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Summer Week 8 

Another week flies by! 



Bridge School Games / National Sports Week

We’ve had a great week taking part in the Bridge School Games. We started with an Opening ceremony in assembly on Monday. It was wonderful to see children and adults from other schools, each Head of School gave a good luck message and the Pelynt children gave a huge cheer when I appeared on the screen to wish them well! The children have taken part in 5 different activities over the course of the week and scores are being collated as we speak. News of the winning school will be announced next week…

Class 4 residential
Class 4 have had a wonderful week at Bideford Adventure Centre. Some of the activities have included: an obstacle course, The Big Sheep, high ropes, mountain boarding and Archery. Head over to the Class 4 blog to check out their photos.

School lunches

Thank you to those families who have been remembering to order their child’s school lunch on ParentPay each morning. There are still quite a few children who are coming into school and trying to order lunch when they arrive. Please could you ensure that the 8am cut off time is adhered to so that we can ensure our lunch order is correct. We also ask that you consult your child when ordering their lunch, so that they know what they are having. After next week, we will no longer be using dinner registers so your child will not be asked what would like to eat, we will be using ParentPay orders only. Please note that this is new routine for every child, even those who are in entitled to Free School Meals need to be pre-ordered on ParentPay. If anyone has any difficulty logging onto ParentPay, please contact the school office. We thank you for your support with this change in routine.

Parent questionnaire
It is at this time of year that we ask for parent feedback. Let us know how we are doing! Please copy and paste this link into your web browser.  

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=_2syUoq6KE2kTQgpDR9z3nHKUb9Mx8hDkr_aZvNvmlBUOFIyWUg2V1FSM1laNE5XVzlKUzdQVlUwNS4u&wdLOR=c06ED5C59-5710-4BAD-98CA-42687C9AE473 

The questionnaire is open now and will close in a fortnight at 4pm on Friday 8th July.

Summer Fun afternoon: Thursday 7th July
Families are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun on the field. Children will have an opportunity to take part in the games and activities for the last half an hour of the day, supervised by their teachers, so please feel free to send your child to school with some spending money on that day. Most of the stalls will cost 20p per go. At the end of the school day, parents and families will be invited in to take part and browse the stalls. These will include: bake sale, raffle, second hand books/dvds, second hand uniform and may other games for the children to have fun with. Pop along and have a look!

All funds raised by this event will be spent on buying resources for the school, in particular some new play equipment for break times. In order to raise money, we request your help with some donations! If you have any of the following items that you can donate to this worthy cause, please drop them into the school office:

• pre-loved books/dvds/games/toys
• pre-own school uniform
• raffle prizes
• cakes (please do not drop off until the morning of 7th July)

Other dates for the diary:


Sports Day: Wednesday 29th June 1.30 arrive for a 1.45 start
We are thrilled to be inviting family and friends of all pupils to join us for this year’s sports day on the field. Please arrive at 1.30pm for a 1.45pm start and enter the field through the side gate. Please ensure that your child is fully equipped with sun hat, lotion and water bottle on this day.

Trelawny Day: 30th June
We are delighted that Reverend Richard has invited the whole school to the Church for a service on this day. Please drop your children at the normal time and we will walk over to the church after registration. The service will be no longer than 30 minutes.

Summer Neon Disco: Thursday 14th July 6-8pm- tickets on sale soon!
Transition Morning: Thursday 14th July (Pupils moving up to new classes within school time)
Year 6 Leavers Play and presentation: Thursday 21st July (afternoon - more info to follow )

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Summer Week 7 

Happy Friday! 


We held our normal celebration assembly this morning; it is such a joy to hand out certificates for such a variety of reasons and to see the children’s proud faces as they come to up to receive their round of applause. See photos in the gallery below. You will also see some photos of our Jubilee Art competition winners. These children received first, second and third place in their class as judged by Reverend Richard. Congratulations!





