Friday, 12 April 2019

Chilcote Vs Lee Forest - HMS Cup Semi-Final

On Thursday 11th April, the Chilcote boys' football team played in the HMS Cup semi-final against Lee Forest for a chance to play at Aston Villa's training ground in the final. This is something no Chilcote team has ever done before!

The first half started well for Chilcote and they had the first chance of the match with a rasping long-range drive. Chilcote dominated the ball for the early stages and were rewarded with the first goal of the match with a great left footed finish from Dylan. Shortly afterwards Chilcote had a goal ruled out for offside. Then, Lee Forest with only their second real effort of the match scored with a volley from outside of the box which gave Benjy no chance in goal. Five minutes before the end of the half, Chilcote got a corner and Steven rose to head the ball onto the post, fortunately Milan was there to head in the rebound and make it 2v1. It stayed this way until half time. 

In the second half, the game was more even to begin with but neither team created a chance. Then, Lee Forest got a corner and scored direct from the corner - another unstoppable goal! This seemed to galvanise Chilcote and they started to dominate the ball and the chances again. Dylan beat his man and put in a lovely cross for Ben to prod home to make it 3v2 to Chilcote. They then had a further three chances to finish the game off, hitting the bar, having one cleared off the line and narrowly missing the other. This made for a nervy finish but Chilcote were firm defensively and won the game 3v2!

An incredible performance and an outstanding result for the team and for the school - well doen to all involved! Onto the final at Bodymoor Heath!!!

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Year 5 and 6 Mixed Netball Tournament

On Wednesday 10th April 2019, eight children represented Chilcote at a mixed netball tournament held at Kings Heath Boys' School.

In total, nine teams entered the tournament and were split into two groups. Everybody in the group played each other once. The winners from each group went through to a final and the second place team in each group went through to a third and fourth place play-off.

Chilcote were in a group with Hollywood, The Oaks and Grendon. They started their campaign against Hollywood. The game was close with Chilcote having slightly more chances to score. They took a lead but then couldn't capitalise on the lead and conceded an equaliser late on in the match. With the clock ticking down and the match looking like it would be drawn Chilcote put away their last chance of the match with virtually the last throw of the match to win 2v1.

In their second game, Chilcote played against the Oaks. They dominated the ball and the chances. Unfortunately, the missed a few chances but did manage to take an early lead. They continued to be the better team and went on to score two more goals later in the match to make the final score 3v0.

In their final group game, Chilcote played against Grendon and played their best netball of the night. The GA and GS really had their shooting hands with them in this game and Chilcote took many of their chances. They raced into the lead and were then relentless in creating and scoring chances. They ended up winning the match 9v0. Therefore, they qualified for the final as winners of their group.

In the final, Chilcote played against Cotteridge, who had been unbeaten in their group. It was a tough game and Cotteridge scored from their first attack. Chilcote tried their best but just couldn't create opportunities as the Cotteridge defence was too tough. The final score was 4v0 to Cotteridge.

Second place overall is a fantastic achievement! Well done to all of the children involved!!! 

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Girls' Football Vs Moor Green Academy

On Tuesday 9th April 2019, the Chilcote girls' football team played their next league fixture against Moor Green Academy at Yardley Wood playing fields.

The first half started with Chilcote being the dominant force and creating a few opportunities. Unfortunately, they either made the wrong choice or rushed their efforts and couldn't take any of the chances that fell their way. The score at half time was 0v0.

In the second half, Chilcote's fortunes changed and the chances that fell their way they managed to take. First, they scored from a long range shot and then scored from a nice passing move. Moor Green then got a goal back before Chilcote went on to score three more long-ranged efforts. Abi scored a tremendous four goals out of the five! The final score was 5v1 to Chilcote.

A great game and good sportsmanship from both teams. Well done to all involved!!!

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Dhol drumming concert

On Tuesday 9th April, we enjoyed a performance from our Dhol drummers who played for their families and friends.
Led by Mr Singh, they all played confidently and showed great skill in playing a variety of different pieces.
It was lovely to see the progress that they have all made this year and to see their concentration and teamwork as they played complex pieces.
Thank you very much to all our super players, their families for attending and being such a supportive audience and especially to Mr Singh for all of his hard work and support this year.

Sportshall Athletics Final

On Wednesday 3rd April, twenty children from Chilcote represented the school in the Sport Birmingham Sportshall Athletics final held at the University of Birmingham Sport and Fitness Centre.

Chilcote qualified for this final courtesy of winning their sports partnership event earlier in the year.

