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  • Let There Be Light

    Published on Friday 6th December 2019

    On the freezing cold morning of Saturday 30th November, children from the choirs of Bourne Abbey and Bourne Elsea Park Church of England Primary Academies joined choirs from other local primary and secondary schools to entertain the crowds gathered for the annual Christmas Lights Switch on in the town centre.  Dressed in tinsel and Christmas jumpers to combat the cold they warmed the hearts of the audience as they enthusiastically sang a host of festive songs with favourites such as Winter Wonderland and Jingle Bells, accompanied by the fantastic Bourne Academy Band.  Rebecca Beavis from Bourne Westfield coached and led the singers through the Christmas medley introducing the Bourne Super Choir to the audience before they sang.  Brave soloists, Ellie-Jo Wilson, Emily Cooper and Bronte Wyvill led the choir into their favourite Mariah Carey number, ‘All I Want For Christmas…’ as the rest of the choir, ranging from Y2-Y7 joined in with heart-warming smiles and festive joy.  If Bourne had not been ready for Christmas before the singing began, they certainly were after it had finished.  Well done to all of our Super Choir and thank you for bringing the spirit of Christmas to our celebrations!

     

  • Veni, Vidi, Vici!

    Published on Friday 29th November 2019

    In a fantastic, fun, fact-filled forty-five minutes, the children of Year 4 from Bourne Elsea Park Church of England Primary Academy wowed and amazed the school and their parents in their recent class assembly performance of Veni, Vidi, Vici.  On Tuesday 26th November 2019, the bright lights of the stage shone on the children as they performed songs and acted scenes about life during the Empire of Rome through the eyes of four adventurous school children.  On their travels back in time they met Senators, slaves and slave traders, Roman Soldiers, citizens relaxing in the bath houses and more surprisingly Paddy McGuinness along with Ant and Dec (not what you would expect in Ancient Rome!)  The audience loved joining in the actions of ‘Just Like A Roman’, as the children sang of life as a member of the Empire and enjoyed many other well-known songs.  Through this creative and entertaining performance, the children showed their in-depth learning about the legacy of the Romans and how life has changed as a result.  Thanks must always go to parents and teachers as the costumes looked dazzling and the children performed their lines and songs with confidence and flair.  Well done Year 4, you were ALL superstars!

     

  • World Children's Day

    Published on Friday 29th November 2019

    On Wednesday 20th November 2019 Bourne Elsea Park Church of England Primary Academy continued their journey with UNICEF by once again celebrating World Children’s Day, this time marking the 30th anniversary of the UNCRC- United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. As an introduction to this year’s Outright Campaign the children are focusing in particular on four Articles set out in the Convention linked to varying problems for children growing up in today’s world,  these being the Right to an education, good health, having their voices heard and having access to correct, safe information online.   During the day, the children took a look back at what life was like before these Rights came into being and carried out various activities focusing on the UNICEF articles they felt were most important and relevant to themselves in their lives today, some children exploring how life was for their parents and families growing up without these Rights.  As the pupils continue to seize opportunities to be Agents of Change themselves, they began to take inspiration from young people who are becoming the leading lights of action around the Globe, such as Greta Thunberg, Muzoon Almellehan and Asean Johnson.  The day ended with an assembly led by the Student Council and Unicef Team, encouraging their peers to think about projects of concern they feel need action and change, and empowering them to use their voices to write letters to their local MPs about their concerns and choosing how to campaign on these issues locally, nationally and internationally.  Who knows, maybe the next Greta Thunberg could be in our midst!

  • Blitzed Brits

    Published on Tuesday 26th November 2019

    The Year 6 children produced the most fabulous assembly on Wednesday 13th November - The Blitzed Brits, sharing all their learning about what it was like to live through WW2. Adding to this, there were some fantastically funny elements, accompanied with amazing acting, empathetic readings and beautiful singing. The Year 6 staff are extremely proud of what the children have achieved over the last 2 terms in school and there was no better way of rounding the topic off than with the presentation of this assembly to parents.

  • Parent Governor Election Result

    Published on Tuesday 12th November 2019

    Parent Governor Election Result

  • Remembrance Day

    Published on Tuesday 12th November 2019

    On a cold but sunny Autumn Sunday, 10th November 2019, representatives from Year 6 and the Mini Police from Bourne Elsea Park Church of England Primary School, proudly took part in the Bourne Remembrance Day parade.  Joining a myriad of other local delegates, young and old, from the Scouts to the Fire brigade and veterans, they processed through the busy, lined streets of Bourne to the War Memorial, opposite the glorious Abbey church in Wellhead Park. After tributes, flag bearers and a cannon of confetti poppies, resonating with the dying notes of The Last Post, our Year 6 pupils,  accompanied by Mrs Sarah Moore, our Executive Head, approached the Memorial to lay a wreath, a great honour they will remember for years to come.  The Mini Police proudly lined the approaching path along with Lincolnshire Volunteer Police cadets, standing smartly in their uniforms.  After the two minute silence, Father Chris said a bidding prayer and brought this year’s ceremony of commemoration to a thoughtful and peaceful close.  Well done to our dignified ambassadors for representing your school with pride and honour.

