St John Bosco Teaching School Alliance


Class 4 visit the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

Sunday, 14 October 2018

As part of our multicultural term, Class 4 visited the Birmingham Buddhist Centre in order to gain a first hand experience of Buddhism.

To enhance their experience, children were given the opportunity to meditate. During these quiet moments, they were taught that Buddhists meditate to help develop mindfulness, concentration, tranquillity and insight into the true nature of reality

Class 4 explored the centre and enjoyed learning about the significance of the Buddha, Buddhist shrines and symbolism.

Grandparent’s Day

Friday, 12 October 2018

Thank you very much to all of the grandparent’s who joined us in school today – we have all really enjoyed having you.

The morning began with Y6 prefects serving refreshments in the hall and then the grandparents joined their grandchildren in class for a bit. After that, all grandparents and grandchildren went to the hall to enjoy lunch together whilst listening to our school choir sing some lovely songs.

The day was a huge success so we will now ensure that this becomes a yearly event.

KS2 Cross Country

Thursday, 11 October 2018

A huge squad off 44 children travelled over to Oldbury Academy by coach for one of the biggest sporting events of the year. There were well over 500 children in total, split into 8 races. Our children were excellent and gave it everything. There were stand-out performances from Holly in 5th, Esinam in 4th and Sania who won the year 5 girls race. Team wise, our year 5 and 6 girls team came 3rd. Well done to everyone who took part.

Class 3 Visits Holy Cross Church

Thursday, 11 October 2018

As part of our school’s multicultural term, Year 3 visited Holy Cross Church to develop their understanding of Catholicism.

Father Stan kindly gave us a tour of the church, talking about mass and the different features that appear in church. A huge thank you to Father Stan for taking the time to teach us about Catholicism.

Basketball Festival

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Our new and inexperienced basketball team have been practicing hard with our coach Liam, and played in our first fixtures of the season. We made a nervous start in the first game but improved as the evening went on. In our four matches we drew 2 and lost 2, showing some good potential but lacking consistency and composure in key moments. There is plenty of time for more practice before our next fixtures though and it’s great that we have so many young players who are learning to play a new sport. We look forward to more basketball later in the year. Thanks to the staff for driving over to Birmingham for the event.

Tag Rugby Festival

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

On a beautiful evening at the Kings Norton Rugby Club we entered two teams into a friendly festival in order to get some practice in before the tournaments begin later in the term. Our squad mixed boys, girls, new and experienced players and different age groups too. The children gelled together really well and gained positive results throughout the evening. As always, they conducted themselves in an exemplary manner and it looks like an exciting tag season ahead. Well done all and thanks to Mrs Briscoe for driving the bus.

Fr Hudson’s Assembly

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

This morning we had a visit from Theresa who works at Fr Hudson’s. She came to speak to the KS2 children about refugees and how we can help people.

Year 1 and 2 Worst Witch Day

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

We all came to school dressed as Mildred or another witch from Miss Cackle’s Academy to enjoy an inspiring Worst Witch Day!

In the morning, we all took part in art activities making hats, wands, broomsticks and even a class mosaic of Mildred. Following this, both classes had their first ever spells and potions lesson and then learnt how to fly broomsticks in a drama activity! These will lead to future writing lessons.

To end a fantastic day a number of parents joined us to watch the dramas being performed. Well done to everyone involved in the day.


Y6 Sleepover

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Year Six have had a lovely time at their annual sleepover at school. We’ve played lots of games including cricket, dodgeball, hide and seek and a variety¬† of fun team games. Last night we enjoyed a chip shop tea and this morning we’ve had breakfast and are now ready to head home for the weekend.

Well done to all of the children who were impeccably behaved and thank you to all of the staff who stayed over to look after the children.

Be on time for ten to nine!

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Congratulations to our competition winners who are helping us to promote our very important message about being punctual for school.