As a fantastic start to the Roman topic LKS2 took a visit to the Royal Cornwall Museum. The children were able to handle real Roman artefacts! These included; coins, mosaics, mirrors and kitchenware (amongst many others.)
One of the artefacts that was closely looked at was the fascinating clay lamps. The children were then able to design and make one of their very own! Children moulded the clay into a standard Roman clay lamp and then transformed them into an animal.
It was a very interesting, fun (and slightly messy) day.
A couple of weeks ago, a cook from 15 (a Jamie Oliver restaurant) came into Class 10 to tell us how to make healthy dips and salads out of cucumber. We split into groups of 4-6 to make our recipes: one group made a spicy dip; another made a simple dressed cucumber salad and finally the last made a cucumber and olive salad. The recipes included: chopping, scooping, grating and mixing ingredients together. At the end of the making, the entire class of Y5’s came together to try the salads and dips. Pitta breads (white and brown), were used to scoop up the tasty dips and salads. “The day was a success! We tried new flavours, learnt new skills and discovered lots about healthy foods!” quoted Jamie Ashby.
By Toby Middleton
What were you doing on Saint Piran’s Day?
Bosvigo School children dressed up in black, white, yellow and gold to celebrate Cornwall’s patron saint.
Lower Key Stage 2 started the day by singing Broder Jakka (Brother Jack) and Myten Da (Good Morning) in Cornish! We then created Kernow cards and flags and shared these with our families and the whole of Truro.
We kept on celebrating, as the kitchen staff had prepared a Cornish lunch of mini pasties and special apple cake dessert. Delicious!
Thousands of people came and watched the long, noisy parade through the city, as we waved our flags and cried, “Oggy, Oggy, Oggy, Oy! Oy! Oy! ”
As we arrived at High Cross (the ancient, granite, Celtic cross) outside the Cathedral, we were amazed when we realised how many other schools had joined in. After listening to the Grand Bard and our Member of Parliament, it was time to enjoy a re-enactment of the legend of Saint Piran and Cornish country dancing.
Finally, we all sang Trelawney together and gave one last cheer for Saint Piran. Kernow bys vyken!
Foundation Stage would just like to say a massive thank-you to the brilliant Bosvigo School and fabulous Fobsa for their fundraising efforts. Foundation Stage are really grateful for their brand new Foundation Stage stage iPads. They will really benefit from using them to extend their learning!
Thank-you from Class 1 and Class 2!
The Year 6 Art Club produced the most amazing display for the Christmas Fair last week. Their seasonal gifts included origami bookmarks, decoupage tea lights and clay sculptures.
Congratulations Year 6 on raising £50 for all the children of Bosvigo School!
Look out for their stall at the Summer Fair!
On Monday and Tuesday, Class 6, 7 and 8 celebrated Tree Dressing Day. First, we learnt about the story behind this celebration which derived from India. The story told us that in the 17th Century, the Bishnoi people tried to protect a sacred tree – only to be killed by the Prince’s men who wanted the wood to build the Prince’s palace! We celebrated the brave Bishnoi people and trees by creating environmentally friendly decorations for the trees in the school grounds. We used scrap paper and painted with pigments made from Turmeric and Paprika from the LKS2 Art Day. Here are some pictures of our eye-catching snowflakes before they floated away after a stormy night!
LKS2 travelled back in time to Carn Euny which is the site of an ancient Iron Age settlement. At first, all we could see were the remains of ruined walls, but as we explored we discovered evidence of life thousands of years ago.
Our favourite activities were invading and defending the hill fort, and trying to work out what the fogou was used for.
Read Oscar Blomfield’s recount to find out more…
The Ancient Fogou
When I got off the coach, I walked to the hill fort and we played scary attackers and defenders. We then walked in a circle through tall grass around the hill fort.
After that we walked and walked and walked until we got to some fun mud and more mud! Eventually we saw a very old cottage and when we walked on we saw stones – we had reached Carn Euny.
First, we went into the fogou and it looked like a creepy dungeon. One tunnel was small and thin, the other was giant and had a big puddle – I went right through it. It was fun!
Jack and I went exploring Carn Euny. There were little hills and walls everywhere. We thought that we had found the bedroom in one of the houses. It was very uncomfortable because the bed was made out of stone!
After that we walked back to the coach. We went through the mud again, down the hill, onto the road and finally onto the coach.
I liked going to Carn Euny. It was fun but I would not want to live there because it would be a hard life.
All the children in Lower Key Stage Two can now tell you why!
This week, Classes 6, 7 and 8 visited the cathedral and explored parts of the building which are usually closed to the public.
We learnt all about religious life when we visited the crypt, and role-played our own baptism and procession. The highlights of our tour were singing in the choir stalls and enjoying a reflective moment at the High Altar.
We’re now really ready to start planning our whole school Christmas service which will be held in the cathedral on Monday, 8th December.