Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Year 4 Chocolate Projects

On Tuesday 15th December the children of year 4 created a chocolate exhibition (just like the one they had seen at Cadbury World). This was the exit point day activity for their chocolate topic.

They used the projects they had worked on at home, which they did as a 3 week homework project, as the basis for the exhibition. They were fantastic, amazing, unbelievable, superb and just brilliant!!! Well done to all of the children in year 4! Also, a big thank you to all of the parents, carers and siblings who helped them produce such outstanding work!

Below is a video which shows the chocolate projects that the children produced:

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Our Special Trip to the Post Office

Today we went to post our special wish lists to Santa. We walked to the Post Office on Baldwin's Lane, where we met Jag the postman. He took our special envelops that had our letters, sprinkled with a little magic dust. He put a special 1st class stamp on and he put the envelopes into a sack. We sang some Christmas songs and we are going to wait patiently for our presents from Santa! We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2016!

Foundations Stage's Wonderful Nativity!

Thank you for all of your support with the foundation stage's Nativity performance. The children and adults had a great time preparing and performing in front of the school and our special adults. The children worked very hard in learning their lines, songs and demonstrating their fantastic acting skills.
 

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Panto time in Foundation

On Tuesday we had a great treat when we were able to watch a Pantomime story about Pinocchio. It was so much fun.  We enjoyed joining in with the songs and calling out when we saw the evil puppeteer. It really made us feel festive and get in the mood for Christmas.


Thursday, 26 November 2015

Phonics INSPIRE workshop in Reception

We were so pleased that so many parents and grandparents joined us for our Phonics INSPIRE workshop yesterday morning! It was lovely for our visitors to see how we learn our new phonemes, graphemes and tricky words and to join in with our free- flow activities. 

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Year 4 Trip to Cadbury World

On Tuesday  10th  of  November  2015  we (4 maple) went  on  a  trip  to Cadbury World  in  Bournville. We  went  as  part of   our  chocolate  topic.


Firstly, we went to see the history of  cocoa beans. I  learnt that  you  have to have people out in tropical Rainforists so they can harvest them.

Secondly, we went to see the history of Cadbury and we had a look at two different videos, but they were both about cocoa beans. We learnt that there were two men who had sons and they took over Cadbury.

 

Next , we went out and found  a little car ride it was called  the Cadabra ride. We enjoyed the little cocoa beans all around but the best bit of it was the cave with the paintings at the end.


After, we walked around the factory and we saw boxes going down a slide. The best bit was getting to taste the chocolate with popping candy and jelly babies.

Chloe

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Year 6 Handball

On Wednesday the 4th of November 7 year 6’s went to a Baverstock handball competition and did very well as they were runners up. There were 3 other schools and we played them all twice. The schools we played against were: Hollywood, The Oaks and Yardley wood. In fourth place was The Oaks as we beat them 5-0. In third place where Yardley wood they were pretty good. And in second place was us Chilcote Primary we were amazingly good. But unfortunately Hollywood came in a very good first place because they were phenomenally good. So well done to:

Dawad
Leah
Emily
Damon (ME)
Robert
Sebastian
Mirabella

For representing the school so well.


By Damon

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Reception's Visit from the Animal Man!

Today we were lucky enough to have a visit from Animals in Hands, where the children had the opportunity to handle a variety of animals. The children were able to get close to many animals such as a snake, a toad, a hedgehog, a cockroach, a tarantula and an owl. It was great fun!








Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 Gymnastics Tournament

On Tuesday 17th November six children in year 4 and six children in year 6 represented Chilcote in a mixed gymnastics competition. The tournament took place at King's Heath Boys School in their sports hall.

All of the children had to perform a gymnastics routine on the floor and then on the vault. They were scored by independent judges. The children were performing the Key Steps routine (year 4 did key steps 2 and year 6 did key steps 3).

The children did really well with their performances and represented the school excellently. The year 4 children finished in fourth place out of five schools in their competition. The year 6 children finished in first place out of four schools, which was an excellent achievement! Well done to all of the children involved for representing the school so well!!!

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Year 6 Mixed Handball Tournament

On Wednesday 4th November 2015 seven children from year 6 represented the school in a mixed handball competition. The tournament took place at Kings Heath Boys' Sports Hall. There were four teams in the tournament: Chilcote, Hollywood, Yardley Wood and The Oaks.

Chilcote started off against The Oaks and won 5v0. They then played against Yardley Wood and lost 3v1. Next, they played against Holywood and narrowly lost 2v1. This left Chilcote in third position after the first round of matches.