School lunches
From Monday 20th June, every child’s school lunch will need to be ordered on ParentPay. You must order via ParentPay, regardless of whether your child is entitled to Free School Meals or not. The cut off time for ordering your child’s lunch will be 8am every day. It is easy to do this online and you can then choose your child’s lunch for them and they will know what they are having. We appreciate that this is a big change of routine for some and we are expecting it to take time to get used to. If there is ever an emergency and you need to order your child a lunch after the 8am cut off time, please call the school office and Mrs Thompson will add this to the order. This change to our routine is to ensure that the correct number of lunches is ordered and avoid any waste or, even worse, shortages!

Bridge School Games / National Sports Week
Next week is National Sports week. To celebrate this, we are taking part in the very first Bridge Schools Games. This event will see all Bridge Schools (14 academies) compete in 5 different activities across the week. There is even going to be a Bridge School Games opening ceremony on Monday morning. Let the games begin! Check the blog next week for lots of photos.

Sun Safety
Now that summer has finally arrived (you know it will rain next week now I’ve said that) please ensure that your child comes to school with a water bottle, sun hat and sun cream. If you could apply your child’s sun lotion before school that would be great, then children will get an opportunity to reapply during the day.

Online Safety
We have very recently been informed of a character appearing, often slipping through parental controls, called Huggy Wuggy. If you see or hear your child talking about this character please be aware that it is NOT appropriate for primary aged children. The link below takes you to a website that explains what it is and what your children might encounter should they click on anything to do with those two words.

https://saferschoolsni.co.uk/huggy-wuggy-online-safety-review/

So that you know, websites or links with these words in are NOT suitable for Primary Aged children: 'Free team manga', 'Free team anime' 'Hiischooldxd' and 'Henti'. We realise that the world of online safety can be tricky to navigate, but do let us know if you have any questions or are able to tell us anything new.

Coming up:


Sports Day: Wednesday 29th June 1.30 arrive for a 1.45 start
We are thrilled to be inviting family and friends of all pupils to join us for this year’s sports day on the field. Please arrive at 1.30pm for a 1.45pm start and enter the field through the side gate. Please ensure that your child is fully equipped with sun hat, lotion and water bottle on this day.

Summer Fun afternoon: Thursday 7th July (timings to be confirmed)
Families are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun on the field. Bring along some pennies and take part in some of our games stalls run by the pupils. FOPS will be there running a raffle and another one of their infamous bake sales! More information on this to follow, but we look forward to seeing you there.

Summer Neon Disco: Thursday 14th July 6-8pm- tickets on sale soon!

Transition Morning: Thursday 14th July
The whole school will be taking part in a transition morning when pupils will spend the whole morning with their new teachers in their new classrooms (for some!). New Reception parents will have received separate information about this event.

Year 6 Leavers Play and presentation: Thursday 21st July (afternoon)
Families of Year 6 pupils will be invited in to watch their children perform in the eagerly awaiting Year 6 play. The performance will be followed by a presentation as we bid our eldest pupils farewell and good luck with the next chapter!



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Summer Week 5 

What a wonderful end to the half term we have had!

Queen’s Jubilee

The children have enjoyed a whole day of Jubilee festivities finishing with our whole school party on the field. They enjoyed cupcakes that they decorated themselves, played ‘pin the diamond on the crown’, took part in an obstacle course alongside dancing and party games. The cake sale after school was a big hit as always! Thank you to FOPS for organising this.

Don’t forget the Jubilee Community Picnic being held on the school field on Sunday 5th June. The children have all entered the craft competition which will be judged by Reverend Richard. All competition entries will be displayed in the church so do go along and have look. Winners will be announced at the community picnic at 2pm.

National Sports Week

Week beginning 20th June is National Sports week. To celebrate this, we are taking part in the very first Bridge Schools Games. This event will see all Bridge Schools (14 academies) compete in 5 different activities across the week. In anticipation of this event, we are inviting every child to enter a logo competition. Your child will have come home with a competition entry form today. Please submit your children’s designs to the school office by Thursday 9th June.

