Key Stage 2 Blog

Eddie the Elf

Friday, 22 December 2017

IMG 1353On the 4th December Eddie the Elf arrived into Miss Willcock's class. He began his mischief by climbing up the Christmas tree! Everyone was very excited to come in and see what new tricks Eddie had been up to! Some of Eddie's mischief included building a snowman with toilet roll, stealing candy from the advent calendar, swinging from displays and having a nap in some tissues! He even broke his leg! 

On the last day of school Eddie left a very special surprise - he had wrapped up all the tables, made a snow angel and left through a magic door.

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All the children completed fantastic storyboards to document what the elf had been up to. They also wrote brilliant newspaper articles! 

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A Royal Response!

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

IMG 20171124_152532933A couple of weeks ago, the year 5 children were busy writing letters to The Queen and Prince Philip, to congratulate them on their 70th Wedding Anniversary, which was on the 20th November.

Here are a few of their letters from the display in the classroom:

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Mr Fernandes sent the cards off, and excitingly, on Friday the children got a reply from Buckingham Palace! They received the following letter from Susan Hussey, one of the Queen's ladies-in-waiting:

IMG 20171124 152541739IMG 20171124_152511058The text in the photo is a bit unclear. The letter reads: 

To: The Children in Year Five, Ellington Primary School

The Queen wishes me to write and thank you for the letters which you have sent on the occasion of the seventieth Wedding Anniversary of Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Queen was very touched by your kind messages of support and greatly appreciated the sentiments you have expressed.

I am to thank you, once again, for your thoughtfulness in writing as you did. 

Susan Hussey

Lady in Waiting


  And they also got this lovely card. 

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What thoughtful letters year 5, and the Queen was obviously very impressed with them as well! 

Brass in Concert at the Sage Gateshead

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

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We are feeling extremely proud of our year 5/6 mini band, who travelled to Gateshead on Saturday to perform as part of a group of around 90 primary children at the 'Brass in Concert' festival at the Sage. 

They spent the morning practising and getting their six pieces ready for the performance. 

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They were able to have a couple of breaks where they could have a run outside and look at the views! 

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In the afternoon, they performed the pieces they had worked so hard on in the morning, in front of an audience of several hundred people on the concourse. What a fantastic achievement - well done everybody! A big thank you to Mrs Hope and Mr Stewart for joining in and supporting the children. 

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(Hopefully there will be a video added to this article soon!)