Monthly Archives: July 2016

PE and Sport 2016!

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

Competition Date Result
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 
Netball competition


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 years ago…

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!


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Art Day


Butterfly boat DaliOn 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.

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Yr3 Stans Cafe

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…

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Animated them to bring them to life…

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We had an amazing week working with Stans Cafe and will not forget the brilliant skills we learnt in story telling!

We have a Champion Speller!

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!

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(Maryam showing off her trophy!) 🙂

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Year 3 Spelling Beeeee

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!

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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!

Year 4 Greek Salad Making! Mmmmmmm!

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.

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Year 3 had the amazing opportunity to get trained by an Aston Villa coach! They had a fantastic morning and cant wait for next time! ‘We had a brilliant time and were really excited about showing off our skills!’

Also the Aston Villa coach scouted one of our brilliant young footballers, Charlie!!! who will now go on trial at Aston Villa in the up coming season! Outstanding achievement – well done Charlie!  

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