As we draw to the end of this academic year, I want to take this opportunity to thank all in our Bosmere community for your support throughout the year. It has been an amazing year, with so many exciting events, but most of all it has just been so lovely to be back to doing things as a whole school again. The children have all been brilliant and you deserve to be extremely proud of the resilience they have shown in bouncing back from the difficulties of the last couple of years and the determination they have shown in focusing on their learning.
It was wonderful to see so many parents join us for our Sports Day at the end of June. It was a wonderful day, with some fantastic team spirit shown. Well done to Exeter for winning the Upper School Cup and to Winchester for winning the Lower School and Overall Cups. A big thank you to everyone who helped to make the day so memorable.
END OF YEAR CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY
As you may know, every Friday we have a celebration assembly where we celebrate all the good things our children have been involved in, both in and out of school, and hand out the awards and achievements for the week. For our final celebration assembly, on Thursday 21st July, where we will be handing out awards and achievements for the year, we would like to invite parents to join us. In order to create enough space for parents, we will be holding two assemblies:
Year 3 and Year 4 at 9:00am
Year 5 and Year 6 at 10:00am
We hope you can join us to help us celebrate the children’s achievements! You will have been notified by email if your child is receiving a special award.
We say goodbye to Mrs Bramhall at the end of this term. Mrs Bramhall has only been at the school a couple of years but has been an extremely valued member of the teaching and learning support team, helping many children to gain those ‘light bulb’ moments as she patiently unpicks their understanding. We wish her and her family all the best as they venture to a new location.
We also say a sad farewell to Mrs Fisk at the end of this term. Her last day with us will be Wednesday 20th July. Mrs Fisk has really made her mark on many aspects of the school, but particularly this last year in working with Eco Club to gain us our Eco Schools Green Flag status. She will be much missed, but we wish her all the best with her exciting future ventures.
YEAR 3 NEWS
Year 3 have continued to make us all proud as we near the end of their first year at Bosmere. Their recent transition sessions were hugely positive and we know their new teachers are looking forward to teaching them in September - hopefully your child came home and told you all about their teachers and the activities they completed. We do understand transition can be more challenging for some children and we will continue to support them as they begin their next chapter.
We have had an exciting week making photo frames in DT… it was (unsurprisingly!) hot work, but we have had lots of fun learning new skills. We are always so impressed by the resilience and teamwork demonstrated by this year group, and we hope they will find somewhere at home to display their handiwork!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support this year. We really have loved teaching your children and will miss them next year.
Wishing you all a happy and safe summer full of adventures, and a settled start to the new school year in September.
Year 3 – you are all stars! ⭐️ Have a wonderful break!
YEAR 4 NEWS
This month we have continued to enjoy our weekly afternoon gardening sessions, especially when we can harvest some of our produce – the strawberries are especially popular!
Our visits to Dell Quay were just wonderful. The weather was perfect as there was a lovely coastal breeze (unlike the sweltering conditions in school!) Most children braved handling a crab when they were doing the scavenger hunt and then making crab homes for their finds. Splashing around in the river was great fun, particularly finding the eels, fish and other lovely creatures from this habitat, and of course, we had a wonderful walk to and from the education centre where we could all witness first hand all the different habitats this area of coastline offers. Chichester Harbour Conservancy were extremely complimentary about the behaviour and enthusiasm of the children. They really were a credit to the school and to you!
YEAR 5 NEWS
Over the last couple of weeks, the Year 5 team have been so impressed with the children in Year 5. They have shown great resilience and positivity when meeting their new classes and teachers - showing a willingness to throw themselves into this new experience. They have really done themselves proud and I know we are all excited to see what they achieve as they move into the next stage of their learning.
The children have also been getting into full swing with their production performance - 'Bombed Out'. Whether they are acting, dancing or singing, they have been rehearsing very hard and I know you will have been in for a treat if you managed to see it. This has been a fantastic way to finish off our 'Goodnight Mr Tom'/ WW2 unit and the children have shown great enthusiasm and commitment.