The twenty children had to participate in up to two field events and two track events each. Their times and distances would earn points and these would be added together to give a total score for the team.

The field events were: speed bounce, vertical jump, triple jump, standing long jump, chest push and javelin throw.

The track events were: 2 x 1 lap relay, 2 x 2 lap relay, obstacle relay, over under relay, 6 lap paarluf and 4 x 1 lap relay.

After all of the events the final standings were as follows:

11) St Johns
10) Sacred Heart
9) St Catherines
8) Paget
7) Great Barr
6) West Heath
5) Harper Bell
4) Meer Green
3) Chilcote
2) Hillstone
1) Woodhouse

Chilcote finished in third place overall and third place in Birmingham. What a remarkable achievement! Well done to all involved!!!

HMS Cup Quarter Final Vs Wheelers Lane

On Friday 5th April, the Chilcote boys’ football team played their quarter final of the HMS cup against Wheelers Lane at Yardley Wood playing fields.

Chilcote started the game well and pegged Wheelers into their own half for long periods. They had a couple of half chances before a rasping shot was spilled by the Wheelers keeper and Isa was on hand to tap in the rebound to make it 1v0 to Chilcote. Chilcote made it 2v0 shortly afterwards when Dylan hit a low driven shot across goal with his weaker foot to find the bottom corner! Wheelers did have the idd break away but Chilcote did their defensive work well.

In the second half Wheelers had more of the ball but Chilcote were still playing well and being resolute defensively.  The game ebbed and flowed with both sides having chances but it wasn't until 5mins before the end that Chilcote sealed the game from the penalty spot after a blatant handball. Ben stepped up and smashed the ball into the back of the net! One minute from time Isa put the icing on the cake and scored a fourth for Chilcote with a lovely finish after a neat one two passing move.

What a result and what a performance! Chilcote march on, into the semi-finals! Well done to all involved!

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Year 3 Recorder concert

On Thursday 28th March, the whole of Year 3 performed on their recorders for their families and friends. They all tried very hard and played 5 different pieces very well as a team
We have only been learning to play the recorder for 10 weeks and have worked hard, learning the fingering, playing skills and learning to read from music notation.
We have had fun playing different pieces and were proud to show our new skills to our families.
Many thanks to Miss Scarle, Mr Bannister and Mrs Chohan for their support and encouragement and a big thank you to our lovely audience who were warm and encouraging.
Remember that our Year 3 players can now get ready to join our Year 4 recorder lunchtime club next school year if they would like to continue to play and develop their skills.

Friday, 22 March 2019

Some special visitors in Year 2

This week Year Two have had some special, rather fluffy, visitors. The chicks came to visit us and help us with our science work.

We felt the chick's soft fur and looked at the incubator that was helping them to grow.

Using our science knowledge we have worked out how an egg turns into a fully grown chicken.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Violin and Viola concert

On Tuesday 19th March, our violin and viola players performed for their families in a concert led by Miss Hobbs, our violin and viola teacher.
We heard from all of our players from our beginners up to our most advanced players in Year 5 and 6.
It was super to hear how well everyone has progressed since our last concert in July and all the children played confidently. It was great to see

how well the groups played together and with the piano accompaniment- a tricky skill in itself.
Well done to all our players and a huge thank you to Miss Hobbs who has worked tirelessly and enthusiastically all year.
Thank you also to our lovely audience- please keep up the support and encouragement at home- it makes a big difference. 

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Chilcote Girls vs Hall Green

On Monday 18th March the Chilcote girls’ football team played their latest league fixture against Hall Green school at their school pitch. 

The game started well for Chilcote and they dominated the early possession. They had a couple of half chances but couldnt find the net. Eventually however they did find the break through goal and went 1v0 up. The floodgates then opened and Chilcote scored a further four goals before half time. They led 5v0 at the break. 

In the second half Chilcote again dominated the ball and the chances but Hall Green did have a few chances of their own. Chilcote scored another four goals in the second half but Hall Green also managed to score three goals of their own. The final score at the end of the match was 9v3 to Chilcote. 

All of the girls played really well in a fantastic game. Special mention to Emina and Tara who scored 5 and 4 goals respectively - a fantastic achievement by both girls. Well done to all!!!

Year 4 and 5 Boys' Football Tournament

On Friday 15th March, a group of nine Year 4 and 5 children represented the school in the South Birmingham Year 4 and 5 boys competition. 

