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Honey Fair Winners 

Posted: 05/11/2019
Lynn Nash


Take a look at the fantastic artwork that was successful in the recent Callington Honey Fair art competition.

 


Meet the Governors 

Posted: 09/10/2019
Lynn Nash


Some of you took the opportunity to meet two of our Local Governing body last week. For those of you who were unable to make it, I would like to introduce you to Mr Stephen Corcoran, our Chair of Governors and Mrs Caroline Lake, our EYFS Governor. You can also contact Stephen, via email, at stephen.corcoran1@btinternet.com.
The next 'chat to the Governors' session is on 28th January 2020 at 12.00 noon- all welcome!

 


The Peckish Dinosaur 

Posted: 24/07/2019
Lynn Nash


This is the blurb of 'The Peckish Dinosaur' from Cherry Hill Farm Books. This book contains our children's art work.

 


Bye Bye Georgina! 

Posted: 24/07/2019
Lynn Nash


At the end of the term we say a sad and fond goodbye to Mrs Georgina Facey. Georgina has been Delaware's Lollipop lady for an incredible 29 years- helping our pupils to cross the busy road outside of the school in all weathers! We had a cream tea in honour of her superb dedication to duty and presented her with a special engraved vase.

 


Summer Parent Questionnaire results 

Posted: 23/07/2019
Lynn Nash

Dear Parents,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to complete our Summer 2019 parent questionnaire. We have collated the information, you have kindly provided and can now share the results with you. Your comments and suggestions help to support the school and Trust in their continued effort to improve and develop areas within current systems to enrich parental communications and reach out to wider audiences. Here are just a few of your comments, so thank you once again for your valuable contribution.

Lynn Nash - Headteacher

 


 

Posted: 22/07/2019
Lynn Nash


Pupils from our Y4/Y5 class have worked with local author, Feina Merritt to produce some co-characters for her latest book- 'The Peckish Dinosaur'. Each child drew their own dinosaur and these feature in Feina's book. All of the pupils who drew a dinosaur are credited in the book- what a brilliant achievement! 

 


Beach Safety 

Posted: 22/07/2019
Lynn Nash

Each year the lovely lifeguards from the RNLI visit our school to remind the children how to stay safe on a trip to the beach.

They learn about the meaning of the flags that the lifeguards put on the beaches, what to do if they were to get caught in a riptide and how to stay safe on a sunny day (The Slip, Slap, Slop drill). They always use a fun delivery behind a serious message. 

 


Nature Detectives 

Posted: 22/07/2019
Lynn Nash


Pupils from our Y4/Y5 class spent the morning at the Tamar Valley Centre collecting bugs and taking part in Forest School activities. We are so lucky to have such beautiful places so close to our school to extend our pupils' learning.

 


Well Being Day At Delaware 

Posted: 22/07/2019
Lynn Nash


As part of our Arena membership we had a 'Well Being Day' - just in time for the need of term to support pupils with making healthy choices as they enter the long summer holidays. They learnt how ro keep active and 'Train like an astronaut', how to prepare tasty, healthy snacks and how to be 'Sugar Smart' and spot hidden sugar in the foods that we eat. It was a great day and everyone enjoyed the activities and learnt lots- did you know that there are over 25 teaspoons of sugar in a jar of Branston Pickle.

 


Fun At Morwhellam Quay 

Posted: 22/07/2019
Lynn Nash


 Reception children used their Mr. Nosey skills when they spent the day at Morwhellam Quay finding out about life in Victorian. They experienced a trip down a mine, how different a Victorian school was to Delaware and even the hard work that they would have had to do if they lived at that time.

 


Healthy Cooking 

Posted: 22/07/2019
Lynn Nash


Pupils from our Reception/Y1 class have been learning all about Healthy Eating. This topic culminated in them coking delicious lunch for parents/carers. The food looked truly delicious and everyone had great fun learning about how to prepare great food.

 


Kind Cards For Unkind Days 

Posted: 15/07/2019
Lynn Nash

Delaware Primary Academy has worked with the Blurt Foundation - a charity who work with people with mental health issues and, in particular, depression. The pupils have designed a set of 'Kind cards for unkind days'. These cards feature the children's positive words and colourful, inspiring artwork. They are a real joy to behold and certainly make you smile!

 


Archaeologists Again! 

Posted: 15/07/2019
Lynn Nash

Pupils from Year 3, 4 and Year 5 had a fantastic time on 19th June. They spent the morning on an actual 'dig' at nearby Calstock. They really showed curiosity and resilience as they painstakingly unearthed some Roman treasures in the soil.

One group even found some Roman pottery! This has really enthused some children to think about a career as an archaeologist!

 


Making a difference for Rail Passengers 

Posted: 15/07/2019
Lynn Nash


Pupils from both Delaware and Gunnislake Primary Academies worked with local potter, Rosie Fiereck to design and make ceramic tiles for a new mural for Gunnislake station. The mural depicts elements of life in the Tamar Valley and also feature some of the children's faces. This is a brilliant lasting legacy for both schools and it has really brightened up the station!

