Thank you to Mr and Mrs Speare for making an amazing Water wall for our Nursery. As you can see the children are having a lovely time playing with it!
Thank you to Reverend Chris Painter who led a Virtual Harvest Festival, via Zoom, for both school bases today. We are collecting tinned and dried goods to be donated to Callington Foodbank. Tesco at Callington are kindly going to match any donations.
Y6 are holding a 'film morning' on Friday 13th November. Tickets are on sale with a suggested donation of £2 with popcorn available for £1 a bag. Thank you to Josh and Lola for designing the poster and tickets! (See the files below)
Welcome back to school. I hope that you have all had a relaxing and safe half term with your families. As we enter the next partial lockdown I would like to reassure you that the measures that we have adopted in school,thus far, have kept everyone virus free. So,I would ask you to continue to remain socially distanced at all times on school property and, if you do need to enter the building would you please wear a face covering.
We are having a 'virtual' Harvest Festival tomorrow and if you could spare some tinned/dry food for the local food bank then this would be very much appreciated. We will be taking donations until Tuesday 10th November. All donations will be given to the local food bank and Tesco at Callington have kindly agreed to match and donations.
Look out for details of fundraising initiatives for Children in Need on 13th November. The school council have worked hard to organise this for individual 'bubbles'.
I want to continue to thank parents and children for adapting so well to these new circumstances. As you may have already guessed the Government advice has not changed with regards to 'bubbles' and school organisation so the current organisational procedures and use of both school bases will remain in place after half term.
I am delighted to share the good news that Mrs Marshall is expecting her third child (Some of you who frequent the Delaware base will have noticed this.) She is taking advice from her midwife and will not be returning to school during the second half of term- I know that you will wish her the very best for the arrival of baby Marshall in January. We are currently in the process of recruiting a replacement and I will let you know as soon as I know who this is!
We would welcome your feedback on the introduction of the new PSHE and RSE curriculum that has just been launched across the trust. As the DfE stated in July “Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way. (Gavin Williamson Secretary of State for Education). Please use the form on the website to leave feedback by the 22nd October. You can find the survey in the policies section under PSHE/SRE.
A reminder that half term is from 26th October to 30th October and the school will not be open for pupils on Monday 2nd November as this is an INSET day.
It has been a very long time since we were all back together but on the 7th September we will all be finally reunited! I know that everyone who works at Delaware and Gunnislake are super excited to see all of the children again. They have been working hard, giving up several days of their holiday, to get all of the learning environments ready. Not just making sure that they are safe but also bright and exciting to make the transition back to school fun! I absolutely know that you will still probably have lots of questions about the new procedures- we are all learning as we go- but together we will make this work for you and your precious children. A huge welcome back to you all!
Please see below for details of an exciting competition that your children can enter from the National Trust (Lanhydrock)
This morning we welcomed back some of our Year1 . They are with Mr. Clatworthy, Mrs Hannaford (in the mornings) and Mrs Gee (in the afternoons.) Mrs Symons is with them at lunchtime. They had a great day and were pleased to see their friends again. They showed us how great they were at hand washing and keeping themselves safe.
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Welcome back to all of our pupils. Nursery, Reception, Y1, Y2 , Y3 and Y4 will be taught at the Delaware base. Y5 and Y6 will be taught at the Gunnislake base.
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