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Worcester Wolves Basketball Trip

Saturday, 7 December 2019

We all had a brilliant time Friday night watching the Worcester Wolves beat the Surrey Scorchers in their first league game of the season 93-75. It was a great game to watch and the Wolves played really well, inspiring all of us watching.

At the end of the first quarter, our dance club troupe, led by Miss Williams, performed a fantastic routine to entertain the crowd. There were some difficult moves in there, but they all kept in time and it looked amazing!

We were even joined at one point by the mascot, Wolfie, who posed for photos with us. There was lots to see and do throughout and Esi was lucky enough to win £50 to spend at the club shop from the raffle too!

After the game we had a group photo with the team as well as getting individual pictures and autographs. The players were fantastic, taking the time to speak to every individual. We now look forward to some of the players coming to visit us in the New Year!

A big thank you to everyone who attended, especially the staff for giving up their Friday night.

Girls Indoor Football Festival

Thursday, 5 December 2019

We were lucky enough to be able to bring 2 teams over to the impressive PlayFootball Arena in Birmingham for the annual girls’ futsal competition. Our A team played really well at times and scored plenty of goals throughout the group games, winning two and narrowly losing two. Meanwhile, our inexperienced B team gave it everything and got better with every game despite losing their 4 group games. Following our group matches, we played one last fixture and it was pleasing to see our B team play so well and achieve a draw against St. Kenelms.

The evening was a fantastic experience for everyone. The girls did their best and had a great time. They are certainly keen to play more football. Well done girls, thank you Mr Ginder for joining us and a big thank you to all of the parents who agreed to let the girls play at short notice. More football to follow in the New Year.

First Week of Avent

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Today in Mass we celebrated the first week of Advent. Class 2 did a great job with their readings.

 

Year 2 Balance Bikes

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Year 2 enjoyed their day learning how to ride bikes.

They had to travel on their bikes whilst holding an item and drop it off in the correct place.

The children thoroughly enjoyed their day.

“It was so much fun and quite easy.”

“I loved dropping the frogs off into the boxes!”

“I almost fell off but it would have been okay because my frog was dropped off safely.”

Basketball Finals

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Our children were fantastic from start to finish as they comfortably won all three matches to become District Basketball Champions! Including the qualifying night two weeks ago, this is 6 wins in a row and all of them have been by at least 4 points. This is an impressive turn around as this time last year in the same competition, we lost all of our games! Therefore, a massive well done goes to all of the children who have attended basketball club and worked hard to improve. Basketball is hugely popular, with a number of children playing every break and lunch time too. Thank you to Liam from West Bromwich Basketball for running our club and for encouraging the children to play. Once again, well done to the whole squad – you are a talented bunch!

SJB 10-2 West Heath           SJB 6-2 Kings Norton             SJB 10-0 The Meadows

Y3/4 Swimming Gala

Monday, 2 December 2019

It was a fantastic evening as 14 of our younger children travelled over to King Edwards Five Ways School to compete against 3 other schools. The pool there is ideal – 17 metres long and shallow enough to stand up throughout. There were a number of front crawl and back stroke races before a series of relays to finish. The atmosphere was excellent and extremely loud, with all children encouraging and cheering each other on. A number of our children were representing the school for the first time and they all did brilliantly. Highlights for us included individual wins for Margaret, Alexia and Ecotobasi as well as fantastic swims by Angel and Julia B demonstrating super technique. In the relays we achieved a first (Megan, Okeame, Margaret and Alexia) and two second places in very exciting races.

Well done to everyone who took part. You were all amazing and deserved the medals you won.

Year 1 Balance Bikes

Monday, 2 December 2019

Year 1 enjoyed the day learning how to ride their bikes safely on the balance bikes.

Year 1 Trip to Black Country Museum

Thursday, 28 November 2019

To help Year 1 gain a better understanding of their current topic on the ‘Changes within Living History’.  We went on a trip to the Black Country Museum and explored differences between toys from the past and toys now. The children looked at how the toys have developed over time. The children’s behaviour was impeccable.

 

 

Anti-bullying and E-safety

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

A huge congratulations to the winners of our Anti-bullying and E-safety competition.

Weddings in Reception

Sunday, 24 November 2019

In Reception this week, we have been learning about People who care for us. We talked about what happens at a wedding and why. To support our learning we all had a chance to dress up and take part in a wedding role play. The children really enjoyed the activity and showed great enthusiasm.