November 2019

Thank you to all the children and parents for coming to our ‘share a story workshop’ in Nursery. We had such a fantastic time sharing one of our favourite stories ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.

 

 

 

November 2019

The children had a fantastic time on their visit to RAF Cosford! They thoroughly enjoyed the activities and showed a positive attitude to their learning and behaviour.

 

November 2019

We will be selling poppies this week to raise money for this worthwhile cause.

November 2019

Children from across Elston Hall Multi-Trust Academy performed their piece to ‘Speechless’ which reflects the importance to never underestimate the power of a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, or the smallest act of caring. We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say. We have within us, the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and change the world one small step at a time.

The children were fabulous and made us all proud.

October 2019

On Friday 25th October 2019, Goldthorn Park celebrated Diwali!
Year 4 shared their learning with their family in the hall, it was a special time for us all - we had a great afternoon. Year 4 were actors, narrators, dancers and musicians!

 

 

October 2019

On Thursday 24th October, Year 6 visited Cadbury World, in Bourneville, Birmingham as part of our thematic curriculum topic: Chocolate!
We had an amazing time learning all about the origins of cocoa beans amidst trees and waterfalls in the Aztec Jungle; the history of Cadbury chocolate; how the chocolate is made and the techniques used to create the delicious chocolate we eat today.
During our tour of the factory, we got to watch the chocolatiers work their magic as they revealed the secrets of traditional chocolate making. We then chose our favourite toppings from, giant chocolate buttons to pieces of sweet fudge, to add to a cup of warm melted Dairy Milk chocolate – yummy!

In the afternoon, we had a fascinating talk, led by Colin, where we learnt all about the Maya and Aztec civilisations. Here we learnt about the origins of chocolate in Mesoamerica; we got to hold a replica of a cocoa pod; look at the festival masks worn during the ‘Day of the Dead’ festival and the headdresses worn by the Maya.

We all had an enjoyable time and loved learning lots of interesting facts about Cadbury’s chocolate and where chocolate originated. 

 

 

 

October 2019

We have really enjoyed having a professional cricket coach in Year 4 this term.  We have learnt many skills that are needed for cricket. Most of all we have enjoyed working together as one big team!

October 2019

What a fantastic time we had on our visit to St Peter’s church, Wolverhampton, for the Open Door Project! Learning all about the church was fascinating and we learnt many interesting facts about the church and its history during our tour. During the event, we had opportunity to make our very own stained glass windows, chalices, brass rubbings and stoles. These were lots of fun to make and we were all proud of the objects we made. Have a look at what we got up to by looking at the picture gallery below.

We hope you enjoy!  

    
  

 

 

October 2019

16 pupils from Year 5 attended a massed community choir event at the church together with pupils from St Bart’s, St Benedict’s, Woodfield and The Royal School. 
The day involved taking part in fun warm-up games and rehearsing the songs –‘Sing, We Will Rock You, You Raise Me Up, True Colours and Firework’ – of which the latter song was undoubtedly their favourite! In the evening, they performed the songs at the concert which all parents attended.
The Year 5’s enjoyed performing as part of a larger choral group, and especially making new friends along the way!

 

 

 

 

October 2019

Children in Year 2 celebrated Harvest with an assembly for their parents and the whole school. A big thank you to all the families that generously sent tins, fruits and packets of food – these were kindly donated to the Good Shepherd Ministry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This term in Science Year 1 have been investigating their 5 senses. Here are some pictures of some the investigations we have carried out.

Here we are investigating and describing different smells.

We sorted different objects into different textures.

We had a taste testing session to investigate different types of tastes (sour, bitter, sweet, and salty).

As part of DT sessions Year 1 have been looking at how to make marmalade. We had a fantastic day making our own marmalade for Paddington Bear. We think Paddington really enjoyed eating it and so did we!

 

In Science, Year 4 we have been exploring how materials can change state. We can describe the particles and how they move in a solid, liquid and a gas. 
We've had lots of fun melting chocolate into a liquid and then reversing it back into a solid! 


In science, Year 6 have all enjoyed learning many facts about light and how we see things.
Year 6 have been working scientifically by investigating how shadows behave. We made some predictions and then we collected data in a table to see how shadows changed depending on the distance of the light source from the opaque object. In another fascinating investigation, we explored how we can bend light using mirrors. This was a fun activity where we had to hit a hidden object with a beam of light using mirrors to reflect the light.  This has been a great topic where we have learnt, through hands-on investigations, facts about light.