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Year 1 Blog

posted 30 Sep 2014, 00:40 by Lee Parton

"Who goes trip trap, trip trap over our blog?!" Come and see what story Year 1 have been learning in their Talk for Writing topic! We have photos from the week, a video of the story and a game to play at home.

Parent Forum

posted 17 Mar 2014, 07:39 by Lee Parton

A great oppurtunity for parents/carers to come and talk to the Principals of the Primary and Secondary Academies and share your compliments and concerns.

Please click on the PDF document below for the full invitation.

Kitchen Hygiene Rating

posted 27 Jan 2014, 06:30 by Lee Parton   [ updated 27 Jan 2014, 06:30 ]

We are pleased to let you know that following an inspection during January 2014, the Four Dwellings Academy kitchens, used by our children for the school meals, were awarded the top award of 5 stars for their food policy and hygiene standards.

Birmingham Mobility Action Plan

posted 13 Dec 2013, 04:13 by Lisa Piddington

Birmingham City Council is currently consulting on the Birmingham Mobility Action Plan (BMAP), which is a 20 year vision which hopes to make walking, cycling and public transport in Birmingham more attractive.  This will in turn help the economy grow and reduce carbon emissions.  To be a success Birmingham's transport vision must be supported by everyone living and working in the city.  Our school community can take part in the consultation online at

posted 2 Dec 2013, 08:35 by Lisa Piddington   [ updated 2 Dec 2013, 08:36 ]

Here on Time at 5 to 9!

posted 2 Dec 2013, 08:32 by Lisa Piddington   [ updated 2 Dec 2013, 08:33 ]

You will have received a letter about our punctuality scheme this week - click below to have another look, and to see the chart that children will be using this week, which could put them in a raffle for a prize draw!

Fund Raising

posted 2 Dec 2013, 02:30 by Lisa Piddington   [ updated 2 Dec 2013, 02:30 ]

Thank you to all of you for your generous contributions to our activities to raise money for Children In Need and the Philippines.  We raised a total of £819.55 for Children In Need, and £500 for the Philippines which we are sure you will agree is fantastic!

We now need your help again to raise money for a defibrillator for school - click on the link to the latest School Council newsletter for details.  

Christmas Plays and Performances

posted 2 Dec 2013, 02:20 by Lisa Piddington   [ updated 2 Dec 2013, 02:23 ]

NURSERY—Sing Along by the Fire

Parents of Nursery children are invited to a sing along in the school forest area, followed by a hot drink and mince pie—wrap up warm!

NP (Mrs Pickering’s class) - Tuesday 10th December at 2.10pm

NH (Mrs Hibbard’s class) - Friday 13th December at 2.10pm

RECEPTION—The Christmas Twist

Parents of Reception children are invited to “The Christmas Twist” . This starts in the school forest area and then will move around in our other outside areas.   Please dress warmly—the performance will be followed by a hot drink and mince pie.

Red Group (Mrs Thorn’s class) - Wednesday 11th December at 2.10pm

Blue Group (Mrs Crawford’s class) - Thursday 12th December at 2.10pm

 YEAR ONE & TWO—The Wriggly Nativity

There are two performances of this play which takes place in the hall:

Monday 16th December at 1.45 pm  and  Tuesday 17th December at 9.30 am

 In order for us to keep an eye on numbers you will need a ticket for entry for each person attending, but these are free.  They will be available from the school office from Monday 9th December onwards.


There are two carol concerts which take place in the hall:

Tuesday 17th December at 2 pm    and    Wednesday 18th December at 9.30 am


Free tickets will be available from the school office from Monday 9th December.  Due to space limitations there will be a limit of two tickets per child in the first instance—please attend only one performance to give everyone the chance to attend.  Thank you.


Christmas Lunch

posted 2 Dec 2013, 02:18 by Lisa Piddington

Christmas Lunch will take place on Thursday 19th December, with both a traditional meal and vegetarian options to choose from.  If your child usually has dinners then they will automatically have a Christmas lunch, if they usually bring a packed lunch you can order a dinner by Friday 6th December at the latest.  Please put the correct money in an envelope labelled with your child's name and 'Christmas Dinner'.

Christmas Fayre!

posted 25 Nov 2013, 07:47 by Lisa Piddington   [ updated 2 Dec 2013, 02:15 ]

It's our Christmas Fayre on Wednesday 18th December after school please click on the attachment for details.

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