Head Teacher

Mrs. D. Allen

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Cotysmore Road
Sutton Coldfield
Birmingham
B75 6BL

Welcome

Thank you for visiting our website. We are very proud of our busy and friendly school. We hope you enjoy our website and that you find lots of useful and interesting information. If you wish to read a welcome message from our Head Teacher please CLICK HERE

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Please be aware that school will re-open to pupils following the summer break on Tuesday 3rd September 2019.

Week Commencing Monday 17th June

Monday 17th June

After School Clubs

Choir
Elite Tutoring 
Gym

2.45 - 4.00  Ullswater drop in event Library

 

Brass Lessons

 

 

Tuesday 18th June
French Club
Cheer Leading Club

After School Clubs
AVFC Football
Pudding & Pie KS1

Woodwind Lessons

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 19th June
Street/Pom Pom Dance

After School Clubs
Gym Club
Martial Arts Club
Forest School- cancelled this week

Guitar Lessons

Drum Lessons

3CGP Swim AM

RSD Swim PM

Area Sports PM.  Individual children in KS2 have been notified of their attendance.

 

 

Thursday 20th June

Guitar Lessons

After School Clubs
Tennis KS1 & 3
Tennis KS2

Guitar Lessons

3JM Swim AM

RHT Swim PM

 

 

Friday 21st June

 Dance show dress rehearsal. Please ensure costumes are in school.

Languages Celebration Assembly

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On Thursday afternoon, KS2 gathered in the Oaks Hall to celebrate Languages. 28 children bravely volunteered to share their language skills with their peers as we were treated to songs in French, Spanish and Makaton, a poem in Polish, a German tongue twister, a joke in Latin and children introduced themselves in Burmese, Sinhala, Tamil, Turkish, Punjabi, Italian, Hindi and French. The assembly concluded with the poem about languages below that was written especially for the occasion by S-L in Y4. 

It was lovely to see the children celebrating languages that they know and love, whether because they speak them on a daily basis or know them via family, holidays or clubs. It was also good to consider the importance of communciation, through languages both spoken and signed, to ensure inclusion and a sense of belonging. 

Thank you to all those who participated. 

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In case you can't read the poem:
LANGUAGES

There are so many languages; I can't count there's so much.

There's Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, African and Dutch.

There are so many languages 

In this world

But very few of them have I been told.

There's Spanish and French

I'm sure,

And Dutch, Maori and many more.

There are so many languages, every one is unique.

There are so many languages about which we can all speak.

 

 

 

Excellent Work (Week Beginning 10/06/19)

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Excellent Work (Week Beginning 03/06/19)

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Lo que hemos aprendido en mayo

In what has been a very short half term with SATs to deal with as well, we've still been working hard on our Spanish.

Year 4 have completed descriptions of monsters and learned the names for parts of their bodies in Spanish using this song from Rockalingua that proved very popular!

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Year 5 have been learning how to tell the time in Spanish. It's hard enough for some of us in English but they persevered and some even started working out various ways of making it easier - and harder - for themselves using 24 hour clock and digital clocks too.

 

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Year 6 enjoyed the distraction from their SATs provided by Spanish grammar and the verb TENER, translating phrases using tener in set expressions such as

tener prisa - to be in a hurry;

tener éxito - to be successful;

tener dolor de cabeza - to have a headache;

and also inventing sentences such as

Tiene cien mil años - s/he is 100,000 years old;

Tenéis un perro pequeño - You have a small dog;

¿Tienes cola? Do you have a tail?

Tenemos pepinos y berro - We have cucumbers and cress (harking back to Y3!)

IMG 5262 opt 1 3JM have been very industrious. They have been trailling a new way of learning called Symtalk that uses symbols to help create sentences in Spanish as well as learning about the gender of nouns. To use their new skills as well as to show that they can successfully use a bilingual dictionary, they wrote minbooks called ¿Qué veo? (What can I see?) The minibook were beautifully written and illustrated, and below is a little video showcasing three of them.

 

And finally, whilst Señora Stevens hasn't been teaching in the Acorns building this year, she's really enjoyed finding out what children have been learning when she's popped along, and was particularly impressed the other day when a Y2 stopped her and asked 'Señora Stevens ¿te gustan las manzanas o las fresas?' in beautiful Spanish, and also answered the question herself when Señora Stevens turned it back to her. ¡Bien hecho Claudia! (y Señor Cope también)

Querido Zoo - FKS1 assembly in Spanish and Makaton!

1677 Dear Zoo SpanishFor World Book Day this year, all pupils in KS2 learned how to tell the story Dear Zoo in Spanish and Makaton. At the end of the week we held an assembly in which all 270+ pupils simultaneously retold the story with Señora Stevens and the Language Leaders. After this, the Language Leaders suggested - and Señora Stevens enthusiastically agreed! - that Reception, Y1 and Y2 would love the story too. 

A few weeks ago, posters went up around the Oaks building asking for volunteers to come and help with the assembly in which we would present Querido Zoo to the younger pupils. Lots of volunteers attended the planning meeting and 20 were able to help Señora Stevens with the assembly on May 9th.

They practised over the weekend and attended two rehearsal in their free time, and were word and sign perfect! It was lovely to see the younger pupils looking up to older ones and trying to join in with the signs even before they were taught!

We started by introducing the signs for the animals and then told the story. Everyone listened beautifully and lots of children joined in with the signs as well as some trying to join in with the Spanish too.  After the assembly a few children wanted to share with Señora Stevens about their experiences of Makaton, how their older siblings had been teaching them or how they knew some from outside school. And at the school disco the following evening, one child even sought out Señora Stevens to show her that he hadn't forgotten the signs and the Spanish words. ¡Impresionante!

Muchas gracias to all the volunteers who were able to help, and to 3JM who couldn't help on this occasion but who have another mission for Señora Stevens!

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Excellent Work (Week Beginning 20/05/19)

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Newsletter 24th May

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Congratulations Year 6!

We are super proud of our Year 6 children for completing their SATs. They’ve all worked so hard to reach this point and we couldn’t have asked for more. Well done to each and every one of you ! We are looking forward to the end of year production, and all the fun things we have planned ! Pyjamas tomorrow Year 6 !

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