Feedback and Memories
This is a page designed to allow children and parents at our school to share the experiences they have had with us.
We welcome all feedback from parents, which can be made on the OFSTED Parent View website at https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/.
Here are a selection of memories written by our past Year 6 children of their memories during their time at Bosbury School:
YEAR 6 LEAVERS 2020
'THE LOCKDOWN LEAVERS'
I have many good memories of Bosbury School, but some memories stand out the most. I remember the time when I first joined the school – I didn’t know what or where anything was, until I met my BFF Jamie who was and still is really fun to play with.
I also remember when I won Bosbury’s Got Talent 2019 by singing the song ‘Never Been Better’ by Olly Murs. The whole school went wild and it was amazing; I also got a certificate for winning the competition.
The best memory of all however was the time when Jamie and I dug a massive hole at forest school and made it into a trap. It worked but in a bad way because we actually got stuck in the trap instead of the other team! It was hilarious and we got covered in muddy water. - Tommy
When I started at Bosbury School I first met Toby. He was very kind and funny! I made the boys laugh by teaching them a rude word, it was so funny and we still laugh about it now. - Segundo
My favourite three memories from Bosbury School were at Malvern Elements Outdoor Centre when we were supposed to go to sleep and I knocked on the wall next to my bed. Jamie went to answer it but no-one was there, and everyone was knocking on the wall for the next two hours and no-one could get to sleep. The next day everybody was really tired!
My second favourite memory was at Ledbury Rugby Club in a tournament that was a Year Five and Six competition but we were actually Year Four. Year Six couldn’t go because they were on a residential - it was hammering it down with rain for the whole day and we got soaked. Our gazebo had a hole in it and it was like a shower! Mr Smith kept telling us off for making the hole bigger and was asking us to stop! We won most of our matches though.
My third favourite memory was at Bosbury Beach when we went swimming in the river. I went straight in and then everybody else went in but it was really cold! - Archie
My fondest memory of Bosbury is when I became the football captain in Year 6. Unfortunately, we did not played many games because of the epidemic.
I joined Bosbury in Year 3 and was excited because of all the sport opportunities it had to give. I've loved the football and running the mile run. - Owen
I have loved Year 6 so much. I loved everything but here are the stories that I found the most fun.
In Year 2 instead of the camp-out at school we went to the beach instead. Scarlet got loads of sun cream out all over her and she went and lay in the sand. When she got back on the coach, she looked like a sand monster!
This year Mrs. Bolton brought in some hard sweets and we went to Bosbury Beach. We were all sat on a tree as we all ate the sweets, but then Annie said, “My tooth is stuck in the sweet!” We all laughed and said, “No it hasn’t!” but she showed us the sweet and the tooth was actually sticking out of it!
We then went down to forest school and it was nice and sunny as we all toasted marshmallows. Suddenly it started raining and we had to go and make a shelter really quickly. We made the shelter and then it stopped raining so we went back out, but then it started again! When we all got back to school, we were soaked!
I will miss you Bosbury and all the laughs and smiles. Thank you for everything you have taught me, I will never forget it. – Esme
One of my oldest memories from school was when I met Ben and it all was good, until I discovered that he likes STAR WARS! After that all I could remember for about two years was the word, WAR!
A funny memory was also when Jamie, Tommy, Ben, Charlie, Harry and I all decided we were sick of school and were going to dig a hole, hijack our parents’ vehicles and drive to McDonalds. Well… spoiler alert! We got stopped by Mrs Fitzpatrick!
Last but not least, my final memory was in Year 4 when we were practising for the Courtyard Theatre production, but I sprained my ankle so I couldn’t go. In Year 5 however I had the chance to go again, but during the last few days of rehearsals I was sick, so I COULDN’T GO… AGAIN!! - Luke
One of my favourite memories was when we went on the Class 4 residential because I was about to have a shower but Ruby went in it before me and she left her wash bag and toothbrush, so when I went in I threw her stuff over the top of the door and the toothbrush almost flew out of the window!
In Year 2 we went to the beach instead of camping out on the school field and Scarlet got plastered in sun cream! She rolled around in the sand and when she got back up she looked like a sand monster!
In Year 3 Daisy, Annie and I auditioned for Bosbury’s Got Talent and we did a Cleopatra song and dance. When we were getting into our costumes I was doing my make-up and it smudged and Daisy got really upset and started crying, but luckily Miss Earl (the student teacher) fixed it. Phew! And then we won – YAY!
In Year 5 Annie really wanted to get the part of the genie in the production of ‘Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits’. She was slightly scared and asked me if I would audition for the part of the narrator Alakazam so I did. Guess what though? Annie didn’t get the part she wanted and as Annie is a very good singer and so I thought I wouldn’t get the part, but I did! I was very worried I would forget my lines – I did get a couple mixed up but I did alright apart from that.
In Year 6 it was a bit weird as the virus called Covid-19 had broken out. There wasn’t school for like how long and we had to do ten weeks of homeschooling. As I’m writing this now however we are back in school. It’s really fun but the sad thing is we are not doing the residential, the production, loads of sporting events and more, but we did get to do the Year 6 fun day and I was super excited! – Eva
One of my great memories was going to Clissett Wood and taking my friends in my Dad’s Range Rover and using the pole lathe. This was one of my favourite things. - Jake
This year at Bosbury School was very strange, but we still had fun!