Staffing

Today we bid farewell to our very own Queen, Mrs Trevaskis. Mrs Trevaskis has been part of the Pelynt Primary family for 25 years. Over her time here she has had many different roles including one to one support and general Teaching Assistant before finally taking over in the office. Karen will be sorely missed by everybody here, but we wish her all the best for the next chapter as she cherishes time with her family. Working alongside Mrs Trevaskis this week, and ready to take over as school administrator after half term, is Zoe Thompson. Please be aware that Mrs Thompson’s working hours are 8.30 – 2pm. Welcome to the team Mrs Thompson!

On Thursday and Friday this week, it has been lovely to spend time getting to know to meet Abigail Rich, who is taking over as Head of School in September. 

Introducing...

My name is Ms Abigail Rich and I’m really excited that I will be your new Head of School from September. I’m currently Acting Head of a village primary school in Wiltshire and will be moving down to Cornwall in the summer with my partner, our children Alfie and Poppy, Crumble the dog and Tilly the cat! I have absolutely loved being back at Pelynt over the last two days, getting to know your wonderful children and the fantastic staff team and working with Mrs Orme. It’s been great to be here for the excitement of the Jubilee celebrations! I’ve seen some expert cake decorating and lots of fantastic Jubilee themed artwork throughout the school. I've received a very warm welcome in every class, where I’ve been met with lots of happy faces, who have been eager to celebrate their learning with me. I’ll be back in school on 14th and 15th July to see everyone again. I’m really looking forward to getting to know you all properly in September. I hope you all have a fantastic holiday and see you all again very soon!

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Summer Week 4 

Well, this half term seems to be zooming by with only one more to go until half term!

This week I have seen a huge range of creative learning experiences going on around the school. Class 4 have had fun investigating the buoyancy of their tin foil boats whilst scientists in Class 3 have been making telephones with cups and string as part of their learning about sound vibrations. Class 1 have been learning about all things royal and have been particularly enjoying the outside learning areas which adults have been working hard to develop this half term. A huge well done to children in Class 2 who have been studiously working hard on their SATs tests this week; we are extremely proud of all of their achievements.

A massive THANK YOU to the lovely parents who came and painted our playhouse last weekend! They not only donated the paint but also gave up their own time to improve our learning environment and we are extremely grateful. Congratulations to the pupils who received certificates in this week’s celebration assembly. As always these certificates are given by the teachers for a range of achievements but there was a special round of a applause to the children who received their Fowey Festival certificates this week too.

On Friday 27th May, we will be holding our Queen’s Jubilee celebrations. Children are invited to come to school dressed in red, white and blue, and are welcome to dress up with a royal theme but this is optional! The children will be having a whole day of Jubilee celebrations, spending the morning taking part in a range of royal activities followed by a whole school street party. For this day of festivities, we are asking parents/carers for a £1 donation. This money will be used to cover the cost of the refreshments for our street party. FOPs will also be holding a cake sale on this day, straight after school under the year 2 shelter. Money raised from this will be used to buy new play equipment for the playground.

Coming up:

• Friday 27th May – Jubilee celebration day and FOPS cake sale after school

• Thursday 14th July 6-8pm - Return of the Summer Neon Disco. Save the date! Tickets on sale after half term

• 30th May – 3rd June HALF TERM WEEK School closed

• 10th June INSET DAY School closed to all pupils

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Summer Week 3 






Happy Friday! 

KS2 SATS

I’d like to start by saying a huge WELL DONE to our Year 6 pupils who have worked immensely hard this week and taken their Key Stage 2 SATs. Every child arrived at school each day early to enjoy a hearty breakfast and boy did they enjoy it! All of us here are incredibly proud of the positive and extremely hard working attitudes displayed by our oldest pupils this week. We have certainly seen a lot of ‘Keep going Kangaroos!’ You will find some photos of their breakfast club in the gallery below. 

