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Sandwell Partnership Swimming Gala

Friday, 24 January 2020

Together with three other local schools, we took part in a swimming gala as the first sporting event in a newly formed partnership. It was a fantastic afternoon with 10 children from each school competing in front crawl and breast stroke races individually, before finishing with a series of exciting relays. There were some good individual performances throughout and every child deservedly came away with a medal. Well done everyone! We now look forward to further partnership events in the near future.

Class 5 Trip to RAF Cosford

Thursday, 23 January 2020

It was a fantastic day out for us all, learning more about our current history topic – WWI. We experienced an interactive workshop to increase our knowledge: learning about the first planes used during the war, exploring artefacts and even getting to try on the war time clothes! We even managed to learn more about WWII and the Cold Wars, as well as having some science brought to life in their interactive zone.

It was a super day and the behaviour was excellent throughout. Thanks to Mrs Kaur for helping us out on the trip and to the other staff who attended; and a big well done to all of class 5. We received a number of compliments from the museum staff throughout the day.


South Birmingham Basketball Finals

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

As we affiliate to the Kings Norton Sports Association, we are already District Champions and tonight represented the area as one of four league winners from the South Birmingham area. Understandably, the competition was tough, because all teams have been so successful already this year. We started nervously, going behind early in the first game but we eventually found our rhythm, scoring several baskets to win 8-4.

In the second game we seemed to lose our composure, trying to force the issue too much. We were behind 2-0 for most of the game. With not long left we equalised, only to concede immediately again right on the final buzzer, for a tough 4-2 loss.

Luckily, all teams had now won one and lost one, meaning that there was still all to play for in the final game. We certainly saved the best until last! We put in a dominant display to win 6-0, with all children contributing, particularly in defence.

This means that we are now basketball champions of the whole of South Birmingham! A great achievement. Well done to all of the squad who have contributed, not just those there today. A special mention must go to Jacob, who was pointed out by another teacher for his sportsmanship; and also to Grace and Owen, who were mentioned by the organisers for their excellent play.

A big thank you to Mrs Slade and Madison’s dad for coming with us, and well done to all of our basketball squad.

Bosco’s Good Samaritans

Friday, 10 January 2020

This month we are focusing on the virtue ‘Loving and Compassionate.’ Children have produced some work in class and have shown acts of compassion around school. As we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord in January, children, parents and staff have kindly donated baby items, tinned food and money to Brushstrokes. Thank you to all those who donated it will make a difference to the families in need.

EYFS and KS1 Nativity

Friday, 10 January 2020

On the 17th and 18th December the children in EYFS and KS1 performed the Nativity to their families. They did an amazing job narrating, singing and acting using loud and beautifully clear voices.




Y2 Christmas Last Day

Thursday, 19 December 2019

All of the children have had a lovely last day before they break up for Christmas 2019.

They have played games like pass the parcel and pin the nose on the reindeer.

All of the children really enjoyed the day.

“I really enjoyed playing the games and colouring in the Christmas pictures.”

“It was so much fun and I wish we could do it all again!”

New Roles

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Well done to the four Y6 pupils who have been given new roles for their hard work this term.

This photograph was taken in our new English Hub which the children were very excited to see. Remari said, “It’s better than amazing!”


Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Well done and thank you to all of the families who donated toys and tinned goods to Brushstrokes. This will be used for families around Sandwell who really need some extra help at this special time of year.



Christmas Concert at Holy Cross

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

The children did a fantastic job at re-telling the Christmas story. They remembered their parts and sang the hymns beautifully. Each class performed one of their own hymn and we had a special feature from the ukulele club. All the children did us proud. We had a brilliant turnout, thank you to everyone who came to support the children.


Santa’s Breakfast

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

This morning we had a special visit from Santa!  The children and their families  enjoyed a breakfast bap, Christmas songs  and had a chance to meet Santa in his Grotto.