Created on Friday, 11 April 2014 16:56
On Friday 9th Mat the PTA will be holding a Family Film Night.
The children will have the opportunity to vote, from a selection of films, which one they would like to watch.
There will be two showings - FKS and KS1 film choice in the Acorns' hall.
KS2 choice will be shown in the Oaks' hall.
The choice is:
This event will run from 5pm - 7.30pm.
Tickets will be on sale after the holiday
£3 per child
£5 per adult
£10 for family ticket (up to 2 adults & up to 3 children)
We look forward to seeing you there!
Created on Friday, 11 April 2014 15:51
Created on Friday, 11 April 2014 12:37
Former Whitehouse Common Primary School pupil, James, is one of the twelve poster campaign people for Autism awareness month organised by Autism West Midlands. He came into school to have this photo taken with a handful of girls wearing their silly socks to raise money for this very worthy cause, which is very close to our hearts.
Created on Friday, 11 April 2014 12:16
Over 350 pupils from Whitehouse Common put pen to paper to take part in the competition to design the best superhero dog ahead of the Acorns Dog Walk in Sutton Park on 27 April.
The entries were whittled down and the finalists’ designs listed on Acorns’ Facebook page for the public to vote for their favourite.
First prize for key stage two was taken by Adam, whose creative and original nature-themed design won the hearts of voters. Adam said: “My dog super power would be to heal things, people and animals.”
The winning entry from key stage one was submitted by Aliya, with her ‘super-hearing dog’ design, complete with purple boots and a bright pink cape. Aliya said: “My dog’s super power is that she can hear really well and she is super-fast, so when she hears someone call for help she can rescue them.”
Prizes were also given to the runners up in both categories. In key stage one, Lineysha came a close second with her ‘friendship power’ dog design, and Hollyanne took third with her ‘rain power’ dog design.
In key stage two, Aimee took second with her ‘colour and happiness’ dog design, and Evan's design took third with his dog’s original power of ‘saving footballs from going over the fence.’
Ian Carr, events manager at Acorns, said: “The Dog Walk raises vital funds for life limited children in the area, but it’s also a hugely fun day. We have really enjoyed working with Whitehouse Common in the run up to the event.
“We were very impressed by the huge range of inventive designs put forward by all the children who took part – it made choosing the finalists a difficult task.
“There’s still time to sign up to the Dog Walk, with just a £5 entry fee per dog. Although the dogs at the walk won’t have super powers, they are doing something really amazing by helping to support local life limited children. We hope to see lots of people there for a brilliant day!”
Created on Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:23
On Sunday evening some Year 5s took part in the Birmingham Schools Ensemble Gala Concerts at the Adrian Boult Hall in Birmingham. Having started learning their instruments in Year 4, they have continued with lessons and are members of the North Birmingham Area Brass Ensemble.
They played Now the Day is Over, then the Police hit, Every Breath You Take before finishing with Yellow Bird.
They played confidently and represented Whitehouse Common brilliantly.
On Thursday it will be the turn of the choir...
Created on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 08:38
A Combative Final League Game Sees WHC Finish On A High
Another away game saw the WHC team coach pulling out of Cotysmore Road with the boys looking relaxed - some playing cards and others listening to their favourite tunes. However no sooner had the headphones gone on and the first hand been dealt then it was time to disembark.
It was obvious from the first whistle that the boys had rested well during the journey as they poured forward determined to put the Boldmere disappointment behind them. Miles started up front with Ben H , Alfie and Morgan supplying the bullets for him to fire. Josh, Edward and Matt looked totally in command at the back. The New Oscott keeper made two great saves from Miles and Ben H with Edward’s bullet header, from a corner, narrowly flying over. It was only a matter of time before the first goal came and we didn’t have to wait too much longer. Morgan swept the ball out to Ben who fired in a lovely tempting cross across goal which Alfie slid home at the back post 1-0
The second half continued along the same pattern with Jack and Ben B providing even more firepower. Chances came and went but a second goal was inevitable. Josh’s freekick found Alfie free in the box and he slotted home for his and WHC’s second of the game (2-0). The last few minutes saw some interesting challenges as Morgan, Ben H and Alfie all found themselves needing the magic sponge courtesy of Dr Maxwell.
Really well played boys in a tough physical game.
Matt Davage (Official Whitehouse Common Football team reporter)
Created on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 08:35
The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Football!
WHC’s penultinum league game of the season (played last week) saw a short trip to Boldmere to play on a pitch that felt more like the lower slopes of the Alps. Once the mountain goats had been moved on the game kicked off with WHC kicking down the slope and most of the first half was played in the Boldmere half of the pitch. WHC applied concerted pressure on the Boldmere goal but were hit on the break to go 1 down. Knowing we were due to kick up the slope in the 2nd half we had to take advantage of our 1st half pressure. The deserved equaliser came with a deflected shot from Jack following some good work from Edward and Alfie. 1-1 Half Time.
The second half kicked off with the fit again Matt between the sticks seeing a lot more of the ball but looking assured. Josh playing in a new sweeping role looked very comfortable and Ben H worked tirelessly up and down the right flank. Due to traffic problems only 7 boys made the trip which meant a pre-agreed second half substitution to allow Morgan to exit stage right to tutoring didn’t materialise! The boys legs began to tire and the rolling subs from Boldmere gave them no such problems.
Football is a strange game and with 2 minutes to go Alfie broke forward and squared the ball to Morgan who had got himself alongside his classmate. His first time right footed shot flying past the post. 90 seconds later with the clock ticking down a deflected shot looped over the unlucky Matt to condemn the boys to a 2-1 loss. Great team spirit and very unlucky not to get at least a draw.
Matt Davage (Official Whitehouse Common football team reporter)