South West Regional Table Tennis Finals

On Sunday, eight girls and boys from Year 6 travelled to Eggbuckland School in Devon to take part in the regional finals of the Under-11 English Table Tennis Championships.

Taking on the champions of Devon, Dorset and Somerset, our boys and girls faced some seriously strong competition, but each and every one played terrifically. The boys came through some very tough games to finish third overall, whilst the girls managed to go one better, finishing in second place and earning a place in the South of England finals next month.

All eight players represented Bosvigo brilliantly and can be proud of their performances on the day. Well done!

Football vs Kea and Truro Prep

This week our footballers have been busy catching up on fixtures and have played league matches and friendliest against Kea School and Truro Prep.

Our league team are now unbeaten in four matches, winning 6-1 against Kea and drawing 1-1 with Truro Prep. Meanwhile, our friendly team lost 4-2 at Kea before returning to form with a 4-1 victory over Truro Prep.

With only St Agnes left to play, it has been an enjoyable term of football for the 25+ players involved and we have seen huge improvements in both teams’ play. Well done all!

Romans invaded LKS2!

On the last day of November the Romans invaded Bosvigo with a LKS2 Roman Day.

The day started as the children arrived in the playground in a variety of Roman costumes. There were Celts, Julius Caesar, Roman Gods and Goddess, slaves, Gladiators…even Boudicca made an appearance!

We researched and chose ancient Roman names for the day, Aurelia in class 8 chose her own name as it is already a Roman name meaning Gold. We tried to call each other by our Roman names, but some were easier to remember than others.

The day continued with making real glass tile Mosaics! There was a variety of designs, some were Roman themed and some were modern.

After lunch we had a Roman Feast, all the children had to lay on the floor to eat, as that is how the Romans ate. We tried olives, mozzarella, flatbreads, dates and many more authentic Roman Foods.

The day ended in the coliseum (playground) watching several gladiator fights!

Football vs Threemilestone

On Monday our league football team continued their improving form at Threemilestone, winning an entertaining match 6-4. Having gone 5-0 up in the first half, the team were given something of a scare by TMS, who battled back well in the second half, but Bosvigo did enough to earn an impressive win.

Over the hedge from the league match, our Year 4/5 team continued to impress, winning 4-1.

Well done to both teams for their great commitment and enthusiasm in cold, windy conditions.

Cornwall Cross-Country Championships

On Sunday six Bosvigo children from Year 6 braved the winter winds to take part in the Cornwall Cross-Country Championships.

In the Under-11s girl’s’ race, Georgia and Agnes came across the line in 19th and 20th places, whilst in the Under-11 boys’ race, Rory, Wes, Finlay and Callum all completed race with finishing positions between 35th and 45th. Well done to all six!

Football vs St Mary’s School

There were smiles all round this afternoon after Bosvigo recorded their first win of the season at St Mary’s School. In an open and keenly-contested game, we went 3-1 up but conceded a second goal late on and had some nervy moments closing out the game. Remaeus, Rory and Wes were our goal scorers.

The league match was followed by a friendly match and our younger players recorded an impressive 6-2 victory. Morgan (2), Isaac, Alfie and Liam and Michael were our goal scorers on this occasion.

Have Class Ten got what it takes to be an explorer?

Class Ten began their training at 0930hrs @Bosvigo Basecamp. After being allocated their groups: Cook, Columbus, Earhart and Marco Polo they got stuck into gaining an understanding of what explorers eat whilst on an expedition by making some no-bake flapjacks – everyone decided at this point they’d definitely like to be an explorer! However, the next activity put a few candidates off the idea of trekking through Antarctica – the blubber glove experiment. This was an opportunity for the children to investigate how long they could keep their hand in ice cold water for with and without a layer of fat (margarine) covering it. Most discovered that the seals had got it right and that blubber was indeed a good insulator. The children then took part in some sledge pulling exercise, by lugging heavy tyres up and down the playground. After recording everyone’s resting and active pulse rates, we found out that most children were indeed fit enough to become an explorer but a few didn’t like the idea of pulling a sledge for hours, days, weeks and months! The final test was looking at how tricky it was to get in and out of many sleeping bags in a pair of very thick gloves. Well done Team Ten – you were great!

Kite flying at Perranporth Beach

This week our Key Stage 1 classes tested out the kites they made when they travelled to Perranporth Beach. 

Whilst not all of our kites soared up into the air, there were plenty that enjoyed a brief flutter in the sky and we had great fun making sand sculptures and searching for beach treasures. Class 5 even found time for a bit of limbo! 

Sadly, the bad weather meant that Class 3 could only get as far as Boscawen Park for their kite flying this week, but we will be making sure they get a trip to the beach soon. 

What can Bosvigo learn from British Values?

Over three days in October, the whole school visited the Baptist church to learn about “British Values” and enjoy some quiet reflective time.

There were lots of different activities for the children to explore.

One was a tent with blankets and a BIG bear inside. Breda and Martha from Class 8 said that they loved how cosy and safe they felt in there.

There was a key unlocking wall which represented the poor choices we sometimes make and it encouraged us to think about how we can change them into better choices.

Torrunn explained that his favourite space was finger printing because it showed that there is no-one else in the world like us and that we are unique.

Have you ever thought that no one is listening to you? Speaker’s Corner gave everyone a chance to have their say!

Several children made a second visit after school and shared the activities with their families.

Thank you to the Baptist Church Team for helping us understand how we can care about others’ feelings and treat other people as we would like to be treated.