Hello to our Lovely New Reception Children!
We have been delighted to welcome our nineteen new very happy and smiley Reception children to Bosbury School over the last fortnight, and we have been amazed at how quickly they have settled into new routines and made new friends at 'big' school!
We have been particularly impressed with how swiftly they have picked up our lunchtime routines, showing lovely table manners and remembering to scrape off those plates and leave them tidily on the side for the lunchtime staff to collect. We have been so impressed in fact that for the first time in Bosbury School history, Miss Spence has arranged for a special celebration lunchtime to occur on Thursday 7th October, complete with music and flowers to reward these nineteen brilliant little diners over how well they have settled in to the hustle and bustle of a Bosbury School lunchtime!
Perhaps the biggest news however is that, after a long eighteen months of school closures, lockdowns and having to have separate bubbles of Key Stage 1 and 2 children when we did return to school during the COVID-19 pandemic, we were FINALLY able to bring back our beloved buddy programme where each Class 1 child is paired and buddied up with a Class 5 pupil to look after them and help show them the ropes of life at our lovely school!
Matching the Class 1 children up with their new Class 5 friends was a priority on the very first day back after the summer holidays, with our Year 5 pupils in Class 5 being absolutely thrilled to learn that they would be having their own buddies as well!
Due to the system of bubbles no longer being necessary, we have also been able to bring back the playground buddy system, where groups of our Class 5 pupils, complete with important-looking Mr. Ponter-style fluorescent vests take it in turns each week to help give out the hot dinners to the Key Stage 1 children in the hall at lunchtimes, before venturing out on to the playground to support the younger children with their outdoor play!
Speaking of the Key Stage 1 playground, we have also been delighted to see that reading is already becoming a big hit with our newest children, be it underneath the big tree on the Teletubby Land-style felt grass with their Cuddle Buddies, or in our fantastic reading shed on the playground which was very kindly donated in recent years by the very lovely Friends of Bosbury School (FOBS).
Back in class, our youngest children have been up to all sorts of fun and exciting activities, including running the Class 1 cake shop as mathematicians, learning about map symbols and even drawing a map of the school as geographers, re-encating Peace at Last by Jill Murphy on the field as linguists, showing superb teamwork as they put their construction skills to the test complete with the all-important safety hats as designers, and learning how to use a scarf to create low and high pitch with Mrs. Walker as young musicians!
As musicians Class 1 are using a scarf to learn high and low pitch ?? pic.twitter.com/DMmljVIrPP— Bosbury Primary (@BosburyPrimary) September 14, 2021
Well done to our newest little superstars - we can't WAIT to see what these latest Bosbury School recruits get up to over the coming months with their brilliant teacher Mrs. Thompson and lovely teaching assistant Miss Christie!