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Archive for October, 2016

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Sporting News!

On Monday 17th October, the school tag rugby team competed in a tournament at Kings Norton Rugby Club.
In the group stages we secured three great wins against St.Marys, Princethorpe and Northfield Manor. This meant we went forward to the top group of schools. Here we had another three victories against St.Laurence, West Heath and Wychall. 6 wins out of 6 meant we were crowned Champions!
A big well done to Zane, Jack, Lewis, Leanne, Rose, Lacie, Seth, Adam and Jonah for an amazing display of rugby skills, teamwork and respect for opponents.

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On Friday 14th October, The Meadows’ football team were crowned Kings Norton 7aside Champions for 2016/17.

The tournament consisted of three night of football (a qualifying heat, a semi final and a finals night) We didn’t lose a single game over the three nights and played some amazing football. In the finals on Friday we beat St.Edwards 2-1, St.Laurence 4-0 and drew with St.John Fisher to win the trophy.

We will now go forward to the next stage, where we will compete against the best schools from all over Birmingham.

Well done to Matthew, Daniel, Jonah, Jack, Jake, Zane, Seth and Lewis

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Fantastic Fundraising

sophieLast month, Sophie held a fundraising day on her birthday with her friends. We are very proud to announce that they raised the fantastic amount of £141 for the Burn Unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Fantastic effort all of you!

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Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month we have focused, as a school, on diversity. Every child in school had the opportunity to create a mask. Each year group focused on a different culture. We shared them in assembly, but we would also like to share them with you.

 

Year 6 can tell you all about their Aztec creations:

The Aztec and Hispanic cultures used masks for many reasons including:

  • Religious ceremonies
  • To celebrate Death
  • To honour their gods
  • To intimidate – used by Warriors of ancient times

The Aztecs considered masks to be transformational objects which had great power opening a portal from one identity or reality to another. For example Aztec high priests believed that they were one with their gods and spoke for them when they wore their ceremonial masks.

Aztec masks, particularly death masks were made from stone. Decorative and ceremonial masks were often made of precious metals and jewels.

In year 6, we made our mask from card using different mosaic styles. One group built up them up through layers of masking tape before painting them to create 3D representations.

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National Poetry Day

For national poetry day, every class in school learnt a different poem to perform. They were incredible, from Yr R up to Yr 6. A big thank you to Mrs Keeves for organising the event. Here are some of their fantastic performances!

 

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A Special Visitor

Dear Parents & Carers,

Local MP for Northfield, Richard Burden, came to visit The Meadows Primary School on Friday 30th September.

He joined the KS2 children for assembly recognising the many ways in which the children and the school had were helping the local community.

Richard then went on a tour of the school with a group of children, visiting Year 2, EYFS, Year 3 and Year 4 in the newly built buildings as well as dropping into the new library, Year 6 and the Speech and Language Resource Base.

He spoke to Mrs Burns regarding our recent successful lottery bid, providing funds to develop our Early Years outdoor area, and Mr Ottley about the impact of ‘The Living Streets’ Walk to School Project.

The children took great pride in explaining how the school had worked hard during the building process to minimise any disruption and how pleased they were with the new buildings and the exciting opportunities they would provide us with. It was a pleasure to listen to our children talking so eloquently and positively about their learning experiences at the Meadows.