Swallows go on a bird and leaf hunt

The children were given clues this week which they had to decode and translate from nonsense alien words to places around the school. They then visited these places and identified the types of trees there were – deciduous or evergreen. Back in class they had to find out the names of the trees and plants based on the leaf structure. What trees can you name when you’re out and about this bank holiday weekend?

They also had to use a map to direct themselves around the school grounds to find common U.K. birds. What birds can you name when you’re out and about this bank holiday weekend?


News reporters in Swallows

Well would you believe it, on arriving at school on Monday morning the children discovered their classroom had been trashed! Whatever had upturned the tables and chairs, ripped our displays and scrunched up paper had left footprints and a large green egg. The children reported the incident on their own news Chanel throughout the day and have been asking lots of questions about what has happened.

Y4 Bells Last Week of Half Term!

Wow, what a busy final week of half term we’ve had in Bells!

We’ve stormed through our work on subtraction and have been busy reporting the mysterious disappearance of Rose Blanche in Wurder too! The children have written some fantastic newspaper reports and I can’t wait for parents to see these soon at parents evening!

We were also really lucky to go and visit the Jewish Museum on Wednesday afternoon and learned loads about the Jewish faith. A special thank you to our lovely parent helpers who came with us on our trip. Take a look at our pictures from the day here…

And finally, I’d like to say a huge thank you to the children for working so hard on their Harvest performance- I was so proud of each and every one of you in church this morning (and I’m sure parents and family were too!) What a super way to end our first half term in Year 4 🙂

Wishing all of you a super break- have a brilliant week, Bells!

Miss Weatherley x

Key Stage 2 School Games Day

What a great afternoon in the sunshine KS2 had for their School Games Day! The field may be water logged but that didn’t stop our fun. The children represented their house teams in a range of different sporting activities, winning points in order for their team to be crowned the champions. The afternoon was finished off perfectly with a final bonus round of ‘over and under’ in which some of the children found themselves a little wet when they didn’t handle their water bombs carefully enough! (I think the teachers had the most fun at this part though!) All the children showed fantastic sportsmanship this afternoon and the teachers thoroughly enjoyed listening to their positive words of encouragement for their team mates.

The overall winning team was Peel and their House Flag is now flying proudly in the school hall. A big well done to all the children for their exceptional behaviour and teamwork, you were a credit to Ellenbrook.

Take a look at the photographs from the day here. 



Arts Week Year 6- DAY 3

Our charcoal and chalk pictures are really starting to come together now! We’ve worked really hard this morning to make sure we used the new techniques we learned yesterday to achieve the mysterious black/white/grey tone that we need to illustrate our stories. Yesterday we worked mostly with charcoal but today we’ve also tried using chalk and pastels to add a little colour with a spooky effect.

Have a look what we’ve been up to…


Year 6 Arts Week – DAY 2

We’ve had another fantastic day bringing the stories of Harris Burdick to life, along with our own spooky mystery stories!

Today we worked with our first artist, Julie, using our photography from yesterday to experiment with different charcoal effects. We then focused on a specific part of our photographs and recreated these in charcoal which look amazing so far- I can’t wait to see the finished products at the end of the week.

Stay tuned to see our finished charcoal illustrations tomorrow, when we’ll also be experimenting with chalk, pastels and stencil effects! 🙂