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Summer TERM 2018

Hestercombe - year 4 residential may 2018

Just before the half term break, year 4 travelled to Hestercombe House for their overnight wild camping residential. 


As soon as we arrived, the sun cream and sun hats came out! Suitably covered up, we then played some warm up games to get us used to working with our buddies - the focus was to make sure that we were looking after each other at all times. 


After lunch, in a beautifully shaded part of the garden, we encountered our first team challenge. Working together, the children had to jump through a turning rope. It actually is a lot harder than it sounds! This is something that we can definitely recreate at school, though, so we shall start working on the current year 3s so that, by this time next year, they will be able to do it! 


 After several attempts and a team challenge, we made our way to base camp.  Set in a beautifully shaded part of the grounds, we set up camp. This was where the fun really started! As part of the wild camping, the children were responsible for setting up their own tents. Working together, they did, at last, manage to do it! 


Once the camp site was sorted, the children were sent off to do a variety of activities - over the next two days they would take turns to experience paintballing, climbing, an assault course and three different team challenges, including coming up with a team chant/ dance. It was all great fun! We were incredibly impressed with the children's attitude towards giving things a go! Every single child achieved something! It was great to see.



Of course, there was food and snacks dotted in amongst the activities - no one complained about the food. They may have not liked it but, my goodness, they had worked up such an appetite that they were prepared to try it! That is all we could ask for! 

After tea, we set off for our late night walk. This was a great opportunity for the children to experience nighttime without light pollution. 

After a chat around the camp fire, at about 11.30, it was time for bed! Children in a tent with friends for one night is not really condusive to a lot of sleep, so the less said about that the better! Some of them felt it though, when the dawn chorus and the sunrise burst into their tents at 4.30am! 


Another busy morning of the activities, despite the slight drizzle,  and packing up the camp site followed before we headed for home.

You should all be very proud of the children. We are. Their "have a go" attitude, their willingness to work together and their support for each other was truly amazing.  Well done, Year 4! 


PS. There are hundreds of photos! Far too many to post here. 


STEM family Learning afternoon- May 2018

My goodness! That was a popular one! Thank you to everyone who came along to the Family STEM afternoon today. It was fantastic! Exploding rockets, lightsabres, green screens, micro bits and puppet making and so much more. Thank you to all the staff and Mrs Roger's mum for helping out! 




y3 trip to stourhead - may 2018

The whole of year 3 spent a glorious day at Stourhead; the sun shone, the children impeccably behaved and Stourhead was simply beautiful. We walked for a fair few miles but there was so much to see, we didn't really even skim the surface! We were all incredibly proud of the children - their enthusiasm, engagement and their willingness to walk. All the adults who accompanied the trip said what a credit they were! Many visitors and volunteers at Stourhead made similar comments. Well done, Year 3! 





spring term 2018

Year 5 and the "Save the Street library" campaign - march 2018

We were so proud of all the children, parents, staff and Governors who got involved in the campaign to help save Street library. We don't know, yet, if we did enough to make a difference but at least we tried! We even made the ITV news. Well done, everyone! 



Homework gallery - february 2018

My goodness! Such a busy afternoon; it was lovely to see so many family members coming together to celebrate the hard work which the children (and adults) have put into the homework.  There are many different opinions about the value of homework and whether it helps towards progress or not. For us, at Elmhurst, homework is not about progress but it is about spending time with loved ones undertaking a shared task. We know that not everyone has the time to dedicate to it. We know that not everyone has the same skills base. But we also know that any support/ time spent together working towards a shared goal is time well spent! Thank you for getting involved. It is appreciated. 







family learning afternoon- february 2018

What a fantastic afternoon. Thank you to all the families who joined Mrs Murray, Miss Burgess, Mrs Vian and Mrs Mapstone for the art afternoon today. It was a very busy but calm afternoon with many, many lovely things to do. Here are a few photos from the afternoon: 






autumn term 2017

Elmhurst, ST Dunstans and millfield christmas concert - december 2017



Year 4 visit to "We the curious" - november 2017

We had a lovely day at We the Curious on Thursday with the year 4 classes. We were incredibly proud of their behaviour, their enthusiasm and their willingness to have a go. Thank you to the parents who joined us for the day.



Choir events -november/ december 2017

We are so proud of all our children who have joined us for the various Choir events this term. There have been many: Brunel Care, Street Christmas Cracker,  Clarks HQ, Clarks Pensioners and the Wells Cathedral Schools Concert. Not all children have taken part in all of them but we have had a very good turn out for each event. Thank you to the parents who have supported us as well. Here are a few photos from the different events. Wells Cathedral to follow!







family music afternoon - november 2017

It was definitely LOUD!! Thank you to everyone who joined us for the music afternoon today. Lots of instruments, body percusssion and singing! Thank you also to Miss Bridgewater and Mrs Lopez for all the preparation involved before the event as well. Miss Bridgewater is now off to rest her voice before all the choir events in the next couple of weeks. 




y6 trip to catcott nature reserve

The year 6 children had a great time at the Avalon Marshes on Monday as part of their fieldwork studies. It was a little muddier than expected but, as you can imagine, this only added to the fun!

Thank you to the parents and family members who helped out on the day.  Here are a few more photos from the day.








It is always a great honour for the school to host the Annual Remembrance Service led by Mr Ken Dunthorne and this year was no exception. Thank you to the year 6 readers: Willow, Issy, Tyler and Ben and to the year 5 children for their assembly afterwards. It was lovely to see representation from Hindhayes, Crispin and the Sea and Air Cadets, as well as seeing all our elderly friends, many of whom were past pupils. It really fills us with a sense of pride when we see how brilliant our children are. 

A special thank you to the year 5 team for all their hard work with the performance. 




homework gallery - november 2017

Thank you to everyone who came along to the gallery on Wednesday afternoon; it was lovely to see so many of you. As always, we were all incredibly impressed with the quality of work produced. Thank you to everyone: mums, dads, aunts and grandparents etc, who got involved in the making process! Gold stars to you all!

Here are a few pictures of the homework produced:





harvest service - year 4 september 2017

Wow! What an amazingly confident performance from the whole of year 4! It really is super to see so many of our children completely at home when performing on the stage. Thank you also to all the parents and families who came along this afternoon to show the children their support; all performances need an audience! We would also like to thank everyone who sent in a contribution to the Glastonbury and Street Foodbank. 





Stonehenge - year 3 September 2017

Yesterday (Wednesday 20th September) Year 3 enjoyed a wonderful visit to Stonehenge for the day. We took part in many hands-on activities including landscape building, stone erecting and dressing up in traditional Stone Age clothing. One of our favourite activities was pretending to be architects and digging out a barrow (scaled down version) to discover a skeleton! We found gold too!
Whilst outside, we experienced what life was truly like during the Stone Age by wall building, working with reeds and grinding wheat whilst residing in a traditional Stone Age home. Mind your head! We then jumped on a bus to explore Stonehenge itself. What a wonderful sight!
Many thanks to the Stonehenge team who were very helpful and enthusiastic.



Okehampton - September 2017

We have a lot of pictures of the children taking part in the activities, but the internet connection here is intermittent and slow, so we can't post many of these. We will make them all available when we return, so please bear with us if you don't see your child on the posts. They are all having a great time.


We arrived at Oakhampton at around midday, unloaded our luggage and made our way to the youth hostel.


On arrival, we went to our rooms, made our beds, (which did cause some difficulties) and then ate lunch.

After lunch we went to our first activities, high ropes,



 and weaseling.