Year 5 Bellboating

A couple of weeks ago, 10 children from Year 5 represented St James’s at Stourport Bellboating Regatta. They had a wonderful day in the sunshine and behaved outstandingly. We are really proud of you! Well done!

Emma (Year 2) competed at Hanbury Countryside Show on Saturday and won the Under 12’s Young Handler Championship. She has been taking part in competitions since she was 3, but hasn’t competed for the last two years, so it was great that she got back in the show ring. Emma shows pigs, and usually shows a Berkshire pig called Louise who she has got used to over the years and feels confident around. Unfortunately Louise went a bit crazy (heat and pregnant – you know how it is ….), so Emma couldn’t take her in the show ring. One of the other competitions kindly lent her a Welsh pig called Julia, and she did a wonderful job with her.

Nepal Visitors

It has been wonderful to have our visitors join us in school for the week from Nepal. Samden, Dawa, LLami, Mani and Chhiring spent time in classes to observe teaching and learning. They also shared some fantastic Nepali dances with us whilst wearing their traditional costumes from Nepal. It has been great for our pupils to be able to learn more about life in Nepal and to be able to ask our visitors questions. We also organised a sponsored walk with other Dudley schools to help us raise money for Classrooms in the Clouds. Our aim is to raise enough money to build two early years classrooms in the Village of Bung, Nepal which is where LLami works as a teacher.

in April 2019, 13 Dudley teachers and governors (6 from St James’s) will be travelling out to Nepal as part of this teacher exchange programme.





Anti-bullying ambassadors

Rikki, Harriet, Grace and Millie (our anti-bullying ambassadors) launched a competition to design a poster. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 were designing posters about physical bullying; Year 3 and Year 4 were focusing on verbal bullying and Year 5 and Year 6 had the challenge of cyber-bullying. There were lots of fabulous entries and the competition was very hard to judge! After a long conversation, the winners were…

Year 5 – Olivia

Year 4 – Taylor

Year 2 – Caden

Well done everybody who entered!

CITC Invite

Mrs Mason and Mrs Sixsmith are presenting at a workshop for Classrooms in the Clouds later this term. They are very much looking forward to sharing the fantastic ways that pupils at St James’s and across Dudley are working with communities in Nepal.

CITC Invite

Anti Bulling Assembly

Anti Bullying Ambassadors

Well done to Grace, Harriet, Rikki and Millie for planning an leading a fantastic and informative assembly about bullying today to the whole school. They discussed what bullying is and that it can happen to anyone. The girls prepared their own PowerPoint presentation which they shared as well as preforming drama sketches where pupils had to decide if it was an example of bullying or a one-off act of unkindness. By the end of the assembly, everyone had a clear understanding that bullying is something that happens repeatedly, over a period of time. They also launched a competition to design posters about anti bullying. Letters with the competition details will be sent home for each year group.

Please see here for their PowerPoint presentation