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VR Aboriginal Experience

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

A number of children got to experience elements of Australian Aboriginal culture through a special VR experience today. Class 6 and class 2 had full lessons, with a selection of children from other classes trying it out at lunch time too. The lessons were unique, exciting and helped us deliver parts of the geography curriculum.

Upton Warren

Monday, 10 June 2019

Y6 visited Upton Warren for some team building activities after SATs and camped overnight. Fortunately the weather was dry on the first day and night so we were able to enjoy some sporting and orienteering challenges. All the children were exceptionally well-behaved and had a great time. Well done Y6 you are a credit to St John Bosco!

                                                                                                                               What a team!

This is the campsite with the tents in the background.

At least the sun was shining.

Enjoying some team building activities.

New All Stars Cricket Club

Monday, 10 June 2019

A number of our younger children in classes 2 and 3 enjoyed their first session of a brand new cricket club after school. We have signed up to the All Stars initiative this year which provides all children who sign up with their own complete set of cricket clothing and equipment. Everyone had a fantastic time and I was impressed with their enthusiasm and the improvement they made during the lesson. We look forward to more cricket over the coming weeks.

JLR Experience

Thursday, 6 June 2019

12 of our children from a mixture of years 4 and 5 enjoyed a unique day out at Jaguar Land Rover in Wolverhampton. The visit included a tour of the site, witnessing highly advanced technology in the impressively clean factory. They were then challenged by several exciting science activities. All of our children did extremely well and had lots of fun using microscopes, scanning car parts and creating bar charts showing properties of materials they tested. Well done to all who attended – you behaved impeccably, showed lovely manners and worked really hard to complete the difficult tasks.

Catholic Schools Tag Rugby Festival

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Our tag rugby team had a great time despite several downpours and ended up coming 3rd in the Catholic Schools Competition. They performed extremely well from start to finish, scoring many tries through quick attacking play. In the first phase of the competition we secured two wins and a narrow loss to qualify for the top group. The standard was extremely high in this league, with the best four teams competing for the main trophy. Our children were fantastic with their attitude and performances but lost two and drew one, although we secured bonus points in each of these high scoring games to finish in a very respectable 3rd place. Well done to everyone and thanks to Mrs Patel for joining us. The laces go to Paulina, who showing fantastic sporting behaviour throughout, always quick to shake hands with her opponents.

Alfabeto español

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Year 5 have been busy perfecting the Spanish alphabet. They can now sing the whole alphabet in spanish. Ask them to sing it to you as it sounds great! Well done Year 5. ¡Excelente trabajo!


NSPCC Pants – The Underwear Rule

Friday, 24 May 2019

As part of our safeguarding we have been talking to children on how to keep safe. All KS2 children took part in a ‘PANTS’ assembly using resources from the NSPCC where the children became aware of how to keep safe using ‘The Underwear Rule.’ This was discussed in an engaging and age-appropriate way. Well done KS2 for a very sensible discussion. Don’t forget children can also speak to the Sandwell Safeguarding Champions if they have any safeguarding concerns.

Y5 and Y6 talk from Casey Bailey

Friday, 24 May 2019

We would like to say thank you to Casey Bailey for giving a talk on his personal experience of gangs and knife crime within his family. He made a choice not to be involved in this lifestyle and gave lots of useful advice to children on how to recognise signs and avoid this lifestyle. He was truly inspirational and a great role model and he is now a very successful poet, author, rapper, song writer and also an exceptional Specialist Leader of Education in a local secondary school.  As a result of discussions we will be linking this subject to our literacy work in the summer term.

Class 5 Science Open Morning

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Class 5 enjoyed being inventors for the morning, the parents had a great time taking part too. The morning allowed the parents to gain a better insight into what their children have being doing in Science this half term. The children designed a new product to make everyday life easier for old people and then pitched their product for a ‘Dragons’ Den’ type show.  The ideas the class came up with were amazing! Thank you to those who came.

Class 2 Art Open Morning

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Class 2 enjoyed a super morning of art work, joined by a number of parents. It was an opportunity for parents to see what goes on in class, learn a bit about one of our current topics and spend some quality time working with their children. We are currently learning about Australia and discovered how to create some Aboriginal patterns. Everyone had a great time and the work produced was extremely impressive! We will certainly try something similar again soon. Thank you to all those who came along to join us and make it a memorable morning.