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Week ending 15th October 2021 

It has been great to have a member of the local Parish Council Mrs Boreham, visit Y4 at the Delaware base this week. She is part of the committee for 'A Forest For Calstock' group who will be planting trees in the locality. The Y3 and Y4 pupils will be involved in this as part of their learning about the environment next term.
Headteacher awards this week go to Flo, Imogen T, Franklin, Hugo, Zrazik, Luke and Eva. 
The highest attendance class this week is Polzeath Year 4- well done!
Also, a big well done to Zack who won a second place in the Callington Honey Fair art competition. His picture is below- isn't it fantastic!?
We will be holding a 'virtual' Harvest Festival next week- look out for videos of your children singing harvest songs on SeeSaw and Facebook (if you have given permission for these platforms to feature your children.) We would appreciate any donations of dried or tinned goods which will be distributed to the local food bank in Callington. Please send in anything which you can spare next week- thank you in advance! took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus leo ante, consectetur sit amet vulputate vel, dapibus sit amet lectus.

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Week ending 8th October 2021 

Yet another busy week at both school bases. I have introduced the children to the 'karate reading' scheme this week. It is a reading incentive which I know you will support us with by listening to your children read at home or encouraging them to read each day after school. More details will be sent on the class blogs and/or SeeSaw- this starts on Monday 11th October.
We also have a massive focus on the development of vocabulary throughout this academic year. As the term progresses ask your children (From Y1 upwards) about tier 2 and tier 3 words and what this means to them.
This week Headteacher awards go to Charlie T, Charlie W, Connor, Sophie (Y1), Fynley, Robert, Joey, Logan (Y2), Jasmine, Thomas and Jenson- congratulations to all of you.
The class with the highest attendance this week goes to Year 4 with 100%!



 

 


Week ending 1st October 2021 

What an absolute joy it has been to continue to have face- to face assemblies. We have talked about what our school behaviour code might look like on a day-to-day basis- Be kind. Be respectful. Be focussed.
We have appointed our school council for this year and I will introduce them to you in the next blog. 
We are pleased to have appointed two new apprentice Teaching Assistants this week. We welcome Mrs Tanya Vine and Miss Toni Stocks to the Delaware base and hope that they enjoy working with your children.
As is usual, even though we are only 4 weeks in, there is already lots of lost property at the Delaware base. Frustratingly, much of it is unnamed and there is less chance of reuniting items with their owners. Could I please ask you all to check that your child's school clothing is named - uniform and PE kit- thank you.
We are hoping that our little 'spike' in COVID cases has now ended and that we don't have many new ones. Thankfully, those who were affected were not too ill. 
Head teachers awards this week go to Jensen, Poppy, Tom, Edward, Henry, Colby, Imogen, Flo D, Jack, Lacey, Bettsie, George G,  Ivy-May, Allana and Eleanor- Well done everyone!
The attendance award went to Year 1 who had 96.7% attendance.


 


Week ending 24th September 2012 

Another busy week at both sites. It has been amazing to see the fantastic learning from the children- there is so much in their books already!
We are working hard on promoting our behaviour code- Be kind. Be respectful. Be focused. Hopefully , you will be able to reiterate this at home too!
Head teacher awards go this week to Mark, Drazik, Rayne, Bettie, Eva and Oli. The winners of the attendance award were Perranporth class with 98.8%.
Last week I promised some pictures of the Gunnislake base learning environments, so here they are. Enjoy!


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Head's Blog Week Ending 17th September 2021 

The first full week is complete and it has certainly been a busy one. The children are now well settled into their new classes and getting stuck into their learning. I have been very impressed with their learning behaviours.  There have been many Headteacher Awards this week - the treasure chest is almost empty and I only refilled it on Monday. Awards this week go out to Caiden, Ruby C, Alyssa, Eddie, Freddie, Isabelle D, Oli, Hugo, Tom D, Marley, Mikey, Jamie, Ellie, Eva, Una, Drazik, Rayne, Max, Isobel, Maria, Ross,  and Ivy-May - Wow how amazing!  (Sorry if I missed anyone- I will mention you next week)
The attendance prize this week goes to Year 4 with 100% attendance!
The schools are looking really lovely. Staff have worked hard to create some inviting learning environments and I wanted to share some photographs of them. Delaware base this week and Gunnislake next week.
Enjoy and have a fantastic weekend!

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Welcome back to school! 

A very warm welcome back to school! We have had a fantastic first week (well almost a full week) back. Your children have been amazing - they all look very smart in their uniforms. The children are getting used to my new name and it has been really comical when they correct each other.
 It has been so exciting to have our first face-to face assemblies for 18 months. A few of the Year 1 and 2 children didn't know what an actual assembly even was! They are now getting used to it and are enjoying the experience.
On Fridays we have a celebration assembly where we reward children for hard work, great learning behaviours and attendance.
This week's recipient of the, much sought after, Headteacher award are: Eliza, Barnaby, Ruby, Logan N, Ivy-May, Henry A-T, Una, Freddie, Seth and Alexus. Well done to you.
The new attendance award (an extra playtime) goes, this week to Year 5 with 98.5%.
This week we have introduced a slightly 'tweaked' behaviour strategy- I will be sending an email detailing it. Basically, you will be notified via e-mail if your child have breached the behaviour code, so that you can support us and talk to them about good behaviour choices at home too.
We have also introduced a new handwriting scheme called 'Penpals'. 
Thank you for adhering to the 'drop off' and 'pick up' regimes this week. This week has definitely felt more 'normal' than any for a while.
Although we are not encouraging lots of adults in the school, I must stress that we are available to talk to you if you have any concerns about your child. 
Please don't forget to complete the local permissions form on Arbor.

