Created on Monday, 13 February 2017 16:00
Once again we took a team of swimming superstars to the WSAS Swimming Gala, who really did us proud! The team showed fantastic dedication in the weeks leading up to the gala during extra sessions with our swimming instructor and many practising outside of school. On the day, they showed great sportsmanship and competed excellently - with a few 1st, 2nd and 3rd places being achieved! Well done to the other competing schools who also had some very strong teams!
Congratulations to our Boys' Team and Relay Team, who both finished in 3rd place against some tough competition!
We look forward to next year's!
Created on Monday, 13 February 2017 15:49
A huge well done to our fantastic Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Gymnastics team last week! We attended the Tournament at the GMAC in Birmingham, achieveing some excellent scores. All of the children worked incredibly hard in the lead up to the compeition and represented our school excellently. The children showed dedication and great sportsmanship - we're all very proud of them! We were very lucky to have some expert coaching from our after-school club teacher, which the children definitely enjoyed and made a big difference to their competitive preparation.
We would like to say a big thank you also to our reserves who trained along with the final competition team and were ready on stand by to step in at the last minute if we needed them!
Our finishing places were:
Year 3/4 Team (out of 14 schools) - Vault 6th, Floor 8th, Overall 6th (it was so close that we were less than 1 point away from 4th place!)
Year 5/6 Team (out of 15 schools) - Vault 2nd, Floor 3rd, Overall 2nd (only half a point off 1st!)
We are looking forward to preparing for the Year 1/2 Competition in April!
Created on Monday, 13 February 2017 15:37
KS2 were very lucky this year to have some Golf sessions delivered by a professional Golf Player from The Belfry. We had a great day where children took part in House Team competitions on a range of golf-related activities. Children who showed exceptional talent were also invited to some free sessions at The Belfry Golf Club!
It was a fantastic opoprtunity for us to try something different, as we don't normally do Golf in school, and we saw some budding talent coming through!
Created on Monday, 13 February 2017 15:27
We had a very busy Autumn Term at Whitehouse Common, taking part in lots of compeitions with other schools in the area. All of the children who have taken part in training and representing our school have done us proud and impressed us with their dedication, teamwork and sportsmanship.
We were lucky enough to have some expert coaching for the Tag Rugby and Hockey competitions from Bishop Vesey, and are going to be working with Aston Villa Footall Club School Sports Coaches to help with our football team training!
The competitions and Tournaments we have participated in are:
October – Y5/6 Football Team (against Coppice)
October – Y5/6 Tag Rugby
November – Y5/6 Hockey - achieved 2nd place
November – KS2 Cross Country – Girls' team achieved 5th out of 17 teams
November - Y5/6 Indoor Athletics
We are looking forward to many more sports opportunities and competitions after the New Year!
Created on Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:33
We are very excited about participating in the Royal Mail's competition to design this years Christmas stamp.
All children across the school have now received an entry form with all the rules and full outline of the competition included. Entries need to be bright and colourful and should reflect this year's theme: 'What Christmas means to me'.
Entries need to be back in school on Monday 27th February (1st day back after half term).
There are prizes for heat winners and overall winners for the pupils and the school, fingers crossed!
Good Luck everyone.
Created on Friday, 10 February 2017 15:38
On Tuesday, the Music Service held a concert at St Michael's Church in Boldmere with ensembles from the the north side of Birmingham performing in the North Area Brass Chamber Concert.
The first half featured primary school groups including a sextet of budding brass musicians from Whitehouse Common who performed Fanfare Opener by Alan Pring. They played brilliantly and were rightly rewarded with loud applause. Well done to them all.
It was also lovely to see several former pupils playing in ensembles from Fairfax, Sutton Girls and Bishop Veseys, and then to see pupils, past and present, play together as part of the North Area Brass Band.
Created on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 08:14
Last week we were delighted to welcome Hollyfield's Eco Team to our school. We had a fantastic time getting to know one another. We completed a quiz to learn about each other's Eco Teams, whilst enjoying some tasty Eco Team biscuits that Hollyfield generously made for us to share.
After this, we looked at how many used stamps both of our schools had collected for Oxfam. It was very close, but WCPS just about won (for the second year in a row).
We are very excited to be working with Hollyfield for even more exciting projects over the year.
Check out Hollyfield's article about their visit to us on: http://www.hollyfield.bham.sch.uk/about/eco-council/