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Bosbury Embraces Red Nose Day 2021!

We may still be under national COVID-19 restrictions, but that didn't stop Bosbury School children making the most of Red Nose Day 2021 as the school became a sea of different shades of red at the end of the second full week back following the January and February closure period, complete with crimson-coloured hooters, rouge deely-boppers, and an array of corny jokes with often-puzzling and bizarre punchlines.

 

  

    

 

With this special biannual event for the Comic Relief charity happening to closely coincide this year with World Poetry Day on Sunday 21st March, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to welcome back one of our favourite resident poets James Carter albeit in virtual form this year due to the pandemic to share his trademark blend of music, poetry and fun over Zoom as he encouraged each class to come up with their own poems about a funny fictional animal.

 

  

 

Together with their fantastic visit to nearby Archie's Farm this week (a big, big thank you very much to kind parents Mrs. Blandford and Mrs. Pearce for helping to support the class during a lovely morning out at a time when school trips are unfortunately extremely scarce), we are also glad that Class 1 even found time to keep tending to their pet stick insects on the day! Can you spot it on the young lady pictured here?

Did you also hear what happened when one of these insects tried to rob a bank?

He said, "This is a stick-up!"

{Groan}

 

Thank you to James Carter for once again entertaining our pupils so brilliantly and giving them so much inspiration for their own imaginative and funny poetry-writing, and to all of the kind children who made a donation money to this very worthwhile charity - especially during these challenging times - in order to wear their own red clothes on the day.

Before we go, here is a Red Nose Day message from our Headteacher Miss Spence to parents and pupils at the end of a long but lovely second full week back at school following the January and February closure. Happy second 'closer to normal' weekend everyone!

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had a wonderful second full week back at Bosbury school which consisted of lots of questions, remembering, knowing, speaking, reading, and lots more. The children without fail are enthusiastic and motivated, and their social skills are just incredible. The children look at you, say hello, and often even ask how your day has been—very impressive Bosbury!

Next week we will be carrying out some short assessments to see how the children are doing in reading, writing, grammar and maths. We have already assessed all children with their phonics acquisition in reception and year 1—thank you to Mrs Thompson for organizing this. You can hear all about how your child is doing at your Parents' Evening on either Tuesday or Wednesday evening next week.

I hope everyone has managed to book an appointment with their child's teacher. Don't forget that there are two early school closures next week; the first for the second Parents' Evening on Wednesday with pupils being picked up between 1:45 and 1:55pm, and the second being for staff training on Thursday afternoon with children being collected earlier between 12:50 and 1:00pm.

School is closed for the Easter Holidays on Good Friday next week, with FOBS very kindly providing an Easter egg hunt for all children in school before they go home early on Thursday. We very much missed this event last year due to the pandemic!

Have a great weekend

Miss Maggie Spence
Bosbury School Headteacher