We were thrilled to receive this letter from Birmingham Royal Ballet this week to inform us that 3 of our Year 1 children. have secured places on their Gifted & Talented ‘Dance Track’ programme from September 2017. This is a monumental achievement as they were chosen from 4000 children from across Birmingham and the West Midlands taking part in school workshops, and from 737 children who reached the final workshops at Birmingham Hippodrome. We are so proud of them and will support them on their exciting journey.
We have just commenced a 9-week ‘Couch to 5K’ running programme for the Four Dwellings staff, in conjunction with ‘Run Birmingham’. The staff felt really energised after the first session and are looking forward to the next one session and progressing through the programme. We can do this!
Follow our progress on the Facebook page of our Run Leader, Taz:
Our girls football club for Years 1-3, provided in partnership with the University of Birmingham Sports Faculty, continues to be really popular this term!
It provides the opportunity for our younger girls to be introduced to football, be active and have fun with friends, with pathways in place for all participants to continue to play and enjoy football through The FA’s SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Club Project.
The Project is an integral part of The FA’s objective to double girls’ football participation by 2020 and has been established in a joint partnership between The FA and SSE, supporters of girls’ football participation and sponsor of the SSE Women’s FA Cup.
If you want to join the fun, please speak to Mr Steadman.
Our Year 4 children had a fun and energetic afternoon at Shenley Academy this week, competing in a ‘Change 4 Life’ festival aimed at promoting physical activity as one of the ways of leading a healthy lifestyle.
The children, all of whom were new to this type of opportunity, competed against other local schools in a range of running and throwing events, finishing in second place overall with a massive 357 points. Well done everyone, you were real team players!
The children have really enjoyed the new tag rugby sessions at lunch time. Remember we are providing tag rugby as an after school activity this half term on a Tuesday and Friday.
Year 4 had a really active and fun start to PE this term with a kick boxing masterclass delivered by Kiel. Remember we are providing kick boxing as an after school activity on a Tuesday this half term so please speak to Mr Steadman if you are interested.
Working with female football coaches from the University of Birmingham, we have started a new after school football club just for girls in Years 1, 2 & 3. Here are the girls warming up with a game of handball to introduce passing and moving into space. It is lots of fun! There are a few places still available so, if you want to join the fun, speak to Mr Steadman.
Our Reception children have enjoyed playing golf in PE this week. The children have been learning how to ‘putt’ the ball controlling aim and speed. We even played our own crazy golf course! Well done everyone.
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!
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!