salford Mayor and Mayoress.

After a full day of rehearsals our fantastic choir did us proud performing brilliant and confidently.

Take a look at them on stage and in rehearsals here!

Watersports Experience – Year 6

Year 6 have spent three action packed afternoons at the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre, Salford Quays.

Conditions were perfect for all the activities, which included: canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing. Each session focused on having fun, gaining water experience and learning new skills in a more challenging environment.

The children were amazing and had a fantastic time, making many more memories together.

Creepy Crawly up-date

Reception now have cocoons!

On Monday the children arrived excitedly to check on our caterpillars – they couldn’t wait to see what had happened to them over the weekend! On arriving in the classrooms they found some of the caterpillars were already hanging by a silk thread ready to become a cocoon.

The children got to watch all week as each caterpillar spun a sticky silk blob to hang from, dangled from their silk curling up their heads and then shed their skin to reveal their cocoon.

By Friday each class had 5 cocooned caterpillars!

Now we must wait patiently for our butterflies……

The Animals Went in Two by Two…

Nursery have had another great week of exploring ‘Dear Zoo!’ by Rod Campbell.

As part of our literacy work, we have created our own ‘lift-the-flap’ book pages, choosing our favourite zoo animals and writing about why they wouldn’t make a good pet. The children have also been following instructions to learn how to draw animals, using their fine motor skills to paint zebras using cotton buds and practised their tricky word recognition in the sand pit.

Through our maths work we have been learning the song ‘The Animals went in two by two’ alongside the story of ‘Noah’s Ark’. We have been adding small world animals to our boats and finding out how many are left when we take small amounts away. This has also inspired our construction, building boats to fit all the animals in, and our art work.

The children have worked in groups to make their own ‘Animal Ark’ collage! They used different materials to create a team picture and chose an animal they would like to put onto their Ark, giving reasons why.
Take a look!

We look forward to seeing you at Sports Day on Tuesday 26th at 2pm 🙂

Year 5 Whistles- Chocolate Project

In Year 5, we made our first chocolate prototypes for some lucky Year 6 and members of staff to try.

We got some brilliant feedback on what will work well (and what won’t) and feel very confident in our designs.

We are now extremely excited to be making our final chocolates and can not wait to create our advertising campaign.

Take a look at some pictures below!

Russell sets up camp in Year 1 Swallows

Year 1 Swallows arrived today to a camp site set up in their classroom! After a lengthy discussion and speculation about who might have done it, it came to light it was Russell from the film Up. He is hoping to become a a Senior Wilderness Explorer but the strong Manchester winds had blown some of his pages from his notebook away. So, it was up to the children to use orienteering skills to locate the missing pages. They all gained their orienteering badge which they put on their sashes they made too.

This afternoon the children have started researching one of the names in Russell’s notebook, Sir Ernest Shackleton. They have learnt so far that he was a polar explorer, wanting to be the first to cross Antarctica from one end to the other. He travelled on a ship called Endurance that became ice packed but we don’t know yet whether he was successful…