It has been a wonderful return to school this week. I have thoroughly enjoyed hearing the children and seeing how happy they are to be back. The school environment feels so lovely, the children are excited and ready to learn. I have enjoyed hearing about their holidays and have noticed just how much some have them have grown!
We have welcomed our new reception children and they have had an exciting first few days getting to know their new teachers and friends. I am so proud of how they have settled. Thank you to our new parents too, it has been lovely welcoming you to our school too.
As the term progresses I am so hopeful that some of our normality will resume. We have plans for showing and sharing learning with you and we are looking forward to being able to invite you into school to do this.
The class blogs will continue to be our way of sharing with you. So please remember to check in on them each week. They are our opportunity to share with you what the children are learning and they also keep you up to date about all the things that your child might need in readiness for the following week. Click the menu tab, find classes and select your child’s class.
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Outdoor learning and forest school activities take place every week and we endeavour to be outdoors whatever the weather. I feel very passionately about our children learning about and learning in the outdoor environment. The forest school area provides them with so many opportunities to explore and to build skills in resilience, problem solving and social interaction. It’s so popular with the children and supports the importance of play. I am really looking forward to spending time outdoors with them. Each class has a designated day where the children can come into school wearing their outdoor learning clothing. Please can they also make sure they have suitable footwear too.
Drop off and collection.
The drop off and collection have run fairly smoothly this week. I am hopeful that we will gradually speed up over time. We have adapted things in school to try to make sure we get the children into position ready to come home in time. The children are adapting back into life in school and we are getting quicker at some of the logistical elements
you for supporting us.
We were thrilled to be able to host Pelynt Primary Academy Sports day 2021. All of our children from pre-school all the way up to Y6 took part. The smiles on their faces were wonderful. We were blessed with the weather and support from all of our parents.
Thank you to everyone for taking part.
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.
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