Celebration Assembly

Well done to all of the children who received certificates for achievements in our celebration assembly today. In the photo gallery, you will see photos of this week’s stars and also some photos from last week’s assembly. (Due to technical difficulties I was unable to blog last week and am truly sorry about that!) Also in the hall this week, we have enjoyed Class 1 sharing their learning with us. To enhance their classroom learning about hedgehogs they used clay to create some very cute hedgehogs in their forest school session and even built them some cosy nests.

Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations

On Friday 27th May, we would like to invite all children to come to school dressed in red, white and blue to commemorate the Queen’s Jubilee. Children are more than welcome to take this non-uniform day to the next level by dressing up with a royal theme but this is optional! The children will be having a whole day of Jubilee celebrations, spending the morning taking part in a range of royal activities followed by a whole school street party. For this day of festivities, we are asking parents/carers for a £1 donation. This money will be used to cover the cost of the refreshments for our street party, and any left over money will be put towards FOPs latest fund raising project which is to buy new play equipment for the playground.

On the 5th June, the Parish Council are organising a Community Picnic on the school field. Please see attached flyer for details. The children will be taking part in a craft competition (don’t worry they will complete the craft at school), which will be judged by Reverend Richard. There will be 6 prizes in total and the winners will be announced at 2pm at the community picnic.

Playground refresh

I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the members of our community who have already donated items for our playground refresh project. So far we have received some pallets, tyres, outdoor paint and time for which we are extremely grateful. This week, we are asking if anyone has any unwanted pots and pans, metal or wooden spoons for our Pinterest inspired Music Wall. If you feel that you could help with this, do contact the school office.

Walk to School Week

Next week (WB 16th May) is national Walk to School Week so we are encouraging as many pupils as possible to come to school by foot, bike or scooter. We appreciate that some of you live too far to walk the whole way, but we’d appreciate your support with getting the message across, by endeavouring to walk at least PART of your journey. The children will be exploring the benefits of reducing use of cars during this week’s assemblies.

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Summer Week 1 


What a great start to our Summer term! The sun has graced us with its presence so we have all been outside on the field enjoying the rays at every opportunity. On Tuesday, we had a whole school assembly where the children learnt some interesting (questionable!) facts about me, Mrs Orme. And I was gobsmacked to find out that only one child in the whole school had heard of Take That! I have thoroughly enjoyed my first week at Pelynt and am already starting get to know lots of your children, who have given me such a warm welcome. Every time walk into a room I am greeted by excited cries of ‘Mrs Orme!’, which has just been so lovely.

Church of England Service


We all enjoyed our Easter Celebrations at the Church before the holidays. Reverend Richard used some footage from our beautiful singing in his online service for Low Sunday. You will find the link for this below. The service is around 32 minutes long but Pelynt Primary Academy are in it around minute 17.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow5jqQ8HgsM  

Fowey Festival Awards for Young Writers and Artists 2022

Fowey Festival Awards for Young Writers and Artists is an established annual competition for all children and young people living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. This year, children were invited to create their own original story, poem, piece of factual writing or picture and enter the competition to become the Fowey Festival Young Writer or Young Artist of the Year 2022. This year’s theme was Our Natural World. We are excited to announce that out of the 512 entries received from across Cornwall, one of the winners was from Pelynt Primary Academy.

Huge congratulations to Cammie in Class 4 who came first in the art competition with his beautiful Hedgehog. He will be invited to the presentation event in Fowey on Saturday 14th May.

A massive well done also to Emily in Class 4 who received ‘Highly Commended’ and Oliver in Class 4 who received ‘Commended’ for their artwork too. Oliver also received Commended for his Poetry that went alongside his hedgehog artwork. We are extremely proud of all of you.



Can you help?

We would like to spruce up the outside area near Classes 1 and 2. Our first task will be to paint the little wooden play house. If anyone has any outdoor wood paint OR any time that they would like to donate to helping out with this, please contact the school secretary: secretary@pelyntprimary.co.uk

Celebration Assembly
This morning we had our first weekly celebration assembly of the term and it was tremendous to see how many children have really gone above and beyond with their learning this week. The children received certificates for a variety of reasons and were all as proud as punch. See photos below!