My favourite memory for this year was when we went to London. I remember getting up really early and going to school, and when we got on the bus, we all raced to the back seats - luckily I managed to get one! I then fell asleep on the way and the next thing I remember is waking up when we had arrived!
My second favourite memory of this year was Bosbury Beach! We went down to the beach and had a picnic on the bank. When we went swimming in the water it was really deep and came up to our shoulders! We then sunbathed in the orchard where it was really hot.
I will really miss this school and I am sad to leave but I am ready to move on. Thank you Bosbury for all your help and support! – Scarlet
My favourite memory of Bosbury School was when we went to the Westons tag rugby tournament in Ledbury last year. I really enjoyed it because we beat every team in our group and qualified for the final. We finished third overall out of all the schools in Herefordshire, and it felt really good because Bosbury had never got out of the group stages before.
I also loved going to the Imperial War Museum in London. They had a Supermarine Spitfire and a Harrier Jump-Jet hanging from the ceiling. There was also a Hawker Hurricane, Avro Lancaster, T-55 Soviet tank, armoured cars, a life-size replica of a First World War trench, and even an atomic bomb.
It was the best school trip I’ve ever been on! - Arthur
My favourite memory is when I saw Tommy all alone on the first day and no-one wanted to play with him. I walked over to him, put my hand on his shoulder, helped him up and then we went over to the trees. We found that we had a lot in common and we became best friends forever.
I remember being in forest school and Tommy and I dug a trench. On that same day it was raining so our trench filled with water, and then all of a sudden a big gust of wind came and blew us into the trench - we were coated head to toe in mud! We both laughed and then the mud started to dry up and we both got mud down our back.
I’m going to miss all my friends and all the teachers and TAs, but I’m going to miss Bosbury School more. Thank you for teaching me everything I know. - Jamie
When Luke and I were in Year 1 we used to argue over which was better – Star Wars or Spider-Man! We wouldn’t talk to each other for the rest of the week and this went on for the rest of the year!
I really enjoyed going to the Courtyard Theatre in Year 4. We performed Fantastic Mr. Fox in front of hundreds of people and it was a very fun day.
In Year 6 we went to London for the day. We had to wake up at 5 o’clock in the morning! We got taught how to spot fake news by people from The Guardian newspaper before we got a tour around the Houses of Parliament which was very interesting.
I also enjoyed the American Diner in Class 3 as the food was amazing! Thank you Bosbury – Ben
I have enjoyed being at Bosbury, it is a great school and it has been the best four years of my life.
I very much enjoyed spending time with my Class 1 buddies as they were so much fun to play with. All the residentials where so much fun and I had so much fun playing with my friends.
I will miss Bosbury, thank you everyone! - Ruby
My best memory was when we were on the residential in Year 4 at Malvern Outdoor Elements Centre. It was lights out time and Mr. Ponter came into our room, telling us all to go to bed. As he walked out of the room, somebody asked what we should do if we needed the toilet. He replied that we should just quickly go to the loo without waking anyone up. Hayden then asked if we were not to shout if we needed the loo and Mr. Ponter replied, “No!”
As he closed the door and walked off, Tommy stood up and shouted, “Guys I need the loo!” and everybody started laughing as he walked out of the room and went to the loo. We did this for an hour all going to the loo several times, until eventually we fell asleep at what must have been 2am in the morning. I then heard a whisper in my ear, “I need to go to the loo!” and I didn’t get to sleep for the next hour… thanks Tommy!
Thank you for all of the happy, exciting and fun memories you have given me. - Toby
On my first day I was excited to see my new school. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was there at the gate welcoming me in and I felt so grown up. I quickly made friends with Jas, Jess and Dolly. Dolly and I always raced to see who could get the most stamps in our stamp books.
In Year 2 we went to the beach at Barry Island. The sand was boiling! I dug a massive hole in the sand but then fell in it! Sophie then went into the sea and was soaking! On Sports Day that year I was crying because I didn’t want to do the bean bag race. Mr. Thompson said I could cheat by putting it under my cap but I didn’t do it anyway.
The day before I went into Key Stage 2 I was scared, but everything turned out fine. For Bosbury’s Got Talent in Year 3, Annie, Eva and I did a Cleopatra dance, and we won! I felt like such a ‘big kid’. We also went to the circus and had candy floss, but it didn’t last long!
In Year 4 we did Fantastic Mr. Fox and I was Bean. It was so fun but I remember the nerves before going up on stage. One time at forest school Annie, Eva, Jas and I got paint on our face and Mr. Dunn said it wouldn’t come off! I started crying but luckily it did come off. We also had a water fight and Annie and Eva put their pants in the hand dryer! On my birthday we went to Clissett Wood and it was so much fun!
I did my first production in Class 5 – it was so fun! We were doing ‘Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits’ and I was a maid and a bandit. We had a buffet that year as well and I was allowed to go first because I was a vegetarian!
My Year 6 was changed because of Covid-19, but I was able to come back in June. We still had our water fight and our Year 6 leavers’ day. We went to Bosbury Beach and Annie got her tooth stuck in a sweet!
I will miss you Bosbury, thank you for everything. If my time at Bosbury has taught me anything, it is to not take anything for granted. - Daisy
My favourite memory was performing in Fantastic Mr Fox at the Courtyard Theatre in Year 4. It improved my confidence as I had fifteen lines to remember.