Again, Chilcote played against The Oaks and won 5v0. They then played Yardley Wood in a dramatic game that they went 2v0 up in then went 3v2 down in before coming back to win 4v3. Finally, Chilcote lost 3v1 to Hollywood.

This meant (with all the other results too) that Chilcote finished in second place courtesy of having a better goal difference than Yardley Wood. Well done to all of the children involved for a fantastic effort!!!

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Out and About Week

We had a very busy week during 'Out and About Week' last half term. In year 1 we took our Mathematics lessons outside into the playground and solved lots of number problems around the school grounds. We also used our hands and feet to measure items around the playground, which was lots of fun! Later in the week we went to Trittiford Park to evaluate the area. Back in the classroom, we discussed how the area could be improved and wrote letters to a local MP! The children know how important it is for us to look after our local area and keep it looking smart and clean and so we teamed up with different classes in the school and went on a whole school litter pick. Well done year 1 for some great learning and super team work!








Wednesday, 21 October 2015

4 Maple In The Garden

On Wednesday 21st October 4 Maple had their turn in the garden. Luckily, the weather was nice and it had stopped raining.

Firstly, the children were taken on a guided tour of the garden by Dave. He explained what everything was and how the school was trying to grow its own fruit. Everybody learnt something new, even Mr Haycock!

Secondly, the children went in the poly tunnel to look at the plants, seeds and other things that were being housed in there for the winter months. The children looked at sunflower seeds and tomatoes.

Finally, everybody got their hands dirty by digging for potatoes. Then, they had to pick up great big piles of leaves to make compost, before they unearthed plants (trying to keep the root attached).

Thank you to Dave for a fantastic afternoon of learning!



Chilcote vs Severne

On Monday 19th October the Chilcote boys' football team played against Severne Road school. The game took place at Yardley Wood playing fields. This was their third league game. Severne started the match as the better team and had a couple of chances. Chilcote then got a free kick and Damian managed to put it into the top corner. Not long after, Severne equalized with a powerful long range effort. Not long before half time Severne then took the lead after some poor marking from Chilcote. In the second half Chilcote performed much better and tried to get an equalizer. They were quite fortunate when it came as it took a big deflection. Chilcote spurned all of their chances in the second half. They got a point in the end with another 2v2 draw. Well done to all of the boys with a little more luck we may have got the win.

Chilcote vs Colmore

On Friday 16th October the Chilcote boys' football team played against Colmore in their second league game of the season. The game was played at Yardley Wood playing Fields. The game started at a fast pace and continued like this throughout. Chilcote took an early lead when Cian crossed the ball in after a lovely team move and Sam put it into the bottom corner. Not long before half time Colmore managed to get an equalizer with a similar well worked team goal. After half time Colmore pressed to take the lead and had a number of long range efforts. Chilcote broke though, and scored their second. Cian again got the assist and found Damiam to head home from close range. Unfortunately Chilcote just couldn't hold onto the lead and Colmore equalised from a corner.  The gaem ended 2v2. As Mr Cross said at the end this game was a fantastic advert for school football and both teams deserve a lot of credit for the way they played. Well done to all involved!!!  

Monday, 19 October 2015

Macmillan Coffee Morning

A huge thank you to everyone who came along and supported our coffee morning on Friday. It was lovely to see so many parents and friends of the school all coming together for such a great cause. We have now counted up and we are thrilled to announce that we have raised a fantastic £603.22 for Macmillan. What a great way to round off our Out and About week. Many thanks for your continued support!!

Friday, 16 October 2015

Year 6 Out and About Week!

Across Year 6, we have been taking part in various activities for Out And About Week. In Maths lessons, we have gone outside and made up word problems using nature; we have also used the playground learning resources to find out about factors and multiples.

In English, we went outside to get inspiration for a descriptive story opening. We used what we could hear, smell, touch and see to help us to write ambitiously.

Furthermore, we have been helping with community projects such as advertising the Macmillan cancer charity coffee and cake morning (we designed information posters and spread them across the school!). Also, The House and Vice Captains organised and ran the actual event, which was very successful!


Last but not least, all of Year 6 have been working extremely hard on our Harvest Production, which will help to raise awareness for families in need and teach us all about the morality of greed! Everyone will have the opportunity to see the finished production in the last week of half term!

Thank you for reading.

Mirabella and Robert.