Things coming up…
  • Parents’ evenings are being held next week. If you haven’t already, you can still sign up for an appointment in the school office.
  • Afterschool clubs are not running next week due to parents’ evenings, although the Multi-skills club will still be taking place on Tuesday as this is run by Arena.
  • Y6 SATS are taking place WB 9th May. Year 6 parents will be receiving more information on this very soon.

Please have a wonderful bank holiday weekend and see you Tuesday!

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Cross Country Stars 

Pelynt's Cross Country Success

We are all so proud of our cross country team. They have loved training and taking part in the events come rain or shine.
We have some talented runners and each week they have loved reporting back to let us know how they got on.

 


Life skills for Y5  

Year 5 trip to Liskeard firestation.

Our Year 5 children had a wonderful opportunity to visit Liskeard fire station to take part in the junior life skills events. They visited the stands hosted but GWR, Devon and Cornwall Police, Cornwall Council and the Tri Service. The children were actively involved in learning about safety on the railway, internet safety and they even tried some CPR techniques with the support the Tri team. It was a wonderful morning, topped of by the fantastic opportunity to fire the fire hoses!! Even I got to have a go.
The children were impeccably behaved and gained a lot from the experience. 

 


 

Learning enquiry topics

Each term the classes embark on a new learning enquiry topic. They work together to decide what they want to find out about and generate questions. These learning topics are brought to life in the classrooms in a variety of ways. Class 1 created a large 3D map of London in the role play area, Class 2 came to school dressed as someone famous. It was wonderful to see so many creative ideas and it was lovely to hear the children explaining who they were dressed up as. Class 3 had a Roman day to kick start this terms topic, they dressed up and experienced eating Roman foods and learning about the clothing worn during this time. Class 4 have become movie makers this week as part of their English learning. It is always wonderful to see how engaged the children are in their learning. Thank you to all our parents for your support with dressing up J

Cycling

This term some of our children have benefited from Bikeabilty and Balanceability. It has been lovely to see the Year 4 children learning about safety and also watching the younger children whizzing around the hall on the balance bikes. Their confidence grew tremendously in the sessions.

COVID update

Unfortunately we experienced a number of COVID cases this month but we are happy to be welcoming those children back into school now. Our bubble system enabled us to make sure that this didn’t have an impact on the whole school. Although some of the government’s COVID restrictions are due to be reduced in the following weeks, I wanted to assure you that our protocols within school will remain the same. We endeavour to do our best to protect.

Community services.

You will have received a flyer about the lamb service being held this Sunday. It has been organised by the church and promises to provide some lovely hands on experiences for the children. I hope that some of you might be able to attend.

I have also had an invite to attend a tree planting ceremony at 3:30pm on Friday 28th January. The Parish Council has been given a Landmark Tree from Forest for Cornwall to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and are proposing to plant the tree, a flowering cherry, on The Green, Pelynt. So weather permitting I will be there and would like to invite any of you who would like to join me to come along too.

 


Festive Cheer 

Class 1 Wow Nativity


We started the week with a wonderful nativity in church, my heart was warmed by the fact that we could perform to the children's family members. I was so proud of the children in class 1, they learnt their lines and performed beautifully. They really enjoyed it and so did I. Thank you to Mrs Wakeham and Mrs Gravener for all their hard work.





Merry Christmas


The school has been filled with festive cheer and the children have taken part in some wonderful activities. We even had a special visit from Santa just before the class parties. It was very exciting. 


On behalf of all the staff and children, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. We look forward to welcoming you back in the New Year on Tuesday 4th January 2022.


Please see our winners for the decorated Christmas Stocking below.
Jasmine in Class 4 was the lucky winner of the Christmas Hamper name the donkey competition with Brownie.
 

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