I will miss my friends and all of the teachers. - Jess
I couldn’t pick just one memory from Bosbury, so here are a few of my favourites:
I remember my first day at Bosbury. As I walked into the playground which felt so giant, I was in such a rush to get to my new school that I forgot to put on my glasses! The next day I remembered them, and everyone thought that I was another new girl!
In Year 3 on Sports Day I was wearing a hat in the running race – I was in the lead but then my hat flew off my head and I lost the race as I had to go back and get it! I was really embarrassed but it didn’t really matter as our yellow team won Sports Day in the end!
When I was in Year 4 we went on our first ever residential! I felt so grown up even though I got home sick on the first night but it was really fun after. There was some creepy writing on our bunk beds and we tried to solve the mystery like we were detectives! I also remember in Year 4 all the boys started a craze to tie their hair like pony tails! We laughed for ages! I was also really proud of myself when I was nominated for the Eco Council during that year.
In Year 6 most of my time was spent at home during the Coronavirus pandemic when we were on lockdown. I missed my friends but I was glad to go back to school after three months of being stuck at home. We still had to social distance at school though, and we had to use antibacterial wipes and spray on EVERYTHING!
When we were back at school our bubble went down to the stream and my tooth fell out after eating a hard sweet! The tooth wasn’t even wobbly! When we were stuck in isolation we did a virtual Bosbury’s Got Talent with Esme, Eva, Scarlet, Ollie and I editing a video, and we won!
Although isolation was boring and sad, it helped me to try out new things with extra time on my hands.
Bosbury School has helped me out massively in so many ways. I will miss you Bosbury – thank you. – Annie
My favourite memory of Bosbury is forest school. I looked forward to it every week. I enjoyed being out side and using the tools.
Once we dug a big hole and dug our way out of school - we got out just under the fence before we were spotted! – Harry
One of my favourite memories was when I had my first day at Bosbury School. I was so shy and I was shaking all over, but after a few days I fitted in and I made friends with Ben and Luke. I moved into Class 3 and the teacher I had was Mrs. Walker – she was really nice to everyone in my class.
One of my favourite memories was when I got chosen to take part in the Year 6 production to sing the songs, which I learned really well. After we finished the performance, everyone in the crowd cheered.
My favourite memory however was when we went to the Malvern Outdoor Elements Centre where I was in a dormitory with some of my friends. We went on all kinds of activities and the breakfast there was really great.
When I leave Bosbury I will really miss it. Thank you for helping me to learn and have fun. – Tyler
I started Bosbury when I four Class Five
I was so excited Our school leavers year was finally here
I wanted to learn more Seven years of schooling and friendship
School was so much fun The best of all was the residential trip
The memories had only just begun
Year 6 will never be the same
Class One & Two We have the virus to blame
I learnt to read and write Seven years have been filled with fun
Lots of big words gave me a fright But now our time together is done
The teachers are so kind
The best you will ever find Bosbury is such a lovely place
You only have to see the smiles on every face
Class Three My memories and friendships will last a
I fell in love with art lifetime.
My creative homework
I made from my heart - Amelia
We had loads of fun with Mr Dunn
Young voices was so late
Our parents had to wait
Bostival we camped on the school field
With only our tent to shield
In Year 4 we went to the Malvern Outdoor Elements Centre. We had this game where we would knock on another dorm room’s door and then go back to our own dorm before they saw us. It turned into everyone doing it to each other until people kept their doors open!
In Year 5 we went to the rugby tournament and we came third place out of all the schools in Herefordshire. We also went to the Imperial War Museum in London in Year 5 and we had to come to school at 6 o’clock in the morning! It was worth it though as we got to see a lot of cool stuff at the museum. The next year, we went to The Guardian newspaper building and we got to look around in the the House of Commons in the House of Parliament.
In Year 5 we also went to the Redridge Outdoor Centre and it was fun as we went rock climbing and artificial caving. – Charlie
When I first came to Bosbury School I was very scared, but everyone was nice to me and they showed me around the school.
The next day, Eva and I played Shopkin and Polly Pocket. I have lots of friends who are very lovely and nice. The lockdown is taking over our lives, but we got the chance to make rockets! – Scarlett
I remember when…
I remember in Reception I remember in Year Four
We had lots of fun Playing in forest school
Running around, playing on equipment Dragging sticks and making dens
Shouting at the top of our lungs. Which was very cool.
I remember in Year One I remember in Year Five
We started to read and learn Having an epic water fight
With the amazing Miss Williams Getting drenched and having fun
Who taught us to quickly run and turn. Then drying in the warm bright light
I remember in Year Two I remember in Year Six
We were practising our finger spaces The dreaded Covid-19
Still in Key Stage 1 No SATs or production
But only smiley faces. Covid-19 is so mean!
I remember in Year Three I’ll miss you Bosbury…
When I won the lucky dip and got some goo Thanks for everything.
On the playground with the big kids
Finally in Key Stage 2. - Jas
YEAR 6 LEAVERS 2019
My favourite memory from Bosbury School was doing the Year 6 production and I got the part of Sultan Pepper. To be honest I didn't think I would be able to learn all 65 lines but I practised and practised and I learnt them all.
My greatest achievement was doing the SATs as I tried really hard, did really well and I am proud of myself.
Thank you Bosbury School for helping me to learn new things. - Will
What I have loved...
Everyone and Everything!!
My favourite memory of Bosbury School was getting my SATs results because I was worried and excited at the same time, but when I opened the envelope I was filled with happiness as the results were higher than I had expected.
