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Majestic Musical Instruments

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Over the past few weeks, Year 1 have been learning about the human body and the senses we all have. Today, we not only explored all the different sorts of noises we can hear, but made our very own musical instruments and played them as a class band!

Cup Cake Delight

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Today, the early morning Cooking Club Crew created delicious butterfly cupcakes that were very much appreciated by all. These group of children have spent the past 4 weeks creating food they like to eat and yummy treats they have baked. It will culminate with a banquet meal prepared by these chefs in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Kristian Thomas Winners

Monday, 20 November 2017

Well done to these children who were chosen as the winners from their class for either excellent effort with the sponsorship activities or for producing fantastic writing as a result of the visit.

They each received a signed Kristian Thomas poster.

E-safety Competition

Monday, 20 November 2017

We ran a competition in both Key Stages for children to produce a poster or information booklet to teach other about staying safe online. We have had assemblies through the week as well as doing work in class to learn more about key issues such as cyber bullying, not sharing private information and social media.

Well done to all of the children that entered.

Our winners were:

KS1 1st place = Jaiden

KS1 2nd place = Seth

KS2 1st place = Courtney

KS2 2nd place = Grace

SJB support Children in Need

Monday, 20 November 2017

Thank you and well done to everyone for dressing in their pyjamas to help raise money for Children in Need.

Year 5 Follow up work on Kristian Thomas

Monday, 20 November 2017

Here are some of the excellent newspaper reports written all about Kristian’s visit:

Visit to Wasps Rugby

Sunday, 19 November 2017

On Saturday we went to watch the Wasps take on the Newcastle Falcons in an Aviva Premiership rugby match. Before the game we went to the fan zone and did some activities with Warwick Castle including sword fighting.

We then had a go at some rugby activities.

The game was really good as we saw plenty of tries and the Wasps won comfortably, 40 – 10!

After the game, we managed to meet some of the players and get some photos and autographs.

We also met Pudsey!

Thank you to Mrs Grubham, Mrs Briscoe, Mr Ginder and the three parents that attended the game and to Mr Ellicott for organising the trip.

Y6 writing inspired by Kristian Thomas

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Year six have written thank you letters to Kristian Thomas. Here is an example of what we produced in our shared write:


St John Bosco Catholic Primary School

Monmouth Drive

West Bromwich

B71 2ST

Tuesday 14th November, 2017

Dear Kristian

We are writing to you to thank you for coming to our school on Monday. As members of Year Six at St John Bosco Catholic Primary School, we are extremely appreciative of your visit: we thoroughly enjoyed your presence.

Your gymnastic demonstration was supreme. The highlight for us was when you launched yourself over six people into a spectacular forward roll for which we would like to commend you – you beat your record! Furthermore, we are very grateful to you for showing us your well-earned bronze medal from London 2012.

The challenge that you set us was a tough one however we believe that we rose to the occasion. We all successfully completed the tasks thanks to your guidance and encouragement. Remarkably, some pupils in our class managed to raise over £60 on their own therefore we are hoping for an impressive final amount. With the money that we have raised, we will purchase new gymnastic equipment so that we can try to emulate your incredible skills.

Thank you for introducing us to gymnastics. Due to your visit, we have been inspired to try a wider variety of sports. You taught us many things: to dream big, to believe in ourselves and that nothing is impossible. Thank you for the courage and advice that you gave us; we will remember and use those lessons not only in sport but in everyday life too (particularly in difficult or challenging times).

We will try to live our lives by your words, “Dream big and never say that you can’t.”

Finally, thank you for spending the afternoon at our school. We know that you are a very busy man due to your university commitments although we would be delighted if you ever had the time to come back and see us again. You are more than welcome to make an appearance at our Sports Day in July – we would be honoured if you attended (Tuesday 10th July at 9am).

Thank you once again.

Yours sincerely


Class Six

Sponsored event with Olympic gymnast medalist Kristian Thomas

Monday, 13 November 2017

This afternoon GB Olympic gymnast, Kristian Thomas, came to school to help with our sponsored sports event and talk to us about his career.

The afternoon began with a class at a time coming into the hall to complete a set of exercises. All of the children worked really hard and did incredibly well.
Year 6 doing press-ups

Year 5 doing star-jumps.

Kristian giving some of the younger children some encouragement.

Year Four having a go at star-jumps and press-ups.

Kristian with some Year Four pupils.

Year Two working hard.

Year One having a go at their exercises.

After all of the children had completed their sponsored event, Kristian led an assembly where he talked about his career and answered some questions.

Kristian then did a demonstration of a range of gymnastic moves. We were all incredibly impressed. He even managed to do a diving forward roll over five brave volunteers!

Kristian with his London 2012 bronze medal.

We’d like to thank Kristian Thomas for spending the afternoon at school with us and hopefully helping to inspire the next generation of sports men and women. He talked about his hard work and dedication which we will try to emulate in our school work and through sport.

Bosco at Worcester Wolves basketball

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Seventy of us went by coach to watch the Worcester Wolves take on the Glasgow Rocks at the University of Worcester Arena on Friday.

The highlight was watching our dance club perform on the court between quarters.

We also got to meet the players after the match to get photos and autographs.