Handball Competition

Our handball teams recently competed in a Level 2 School Games competition at Shenley Academy.  As the competition progressed, the teams steadily grew in confidence and played some fast, skilful and decisive handball.  The children are keen to carry on playing handball so we are organising another handball after school club and our own schools’ competition after Easter.  Come and join the fun!

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2017 WBA Schools Football Festival Champions!

We are delighted to announce that we are the Year 3-4 WBA Schools Football Festival champions!  The team raced into the final by winning 3 and drawing 1 of their group games and, in a close encounter, showed tremendous character to win 3-1 against Grove Vale in the final after scoring first and then being pegged back just before the end of normal time.  A fantastic team performance, well done everyone!

 

Girls Football Tournament – April 2017

The girls’ football team took part in a ‘Sister Club’ tournament during the Easter holidays, organised as part of our school’s affiliation with Birmingham City Ladies Football Club.  Despite the competition being tough (the teams competing were mainly clubs who play competitive football every week as part of leagues), the girls played extremely well and finished with one win, two draws and one loss (to the eventual tournament winners), just missing out on a semi-final place.  Well done girls!

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Ruby Hill showing her skills on the wing during our first match against Redditch Juniors!

Out of School Sporting Success!

We are always keen to acknowledge and celebrate sports participation and successes out of school at community clubs.  Here is Elisha Green from Year 6 demonstrating her skills as an aerial dancer – a mix of dance, acrobatics and circus skills – in an article for the Sunday Mercury newspaper.  She has now been selected for the regional finals in one of the country’s biggest talent competitions, Teen Star UK.  Well done Elisha and good luck!

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Fundamental Movement Skills in Reception!

Our Reception children throughly enjoyed using the different equipment to develop their fundamental movement skills in PE this week.  They practiced their running, jumping and throwing skills using the fast feet strips, hoops, speed hurdles and the large rope.  We used a beanbag between our feet when jumping to practice keeping our feet together when we take-off and land.  The children are really confident movers! Well done everyone!

 

Mascot Fun at Birmingham City Ladies match

Our school were thrilled to be asked to provide mascots and flag bearers for the Birmingham City Ladies v Arsenal Ladies FA Cup match on Sunday.  Keira and Summer Collins did a magnificent job and did our school proud.  Well done girls and hopefully see you at the semi-final match v Chelsea.  If you are interested in free tickets to Birmingham City Ladies FC matches, please see Mr Steadman.

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2017 ‘Sister Club’ Champions!

We are delighted to announce that we are Birmingham City Ladies ‘Sister Club’ champions.  The girls won 5 out of 6 mini-league games to reach the final and, in a close encounter, showed tremendous character to come out 1-0 winners against Bartley Green Sports Partnership – a team that had previously beaten us by the same scoreline in the mini-league phase.  Well done girls!

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Cricket fun in the sun!

With the summer holidays fast approaching, we are always keen to promote activities within our community that are active, fun and inspirational.  Therefore, as well as running are own summer holiday programme (full details to follow), we are delighted to partner with Wallop Cricket! who a running a coaching camp at Four Dwellings Academy, B32 1PJ from 14th-18th August 2017.  ]

The website  is www.wallopcricket.co.uk and all bookings can be made by following the webpage link or calling 01785 711572. Places need to be pre-booked and are priced at £5 per day. Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan will be visiting the camps this summer. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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New Cricket Club

We have started a new cricket after school club this week in partnership with Warwickshire County Club.  Led by Andy, our coach, the children enthusiatically practiced their batting skills this week whilst also demonstrating some fantastic fielding – Matteo, in particular, dived full length to stop a ball from reaching the boundary!