A message from the Head Teacher Mr Steve Hughes:

Mr Steve Hughes

“I am delighted to welcome you to the Wilson Stuart School website.

At Wilson Stuart, we are determined that all our students make outstanding progress and succeed. We aim to support them all to do their very best, enjoy school and to develop important qualities such as respecting, understanding and helping each other.

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Mr Steve Hughes
Head Teacher

Giraffes Bocca & Kurling

On Tuesday 21st March the Giraffes class went to the level 2 School Games Boccia and Kurling Competition at Sutton College.  Josh, Chenai and Weronika made up the Kurling team and went on to win every match during the day to take the gold medal and qualify for the Level 3 School Games Birmingham Finals in July.

Jah Jah, Abdulla and Billy took part in the boccia and won every match until the final where they were narrowly beaten by Timberley School into second place and Holly, Firoz and Daniel again only lost one match on their way to winning the bronze medal and finishing third overall. Both teams should now also qualify for the Level 3 School Games Birmingham Finals in July.IMG_2463

Humanities/ICT/D&T/Food Cross Faculty Afternoon: The Battle of Hastings

On the Wednesday 23rd March all KS3 pupils worked together on activities based around the Battle of Hastings. Pupils participated in a group quiz, coloured in pictures to build a group picture of the Bayeux Tapestry and took part in an archery competition with the help of Mrs Ladkin and Mrs Fowler. The pupils then organised themselves into 2 teams, a Norman (blue) team and the English (red) team and re-enacted what happened in the battle of Hastings with  King Harold (Mr Perrens) being shot in the eye with an arrow and killed. William (Mr Jackson) was then crowned “William the Conqueror”. With drinks and cookies to finish, the pupils from 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 had an enjoyable afternoon.

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The Big Top Music Theatre join PMLD

We enjoyed another wonderful performance from the Big Top Music theatre on Tuesday 21st March.  The theme was the Ice World and the students enjoyed the musical interaction and sensory exploration.  All the students gained so much from the session and showed great anticipation!

 

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St Patrick’s Day

To get into the spirit of St Patrick’s Day on 17th March, the 4.4 and 5.4 classes joined together to create a fantastic performance about the life of St. Patrick. All pupils also had great fun learning about the different traditions that take place on St.Patrick’s day, including all the Irish music and dancing. Both classes worked extremely well together to put on a ‘grand’ show! Hope you enjoy!

4.1 visit Blists Hill Victorian Town

4.1 visited Blists Hill Victorian Town on 8.3.17 to learn about what life was like in a typical Victorian town. Although the air was much cleaner as there was less smoke than during the Victorian times, the experience was very realistic as many of the people we saw were dressed in period clothes and spoke in an old-fashioned way. There was a Victorian bank to change new to old money, a traditional Victorian pub, Victorian shops, an old school house, coal mine, clay works, industrial factories and traditional cottages / terraced houses. The pupils enjoyed the day, the weather was warm and dry and we were able to gain and learn much information for the Y11 pupils to complete their history controlled assessment assignments back in school.104 030 039 013

Panathlon & Warwickshire Table Cricket

Panathlon Winners
On Tuesday 14th February a combined secondary team made up of pupils from KS3 and KS4 went to Sutton College to complete in the Birmingham Qualifiers for the Panathlon and event made up of the following activities; Boccia, Kurling, Table Cricket, Polybat and Track and Field Indoor Athletics.  The team had a very successful winning all of the disciplines and finishing in first place and thus qualifying for the Birmingham Finals on Tuesday 14th March.

Warwickshire Table Cricket Champions
On Wednesday 15th February the Table Cricket team went to Edgbaston Cricket Ground to start their quest of returning to Lords for the National Finals of the Lords Taverners Table Cricket Competition for 2017. They successfully won all of their matches to continue their unbeaten start to the 2016/17 season by becoming Warwickshire Winners and going though to the Regionals Event later this year.  In what could be an even more successful season to last year after their win at the CP Sport Nationals back in December where they beat the 6 best community teams from around the country.

 


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Maths Workshop

On Thursday 2nd February, parents came into school to join their children in a maths workshop focusing on money.

Parents had the opportunity to work with their children through a variety of activities and were able to see how different resources were used in school. The activities ranged from identifying coins to solving problems with adding amounts and finding change. 

Following this, parents were made aware of how money is taught in school and how progression is made. Parents were sent home with a homework pack appropriate for their child to work on at home. Pupils and parents enjoyed working together! A big thank you to all the parents who were able to attend!

C.B.S.O. Woodwind Trio

On Tuesday 7th February, Wilson Stuart welcomed 3 woodwind players from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. They performed a selection of music and demonstrated their instruments – Oboe, Clarinet, Cor Anglais and Bassoon. We learnt that these instruments required thin pieces of wood, called a “reed” to make a sound and to change the pitch you have to cover the finger holes and use the silver keys – Alicia had great fun trying to change the sound on Rachel’s oboe. We also learnt that the bigger the instrument – the lower the sound and the smaller the instrument – the higher the sound. The Trio played 2 concerts in order to differentiate the presentation style, one for all Secondary Pupils and 6th Form and the other for all Primary Pupils and PMLD. They explained about the job of a Conductor and how important it is to keep in time, and a few of our pupils had a chance to conduct the Trio. All the pupils and the staff enjoyed a lovely morning with everyone demonstrating excellent listening skills. Our visitors even commented on how well behaved, polite, knowledgeable and enthusiastic all our pupils were. Of course!!

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Bees Phonics workshop

Bees Class had a fantastic time today showing our Parents our Phonics skills. We explained to our Parents why Phonics is so important and how developing good Phonics habits can go on to help children become excellent readers. We talked about the importance of developing children’s listening skills as well as  letter recognition to help us become good at identifying the different sounds we hear in words and suggested activities  they could  do at home to support their child’s learning in engaging ways. We also provided the opportunity for Parents to experience a range of playful Phonics activities with their child in class as well as the chance to ask any questions they had. We had a fantastic turnout and the children were thrilled at the chance to show Parents how hard they have been working at developing their early reading skills.

 

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