Thursday, 14 June 2018

Year 1's Trip to Brueton Park

On Wednesday Year 1 had an amazing day in Brueton Park, Solihull.   We spent the day exploring the Nature Centre, looking for insects, pond dipping, finding out what it might be like to be a squirrel, doing a maths lesson using sticks and leaves and most exciting of all rescuing froglets from the path near the pond and putting them in a safer place.

We all worked really hard and were very hungry when it was lunch time.
We pretended that we were squirrels and hid an acorn ready for winter.

We found out what it might be like to be a squirrel or a bird looking up at the trees.
Our friends had to guide us to keep us safe.

A froglet

Wild Maths.
We collected leaves and sorted them to find out which colour was most common. 

We were VERY hungry!

Bug hunting. Look what I found!
We went pond dipping and found...

... a newt.

We had a great day and were all really tired when we got back to school.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Year 6 Cricket Tournament

On Wednesday 13th June ten children from Year's 5 and 6 represented the school at a cricket tournament held at Moseley Ashfield ground.

In total, four schools entered the tournament: Chilcote, Hall Green, Bells Farm and The Oaks. They each played each other once in a round-robin format and the school with the most points at the end would be the winner.

Chilcote started against The Oaks and were put into bat first. They batted well and scored 256 runs. Chilcote then fielded and bowled. They were brilliant and managed to keep The Oaks to a score of 201. So a 55 run win in the first game with ten wickets taken.

In their second game Chilcote played against Bells farm, who opted to bat first. They posted a good score of 224 for 3. Again Chilcote bowled and fielded excellently. In reply they managed to score a fantastic 270 runs.

In their final game Chilcote played against Hall Green who had also won all of their matches. It was a thrilling and tense encounter with both teams playing some superb cricket. Hall Green set a score of 272 to draw and 273 to win. Chilcote batted well and went into the final two overs needing 12 runs off 12 balls. This then turned into 8 runs off the final 6 balls. Unfortunately in chasing the win they lost a wicket at the end and ended up on 263. A fantastic effort by all of the children!

Well done to all of the children for a very respectable second place finish!!!

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Infant Choir go to `Singmaker` at the Town hall

On Tuesday 5th June, Infant choir set off with much excitement to catch the train into town to take part in an interactive singing concert  especially designed for Year 2 children. We had initially been told it was at Symphony hall but at the last minute had a change of venue. We enjoyed a picnic in the park surrounding St Phillip`s cathedral and then walked to the town hall.
The concert was fantastic and we all joined in enthusiastically with the new songs and games. It was great to learn some new repertoire as well as sing two of our favourites that we had previously learned at school. Mrs Rafter and Mrs Thomas had to go up onto the stage in two of the songs which was great fun!
Everyone behaved beautifully and were a credit to the school and we all thoroughly enjoyed our singing experience.
Very many thanks to Mrs Ahmad and Mrs Treanor who gave up their time to accompany us and who joined in enthusiastically and many thanks too to Mrs Rafter for all her hard work.
We will enjoy sharing our new songs and games with our friends back at school.