Class Blog for Fistral

Week beginning 11.1.21 

The Great Fire of London

This week has seen some super home learning.
It has been wonderful to see all of your work and photos on Seesaw, I do miss seeing you in real life though.
I am so impressed with how hard you are all working. 
I have seen some amazing work including sequencing events from the fire, comparing firefighting now to the 17th century and some very innovative ways to show equal groups in maths.
Here are some photos so you can see our wonderful work.

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Week beginning 4.1.21 

Happy New Year!

What a strange start to the year!

Thank you for your patience while we make plans to move to remote learning.

We have been asked to post work daily this time instead of weekly so I will shortly be uploading work for tomorrow on Seesaw which will be the main platform for learning.

Each day there will be one literacy activity, one numeracy activity and one activity which is based on our topic which was going to be 'The Great Fire of London'. There will be some links between our literacy and topic work too.

We will continue to use the White Rose home learning videos and accompanying activity sheet as these were well received last time.

There will also be a link posted to a daily 'Read Write Inc' phonics video which will be on Youtube. This is the scheme that we follow and we will signpost you to which group your child needs to join when we have more information.

Please feel free to send me photos of children's completed work for feedback or celebration.

This time there will be an opportunity for your child to video conference with me once a week if they would like.
We are still discussing how to do this, which platform to use so that it is safe and also whether we do this in small groups or whole class. Watch this space for more information.

Mrs Cansdale will be setting work for Monday and I will do Tuesday-Friday.

I'm sorry I didn't even get to see your child this term but please wish them a happy new year from me!

Best wishes

Sarah Evans


Week beginning 7.12.20 

This week we have been learning about the Christmas story.
We acted out freeze frames from different parts of the story with our friends.

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Week Beginning 30.11.20 

This week we have been learning more about Kenya and the culture of the Maasai tribe.
We made African style necklaces and watched the traditional 'Jumping Dance'.
Miss Evans also let us look at some very old photos of her on holiday in Kenya when she was 7!
The children were very interested to hear her tales from her holiday, especially about the monkey stealing a sugar cube!

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Week beginning 23.11.20 

This week, in Geography, we have been learning more about Kenya.
We have learnt about the continent, the capital city, rivers, mountains and animals that can be found in Kenya.
We created some fabulous fact files to show what we had learnt.

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Week Beginning 16.11.20 

This week, in Geography, we have been learning about Kenya.

We have located Kenya on a world map, learnt about the flag and explored atlases.

We also managed to fill our 'gem jar' this week to earn a treat. We chose to have an afternoon of outdoor learning.

We dug holes, built dens, made mud pies and found worms.

It was great fun!

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Week beginning 9.11.20 

In history this week we have been learning about Remembrance Day. We all sat silently for 2 minutes to remember those brave soldiers who died in the war.
We created some beautiful poppy pictures using paints and crayons.

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Week Beginning 3.11.20 

We had great fun this afternoon creating some firework and bonfire pictures.
We learnt the story of the Gunpowder Plot and then used paint, crayons and natural materials that we found outside to make some amazing pictures.
Photos of the finished products to follow soon once they are dry!

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Newsletter Autumn 2020 

Please find attached this term's newsletter.

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Welcome to Fistral Class 

Welcome back!

It has been a strange few months but it is wonderful to come back to a new normal.

The children are coping brilliantly with all the changes and remembering to wash their hands properly which is fantastic.
Hopefully we will get used to all the new routines quickly and can settle back into our learning rapidly.

Please can you ensure your child has a drink bottle as we don't want to use cups or drinking fountains if possible. It would also be useful to send your child in with a snack if possible for morning break. We usually have free fruit but it sometimes takes a few days to arrive and our lunch is later than usual at them moment.

I have tried to send a reading book home with your child today but bear with us until we really get to know your children properly to ensure they are reading at the correct level. Reading every night is crucial to their development as staff trying to hear nearly 30 children a day is impossible. We currently aren't using reading records either due to Covid rules so if your child has read their book and needs a new one, remind them to pop it in the changing box so we know they need a new one. We will also try to remind them. These books will then go into quarantine so books sent home should be germ free!

I hope you managed to watch my welcome video on Facebook but I will also put some photos of staff from Fistral on here too.

Please feel free to message me if you have any questions -

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Our Values...



We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.



We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.



We are the best we can be.



We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.



We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.



We are passionate about learning.

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