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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.

Class 5 enjoy reading outdoors

Thursday, 16 May 2019

The weather has been beautiful, so we decided to read our class book outside. The discussions were brilliant. We can’t wait to read the next chapter!

Gymnastics Competition

Monday, 13 May 2019

Following a practice last week, we had teams of 4 children from years 1 and 2, 3 and 4, and 5 and 6 enter into a Sandwell gymnastics competition. Each child performed a complex floor routine as well as a vault in front of a judge who came to watch them all. The children did us proud with maximum effort, good encouragement and fantastic behaviour. Special mentions go to Faith and Madison who stepped in last minute to cover absences and performed admirably. Also, to our only boys Iseoluwa and Leo who deliver their routines with lots of energy. Well done everyone.

Reception visit Hill Top Library

Friday, 10 May 2019

Reception had a lovely afternoon today at Hill Top Library. They listened to some stories being read, and then all chose their own books to take home and borrow. It was great to see such a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books. We will definitely look forward to going back soon.


Cricket Friendly v Rounds Green

Thursday, 9 May 2019

It was great to have so many spectators from both schools as we welcomed Rounds Green to Bosco for a cricket friendly on the playground. The idea was to give as many children as possible the chance to play a real game ahead of various festivals coming up. All of our children played very well against an experienced side including a few club cricketers. Owen was the pick of our batters hitting several 6s to set a total of 244. In reply, we bowled accurately and it was always close on the scoreboard. In the end we lost by just 18 runs but I was delighted with the effort everyone showed. We now look forward to more cricket after half term. Well done everyone and thanks again to all of the spectators.