Friday, 24 May 2019

Reception have been shopping!

Reception classes had a day of shopping today.  First, we looked at what different coins look like, then all the children were given a purse.  They came to the shops and bought the different things on offer: - stickers, pencils, sweets and balloons.

The children not only practised using money but practised using their manners too!  We all had a lovely time.

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Chilcote Summer concerts

On Monday 20th May and Tuesday 21st May, over 120 children performed at our two annual Summer concerts. Both were well attended by large enthusiastic audiences and all the children performed confidently, showcasing their hard work over the past few months to their family and friends.
We are very proud of all our performers and would like to thank them for their hard work and enthusiasm, providing us with two very enjoyable evenings.
Thank you very much to our talented peripataetic music service teachers who have taught and encouraged the children all year. Our children have made great progress, through the hard work of Mrs Mulenga, Mr Fisher, Miss Hobbs, Mr Chamberlain and Mr Singh.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Chilcote boys Vs Wheelers Lane

On Tuesday 21st May, the Chilcote boys' football team played their final league fixture against Wheelers Lane school at Yardley Wood playing fields. The boys knew that if they drew or won the match then they would win the league. If they lost the match then Colmore would win the league on goal difference.

The game started as a cagey affair with neither team wanting to let the other team in. Chilcote were on top in the first half but Wheelers were dangerous on the break. During the half Chilcote had two great chances to score but unfortunately put the ball wide of the post on both occasions. Wheelers Lane had one great opportunity to score as well but Ryan made a last ditch interception to clear the ball before it went over the goal line.

In the second half, Chilcote tried their best to find a goal but their final pass just would not come off and when it did the Wheelers Lane goalkeeper was always in the right place to make the save. Wheelers were having some chances of their own and Chilcote had Benjy to thank for pulling off an outstanding save when the Wheeler's winger was through on goal. Devastatingly, just five minutes from the end Chilcote conceded a goal. The ball got played over the top and the Wheeler's winger got to the ball at the same time as Chilcote's keeper and the ball bobbled back to him to roll into the empty net. Chilcote tried to find an equaliser, which on the balance of play they deserved but couldn't. The final score was 1v0 to Wheelers Lane.

An incredible season has ended with the boys finishing in the top South Birmingham league in second place on goal difference. Mr Cross and I are extremely proud of all of the boys and what they have achieved this year. They deserved something to show for all of their efforts but sometimes this is football/sport! Well done to all for the match and for their fantastic season!!!

Chilcote Girls Vs Our Lady of Lourdes

On Thursday 16th May, the Chilcote girls' football team played their final league fixture against Our Lady of Lourdes at Yardley Wood playing fields.

The game started as a very even contest. Chilcote gradually got on top and had more chances without really working the goalkeeper. Near the end of the half, Chilcote were awarded a penalty for handball. Unfortunately for Chilcote, the penalty was saved not once, not twice but three times. Shortly afterwards, Chilcote had another good chance to score but again hit the ball straight at the goalkeeper. The score at half time was 0v0.

In the second half, the contest was more even and Our Lady of Lourdes had as many chances as Chilcote. Both teams huffed and puffed but could not find a way past either goalkeeper. The game ended in a 0v0 draw.

A great effort by the girls in an excellent season where they have all made lots of progress. Well done girls!!!

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Boys' HMS Cup final Vs Boldmere School

On Tuesday 7th May 2019 the Chilcote Boys' football team played in the school's first ever HMS Cup Final against Boldmere School at Bodymoor Heath (Aston Villa's training ground)! Out of nearly 300 Birmingham schools just to get to the final was an incredible achievement.

The first half started and Boldmere came out of the blocks flying. They immediately put Chilcote under pressure and won a couple of corners in a row. Chilcote had a couple of breaks but for the most part were penned into their own half. Halfway through the first half Boldmere were awarded a free-kick just outside the penalty area. Boldmere's captain stepped up and curled the ball into the top corner to give them the lead. The first half continued in the same fashion with Boldmere having a lot of the ball but Chilcote occasionally breaking. On one such break they won a free-kick of their own right on the edge of the box but Ben's shot just went past the far post from a tight angle. At half time the score was 1v0 to Boldmere.