My second favourite moment was going to PGL as I was extremely proud of myself for going on the king swing even though I have a big fear of heights.
Goodbye Bosbury, I will miss you a lot. - Joe
My favourite memory was when Miss Fisher woke me up at PGL last year and I was dribbling! Also me, Beau, Oscar and Kai gave each other nicknames - mine was 'Windy', Beau's was 'Sunny', Oscar's was 'Breakfast' and Kai's was 'Sandworm'! Thank you. - Billy
My favourite memory from Bosbury is starting in Reception and making lots of friends throughout the years like Ollie, Ivy, Myles, Nat and my best friend Will because I can have a joke with him. I would also like to thank all of the staff at Bosbury for either teaching me or helping me if I had a problem or a worry, I will miss Bosbury and everyone at Bosbury School. Thank you. - Aaron
My Bosbury Years
In Reception I was little
Everyone was taller than me.
The field looked enormous
Stretching as far as the eye could see.
By the time I'd reached Year Three,
I knew every rule.
But school was never boring,
It was actually quite cool!
And now I'm in Year Six,
I'm as big as all the rest.
And one thing I know for sure,
Is that Bosbury is the BEST!
YEAR 6 LEAVERS 2018
My favourite memory at Bosbury is going to PGL. It was the best time of my life; I especially enjoyed canoeing. Zach and I were a pair and he kept shouting at me to turn right. At the end the instructor threw Rhys into the lake and I shouted ‘Me too!’ so Mr Thompson grabbed me and threw me in the water.
My best times have been playing with my friend Myles. We enjoy playing army games because we both want to join the army. I also love it when we all play Bull dog (even though we are not meant to)…..The whole class plays and often with class 4 as well.
My funniest moment was when we finished the Sats. Mr Thompson led us out and we ran to the top of the field screaming with joy!!
It has been fun here at Bosbury and I will miss every second of it.
Thank You - Leo
I joined in Reception,
Where we had lots of fun,
And unlike my brother,
I didn’t miss my mum.
In a brilliant Year One,
I was best friends with Phoebe,
She was really kind,
But her bossiness didn’t please me!
In a terrific Year Two,
Sophie left for good,
I really missed her,
She taught me to fight wood.
In a happy Year Three,
Flo joined the school,
Maxina was her buddy,
I think she’s really cool!
In amazing Year Four,
It was my first residential,
The food there was nice-
Apart from the soup with Lentil…..
In a fantastic Year 5,
Ellen left for Cornwall,
I had lots of fun times with her,
Like climbing the school wall….
In a stupendous Year six,
We started the Oliver play,
I got the part of Rose,
We practised all day…..
I’m going to miss Bosbury,
I really liked this school,
I’ve made lots of friends,
And the teachers are sort of cool…
I have so many incredible memories of this school that I found it difficult to choose.
On the first day of school I lost my cardigan and started to cry. Mrs Spilsbury helped me to look for it but we never found it. So this is for you cardigan, wherever you are!(Typical me!)
In Year Two, my best friend Sophie and I were balancing around the Kerb on the playground. I couldn’t do it very well and kept falling off. Then I noticed a new Head Teacher looking around(It was Miss Spence) and I tried extra hard to concentrate and impress her.
Thank You Bosbury for all the trips, the Sports Days, the friendships, the laughter and the tears. I will remember you for the rest of my life. You have done so much for me. Don’t ever forget me….
Thank You - Maxina
What I have loved….
Everyone and Everything!!
- Isla and Maxina
In Year Two, we changed into school clothes from PE and my tights were always inside out.
I remember eating grass with my friends on the field when we were in Year 3.
In Class 4, Quinn was shaking a tub of cream and it exploded all over him; everybody started laughing.
This year in Class 5, I’ve made new friends and had a laugh with everyone. My favourite part of Class 5 is the Sats party-It was amazing!
I have had lots of fun and I will be really sad to leave Bosbury School.
Thank You - Tia
I joined Bosbury School in Year Two. I remember walking into the strange hall with pictures hung all around. My mum was a teacher there so I arrived really early and had a stroll around. It all seemed so strange and different. Miss Farr came out to meet me and say hello. I was so shy that I quickly ran back to my mum’s classroom…
On Year Two Camp out I was in a tent with Gregor and Ben. It poured with rain and when we woke up the roof had leaked and Gregor was all wet!
When I started at Bosbury I was so scared to walk into the playground that I had to be pushed out! Now I am much more confident.
Bosbury has taught me to keep my chin up, be strong and persevere. Thank you for helping me through Sats.
This school will always be the best I’ve ever had; it will never leave my mind, thoughts and heart.
Thank You - Henry
I remember when we went to Arete on a residential trip. George, Lucas, A-J and I ate two big packets of choco-bons. I t was a fantastic trip and I remember the laughter with my friends.
I was at PGL Liddington on the Giant Swing with George. It went high in the air and I was terrified. I screamed so much that I lost my voice.
These experiences have helped me to grow in every way and to become much more confident.
Thank You for all the trips,
Thank You for the sporting events,
Thank You for the amazing teachers,
Thank You for a fantastic four years,
Thank You for everyone who was there when I needed help,
Thank You for all the friends that I have made.
Thank You - Momo
On my first day in Reception I was really excited to be at school. It was also my birthday. Miss Farr said that she had never seen a new Reception child so keen and full of joy.
When I moved into Class Four, I was really nervous because I thought Mr Dunn would be really mean. But he turned out to be one of my best teachers and I loved Forest School as well.
