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Christmas Jumper Day

Children braved the snow and had  a wonderful Christmassy day wearing fantastic Christmas jumpers to raise money for the NSPCC! Children also enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch!


Message from Director of Education

Tremendous efforts have been made in the last few days to ensure that roads across the City are as accessible as possible.  The Council’s gritting teams have been working around the clock to cover as much of the road network as possible, as a result all major roads remain clear and traffic is flowing well.  While it is practically impossible to grit and clear all of the side roads it is clear that the efforts made so far have made our City as accessible as possible.
The weather forecasts are showing an improving picture over the coming days, which will hopefully bring an end to the disruption we have seen this week.  A number of schools have been able to open today across the City.  May I take this opportunity to offer my thanks to those schools and the hardworking site managers and their teams who have helped make this possible. 
Thank you for your ongoing efforts in getting your schools open. It would be fantastic to now see all schools across the city open tomorrow so that the children can enjoy the run up to Christmas.

Christmas Performance

Fantastic Christmas performances by class 2 and class 3 today.
It was lovely to see so many of our families and friends attend.
Thank you for your continued support.

Reception/Year 1 Visit to Cannock Chase Museum

Reception and Year 1 went to Cannock Chase Museum to visit Mrs Claus and celebrated Christmas making decorations, writing Christmas letters and making winter bird feeders to feed the animals. We had a wonderful and busy day looking and helping Mrs Claus.







Athletics Competition

A team of year 6 children visited Ormiston NEW academy to take part in the Indoor Athletics Competition. The team came 2nd - what an achievement! The children had to put their skills to the test in 6 events which included; hurdles, throwing and jumping. 

Netball - Palmers V SS Peter and Pauls

Three out of three! Palmers Cross really are on a winning run at the moment. 
Yet another excellent game against SS Peter and Pauls. We started off strong with four goals in the first quarter. 
SS Peter and Pauls came back with two goals in the second quarter with some excellent movement from both teams. The third involved Palmers Cross running away with another four goals and finally in the forth quarter only one goal was score SS Peter and Pauls. The final score for 8-3 to Palmers Cross. Another superb result! 

Player of the game: Lauren 

Netball - Palmers Cross V Elston Hall

Yet another win for Palmers Cross! The final score was 7-2. It was a close game from start to finish with both Palmers Cross and Elston Hall taking on good advantages of play. With goals from four out of six players (Ellie, Lauren, Morgan and Japneet) Palmers took advantage of good movement, good marking and good defending.
Well done to the whole team. Keep up the good work!

Player of the game: Morgan

Reading Workshop 2017



Thank you to all parents/carers who attended the reading workshop. Find below information explaining how we teach reading in KS2 and ways to help your child.







Reading Workshop Powerpoint 



Click on the link below for a recommended reading list for Key Stage 2

       KS2 Reading List


Click on the link below for KS2 question ideas.

   KS2 Question Starters


Click on the link below for a year 6 extract with examples of different question types.

Year 6 Extract




Guide to the use of Images Online

With Christmas performances approaching, we know you will be looking forward to taking photographs and videos of your children.  
We now have the option of adding  images and videos to  online social networks, such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. This means that we can easily share our photos and videos with family and friends. 
Whilst this can be very useful to all of us, we must ensure we protect and safeguard all children and staff, including those who do not want to have their images stored online.

Please CLICK HERE and take the time to read our Guide to the use of Images Online.

Lego Competition


What a fantastic evening. Four Class 6 boys took on the challenge of the 2017 Lego competition. They had to build a vehicle ensuring they followed the building instructions fully. They also used teamwork, determination and excellent communication skills. After 2 hours building and programming their vehicle in three separate challenges the boys are through to the final coming second place.  Bring on the final in February.





Children In Need



Thank you to all parents and carers for helping us to support this worthwhile cause. We were very impressed with all the coins collected on the Pudsey Bears! Children and staff looked great dressed in rainbow colours!

We will let you know how much we raised as soon as possible.

There will be more photographs to view on year group pages and under 'Theme Days' shortly. 









Football Success!

Palmers Cross start with a great win!

Well done to the school football team at Palmers Cross Primary School.  They played their first match of the season against
SS St Peters and Paul on Tuesday 14th November.

The result was a super 10:1 victory. This is our best result EVER!

Keep up the excellent training and hard work.

Multi-Academy Trust

On 1st November Goldthorn Park converted to be part of the Elston Hall Multi -academy Trust. Children from across the Trust visited the school to join in their celebrations, it was a thoroughly enjoyable occasion. We are pleased to have them join our ‘team.’

Netball Success!

On Thursday 9th November, Palmers Cross headed across the city, to Wilkinson Primary School, in Bilston to embark on the first netball match of the year!

It was a fantastic game and Palmers Cross were able to show off everything they have been working on during training.

The final score was an amazing win for Palmers Cross, with a winning score of 18 goals, to Wilkinson’s 9.


Anti Bullying Week

School Council have been thinking about Anti-Bullying Week which takes place this year between 13th and 17th November.  The theme this year is 'All Different, All Equal'. 

During Anti-Bullying Week we want to:

- empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique

- help children and young people understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school.

- to celebrate what makes us ‘all different, all equal’ and celebrate difference and equality

Click on the links to see the Anti-Bullying posters School Council have created to be displayed around school.

Anti-Bullying Posters


Diversity Event - 2nd November 2017

As a Trust, we are dedicated to working together and promoting all of our achievements. This year Palmers Cross, Edward the Elder and Elston Hall Primary School joined together to take part in Wolverhampton City's Diversity event. Boys, girls and staff from all three schools spent the weeks leading up to the event, working hard to create a stunning dance which they performed on stage at the Civic Theatre, along-side many other schools from across the city. This was the 30th year this event has been part of Wolverhampton's city calendar, it challenges schools to use the creative arts to celebrate the strength of diversity in our city.

We are so proud of their fantastic performance!

The Big First Aid Lesson

On  Friday 3rd November, children from Key Stage 2 will be watching a live First Aid show during school time which will be hosted by St John’s Ambulance.

The Big First Aid lesson is a live show which is broadcasted nationally which includes practical elements, animations and interactive activities that aim to give our children lifesaving skills.

This year it is themed around the familiar scenario of Fire-work night, with a ‘Vlog’ presentation style, pupils will observe real-life first aid situations that they can relate to, as well as demonstrations of relevant first

aid techniques, including important bonfire night safety tips.

As this event is run by St John’s Ambulance it aims to make first aid accessible, easy to learn and fun to all ages.


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