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END OF AN ERA

Saturday, 21 July 2012

That’s it then – Year 6 have gone (and me too) but it was a great end of term – the prom on Saturday was followed by a BBQ on Monday despite the rain, 3 amazing performances of “Reach for the Sky” on Tuesday and a farewell Mass and assembly on Wednesday. We’ll all be meeting up again for various things including sport and visit to The Sealife Centre but as a fully fledged St John Bosco class and teacher – that’s all folks. Great memories and fantastic futures await.

PROM NIGHT

Saturday, 21 July 2012


St John Bosco Primary School held their Year 6 prom at Wednesbury Rugby Club last weekend. It was organised by the parents of the class and all of the children enjoyed a trip in a hummer, disco, buffet and made a presentation to teachers Mr Mobberley and Mrs Cresswell

SATS SUCCESS

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Year 6 pupils from St John Bosco Primary School in West Bromwich are celebrating after achieving fantastic results in their end of Key Stage 2 SATs assessments including the first Level 6 scores in the history of the school.

in total 27 children took the tests in May with 100% of them achieving the level 4 threshold in both reading and writing and 97% IN Maths. Additionally more than 60% of the class scored the above expectation score of a level 5 in all 3 areas meaning they are working and achieving at well above expectation for their age.

Following a change in the assessment process there is now the opportunity for Year 6 children to be assessed at Level 6 and St John Bosco School was delighted when 3 of the class managed to achieve this grade in Maths. This means they are achieving at a level more than 3 years above their age and understanding some very difficult concepts.

All of the children worked very hard for the tests, attending revision classes after school and in the Easter holidays. The results are great reward for their efforts and must again place the school among the best in the Black Country for it’s results.

Big Spring Clean

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Year 6 pupils from St John Bosco Primary School did their bit for the community last week by taking part in the ‘Big Spring Clean’ organised by Tipton Litterwatch, around the locality of their school.
Armed with litter picking sticks and bags and sporting high visibility vests the pupils split into 2 groups to tackle the litter that had built up around the streets and recreation areas of West Bromwich.
Before setting off the children had been briefed by a representative of Litterwatch about which types of litter was recyclable and which was not and given colour coordinated bags to sort it in to.
The pupils set about the task with energy and enthusiasm and in no time at all had filled over 20 bags of litter. They were particularly happy when, on seeing them working hard in the locality of their pub, the manager of the ‘Coach and Horses’ appeared with a bottle of pop for each child. A lovely gesture.
On return to school the pupils were given certificates and small presents from Litterwatch and the school awarded a trophy for participating. All of Year 6 will be promoting the message of don’t drop litter around school.

Class 5 Euro Day

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

In honour of Euro 2012, Class Five held their own Euros day. All children and teachers were drawn out of a hat and put into pairs with a country that they would be representing.
In the morning, each pair presented a PowerPoint about their country. Awards were voted on by all children and given out which were as follows:
Best PowerPoint = Greece (Martyna C and Miss Ellicott)
Funniest PowerPoint = Poland (Marta and Lukas)
Best Effort = France (Oliwia and Mrs Stocking)
In the afternoon, we held a football tournament where countries joined together with the other countries in their group (e.g. England, France, Ukraine and Sweden formed a team).
This was a hotly fought contest with Group A eventually coming out on top, beating group B 1-0 in the final.
The children had Western union agent a brilliant day and showed how good their team work is!

UK Athletics Trials

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

On Friday 22nd June, 50 children, parents and teachers went to the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham to watch Britain’s best athletes competing for a place in the British Olympic squad.
We saw events such as the 100m which Dwain Chambers won (pictured below with Miss Ellicott), 200m, 800m, 10000m and 400m hurdles.
Mo Farah put in the performance of the night to get the crowd on their feet!
Many of the children were lucky enough to meet some of the athletes and get some autographs and photographs.

Class 5 Olympic Day

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

On Friday 22nd June, to coincide with our trip to the UK Olympic trials, Class Five held an Olympics day.
We did a sponsored run which has raised over £200 to date.
The class challenge was to run the distance from St John Bosco School to the Olympic Stadium in London, which is 130 miles. This meant that each person, on average, had to complete approximately 4 miles.
We completed our challenge in just over an hour with all children doing really well.
Special mention to Abbie Humphries and Brandon Shinton who managed the most laps.

Cricket Semi Final

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Having won the quarter final last week St John Bosco faced holy Family from Small Heath in the semi. This was due to be away again but was switched due to building work – finally a home game!!!!
Amir won the toss and opted to field first. Some fantastic bowling and brilliant catches on the boundary, especially by Amir himself but others too kept the Holy Family score down to a more than achievable 237.
Following a poor end to the batting in last week’s match we elected to swap the order around and the St John Bosco scorecard read:
Luke & Elliot H 24
Mitchell & Elliot B 13
Amir & Megan 34
Chris & Dylan 29
This gave St John Bosco a nice round total of 300 and a place in the finals. Bring it on.