We are linked with Christ Church, The Quinton.
We attend the local church regularly and our Collective Worship in school is led by members of the clergy on a weekly basis. We enjoy a close working relationship with the church and are proud of our links. We start each term with an assembly in the church and celebrate the main Christian events as appropriate. We are also fortunate to have visitors to the church come into school to talk to us of their experiences.
For further information about the Church visit their website http://www.quintonchurch.co.uk/index.html which will give you a full resume of what the Church does and believes.
On Tuesday 27th January, we had a very special visitor in school! Reverend Jenny introduced us to Bishop Alinafe from Malawi.
The Diocese in Malawi, overseen by the Bishop and our own Birmingham Diocese, have very close links, and Bishop Alinafe was very keen to come in to school and to take part in our Assembly.
We heard all about where Malawi is in Africa and what school is like in Malawi. The Bishop then led our prayer.
After Assembly Bishop Alinafe visited the classrooms and answered questions about his role, his calling and life in Africa. The children prepared some wonderful questions. They asked him what his job was like, he explained that he was almost like a headteacher and his responsibility was to take care of lots of parishioners and clergy. He was asked if Malawi was a hot country, he told the children that it was very hot there, and very cold in this country for him! Another question that was asked was if the children in Malawi had equipment for school like we have, such as computers. The Bishop explained that Malawi is a very poor country and that classes can have as many as one hundred children in them, also that resources are very limited and many schools do not even have desks and chairs for children, so computers are a very rare luxury!
We were really happy to welcome the Bishop to Quinton Church Primary School.
A selection of children in Years 4, 5 and 6 who had participated in Guitar or Woodwind music lessons throughout the year, was chosen to perform in a concert at Birmingham University. They did really well and made us all at Quinton Church Primary School very proud.
We have been given the opportunity to decorate a Sleuth which will be placed around the city along with many others, which you can go and find. Mrs Leonard took on the commitment with her artistic skills to decorate our Sleuth and she did a fantastic job. Good Luck finding Sebastian.
MOTHERS DAY SALE
We would like to thank all parents and carers for their generous donations which made the Mothers Day sale such as great success. Due to so many kind and thoughtful donations, we was able to make many gifts for all the children to buy to show how much they care. The children really enjoyed picking their own presents for their loved ones.
SCHOOL COUNCIL VISIT
The school council enjoyed a great day at City Serve, making their own lunch and learning about healthy eating.
WORLD BOOK DAY
What a great day we had on World Book Day! Can you see your teacher?
Teddy Bears picnic
Reception enjoying their teddy bears picnic.
During the first part of the Spring Term, the children have been learning about other world faiths. As part of this, every child has had the opportunity to visit a place of worship. Teachers, children and parents have commented on the value of understanding other world religions, particularly in our diverse and multi cultural society. Feel free to come and see the books that each class have produced.
Safer Internet Day was on 7th February. We celebrated and raised the profile of internet safety all week! Some classes took part in role play, made posters, wrote advice to children and had lots of fun celebrating the wonderful things from the magical world of the internet...safely!
Bishop from malawi
We had another fabulous visit from a Bishop, all the way from Malawi. In 2016, the Diocese celebrates 50 years of partnering with Malawi. Over that time, many people have been helped and it has benefited people from Birmingham as well as the citizens from Malawi. It gives our children a wider global perspective, important for their future as global citizens.
We look forward to another 50 years!
Year 6 were fortunate to have a professional choreographer work with them during last term. They produced a truly remarkable performance alongside pupils from St. Michael's and Nonsuch, much to the delight of all the parents who came to see it. One parent said 'It has made me have faith in our education system again.' Well done Year 6, it really was EPIC!
Numeracy morning was a real success. Parents and grandparents loved coming in to school and learning with their children. See some of the feedback below:
- I am so impressed with the 10 mins rotation within the activities. It really help the classroom to be properly organised.
- Lovely to see how the children look after each other.
- Fab teachers.
Very impressed with the level of work the children are capable of. Keep up the hard work.
Activities looked fun and stretching.
Thank you - we do appreciate these events.
Leicester...the final frontier
Year 6 had a great day at the National Space Center in Leicester. They learned about the origins of a star, visited the planetarium, saw the Soyuz spacecraft and learnt what gravity feels like on different planets in our solar system.
Year 5 had a great trip to Warwick castle as part of their Walls and Barricades topic.
We welcomed parents to school on Wednesday to enjoy a morning of Science. The children and parents took part in a variety of practical Science and learnt a great deal. The feedback from parents was very positive.
Year 5 Anglo-saxon day
Year 5 have had a great half term learning all about the Anglo Saxons. They finished the half term with an amazing day where they all dressed as Anglo Saxons and got involved in a variety of Anglo Saxon activities.
Operation christmas child
A huge thank you to Year 6 who chose to support Operation Christmas Child this year. A fabulous charity that aims to share God's love and the good news of Christmas with children who really need it. Year 6 managed to collect 36 boxes altogether as well as a bag full of goodies to fill further boxes.
Year 6 visited 1st Century palestine (in harborne!)
Year 6 had a great journey through Jerusalem, Nazareth and Bethlehem from over 2000 years ago! St John's in Harborne put together a wonderful time travelling adventure for the children who experienced an interactive Nativity which brought the meaning of Christmas alive.
The children of Quinton put on another fantastic guitar concert. Parents, children and staff were entertained and impressed by the quality of the musicians. What a talented group of children we have!