I am loving rehearsing for the Oliver! performance. Ever since I started at Bosbury I have looked forward to the Year 6 play. I couldn’t be happier with my part and I have enjoyed the whole experience.
The last seven years have been the best I have ever had. This school is my second home and I will really miss it. I am sad to leave but ready to move on.
Thank You - Ben
I joined Bosbury in Class Three. I made lots of new friends really easily and had lots of fun. We acted out the story of the Mountain King and my friends and I were fairies. I absolutely loved it.
In Class Four Mrs Wilesmith was teaching us. We were stacking milk and George had not put the lid on properly. Quinn picked a bottle and shook it and the milk went all over him. We were all hysterical with laughter.
I have learnt so much at Bosbury School and had so many happy memories. I’m just so sad to leave it all behind.
Thank You - Skye
My favourite memories have been the laughter with Skye and my friends and the amazing experiences.
Forest School was brilliant and I remember we were all laughing whilst playing on the swing.
I have enjoyed doing PE with Mr Long and Harry and going to the Cricket tournament at Eastnor Castle. I partnered Ivy and I scored my first 4!
When I moved to Class 5 it was brilliant because we all had a buddy to look after in Reception class. She was lovely and I felt that I was really helping her. Mr Thompson and Mrs Lane were fun too!
Thank You - Sarah
I remember one day in Reception and I went to school wearing a big woolly, winter hat with a huge bobble on it. Everyone liked it and later we had a blindfold challenge in class. I was allowed to wear my hat and pull it down over my eyes. I could still see through it but didn’t say anything… I did really well!
In Year Four Abi joined the school and we became good friends and supported and helped each other.
Thank You for a Bosbury adventure that I will never forget!
Thank You - Ellie
I Remember When…..
I remember in Reception,
We had lots of fun,
Dressing up and playing games,
To please everyone.
I remember in Year One,
A teacher who was new to me,
The amazing Miss Williams,
Who taught the alphabet A – Z.
I remember in Year Two,
We were out after dark,
Having an awesome Camp out
And playing in the park.
I remember in Year Three,
I was now a Key Stage 2,
I felt older and important
And always lost my shoe!
I remember in Year Four,
I got Mr Dunn.
He was a brilliant teacher
And liked everyone.
I remember in Class Five,
We went to Wales,
For an awesome residential
And saw lots of Quails.
I remember in Year 6,
It’s been my final year,
It’s probably been the most fun,
And my memories are so dear.
Thank You - Ellie
I joined Bosbury School halfway through Year Three and Maxina was my buddy. She introduced me to her friends and we quickly became close.
Soon after I joined, we went to the Malvern Outdoor Centre on a residential. I shared a room with Isla, Maxina, Ellie, Abi and Ellen. We won the award for the best entertainment as we sang ‘We Three Kings’ with actions. I remember my duvet falling off in the night onto Ellie in the bunk below and not being able to get it back!
In Year 5 I went to my first netball match. It was so cold I had to put miss Cooke’s coat on as well as mine. We did very well though, despite the cold and came third. I have played in many more matches since then.
In Year 5 we went to Arete Outdoor Centre. It was so much fun! We went gorge-walking and it was the best activity ever! When we were in chin-high water we had to swim to a deeper bit and be pushed backwards off a rock. Afterwards, Mrs Swain had to help me get my wet suit off as it was stuck to my legs.
Now in Year 6 we are working hard for our play of Oliver! I am loving being a narrator.
I will miss Bosbury School so much. This is my third school and by far the best. I will be sad to leave but thank you Bosbury for all that you have given me.
Thank You - Flo
I remember my first day in Year Two and I stood in the playground shaking. Ben Witt came over to see if I was ok.
The Year Two Camp out was so exciting. We played games and then we went into our tent at bedtime. I went to sleep and woke up in the middle of the night to eat Oreos and woke everyone up. I asked Mr. Ponter what the time was – he shouted’ BED-TIME!’- it was actually 4.30 in the morning.
When I arrived in Class Four I was excited because everyone said that Mr Dunn was really nice. At the end of my 2 years in Class 4 I had had the most amazing time. My favourite subject was Forest School.
I joined Class Five and I was excited to be a Year 6 person and at the top of the school. I was nervous to have a new teacher but now I have become much more confident and though sad to leave, I can’t wait to enjoy my new school.
Thank You - Quinn
I joined Bosbury School in Year 4. The very first time I set foot in the playground, I was more nervous than you could imagine; in need of finding friends and hoping to settle down in my new school. At break time Ellie and Flo walked up to me and asked if I wanted to play with them. We have become firm friends despite a few ups and downs!
Until the end of year 5 I was in Class 4 with Mr Dunn. He was brilliant and never doubted me. He always made me feel better when I was feeling a little left out.
In Year Six Mr Thompson was my teacher. He was always able to make me laugh. I really enjoyed the residential trips , the food was really good and the activities were amazing! I was terrified at abseiling and when I got to the top of the tower the instructor told me to lean back. It took me a long time to overcome my fear of heights and when I finally reached the bottom , I was so proud of myself.
I don’t think that I could have gone to a better primary school.
Thank You - Abi
I joined Bosbury in Class 4. I did not know where anything was so I followed Momo around everywhere and I didn’t speak all day!
My favourite memory from this year was at PGL when Leo and I were splashing Mr Thompson in the canoe and then paddling away.