Out and About Week in Reception

We have had a great time in Reception this week! We've been doing lots of activities to celebrate Outdoor Week and our local community. 
On Monday we talked about how to keep our school grounds looking lovely. We said that we always needed to throw any litter in the bins so that our school stays neat and tidy. 
On Wednesday we had lots of fun exploring our local area. We went for a walk, to Baldwins Lane, to see all of the lovely houses that were there. We also talked about the shops that were on Baldwins Lane and what we could get from each one.  
Today we went to a special coffee and cake morning to help raise some money for for the charity Macmillan. We sang for all of the parents that were here to join us and we did a great job of bringing in, and buying, lots of yummy cakes. They were delicious!!

                 


Out and About Week in Year 4

As part of ‘Out and About Week’ year 4 have been doing lots of different activities.

Firstly, we went to Chinnbrook playground so that we could evaluate it, and make suggestions about how to improve it. After that, we designed our own playground which included lots of the improvements.

Secondly, 4 Lime went to the garden and learnt about all of the plants growing there. They also learnt about how to look after the different plants.

Thirdly, in English we read a story called ‘Ruby Nettleship and the Ice Lolly Adventure’ in the story area. This was about a girl who played at a playground that needed to be made better. Also, we wrote a letter to the Mayor asking them to improve Chinnbrook playground.

Fourthly, in Maths we played games in the outdoor area. We played human battleships (to help with our coordinates) and giant snakes and ladders (to help with our counting).

Next, we went on a litter pick to help keep the local community tidy. We picked up the litter on Scribers Lane.

Finally, visited the Macmillan coffee morning and ate lots of cakes. Also, we decorated our harvest box ready for it to be given away.


We have all really enjoyed ‘Out and About Week’ and learning outdoors!!! 



Monday, 12 October 2015

Friday 9th October 2015 - Anti-bullying Day in Year 6

It was Anti-Bullying Day on Friday 9th October, and we had a great time! We watched a phenomenal theatre production called the B Word: it was all about how to cope with bullying and how to support the child that is being bullied. Also it told us that we must tell our parents and teachers if we are being bullied or we witness it ourselves. 

In Year 6 we also completed acrostic poems and answered some important questions about how to support others in different bullying dilemmas and scenarios. Furthermore in Chestnut and Sycamore we made posters and comic strips about bullying using the Comic Life App on the iPads. Hopefully you will see some of our fantastic work on the Anti-Bullying wall display within school.

It was a great day once again and we learnt loads about Anti-Bullying that will help us in our lives.

By Gabrielle and Thomas.


Friday, 9 October 2015

Chilcote vs Yardley Wood

On Friday the 9th October the Chilcote football team played against Yardley Wood school at Yardley Wood playing fields. This was the first game of the league season. Chilcote started well and Tom scored directly from a corner! Then, Damian scored to make it 2v0. He then added a third, before Sam scored a fourth. The score was 4v0 at half-time to Chilcote. In the second half the game totally changed. Yardley Wood scored after a defensive mix up. They then scored again. Chilcote then had a couple of chances to put the game to bed, but didn't take them. Yardley Wood then scored again, but Chilcote managed to  hold on to win the game 4v3. A great result to start the campaign! Well done to all involved!

Anti-Bullying Day in Year 4

Today we had lots of activities to do around the theme of anti-bullying.

Firstly, we looked at what bullying was and what we could do to stand up to bullies. We also discussed what we could all do to stop bullying.

Secondly, we had a choice between an anti-bullying poster, an anti-bullying poem or we were to use the i-pads (Explain Everything app) to explain what bullying was and how we could stop it.

Thirdly, we created a class wordle about anti-bullying. We all provided one word or phrase for the wordle.

Next, we watched a theatre production about anti-bullying. It was excellent and really showed us how bullying can impact on the lives of the victims.

After that, we read 'The Swan and the Pike' and discussed the moral message of the story. We then performed a role-play of the story to show the moral message.

Sixth, we went down to Reception and showed them all of the things we had done during anti-bullying day. They then showed us some of their fantastic work.

Finally, we played the anti-bullying edition of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. We won lots of money!!!

















A busy week in Nursery!

Wow, what a busy week we have had. The children have been busy in the classroom, making friends (and mess!). We have also had our first ICT lesson and PE lesson, and the children did well.

Today has been our Anti Bullying day, where we discussed the story The 3 Little Pigs, thinking about what a bully is and how they can hurt our feelings.  We were also lucky enough to have Year 3 visit us and they told us all about the work they have done on Anti Bullying.  The children loved having the older children in to see us all.

Also this week, we had our first Superstars assembly on Tuesday afternoon with Mrs Doherty. She celebrated all of the wonderful things we have done so far in Nursery and the children sat and listened well.

