Year ones have arrived and have had an amazing morning. We’ve been canoeing, walking the plank (scaring Mrs Richards) and screaming as we ran across the wobbly bridge. Smiles all around! After a hearty lunch we’re in the woods building bug dens, lighting fires, smelly pots(!).
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!
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.
Congratulations to our Year 5/6 football team, who came second in the Penair and Partners football competition this Thursday afternoon. The boys played six games and after losing their first match narrowly to Devoran (the eventual winners), they went on a fine run, winning four and drawing one of their remaining five fixtures. We scored some fantastic goals and conceded only two in the whole tournament. The boys showed tremendous team spirit throughout the competition and were rightly very proud of finishing in second place – our highest finish in recent years.
This week we have celebrated Harvest at Bosvigo with two visitor assemblies. On Monday we were joined by Bob Girvan from Foodbank, who kindly talked to the children about the work Foodbank does supporting people in the Truro area.
Today were held a Harvest Assembly, led by Linda and Matt from the Baptist Church. They entertained the school by making two huge pasties and discussing where the ingredients came from. As you can see, the assembly involved quite a lot of audience participation and the children were itching to be involved.
On Monday we will complete our Harvest-related visitor assemblies when we are joined by the St Petroc’s Society, who will tell us about the work they do supporting the homeless in Truro. They will also be taking away half of the donations we have received from the children.
Thank you to everyone who has brought in donations this week. The children have seen how these cans and packets are used to support our local community and know what a difference it can make.
After a slightly damp, but exciting day one, day two gradually became sunny for our day exploring Tomperrow. It was an adventurous hike around the camp, up and down some tricky slopes with a river crossing or two thrown in for good measure! A great trip.
Here’s a quick video.
The sun was shining and the temperature was rising, it was a perfect day for our Gyllyngvase beach trip. In our topic work we’ve been learning about rock pools and what human and physical features there are on the beach. And what better way to learn than to explore the beach ourselves! Fast swimming fish, crafty crabs and slow moving sea snails are just a few of the things we found when investigating the rock pools. After discussing our findings we returned the little creatures to their natural habitat. Rock pools rock! We enjoyed our tasty lunch on the beach-nobody ended up with sandy sandwiches! The sand was warm in between our toes so we cooled off by jumping the waves-they can’t catch us some of us thought but some of the waves were just too fast! Groups of us explored the beach for sea glass, played ball games and built sandcastles. All that hard work on the beach made us hot and hungry so we enjoyed a tasty, cold ice cream to cool us down. Yummy!
When we arrived at Porteath Bee Centre we couldn’t ask for a more bee-autiful day; the sun was shining and the day was as sweet as honey. We were introduced to the bee experts who taught us all we wanted to know about bees. They really are busy bees! Did you know Queen bees really are treated like royalty? Queen bees rarely leave the hive, are waited on by worker bees for their entire life and get to enjoy a special food called ‘royal jelly’. Now that’s what we call the bees knees. Afterwards, there was no bumbling around, we had to work like worker bees – we made a candle out of real honey produced by the bees themselves. We also had a taste of the sweet honey, it was un-bee-lievably tasty!
After a couple of years being nameless our House teams were finally named this afternoon following a school-wide vote.
The children decided last week that they wanted a beach theme and this week the House Captains visited every class and collected votes for each team’s favourite beach name.
With eleven beaches to choose from the votes were rather spread out but the Red and Green teams had clear first choices and are now named Marazion (Reds) and Swanpool (Blues). Complications were to come, however, when the House Captains of the Yellow and Blue teams announced that both teams had 31 votes for Zennor – a tie! With the help of some scraps of paper and a couple of our Foundation Stage pupils a decision was made and the Yellow team became Zennor, leaving the Blue team to take on their second choice of Fistral.
With our Houses now named we are now able to order our new school PE tops, which are being purchased courtesy of funds raised through FOBSA events. With some luck we will have the new t-shirts in time for this year’s sports days.
Well done to our House Captains for successfully organising the naming process. We look forward to finding out about their next project.