On Thursday 24th September the school were treated to a very informative assembly from a representative from Severn Trent Water. The theme this year was 'Super Sewers' and the children were educated on what not to put down our toilets and sinks and how this helps to look after our environment.
On Monday 11th September, all of the classes in KS2 took part in a VR experience linked to their topic for this term. Year 3 visited Stonehenge in the past and the present; Y4 all became Vikings, Y5 visited China and Year 6 visited Africa. The children really enjoyed being immersed in these worlds.
Mental Health Awareness Week is one of the biggest mental health awareness events in the school calendar. Our main focus this year was Anxiety. The children took part in various activities to promote positive mental health. Year 1 talked about what anxiety meant to them and the feelings and sensations that they experience because of this. They shared ways that they can alleviate these feelings and ways they can promote good mental health. The children then completed their support network to identify the people and things in their lives that help them cope.
Year 2 have been using these books as a stimulus to discuss strategies to cope with anxiety: *Today I'm Strong (Nadiya Hussain). *The Colour Monster (Anna Llenas).
On Friday 5th May the children enjoyed celebrating the King’s Coronation. Nursery and Reception children had lots of fun decorating biscuits. We had a special Coronation assembly followed by the children having a small tea party in their classrooms towards the end of the day.
Once again we held our Spelling Bee competition and well done to all of the children for trying hard to learn their spellings. A particular well done to our winners and runners-up this year:
Rec Winner-Fiyi Runner up- Isiah
Year 2 Winner- Noah Runner up-Yousuf
Year 3 Winner-Ibraheem Runner up-KayDee Year
4 Winner- Mustafa Runner up-Bachir Year
5 Winner- Aminah Runner up- Eliana
Year 6 Joint winners- Saraiyah and Shamiso
Well done to each and every one of you!
Congratulations to the choir who represented us so well on Tuesday 28th March whilst singing at Perry Tree Residential Care Home. It is their second visit this year and all of the residents were impressed and joined in with the songs that they knew.
On Wednesday 8th March, Year 5 enjoyed their Educational visit to Mount Pleasant Farm. The children were respectful and calm travelling around the farm and the snow just added to the enjoyment! Well done Y5 for doing a great job representing Court Farm last week!
On Thursday 2nd March, as part of World Book Day celebrations, all of the children took part in a poetry slam. Every class had tp prepare a poem tp perform to the rest of the school. Every class did an amazing job and there was a real variety of poems perfprmed and our winners were Year 5. They performed an extremely funny poem entitiled 'Conversation Piece' by Gareth Owen.
On Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd February, all of our children participated in a brilliant PSHE workshop hosted by SCARF. This was delivered by Lynn and her buddy, Harold the Giraffe, from @CoramLifeEd All the children engaged really well and enjoyed getting involved! #PSHE #decisionmaking #interactivelearnin.
On Friday 20th January, Y3 had a fantastic visit to Lapworth Museum at Birmingham University. As part of their year 3 topic, they were learning all about rocks and relics. They had a trail to follow around the museum, they looked at some fossils and then made some fossils of their own to bring home. Everyone had amost enjoyable day.
The children had lots of fun this morning in their bunny ears walking/bouncing around the playground in aid of John Taylor Hospice.
We raised a total of: £154.44p
On Friday 31st March, we held our Court Farm's Got Talent final after each class had put through two acts from their class auditions. We had some very talented finalists with acts ranging from singing to joke telling to sporting achievements. The whole school really enjoyed all of the performances and our winners this year came from Year 4; a duet who sang a rendition of one of the songs that they had learnt in the choir this term. Well done to everyone as it takes a lot of courage to stand up in front of everyone in the hall.
Thank you to all the children that Joined in with Mr Johal’s ‘Artist of the month’ challenge for March. we have had lots of amazing doodles sent in! With so many entries we decided to split the 6 tickets up and choose 3 winners,. The Winners of the tickets are: 1st place: Shamiso (Y6) 2nd place: Ziyad (Y5) 3rd place: Ava (Y1) Well done to our winners, we hope you enjoy your day out at Grayson’s Art club at The MAC Birmingham on Saturday 13th May!
