It was so wonderful to see the excitement in class 1 as they truly brought to life their learning about The Great Fire of London. They were taken back in time for the day, experiencing dressing up, cooking, playing traditional games and of course the fire itself!
The children were able to tell me all about their learning and I was so impressed with their knowledge. They have been so curious during this topic and have absorbed so much. This was such a fantastic day.
Please visit their class page to see more.
We always strive to encourage and support positive mental health. 10th -15th May was mental health awareness week and the focus was upon the benefits of spending time in nature and thinking about what makes you feel happy.
It has been lovely hearing the children talking about what makes them happy and proud. In assembly we discussed how important it was to talk and we also thought about the benefits of nature on our mood.
Here is a link to a lovely resource I have discovered and wanted to share with you:
We have been thrilled with how the children have embraced homework again. There have been some wonderful opportunities to be creative as well as practising key maths skills and spelling. Feedback from the children has shown that they have especially enjoyed the online games in Mathletics, with some of our children earning millions of points. I have enjoyed celebrating this with them this week.
The class blogs have some wonderful examples of the learning each week. I always enjoy reading them and looking at the photographs. These blogs are a great way for us to share what is happening in class and to also keep you informed.
The whole school is feeling really proud of one our pupils in particular this week. Ruby has been cycling every day for the entire month of April to raise money for the RNLI. Her aim was to raise up to £100 by cycling 120 miles in a month. However, she has been astounded by the money that she has managed to raise.
She completed her final ride on Friday 30th April and her final total was £2250! Her ride finished at Looe's lifeboat station, where she was greeted by the crew along with family, friends and BBC Spotlight News team. She took part in an interview that went out live during Friday's evening news. Ruby felt really passionately about taking on her own challenge. She spends time in the sea and really wanted to help raise funds for a new lifeboat in Looe. She has shown so much determination, resilience and passion. We are all so very proud of her achievement. She is a wonderful role model.
Well done Ruby.
I was overwhelmed by the amount of entries in this year's Easter egg decoration completion. They were so amazing and it was really difficult to judge. All of the staff voted for their favourites and the winners were announced on the last day of term. Thanks to the lovely support of our local shops, Pelynt Stores and Pelynt Spar, we were able to make sure every child had an Easter treat along with the winners prizes. Thank you everyone.
Please enjoy looking at the photos of the entries in the gallery below.
We have had another successful week in school and I have seen some fantastic writing from each class. I am so thrilled with how the children have stepped back into their learning and how they are already showing progress.
Here are a couple of things that I wanted to keep you up to date with.
Learning about and celebrating Easter.
We have one more week before we break up for the Easter holiday. Each class will be taking part in activities based around Easter. This will include a poetry focus in the English lessons. There will hopefully be some little treats too. We will share all of our Easter fun and learning with each other in our whole school assembly (via teams).
Easter egg decorating competition
In today’s assembly I told the children that I will be running an Easter egg decorating completion. This is a chance for anyone who wants to enter to get creative. I have had fantastic entries in the past, including “Egg Sheran”, a scuba diver, Minions, a ladybird… the list goes on. They will need to decorate a real egg (boiled) and bring it safely into school on Wednesday 31stMarch. We can then judge the eggs and declare the winners on Thursday.
Let your imaginations run wild!
Good luck J
Monday 8th March 2021
Welcome back everyone. We are really looking forward to filling the school with the sound of children learning and laughing together.
There are lots of lovely things to look forward too during the term and we are so grateful that we can finally be together once more.
Thank you to all the children who sent me a little message to tell me where their reading had taken them during the half term. I have put them into this word collage. Can you spot yours?
It was wonderful to hear from so many of you. It really shows how many of you enjoy reading. I even had some children telling me about the stories they are writing at home. I can't wait to read them.
In assembly this week I shared with you our plans for World Book Day. I am really looking forward to sharing stories with you on Thursday.
We are counting down the days to the return to school and we can share books and stories together once again.
Spring is in the air. It has been wonderful to see signs of new life in and around the village. The warmer weather is also providing us with a more positive feel.
There are lots of exciting things in store this half term. The teachers have been sharing their plans with me and we are now able to look forward to welcoming all the children back to school in a couple of weeks!
We have already been discussing the return to school and looking at how we will continue to build on the learning that the children have been doing at home. A letter will be sent out with more details about this.
There is lots to look forward to and we have some lovely things planned for including World Book day on Thursday 4thMarch and St. Piran’s day on Friday 5thMarch.
We are looking forward to seeing all of the children in their TEAMS sessions this week.
We are also celebrating children’s learning each week with a postcard home from me. Click the menu, and then go to ‘our children’ then celebrations. These are also recognised in assemblies. This week I am looking out for children enjoying reading at home and will be setting a reading for pleasure challenge for the half term break.
It was also wonderful to see the level of engagement in our emotional well-being tasks last week. There was such a positive response and the daily activities came at a perfect time, when everyone felt like they needed a boost.
Parents, please remember your well being too, your support for the children has been phenomenal. I discovered HRH The Duchess of Cambridge’s video message to mark the start of the Children’s Mental Health Week and wished to share it with you.
As parents, we are facing new challenges and it can be easy to forget that our own mental health and wellbeing are important too. Here are some tips for managing your wellbeing during lockdown:
If you need help or support for yourself or your child, please let us know.
Take care and stay safe
Well done everyone, it has been yet another week where we have seen some fantastic learning going on at home.
Wild club started this week. You will find it in your class blog on Fridays. This week the challenge is to take part in the RSPB big garden bird watch.
The club is for anyone who wants to join in (a bit like an after-school club). I hope it will inspire you to take part in some outdoor activities. I’ll be counting the birds on my garden bird table so plan to put some delicious treats out for them.
This week is ‘Children’s mental health week”, we always have our children’s well-being at the centre of everything we do. This week’s assembly focused on our feelings at the moment. We listened to a story and thought about the different emotions we experience from time to time. We paused for thought, talked and shared as the story was read.
Here is a link to the story that I read to the children.
I find the outdoors a super support for the well-being of myself and my family. Here are some lovely top tips from the Wildlife Trust, for staying wild and well.
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