Category Archives: Classes

Year 6 Surf Days

Last month, we were delighted to take all of our Year 6 children to Porthtowan beach for a surfing experience funded entirely by FOBSA.

The children took part in groups of 15 spread across three days and as you can see the conditions made for some exciting surfing!

We were so impressed with the sessions provided by Eskinzo Surf School and will hopefully be working with them again in Summer 2021 when we will be looking to start an after-school surf club.

Year 5 and 6 begin conservation project

Last month, Classes 10 and 11 visited Coosebean Woods to meet Countryside Ranger Chris and begin our exciting conservation project.

Over the course of the year, we plan to visit the Coosebean area a number of times to complete different tasks that will help preserve and enhance the natural environments in our community.

Our first task was to take the cuttings from Truro City Council’s woodland clearing and use these to create ‘dead hedges’, which provide shelter for small animals, a habitat for minibeasts and a protective boundary for delicate wild spaces.

We had a great time working with Chris and are looking forward to our next visit, when we will be planting hundreds of trees.

LKS2 trip to the Museum

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.

Jamie Oliver Kitchen Garden Project

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.

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LKS2 celebrate Saint Piran's Day!

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!DSCF0889 IMG_0408IMG_0432DSCF0893IMG_0404DSCF0896

Fruit and Farm Frenzy at Tesco with Foundation Stage

IMG_0552 halfterm 097 IMG_0547 IMG_0534 IMG_0527 halfterm 078IMG_0018 IMG_0015 IMG_0016 IMG_0019 IMG_0014 IMG_0009On Tuesday the 10th of February Class 1 & Class 2 walked to Tesco in Truro. We were greeted by a cheerful Richard and a wonderful Wayne. Class 1 ‘rolled’ off to the bakery. First we had to put on a funny white hat to keep our hair in one place. We watched the baker make tiger bread and salt and pepper bread. It was very interesting. Did you know they make 3000 rolls a day? The smell was absolutely amazing-it made us all very, very hungry. In the bakery they had lots and lots of different types of ovens, we had to be very careful because they were extremely hot. After that we watched Richard slice the bread using a really cool machine. It made all the slices equal in size so no fighting over the bigger slice!

Class 2 became fruit and veg detectives. We had to find lots of fruit and vegetables many of which we had not heard of! We found pomegranates, sharon-fruit, lychees and even courgettes.  Class 2 used their different senses to search for the different fruits and vegetables. They used their hands to feel, eyes to look and noses to sniff for the different fruit and vegetables. We learnt so much from wonderful Wayne. He told us where everything was from. Did you know that lots of the potatoes sold in Tesco are grown in the UK?

We had such a good trip to Tesco! They even let us have lots of fruit to try back at school. So in the afternoon at snack time we tried lychees, sharon-fruit, mango and pomegranate which all went down very well.

Here is a little joke for you to enjoy.

What Vegetable do you need a Plumber for? A Leek!

Thank-you very much Tesco for a fantastic and fun trip!

LKS2 Tree Dressing Day

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!

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