Newsletter 13 - 6th December 2019
Newsletter 13 - 6th December 2019
At last some winter sunshine greeted the North Oxon Cross Country finalists last Friday afternoon. Some determined performances from ALL our runners as the conditions underfoot were quite tricky due to all the rain we have had.
BLS had top 10 individual finishers in the year 1/2 girls, year 3/4 girls, year 3/4 boys and year 5/6 boys races. Great team results in year 5/6 meant that the girls finished in overall 3rd place and the boys finished 1st - North Oxon Champions! Congratulations to everyone, you made all the staff extremely proud as you represented Bishop Loveday in such a wonderful way.
Newsletter 12 - 29th November 2019
Please find attached details about the FoBLS Christmas Wreath Workshop on 30th November - there are still a few places remaining!
Pupils from Bishop Loveday Primary School got their hands on rare samples of moon rocks and meteorites on 18 November 2019 during a series of science lessons which were truly out of this world.
Students were encouraged to reach for the stars and learn more about the Universe around us during a week-long interactive experience of astronomy.
Youngsters were given the unique opportunity to actually touch a piece of space rock not of this Earth as they were allowed to handle some genuine meteorites.
These rare samples were provided free of charge by the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), which provides educational packs in a bid to inspire young people to get involved in science and complement classroom studies.
The pack provided by STFC includes a 1.2 billion-year-old piece of Mars rock and a 4.3 billion-year-old nickel meteorite. It is unlikely that students will ever get the chance to hold an object older than this, as Earth itself was formed 4.6 billion years ago.
The packs include a meteorite hunter’s kit, a teacher planning pack and exciting web-based resources and online support videos for all age groups, primary to secondary.
The lunar samples were collected in the late 1960s and early 1970s during some of NASA’s first manned space missions to the Moon. During these missions, a staggering 382kg of material was brought back to Earth – mostly for use by scientists, but small quantities are used to develop educational packs like this one.
Samples like these can tell us a great deal about the planets, from which they originate, but there is still much to learn – and these packs will help encourage students to become the next generation of astronomers.
Newsletter 11 - 22nd November 2019
Year 5 and 6 children had a fantastic time when Kineton STEM team came to deliver some STEM Enrichment activities. You can view the full gallery of photos here.
Newsletter 10 - 15th November 2019
Our new librarians have visited Waterstones to select new books for our school library and class libraries. They had a fantastic time selecting the books and their amazing behaviour impressed the shop staff and members of the public. Our new books should arrive shortly!
We had a number of our Table Tennis club members enter the Banbury and District TTA graded tournament recently. We had players in both the improvers and beginners section competing against other players from North Newington BCS, Christopher Rawlins and Wykham Academy. Congratulations to Otis W and Stanley R who finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the Beginners section. It was also lovely to see ex-pupils continue with this sport after leaving BLS. Congratulations to Theo W who won the Improvers section and Toby D who won the league competition.
Newsletter 9 - 8th November 2019