This week (6th February) the children have been celebrating Children’s Mental Health Week. Year 1 discussed all the people and things that they feel connected to. A few examples were their families, friends, teachers, music, and art. Year 2 have looked at two books from Anthony Browne and discussed how they cope with worries. they then completed the @place2Be activity of connecting & discussed how they could cope with worries in the future. Year 3 have been thinking about the people they are grateful for.
Our drop-in coffee morning was a great success on Wednesday 25th January. Lots of parents popped along to have an informal chat with Esther, Mrs Goymer (SENDCO) and Mrs Nicholls. We will be holding these on a regular basis so make sure you keep your eyes open for our next date… coming soon!
Many thanks to all of the parents that attended our maths workshops this term from EYFS to Y6. Parents have said that they have been most useful and we even got some Y6 parents having a go at the SATs papers!
Year 3 had an exciting time making their volcanoes erupt as part of their topic. They built their own volcanoes and then said goodbye to them as they erupted on the playground.
On the 14th January we were lucky enough to be visited by two cricket coaches from Warwickshire County Cricket. All of the KS2 classes had an hour with the coaches who delivered some fun cricket activities to develop the children's skills.
On the 25th November a group of Y6 children took part in the KSSP Dodgeball competition- some of it even took place in the dark with fluorescent paint/ tape used!
The children worked well as a team and won the competition. Well done all!
On the 25th November children from across KS2 took part in an Inclusion festival at BCU and they came away with runners-up medals. Well done to all of those that took part.
Mrs Taylor had a very busy with three competitions in one week.
Monday 15th November - a group of children took part in the Y3/4 athletics competition at Stockland Green. They participated in a number of athletic events and had a really enjoyable evening.
Wednesday 17th November - Boys from across the school took part in a Boys festival where they tried out some different sports at Stockland Green.
Friday 19th November - Mrs Taylor took a group of children from across KS2 to a Panathlon competition. It gave the children an insight into the competitive sports that children with disabilities and special needs engage in.
On the 18th October Mrs Taylor took a group of girls to Stockland Green to take part in a girls active day. this involved the girls in taking part in lots of physical activities that they could share back in school with their friends at breaktime and dinnertime. This is run so that the girls may consider becoming sports apprentices when they move on to secondary school. Well done to all the girls that took part.
The week beginning the 20th September we were lucky to have our Bikeability training for this year. Childern from years 3 and 4 were taught how to ride a bike, how to be safe and how to look after their bike. Meanwhile, Years 5 and 6 were taught all about riding safely and were taken out on the roads to put their hard work into practice. All of the children were amazing and we now have some very careful cyclists.
We started the year with a WOW writing week based on the book Bee and Me. All of the year groups chose a different genre to produce some writing about bees. everyone had the chance to meet a local beekeeper and there was also a competition for each class to come up with a healthy snack containing honey. The entries were judged on Friday by Mrs Bromley, Mr Husted and Mrs Ross in a special assembly where each class had to present their snack with an advertising campaign.
Once again this year the appointment of our Head Boy and Head Girl took place. Year 6 had to apply for the position and then the Year 6 team judged which boys and girls submitted the best applications. Hasan, Jack and Sundar were chosen for the boys and Daisy, Lily Mae and Maddison were chosen for the girls. All of the candidates had to speak to the whole school in assembly and they all did a fantastic job telling the children why they were the best candidate. All of the children and staff then voted and Maddison and Jack were elected. Well done to everyone.
On Frday 15th January we launched TT Rockstars in school which is a website that helps children learn their times tables. We had a special assembly to start the day, the children dressed as rockstars and there has been some great work going on with the children even competing against their teacher.
Following our recent inspection, our report is now available here. It was a very positive experience and the school was judged to be Good in all areas. OFSTED reported:
"Raising aspirations is at the heart of Court Farm Primary school. Leaders want pupils to do well academically and personally. Pupils are encouraged, challenged and
supported to do their best. Leaders are deeply committed to ensuring that pupils can ‘dream, believe, achieve’.
Pupils try hard with their learning. They concentrate on what they are doing andenjoy working together. They are getting much better at remembering what they
have learned. They love to talk about what they know. They share information and key facts with confidence. Teachers help them to make links between different
Routines and expectations are clear. Everyone focuses on learning. Pupils have positive attitudes and behave well in school. They are polite and use good manners.
Pupils show respect to those around them. They are friendly and welcome visitors warmly."