Bosvigo enjoyed a great day of athletics at Penair School on Friday, winning both the Year 3/4 and the Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics competitions.
Both teams were full of enthusiasm and were delighted to be rewarded for their efforts with medals and qualification to the next round of competition after Christmas. Well done to all 50 children involved!
Congratulations to Class 9’s Laila, who this weekend won two medals in the Westcountry Gymnastics League. Laila won a team gold along with her Aspire club mates for coming first in the league and a silver medal for her efforts at the weekend.
What a busy first half-term it has been for all the children in Foundation Stage since we welcomed them all on their first day of school in September.
The children have produced some wonderful self-portraits for our first topic ‘Ourselves and Our Families’.
We have practised our fine motor skills with cutting fragrant herbs and smelly jelly. Everyone has been practising their pencil grip and taken part in regular finger gym activities to strengthen those all-important muscles in our hands for writing.
We began our RWI phonics scheme in earnest.
We’ve taken part in a number of fun maths activities which have focused on counting, number recognition, shapes and patterns.
We’ve had fun getting dressed for PE for the first time and have enjoyed a variety of gym-based activities.
Our T4W story this term has been ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. The children have had fun learning the story, acting it out and then innovating it themselves.
We met Sandy and Sue and took part in a big whole-school fundraising event for guide dogs.
Then finally braved the wind, rain and mud for a day out at Trevaskis Farm as part of our learning for ‘Sharing the Harvest’ topic.
On Friday, we sent a team of girls to the Cornwall Schools FA tournament at Mounts Bay School.
This was the first time the girls had played as a team and they had a great time learning the game in the winter sun. In total, our team played five games, winning one, drawing two and losing two.
On Monday, our Year 6 children took the lead in delivering our Remembrance assembly. The children shared a wealth of information with rest of the school and presented it beautifully. Well done Year 6!
On Friday we took a Year 3 and a Year 4 team to a football tournament at Penair. The teams were put into separate groups and each won their first three games, setting up the prospect of an all-Bosvigo final. Unfortunately, our Year 3 team lost their final group game to St Mary’s and this meant that our two teams met in the semi-finals.
In a close game, our Year 4s came out on top, winning 2-0 and setting up a final with St Mary’s. Now tiring, our team worked very hard to win 1-0 and were delighted to become the tournament champions.
Both teams played brilliantly on the day and showed that Bosvigo has a bright footballing future ahead.
On Monday we finally kicked off our rain-delayed football season with a league game and a friendly match at Archbishop Benson School.
In pouring rain, our league team lost 5-2, but battled hard and showed a lot of promise with great goals from Amari and Liam. Over the hedge, our friendly team were delighted to start the season with a 4-0 win (Jasper and Levan sharing the goals in this one).
Last week, Marcus surprised Classes 6, 7 and 8 by spending the day with us. He had heard that our topic was The Romans and decided to share his experience of life in Roman Britain. Marcus had been a soldier for 20 years and was looking forward to returning to Rome in order to have a family. (Roman soldiers are not allowed to get married!)
Marcus taught us to identify the different parts of his uniform and trained us to march as a group, throw javelins at our enemies and defend ourselves with our shields. Moving like a tortoise was the most difficult challenge and Class 6 moaned, “We were hot and we couldn’t see where we were going!”
Everyone enjoyed playing Roman Rummy and collecting cards showing important places in Rome. “It was a bit like swapping Sainsbury’s cards,” Class 7 and 8 said.
Perhaps things were not so different two thousand years ago!
We’ve left London on time and are heading home.
Our luggage on the other hand is not doing so well…