I also really enjoyed playing cricket at Bosbury and my team won!
I have many happy memories.
Thank You - Zach
I joined Bosbury halfway through Class 4 and Mr Dunn was really nice to me. I made lots of friends quickly and settled in well. We went to Clisset Wood on a trip and became carpenters for the day. We made stools using shave horses and whittling knives. We found an old van and thought it was haunted.
One of my favourite memories was when Quinn and I were having a drink. Mr Thompson crept up behind Quinn and blew his whistle really loud. Quinn jumped out of his skin; we couldn’t stop laughing.
I absolutely loved the Bostival; we played Hide and Seek but Kai couldn’t find us for ages. I stayed up till 11.30 p.m.
In Year 5 I loved everything but a particular favourite was when we went to Arete because Isaac thought there was a ghost in his dorm. Afterwards we went to a massive lake and I backflipped off the boat. It was so fun!
I have absolutely loved Year 6. I loved the sports tournaments; especially the football and netball pyramid at Ledbury. It was really hot but we persevered. In the end we cane second; everyone tried their hardest.
Thank You Bosbury School - George
I joined in Class 3 and Mrs Wilesmith was my teacher. I brought my special teddy to school with me to give me confidence. I became friends with Sarah and that friendship has lasted throughout school.
In Class 5 at PGL I went on the Giant Swing with Tia and Ellie, even though I am scared of heights. At the top I had to pull the rope to release us and I was terrified. It was great fun afterwards. Abseiling was also brilliant.
I am excited about my new school but have happy memories of Bosbury.
Thank You - Marsha
My favourite memory is when we were on the way back from Young Voices. Leland, Kori and I were telling each other horror stories. We scared ourselves so much that we didn’t move or speak until we got off the bus. It took us two days to recover!
In Class 5 when we performed Oliver I was Mr Brownlow and had a really cool costume and a realistic grey beard. Everybody laughed as I came on stage. I had 90 lines to learn but I managed it and it ended up fine.
Another memory was when we went to PGL and we did canoeing. It was freezing but Rhys and I just kept jumping in the icy water!
Thank You Bosbury - Gregor
I remember on the first day of school and I was in Year One. I was clutching my mum’s hand and Mrs Turnbull said to come to the playground and lots of children came to say hello.
When I went to PGL we started by doing the Survivor activity and then the zip wire. The following day the Giant Swing was both brilliant and terrifying.
In Class Five two visitors came in with pigs’ hearts for us to study. We got to stick our fingers in it and up it to see what was inside. It was really interesting.
Thank You for all the friends,
Thank You for all the teachers
Thank You for the trips,
Thank You for the amazing events,
Thank You for the football,
Thank You for the brilliant six years that I have had,
Thank You Bosbury for giving me strength and confidence.
Thank You - Joshua
I joined the school in Year six and Ben showed me around the school on my first day. He showed me some magic tricks which were really fun.
We became friends and a funny memory is when Ben was drinking yoghurt and I tipped it and it came through his nose and went down his shirt.
I remember when we went to PGL and we played games in the canoes. At the end we got to jump in the water and at first it was freezing.
In Science week we cut open a pig’s heart. It smelt horrible so I stopped immediately.
When we finished the Sats, the class had a party. We all brought in food and afterwards we all had a massive sugar rush.
My favourite memory from this year is when we performed Oliver in front of parents and the school. I was Bill Sykes.
Thank You Bosbury - Billy
YEAR 6 LEAVERS 2017
My time at Bosbury has been good and I have had my ups and downs. I started Bosbury in Reception and have continued on to year 6 and I am going to high school in September. All of the teachers have helped me improve massively! I have really enjoyed Bosbury! - Lily-Mai
I have loved my time here at Bosbury C.E Primary School, it all started in Year 3 in 2013 where I knew no-one but after the first day I knew everyone I needed to know. My favourite memory of PGL was when I had to climb a really tall tower then ring a bell, so I persevered and was the first girl to get to the top! My favourite memory of Arête residential was when Kori, Izzy, Leland and I all went on the gorge slide and, yes, I was the first to get wet! My favourite memory of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicoloured Dream Coat’ production will be 10X better than the rehearsals. I’m sad to be leaving this amazing school but I’m sure I will never forget it ever! Miss you! - Eva
Bosbury School is amazing! I made lots of friends and the lessons are really fun. I really recommend it to everyone. My favourite memory is when I came to look at the school and Mr Dunn was climbing the tree in Forest School! - Alice
I really enjoyed my time at Bosbury because the lessons are really fun. My favourite thing at Bosbury I have done is going to Arête because I got to do a backflip off the boat into the cave and sliding down the water fall. I have really enjoyed my time at Bosbury. - Josh
I’ve been at Bosbury for seven years, and every year has been epic. When I started in reception, I was a bit shy but now in year 6 I have become more outgoing and involved in many school clubs and activities thanks to great encouragement from all the teachers. Over the years I have made a family of friends that I hope I will stay in touch with in high school and beyond. I have a young cousin in the lower school and I hope he leaves with as cool memories as I have. - Jack
I’ve only been at Bosbury for two years, but it’s been an amazing experience. The sports are great, the lessons are fun and everybody is very well behaved. At my old school the only sports I was good at were cross-country and cricket, but after joining Bosbury I’ve become a lot better at cricket and found a new love for football and I am excited to be attending a trial at West Brom, who also works with the school. The school have helped me so much and I think I have done very well in my SATs. The school choir is also amazing and won Herefordshire choir of the year. Bosbury School is fun, amazing, sporty and overall out-standing. I would recommend this school to anyone that is reading this. - Isaac
