Category Archives: Class 10

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.

World Book Day

World book day is coming!
Thursday 6th March
Who will you dress up as?
Everyone is invited to dress up as their favourite character from a book.

What will you be doing?
All classes will be providing an activity which is reading related. Foundation Stage and Upper Key Stage Two are looking forward to visiting Waterstones. Tent temptation – book buddies have been busy organising some exciting events in Kynance Cove (the library, not the Lizard)!

Which will you you choose? Perhaps you will kick start with your Book Talk (towards your “Book Award”) or share a story with Grandma or Grandpa!

Each activity will be filled with excitement and opportunities for all the family to be involved…who will you bring?

So, start reading your favourite book (or explore a new one), ask a family member to come aboard and prepare your costume!

Best wishes,


Bosvigo Boys Perform Well at South-West Table Tennis Finals

On Sunday 19th  January Mr Wallis and Mr Armstrong took a group of five table tennis players (Perry, Orlando, Callum, Ras and Robert) up to Eggbuckland Community College, Plymouth, to compete in the South-West regional finals of the English School’s Table Tennis Association’s National Competition.

Having won the Cornwall finals by virtue of being the only school competing, our only previous experience had been playing one another at school, so it was quite a shock to the system when we opened the doors of the sports hall and saw the standard of opposition we would be facing. The finest young players from Devon, Somerset and Dorset were all there and even warming up we could see that they were streets ahead of us in terms of technical ability and knowledge of how to play the game – our boys only began receiving coaching this term, whilst most of the players competing on Sunday had been training for two or three years.

Our first match against Somerset provided us with a steep learning curve, as we attempted to get to grips with the speed of our opponents’ play and their terrific use of spin. Put simply, the ball was not bouncing how we expected it to! The boys adjusted well though and whilst we lost most of our games, the difference between us and them got closer as time went on.

In the second match we took on the eventual winners, Dorset, and again the boys showed great commitment against extremely tough opponents. The improvement was there for all to see and was commented on by a number of coaches from other counties.

Our final match was a local derby, Cornwall vs Devon, and we certainly saved our best performance for the end of the day. An extremely tight and highly-entertaining match ended in a 4-4 draw.

This was a terrific event to compete in. We were by far the least experienced team, but the other counties (adults and children) were very friendly and encouraging towards us and we are now determined to make it back to Eggbuckland next year with a girls and a boys team – hopefully having qualified from a more competitive county event!

Sportshall Athletics Competition at Penair

18 children from Key Stage 2 had a fantastic time taking part in our first athletics competition on Friday afternoon.
The children took part in a series of track and field events and competed very well with schools from the Truro area. We gained a number of firsts and seconds in the track events and came fourth out of seven overall. This was particularly pleasing given that we had a number of Year 3 and 4 children competing in a Year 5/6 competition.
Well done to the whole team.
Next up for our keen athletes is the KS2 cross-county competition at Penair School on Monday 3rd April. We will be running trials for this event during lunchtimes next week.


Bosvigo Swimming Gala 2013

Well done to all the children from Year 4, 5 and 6 who took part in our first school swimming gala yesterday at Truro High School for Girls. In total 44 children participated in 40 races including front crawl, breast stroke, back stroke and butterfly. Mr Armstrong, Mr Wallis and Miss Rowe were hugely impressed by the keenness and quality of the competitors and would like to thank the children for making it such a great event.

There were four categories for each stroke – Year 5 Girls, Year 5 Boys, Year 6 Girls and Year 6 Boys. The overall winners were as follows:

Year 5 Girls Front Crawl – Anna
Year 5 Girls Back Stroke – Izzy
Year 5 Girls Breast Stroke – Rosie
Year 5 Girls Butterfly – Tehya

Year 5 Boys Front Crawl – Tymek
Year 5 Boys Back Stroke – Noe
Year 5 Boys Breast Stroke – Tymek
Year 5 Boys Butterfly – Noe

Year 6 Girls Front Crawl – Bethany
Year 6 Girls Back Stroke – Bethany
Year 6 Girls Breast Stroke – Bethany
Year 6 Girls Butterfly – Bethany

Year 6 Boys Front Crawl – Orlando
Year 6 Boys Back Stroke – Perry
Year 6 Boys Breast Stroke – Orlando
Year 6 Boys Butterfly – Orlando

From the Bosvigo Swimming Gala, we will be selecting 16 children to represent the school in the Truro Primary Schools Swimming Gala in January. Good luck to everyone involved!