The ten teams were split into two groups. Chilcore were drawn into a group with the Oaks, Hollywood, St Bernards and St Johns. They were to play each team once. The top two teams in each group would go through to the semi-finals. 

First, Chiclote played against the Oaks and totally dominated the match from start to finish. They played some good football and managed to score four goals. This could have been more. The game ended 4v0 to Chilcote.

Then, Chilcote played against Hollywood who were a good team. Chilcote still dominated the game although Hollywood did have a couple of half chances. Unfortunately, Chilcote couldnt put their chances away and the game ended 0v0.

After that, Chilcote played against St Bernards and again dominated the game and refound their shooting boots. They scored three to win the game 3v0. 

Finally, they played against St Johns and despite being camped in their half for pretty much the whole game had to wait until the last minute to score and win the game 1v0. 

This meant that Chilcote won the group and went into the semi-finals against St Albans.

This match went the way of all the other games and Chilcote dominated the game. They did struggle to create clear cut chances but had more than enough to win the game. Unfortunately, they didnt take any. Midway through the second half St Albans managed to break out and have their first shot at goal and it went in. After that Chilcote huffed and puffed but couldnt find a goal and ended up losing 1v0. 

The boys played well all night and if they just took their chances would have made it to the final but that is football. Well done to all involved for a fantastic effort!!!

Friday, 15 March 2019

St Patrick's Day

We had a special visitor in Nursery today - Chris came to show us how to do Irish dancing.  He wore special shoes that made tapping noises on the floor when he danced.   He moved very fast in time to the music.   It was very exciting to watch and then we had a go.   It was great fun.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Year 6 Basketball Plate Tournament

On Tuesday 12th March the Chilcote mixed basketball squad played in the South Birmingham and Kings Norton District Plate final. They qualified for this courtesy of finishing third in the original South Birmingham League night.

The tournament was a round-robin between Chilcote, John Bosco, the Meadows, St Martins and Billesley.

In their first match, Chilcote played against Billesley and played really well. They finished well and scored four baskets to win the game 8v0.

In the second match, they played against the Meadows and really found their shooting hands to score 7 baskets without reply. They won the match 14v0.

Third up was John Bosco and this proved to be a tough match for Chilcote. John Bosco scored first with their first real shot of the match. Chilcote then scored three baskets in a row to be leading 6v2 before John Bosco scored their second basket of the evening to make a nervy finish to the game. Fortunately for Chilcote, their were no more baskets and they won the game 6v4.

Finally, Chilcote played against St Martins, who were also undefeated in the tournament. Chilcote started well and took an early lead. Both teams had chances to score following that but neither took them until later in the game when Chilcote doubled their lead. St Martins then scored a deserved basket to set up another nervy finish. Yet again Chilcote held out to win 4v2.

This meant that they were undefeated on the night and won all of their games so won the Plate competition. This meant they finished in sixth place in the overall standings for the whole league. Well done to all of the children involved on a fantastic night!!!

Year 5 and 6 girls' game Vs Wheelers Lane

On Monday 11th March the Chilcote girls' football team played against Wheelers Lane in their latest league game.

In the first half, the game started quite even with neither team taking control. Then, Wheelers began to dominate the ball and their one girl started to pull the strings in midfield. She scored the only goal of the half to make it 1v0 to Wheelers. Chilcote had one big chance but the ball ran past the post instead of into the net.

In the second half, Wheelers continued to dominate the game with Chilcote limited to breaks upfield when they nicked possession. Wheeler's one girls really stood out and scored a further two goals, and set up another. Again, Chilcote missed a big chance when Wheeler's keeper pulled off a fine save. The match ended 4v0 to Wheelers Lane.

The girls did well and tried their best throughout. Well done to all involved!!!

Monday, 11 March 2019

World Book Day in Nursery

We had a fantastic time on Friday listening to stories and showing our costumes for World Book Day.   We were dressed up as a variety of different book characters.

 We learned to say a poem and performed it to the Reception Classes.

The poem we learned is called...

 "Grandma's Glasses"
These are Grandma's glasses, 
This is Grandma's hat.
Grandma folds her arms like this 
And puts them in her lap.

These are Grandpa's glasses,
This is Grandpa's hat.
Grandpa folds his arms like this
And takes a little nap.

Friday, 8 March 2019

World Book Day in Year 1

Year 1 have had a fantastic World Book Day! We have had all sorts of characters from Belle to Buzz Lightyear.

We enjoyed finding out about each other's costumes and sharing some of our favourite books.

We also learned and performed 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' in the style of Michael Rosen.