Have a lovely weekend!

Lynn Cox
 

 


Week ending 9th July 2021 

Another busy week draws to a close. On Monday morning it was lovely to see the children spend some time in their new classes, getting to know their teachers and classrooms a little better- they seemed very excited and happy. 
Tuesday saw a well-being day - organised by Mr. Clatworthy and Arena staff. I witnessed some great team building games taking place - some of them involving the transportation of water- luckily it seemed that no-one got particularly wet!
We rounded the week off on Friday with an amazing beach trip to Looe with Harlyn Bay class. It was slightly cloudy, but that didn't dampen the children's enthusiasm and they had a great time playing in the sand and jumping over the waves. It was also lovely to hear that a member of the public commented on how fantastically well-behaved the had been!

Have a great weekend ....fingers crossed for a win on Sunday - the last time that happened was the year in which I was born!!


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Week ending 2nd July 2021 

We are creeping another week closer to the holidays and the calendar is getting busier! On Monday 5th July we have our transition day where the children will be visiting their classes for September in the morning. It will be great for them to visit their new classrooms so that they feel settled going into the holidays. On Tuesday there will be some well being sessions run by Arena for all pupils from Reception upwards. If you didn't catch the message on the Head's blog then, hopefully your child's class teacher will have sent you some information on SeeSaw about Sports Week this year.
I have included s photograph below of some of the Reception children and the amazing writing that they have produced over a few days- they really deserved a Headteacher's Award!
Also, the group of enterprising Year 4 pupils made (thanks also to their mum and dads) and sold cupcakes this week in aid of the World Wildlife Fund. They made an amazing £88.00! Well done George, Seth, Bethany and Alexus who came up with the ideas and the cupcakes. Also to Benjamin for helping with the sale. This make me so very proud of our pupils when they come up with these ideas, raising funds for good causes. 
I wish you all a great weekend- thank you for supporting the Year 4 initiative! (Also ....come on England!!!)

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Week ending 25th June 2021 

I cannot believe how quickly this term is speeding to an end! One a month left now to the summer holidays and thoughts are turning to sport's days and school trips.
Firstly, I wanted to thank you all for adhering to the requests to continue to socially distance and wear masks when on the school premises. At this time we are all unsure as to whether lockdown measures will ease on 19th July or earlier. At present we know that we are allowed some limited mixing of bubbles so Mr. Clatworthy and Mrs. Hannaford have planned sport's week with this in mind.
Here is the proposed timetable:
Monday 19th July in the afternoon there will be team sports (Football and Netball) These will take place at the base where your child is currently taught. There will be no spectators at this event.
Tuesday 20th July
 there will be stations for bubbles where pupils will work as teams to get points.
Wednesday 21st July will be the traditional sports at the Delaware base. We will be allowing spectators to attend this event as we will be running races in 'bubbles'
9.30am - 10.45am- Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
will run their races.
11.15am- 12.15pm- Year 3 and Year 4 will run their races.
1.30pm - 3.00pm - Year 5 and Year 6 will run their races.
Even if we are allowed full mixing after the 19th I think that, for this year, we will stick to this schedule. I look forward to seeing you during our exciting week.

 


Week ending 18th June 2021 

Another busy week and 3 days has passed since we returned after the half term holidays. The children have been enjoying being outside in the glorious sunshine. On that note, would you please ensure that your child has a named hat with them to protect their head on sunny days and some 30 factor or above suncream in their school bag. Please also apply suncream to KS1 children before that come to school as they may struggle to do this unaided.
We seem to have accumulated a large amount of 'lost property' in school at the present. In order to support us in reuniting articles of clothing with their owners could I please ask you to ensure that your child's clothing is named and continue to check that the name is still there following washing of the garment.
The end of term will sometimes sadly, see members of staff living us and this term is no exception. 
Miss Jayne Martin, who has been a Teaching Assistant for many years is leaving at the end of the term. The great news is that she is departing in order to begin her teacher training. I know that she will make a brilliant teacher!
Mrs Kate Gee has also made the decision to leave at the end of term..She will be supporting her two children full time in their home schooling. They are very fortunate to have her as their full time teacher.
Miss Elowen Fleming is heading for Bath in September where she has been accepted to train as a prestigious Norland Nanny. Once qualified, these ladies look after the children of the rich and famous. Did you know that all of the nannies to Royal babies are Norland Nannies?!
Thank you to all you who have completed the survey about class structure. I will look at the results this week and be in touch very soon to let you know the structure for next year.

 


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