Friday, 12 October 2018

Chilcote vs Highters Heath (Year 6 Boys' Football Team)

On Friday 12th October the Chilcote boys' football team played their second league fixture against Highters Heath Primary School at Yardley Wood playing fields.

The game started and Chilcote began the way they had finished the last match in imperious fashion. They scored and went 1v0 up within 45 seconds. They then carried on in this fashion for the whole of the first half scoring goals regularly and wracking up an 8v0 scoreline by half time.

In the second half Chilcote quickly added a 9th and 10th goal. This meant due to the ruling of school's football the game ended.

Despite the disparity between the two teams both sets of players kept their discipline and the game was played in the right spirit throughout.

The goalscorers were as follows:

James 2
Ben 3
Milan 2
Dylan 1
Euan 2

Well done to all of the boys involved as they did a thoroughly professional job!!!   

Year 6 Cycling Tournament

On Thursday 11th October Chilcote entered the first ever Kings Heath School Sports Partnership Cycling tournament. The event took place at Kings Heath Boys School.

The children competed in teams of four on three different events. The events were all times and points were given out for certain times to give each team an overall score. These overall scores were combined to see which team had accrued the most points on the evening.

In total fifteen separate teams entered the event and competed. Chilcote entered three teams into the competition.

The children competed in a ride and run event where they had to cycle half a lap whilst a partner ran and then swap halfway to do the opposite. They did a slalom relay as a team and then a 4 x 2 lap relay of the cycling circuit.

All three teams performed very well and made good times. Particularly in the two lap relay race to finish.

The top three teams were as follows:
3 rd place - Yardley Wood
2 nd place - Chilcote B
1 st place - Chilcote A

Out of fifteen teams Chilcote finished in first and second position which is an amazing achievement!

Well done to all three teams, who all performed superbly well and represented the school excellently!!!

Monday, 8 October 2018

Chilcote Vs Hollywood (Y5 and 6 mixed netball team)

On Monday 8th October the Chilcote mixed netball team had their second league fixture against Hollywood Primary School. The game took place at Chilcote on the school playground.

The match started with Chilcote scoring almost immediately from their first centre. A great passing move culminating with Milan scoring. Chilcote continued to dominate the ball and therefore the chances. They scored another 5 goals before the end of the quarter to go in 6v0 up.

In the second quarter, Hollywood began to defend better but Chilcote were still playing some excellent netball. The most pleasing thing was how clinical Chilcote were with their chances. The quarter finished 5v1 to Chilcote so 11v1 overall.

In the third quarter, Chilcote score arguably their best goal of the night. They started by intercepting a pass in their own third before passing their way down the pitch with every player touching the ball before Eva scored some ten passes later! The quarter ended 4v0 and the overall score was 15v1.

In the final quarter, Hollywood had their best spell of the night and put together some nice moves of their own. They almost scored on a couple of occasions. Chilcote were not as clinical in this quarter and missed a few chances. The quarter ended 2v0 and the game ended 17v1.

A fantastic result for the team and a great performance. Well done to all of the players involved!!! 

Yardley Wood Vs Chilcote (Y5 and 6 Mixed Netball)

On Thursday 4th October 2018 the Chilcote mixed netball team had their first fixture against Yardley Wood.

Chilcote took two teams and played an A and a B fixture against Yardley Wood’s A and B team.

Chilcote’s A team played very well and were clinical with the ball scoring lots of their chances. They took a commanding 6v0 lead at the half time stage. In the final two thirds they continued to dominate and scored some more chances. The game ended 11v1 to Chilcote.

The B team started well in their fixture too. They took an early lead and then continued to dominate. By the half way stage they were 4v0 up - a massive achievement considering this was the first game of netball for most of the team. In the final two quarters they continued to play well but a combination of poorer finishing and a better Yardley Wood performance stopped them from scoring any more goals. The game ended 4v0 to Chilcote.

Well done to all of the children involved as both teams performed really well!!!

Monday, 1 October 2018

Year 5 and 6 Girls' Team game against St Bernards

On Friday 28th September the Chilcote girls’ football team played against St Bernards in their first league game.

The first half started with game pretty even. Then St Bernards started began to get on top of the game. One of their girls was running the show and duly scored the first goal. Not long after, following more good play St Bernards doubled their lead.

Chilcote rallied in the second half and put on a very good defensive display. They didnt attack much but managed to contain the St Bernards attack for the rest of the game. The match finished 2v0 to St Bernards. It was a lovely game and a pleasure to watch.

Well done to all of the girls on a battling performance!!!

