Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Year 5 and 6 Mixed Basketball League

On Tuesday 4th December seven children represented Chilcote in the local basketball league. The event was held at Kings Heath Boys School.

Chilcote faced three opponents on the night in a mini-league. The fifth team did not attend so all of the teams who were present received a victory for that game.

In their first game Chilcote played against Billesley School. They dominated the match and were clinical with their chances. They scored a total of eight baskets in the ten minute match and only conceded one. This meant they won the match 16v2.

Secondly, Chilcote played against Hollywood A. This game was much tougher and Hollywood were the more dominant team. They had a number of chances but couldn't take them. Chilcote kept hitting them on the break but struggled to create any clear cut opportunities. Hollywood di then sink the first basket of the game but Chilcote replied almost immediately. The game was locked as a draw for a while until Hollywood took another opportunity from long range and sunk a basket. Chilcote then conceded one more whilst trying to get an equaliser. The game ended 6v2 to Hollywood A.

Finally Chilcote played against Chad Vale. The game started quite evenly with both teams having chances. Chilcote then began to take control and scored two quick baskets. They then added a third just before the end. The game ended 6v0 to Chilcote.

Therefore, Chilcote finished in second place on the night. This means they qualify for the higher league in January. Well done to all of the children who took part as they did fantastically!

Chilcote Cello Concert - Friday 30th November

On Friday, Chilcote cellists put on a great performance for their families, playing pieces they have learned this term. They all played extremely well in their groups and some of our older players played solos confidently. It was great to see the progress they have all made this term- from our September beginners to our more experienced players in Year 5 and 6.
Thank you very much to Mrs Mulenga for her hard work with all the pupils and to our appreciative audience for their support and commitment to their children`s music.

I am waiting for 2 more `video` clips to be processed, I will publish them as soon as I receive them.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Brass concert on Monday 3rd December 2018

Today families of  Chilcote brass players enjoyed a fantastic concert, showcasing the work and progress made by our brass players over this term. Everyone played confidently and clearly in their groups and our more experienced players played some great solos. We also enjoyed listening to the `Chilcote brass band`.
It was lovely to see the progression from our `new ` players who have only been playing since September up to our very experienced players of 2 or 3 years.
Well done to you all and to Mr Fisher who has taught you so enthusiastically since September.
Good luck to those who are taking exams this week- we are very proud of you. Thank you very much to the families who were able to attend - we really appreciate your support-and to Mr Fisher for his hard work.

I am waiting for one more `video` clip to be processed- I will publish it on the blog when I receive it.

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Chilcote Guitar concert- Thursday 30th November 2018

Today, Chilcote guitarists enjoyed performing for their families, playing pieces they have learned this term. They all played extremely well in their groups and Nicole, Babar and Lewis played solos confidently. It was great to see the progress they have all made this term- from our September beginners to our `old hands` in Year 6.
Thank you very much to Mr Chamberlain for his hard work with all the pupils and to our audience for their support and commitment to their children`s music.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Year 4 Trip to Cadbury

A lovely time was had by all on the trip to Cadbury World. The children were really excited and obviously loved eating chocolate! We started the day with a talk about the Aztecs and the Mayans and how chocolate was an important part of their culture. Then we toured the factory and went on the Cadabra ride but the best of the day was clearly the trip to the 4D cinema - the children loved it!

Dressing up as Mayans:

Coco Beans:

Chocolate Playtime:

Year 5 and 6 Mixed Netball match vs Cedars

On Thursday 8th November the Chilcote mixed netball team played their third league game against Cedars academy.

In the first quarter, Chilcote started really well and quickly went 2v0 up. Then, Cedars started to come back into the game and got it back to 2v2. Just before the end of the quarter Chilcote made it 3v2.

In the second quarter, the game continued in the same vain with some excellent end to end netball. Cedars scored to make it 3v3 before Chilcote scored to make it 4v3. Both teams had other chances but failed to take them.

The third quarter was the most frustrating from a Chilcote point of view as they spent the majority of the time camped in Cedar’s third and had six good scoring opportunities. Unfortunately, they failed to take any. Cedars did have a few attacks and managed to score on one of these to tie the game at 4v4.

In the final quarter, the game was again very even with both teams having many opportunities. Both teams scored a further 2 goals to make the game end 6v6.

A great game that was very even. Well done to all of the children involved!!!

Year 5 and 6 Mixed Hockey

On Tuesday 13th November six children from Year 6 represented the school in a mixed hockey tournament.

