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Dodgeball Festival

Thursday, 25 October 2018

We brought 10 children over to Wood Green Academy to take part in a festival made up of 25 different teams! We had two teams of our own, made up of children who have demonstrated exemplary behaviour so far this year to earn their afternoon out of class. It was an exciting competition with all teams playing 8 matches. The emphasis was on fun rather than results and we certainly enjoyed it, as well as performing well and showing great sporting attitudes throughout. It was a pleasure to accompany the children and lovely to watch them improve and gain confidence as the event went on. Well done everyone!

Class 5 visit The Islamic Experience Exhibition

Thursday, 25 October 2018

As part of our multicultural term, class 5 visited The Islamic Experience Exhibition to learn more about Islam.

The children explored the five pillars of Islam in great detail and were able to look around a variety of exhibits to strengthen their knowledge of this subject.

The children noticed there were many similarities to the Catholic faith.

The class enjoyed dressing up in Islamic clothing.

Year 2 Consolidation Activities

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Year 2 have been enjoying their book literacy based on The Worst Witch. For our consolidation week we have been thinking about the thoughts and feelings of the characters in order to show a deeper understanding of the text. We had great fun acting out scenes between some of the characters including Mildred, Ethel, Maud, Miss Cackle and Miss Hardbroom. Following this, we planned and wrote some excellent diary entries, showing empathy with our chosen characters. Well done year 2!

Girls’ Tag Rugby Competition

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

We brought two squads over to Kings Norton RFC for a girls only tag rugby festival. It was a great evening with lots of matches played all to a high standard and in the right sporting spirit. Our ‘black and red’ team were slightly less experienced going into the competition but they performed fantastically, achieving some excellent results – winning one, drawing three and narrowly losing two. Fran deserves a special mention as she became a natural leader on the pitch and scored lots of tries. Meanwhile, our ‘purple and white’ team started strongly and just kept going. They won four, drew one and lost one. This meant that they finished second overall and won the Runners-Up shield and silver medals. Marnie was brilliant in this team, tagging more times than anyone in the competition! A big well done to all of the girls who loved the experience and did Bosco proud!

Boys’ Football League Games

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Our boys made a solid start to the league on Monday over at St. Edward’s Primary School in Selly Park. Having been runners-up last year and performed well, we have been promoted to play in the top league among some of the best schools in Birmingham. We played three matches on the night, all 8 minutes each way. Without any subs the boys were fantastic and worked hard throughout. We ended up winning one 3-2, drawing one 0-0 and losing one 3-0. This puts us second so far with plenty more games to come in the New Year. Well done to all of the boys.

Wasps Rugby Visit

Saturday, 20 October 2018

We brought a number of our children and some families too over to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry to watch Wasps play Bath in the European Cup. The weather was kind to us and we had a fantastic time. We managed to meet a couple of the players before the game and spend some time on the activities in the Fan Zone. The game itself was a cracker – 10 tries scored in a 35-35 draw! A big thank you to the parents who came along and helped out and to the children for their impeccable behaviour. Thanks to all at Wasps too for the tickets.

Year 5 trip to Upton Warren

Friday, 19 October 2018

Year 5 had a lovely time at Upton Warren. The weather was kind to us during the day and the children had a great experience camping during the evening. Children took part in a range of sporting activities: cricket, skipping, football and many more.

All children behaved exceptionally well. Everyone took part in team building activities and showed some excellent qualities. Their teachers are very proud of them!

Upton Warren Day One

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Y5 have had a fantastic day at Upton Warren.






Class 4 visit the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

Sunday, 14 October 2018

As part of our multicultural term, Class 4 visited the Birmingham Buddhist Centre in order to gain a first hand experience of Buddhism.

To enhance their experience, children were given the opportunity to meditate. During these quiet moments, they were taught that Buddhists meditate to help develop mindfulness, concentration, tranquillity and insight into the true nature of reality

Class 4 explored the centre and enjoyed learning about the significance of the Buddha, Buddhist shrines and symbolism.

Grandparent’s Day

Friday, 12 October 2018

Thank you very much to all of the grandparent’s who joined us in school today – we have all really enjoyed having you.

The morning began with Y6 prefects serving refreshments in the hall and then the grandparents joined their grandchildren in class for a bit. After that, all grandparents and grandchildren went to the hall to enjoy lunch together whilst listening to our school choir sing some lovely songs.

The day was a huge success so we will now ensure that this becomes a yearly event.