In the second half Chilcote stepped up their game and played better. Unfortunately, the Boldmere captain was an excellent player and twice in quick succession he ran through the middle of the pitch shrugging off all challengers and smashed the ball into the bottom corner on both occasions. Then, not long after Boldmere scored their fourth after a shot deflected to their striker who put the ball home. Chilcote did not give up and they did not let their heads go down. In fact after the fourth goal went in they had their best period of play in the match. They won a few corners and from one such corner the ball struck Etik's knee and flew into the net to make it 4v1. Chilcote huffed and puffed after that but couldn't find a way past the excellent Boldmere midfield and defence. The game ended 4v1 to Boldmere.

Mr Cross and I (Mr Haycock) would like to say how proud we are of the boys and what they have achieved this year. Just to get to this final is an amazing achievement! Also, we would like to thank all of the staff, parents and family members who came to support the boys in the once in a lifetime match!

Friday, 12 April 2019

Chilcote Vs Lee Forest - HMS Cup Semi-Final

On Thursday 11th April, the Chilcote boys' football team played in the HMS Cup semi-final against Lee Forest for a chance to play at Aston Villa's training ground in the final. This is something no Chilcote team has ever done before!

The first half started well for Chilcote and they had the first chance of the match with a rasping long-range drive. Chilcote dominated the ball for the early stages and were rewarded with the first goal of the match with a great left footed finish from Dylan. Shortly afterwards Chilcote had a goal ruled out for offside. Then, Lee Forest with only their second real effort of the match scored with a volley from outside of the box which gave Benjy no chance in goal. Five minutes before the end of the half, Chilcote got a corner and Steven rose to head the ball onto the post, fortunately Milan was there to head in the rebound and make it 2v1. It stayed this way until half time. 

In the second half, the game was more even to begin with but neither team created a chance. Then, Lee Forest got a corner and scored direct from the corner - another unstoppable goal! This seemed to galvanise Chilcote and they started to dominate the ball and the chances again. Dylan beat his man and put in a lovely cross for Ben to prod home to make it 3v2 to Chilcote. They then had a further three chances to finish the game off, hitting the bar, having one cleared off the line and narrowly missing the other. This made for a nervy finish but Chilcote were firm defensively and won the game 3v2!

An incredible performance and an outstanding result for the team and for the school - well doen to all involved! Onto the final at Bodymoor Heath!!!

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Year 5 and 6 Mixed Netball Tournament

On Wednesday 10th April 2019, eight children represented Chilcote at a mixed netball tournament held at Kings Heath Boys' School.

In total, nine teams entered the tournament and were split into two groups. Everybody in the group played each other once. The winners from each group went through to a final and the second place team in each group went through to a third and fourth place play-off.

Chilcote were in a group with Hollywood, The Oaks and Grendon. They started their campaign against Hollywood. The game was close with Chilcote having slightly more chances to score. They took a lead but then couldn't capitalise on the lead and conceded an equaliser late on in the match. With the clock ticking down and the match looking like it would be drawn Chilcote put away their last chance of the match with virtually the last throw of the match to win 2v1.

In their second game, Chilcote played against the Oaks. They dominated the ball and the chances. Unfortunately, the missed a few chances but did manage to take an early lead. They continued to be the better team and went on to score two more goals later in the match to make the final score 3v0.

In their final group game, Chilcote played against Grendon and played their best netball of the night. The GA and GS really had their shooting hands with them in this game and Chilcote took many of their chances. They raced into the lead and were then relentless in creating and scoring chances. They ended up winning the match 9v0. Therefore, they qualified for the final as winners of their group.

In the final, Chilcote played against Cotteridge, who had been unbeaten in their group. It was a tough game and Cotteridge scored from their first attack. Chilcote tried their best but just couldn't create opportunities as the Cotteridge defence was too tough. The final score was 4v0 to Cotteridge.

