The Primary Department put on an absolutely fabulous Christmas Show called ‘Prickly Hay’ on Friday 15th December. The story was about a stable boy called Sam, who with his friend, the Shrew, kept the Bethlehem stable clean for all animals. When Jesus was born in his stable, he realised that, even though he did a small job, it was a very important job.
The pupils’ were absolutely fantastic with so many great individual performances and stand out moments. I don’t think anyone has ever seen such determined wise men! We also had a live band. The show was a great success and we have some photos for you to enjoy of some of the characters from the show.
It was the CP Sport National Table Cricket Finals on Saturday 2nd December at Edgbaston Cricket Ground where the school team was defending their title from last year.
They came through their group matches against Kings Mill from Yorkshire and Linkage Community Trust from Lincoln with two comfortable wins to put them up against Brimsham Green School from Bristol in the semi finals which turned out to be a very tight match which with three overs to go looked destined to be the first defeat in 31 matches and the end of the competition for Wilson Stuart, but with some strong nerves and excellent fielding and bowling they managed to restrict the opposition to less 20 runs off the remaining 3 overs to make the final.
This put themup against arch rivals Portland College from Mansfield which just like the semi-final which was a very close match in the opening stages with some good fielding and bowling from Portland keeping runs at a premium, in the end after electing to bat first Wilson Stuart posted and very respectable 260 runs mainly due to an excellent piece of batting from captain Jack Ebanks in the second to last over. Then came a bowling master class from Georgia, Anthony, Joel and Bradley which left Portland requiring more 30 runs per over off the last 2 overs an impossible task which meant Wilson Stuart retained their title for the second successive year and stretched their unbeaten run to an incredible 32 matches stretch back to June 2016.
It was a chilly day, but we had a great time looking round the shops. We visited Primark, Pound Land and Tesco’s to get some good bargains for Christmas presents for our parents or brother and sisters.
We then went to Subway for a lunch and a drink and we also had some doughnuts and to celebrate a great day shopping!
Mr Jackson said it was the only time this year he has come away from West Brom happy!!
On Friday 17th November Wilson Stuart fund raised for children in need. Children were asked to donate £1 on the day for wearing their own/spotty clothing. In addition to this, we hosted ‘Wilson Stuart Record Makers’. Each class had to decide on a class record they were going to make prior to the event and sponsor forms were sent home to family and friends.
On the day, each class took part in their record with their peers cheering them on. The records varied and included how many pies in the teachers face; how many times to take a coat on and off; how many balls to take off a board; how many balls in a hoop; how many times to toss a pancake in a set time to name just a few.
There were many creative ideas and the day was a huge success. The grand total raised was: £2144.05. A big thank you to parents, family and friends for the support.
3.1 and Giraffes were lucky enough to spend a week working with the renowned circus company ‘CircusMASH’. The pupils amazed themselves and everyone else by learning circus skills that they never imagined possible. They were juggling, spinning plates, dancing with twirling hoops, even flying and swirling through the air and turning themselves upside down!
It was a thrilling and exciting week for everyone which finished with two sparkling performances on the final day. Many thanks to CircusMASH for giving the pupils such a tremendous week and to The Mad Hatter’s Children’s Charity for funding the whole event.
5.1 purchased the ingredients they needed and cooked vegetable biryani and tadka daal. The pupils measured onions, potatoes and rice using the balance scales and the analogue scales. they also measured the correct amount of water needed for the rice. The onions brought tears of happiness to everyones eyes. 5.2 worked very hard and enjoyed a fabulous meal!!
On Friday 3rd November 5.2 went to Aldi to purchase ingredients for their cooking session. 5.2 are currently working on money and measures in the NCFE porfolios. Last week they researched a dish and identified what ingredients they needed. they then had to find out the price of each item and work out the change from £1 – £1.50. At Aldi they had to locate the item first, then identify which coins they needed for the given item and then finally pay for the item at the tills.