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Year 5 visit to The Stourbridge Cone House

Friday, 12 July 2019

On Monday 8th July, Year 5 visited the Stourbridge Cone House as a culmination of their learning about glass production in the midlands. The children saw how glass is made and also learnt about the importance of this industry to the Black Country.


Year 4 Visit to Dudley Zoo

Friday, 12 July 2019

Year 4 have had a very busy week this week and on Wednesday 10th July visited Dudley Zoo to further enrich their learning about habitats.

The children had a very interesting and fun time learning about the animals as wells as the history of the zoo. They also behaved superbly throughout the day.

Well done Year 4!

Year 4 Sikh Gurdwara Visit

Friday, 12 July 2019


On Tuesday 9th July, Year 4 visited Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Smethwick as part of their multi-faith learning this year.

The children had a lovely time learning about the Sikh faith and had a tour of the beautiful place of worship.

The Hagley Band Visit

Friday, 12 July 2019

On Monday 8th July, The Hagley High School band played a wonderful set of music for us. Their theme for the morning was Punk music!

The children (and adults…) had a wonderful time listening to such talented musicians.

Thank you to the Hagley band for such an entertaining morning. See you again next year!

Sports Days 2019

Friday, 5 July 2019






This week our EYFS, KS1 and KS2 children all took part in their annual sports days.

All of the children enjoyed the events and took part in the activities by displaying great sportsmanship.

Well done children!


Year 1 Barry Island visit

Friday, 28 June 2019

After learning all about the seaside, Year 1 this week visited Barry Island. Despite the unseasonal June weather, the children had a wonderful time playing on the beach and at the fairground. One child commented that they’d a ‘brilliant time at the seaside!’ Thank you to all of the parent volunteers who supported Mrs Evans and Miss Cook during this visit. 

Year 6 visit to Egmond Hall

Friday, 28 June 2019


As a celebration of all of their hard work at St Philip’s, Year 6 visited Edgmond Hall.

The children took part in a variety of challenges that included shelter building, fire making and orienteering.

All of the children (and staff!) had a great time.

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!