Head Teacher

Mrs. D. Allen

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Cotysmore Road
Sutton Coldfield
B75 6BL

Long awaited Y6 DVD release...

Apologies for the delay of getting out the Year 6 Charlie and the Chocolate DVD. Mr and Mrs Cleaver have been overcoming a range of technical issues from across the seas and are working hard to get it completed this week.

Thank you to the Cleavers for their hard work on this and thank you for your patience. The DVDs will be posted out to you as soon as possible. It is sure to be worth the wait so stock up the popcorn ready...

Our New Nursery!

Take a look at our new Nursery, it is really colourful and full of exciting resources. We will be posting pictures of the children enjoying their new space over the next few weeks.



Howtown 2012 Day 4

Apologies for the lack of a blog post yesterday – the internet signal struggled to get through the rain!

Over the last two days, Year 6 have had a range of experiences and adventures led by their fabulous instructors.

Some children had the pleasure of being accompanied by Her Majesty Mrs Hawksworth (!) on their 8km walk across the beautiful countryside after catching a boat across Ullswater Lake.  Miss Noble supported as several brave children climbed a rock face and showed each other tremendous encouragement.  Today, Miss Greenwood accompanied one group on their canoe trip – everybody learned new skills and had a great time.  The wind was starting to increase and Theo and Eden found themselves slightly blown off course!  Nothing to worry about…their instructor steered them back in and they were both giggling and happy!

Miss Maltby was eager to experience some of the more challenging terrain and she set off on a hill walk with one group.  The hills are alive with the sound of sheep and Miss Maltby ate her lunch whilst sitting in a little…present from said sheep (!)

Other groups also challenged themselves by taking part in an assault course (Miss Maltby and Miss Greenwood proved themselves to be very agile) and showing lots of teamwork.  Beneath the ground, one group carried out an expedition through dark, damp tunnels – they drew a map of their route and worked together really well.

As you know, we are coming home tomorrow and your tired, happy children are looking forward to seeing you again.  We aim to be back at school for 4.30pm and will advise you of any changes via text message.  See you soon!

Howtown 2012 Day 2

Year 6 woke up to a delicious selection of breakfast treats this morning. Following a dorm inspection (!) one of the groups presented us with the weather forecast for the day ... we knew that the waterproofs were coming out! We assembled in to our activity groups and set off with our trusted instructors on various exciting challenges.

One of the activities some of the children participated in was 'gorge walking'. This involved us working collaboratively to climb over waterfalls. The children were given tips on how to do this safely, including the use of the Roman Handshake to assist them in navigating the gorge properly. Some of our urban children were extremely comfortable in this rural environment, even treating the cold water as a not-so-hot tub! The activity finished with a crawl through a narrow tube which lead underneath a road. Despite the obvious claustrophobia the children showed immense bravery.

After an exhausting yet rewarding day, imagine our delight when we entered the dining room to be welcomed by an array of wholesome hearty dishes.

This evening the children are taking part in an excellent evening activity called 'Nightline' where they will be encouraged to use the learning skill of reciprocity to work as a team. Over the last 48 hours we have seen a visible and tremendous improvement in year six's ability to work as a team and we are certain that this will continue to improve over the next few days.

Howtown 2012 Day 1

Year 6 arrived safely in Howtown at 1pm and were welcomed by warm staff, stunning views and lots of rain!

After exploring the centre and getting kitted up, we ventured towards Ullswater Lake for our first exciting activity.  We were told it was called ‘jog and dip’ which we thought might include a short walk followed by dipping a biscuit in a cup of tea!  How wrong we were… the ‘dip’ was actually a spectacular dive into the lake! Every pupil was extremely brave and adventurous, most even going back for another go.

We have had a lovely tea and we are looking forward to our first, good night’s sleep after a night time walk around the area! (We might squeeze in a cup of cocoa first!)

PTA Ball Menu

ptaThe PTA ball at Swinfen Hall is fast approaching! [Click here] to view the menu for the evening.

Information from the Local Authority

Dear Parents
Please [click here] to read a letter from the local authority regarding the increase in pupil numbers in the local area.
This may help to clarify the current position.
Kind regards
Mrs Allen

PTA Summer Best of British Fayre Saturday 7th July

This year's theme was a more traditional one, with lots of activity stalls like 'Beat the Goalie', 'Hook a Duck', 'Tin Can Alley', 'Balls in a Bucket' and 'The Stocks' which the children loved. A special attraction was Mr Worth in the stocks - he had around 500 sponges thrown at him, with the aim range getting closer and the water getting dirtier!

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Due to the weather forecast, majority of the stalls were in the Oaks Hall, cream teas, hot pork baps, tombola, raffle, Pluck a Duck, Lollipop Game, Lucky Dips, Jubilee Jars, Henna and Face Painting and Toys/Games.

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The Fayre was well attended, with everyone having a lovely time. We even had a visit from Firefighters in a Fire Engine, which was a great attraction.

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Thank you for all your support, the donations, helping to run the stalls and attending on the day. It would not be possible without. All the money raised will go towards enhancing our children's lives at school.

Sports Day


Last Thursday the weather was extremely kind to us and we held our school Sports Day. During the morning, children from Key Stage 1 enjoyed a variety of sports activities; an egg and spoon race, a water race, an obstacle race, a relay race, an over-under ball race and a hockey race. All of the children tried really hard and had great fun! After a whole-school picnic lunch, children from Key Stage 2 enjoyed a traditional sports day with a sack race, egg and spoon race, obstacle race, sprints and relays. The PTA kindly donated ice lollies for all the children for after the event. The house cups were awarded by Mrs Allen at the end of the afternoon with Rowan placing first overall. Well done to all children and thanks to all the parents for coming to watch and cheer us on!


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