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Archive for October, 2018

Wasps Rugby Visit

Saturday, 20 October 2018

We brought a number of our children and some families too over to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry to watch Wasps play Bath in the European Cup. The weather was kind to us and we had a fantastic time. We managed to meet a couple of the players before the game and spend some time on the activities in the Fan Zone. The game itself was a cracker – 10 tries scored in a 35-35 draw! A big thank you to the parents who came along and helped out and to the children for their impeccable behaviour. Thanks to all at Wasps too for the tickets.

Year 5 trip to Upton Warren

Friday, 19 October 2018

Year 5 had a lovely time at Upton Warren. The weather was kind to us during the day and the children had a great experience camping during the evening. Children took part in a range of sporting activities: cricket, skipping, football and many more.

All children behaved exceptionally well. Everyone took part in team building activities and showed some excellent qualities. Their teachers are very proud of them!

Upton Warren Day One

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Y5 have had a fantastic day at Upton Warren.






Class 4 visit the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

Sunday, 14 October 2018

As part of our multicultural term, Class 4 visited the Birmingham Buddhist Centre in order to gain a first hand experience of Buddhism.

To enhance their experience, children were given the opportunity to meditate. During these quiet moments, they were taught that Buddhists meditate to help develop mindfulness, concentration, tranquillity and insight into the true nature of reality

Class 4 explored the centre and enjoyed learning about the significance of the Buddha, Buddhist shrines and symbolism.

Grandparent’s Day

Friday, 12 October 2018

Thank you very much to all of the grandparent’s who joined us in school today – we have all really enjoyed having you.

The morning began with Y6 prefects serving refreshments in the hall and then the grandparents joined their grandchildren in class for a bit. After that, all grandparents and grandchildren went to the hall to enjoy lunch together whilst listening to our school choir sing some lovely songs.

The day was a huge success so we will now ensure that this becomes a yearly event.

KS2 Cross Country

Thursday, 11 October 2018

A huge squad off 44 children travelled over to Oldbury Academy by coach for one of the biggest sporting events of the year. There were well over 500 children in total, split into 8 races. Our children were excellent and gave it everything. There were stand-out performances from Holly in 5th, Esinam in 4th and Sania who won the year 5 girls race. Team wise, our year 5 and 6 girls team came 3rd. Well done to everyone who took part.

Class 3 Visits Holy Cross Church

Thursday, 11 October 2018

As part of our school’s multicultural term, Year 3 visited Holy Cross Church to develop their understanding of Catholicism.

Father Stan kindly gave us a tour of the church, talking about mass and the different features that appear in church. A huge thank you to Father Stan for taking the time to teach us about Catholicism.

Basketball Festival

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Our new and inexperienced basketball team have been practicing hard with our coach Liam, and played in our first fixtures of the season. We made a nervous start in the first game but improved as the evening went on. In our four matches we drew 2 and lost 2, showing some good potential but lacking consistency and composure in key moments. There is plenty of time for more practice before our next fixtures though and it’s great that we have so many young players who are learning to play a new sport. We look forward to more basketball later in the year. Thanks to the staff for driving over to Birmingham for the event.

Tag Rugby Festival

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

On a beautiful evening at the Kings Norton Rugby Club we entered two teams into a friendly festival in order to get some practice in before the tournaments begin later in the term. Our squad mixed boys, girls, new and experienced players and different age groups too. The children gelled together really well and gained positive results throughout the evening. As always, they conducted themselves in an exemplary manner and it looks like an exciting tag season ahead. Well done all and thanks to Mrs Briscoe for driving the bus.

Fr Hudson’s Assembly

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

This morning we had a visit from Theresa who works at Fr Hudson’s. She came to speak to the KS2 children about refugees and how we can help people.