The eight teams were split into two groups. Chilcote played their first game against Hollywood B. They dominated the match and had lots of chances but only managed to score 1. This was enough however to give them the 1v0 won.

In their second game, Chilcote played against Yardley Wood and the same happened as in the first game that they had lots of chances but only managed to score one goal. Still they won 1v0, which was great!

In their third and final game Chilcote played against The Oaks A. The game was much more even to begin with. The Oaks then started to take control and scored with their first shot. They then scored 2 more so Chilcote lost the game 3v0.

This meant they finished in second place in their group so went through to the third and fourth place playoffs, where they played The Oaks B.

The game was a tight affair with both teams having chances. The first two clearcut chances fell to Chilcote but they didnt take them. Shortly afterwards they did find the back of the net and scored the only goal of the game to win 1v0.

Therefore, they finished in 3rd place overall. Well done to all of the children involved!!!

1) Allens Croft
2) The Oaks A
3) Chilcote
4) The Oaks B
5) Yardley Wood
6) Bells Farm
7) Hollywood B
8) Hollywood A

Friday, 9 November 2018

Remember Remember the 11th of November.

In Year 6 we made poppies to respect and to remember the people that died in the Great War of 1914-1918. We discussed the poem In Flanders Fields and we learnt why we wear poppies. It is because they were the first sign of life on the battlefields after the war ended. We learnt that the money from the sale of poppies through the Royal British Legion goes to the families of serving soldiers and those that have lost people during wartime; it may also go to veterans who have served our country's forces bravely. As a school we have displayed our poppies in a '100' memorial sign because it has been 100 years since World War I has ended.

Remembrance Day in Year 5

Today Year 5 said ‘Thank you’ to war poets, photographers and artists as we commemorated 100 years since the end of World War One.  We started our day by making poppies that we tied to the cage outside in the playground.  We had a look at the photographs taken by Ernest Brooks, who was an official photographer during the First World War, and created our own silhouette paintings in a similar style to one of his most well-known photographs.  We read some poetry and learnt about some of the most famous poets who fought during the war.  The whole school went outside to have our photo taken with the poppies we had made and ended the day with an assembly led by Mrs Doherty which encouraged us to reflect on the war and the impact it has had on us today.

Remembrance in Year 3

Today we learnt all about the children who sacrificed their childhoods during World War One and tried to help the war effort in any way they could. We were amazed that some children gave their money, their time and even put themselves in danger to help the war. In particular, we were fascinated to discover that Boy Scouts and Girl Guides were running during the war and still run now!

We looked at lots of different photographs and tried to decipher what the children in the images were possibly doing. We were very surprised to find that children played such a major part at home whilst their parents went to fight on the front line.

To commemorate those who sacrificed their lives, we made poppies in class which were used to make the number 100 on the cage. This was to signify 100 years since WW1 ended. We used four heart sahpes, a black circle and a leaf template to make our poppies. 

 The whole school made poppies and these were tied to the cage in remembrance. We then had a photo taken in front of them. We felt it looked amazing!

We also had a class photo taken in front of the art to remember our day and the people who sacrificed their futures for our today.

Our second poppies were used to create a wreath of remembrance for our middle room. 

As you can see, year 3 had a fantastic day learning all about the sacrifices that were made and paying our respects to those who did not survive. We thank them and will always remember them!

Remembrance Day in Reception

Today we have talked about Remembrance day and what it means. We have made poppies and added them to the whole school display to mark 100 years since the end of WW1.

Remembrance Day in Year 2

In Year Two we made poppies using tissue paper and we tied them onto the 100. We were remembering the end of World War One 100 years ago. 

We learnt all about a nurse called Edith Cavell who helped the people who were injured in WW1. We decided that Edith was a hero for helping all soldiers no matter which side they were fighting for. We wanted to say thank you to Edith Cavell and the other nurses and doctors who treated people during the war.

Remembrance Day in Year 1

On Friday 9th November, Year 1 learned all about Remembrance day. 

We created some red and black poppies and put them onto the green fence in the playground with everyone else in school- 470 poppies in all.

We took a photo with the whole school with the number 100 to remember that the war finished 100 years ago.

We learned that the first soldier who died was only 17 and was called John Parr.

We were learning about the soldiers and nurses in World War 1.

We made poppies to hang up in the shape of 100.

We wrote and drew postcards to say `thank you` to children, nurses, doctors, ladies and men and soldiers for defending our country.

We also used our time machine to see what it was like on Armistice Day in 1918.

Here is a video about our 'Thank You' theme:


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!