We celebrated Harvest with a whole school celebration.
We collected lots of donations to give to our local food bank and church.
We learnt about the harvest festival through role play by Giraffes, who shared the message of the festival of giving to others and thanking God for all we have.
We were also visited by members of Erdington Baptist Church and Witton Lodge/Sycamore Court, who shared how the donations would help people in need.
To end the assembly, we sang and danced along to harvest songs including Harvest Samba, which was a very funny song.
Thank you to our great parents and pupils for their donations.
On Wednesday 12th October, Kim Everton, Head of College and Julie Pallister, Work Placement Officer, came to 6th Form to discuss post 19 options.
Kim detailed what the College could offer and what was expected from students. She also outlined the application process.
Julie explained how work experience within 6th Form is different from work placement within the College. She also explained how it is vital that students keep their options open and show a willingness to try different working environments.
All 6th Form students found the sessions very beneficial and gave them a real insight into a possible post 19 Transition option.
Many thanks to Kim and Julie for giving up their time.
The primary department were fortunate enough on the 7th October to have fireman from Eastside@Safeside come to visit. The students had an opportunity to dress as a fire person, sit in the fire engine seats, sound the sirens and fire the hose getting some of the adults rather wet!!
As part of our Pirate Theme this Term, the PMLD department have enjoyed sailing sessions around Edgbaston Reservoir in September . The boats are fully accessible with a hoist available if needed. Some students even got to steer in a boat for 2!
On 12th October 2016 parents attended an information meeting for GCSE English Language and English Literature. It was an opportunity to inform them of the changes to the GCSE grading for English and Maths GCSE and also to share strategies on how to support students through the challenges of GCSE. The parents had the opportunity to look at sample exam papers and to peruse a wide range of resources available in school to support our students.
Thanks to all the parents who attended. If you were unable to attend please see the link to the presentation HERE.
Parents Evening on October 20th is fast approaching, Secondary and 6th Form book appointments online to book a time slot simply click here. Enter your child’s name and date of birth to book a time slot with their teachers. We look forward to seeing you very soon! Primary department is a drop in session
On Monday 3rd September 5.4 performed two poems to 4.4 and Bees. The first poem was called “Handy Work” and involved lots of props expertly handled by Sak and Naqibah and some excellent rapping by Simeon! The second poem was “Goldilocks” which was narrated by Zainab and had Khalisha as a very beautiful Goldilocks – who was chased by three scary bears in the form of Kadeem, Ameen and Alex! After the performance members of 4.4 and Bees stayed to try on some of the props – even TA Matt Arnold got involved by putting on the blonde Goldilocks wig!
5.4 loved having such an appreciative audience and are already planning their next performance.
On Friday 30th September 6th Form ran its annual Macmillan Coffee Morning – thanks to the very kind donations from staff, students and parents of lots of lovely sweet and savoury goodies. The morning was a great success and raised over £800 for Macmillan as well as being a great community event. This total is set to rise with “Macmillan On The Move” (6th Form’s portable cake trolley) running all this week!
Special thanks to all the staff and 6th Form students who helped out on the day.
We had a whole school celebration for Eid. Some groups participated in the Hajj Pilgrimage role play to understand the journey of a pilgrim. Group 3.1 supported their peers to learn about the importance of this sacred journey; well done to 3.1 for all your effort! We discovered how to make a delicious Eid sweet called Barfi with help from Masuma. Some groups cooked some curry and naan bread, which we all enjoyed tasting. Some pupils had decorated hands to make hena patterns using paint or made magic dough to create plaques with pot pourri and gems. We also celebrated by dancing to Arabian music, which was lots of fun as we used sticks to dance with and tried on different fabrics and jewellery.
Just a reminder that it is Wilson Stuart’s annual Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 30th September!
Consequently we are in great need of cakes, biscuits or savoury goodies as we are offering both a sweet and savoury selection this year!
It will be held in the Primary Hall from 9-12 and you are all very welcome to attend.
Please, please, please help us raise money for such a worthwhile charity by sending in your donations this week. We really do appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you on Friday!
Thank you in advance.