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Basketball Festivall

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

A number of our children played in a basketball festival after school this evening. Unfortunately, a couple of other schools dropped out so we played amongst ourselves. The children were split into 4 teams and played a round robin. At the end, the top two teams were presented with gold and silver medals respectively. It was a good evening and the standard of basketball was impressive. Thanks to Liam our basketball coach for running the festival and for all of his excellent coaching. We hope to continue and build upon our link with West Brom Basketball Club next year. Well done to all involved this evening.

Partnership Rounders Champions

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

We brought a squad of 11 children to King Edwards Five Ways School for two games of rounders. Our children behaved brilliantly and Mr Ellicott even received an email from the teacher to say how impressed they were with us. We won our first game against St Michael’s 10-5 and following that, we also won against the Meadows 13-7. Congratulations to all who competed – we all had a great time and at the end several children received a badge for determination and  passion.

West Bromwich Community Athletics

Monday, 2 July 2018

We brought a squad of 12 children over to Tipton Sports Academy for an afternoon of athletics. All events were on the track consisting of 100m, 200m, 400m and the relay. All of our children did their best throughout, encouraging each other and showing excellent sportsmanship. The performance overall was impressive too with excellent baton changes and plenty of determined running. Our medalists on the day were Amelia with gold in the 100m, Eunice who was 3rd in the 200m, Efe was 1st in the 400m and our girls relay team won silver. Well done everyone and thanks to Mrs Hart for driving us there.

Book Literacy Assembly and Open Morning

Monday, 2 July 2018

As we have adopted a new approaching to teaching reading this year, we decided to invite parents in to see what we do. First of all the children delivered an assembly in which they all performed impressively. Following that, a number of parents stayed for the children’s reading lesson. They had a chance to look through books, see displays and even be part of the lesson itself. The morning was a success and everyone could see how we are aiming to build a love and enthusiasm for reading, which ultimately leads to better progress. Well done everyone and thank you to all those who gave up their time to be with the children.

Black Country Games

Saturday, 30 June 2018

After a successful year of sport, we qualified for the school games in 5 different sports – gymnastics, tennis, athletics, tag rugby and girls cricket. Our gymnasts came 8th and our tennis players were 4th in the Black Country, consisting of the best schools from Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton and Walsall. These were completed as one off events but Friday saw a huge celebration day with all remaining sports taking place at Wolverhampton University.

We were able to bring a huge squad of 38 children across the 3 different sports on the day. We enjoyed the opening ceremony, then went off to separate venues for the competition. Our athletes struggled a little on the track as the opposition was strong. We were better in the field events with several individual winners. Overall, we were pleased with a top ten finish, considering the level of competition.

Meanwhile, our tag rugby team had a tough day too. They played well and got better and better as the day went on. Credit to them all as they showed a a lot of respect and behaved brilliantly in difficult circumstances, with different rules to what they’re used to. Our squad finished 12th on the day and came back smiling.

Finally, our girls cricket team were probably the most inexperienced and nervous of all our competitors. They struggled in their first match, getting beat by 50 runs. However, from that point they seemed to relax and find their confidence. Following their opening defeat, they came back strong and impressively reached the final where we played the same opposition as in the opening game. This time it was much closer. We knew it was tight at the end and all of the girls performed brilliantly. They were delighted to finish second and take home silver medals but were also disappointed to learn that they lost by just 1 run!

A big well done to all of our children and thanks to all staff for bringing them along.

Sports Day

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

We have had a brilliant day at Tipton Sports Academy where we held our Sports Day. For the first time in years, we decided to do a whole school day together so all children from Reception to Year 6 took part.

The children were fantastic in terms of effort, behaviour and attitude.

A big thank you to all of the parents who joined us today.

Y3/4 Swimming Gala

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

A group of 15 children from year 3 and 4 travelled over to King Edward’s Five Ways School in Bartley Green for an exciting evening of swimming. 4 schools took part in the gala and there was a great atmosphere throughout. Each person swam two races and whilst not swimming, the rest of the children created a tremendous atmosphere by shouting and cheering for each other. The performance of the evening came from Adrianne who won the back stroke. All of our children did their best and we were delighted with our 3rd placed medals and badges at the end of the competition. We just missed out on 2nd place by 2 points- 49 to 47 so it was really close. Well done everyone and thanks to the people who organised and transported the children there.

Black Country Games Gymnastics

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Congratulations to our gymnastics team who represented Sandwell in the Black Country Games. They finished a very respectful 9th out of 16 teams.

Maths Open Morning

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Thank you to all of the parents who joined us this morning for our open morning. We were delighted with the turnout and following the feedback, we will be putting more events of this nature on in the next academic year.

Father’s Day Breakfast

Monday, 18 June 2018

On Monday 18th June we invited our children to bring their dads into school to share breakfast with us. It was a pleasing turnout as many people enjoyed bacon and sausage baps, as well as hot and cold drinks. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. Thanks to the kitchen staff for the food as well as all other staff who supported the event. Thanks also to everyone who came along, especially the dads!