Coppice Primary School, Trinity Road, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield

Snippets of News

Maths Competition


Marvellous mathematicians.

On Friday 4th March four of our Year 4 pupils represented Coppice in a maths competition at King Edwards Grammar school.

The pupils competed in a variety of challenges including a number crossword and a relay race and were proud to finish in third place.

All of the children enjoyed the experience.

4 March 2016

Year 6 Road Safety Topic

Recently, Year 6 have been looking into road safety and the dangers that could occur...

We want you to think. Where do you park when you collect your child/ren?

  • Kerbs
  • Double yellow lines
  • Or even on the pavement?

We have been seeing this happen regularly during the school run and would like it to end now. So please, to ensure the safety of children, parents and/or guardians, drive a little further, because unlike some road traffic accidents, it won’t kill you. Thank you.

12 November 2014

Farmer Niall and The Enormous Pumpkin


Farmer Niall with his enormous pumpkin.

Year 2 have been learning about and doing activities around the story of the Enormous Turnip. They are now going to use what they have learned to create their own story called The Enormous Pumpkin.

The main character of their story, 'Famer Niall', came to visit Year 2 and brought a giant pumpkin with him.

Farmer Niall carved the pumpkin and used the carvings to make soup for the children, which they all had an opportunity to try.

21 October 2013

A New Chapter for Sutton Coldfield Library


The re-opening of the library.

After undergoing an extensive refurbishment, Sutton Coldfield Library was officially re-opened to the public with a celebration event attended by many people.

One of our Year 6 children was lucky enough to be chosen to represent Coppice School.

She was chosen as a pupil who has organised an been part of many fundraising activities in her time at Coppice.

25 June 2013

Friendship Stop


Friendship Stop Volunteers.

Some Year 5 children got the opportunity to help children of different ages get along and resolve differences.

This organisation is called the Friendship Stop and was established by Mrs Jarvis. It began at the beginning of the year and runs throughout the year.

A sign was created so children could easily recognize where to go if upset or lonely. There a member from the group would wait to help the children.

June 2013

A Visit from Olympian Laura Unsworth


Our VIP guest, with some Coppice pupils.

Enthusiastic pupils were treated to a hockey masterclass after an Olympic medallist paid a visit.

Sutton's own Olympian Laura Unsworth visited her old school Coppice Primary on Wednesday 1 May to give the children an insight into the world of hockey.

The London 2012 broze medallist - who recently won Female Sports Personality of the Year at the Sutton Coldfield Sports Awards - got the Years 3, 4 and 6 geared up to practice their hockey skills, which culminated in a match between the children.

Karen Parker, admin assistant and organiser of the event, said the children loved it. "It was fantastic for those pupils who have a keen interest in hockey," she added. "They were taught how to warm up properly and got some great tips. Sports is very big at this school, and this was an opportunity for those children interested in hockey to gain further knowledge."

Laura showed pupils her bronze medal and gave the children the opportunity to ask any questions. She donated a Quick Sticks set made up of hockey sticks, balls and mini-games.

Sutton Coldfield Observer
3 May 2013

Coppice Six-a-side Football Winners


Year 6 victorious six-a-side team.

On Thursday 30th January, Coppice took four six-a side football squads to a tournament. The venue was Star City Goals Football Centre.

The teams were: 2 x Year 6 teams, 1 x Year 5 team and 1 x Year 4 team.

There were schools from all over Birmingham trying to win the right to represent Birmingham City FC in the N Power Championships for Primary Schools.

The Year 4, Year 5 and one of the Year 6 teams played in groups with six teams in and did not progress beyond the league stage.

However, having gained second place in their group, one of the Year 6 teams made it through to the quarter finals. This was against the winners of another group. After a shaky start the team eventually won 2-1.

Their reward was a semi-final match. There they faced Harborne Primary School, the school that beat them in the last competition played at Villa Park. The team needed no other incentive to do well. The result was a 2-0 win.

After a brief rest they played the final against Yardley, the only team to beat them in the competition up to that point. In the group matches the teams faced each other three times with a win, a draw and a loss for each team.

The final was nine minutes long and within four minutes Coppice were two goals down. With good passing and solid defending Coppice levelled the score with two minutes left. The winner when it came was worthy of winning a Wembley Cup Final and fittingly it went to Coppice.

Well done to each player for taking part, thanks to the parents and relatives who helped with transport, coaching the teams and supporting our winning team.

Ian Webber
30 January 2013

Winning Football Team go Wylde


Coppice Primary School Football Team. Photograph (c) Birmingham Mail.

A schools football competition organised by Wylde Green Rotary Club was won by pupils from Coppice Primary School.

Twelve local schools entered a total of 18 teams, each with six players and two substitutes. The games took place at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club on their 3G pitch under floodlights.

Each match lasted for eight minutes and the competition was on a league basis with knockout matches.

Everyone taking part received a medal. Runners up from Water Orton School also had a trophy and the ultimate winners from Coppice Primary School received a shield.

Competition organiser Nick Thurston said: "Thanks must go to Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club for allowing us to use their facilities. We also really appreciated the organisational help received on the day from students at the Birmingham Metropolitan College Football Foundation which is a new joint venture between the college and the football club. Everyone taking part all seemed to very much enjoy the experience and the atmosphere was brilliant. It was great to see so many teachers and parents supporting the players. Wylde Green Rotary Club is working towards staging the competition again next year, and I do hope that even more schools will wish to take part."

Teacher Ian Webber said: "It's great to see so many children getting the chance to play at such a prestigious venue and it really means something to them. They need competition."

Birmingham Mail
7 January 2013

Christmas Jumpers


The staff model their lovely Christmas jumpers.

On Friday 14th December the staff of Coppice School supported the NSPCC by wearing their Christmas Jumpers to School and paying a £1 to the charity.

14 December 2012

Thanks for Your Time


The pupils meet Mr Green for the first time since July.

Ex-Year 6 pupils of Coppice Primary School returned to the Four Oaks site to present their former Headteacher with a thank you gift.

Among the grateful visitors were new students of secondary schools Fairfax and Arthur Terry.

They presented a clock to Richard Green on behalf of all pupils who had made up Year 6 in 2010-2011

Sutton Coldfield Observer
Friday 14 October 2011

Roald Dahl Charity Day


Roald Dahl characters.

Children in Year 3 at Coppice Primary School took part in the Roald Dahl 'Dahilclous Charity Day;.

The Children dressed as characters from Roald Dahl's books and raised £95 for the Roald Dahl Marvellous Children's Charity.

Sutton Coldfield Observer
Friday 14 October 2011

The Wonders of Ancient Greece


Professor McGinty with pupils and staff.

Youngsters at Coppice Primary School were visited by time-travelling detective Professor McGinty, who taught them about life in ancient Greece.

Children and teachers wore costumes and they took part in testing food favoured by the Greeks.

Sutton Coldfield Observer
Friday 14 October 2011