Our second competition of the 2016/17 year saw our year 5&6 boys football team compete against 10 other schools from around the borough. Because of the volume of teams we were split into two groups, group A and group B. We were put into group B and the winner from our group would play the winner from group A and the two second placed teams from each group would play for 3rd and 4th. We started off really well, playing some really nice football limiting the opposition too hardly, if any shots on goal. Unfortunately a lapse in concentration saw us concede two goals which put us on the back foot, we managed to get a goal back but it wasn’t enough. Our second and third game we started strong, shocking the opposition into how well we can actually play. We worked hard for each other, encouraged each other and played some INSPIRING and CREATIVE football! Because of this we won both matches (3 nil and 2 nil) which meant we finished second within our group. We went into the bronze medal match with lots of confidence, it really showed and proved to be vital, we managed to get an early goal which settled our nerves. We went on to win the match 4-0 meaning we finished 3rd overall. A great ACHIEVEMENT for the lads and we expect many more victories and medals to follow over the year.
We kicked off our 2016/17 competition calendar with the year 5&6 girls football team, they competed against 4 other schools and did our school very proud. This was the first competition of the year and the first time the girls had played together within a competitive environment. They played so well and scored some amazing goals! We ended up finishing second losing our last match to just miss out on first place, nevertheless the girls did us all here at Billesley proud, finishing second and getting us off to a great start.
This year has been a massive success we feel for our PE and Sport sector. We have achieved the School Games Silver mark, we have competed in many more competitions, we have WON many more competitions and our children have learnt and progressed so much this year, this is evident within their core task assessments and performances at competitions. The calendar below shows the great success we have had this year within competitions, placing within the top 3 in many tournaments and earning ourselves bronze silver and gold medals in 11 competitions!!
Competition Calendar 2015-16
|Hockey||7th October 2015||4th out of 4|
|Bronze Ambassador training||14th October 2015||N/A|
|Boys football match vs Kings Heath boys||14th October 2015||Won 5-1|
|Boys football match vs St Martins||16th October 2015||Won 4 – 3|
|Boys football match vs St Ambrose||16th October 2015||Drew 1 -1|
|Basketball competition||19th October 2015||4th out of 7|
|Boys football match vs Hollywood||23rd October 2015||Won 4 – 0|
|Mixed Gymnastics competition||18th November 2015||4th out of 6|
|Bronze Ambassador training||8th December 2015||N/A|
|Year 3&4 Sports hall Athletics||18th January 2016||2nd out of 10|
|Year 5&6 Sports hall Athletics||18th January 2016||2nd out of 10|
|Birmingham school games Finals. Year 3&4 mixed football||9th February 2016||2nd out of 12|
|Bronze Ambassador training||9th Match 2016||N/A|
|Year 5&6 Girls football competition||10th March 2016||2nd out of 4|
|Boys football match vs Colmore juniors||28th April 2016||Lost 2 nil|
|Bronze Ambassador training||28th April 2016||N/A|
|Year 5& 6 Mixed football competition (B team)||3rd May 2016||3rd out of 6|
|B Team Boys football match vs St Martins||13th May 2016||Lost 1 nil|
|B Team Boys football match vs Wheelers lane||13th May 2016||Lost 4 – 1|
|Tag rugby competition||23rd May 2016||2nd out of 6|
|25th May 2016||4th out of 5|
|Year 5 mixed cricket competition
|26th May 2016||3rd out of 8|
|Year 3&4 Tennis
|14th June 2016||4th out of 8|
|3&4 Athletics (B Team)
|27th June 2016||2nd out of 4|
|Bronze Ambassador training||29th June 2016||N/A|
90 year ago, Billesley School was founded and it was a very different place. We spent Friday exploring this change and how to make our school even better through a series of P4C based activities which culminated in us sharing our work with other classes. Also, we had our annual spelling bee!
On Thursday, Year 4 delved into the world of Salvador Dali. We learned all about his style and what he was influenced by. We discussed his work during a P4C session and finally we created our own version of one of his paintings. Also we were treated to a series of Shakespeare’s plays performed by year 5.
We had the amazing opportunity to work with a team of experts and create stories and animations!
We went to Sarehole Mill to get some inspiration and got to listen to a few stories too. We collected interesting fallen leaves and flowers and also looked at our environment through a frame to pick out detail.
We used colour charts to come up with interesting names like ‘honey roasted pumpkin’
We structured our stories…
Animated them to bring them to life…
We had an amazing week working with Stans Cafe and will not forget the brilliant skills we learnt in story telling!
This week year 3 have been working with Stan’s Cafe to create and tell their very own stories. Today we took two of our finished stories to Yardley Wood Library to share them with Grendon Nursery. They listened beautifully!
The Year 4 Spelling Bee Champion for 2016 is… Maryam Elahi!
Well done Maryam! You are a Superstar Speller! All the children and teachers in Year 4 (especially Mrs. Qamar!) are VERY proud of you!
A very BIG well done also to the runners up, Zahid and Hamza for doing their very best in front of the whole of Year 3 and 4!
(Maryam showing off her trophy!) 🙂
We had classroom competitions using the year 3 and 4 spelling words and picked our best spellers. They went on to compete with each other to find the YEAR 3 spelling bee champion!
Umani from 3K won the competition!
It was so brave of them to stand in front of the other year groups and their parents. They did so well that Mr Rogerson had to move onto the harder spelling words. We are so proud of them all!
Last week, James from the school canteen showed us how to create our own salads. We got to taste the different salad ingredients and talk about which ones we would include in our own salads.
Once we had planned and drawn out what we wanted in our own healthy salad, we got a chance to make it! We were very, very, very excited about making our own salads and getting to take them home to eat, especially after enjoying the demonstration with James.
Some of us decided that we wanted onions, some of us decided we wanted carrots, some of us wanted extra cheese and beetroot! Everyone planned their own individual, tasty salad, ready to make the next day with fresh, tasty ingredients!
Finally we got to create our tasty salads from a selection of delicious ingredients. We loved every bit of it, from choosing what we wanted to include to grating our own carrots. We made sure we were being hygienic by washing our hands before and after making our salads. We also got to taste different ingredients to see if we wanted to add anything we hadn’t tried before.