Monday, 21 May 2018

Year 4 Super 4s Athletics

On Wednesday 17th May, ten children from Year 4 represented Chilcote in a mixed Super 4s Athletics tournament at Kings Heath Boys’ School.

In total seven teams took part. A team was made up of five boys and five girls. Each child had to do a sprint, a 400m run, a throw and a standing long jump. The best 4 tikes/distances were taken from boys and girls in each team and converted to points to give an overall points score for each school.

The Chilcote boys did particularly well at throwing and the Chilcote girls did really well at the standing long jump. In all fairness all if the athletes did well at all of the events.

When all of the points were calculated the finishing positions for each school were as follows:

1) Chilcote
2) Kings Norton
3) Hollywood
4) Yardley Wood
5) Hollywood B
6) Bells Farm
7) Grendon

As you can see Chilcote finished in first place overall and were 30 points ahead of second place. A fantastic achievement.

A special mention must go to James who managed to finish as the third highest scoring boy in the whole competition!

Well done to all of the children involved as they performed brilliantly!!!

Year 4 Tennis Competition

On Wednesday 2nd May twelve children in Year 4 represented Chilcote at a mixed tennis tournament held at Billesley Tennis Centre.

The children were split into three teams of four (two boys and two girls in each). The boys and girls were numbered boy 1 and boy 2 and girl 1 and girl 2.

Chilcote A and C were in the same group alongside Bells Farm A, The Oaks B, The Oaks D and Hall Green B.

Chilcote B were in a group with Hollywood, The Oaks C, Bells Farm B, The Oaks A and Hall Green A.

Each player played against their corresponding number from the other schools. Each child received 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss for their team. The teams total score was worked out after all the matches were played and this gave a finishing position for each team.

The results were as follows:
Group A
Chilcote B 26
The Oaks A 26
Hall Green A 25
Bells Farm B 20
Hollywood 16
The Oaks C 7

Group B
Chilcote A 37
Bells Farm A 26
Hall Green B 21
The Oaks D 17
Chilcote C 12
The Oaks B 7

For their final matches the teams played against the team that finished in the same position in the other group. So this meant Chilcote A played against  Chilcote B in the final of the competition. Chilcote C played against Hollywood.

Chilcote C finished in 9th place overall. Chilcote A won the final and finished in 1st place. Chilcote B lost the final but still finished in 2nd place overall.

A tremendous performance by all of the children! Well done to all!!!

Friday, 4 May 2018

Junior Choir at Oak Tree Court

Junior Choir had a lovely afternoon today, performing to the residents at Oak Tree Court residential home. We sang all the songs we have been working on over the last 2 months and everyone concentrated very well and sang beautifully.
We were made very welcome and the residents were a very appreciative audience. We enjoyed chatting to them afterwards whilst we enjoyed refreshments and they very generously gave us chocolate bars and some of us won a raffle prize too!
Thank you  very much to Mary at Oak Tree court for her help with organising the afternoon and also to Mrs Rafter and Mr Davies for coming with us. We appreciate their help very much.
Well done Junior Choir - you did a great job today and made Chilcote very proud of you.







Monday, 30 April 2018

Year 1 Tennis Roadshow

On Friday 27th April, Year 1 were very lucky as we had a special visitor called Phil from Billesley Tennis Centre. Phil ran a tennis roadshow for Reception and Year 1. Each class was able to take part in a range of tennis activities for half an hour. We learnt some ball and racket skills including throwing, catching, balancing and bouncing the balls. Everyone had a brilliant time!

We practised keeping our eye on the ball!

We had to throw the ball and clap before catching it.

We balanced the ball on our racket first standing still, then walking around.

We took our ball for a walk.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Area Gala Concert -March 2018- second blog


I have realised that some of the video clips previously posted on this blog, will not play properly, so they have now been separated into smaller clips, so I am attempting to post them again- in the hope that they will now play properly! So sorry for the technical hitches.





On Tuesday 27th March, some of Chilcote`s instrumental players took part in a Music Service Area Gala concert at the new Conservatoire in Birmingham.
They performed 4 pieces, as part of the Hall Green Area Mixed Ensemble with children from other schools, then listened to a variety of other groups from all over Birmingham.
They all performed confidently and at a high standard and we were very proud of them all.
Thank you all for representing Chilcote so well, you have all worked hard, attending the ensemble on Tuesday afternoons after school for the past 2 terms.
Thank you very much also to all your parents who have supported your practice and enabled you to attend the rehearsals and concert. It is great to be part of an ensemble like this.


Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Year 4 Mixed Hockey Tournament

On Friday 20th April 2018, two teams of four children represented Chilcote at a mixed hockey tournament at Hollywood primary school.

There were six teams in total: Chilcote A, Chilcote B, Hollywood, Chad Vale, Bells Farm and Raddlebarn. The teams played a round robing league format and played each other once.

