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Basketball Festival

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

We took part in a five team festival over in Birmingham in order to gain more experience ahead of the upcoming Sandwell competition. We started slowly and lost our first two games 4-0 and 2-0. Our shooting was rushed and we didn’t manage to organise ourselves in defence. However, we then started to play and make big improvements. We lost the next game 6-4 against the eventual winners, then won the last game 6-2 to end on a high. Our passing, defence and decision making were all vastly improved and hopefully we can take these positives into our upcoming fixtures. Well done to the squad, particularly our captain Alex who led by example with his work rate, and our player of the competition Callum who was excellent from start to finish.

PE Awareness Day

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

We had a fantastic time on Monday as each class completed a special PE lesson with a number of parents in attendance too. The idea was to raise awareness of PE in general – how easy it is to be active; how you don’t need much equipment; and how it can be a great way to spend time together, having fun. There were four stations sent up working on agility, balance, coordination and core strength. The aim was to improve your personal best. Safe to say it was an extremely enjoyable and successful day. Huge thanks to KO Sport who did an amazing job leading the sessions, to all of the parents and family members who joined in wholeheartedly, and to the children and staff who gave it their all too! A super day.

Music in Year 1

Friday, 8 March 2019

In Music we are  learning to use the glockenspiel. We are enjoying using our new skill to play along to nursery rhymes.

Science in Year 1

Friday, 8 March 2019

We used our knowledge about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores to design and make a sandwich for the right animal. This helped us with writing our instructions.

A visit to Space

Friday, 8 March 2019

Today Y5 visited Space using Virtual Reality headsets. The class really wanted to share what they learnt during their space experience, so we wrote this blog together as a class. We learnt that: space is only 62 miles away from earth which is closer to us than London, a space suit costs £10, 000, 000 and Venus is named after a Goddess of Love. We really enjoyed the experience!

Space VR Day

Friday, 8 March 2019

St John Bosco had an exhilarating day where we used Virtual Reality (VR) to transport them to a place you cannot easily visit – space! The whole class simultaneously blasted off into space, piloted their own research vessels around planets and moons to learn about the solar system. Who knows, maybe the next generation of scientists and astronauts who may one day blast off into space for real is in our school right now!

World Book Day in Year 1

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Class 1 had a wonderful time in the library presenting and explaining their favourite book to the rest of the class.

We really enjoyed this afternoon with class 4, together we read and listened to each other.

Class 6 enjoy World Book Day

Thursday, 7 March 2019

We all enjoyed visiting the library today, discussing and sharing books. Everyone looked great in their costumes too!

World Book Day

Thursday, 7 March 2019

It has been a fantastic day celebrating books with each other and dressing up as different story characters. During today’s assembly we learnt about the importance of reading as a life skill and thought about all the things we wouldn’t be able to do if we couldn’t read.

All classes visited the school library and children from different classes paired up to read with each other or complete a reciprocal reading session.

The most important part of the day was to enjoy books and reading and it is fair to say that we all did! Well done everyone for full participation in the day. Don’t forget to buy your £1 book with your vouchers.

World Book Day in Year 4!

Thursday, 7 March 2019

What a fantastic day we have had in Class 4 today; children have all shown great enthusiasm for their favourite book! We visited the School library to share why we love our book choice.

After visiting the library, we then met with Class 1. We were very excited for this because we were able to read to a Year 1 child or have the Year 1 child read to us.

It was wonderful to see the children read with such enthusiasm to each other.

To round things off, we continued reading our Class book, The Day I Was Erased by Lisa Thompson.

Class 4 absolutely loved celebrating World Book Day!