  • Bikeability

    Published on Thursday 17th October 2019

    During the week of 14th October, Year 5 took part in Level 1 and 2 Bikeability training with Outspoken. Outspoken Training ‘aims to inspire people to cycle by equipping them with the confidence and skill to ride more often’.

    Level 1, off-road cycle training through playground games, aimed to develop the children’s control and bike handling skills.  Once Level 1 was achieved the children moved onto Level 2, which took place on realistic, residential roads and aimed to enable the children to ride confidently around their local area. The children learnt a variety of skills including how to pass side roads, make U-turns, understand how and when to signal and pass parked or slow-moving vehicles. It helped them to understand and make independent decisions and use systematic routines including making observations, communicating intentions to others, choosing and maintaining suitable riding positions and understanding priorities on the road.

     ‘The bikeability training is an important part of helping to keep our children safe in and outside school. It equipped the children with more confidence when riding and has given them knowledge of how to ride safely on the roads in and around our school area.’ (Miss Worrall).

     

  • A Ticket To Ride...

    Published on Thursday 17th October 2019

    The Year 2 children at Bourne Elsea Park Primary Academy really have gone on some adventures this term with their ‘Oh the Places You’ll Go’ topic. On Tuesday morning we all strolled down to our local bus stop where our very own Delaine, Double-Decker Bus was waiting for us! It was so exciting seeing the sights of Bourne from the top deck before we arrived at the Bus depot. The children were fascinated in the history of the Delaine buses and loved seeing all the old memorabilia in their amazing museum. Emily thought the doll that was knitted by the last conductor was sweet, Bobby loved measuring himself against the gigantic wheels, and we all loved spotting the out of place sweets in the old offices. It was so interesting for the children and the adults too, as we all learnt something new about this renowned bus company that have driven the streets of Bourne for nearly 130 years. Of course, no trip to the bus depot would be complete without a go in the bus wash! Once the excitement was over the clean and shiny bus drove the class of very happy children back to Elsea Park.

     

  • Awesome Art

    Published on Wednesday 16th October 2019

    The children of Bourne Elsea Park C of E Primary Academy helped add a splash of even more colour to the Elsea Park Community Centre after they were offered the opportunity to show off their beautiful art work on our very own display board. Rebecca Bradley, the school’s Art Co-ordinator said ‘We really value the opportunity to celebrate our different SMARTs. Being creative and Art Smart is such an important talent to cherish.’ The display shows off the work of our very own Petite Picassos, Miniature Matisses and Wee Warhols. We can’t wait to add to the display as the year progresses so you can see our artistic journey.

  • Workhouse Woe...

    Published on Tuesday 15th October 2019

    On Friday 11th October Year 5 visited Southwell Workhouse. From start to finish they had a fantastic time as they were immersed into a role play experience dressing up as Victorian paupers.

    They experienced what life would have been like at the workhouse in 1851 under the watchful eye of the Master, Matron and school teacher Miss Hoff. All the children had a fantastic time learning about the life in the workhouse and discovered how it provided three things: food, warm clothes and a bed. Their opinion of the workhouse changed throughout the visit and although the Master and school teacher were strict, they all agreed the workhouse was a better place than the streets. They discovered how inmates in the workhouse were segregated into different parts and how children would only see their family for one hour on Sundays if they were well behaved. The boys learnt about jobs such as oakum picking and rock breaking where as the girls explored the jobs in the scullery and kitchen. Both groups had experienced a Victorian lesson in the classroom with Miss Hoff using slate boards and pencils.

    In the afternoon the children worked with members from the National Trust in a workshop, researching the lives of the children from the 1851 workhouse census. This included finding out about their family, what they ate and whether they were punished or not. Following on from our work at school, this was an excellent opportunity for the children to work with historical artefacts to find out about the past.

    Miss Worrall explained ‘once again we had a fantastic time at Southwell Workhouse. It was a valuable, engaging and educational experience. It opened the children’s eyes to what life was like in a Victorian Workhouse and allowed the children the opportunity to form their own opinion on them. The trip has left the children excited to find out more about life during the Victorian era. We returned to school on Monday and wrote fantastic descriptive recounts of our experience at Southwell Workhouse’

     

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