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Mrs. D. Allen

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Cotysmore Road
Sutton Coldfield
Birmingham
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Excellent Work (Week Beginning 11/11/19)

Space Camp 2019

What an adventure we all had last week!

Children arrived and excitedly unpacked their things into their tent.

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Once unpacked, Mrs Goode took the register and told the children which team they were in. Children were split into four teams, Team Aldrin, Team Jemison, Team Peake, Team Ride and Team Armstrong, and then rotated around five activities.

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Children created nebulae pictures using chalks and pastels.

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Looking at the stars with a telescope from Warwick University and then outside using our iPads.

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Moon Rock cakes were very popular!

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We enjoyed designing our own space suits with different NASA logos.

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Mrs Clark and Mrs Cowdery were on hot chocolate duty! We enjoyed a hot chocolate and cookie while watching 'Space Chimps' before bed.

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Some children slept well and they all enjoyed breakfast in the morning before clearing away the tents.

Erasmus+ project Let's get Cultural

IMG 7428Over the next two years, Whitehouse Common Primary will be working with four schools from Greece, Austria, Turkey and Spain on a project entitled Let's get Cultural.

This project is funded by Erasmus+ and will see each school hosting a meeting to explore and discuss culture - what it is, how we express it and how we can share and celebrate it.

There will be two meetings this academic year; in Spain in November and at Whitehouse Common in March, then three next year, culminating in the final meeting in Greece as they are the project leads.

It looks to be an exciting two years that we will document on this blog. 

Waxth this space for more news soon!

Newsletter 15th November

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Premier League Maths and Spelling Game!

If you love football then this is the game for you ! Brush up on your Maths and Spellings skills at home with this Premier League Primary Stars game. Click on the image below to go straight to the game - it is tablet friendly too!

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Change for Life Festival

Well done to all the children who represented our school so well at last night's Change for Life Festival. Enjoy your hard-earned medals!

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Now it's European! Another eTwinning Quality Label for Whitehouse Common!

Last week Señora Stevens received an email from the Central Support Service of eTwinning. 

Congratulations! Your school has been awarded the European Quality Label for the excellence of  the work in the eTwinning project "Hands Of The World". This means that your work, the work of your students and your school have been recognised at the highest European level.

This is an amazing achievement and one of which we should all be incredibly proud. 
And that's another certificate to add to our collection!

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National eTwinning Awards for Whitehouse Common

Sra S QL optOver the 2018-19 academic year, Whitehouse Common was part of several eTwinning projects. You may have followed the progress of some of them on Twitter and the school newsletter.

At the start of term, we received news that two of them had been awarded a National Quality Label.

eTwinning Quality Labels are granted to teachers with excellent eTwinning projects. They indicate that the project has reached a certain national and European standard. This means that we are now eligible for a European Quality Label which is very prestigious and hard to achieve. This is very exciting news!

The projects awarded were Green Kids, a project in which chidlren looked at the ecological problems facing our world through the eyes of Green Kid, a character they created, and considered how they could combat and avoid damaging our planet, and Hands of the World, a collaboration originating from Sharon Tonner-Saunders of the University of Dundee that saw children around the world singing and signing in Makaton as well as learning a phrase of the week.

At the end of September, Señora Stevens attended the UK National eTwinning Conference and was overjoyed when Green Kids was Highly Commended in the National eTwinning Awards, and then ecstatic when Hands of the World won a National eTwinning Award. She came home with 4 plaques to be displayed at school so, along with the one for the International School Award which we will receive soon, that'll be FIVE plaques or certificates that we need to find space for! Well done to everyone involved in the projects, especially last year's 5MM for their singing and signing and 4CC for their 'phrase of the week' work for Hands of the World, and 5AG who illustrated and write many of the collaborative stories for Green Kids. However, the awards are for everyone as all classes contributed to one or other project through their PSHE, through assembly, or simply by being interested and encouraging us!

I'm very proud of you all. Señora Stevens

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