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Archive for May, 2019

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.

Girls’ Football Tournament

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

We took part in an invitational football festival along with 16 other schools from around Birmingham. The standard was very high but we were certainly up to the right level. I couldn’t fault any of our girls throughout the competition – their effort, enthusiasm and energy were fantastic. In the five matches we played, we only conceded one goal. The problem though was scoring ourselves, so unfortunately after four 0-0 draws and a 1-0 defeat, we went out of the competition. I was very proud of the whole team though who gave everything and did everything but score. We now look forward to our final fixture of the year after half term.

Annual Athletics Competition at Abbey Stadium

Monday, 20 May 2019

It was a fantastic day out for 45 of our children from KS2 at the impressive Abbey Stadium athletics track in Redditch. Boys and girls from year 3 through to year 6 competed in various events including sprints, long distance running, throwing and long jump. Then to end the day there were relays for the boys and girls in each year group. The weather was kind to us and the atmosphere was excellent as so many children were there, all cheering each other on.

We were by far the smallest school in attendance but our children performed brilliantly throughout the day. There were several highlights including Sania winning gold in the long distance race, coming through from third place with an excellent sprint finish; and the year 3 girls relay team who were superb, winning by at least 20m! Indeed, most of our relay teams won medals and ran well. Special individual mentions must go to both Esinam and Maja who incredibly won 3 medals each! Also to Natalie, Grace and Sania who each won two gold medals.

A big well done to the whole squad. The cheering for Bosco was loud, the togetherness of the squad was fantastic and everyone gave all they had in their events. Thank you to Mrs Carter, Mrs Patel and Mrs Brierley for accompanying the group. It was a great day!

Y6 SATs (and introducing our new class member)

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Well done to Y6 for a fantastic attitude and 100% effort during SATs week. We are proud of each and every one of you!

And look who came to visit after the tests – our new member of class – Millie Grubham. She was very smiley and also very smelly but we still love her!

Girls’ Cup Football

Friday, 17 May 2019

We were entered into a tough group, trying to reach the quarter finals of the Birmingham Girls’ Football Cup. Unfortunately, there were several drop outs which meant less games but it did guarantee that all 4 teams from our half of the draw would qualify, so the pressure was off in terms of results.

In the first game we played the strongest team and struggled at first, going 3-0 down quite quickly. Once we got going we played really well though. In the second half Marnie scored a great goal, thanks to good play from Mia, Holly and Fran too. The game ended 3-1.

Our next game was against a team we lost heavily against in the County Finals previously but by now we were playing at our best. Despite several chances and goalmouth scrambles, we just couldn’t get the goal and sadly conceded a soft goal too.

Our final game was a thriller! Our girls certainly deserved something from the evening as they had played ever so well. It was an exciting, open game with both teams creating chances. Grace scored two very well taken goals in a 2-2 draw.

I was extremely proud of the girls who now have more football to look forward to and they can take confidence from the performances, if not the results. A big thank you to Mia’s mum who came along to cheer the girls on.

Gardening Club

Thursday, 16 May 2019

With our new tools, we were off to a flying start in gardening club today. Children got stuck in removing weeds and turning over the soil to allow space for new flowers to grow.

Year 5 creating their own music

Thursday, 16 May 2019

The children really enjoyed using different instruments to make their own music. They had the chance to work in groups and experiment, before showing their final piece to the rest of the class. They produced some amazing tunes! They will be working towards creating a piece for the Music Showcase next term.