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Welcome Back! 

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!


Staying safe online 

Many of us are online a lot more at the moment, and while there are many benefits to this method of communication, there are also cautions too. 

Please visit our online safety resources page for tips using various games/platforms.


Competition Time 

Please see below for details of an exciting competition that your children can enter from the National Trust (Lanhydrock)

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Welcome Back Y1 

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.


Some helpful advice! 


Socially Distanced Play 

Year 6 return!

It was lovely to welcome some of the Year 6 children back to school today. They followed all of the safeguarding procedures really well- hands were washed regularly and I was really impressed how they played at a distance at break and lunchtime. There were some innovative games in progress including 'shadow tag' and their new invention - 'Box Football' - it worked really well and there was no need for a referee!!



Good morning


Cornwall Libraries and the Education Library Service wanted you to know about an exciting free offer to support 

reading at your school during these challenging times.

We are offering your pupils easy access to eBooks and Audiobooks, both at school and at home, through our exclusive Borrowbox Primary only platform.


Please read the attached pack to find full information about the offer and instructions on how to get signed up.


Any questions at all or assistance required, please get in touch with either ELS els@cornwall.gov.uk or Paul Everedpaul.evered@cornwall.gov.uk


Happy Reading!


Best wishes


From all at Cornwall Libraries & the ELS team

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Welcome Back to school! 

The Y6 'socially distanced' classroom is ready!

The Year 6 classroom at Delaware has been turned into a socially distanced room ready to welcome back our Year 6 pupils from Gunnislake and Delaware. As you can see, desks have been spaced at 2 metre intervals and each pupil will have their own sanitised equipment. Drop-offs and pick ups are made in the socially distanced playground and the same staff will work with each returning Year groups in their own class 'Bubbles' of no more than 15 children. Lunch and playtimes will be in the separate Bubbles too. Safety is paramount and, with extensive hand-washing a huge part of the new daily routine, we are taking every measure possible to ensure that everyone in school is protected. I will see some of you soon- from a safe distance of course!


Latest News 

We are sure that like us, you have lots of questions following the Prime Minister's announcement last night.


At the moment, for us in school, there is no change to the guidance, so we will be continuing to operate as we have over the last few weeks. We will continue to provide essential child care for key worker families as well as vulnerable children. 


The message remains that it is safer to stay at home.


We appreciate this is a confusing time. Once we have received further information and reviewed the guidance on how to manage a safe, phased return we will of course keep you informed. 


Please stay safe and take care.


School Closure 

Friday was such an unusual and unprecedented day at school. We said goodbye to the children and we have no idea when we will see them again. My thoughts were especially with the Y6 as this could have possibly been their final day at Primary school.
Please continue to check back onto the website regularly where learning suggestions will be posted. Learning will be posted in class blogs.
The school is open for those children of key workers but the advice remains that the safest place for your child to be is at home. 
Please listen to the Government advice - stay at home and stay safe.
Looking forward to seeing you all again when normality returns.


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We are passionate about learning.

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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