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Archive for November, 2019

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.

Outdoor Library Art Work

Friday, 22 November 2019

Both our KS1 and KS2 outdoor libraries have been re-named and given full makeovers to help promote reading even further. A competition was organised to re-name the areas and the winning entries were ‘The Reading Cave’ in KS1 and the ‘Reading Ranger Ranch’ in KS2. Each class also chose a book character to feature in these areas and artist Matt Johnson worked with our year 5 and 6 children to bring it all to life. The areas look fantastic and more importantly, are being well used! Well done everyone.

Basketball Festival

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Our basketball team played their first games of the year as part of a four team competition over at Colmers Secondary School in Birmingham. From the very first minute we showed what a strong side we are, scoring our first basket from the very first attack and getting better and better with each game. It was great to see some of the excellent teamwork throughout and the sportsmanship was excellent too. We achieved three comfortable wins (14-2 vs St Mary’s, 8-2 vs Tiverton and 10-2 vs West Heath) to top our group and qualify for Finals night in two weeks time. Well done everyone! We are now looking forward to returning for the Finals.

Children in Need

Friday, 15 November 2019

The pupil leaders organised a fantastic film night to raise money for Children in Need. The children enjoyed their snacks whilst watching Toy Story 4 and the behaviour was impeccable.

Living Street Assembly

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Today we had a special visitor from Living Street to talk about how to stay active and help the environment. We reflected on how we travel to school and are now aware of the impact walking to school will have on keeping our bodies healthy. We understand that walking to school may be tricky if we live further away, but also know that we can exit our mode of transport a little earlier to walk the rest of the way. Living Streets are awarding special badges for those who walk to school or tries their best to walk whenever possible! Everyone is very excited to earn their badges!


Girls Only Tag Rugby Festival

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Despite the cold and rain as well at times, our girls had a fantastic evening playing lots of tag rugby in a big festival over at Kings Norton RFC. We had a more experienced side playing for the Cup award and a much younger group with several newer players competing for the Plate. Our Cup side were very consistent throughout the festival. Their attacking play was complimented by several other teachers and we didn’t lose a game. With 4 wins and 2 draws we came second overall and won gold medals and the Runners-Up Shield.

Not to be outdone, our Plate side were playing great rugby as well, performing brilliantly and with good confidence too considering their lack of previous matches. They managed two wins, two draws and one defeat which was also good enough for second place with more gold medals and another trophy for the school!

The girls all had an amazing time and I’m sure we’ll see them back playing rugby again soon. Well done everyone and thanks to Mrs Slade who came along and managed one of the teams too.

Year 4 Remembrance Assembly

Monday, 11 November 2019

To show respect and remember those who have given their lives during times of war, Y4 prepared and delivered an assembly. They reminded us about the significance of the poppies and what soldiers experienced during world war 1. At 11 o’clock we all sat in silence or 2 minutes. Y4 sang beautifully at the end of the assembly.

KS2 Outdoor Library

Friday, 8 November 2019

We have been using funding from Hateley Cross Big Local Project to improve our outdoor library. As a result, some Y6 pupils helped Matt our artist paint characters chosen by each class onto their class pod. The artist was very pleased by the work ethic of the pupils who helped.