I joined Bosbury at the young age of four. I remember my first day, I was shaking in fear. Mrs. Munford led me to Class 1’s sandpit. Bosbury has helped me grow in confidence; I went from being a boy who cried every day to a boy who walked to school with no worries or issues. I remember the year two campout. I asked Mr Ponter what the time was and he responded “Two late!” (it was 12 o’clock). I remember going in my first sports team it was… football! I have really enjoyed playing in most of the sports teams with my friends and growing in confidence. These two years in Mr. Thompsons’s class have helped me get ready for secondary school or high school. I would love to stay at Bosbury but I have to move on. Thank you Bosbury! - Eliot
I started school in reception and I made lots of friends; most of them moved up into class two but I stayed in class one although we were still good friends. I remember playing in the big tree. In class four I loved doing forest school with Mr. Dunn as I really like the outdoors. As I moved into class five, I felt the year sixes weren’t as scary as when I was in class four. When I went into year 6 I didn’t feel one as them because I have been looking up to them in my school career. I have been on two residentials: PGL Liddington and Arête Outdoor centre. I really enjoyed doing the evening activities at PGL and doing gorge walking at Arête. I loved my time at Bosbury; I wish I could start it all again. Thank you!! - James
Thank you Bosbury for being a great school! I joined around the end of year five. When I joined I didn’t feel nervous coming through the gate but before I was terrified. I already know a lot of people here so it wasn’t that bad. I have been in most of the sport teams and have done a lot more than I ever did at my old school. It has been great. My favourite sport we did was the cricket in Ross. We had a residential trip to PGL Liddington, it was great fun going abseiling, canoeing and climbing. I shared a room with Isaac and Jenson and the teacher said we were the quietest. - AJ
For all the school trips we’ve had,
For all the fantastic lessons,
For all the great teachers,
For the amazing year two campout,
For all of the years of Bostival,
For the fabulous FOBS
For all the five years of sporting events,
For all the clubs and sports,
And all of my friends.
And here are some wonderful tributes which we have received from the parents of some of our pupils:
On behalf of the parents of the Year 6s I would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff at Bosbury.
The Price Family have been traipsing to Bosbury since 2004 when Matthew joined in the Summer term. We had been home educating and decided that that was no longer a route for us. We visited several different Primary schools and were on the verge of going back to home education…..and then we came to Bosbury. We were greeted by the wonderful Mrs. Millar who was teaching Reception and acting Head at the time and we warmed to her immediately. But what impressed us the most was the children. They came up to us, enthusiastically, keen to show us what they had been doing. They were happy, confident and clearly enjoying what they were doing. That was it – we’d decided – Bosbury was for us.
As parents, all of us are extremely protective of our children, we are keen that they are in an environment that is safe, nurturing and allows them to develop into confident young people, which we have so clearly seen today. We all have different ideas as to how and what they should learn, we have different likes and different dislikes. The teachers have to accommodate all of this and also not only teach the curriculum, when they may prefer to do it differently, but they have to be diplomats, counselors, kind and caring but firm, first aiders, excellent at large amounts of paperwork, have a keen sense of humour, endure many occasions of ‘can I just have a quick word?’ and lastly but probably most importantly to have endless patience. I hope I speak for all of us when I say that we are so grateful that our children are in such a nurturing environment. Bosbury is a wonderful school, not only ‘outstanding’ as far as OFSTED is concerned, but outstanding in the way it genuinely cares for our children. We certainly feel very fortunate that our children have been at Bosbury and although they are now ready to move on, we will miss coming here every day.
Memories? I think probably of an incredibly busy school. Nativities; Easter services; Sports Days; Class assemblies; incredible music, from choir to African drumming; musicals; concerts; plus every child having an opportunity to learn an instrument – thank you Mrs. Walker – please accept this as a token of our thanks. (bouquet of flowers)
Then there is Forest school – certainly for Joseph & Joshua this has been one of their highlights at school – thank you Mr. Dunn. Then there are sports teams – football, tag rugby, running, netball, cricket, tennis, rounders; and sleepovers for the younger years and Residentials for the older children; art; the Chess competition; Spanish; visiting professionals covering everything from science to history to poetry to batik and pottery; school trips and theatre visits; development in digital technology; the incredible FOBS with their Summer & Christmas Fairs, Bostival, Bingo! & Quizes with the legendary Mr. Ponter! There is a huge array of after-school clubs, all run voluntarily; and more recently the developing connection with the Tara Link School in Rwanda…….and there are many more activities that I haven’t mentioned I’m sure.
What will we miss? Standing at the school gates…..having an opportunity to chat and reflect on so many things going on at school, sharing funny moments….and there have been quite a few!; watching our children in the many assemblies and performances that we have been fortunate enough to be invited to and celebrating their many achievements.
I can’t quite believe its been 14yrs we’ve been coming to Bosbury – I think we have worn tracks on the road! We have met some wonderful people here & hope that we will continue to stay in touch even if our children aren’t all going on to the same school.
