St John Bosco Teaching School Alliance


World Book Day in Year 5

Thursday, 7 March 2019

The children enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters. They had a chance to bring in a book of their choice and share it with the rest of the class.

Class 2 and 5 shared their Reciprocal Reading skills. They enjoyed working together.

Improving our animation in ICT club!

Monday, 4 March 2019

This week, we spent the afternoon improving our Pivot stickfigure animation. We included backgrounds, opening and closing credits. Take a look!

Making bubbles!

Monday, 4 March 2019

In class 4 today, we have had great fun creating our own bubbles. From our research the previous week, we discovered that we need water, a soapy solution and an apparatus to blow into. We decided to use washing up liquid, cool water and straws. Here is the outcome:

Next week, we are going to be looking at what else could affect how to make the perfect bubble. We will be focusing on the temperature of the water, type of water used and the amount of water used.

Boys Football League Games

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Our lads travelled over to Northfield for two more league games on Friday. We are in the top league this year, so the standard is high. Going into these games we had won 1, drawn 1 and lost 1. We made a strong start to our first game and were 1-0 up at half time thanks to Mati. They pressed hard in the second half and scored a good equaliser, but we kicked on again and went 2-1 up through a well worked corner. Unfortunately, in the last few seconds they had a great shot, which Zynan saved well but it dropped to their player for a tap in. A draw overall was a good, fair result though.

Our second game was equally as exciting. Again, we were 1-0 up at half time, but then quickly 2-1 down as we switched off early in the second half. Cayden’s second of the game made it 2-2 with not long to go but again we suffered a late goal against us, this time losing 3-2.

Two good performances overall though and the boys can be proud of themselves. The laces this week go to Cayden who took a few knocks but battled on without complaining, scoring two good goals as well.

Indoor Athletics Festival

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Five of our year 6 children enjoyed an afternoon of athletics over at Sandwell Academy. They completed the long jump, javelin throw, short and middle distances races and a relay. The afternoon was a lot of fun and all of our children did their best. There was a lot of good teamwork and encouragement between them too. Standout performances came from Parminder who won his sprint and Hayden with an excellent long jump score. The laces for this event go to Krrish for his great attitude – doing his best, smiling and keeping everyone entertained, and for encouraging his team mates. Well done everyone!

Making animations!

Monday, 25 February 2019

Today in ICT club, children used a software called Pivot Stickfigure Animator that allows them to create sprite animations. Using the red points around the object, they can move any part of the figure to show whether it is waving, dancing, performing somersaults and many more.

The platform allows them to change the colour of their object or stick figure animation.

Children are preparing an animation film over the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!

Mayan Headdresses

Friday, 15 February 2019

During Art this half term Y5 have been researching and creating their own Mayan Headdresses. They have enjoyed getting messy and have been creative with their designs.

Pioneer Day 3

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Another fantastic action packed day filled with laughter and new friendships. Well done Year 6 you have been amazing and you have achieved so many goals, whether it is achieving the leap of faith or whizzing down the zip wire, we are very proud of you! We finished the day with a great campfire – ask Year 6 to sing the banana song.



Super Scientists

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Y5 have been scientists this half term. We have researched different scientists and their discoveries. We even had the chance to carry out our own forensic tests to solve a crime. We discussed the importance of DNA analysis and how the result of a DNA test is generally accepted as a fact in court!

Science Club

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Over the past few weeks, science club have been taking part in a variety of experiments, including: optical illusions, lava lamps and balloon rockets. To round off a successful half term of science, we used our knowledge of weight distribution to stand on a dozen eggs without it breaking!