St John Bosco Teaching School Alliance


Christmas Fayre

Friday, 15 December 2017

We have had a lovely time at the Christmas Fayre.

Thank you to everyone who helped ensure it was a fantastic day. A huge thank you to Mrs Bhalla who works at Barclays Bank and has done a fund match so they will kindly double whatever money we make. This means we have extra funds to spend on new resources for the children.

Girls’ Indoor 5-a-side Football

Thursday, 7 December 2017

We entered an invitational local competition at Wood Green Academy in their large sports hall. For the first two matches our girls were excellent and played some of their best football of the season, winning 2-0 and 3-0. However, we didn’t quite perform to the same level in our final match and despite a penalty save, we went down 1-0. Overall though, a pleasing evening of football. We took away the runners-up medals and this now means that all 16 members of our football squad have won at least 1 medal each already this season. Keep up the good work girls!

Bosco girls represent Sandwell

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Our girls’ football team played in a West Midlands tournament this morning and represented the district having won the Sandwell schools competition last month.

We played really well but unfortunately missed out on progressing through to the semi-finals on goal difference. Again, we were defensively superb as we did not concede a goal or lose a game.

Well done girls!

Thanks to Mrs Grubham and Mr Ellicott for taking the children and giving up their Saturday morning.

Donations for Brushstrokes

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Thank you to all of our parents and children for the kind donations of toys and tinned food which will be given to Brushstrokes which is a charity that supports homeless people.

Brushstrokes will be giving the toys to children as Christmas presents.


Year 5 Cooking

Thursday, 30 November 2017

As part of our topic of foods from different countries and cultures, we made traditional English scones. It was great fun and the children calculated the quantities, read the scales and made the mixture themselves.

The finished scones were delicious with jam and fresh cream!

Year 1 Textiles

Thursday, 30 November 2017

This week Year 1 have worked so hard to create colourful patterns using threads and place mats.

Look at our amazing stitching!

Hockey Fixtures at Four Dwellings

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

We have a group of children who have worked hard at hockey club all term and they were rewarded with some fixtures over at Four Dwellings Primary in Quinton. Both schools had two teams each playing four matches, so Bosco played Four Dwellings eight times in all. We started nervously and lost the first two games, but once we started to score, the goals kept coming. Overall we won 3, drew 2 and lost 3, so honours even. Our performances got better and better as the evening went on. Big thanks to Wednesbury hockey coach Paul, who has guided the group and turned them into an impressive team. Thanks to Mrs Briscoe for driving us there and back on the minibus too.

Key Stage 1 Football Festival

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Some of our younger children in year 2 got the chance to represent the school and compete in a football festival at the WBA Dome. They all had a great time, playing four matches and the whole team improved each game. Well done to all of them.

PE Day with Sandwell Leisure Trust

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

A huge thank you to staff from Sandwell Leisure Trust for our PE day on Tuesday. Each class had a really fun and engaging PE lesson. Feedback from all staff and pupils was really positive.

Y6 cookies

Monday, 27 November 2017

In maths today, Year Six had to weigh and measure ingredients, read scales and calculate proportion. The children were given the recipe for 20 people and had to recalculate it for 15 people before they could begin preparing the cookies.