Santa comes to Bosvigo… by helicopter!

The children enjoyed a great surprise this afternoon when we gathered together after lunch and went for a ‘secret walk’. None of the children were told where we were going and even those who quickly worked out that we were heading to the Donkey Field had no idea why.

On the way up to the Donkey Field, a few children noticed that a Sea King helicopter appeared to be circling Truro and once we got to the top of the hill they realised why. Soon after organising ourselves at the top of the field the helicopter flew nearer and nearer before landing in the middle of the field. If that wasn’t a good enough surprise, who should jump our but Father Christmas with a huge bag of sweets!

Father Christmas handed out a sweet to every child before posing for a quick photo, then it was time for him to fly. We asked him why he was travelling around in a helicopter when he has flying reindeer at home, but he said that with Christmas only a few days away they needed to save all their energy and were resting back at the North Pole.

Here are a few pictures of the visit…

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Bosvigo table tennis team qualifies for regional finals!

Congratulations to our two table tennis teams, who today went to the County finals at Penryn College and won – this wasn’t as hard as it seems, as we were the only two teams entered! Nevertheless, the boys played some outstanding table tennis (against each other) and our B team won the Under-11s title, beating the A team 5-3.

The standard of table tennis displayed by our team members was very high and the coaches running the competition were very impressed by the level our boys have reached without any coaching. Their development will hopefully rocket after Christmas, as we have all but finalised a plan for a former County champion to lead a weekly after-school table tennis club at Bosvigo in the New Year.

As the event winners, we now have the exciting opportunity to compete at the regional finals at Eggbuckland School, Plymouth on 19th January. Well done to all the boys taking part today and good luck to Ras, Callum, Orlando, Perry and Robert, who will be going through to the next stage of competition.

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Solar System Project

Adam has been working on a Solar System project with Mr Park for a number of weeks and is delighted to have finished! The children in Year 5 and 6 were very impressed and thought we should share it on the school blog…


The sun is one of millions and millions of stars in the Galaxy and is 92.96 million miles away from Earth is one million times the size of Earth. It takes about 8 minutes for the sunlight to be seen on the Earth after it has left the sun.


Mercury is a small planet which orbits closer to the sun than any other planet in our solar system. As well as being very hot, it features a barren, crater covered surface which looks similar to Earth’s moon.


Venus is a fascinating planet that is similar in size to Earth but very different in regards to atmosphere and surface conditions. Its thick clouds lock in the heat while the surface rages with active volcanoes.


The Earth is unlike every other planet in the solar system in a number of different ways. It is the only planet that has an atmosphere containing 21% oxygen. It is the only planet that has liquid water on its surface and it is the only planet in the solar system that has life.


Mars, or the ‘Red Planet’ as it is sometimes known, has a dusty, rocky surface and a thin atmosphere. Its relatively calm conditions and close proximity to earth make it the most likely destination for future planet exploration by humans.


Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. Its famous ‘Red Spot’ and raging gas storms give it an impressive if not intimidating appearance. As well as having many moons, Jupiter also has a number of rings similar to that of Saturn but much less noticeable.


Perhaps the most beautiful planet in our solar system (other than earth of course) due to its spectacular ring system, Saturn is a gas giant that features many extreme physical features and atmospheric conditions.


Uranus likes to be a bit different. It shows off a majestic blue/green haze due to its high levels of methane gas and rolls like a barrel rather than spinning like Earth and the other planets in our Solar System.


Neptune is a large planet that experiences extreme atmospheric weather conditions. After the demotion of Pluto, it now holds the distinction of being further away from the sun than any other planet in our solar system. Neptune is nearly four times as big as Earth.


  • Pluto was the smallest and furthest planet from the Sun in our solar system, now it is not even officially recognized as a planet!
  • In 2006 Pluto was demoted to the status of dwarf planet.
  • Because it is so far away from the sun it is very cold with temperatures ranging form -235 Degrees Celsius to -210 Degrees Celsius.
  • Pluto consists of rock with a very thick coating of ice.

By Adam and Mr Park