Dudley Debate

On Friday 26th January, the school council went to Dudley Council Chambers to participate in the Dudley Debates. Fran, Isabelle, Barney and Jack made up our debating team and proposed the following motion: This house believes that social networking is beneficial for children’s development. After a very close vote, we were declared the winners! We were very excited to see ourselves on the big screen in the chamber and also to meet the Mayor of Dudley! Well done school council!

Dudley Debate

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Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee

St James’s took part in the Spelling Bee at 19th January at Ridgewood. Out of 5 teams we came 2nd unfortunately not enough points to go through to the finals. Great team effort. Mataio, Rose, Rikki  and Ben.

Young Voices 2018

60 pupils loved taking part in this year’s Young Voices Concert at The Genting Arena. They sang and danced all day and evening to lots of fantastic songs, along with approximately 8000 children from across the region. Everyone had a fabulous time-what an experience! We asked parents what they thought of the event and here’s what they said:

‘Young Voices is a fantastic opportunity for the children and a really enjoyable event for the whole family.’

‘Young Voices is an amazing experience for the children and creates memories I am sure they will always keep.’

‘St James’s offer a wide range of experiences- the children here are quite rightly ‘spoilt’ in the very best meaning of the word.’

Mrs Sixsmith

Harp Demonstration from St Thomas’ Church

Harp 1

Thank you to St Thomas’ Church for coming to demonstrate the harp with us today in assembly. Lizzie brought a small harp and a full size harp and played us different pieces including the Harry Potter theme tune. Talon (Y4) got to play a duet with Lizzie using the small harp and he did really well. Well done to Samara and Shanya who bravely stood up in front of the whole school and sang a song in Latin which they have learned by being in St Thomas’ Church Choir.

If anyone is interested in singing with either St James’s or St Thomas’ Church choirs, please do contact Mrs Sixsmith who can out you in touch with the right people. Lizzie, who visited us today also offers local harp lessons. Again, if your child is interested then please contact Mrs Sixsmith who has details.

Success for our Trampolining Team in the Regional Finals

trampolining team


Congratulations to St James’s trampolining team who have come second in their regional competition and will now go on to compete in  the national finals in March in Belfast.

The school is holding a cake sale on the 12th Feb to support their fund raising efforts.   Please look out for details of how to support this event.

Cake Sale

Staff were treated to their own personal cake sale today run by Bryony in Year 4. She made some delicious chocolate cakes to sell to staff in school for Teenage Cancer Trust. Bryony raised £7.50 today so well done!Cakepicture