It's CHRISTMAAASSS at Bosbury!
Even though the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic meant that we were very sadly unable to celebrate Christmas in the traditional Bosbury way this year with the many wonderful annual events which make this time of year so special such as the Key Stage 1 Nativity, whole school Christingle service and the FOBS Christmas Fair at the beautiful setting of Holy Trinity Church Bosbury and the whole school Christmas pantomime trip to The Courtyard Theatre, the last week of perhaps the most unusual Autumn Term ever certainly didn't feel any less busy!
The final five school days of a most bizarre 2020 began with the welcome return of our lovely 'Open the Book' team from Bosbury Church, firstly in digital form as they gave both of our Key Stages a superb reading of the Nativity story on Zoom which as you can see made our youngest children feel extremely relaxed...
... before Class 3 were then lucky enough to meet Nicky and her team in person the day afterwards over at the church as they presented a brilliant series of socially-distanced workshops to the children based around understanding the key messages of the Christmas story.
Monday afternoon also saw the first of many treats from the very generous FOBS that week as both Key Stages got to enjoy a special virtual Christmas pantomime of Jack and the Beanstalk...
... and of course, it just wouldn't be Christmas without a visit from the legendary Man with the Beard himself as FOBS arranged for Father Christmas to take time out of his incredibly busy schedule to pay us a visit on Wednesday morning, with Mrs. Christopherson and Wilf working hard to transform the Rainbow Room into a beautiful grotto to make him feel right at home. As you can see from the very excited Class 4 ladies and young man shown below, you are never too old to pay a visit to Santa!
Each child also got a special gift from Mr. Claus as well to open, with lots of shiny new books being revealed underneath all of that wrapping paper. Thank you Father Christmas and FOBS, and we do hope that Saint Nick managed to find his missing reindeer!
It was so magical after the children opened their special gifts from Father Christmas today. All the children loved their new books. pic.twitter.com/Sk4R9Cblc4— Bosbury Primary (@BosburyPrimary) December 16, 2020
But wait! The marvellous FOBS had one more treat up their sleeves! This year's whole school Christmas lunch was still able to go ahead this year complete with trademark crackers, and even though we had to have the separate Key Stages in the hall in order to preserve the bubbles rather than have the whole school dining at the same time, the children still loved pulling their crackers, reading terrible jokes and donning convincing disguises!
We then finished the week with the obligatory Christmas films and Christmas parties, with Class 3 having their very own disco complete with glitter ball!
Well done to all of our incredible children on being absolute superstars throughout this most unusual and difficult of terms, to all of our fantastic parents on being so supportive and adapting so efficiently to the ever-changing circumstances we have been facing, and to all of our amazing staff for working tirelessly in order to ensure that our pupils were able to experience as smooth a transition as possible with hopefully minimal anxiety back into school life after six months away over the first spring lockdown and the summer holidays.
We hope to be able to welcome all pupils back to school on Wednesday 6th January - don't forget that the two previous days are teacher training days. Here are some closing messages from our Headteacher Miss Spence and our Governing Body:
Dear Parents and Carers,
After the most unusual term of my career, I wanted to thank you all for your patience, resilience, support and confidence in the school. I am sure there will be many more challenges to come, but with such a great team around me, I am sure we can manage any eventuality.
The Bosbury team have worked tirelessly and with so much devotion, care and inspiration. I hope you feel your child has had a good term and that staff can now relax and regenerate for the spring term.
On behalf of all the staff I would like to say thank you for our gifts, cards and kind words in emails. We really appreciate getting your feedback.
Lastly, I hope everyone has a safe and happy Christmas. I will be thinking of all of our Bosbury key workers—thank you.
Miss M Spence, Bosbury School Headteacher
Dear Parents and Carers,
As we come to the end of another challenging term in what has been quite rightly described as an ‘unprecedented' year, we would like to thank you and your children for the support which you have shown to the school by helping to keep everyone safe.
We have been very fortunate that we have had no class closures. This has meant that all of the pupils have been able to continue their learning uninterrupted. We would like to thank the staff at Bosbury for their commitment to the school and for the way that parents and children have embraced new technologies to support pupils in case of class closure.
This year has not been easy for anyone. We send love to all families most affected by the pandemic.
With vaccination and testing on the horizon, we hope that some sort of normality may start to be possible soon. Please help us in the spring term by being careful and vigilant over Christmas.
We wish you the very best for a safe Christmas and hope that the New Year brings joy and hope to you all.
The Bosbury School Governing Body
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF THE BOSBURY COMMUNITY, KEEP SAFE OVER THE HOLIDAYS, AND WE HOPE FOR A MUCH MORE POSITIVE AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!
Did you spot our lovely Key Stage 1 children in their virtual Nativity costumes in The Hereford Times?