Friday, 31 March 2017

Year 6 Football match Chilcote vs Wheelers Lane

On Friday 31st March the Chilcote boys' football team played against Wheelers Lane school at Yardley Wood playing fields. The match was their third in the South Birmingham Division 1 league.

The game started well for both teams with both sets of players creating chances. Wheelers Lane began to dominate the match as the first half wore on and the Chilcote keeper was certainly the busier of the two. Then, just before the break Wheelers took advantage of some slack marking from Chilcote and scored to go in 1v0 up.

After half time Chilcote conceded almost straight away. Again some sloppy marking left the Wheeler's striker open to shoot at goal and he took full advantage. Chilcote then began to play better and created some opportunities of their own. The Wheeler's keeper stood firm and wouldn't le the ball go past him. Wheelers missed a penalty midway through the second half before scoring the best goal of the night - a long distance effort that went into the top corner. Chilcote did manage to get a consolation at the end of the game to make the final score 3v1.

Well done to all of the boys who played in the match they gave everything!!!

Year 4 Ancient Egyptian Projects

Yesterday, In Year 4, we presented our Egyptian projects. Year 3 came to see them and they were very impressed!

Here are some pictures of our projects. We hope you like them!

By Abi and Eva.

Buried History Day

On Thursday 30th March the children in year 5 were treated to a 'Buried History Day'. The day was done in order to develop their knowledge of the Anglo-Saxons and the Anglo-Saxon way of life.

The session started with the two actors coming into the classroom to set the scene with the children. Then, they disappeared to the hall and the children followed excitedly.

Upon entering the hall the children were greeted with artefacts and objects from Anglo-Saxon times.

They were also met by an Anglo-Saxon goldsmith. She showed the children various jobs that a goldsmith would have to do and allowed some of the children to try her jobs and wears on.

Throughout the session, the actors wove in stories from Anglo-Saxon times and got the children to help them act the stories out. The main thing the children learnt about throughout the day was the story of the Staffordshire hoard.

The Staffordshire hoard was a large amount of Anglo-Saxon weaponry and armour made from some of the most valuable metals that was buried in a filed. A member of the public came across the hoard (the largest find of its kind in Europe) whilst using their metal detector in a farmer's field.

Archaeologists and professors alike have no idea why the hoard was buried where it was nor do they know why it was left their, deliberately damaged by the side of a road. After their session, the children wrote down their theories as to why the hoard was buried and left to send to 'Doctor Duffy' who is interested to hear their thoughts on the matter.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Year 5 Football Tournament

On Friday 24th March eight children in Year 5 represented the school at a boys' football tournament at Yardley Wood playing fields.

There were a total of ten teams. These were split into two groups of five. All of the teams in each group played each other once with the top two teams qualifying for the semi finals.

Chilcote played Colmore in their first game and despite being dominated for most of the match came away with a 0v0 draw. Then, they played against St Martins and managed to get a deserved 1v0 win courtesy of a cool finish from Josh. After that, they played against Percy Shermur and dominated the game but won due to a goalkeeper error by the Percy keeper who dropped Madison's long range free kick into the net. Finally, the boys played their best stuff in their last game against St Bernards and won 2v0. All of this meant they qualified in second place on goal difference from the group and played the winners of the other group in the semi final.

In the semi final Chilcote played against the Oaks. The game was an even affair with the Oaks having more long range efforts. Chilcote did manage to break out quite a few times and on one of those break aways Madison managed to smash the ball home. Chilcote then managed to hold onto that lead and win the game 1v0.

In the final Chilcote played Colmore again who were a very good side. Colmore dominated the final but again could not find away past Shayan in goal. He made one outstanding save in a one on one situation. The match went to penalties and Colmore missed their first penalty. None of the Chilcote boys missed so they won the shoot out and go on to represent South Birmingham in the next round. Well done to all of the boys for a fantastic team effort!!!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Red Nose day in Reception!

We had a lovely day today in Reception on Red Nose day.  Everyone wore their own clothes and lots of red to help us raise money for Comic Relief. Thank you to everyone who donated.

Here we all are with our red noses!

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Reception's wonderful chicks!

We've really enjoyed spending time with our class chicks over the last two weeks. They came to us as little eggs and we have seen them hatch and grow into lovely little chicks. We have one female and seven males! We enjoyed holding them and hearing their happy chirping. We will miss them when they go back to the farm. 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Lego Dinosaur morning in Reception

We had a lovely morning with Collette from `Create-Build-Learn`.
We named, then created lots of different types of individual dinosaurs. Next we worked in teams of 3 to make suitable habitats for our dinosaurs to live in. Our habitats needed to provide the correct conditions for life- the children had to think hard and plan a habitat which had water, plants,trees and somewhere for the dinosaurs to shelter.
All the children were very involved and worked enthusiastically in their groups. They were very creative and made and described some amazing models.
Thank you very much to Collette- we thoroughly enjoyed our morning and are very proud of our creations!

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Year 4 and 5's Football Tournament

9 Students represented Chilcote proudly on Friday 10th March at Yardley Wood Playing fields. The girls team was selected from pupils in Year 4 and Year 5 to play in an outdoor tournament in Hall Green. The girls played well in 6 matches for 7 minutes against various south Birmingham Schools.
The girls team came 3rd overall in the tournament and showed great behavior and team spirit
throughout the afternoon. Well done GIRLS!
The girls team 

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Year 5 and 6 Mixed Tennis Tournament

On Wednesday 8th March three teams of children from Chilcote represented the school in a mixed tennis tournament. The tournament took place at Billesley Indoor Tennis Centre.