So…..the parents of the Year 6 Leavers are delighted to be able to present the school with some outside games which we hope will be useful ……and fun! We have dominoes, quoits, skittles and noughts and crosses. We also have a rather special Jenga game – made by Roger, Joshua’s Dad and sanded & polished by Matthew, Beatrice, Joseph & Joshua. The wood has been donated by the manager of Bradfords whose children came here to Bosbury and Pam Witt has yet again been busy burning on the Year 6 leavers’ initials onto some of the blocks. Hannah, a KS1 parent, has very kindly agreed to make a heavy-duty bag over the summer, to store this in.
We would also like to donate a 5ft picnic bench which is now in the playground made by Matthew! – who left Bosbury in 2010’
So – nearly there! We have some gifts for the Year 6 teachers.
Mrs. Lane – thank you so much for being such a wonderful TA, for your kindness, support & encouragement. We have a gift from all of us for you.
Mr. Smith – thank you for being an amazing TA and for the extremely popular Dungeons and Dragons games club which I know Joshi has always looked forward to. A little ‘bird’ suggested that you might like this gift (cider!).
Mr. Thompson – Thank you for your hard work in guiding all our children through Yr 6 and SATS – for encouraging them when they weren’t sure if they could do it, for pushing them when you knew they could do more; for encouraging their fitness with daily runs around the field (even though some of them may not have been that keen!) and for taking them on trips, their Residential and for the huge task of the production of Oliver! along with Mrs Walker (& I think most of the KS2 staff?!)….and much more besides. We have a gift for you from ‘Wiggle’ (sports voucher) which we hope you will enjoy spending!
There are always those who work more behind the scenes and who are often ‘unsung heroes’ – so we would like to give a present to
Mrs Kay – who works tirelessly in the office. Thank you for putting up with all of us knocking on your window to ask you a question, or open the door when you are answering the phone or trying to count money or working on the computer. Thank you for all the work you do which I think often we are mostly unaware of. Please accept this gift from all of us. (bouquet of flowers)
Finally, we would like to say ‘thank you’ to our amazing Head Teacher - Miss Spence.
I’m not quite sure what to say – you have transformed this school. There has hardly been a day when we don’t see you every morning before school and every afternoon after school, out and about speaking with parents. You have been willing to discuss issues of concern with us and ensure that action is taken if needs be; you have a incredibly strong and tight-knit team around you; you have clear views as to how the school should be run and a vision as to how it can develop but are willing to and actively listen to our suggestions, particularly through the Parent Forum; you have taken an outstanding school and made it exceptional. Not only that, you are also a mum, which means that you can also relate to us parent to parent and not just Head teacher to parent. So this (bouquet of flowers) comes with our best wishes to you for continued success at Bosbury and our thanks.
- Lydia Price, parent of Matthew, Beatrice, Joseph and Joshua who between them attended Bosbury Primary School for fourteen years
When Ollie started at Bosbury school,
He wasn’t one to follow the rule.
He pushed all the boundaries, thought he could win,
And all the time was as sharp as a pin!
The teachers they saw this, they could see who he was,
They nurtured and taught him,
That’s what they do, that’s what it is,
They meet every need whether it’s hers or it’s his.
Ollie wouldn’t do assembly, he didn’t do plays,
He wouldn’t step foot on that big wide stage.
But slowly and surely, they helped him believe,
And see what it was that he could achieve.
With guided support and seamless transitions,
Every day for him became less of a mission.
Mrs Thompson helped with debating,
And thinking outside of the box.
Mrs Swain gave him grounding,
And she pulled out all the stops.
Mr Dunn, we say he’s magic, he inspired him you see,
To do anything he wants and be anyone he can be.
Mr Thompson worked him hard, he knew what Ollie could do,
He challenged him to be the best and believed in him through and through.
Mrs Lane has always listened, she provides that calming voice,
Helped him to see that we all do get that choice.
Mrs Walker brought out his musical notes, in drumming and in vocals
She gave him opportunity and for that I’m very grateful.
Miss Spence pulls them all together, she leads with style and grace
Always finding time within the ever-challenging pace,
To talk about the individual child with a parent or a carer,
Guiding and supporting so the bond grows ever nearer.
So, I would like to thank you all
Thank Bosbury with all my heart
For helping him immensely
And giving Ollie such an amazing start!
- Helen Smith (Parent of Ollie, Year 6 leaver 2017)
Eleven Years of…
Standing at the school gate…
Sharing moments of joy, grief and everything in between…
Waiting nervously for the first assembly…
Watching them safely caught when they fall…
Loving seeing them grow, stand tall and and learn to fly…
Re-living the very best of childhood sports days…
Clapping, singing and cheering on…
And finally shedding enough tears of pride to fill the playground with a great, big puddle.
Thank you Bosbury.
- Sam Roffe
Parent of Jake (Reception September 2005) and Chloe (Reception September 2010)
Just wanted to record our thanks and gratitude to you and all your entire staff at Bosbury for the tremendous, outstanding and committed work with all the youngsters this year!
Everything from forest school, music events, performing arts, including the strong and soulful choir, performing arts and drama, science projects, topic work, sports, curriculum areas like maths and English and foreign languages and the fantastic assisting staff support, after school actvities etc. really is awesome! You are all giving a perfectly well rounded education, vital early years and key stages of learning, building memories for lifetimes, preparing and transitioning our children, building great social and practical skills and generally preparing our children for life ahead where they can contribute and enjoy life as they will.
We have to say we were especially blown away by the leavers performance of Joseph. Really, really brilliant! The talent of the children, they gave 100%, and talented sta and parents are really quite extraordinary.
- Class 4 parent 2017