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Year 2’s Trip to the Black Country Living Museum

Thursday, 9 May 2019

To end our transport unit in History, on Friday 5th April 2019, we visited the Black Country Living Museum and found out all about the different types of transport used. We met the horses, saw a Blacksmith making nails, climbed inside a canal boat and rode on a double decker bus! We really enjoyed looking at the old cars and learning about different types of engines. Well done children, you were a credit to our school!

Y6 Visit to Smethwick Heritage Centre

Friday, 3 May 2019


The Hardworking pupils in Year Six were given the challenge of producing a Non-Chronological Report based on their local community of Smethwick. To support their writing, the children visited the Smethwick Heritage Centre. Alongside their exemplary behaviour, the students produced outstanding work. The class were a joy to take on the trip. Their enthusiasm for the project is evident in their work. Have a look!

Year 1 Warwick castle

Friday, 3 May 2019

In our topic lesson year 1 have been learning about castles so we went to Warwick castle to find out about more about their history. Y1 had a fantastic visit and have learnt lots to use in their future work!

Raising money for CAFOD

Friday, 3 May 2019

Year 1 learned how CAFOD help poor people around the world. We shared our thoughts and feelings of what we could do to raise money and help others. We wrote prayers and put ideas in our pupil voice box.

Year 1 castle projects

Friday, 3 May 2019

Year 1 made castles at home out of recycled material to share with their class. These were then used in topic lessons.

Holy Week Assemblies

Friday, 12 April 2019

Each class across school have led us on the journey taken by Jesus during Holy Week with beautiful assemblies each day this week.

We have welcomed Jesus into our hearts and thought closely about the range of emotions that Jesus would have experienced during this emotional time as he gave his life for us. We have thought about how humble and brave Jesus was and even at the point of his death he continued to think of others.

Thank you children for such beautiful assemblies this week.


“love one another as I have loved you…”

John 13:34-35

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
April 2019
In Nursery we have enjoyed reading the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. We have observed the ‘Life Cycle’ of a butterfly. Watching caterpillars grow and build a cocoon around themselves. We waited and waited and eventually the butterflies emerged from their cocoons.
One of our Beautiful Butterflies!

Jasper’s Beanstalk

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
April 2019
In Nursery we have enjoyed reading the story ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’ by Mick Inkpen. We planted some beans, we watered them and over the next week we watched them swell and then a root and shoot grew.

Now our bean plants are big enough we have planted them in big pots so they can grow into an enormous beanstalk.

Nursery’s magic beanstalks!

Visit from SS118, Wroclaw, Poland

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

We were delighted to welcome staff from our new link school, SS118, from Wroclaw, Poland on the 26th and 27th March.

The staff were very impressed to learn all about our school and plans are now in place for projects involving both schools to begin – watch this space!

As ever, there were some lovely comments about our wonderful children and how welcoming they were to the visitors and knowledgeable when speaking about our school. Well done children!

Science Week Workshops

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

On Friday 15th March, ‘Science Boffins’ arrived in school to help us to celebrate National Science Week.

Our children took part in an exciting interactive assembly where they learnt about forces and changes in materials. Following this, each class took part in a workshop that involved either learning about how new materials are formed when flames are produced or they learnt how to scientifically investigate a crime scene!

Thank you to Miss Lewis for organising this exciting day and to our wonderful children for taking part with such great interest!