Yesterday we took part in our first Athletics competition of the year, the competition was held at the Billesley Indoor tennis centre as it offers fantastic facilities. We were one of 8 schools to participate on the day with all teams consisting of 9 boys and 9 girls who competed in either a track, field or both track and field events. The standard of the competition was very high and the children on the day were second to none, their attitudes, behaviour and competitiveness saw them finish in first place by a massive 42 points! Well done to everyone involved, another competition won this year.
This week the children are trying to solve a mystery. A strange suitcase has arrived in RB2 and it has been up to the boys to rummage through the contents and find clues as to who the owner could be.
We found some hi-tech binoculars,
a camera, clothes and a notebook containing case files for a very interesting case.
The boys compiled all of their clues and in true Sherlock Holmes style deduced that the owner of this mysterious package is a 12 year old child under cover in a school called Ashley.
To delve into this mystery, the boys are going to write their own story to determine what actually happened to Ashley and bust this case wide open!
In science this term, RB are learning all about light. So far we have been studying the sources of light and where it comes from…
The RB2 boys demonstrated how we see objects from a light source.
We also did an experiment to test how large shadows get the further away a light source is…
Here are their findings;
We will continue to shine a light on this phenomenon and research further to see where this exciting topic can take us.
How has Birmingham had an impact on the world?
On Friday 18th November, Year 5 visited Birmingham City Centre to learn more about Matthew Boulton and the Industrial Revolution.
After an exciting trip on the train, we arrived at Snow Hill Station at 9:45am not far from where Matthew Boulton grew up.
Then we walked to Broad Street where we located the statue of Boulton, Watts and Murdoch.
Here we did observational drawings of the statue into our sketchbooks and we gathered facts about the inventors. It was very sunny!!
Then we headed back to New Street where we stopped for lunch at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
Finally, we explored BMAG and enjoyed tours around their Birmingham People and Places exhibition and Birmingham History exhibition. We learned about how Birmingham has changed over the years including details about the Industrial Revolution.
After all of that we made our way back to Snow Hill station where we got a train back to Yardley Wood. Wow…. what a day!
On Tuesday we had the best afternoon of the year so far, because we got to make Pizza. However, it was special pizza, because it was a healthy pizza.
We use these ingredients;
Tomato sauce (One of your 5 a day) Light Cheese (less fat in it) Mushroom (One of your 5 a day) Sweetcorn (One of your 5 a day) Wholemeal pitta bread.
We made our pizza using the ingredients.
Then we cooked them in the oven
Then we ate them (they were better than Pizza Hut).
Book Week this year has been jampacked with exciting reading opportunities. To start things off, we launched a sponsored read and challenged all children, from Nursery to Year 6, to read for 15 minutes everyday for a week.
Each year group was challenged to earn as much money as possible through reading sponsorship, with the promise that whatever they earned they could keep and spend on lovely new books for their classrooms.
The response from the children and parents was overwhelming, with a grand total of £1391 being raised for new books. Usborne, our book sponsor, then gifted a further £834 of free books to say well done to Billesley! A whopping £2225 for the children to spend.
A special mention went out to 14 children, who between them raised an amazing £650! They received a thank you certificate during our Monday assembly and a rapturous round of applause.
Each Year Group is now currently browsing the Usborne catalogue and choosing the books they want to purchase, read and keep in their classrooms. Wonderful, wonderful stuff!
I’d like to say a HUGE thank you to all the parents and children for being so generous and helping the school to raise such a fantastic amount of money, to help inspire reading.
Reading is the key to success.
Watch Year 2’s expert mathematician Charlie explain how to work out repeated addition questions using cubes!
Ever wondered whether pirates actually walk the plank?
If they really buried their treasure?
Who Blackbeard really was?
When piracy ended?
Well, if you have…
Welcome to Year 6’s wonderful world of pirates!
For our topic Crime and Punishment we learned about some of the most notorious criminals in history – pirates!
The video you are about to watch has been researched by Year 6, written by Year 6, performed by Year 6 and designed by Year 6!
BE WARNED! Several questionable puns and pirate accents ahead…