Second place overall is a fantastic achievement! Well done to all of the children involved!!! 

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Girls' Football Vs Moor Green Academy

On Tuesday 9th April 2019, the Chilcote girls' football team played their next league fixture against Moor Green Academy at Yardley Wood playing fields.

The first half started with Chilcote being the dominant force and creating a few opportunities. Unfortunately, they either made the wrong choice or rushed their efforts and couldn't take any of the chances that fell their way. The score at half time was 0v0.

In the second half, Chilcote's fortunes changed and the chances that fell their way they managed to take. First, they scored from a long range shot and then scored from a nice passing move. Moor Green then got a goal back before Chilcote went on to score three more long-ranged efforts. Abi scored a tremendous four goals out of the five! The final score was 5v1 to Chilcote.

A great game and good sportsmanship from both teams. Well done to all involved!!!

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Dhol drumming concert

On Tuesday 9th April, we enjoyed a performance from our Dhol drummers who played for their families and friends.
Led by Mr Singh, they all played confidently and showed great skill in playing a variety of different pieces.
It was lovely to see the progress that they have all made this year and to see their concentration and teamwork as they played complex pieces.
Thank you very much to all our super players, their families for attending and being such a supportive audience and especially to Mr Singh for all of his hard work and support this year.

Sportshall Athletics Final

On Wednesday 3rd April, twenty children from Chilcote represented the school in the Sport Birmingham Sportshall Athletics final held at the University of Birmingham Sport and Fitness Centre.

Chilcote qualified for this final courtesy of winning their sports partnership event earlier in the year.

The twenty children had to participate in up to two field events and two track events each. Their times and distances would earn points and these would be added together to give a total score for the team.

The field events were: speed bounce, vertical jump, triple jump, standing long jump, chest push and javelin throw.

The track events were: 2 x 1 lap relay, 2 x 2 lap relay, obstacle relay, over under relay, 6 lap paarluf and 4 x 1 lap relay.

After all of the events the final standings were as follows:

11) St Johns
10) Sacred Heart
9) St Catherines
8) Paget
7) Great Barr
6) West Heath
5) Harper Bell
4) Meer Green
3) Chilcote
2) Hillstone
1) Woodhouse

Chilcote finished in third place overall and third place in Birmingham. What a remarkable achievement! Well done to all involved!!!

HMS Cup Quarter Final Vs Wheelers Lane

On Friday 5th April, the Chilcote boys’ football team played their quarter final of the HMS cup against Wheelers Lane at Yardley Wood playing fields.

Chilcote started the game well and pegged Wheelers into their own half for long periods. They had a couple of half chances before a rasping shot was spilled by the Wheelers keeper and Isa was on hand to tap in the rebound to make it 1v0 to Chilcote. Chilcote made it 2v0 shortly afterwards when Dylan hit a low driven shot across goal with his weaker foot to find the bottom corner! Wheelers did have the idd break away but Chilcote did their defensive work well.

In the second half Wheelers had more of the ball but Chilcote were still playing well and being resolute defensively.  The game ebbed and flowed with both sides having chances but it wasn't until 5mins before the end that Chilcote sealed the game from the penalty spot after a blatant handball. Ben stepped up and smashed the ball into the back of the net! One minute from time Isa put the icing on the cake and scored a fourth for Chilcote with a lovely finish after a neat one two passing move.

What a result and what a performance! Chilcote march on, into the semi-finals! Well done to all involved!

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Year 3 Recorder concert

On Thursday 28th March, the whole of Year 3 performed on their recorders for their families and friends. They all tried very hard and played 5 different pieces very well as a team
We have only been learning to play the recorder for 10 weeks and have worked hard, learning the fingering, playing skills and learning to read from music notation.
We have had fun playing different pieces and were proud to show our new skills to our families.
Many thanks to Miss Scarle, Mr Bannister and Mrs Chohan for their support and encouragement and a big thank you to our lovely audience who were warm and encouraging.
Remember that our Year 3 players can now get ready to join our Year 4 recorder lunchtime club next school year if they would like to continue to play and develop their skills.