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.