Year 5 and 6 Boys' Team game against St Bernards

On Friday 28th September the Chilcote boys’ football team played their first league game against St Bernards.

The game started in Chilcote’s favour and they created a fair few chances but couldnt take any of them. Then Dylan managed to grab a goal from a corner. Chilcote continued to be on top but didnt add to their lead before half time.

In the second half Chilcote played some of the best football that i have seen a Chilcote team play. They scored their second through a great finish from Ben and then he added his second and Chilcote’s third after a great team move. Then, not long before the end of the game Ryan added a fourth after another awesome passing move.

The game ended 4v0 to Chilcote and could have been more. Special mention has to be made to Ben who performed at a phenomenal level throughout the game!!!

Well done to all of the boys on a great first win and performance!!!

Year 5 and 6 Boys' 5-a-side Heats

On Thursday 27th September the Chilcote boys 5-a-side team played in the qualifying round of the South Birmingham 5-a-side competition.

They were joined on the night by teams from The Oaks, St Martins, Hall Green and St Bernards. Each team played each other once and the winner would go through to the finals of the competition.

Chilcote played against The Oaks in their first game and played really well they won the game 2v0 with goals from Ben and Dylan.

In their second game Chilcote played against Hall Green and totally dominated the game. Unfortunately, they didnt take all of their chances. They still managed to win the game 3v2 but it should have been a lot more comfortable. Ben scored a hat-trik.

Following that, Chilcote played against St Martins and it was a close game. Chilcote shaded it but were again wasteful. Fortunately, Dylan managed to grab a goal with not long left to win the game 1v0.

Finally, Chilcote played against St Bernards who were also unbeaten. It was a close game but Steven managed to put Chilcote 1v0 up halfway through. Chilcote then had to defend really well and did to hold on and win the game.

An excellent display by Chilcote on the night and they have qualified for the finals! Well done to all of the lads involved!

Monday, 17 September 2018

Year 5 and 6 South Birmingham Boys' 7-a-side Tournament

On Friday 14th September the Chilcote boys’ football team played in their first tournament of the season. The South Birmingham 7-a-side competition.

A total of thirteen teams contested the tournament. They were split into four groups. The winners of each group would face each other in the semi-finals.

Chilcote were in a group of 3 against Yardley Wood and St Martins. This meant they would play each other twice. Chilcote started against Yardley Wood and won the game 2v0 with goals from Milan and Ben. In their second game Chilcote beat St Martins 1v0 thanks to a slightly fortuitous goal from Euan. In the second match against Yardley Wood, Chilcote played some of their best football of the night, with Ben being particularly influential. They won the game 3v0 with goals from Ben, Dylan and Milan. Finally Chilcote played and beat St Martins again - 2v0.

This meant that Chilcote won their group and played Colmore in the semi-finals.

The game was a very tight affair with Colmore shading it. They had the better chances but nothing too clear cut. Chilcote got a free-kick six minutes in. James took it and hit a wonderful strike into the top corner of the net. That was enough to see Chilcote win the game 1v0.

In the final Chilcote played against Wheelers Lane. In truth Wheelers Lane were the better side throughout and created three guilt edged chances to score but failed to take any of them. Chilcote struggled to create anything but battled hard and were defensively resolute. The game went to extra time and then penalties. Chilcote had their first penalty saved and hit the post with their second one. Wheelers scored both of their penalties so therefore won the competition.

Chilcote can be very proud of themselves for an excellent night’s work. They didnt concede a goal and only lost a game on penalties. Well done to all of the lads - a promising season ahead!

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Year 1's local area walk

As part of our topic 'Our World' Year 1 have been learning about human and physical features we might see in our local area. We went for a walk around our school to take some pictures of different features of our area. The children were fantastic walkers and photographers - well done Year 1!

The children are brilliant at identifying human and physical features so you could quiz them when you're out and about!

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Junior Choir in the Youth Proms at Symphony hall

On Thursday 12th July, Junior Choir, accompanied by Mrs Bundy, Mrs Rafter and Mrs Thomas, had a fantastic afternoon rehearsal and evening concert at Symphony hall as part of the Youth Proms.
We sang with nearly 600 other children from Birmingham Primary schools and had the opportunity to listen to and watch performances from The National Youth Orchestra Inspire ensemble and other Birmingham ensembles. We had been learning the songs for a few months prior to the concert and were praised by Ruth the Head of the Vocal team running the event, as well as teachers from other schools- so well done Chilcote! You all sang beautifully and enthusiastically and were super representatives of our school. Thank you very much to Mrs Bundy and Mrs Rafter for their support and practical help as well as their lovely singing. What a great end to the year for Junior Choir!   