The last week of term will see our DT sewing days. If you have already expressed your interest in helping with these, you should have received an email outlining timings. If you would still like to help, please email your child’s class teacher. The times are:
5LB Monday 18th July - 9:30am-3:00pm
5JB Tuesday 19th July - 9:30am-3:00pm
5K Wednesday 20th July - 9:30am-3:00pm
The Year 5 Team would like to say a huge thank you for all your support and we are proud of everything the children have achieved with us this year!
YEAR 6 NEWS
Year 6 have had another packed month. The children completed their Fiver Challenge with great success. They have raised £172.00 for Cancer Research and donated £353.60 to the PTA funds to go towards a legacy to leave behind when they leave Bosmere.
As part of our DT unit, the children planned, designed and cooked a healthy pizza. They all turned out brilliantly and tasted delicious.
All the children enjoyed Wild Wednesday.
Sports Day was a huge success and enjoyed by everyone involved.
The children have also been involved in their transition days to their new schools, which was exciting.
The Year 6 team and children are looking forward to our trip to Paultons Park as part of our science unit on forces. Oh and of course the end of year disco!
MEET THE STAFF – Miss Becky Calcott
What role: Teacher
Where: Year 6
When: I started working at Bosmere in 2018. I had recently moved down to Havant from London, knowing no one and nothing about the area. Since then, Bosmere has been a massive part of my life and I have certainly landed on my feet!
What do you like to do in your spare time?: In my spare time, I enjoy walking my 2 dogs (Bessie and Bertie) we are often out for hours at a time at the weekend, exploring the local beaches and green spaces. They are also my motivation to get up at 5am to make sure they are walked before a day at work. I also enjoy music, playing my instruments at every opportunity and going to see different groups in concert.
Quirky fact: I was part of the first choir to ever sing on stage at the London O2 Arena!
Thank you so much for all your electrical donations! We were very excited to work with South East Recycling who delivered their Robot (which they found and refurbished from a hospital skip!) and we collected up lots of electrical items, which will be recycled rather than filling up yet more landfill. During this week, we also held our very successful Wild Wednesday, which was the fabulous initiative of Jaxon in Year 5. All the children arrived wearing something green and enjoyed a fun day with Eco-Club celebrating becoming an Eco School with a special pizza and choc ice lunchtime picnic. For the last lesson of the day, the Eco-Club took the role of teacher, to deliver a lesson to each class to educate their peers about how to reduce their carbon footprint. Every teacher was very proud of how the children took on this role – not an easy task and the footprints look great displayed around school.
For our final session, we were very fortunate to have a fun outdoor art workshop from Chichester Harbour Conservancy in the Copse. It was great to see everyone having fun and getting creative!
Instagram to introduce New Parental Supervision Features
Announced several months ago, the new parental tools for Instagram are looking to include the supervision option, which needs to be approved by both the parent and the teen before features are made available. This option can be switched off at any time. Once activated, parents will have the ability to:
See how much time their teen spends on Instagram
Be aware of who their teen follows and who follows them in return
Receive notifications about when their teen reports someone on Instagram, information about the person who was reported, and the type of report that was made.
Set specific times when parents would like to limit their child’s screen time.
As part of the new features, teens will soon receive a notification (or nudge) that will encourage them to switch to a different topic if they are looking at something on Instagram consistently. This is not reserved for particular topics, but is there to allow teens to discover new things on the platform. Instagram recently commented on this in one of their blog posts:
‘’We designed this new feature because research suggests that nudges can be effective for helping people — especially teens — be more mindful of how they are using social media in the moment. In a study on the effects of nudges on social media use, 58.2% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that nudges made their social media experience better by helping them become more mindful of their time on-platform.’’
The school holidays are nearly upon us, social distancing and the 2-metre rule has all but disappeared and Covid is becoming less.
This means the children can get their freedom back by enjoying the long summer days out with friends, going to the shop for an ice cream, and regaining perhaps a forgotten independence.
All children need to be aware of social dangers, so they know how to keep themselves safe.
"Stranger Danger", as it used to be known, has been updated and is now known as "Being Safe".
This can be found on the BBC bite size website.
This covers everything from keeping safe online, road safety and social safety.
"Being Safe" is a fun interactive learning tool that is easily accessible and fun.