Head Teacher

Mrs. D. Allen

General Enquiries

0121 464 1918  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Cotysmore Road
Sutton Coldfield
Birmingham
B75 6BL

WHC Girls Football at Arthur Terry

Last week, the girls 5 a side football team played an inter schools tournament at Arthur Terry. The girls played brilliantly remaining unbeaten throughout all 6 games. We finished 3rd overall, outstanding performances from all but particularly Abbie in 6LM and Louise in 4AG. Well done girls!

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School Life-Family Life Drop in sessions

School and family Life can be stressful for everyone .Would you like an opportunity to discuss yourconcerns with an Educational Psychologist in your area? School Life–Family Life  is for parents, students and teachers. Sessions are available at Erdington Hall Children’s Centre Thursday 9.30am until 12:30pm on a fortnightly basis. To view a leaflet for more information please [click here].

Whitehouse Common in the news!

Sutton Coldfield Observer 25th November 2011

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Bike It Tips!

Dear Parents,

First of all I would like to say a big thank you to those of you who participated in the Bike Checks Day at Whitehouse Common last week. We had 112 bikes in that day which is a huge success for our first cycle to school day as a Sustrans Bike It school.  This week we also ran a very successful ‘ditch the stabilisers’ session with almost 20 children learning to ride their bikes which is fantastic.  Some parents have asked me to put together a top tips list for carrying out your own bike checks as well as for those children that may have missed the opportunity to take part in the ‘ditch the stabilisers’ sessions for you to do with your child home.  So here goes…

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Bike Checks

· Are your tyres pumped up? They should be nice and hard otherwise you will be prone to punctures.

· Maximum limits. Did you know that on the seat post and the handle bar stem that there is a maximum height you can raise either of these? If you look at either the seat post or stem you will see some lines – this is the maximum safety level you can raise them to. Do not raise them above this limit as this could affect the safety of your child’s bike.

· Brakes – make sure your child’s bike has two working brakes.  

· Remove the stabilisers

· Put your child’s seat as low as possible. They must be able to touch the floor flat footed and comfortably

· Get them to look up. Keep their head up. Get them to find something to look at. · Find a slight downhill slope (a gentle slope will do)

· Get them to scoot with their feet and gradually lift their feet off the ground for longer. This will help them to find their balance.

· Once they have practised this for a few times they should then be able to put their feet on the pedals and… away they go!

· Perseverance is the key. They won’t get it straight away and some children only take 2 mins, others take up to 2 hours! But they will get it. It’s simply down to practise.  

I hope you have found these top tips useful. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring on 07920 865079. Alternatively come and see me next time I am in school.  

Many thanks for your continued support with the Sustrans Bike It project.

Christmas Fayre Friday 2nd December

tree_cardDon't forget that it's the School PTA Christmas Fayre on Friday 2nd December from 6 pm. You can find more information about the Faye and how to get your Grotto tickets in the School Newsletter from 10th November. To view the newsletter please [click here].

India - The long journey home and a heart full of memories

Well, I am writing this as I sit in Dubai airport waiting for the last leg of my journey home. Dubai time it is 2.10am and I have been travelling for the longest time!

I spent most of the day in school again and it was lovely but emotional.

I saw a Grade 4 assembly to start the day and the theme was the environment and caring for our world which is our link project for this year so it was great and I have lots of video to share in an assembly when I get back.

Afer this I sat in on a Maths lesson in the Tech lab and I also visited a Science lesson and talked to the teachers about how the lessons might have been delivered in England and the similarities and differences that I noticed. It is difficult to compare them in many ways because the lessons in India are only half an hour long so there is a lot less time to develop and extend ideas and for the children to explain their ideas and reflect on their learning.

To end my visit, I asked to visit every class so that I could make sure I thanked all of the children and staff for their wonderful hospitality, kindness and for making my trip so special. I really wanted to say goodbye to everyone and had pictures taken with the classes.

When I left, it was very hard and I shared with Ms.Jaspal Gill (the principal) how honoured I felt to have been part of their school for the week and that the trip had taught me a lot, both professionally and personally.

The impact this trip has had on me is astonishing and much of my plane journey has been spent plugged into my ipod, gazing out of the window and thinking back over all I have done and learnt. I am thrilled to be coming back to WHCPS and really cannot wait to share all my experiences with everyone but I feel a strong bond with Bawa Lalvani school and I will never forget this adventure or the special people I met along the way.

See you all soon.

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PE Leading Aspect Award Presentation

Today was an exciting day as we were visited by several special guests. Former Aston Villa midfielder Ian Taylor attended our morning assembly to present us with our Leading Aspect Award for Physical Education. Ian was accompanied by representatives from Wilson Stuart Active Society, Wilson Stuart School and Aspire Sports. The award was presented to two of our pupils, Katy and Christopher who accepted the award on behalf of the school.

Following the presentation, Year 6 children enjoyed the opportunity to ask Ian Taylor some questions about his success as a professional sportsman. They all listened very intently and picked up some top tips for a budding future in sport.

We are so proud to have received this special accolade in recognition of the high level of Physical Education and Physical Activity we have at Whitehouse Common. Well done to all staff and children who have contributed to this achievement and shown the world we are a healthy and active school!

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You can read the case study for our PE Leading Aspect Award online, [click here] to read it.

Christmas Shoeboxes

A big thank you all parents and pupils for their generosity and kindness with putting together a fantastic 127 shoeboxes for 'Operation Christmas Child'. All the boxes were collected today by a representative from Samaritan's Purse. Lots of children all over the world are going to be delighted to receive these super presents! For more information about what will now happen to your shoeboxes please [click here].

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