Summer Games Finals Day

On Friday 13th July eleven Year 5 children and ten Year 4 children represented Chilcote at founders and super 4s athletics respectively, at the Summer Games Finals day. The finals were held at King Edwards School.

Both teams had won the local Kings Heath Partnership tournament in their respective sports and were facing the other area winners from around Birmingham.

The rounders team were one of eleven schools to have qualified. They were put into a group of six and had to play each of those schools once. They lost their first two matches, won the third and then narrowly lost the fourth and fifth. This ,want that they finished in 4th place in their group and finished in 9th place overall. A fantastic achievement by the children - well done to all!!!

The super 4s athletics team were one of 31 schools who qualified for the finals (the top 3 schools from each area qualified). Each child from Chilcote had to perform a standing long jump, a sprint, a long distance run (400m), a javelin throw and finally they ran a relay race as a team. All of the children did their best and performed very well. When they had done everything their distances and times were converted to points as a team. Chilcote finished on 1279 points and in tenth place overall, which was only 100 points off third place. A remarkable achievement - well done to all of the children!!!

All of the children represented the school brilliantly well and as usual their sportsmanship and behaviour were impeccable! Well done all!!!

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Health Week in Year Two

We have been very busy this week designing, making and, of course, tasting healthy sandwiches as part of our DT work.

After learning about the importance of hygiene when preparing food, we began by taste testing a variety of breads and lettuce types. We weren't too keen on rocket and pulled some rather funny faces whilst eating it! Our teachers were very impressed with the way we all tried everything, even when we weren't too sure if we would like it.

We then selected our ingredients and designed our sandwiches, making sure they were healthy and could be part of a balanced diet. We practised our grating, spreading and chopping skills before we assembled our sandwiches.

Then it was time for the best bit - the eating! We all enjoyed our sandwiches and were able to evaluate our recipes, discussing what we liked and what we would change if we made them again.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Reception go shopping!

Last week we were looking at money and coins so Reception went shopping!  We had to find the correct coin to buy the various things on offer: biscuits, rubbers, pencils and stickers!  We also learned the British value of queueing!!

Thursday, 5 July 2018

David Gregory from the CBSO visits Chilcote

Today we were very lucky to welcome back an ex pupil, David Gregory who is now a violinist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He spoke to the children about his time at Chilcote and how it inspired him to become a violinist and go on to have a career as a musician.

He played to us and then played and improvised with various groups of our own musicians -some of our cellists and dhol drummers.
We finished with a big improvisation performed by many of our Year 4,5 and 6 pupils.
Thank you very much to Mr Gregory- it was a very inspiring and enjoyable session, we really appreciate you coming in to work with us.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Brass concert on Monday 2nd July

On Monday, Chilcote brass players performed in a concert for their families, playing pieces they have learned over the last term at school. They all played extremely well in their groups and some pupils also played solos confidently. Everyone also took part in playing 2 pieces as part of the `Chilcote brass band`.
It was lovely to see the good progress made by the pupils since the beginning of the year and to witness the teamwork in all of the group performances.
Well done to you all and to Mr Fisher who has taught and supported you so positively all year.
Congratulations too as many of you have taken and passed brass exams this academic year- we are very proud of you.
Thank you very much to all of our families for the support you give at home-and to Mr Fisher for his hard work this year.

Chilcote Guitar concert

On Monday 2nd July, Chilcote guitarists performed at a concert for their families, playing pieces they have learned during this term. They all played extremely well in their groups and some pupils confidently played solos too.
It was a real pleasure to hear how much progress they have all made this year and we are very proud of them all.
Very many thanks to Mr Chamberlain for coming in specially to lead the concert and for all his support and teaching this year. We also appreciate all the support from home, keep up the good work!
 Congratulations too as many of you have taken and passed exams this academic year- we are very proud of you.

Junior Choir and Chilcote Brass band performing at St Peter`s festival .

On Saturday 30th June, Junior choir and Chilcote Brass band took part in a fantastic concert as part of St Peter`s festival at St Peter`s church. The choir sang a variety of songs and our brass players performed solos and as a group. The church was completely full and the audience were very complimentary about how well our children had performed. We were very proud of you all as it was quite a challenge performing for such a large audience in a venue with tricky acoustics.
We also enjoyed listening to Birmingham schools` Concert Band and Birmingham schools` Brass Ensemble who performed to a very high standard.
Thank you to all our pupils- and families who supported this event on a Saturday afternoon during a very busy time of year.