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Autumn term 2020

Outdoor Learning

Outdoor History At Elson Junior School, we love to bring learning to life! Year 3 have been learning about the Stone Age in history this term. They worked outside to learn about fire. They were able to watch a fire being built and were able to smell the fire, hear the wood burn and learn to respect and understand the fire. It really helped the children to understand the importance of fire to Stone Age man as they used it to warm the caves, cook, ward off predators and for light at night.

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Children in Need

On Friday 13th November we raised money for BBC Children in Need.  The children brought in lots of coins to use to make Pudsey Penny collages in their classes.  They looked fantastic and the children also dressed up for the day in colourful and spotty clothing.  Our school value of Compassion was very much in evidence.  Well done to everyone for taking part.

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October 2020

Year 6 Persuasive Speeches

Year 6 have been writing speeches in class and before half-term Mrs Cassie videoed some of her pupils performing their speeches - they did brilliantly and she was very proud of them all!  Click on the link below to watch all of the videos.

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Year 5 Den Building

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Our Year 5 children were set a challenge by their teachers to build a den in our forest area.  They were given a tarpaulin and some string and they had to find the rest!  The criteria was that they had to work as a team and use their imaginations to create the best den that they could.  The classes were split into girls and boys teams.  The children had a fantastic time working together and really enjoyed getting inside their dens at the end.  Well done Year 5!  Click on the link to view the short video with more photographs.

 Year 5 Den Building

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Year 3 - special visitor today ...

Year 3 pupils have started a new writing project which began today with a visit from the Big Bad Wolf!  They are reading a book entitled 'The true story of the three little pigs by A. Wolf'  The children will be writing their own diary as if they are the wolf.

This wonderful story looks at the 3 little pigs original story from the Wolf's perspective - and he's not quite as bad as you might think! Or is he?

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Here is the Wolf meeting Class 3MS and the children were able to ask him questions ...

 

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Here are some of the things the children asked ...

 

How did you feel when the pig said your Granny can sit on a pin?”

“Why didn’t you just go to the shop for sugar instead of going to the pigs' houses?”

“How did you feel when you got sent to prison?”

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Hello Yellow

At a time when it’s needed most, Elson Junior children and staff, came together for #HelloYellow to support young people’s mental health on World Mental Health Day.

We invited our whole community to come into school dressed in something yellow to bring us all some much needed sunshine.  It was a super day with lots of well-being activities for the children to participate in; from yoga to designing super heroes, and their own happy badges.

Well-being Yoga

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Mrs Carr from our MSA and site team embracing the yellow theme!

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L-R Mrs Taylor, Mrs Shaw and Mrs Ryan - our Senior Leadership Team

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A back to school reflection well-being activity

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Creating Happy Badges

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September 2020 - Elson Heroes

Elson Heroes, our service club, were enjoying a forest adventure with our Home Link worker/ELSA, Mrs Hull.

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Year 6 learning to play the ukulele.

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Oli Clarke ukulele

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 Year 3

At the start of September, the whole school used the fantastic picture book 'After the Fall' by Dan Santat.  The book has a large focus on adaptability, one of our key Elson values.  Adaptability is a skill that we have all needed over the past few months, especially our children.  It was a very successful project and all of the children, from Y3 to Y6 enjoyed the book and the learning that came from it.

Here is a Year 3 class who are preparing to fly their paper planes.  They had written letters to Humpty Dumpty and were sending them to him via air mail!

Year 3 paper planes