The nine teams were put into three groups of three. The winner of each group would go through to a final round-robin at the end. Each school played the teams in their group once. Matches were played as singles, with all four members of the team playing their match at the same time against their opponent.

Chilcote's yellow team won their two group games 4v0 to progress to the final round. The Chilcote light blue team also won their two games 4v0, so also progressed. The Chilcote dark blues lost and drew their two matches so just missed out on the final. They did play one more match, which they won to finish in 6th place overall.

In the final the 'yellows' and the 'light blues' were joined by Bells Farm. They all played each other and in the end the yellow team finished 1st and the light blue team finished 2nd.

A fantastic achievement by all of the children involved in the tournament, who all represented the school superbly well!!!

World Book Day in Year 1

In Year 1 we have celebrating World Book day by dressing as characters from our favorite story books and performing a class poem. 

We began the day by learning about our favorite performance poet Micheal Rosen, who is the author of the poem We Are Going On A Bear Hunt. The children loved watching and reenacting his poem by creating their own gestures, learning the rhymes of the poem through movement and learning actions. 

In the afternoon both Year 1 classes visited Year 2 to perform the We Are Going On A Bear poem to the Year 2 children. Who then gave feedback and praise to the children for their hard efforts in learning the poem off by heart in ONE DAY! Year 1 then watched Year 2 perform their nonsense poem written by Spike Milligan called On The Ning Nang Nong.

Well done Year 2!

World Book Day in Year 6

On Thursday 2nd March, there were a wide variety of wonderful book characters wandering around in Year 6. The fantastic costumes ranged from Gangsta Grannies (from David Walliam’s novel ‘Gangsta Granny’) to The Queen of Hearts (from Lewis Carol’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’) to Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling’s fictional author of ‘Dangerous Beasts and Where to Find Them’). J. K. Rowling’s characters were particularly popular, so much so that the year 6 classrooms looked more like Hogwarts than Chilcote! Staff from year 6 came dressed as characters from the year group novel ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’.

One activity from the day involved the children learning a poem off by heart. As Year 6 have recently been researching and writing about animal rights in English lessons, they learnt ‘Blake’s Tiger Revisited’ which is a poem about how tigers in captivity gradually lose their colour. The poet took inspiration from William Blake’s ‘The Tyger’ and the children had the opportunity to compare the two poems.

Once they had performed their memorised poems, the pupils had the chance to take part in a poetry workshop with a visiting young poet called Jess. After listening to some of her originals and playing rhyming games, the children wrote their own poem entitled ‘I came from…’ which they shared with one another.

World Book Day in Year 3

Year 3 have had a wonderful time celebrating World Book Day.

We all came to school in wonderful costumes of our favourite book characters. Even the staff dressed up as the characters (and objects) from the poem The Owl and the Pussycat, which we have been looking at this week.

We spent the day learning the lines for the poem, so that we could perform it off by heart. We talked lots about the things we needed to do to make our performance a good one, and then we had the chance to put our skills into action when we performed for Year 4 in the afternoon. Year 4 were so impressed that we were able to recite the poem without looking at the words, and they enjoyed the actions we included using our puppets. We loved listening to them recite Chocolate Cake - a poem we find very funny!

Everyone had a great day learning lots about poetry, and reading in general, and we look forward to exploring poetry further over the next few weeks.

Friday, 3 March 2017

World Book Day in Year 4

Yesterday we celebrated World Book Day!

The children dressed up as a character from their favourite book.
In year 4 we looked at different types of poetry and performed the poem 'Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Sauce' by Michael Rosen.

Here is a link to Michael Rosen reading his wonderful poem.

Here is the Year 4 team in their costumes:

Thursday, 2 March 2017

World Book Day in Year 5!!!

On Thursday 2nd March the children of Chilcote celebrated World Book Day!

All of the children dressed up as their favourite character from their favourite book. It created a collage of colour when the children arrived in the morning.

Here are some of the year 5 staff in their costumes:

The children in year 5 had a number of activities to undertake as part of World Book Day. Firstly, they discussed their characters and the book they came from. They tried to persuade the other children why their book was the best and why they should read it as their next book.

After that, all of the children had a splendid poetry workshop with a guest Performance Poet, Jess. They played a rhyming game in groups, listened to a couple of Jess's poems and then they devised their own poem entitled 'I came from . . . '. Four of the children (chosen at random) performed their poem for the whole school in the assembly.

Finally, at the end of the day the children had an assembly with the poet where she discussed her inspirations for being a poet and her day to day life. The school Council asked some questions too.

Also, throughout the week, the children read, learned and performed the poem 'The Witches Spell' from the play Macbeth. They looked at the features of the poem, and discussed the language. They then watched a video of the poem being performed before attempting to replicate the performance themselves. All of the children did a fantastic job of speaking confidently and performing in front of their peers!

World Book Day in Year 2

Year 2 have had a fantastic day celebrating World Book Day today. We dressed up as characters from our favourite stories and some of us brought our books in to share. If you came to year 2, you might have seen Batman, Matilda, Pocahontas or even the BFG! We spent time finding out about each other’s costumes and stories.

We also found out about nonsense poems and read a few together. We have used actions and learnt the beginning of the poem ‘On the Ning-Nang-Nong’ by Spike Milligan.

At the end of the day, we had an assembly taken by poet Jess Green. She shared one of her poems with us and we found out a bit about what it is like to be a poet.

We would like to take this opportunity to share with you some of the poetry we have been writing in Year 2 this term, all on the theme of the circus.