Year 6 English: The Viewer

By Mr. Setchell on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Community, English, Year 6. No Comments


Recently, we have been writing police reports and transcripts of police interviews inspired by the storyline of a fabulous book called, ‘The Viewer’ by Shaun Tan and Gary Crew. Today, we were fortunate  enough to have PC Andy Holder from Bournville Police Station visit to give us feedback on our work. He also explained  some key […]

The Dogs Trust Visit

By Gary Evans on Friday, March 24, 2017 in Community, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6. 1 Comment


We met a dog called Bailey and learned all about how to treat dogs with care and respect. We also learned how to keep safe around dogs that we may not know. We had a really interesting assembly and we are grateful to The Dogs Trust for coming in to see us.

School Allotment

By Gary Evans on Friday, March 17, 2017 in Community, PolliNation. No Comments


You may have noticed some construction activity near the Year 3 entrance? Mr Evans and a small team of parent volunteers, assisted by Marie Wellings from TCV have been working hard to construct a school allotment. It’s beginning to take shape. Ways to help: Donating vegetable plants Planting Weeding Expertise Time All of the above!

Medical Historian and a Make-Up Artist

By Gary Evans on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Community, Year 4. No Comments


Year 4 had a fascinating afternoon with Professor Reinarz, a medical historian, and his colleague Julie Hyland, a theatrical make-up artist. We learned all about Professor Reinarz work as a historian at the University of Birmingham, it was fascinating. Julia shared some of her work with us…see the photos! She specialises in making people look […]

Birmingham Maths Contest winners – again!

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, November 25, 2016 in Community, Maths, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6. No Comments


Well done to all the children who participated in Sumdog’s recent Birmingham Maths Contest. 4R  were the overall winning class, earning 32 free subscriptions for the school. And that’s not all – Dylan in 3S claimed 1st position out of 400 students from across Birmingham who entered. This is the school’s second success in this […]

Anti-bullying assembly: The Power of One

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, November 11, 2016 in Community, eSafety, PSHE. 1 Comment


Today, we enjoyed a fabulous assembly about how to deal with bullying. It was called, ‘The Power of One’. There was lots of audience participation and we learned what to do if we experience bullying, whether it has happened to us or if we see it happening to others. Most important of all, it takes […]

Beautiful painting of our school

By Claire Williams on Friday, November 11, 2016 in Community. 4 Comments


Some members of our school community may remember Bob (Norman) Barnett who was previously a head teacher here at Bournville Junior School. Bob sadly passed away in 2007. I was pleased to welcome his son, Neil, to school earlier this week. Mr Barnett told  me that his dad remembered his time at our school fondly […]