Congratulations to this week’s Superstars – 
Salahuddin Jabbar, Scarlett Black, Alex Kundola and Autumn Wright-Taylor.



Anti- Bullying Day in Reception

We had lots of fun today in Reception during anti- bullying day; we learned an important lesson about what bullying is and how to help those who are being bullied.
We explored the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff; we could not believe how mean the troll was and thought he was a bit of a bully! We did lots of activities and art work based on our story and had a great time! Year 4 came to visit and we shared with each other what we had done. 





 



Monday, 5 October 2015

Year 6’s London Trip

On Friday, Year 6 went on a phenomenal trip to London. The coach journey was long and restless, but we knew that it would be worth it in the end!

When we arrived at around 10:00am, we left our transport and went to explore the Science Museum, it was amazing! First we watched a very intriguing show all about different structures, such as man made buildings (e.g. bridges) and natural structures too (e.g. mountains). One child had to sit on a chair of nails and Mr Canning got turned into a sandwich and bashed with a mallet (all in the aid of science learning though).

Furthermore we participated in different experiments such as: how much force four eggs can hold before smashing (it's more than you think because the force gets spread across the arched surface area of the egg!).

After that we went into Launchpad (a science experiment centre where we could try out different experiments for ourselves). It was a mind blowing time as we saw disappearing sand, illusions and mirror tricks - it was an experience we will never forget.

Following a quick lunch we went to see Buckingham Palace where we saw the soldier guards and police officers armed with dangerous weapons (guns and swords) circling the perimeter checking for anyone trying to sneak into the flamboyant, opulent palace! Mr Cross gave us some very interesting information about the Palace - such as if the union flag is flying then the Queen is actually not home.  

Next we saw St. James Palace, St James Park, Horse Guards, Downing Street, the Palace of Westminster and the London Eye! The best bit was waiting to watch the guards change at 4:00pm, as Mr Cross got shouted at by one of the guards walking past him (he was very quiet after that!).

It was such a great day!

Thanks for reading,

Gabrielle.





Friday, 2 October 2015

Year 3 mixed football

On Thursday 1st October seven children from year 3 represented the school in a mixed football tournament. The tournament was held at the Baverstock Academy. The children played against two other schools in a round-robin league (they played each other twice). They did really well in their matches. They won the first 3v1, then the second 2v0, then they drew the third 3v3 and scored a last gasp equaliser, finally they lost their last game 1v0. This meant that Chilcote finished in 1st place and won their second tournament of the year! Well done to all of the children who represented the school brilliantly!

Year 4 Mixed Football Tournament

The new year means more Baverstock sports tournaments at Chilcote. Last year Chilcote finished as the overall best school in the Baverstock partnership, so we want to be the same again this year!!!

On Monday 28th September a mixed year 4 football team represented the school in the first Baverstock tournament of the year. The tournament took place at the Baverstock Academy. The children played five other schools in the tournament, which was played in a round-robin format. The children did really well and scored lots of goals without conceding too many. This meant that Chilcote finished in 1st place and won the tournament! Well done to all of the children who represented the school!

Year 5 and 6 Boys' Football Tournament

On Friday 25th September the Chilcote Boys' football team played a tournament at Maypole F.C. The boys played against three other schools in their group. They drew their first game 0v0, won their second game 4v0 and then drew their last game 1v1 conceding a goal in the last 30 seconds of the match. This meant that they finished second in the group. Unfortunately, this meant that the boys finished 5th overall out of eleven schools. This was a good start to the season though so well done boys!!!

Year 5 and 6 Girls' Football Team

On Friday 18th September the Chilcote girls' football team played a football tournament at Maypole F.C. They played a total of five matches. They won two and drew three. They only conceded 1 goal in the entire tournament. This meant that the girls finished in 2nd place in the tournament. Well done to all involved!

Thursday, 17 September 2015

What a busy week in Year 1!

In Year 1 this week we have had two walks to look at "Our World", the area in which we live.   On Monday afternoon we walked around the roads that circle school, looking at the houses and shops.   We also looked out for trees that were growing along the roadside and in the gardens.
On Thursday morning we walked to the Forest School.   Again we looked at "Our World" and compared it to the things we saw on Monday.   While we were in the Forest School we collected natural things; leaves, stones, twigs and a snail or two!   In the afternoon we used our collections to create art work in the style of the artist Andy Goldsworthy.   We have had a super week and have really enjoyed all of the activities we have done.