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.


Year 4 World Book Day

Year 4 children looked amazing, thank you parents for your help with this. The children were performing the Micheal Rosen poem, 'Chocolate Cake', they really enjoyed this poem. They learnt to change tone and volume and to pause when necessary. They also learnt that facial expressions and body language is an important part of performance poetry. It was a great day.

World Book Day in Year 3 Beech

Today for World Book Day we studied Edward Lear's Poem - The Owl and the Pussy-cat. The children had great fun learning all the words to the poem and acting it out in groups. We began by looking at techniques we could use to read out a poem. These included using expression, good eye contact, variation of our voices and being confident. The children then added in musical instruments, this gave their performances a lovely lift.

After lunch, we were lucky enough to be able to perform our poem to Year 4 Lime. They were a great audience! Year 3 really did their selves proud and remembered all their lines, actions, instruments and stage directions!
Year 4 then performed their poem Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen. This was amazing and made us all laugh lots.

Finally, we ended the day by attending an assembly ran by poet Jess Green. Jess specialises in performance poetry and this definitely showed as she treated us to a live performance of her poem 'I come from...'. Children in Year 5 and 6 had written lovely poems around this subject too and shared these with the whole school. They were incredible and we were so proud of them!

Overall, we have had a fantastic day in Year 3 Beech studying the poem and learning all about how to perform our poetry. We discussed our love of reading and all showed off our amazing costumes. Plus we all got to laugh at Mr Bannister's Oompa Loompa costume with his bright orange face! 

World Book Day Year 6

Year 6 had a very different day today as they celebrated all things related to reading as part of ‘World Book Day’! 

Firstly, everyone had the opportunity to salute their favourite book by dressing up as a character or by creating an information poster about their chosen text (in the hope that their recommendation would inspire others to read their chosen book). Even the teachers got into the spirit and dressed up as characters from The HobbitThe Boy In The Striped Pyjamas; and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy

It was then time for the highlight of the day, which was the opportunity to work with Jess Green - a special guest poet - who had been invited to Chilcote to inspire the children's writing and performing. As part of Jess's fun and informative workshop, Year 6 pupils explored how to write more creatively and then practised performing poetry out loud to a large audience. 

Well done Year 6 for such a memorable ‘World Book Day 2019’!

World Book Day in Year 2

What a fantastic effort by all of the children to come in costume and celebrate their favourite books and characters. Well done Year 2!!!

We started the day with a catwalk show of our costumes in the hall. The children showed off their moves and what they were wearing before explaining which book they were from.

After that, we moved back to the classroom and looked at our nonsense poem for the day - On The Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan. The children watched Spike perform the poem himself before they began to look at it in more detail. We then looked at how we could perform the poem better using tone, volume and pace. The children then went into small groups and worked on a small section of the poem before performing it to the rest of the class. We then added in some musical accompaniments before performing the whole thing together as a class. The children were magnificent.

After lunch, we went to Year 1 and watched their performance poem and performed ours to them. All of the children did really well with this and remembered all of their lines.

Finally, we had a whole-school assembly led by Jess Green (our guest Poet) who shared one of her poems with us and answered some of our questions. Some children in Year 5 and 6 performed their poems as well!

What a fantastic day in Year 2. Well done to all!!!

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Year 5 and 6 Mixed Tennis Tournament

On Tuesday 5th March twelve children from Year 5 and 6 represented Chilcote at a mixed tennis tournament at Billesley Tennis Centre.

The children were split into three teams of four (two boys and two girls in each) and were each told whether they were boy 1 or 2 and girl 1 or 2. They then played the other schools respective player. Each game was timed and the winner was the player who had the most points in the time. The team got points for each win and draw across the four matches.

Chilcote A played against The Oaks, Robin Hood and Grendon. They won all of the games 4v0, which meant they finished as group winners. They went on to play against Hall Green in the final and in a really tight contest managed to win 3v1, and so won the tournament overall!!!

Chilcote B played in a separate competition and played against The Oaks, Hollywood and   Bells Farm. They managed to finish in first place in their group so went through to a final against Hall Green. Unfortunately, they lost the final 4v0 but the scores were close in each match. This meant that they finished in second place in their competition!!!

Chilcote C played in yet another separate competition and played against: Hollywood, Robin Hood and The Oaks. They had varied success against each school and as their’s was just a league finished in second place in their competition!!!

Three outstanding results for each of the teams! Well done to all!!!

Year 3 and 4 Mixed Tennis Tournament

On Tuesday 5th March twelve children from Year 4 represented Chilcote at a mixed tennis tournament at Billesley Tennis Centre.

The children were split into three teams of four (two boys and two girls in each) and were each told whether they were boy 1 or 2 and girl 1 or 2. They then played the other schools respective player. Each game was timed and the winner was the player who had the most points in the time. The team got points for each win and draw across the four matches.

Chilcote A played against The Oaks, Yardley Wood and Hall Green and won all three matches. This meant they went into the final of their tournament against Bells Farm. They won the final 4v0 to won the tournament overall.

Chilcote B and C played in a separate competition and both did well in their respective groups. Chilcote B finished as runners up in their group so played The Oaks in a third and fourth place playoff. Chilcote C finished in third in their group so finished fifth overall. Chilcote B managed to win their game against The Oaks and finish the tournament in third place.