 


Sinking and Floating 

Posted: 15/07/2019
Lynn Nash

What Floats and What Sinks?

Year 1 and 2 have been trying to answer the question this team of 'Why We Sail?'. In Science they tested a range of materials to see if they floated or sank. They then used this information to make a range of boats. Some great learning skills were shown here including being curious and using your own ideas from what you already know.

 


Mayest Mermaid! 

Posted: 09/06/2019
Lynn Nash

Giant Mermaid Makes A Splash at Mayest!

Our brilliant Mermaid, created by pupils in Y3 and Y4 and beautifully finished by Mrs Johnson, proudly took to the streets of Callington for this year's Mayest. Not only did she look lovely but she was also environmentally friendly- made from recycle sacks and other reusable materials.Miss Owen also led a group of Maypolers in the festivities.

 


Diggory 

Posted: 09/06/2019
Lynn Nash

Digger comes to Delaware!

As part of Callington's annual Mayest we were treated to a brilliant production of "Diggory, The Worst Pirate In The World." It was a true tale about a Launceston lad, Diggory Piper who finds himself as a reluctant and sea sick captain of an Elizabethan ship. the Little Trebiggan   theatre company were brilliant and the children even learnt some Cornish during the performance.

 


Following in Drake's Footsteps 

Posted: 09/06/2019
Lynn Nash

Pupils from Year 1 and Year 2 have been learning about the importance of ships over the years. They paid a visit to Sir Francis Drake's home - Buckland Abbey where they found out about life in Elizabethan times aboard a ship. They got to see the famous Drake's Drum and were transformed into actual Tudor children- don't they look adorable! 


 


Grass Track Experience 

Posted: 27/03/2019
Lynn Nash

After qualifying for the Area games for the grass track event for the first time, our children competed against schools from across southeast Cornwall.

The children took part in a team-pursuit style event where they completed 6 laps (rotating the lead rider every half lap).

The children thoroughly enjoyed theirselves and finished a respectable 5th, helped by their collaborative approach to the task and their resilience!

 


Cute Newt! 

Posted: 22/03/2019
Lynn Nash

Our Year 3 and 4 class got the chance to use our wonderful refurbished environmental area. We are studying animals and their habitats and came across this little guy (or girl)! in our pond.

The children were all curious to carefully hold him/her and everyone was totally absorbed in their learning- all eager to catch another one. We must have found at least five and were mindful to return each one to the water.

Next week we will try to find out what species of newt this is and investigate the area some more- Happy Friday!

 


Eden Adventure 

Posted: 21/03/2019
Lynn Nash

Year 1 and Year 2 had great fun at the Eden Project today. They have been learning about plants in Science so they used their plant explorer tools to measure plants, colour match flowers and find different shaped leaves.

They also looked out for edible plants such as bananas and grapes.

This was a great learning experience which practised the children's learning dispositions of observation and collaboration.

 


Budding Archaeologists at Delaware 

Posted: 15/03/2019
Lynn Nash

At Delaware and Gunnisalke Academies we have formed links with a team of Archaeologists from Exeter University who will be working with us for the next 3 years, allowing our pupils to get an understanding of the ways in which Archaeologists work to discover the past.

Kat (pictured here) was explaining how excavations are used to look for clues. She explained that this was not a quick process, requiring resilience and perseverance- an excellent 'real life' link to the learning skills which we promote at both schools. Our Year 4 children had a very engaging morning.

 


Science Day 

Posted: 15/03/2019
Lynn Nash

To celebrate Science Week we had a special 'Science Day'. The classes were completely mixed up so that we had Y1 to Year 6 children in every class.

Teachers chose a range of investigations for the classes to try including : 'Rocket Mice from Mars', 'Larva Lamps', 'Static Electricity', 'Gloop' and 'How to protect an egg from breaking when you drop it'.

It was a lively, interactive day and helped the children to demonstrate perseverance, curiosity, listening skills, collaboration and making links in their learning- but best of all it was FUN!

 


Pond Makeover 

Posted: 15/03/2019
Lynn Nash


We were recently very fortunate to have received a £4000 grant from Tesco's 'Bag For Life' scheme.

With some time and lots of hard work from Mr Gilbert (helped by Mr Bass from Wadebridge Primary Academy) our pond area is almost ready. We've got a smart new fence and a beautiful 'outdoor classroom'/observation building where children can observe the wildlife or sketch the scenery- what a fantastic addition to the school!

Mr and Mrs Pearce, two of our parents, designed and supplied the building and we thank them for their generous discount on the price. We can't wait to use it! 

 


Climbing to new heights 

Posted: 07/03/2019
Lynn Nash

We were recently very fortunate to be able to use the amazing climbing walls at the nearby Delaware Outdoor Activity Centre. All of our KS2 children participated and it was amazing to see them demonstrating such excellent learning characteristics such as resilience and perseverance.

There were lots of children who were daunted by the sheer size of the walls, but most of them overcame their nerves and fears and were jubilant when they reached the top!

Thank you to the staff at the centre who made us feel so welcome and looked after the children so well.

 


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