Chilcote A started off with two successive 1v1 draws against Hollywood and Chad Vale. They then lost 1v0 to Bells Farm and lost 2v1 to Raddlebarn. They then won their final game against Chilcote B 1v0 to finish in fourth place in the competition.

Chilcote B started off with a 1v0 loss to Chad Vale and then another 1v0 loss to Hollywood. They then got a 1v1 draw against Bells Farm and a 0v0 draw against Raddlebarn. Finally, they lost 1v0 to Chilcote A to finish in 5th position overall.

The final results were:

Hollywood
Chad Vale
Bells Farm
Chilcote A
Chilcote B
Raddlebarn

Well done to all of the children involved for a fantastic performance!

Year 4 and 5 Football Final

On Thursday 19th April, nine boys from Year 4 and 5 represented Chilcote in the South Birmingham Section of the Birmingham wide competition of 7-a-side football. This was their reward for winning the local competition. The winner out of the group would progress to the next round of the competition to be held at Bodymoor Heath (Aston Villa’s training ground).

There were three teams present on the evening: Chilcote, St Bernardettes and St Johns Bosco. The teams played a round robin league where they played each other twice.

Chilcote played St Johns first and played well. They took the lead through Dylan midway through the second half but then had two lapses in concentration at the back which allowed them to score twice. This meant a 2v1 defeat in the first game.

Next, Chilcote played against St Bernardettes and dominated the first half but just couldnt break through. It looked like the second half would be the same but then Dylan latched onto a through ball and put it away first time.

In the second game against St Johns Bosco Chilcote played well again but just didnt have the cutting edge to get a goal. Then, just before the end St John Bosco scored to win the game 1v0.

In the final game Chilcote played against St Bernadettes again. Despite their best efforts Chilcote just couldnt find a goal. So it finished 0v0.

This meant that Chilcote finished second overall. A great achievement so well done to all involved!!!

Monday, 23 April 2018

Dhol drummers and Recorder group perform at the Awards assembly


This morning, our 2 advanced dhol drumming groups performed at our Awards assembly. Both groups played confidently as a team, independent of adult support. It was so lovely to see how their skills have progressed- some have only played for less than 1 or 2 years.
Well done to you all. Thank you also to Mr Singh who has taught you all every week.





Our Recorder group also played very well. They have worked hard since October, giving up their lunchtimes every Wednesday in order to practise and improve their playing skills and note range.
Thank you- you are sounding lovely. Keep up the good work!

Friday, 20 April 2018

Year Two ask: How do plants grow?

To start off our new science topic on plants, Year Two have been busy planting pea seeds. We are trying to find out how plants grow and how they change.




First we all had our own pot with our name on it. We put a handful of soil in before very carefully placing the little pea seed. Then we covered our seed over and gave it some water.





Over the next few weeks we are going to see how our plants grow and what they need to stay healthy.



Thursday, 19 April 2018

Dinosaurs!

After our very popular dinosaur topic last term, the children have done an amazing job with their junk modelling projects.  Thank you to parents for your time and support in helping the children - they are all very proud of their achievements. Have a look at all the amazing models:








Year 2 Multi Skills

Yesterday we were lucky enough to visit the Multi Skills Festival. We all took part in 10 different activities, including balancing bean bags on our heads, practising our dribbling skills with a basketball, taking a shot at goal and throwing at a target.

Everyone had a fantastic time and we all tried our very best in each activity. Our teachers were very impressed with our PE skills and also our fantastic behaviour.


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Year 1 Multi Skills

Year 1 had a fantastic trip to Billesley Tennis Centre to take part in a Multi Skills competition.



When we arrived, we got into groups of 10. Everyone took part in 10 different activities including a basketball relay, bean bag throwing and football shooting. 




We all had a go at each activity and tried to score as many points as we could for our team.








Well done Year 1!

Friday, 6 April 2018

Chilcote Instrumental players at the Music Service Area Gala concert


On Tuesday 27th March, some of Chilcote`s instrumental players took part in a Music Service Area Gala concert at the new Conservatoire in Birmingham.
They performed 4 pieces, as part of the Hall Green Area Mixed Ensemble with children from other schools, then listened to a variety of other groups from all over Birmingham.
They all performed confidently and at a high standard and we were very proud of them all.
Thank you all for representing Chilcote so well, you have all worked hard, attending the ensemble on Tuesday afternoons after school for the past 2 terms.
Thank you very much also to all your parents who have supported your practice and enabled you to attend the rehearsals and concert. It is great to be part of an ensemble like this.













Thursday, 29 March 2018

Year 3 Recorder concert - 29th March 2018

Over the past 9 weeks, Year 3 have been learning to play the descant recorder.They have learned to read music from the stave (traditional music notation), play with a good quality tone and perform pieces at a suitable tempo (speed)- some with backing tracks too.
We held a concert for our families and Mrs Thomas, Mr Haycock and the Year 3 staff were very proud of the children`s performances. All the children worked very hard to learn this new instrument and have developed many skills along the way- including working very well as a team.
 We hope you enjoy the attached recordings.