All of the children in all of the teams did tremendously well and represented the school brilliantly!!! Well done all!!

Monday, 4 March 2019

Football - Chilcote vs Colmore

On Friday 1st March the Chilcote boys’ football team played their first league game of the post Christmas league against Colmore school. As they won their pre Christmas league the boys qualified for division 1 (the top division in South Birmingham).

The first half started well for Chilcote and they had their first chance a couple of minutes in. They then had another great chance not long afterwards but just missed the target. Colmore then came into the game and had their best spell of the match without creating any clear cut chances. The first goal came when Dylan picked out Ben with a sublime pass and Ben dinked the keeper to score, 1v0 to Chilcote. Not long after Chilcote scored again, this time from a corner that was touched down before being slammed home by Steven. Colmore then scored a fantastic long range effort. This meant that the score was 2v1 to Chilcote at half time.

In the second half, Chilcote really stepped it up and completely took control of the match. Ben scored a great solo goal, steven scored a scruffy tap in whilst jostling with a defender after Ben had flicked the ball past the keeper and finally Ben slammed the ball home after some neat footwork. Chilcote had a few other chances and so did Colmore but no more goals were scored. The game ended 5v1 to Chilcote.

What a result and what a performance!!! The boys were immense - well done to all!

Netball - Chilcote vs Cedars

On Thursday 28th February the Chilcote mixed netball team played their 5th league game away against Cedars Academy.

In the first quarter, Chilcote were absolutely on fire. They scored 5 goals and rarely missed the target with any of their chances. Some of their passing was amazing and defensively they never looked like letting Cedars into the game.

In the second quarter, Cedars made a change and started brightly. They scored with their first attack. Then, Chilcote found their form again and carried on as they did in the first quarter. The second quarter ended 5v2 to Chilcote and 10v2 overall.

The third quarter saw Chilcote continue their dominance and score a further 6 goals without reply. This meant the score at the end of the third quarter was 16v2.

In the final quarter Chilcote continued to play some wonderful netball both offensively and defensively! They scored another 5 goals without any comeback. The final score was 21v2 to Chilcote. The team played exceptionally well and put in a near perfect performance.

Well done to all of the children involved as they represented the school superbly!!!

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Year 5 and 6 Sportshall athletics

On Tuesday 26th February twenty children from Years 5 and 6 represented the school in a mixed sportshall athletics tournament at Kings Heath Boys School.

The tournament was between eight different schools: Hollywood; Chilcote; Yardley Wood; The Oaks; Kings Norton; Robin Hood; Allens Croft; Bells Farm.

The children all represented the school in at least one field event and one track event. Some children did two events in each category.

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

The track events were: 4 x 1 lap relay; 4 x 2 lap relay; 4 x 1 over/under relay; 6 lap paarluf (split between 4 children.

The children's best distances and times were recorded and they were given 2-16 points based on their position in comparison to the other schools. The total points were then added up to give the school's overall score. The results were as follows:

1) Chilcote 274
2) Kings Norton 246
3) Hollywood 216
4) Bells Farm 188
5) Allens Croft 162
6) Yardley Wood 156
7) The Oaks 154
8) Robin Hood 74

Chilcote finished the tournament in first place. A fantastic achievement by all of the children. Well done to all involved!!!

Year 3 and 4 Mixed Dodgeball tournament

On Tuesday 26th February two teams of children from Chilcote represented the school in a mixed dodgeball competition. The children were split into an A and a B team and played in their own respective league.

Chilcote A played against three other schools: Hollywood; The Oaks; Kings Norton. They played each school twice. They lost one and won one against Kings Norton and they beat Hollywood twice and lost both games to The Oaks. This meant that Chilcote finished in third place overall and took home the bronze medals! All of the children did really well and represented the school excellently.

Chilcote B played against two other schools: Hollywood and The Oaks. They beat Hollywood twice and won and lost one to The Oaks. They were tied for points with the Oaks but lost out on first place on games won. They finished in second and got the silver medals. Again, all of the children represented the school really well and performed brilliantly!

Well done to both teams for excellent performances, behaviour and results!!!

Friday, 15 February 2019

Toys in Year 1

Year 1 have had a great time learning about toys this half term. We have been thinking about the question 'Are our toys better than those from the past?'. Using everything we have learnt over the last few weeks the children have written some fantastic answers to this question. Well done Year 1!

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Year 4 E-Safety Day

Year 4 have been a learning a lot about staying safe online. One of the activities for E-Safety was drama where children had to act out a variety of online dilemmas:
An unknown person is wants to join your online private group do you let them join?
You really want to upload a picture of you and your friend, but they don't like the picture, what do you do?
You really would like to download a new, exciting game, do you really need to ask Mom's permission?
It was a great day. Please do ask your child what they have learnt and what they know.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

When the Police Officers visited Nursery.

On Tuesday morning we had some special visitors.   They were John and John, the Police Officers.   They talked to us about keeping safe and told us about the special phone number we need to ring if we have an emergency - 999. John helped Yusuf to put handcuffs on Police Officer John - It was great fun!
We were super lucky because they let us look inside their van and we could also try on some of their hats and coats.   If we could find the button with 999 on it, we could press it and make all the blue lights on the outside of the van flash.   We even looked in the special place they would put really naught people if they had to take them to the Police Station. (Ethan even went in it!).
Thank you John and John for coming to see us.