Next week, week beginning 21st May Billesley primary school are driving their own campaign to try and encourage our families and staff to be more active when travelling to and from school.
Next week is national “walk to school week” https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/walk-to-school-week-2018/. We are working alongside this national week by driving our own week, Step, Scoot or Pedal. We want as many people travelling into and from school on foot, on a scooter, skateboard, a bike etc.
Being active is so important for our staff, children and families. Child obesity is still rising and the journey to school is still one part of the day that can provide some physical activity. It can also increase road safety and awareness, plus self confidence.
There are prizes on offer during the week with a big draw to finish.
We hope as many families and staff as possible will support and take part in next week. Its a chance to try something new, ride a new bike, break your morning routine, make new habits, become more active, improve your health.
Billesley vs Boldmere
The year 5/6 boys played a massive part in what was an incredibly skilled and hard fought final. The game was 0-0 at half time with both teams working hard to create chances on a small pitch.
Billesley took the lead just after half time with a superb corner that was curled straight in by Romelle. Shortly after Boldmere equalised with a brilliantly struck freekick.
Boldmere quickly went into a 3-1 lead with their CF who was their most dangerous player scoring a hatrick. Tom bought us back into the game with another sweetly struck freekick to make it 3-2 just after Romelle had a long range effort saved by the keeper.
The lads have had a great season and should be very proud of themselves, they are a credit to the school.
The year 5/6 boys football team finished the league season with a 7-0 victory over Severne primary school.
That win meant that a 100% record in the league was achieved. Well done boys.
Champions 2 years in a row.
During the week beginning 23rd April twenty year 5 pupils took part in a bikeability course, either obtaining a level 1, or a level 1 and 2.
The course involved aspects of bike maintenance, cycling ability and for level 2 predominantly road cycling and awareness.
The bikeability instructors were full of praise for the pupils.
Quoting an email response when we thanked them: Hi Mr Mountford, you’re welcome anytime and it was a pleasure. The kids listening skills were very good, they were well behaved and did really well. Kind regards Nadeem.
Well done to all the children that took part.
On Friday 20th April Matthew Tew from Billesley Tennis Centre came to deliver tennis sessions to our year 3 children in accordance with the LTAs (lawn Tennis Association) mini Tennis roadshow. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we would like to say thankyou to Matt for coming and in and sharing his expertise.
On Wednesday our year 5/6 boys football team beat Colmore Primary School 2-1 in a close fought semi-final. This win earnt the boys the right to play at Aston Villa’s training ground (Bodymoor Heath) next Tuesday evening at 5.30pm.
This is the first time in the history of the school that we have reached this final so we see it as a great achievement by the boys and we are very proud and excited for Tuesday.
Last day of the spring term the year 5/6 team took on The Meadows primary school in the HMS shield quarter finals. It was really close and could have gone either way at 1-1 with some great saves by Max and good defending from the team. They went on to win 2-1 and book a place in the semi finals against Colmores.
Final Score: Billesley 2 – 1 The Meadows
After last nights win against Yarnfield the U5/6 football team are champions with a game to spare. The highlight from a brilliant display was an overhead kick goal from Max.
Congratulations to the boys.
The boys will be looking to maintain their 100% record in their last match against Severne next month.
Next match is the HMS cup quarter final on thursday.
Friday 23rd March saw Billesley school support sport relief. The pupils raised money by having the privilege of wearing their own sports gear on the day.
During the day all year groups took part in a run of different distances. Key stage 1 loved the run around the whole of school playground with the two exercise stations, 10 star jumps and 5 squats. This was brilliantly supported by our year 5 playleaders.
Key stage 2 had the same exercise stations but ran a mile starting at school and running to the end of Trittiford road and back again accompanied by our fit and athletic staff and cheered on by the local community.
The spirit of sport relief was evident throughout the day, children and staff smiling and laughing while exercising .
The year 5/6 football team have had some excellent results in recent weeks.
They are as follows:
February 26th – Vs Chilcote – WON 3-0 – League
March 8th – Vs Kings Norton – WON 4-2 – HMS Cup
9th March – Vs Colmore/Oaks – WON 7-4/Points awarded
The boys hope to take the good form into the next league and cup fixtures coming up this week.