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Mrs. D. Allen

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Cotysmore Road
Sutton Coldfield
Birmingham
B75 6BL

Excellent Work (Week Beginning 3/7/17)

Celebrating technology in language learning

Señora Stevens is often invited to speak at conferences about language learning and international work in primary schools, and always enjoys sharing what we do at Whitehouse Common Primary. Last week she was in Warrington delivering a keynote about the use of technology to engage and enhance primary language teaching and learning. Before she went, she challenged Y3 and Y6 to create work that she could share using a number of apps and websites.

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Year 3 used Pic Collage on the iPads to create posters giving advice in Spanish about healthy eating, and saved them to a Padlet so that we could share them. There were some excelelnt posters created, especially as some pupils only had 20 minutes as they had a swimming lesson. You can see them all here and well done to Lucy and Logan (3CC) and Lily and Darcy (3MW) who featured in Señora Stevens' presentation.

 

6lc adobe6LC on the other hand were challenged to use Adobe Spark Video to create mini movies using the silly sentences that they had written the previous week, practising their grammar as well as writing and speaking skills. As an added challenge, they used Autodraw, which is a web tool that changes your drawings into copyright free icons/clipart that can be used freely in such projects. (You can find out more about AutoDraw here) There were some very amusing mini movies created; Señora Stevens particularly enjoyed the ones that showed imagination!

We're really proud of the work that our pupils do in languages and international links, and it's great to share and celebrate their efforts and achievements with others on a national (and sometimes even international!) stage! 

 

 

NEWSLETTER 30TH JUNE 2017

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Run 4 School T-shirts and Details

We are very excited to announce that we have secured sponsorhip for Whitehouse Common t-shirts for the Run 4 School event!

A huge thank you to Premier Business Solutions and Four Oaks School of Soccor for doing this - we can't wait to see everyone in them on the day!

There are 100 t-shirts in total, so the first 100 people to register will recieve one t-shirt each. These will be available to collect, along with your entrant numbers, from the Summer Fayre on Saturday 1st July. If you are unable to collect on this day, your child will be given your t-shirts(s) next week at school.

Our school team t-shirts that we use for competitions / events will be provided for children who do not rceive a run 4 school t-shirt to borrow. Please wash and return these to school at your earliest convenience.

Please note that all children under the age of 10 do need to run / jog / walk with an entered adult for insurance purposes. There can be more than one child with an adult, and this does not have to be a parent.

Deadline for registering online is Friday 30th June but you will also be able to sign up on the day at the Summer Fayre on Saturday 1st July.

Fantastic Footballers!

On Thursday 29th June, the Year 5 Boys football team took part in the Wilson Stuart Year 5 Boys Football Tournament at Wynldey Leisure Centre.

It was a fantastic tournament and our team did excellently - making it all the way through four rounds to reachthe FINAL! There was tough competition in the final round against Four Oaks, who ended up winning 1 - 0, but Whitehouse Common proved to be a strong team and played birlliantly.

Whitehouse Common scored in every round we played and only conceded two goals throughout - an amazing achievement. Well done to all the boys that took part - you all contributed to the fnastic result and we are very proud of your representation of our school!

TES Awards

On Friday 23rd June Miss Greenwood attended the TES (Times Educational Supplement) Awards in London. Whitehouse Common were part of a group of schools nominated for the collaboration award to recognise the success of Space Camp, which our Year Five children experienced in December. We were very lucky to be part of the Space Camp project as only ten schools were chosen for this from across the country. To find out more about the TES Awards please click on the link: http://www.tesawards.co.uk/tessawards2017/en/page/home

Science Homework

We are very excited to inform you that there is now a science homework section on Moodle. This is located under Homework - Key Stage Two - Science Homework. Here all budding scientists will find  over 40 different investigations to try at home! We hope that you enjoy them :)

Run 4 School - Get involved!

 

 

 

                                                                

We are luck enough to be invited to take part in the Sutton Coldfield 'Run 4 School' this year, which is organised by Mr Boughton at Four Oaks Primary School. Other schools taking part are The Shrubbery and Little Sutton.

The aim is to raise sponsorship money which will be split between our school and the charity Norman Laud Foundation.

The event takes place on Sunday 9th July at 11am. We have had lots of entries already but we would love to have lots more - we are aiming for at least 100 (Four Oaks have got 300!). This is a very exciting opportunity to have fun, represent our school, get involved in the community and raise some money while we do! Staff will be attending too, so you can have a go at beating their race time!

It is very easy to register - you can do this online at www.run4school.co.uk and we will also have a stall at the School Summer Fayre on 1st July for any last minute sign-ups.The deadline for entering online has been extended to Friday 30th July.

The event is open to pupils, adults, family, friends, siblings - everyone! They don't even have to be a pupil here! You don't have to run the course - walking, jogging, skipping, hopping, or any other means is perfectly fine!

Your entry includes covering all the facilities on the day, water, snacks, a medal, a prize for schools with the most entries, and hopefully a t-shirt.

We are looking for sponsors to help with t-shirts, which Four Oaks have done previously and have been successful in doing this year also. It looks fantastic on the day to see all the entries from one school in special t-shirts. Please contact the school office if you are able to help us with this.

Your child should have brought home all the information you need, but please ask their teacher or the office if you require another copy.

Pupil Council Minutes 22.6.17

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