Headteacher's Blog

VE Day
It is lovely to see that so many pupils and staff enjoyed their 'Stay at Home' VE Day celebrations.
Super young writers!
Today I have been visited by lots of reception pupils who were excited to showing me their writing. It is always amazing to see how much children learn in such a relatively short space of time and how their writing has progressed since the start of the Autumn. I have given out lots of special stickers today and am so proud of our young writers!
Food Bank Donations
On the last day of term, we delivered the overwhelming amount of food donations that were received to the Food Bank. I would like to thank everyone who responded to our request to help families in need this Christmas.
Choir Spreads Christmas Joy
During the last week of term, our Year 5/6 Choir visited several care homes in the local area to spread some Christmas joy to the elderly residents.
Muddy Mondays and
Welly Wednesdays

Nursery had an exciting morning exploring the school field. The children were independent and put on their own wetsuits. There were lots of bugs to be found and they even had a robin come to say ‘hello’.

The children are looking forward to more Muddy Monday and Welly Wednesday adventures.

Torchlight Carnival
Year 5 were delighted when their entry into the Torchlight Carnival placed second. Even more excitement came at the end of the procession when we were asked if "Albert" and his penny farthing could be put on show for the Tour of Britain which will be coming to Cornwall next year.
Amazing Writers!
I have had a steady stream of children visiting my office today to show me the most fantastic writing in their Literacy books. Year 3 have been writing explanations about the Earth's Core (and using some incredibly technical vocabulary), Year 6 have been immersed in the Amazon rainforest and some cheeky Year 5 children wrote a diary entry pretending to be me! Apparently, I drink coffee and eat a lot of biscuits! Check your post over the next few days as there will be a lot of 'Congratulations' postcards sent out to pupils today!
The Perfect School
On my morning visit to all of the classrooms today, I was really impressed with 4D's PSHE display. They have been thinking about what qualities their perfect school would have and what role they could all play in achieving this. It was lovely to read that many of them thought that our school was already fantastic and their 'improvement' comments have given me lots to think about!
Weekly email
Dear Parents/Carers,
 
It's hard to believe that we are almost at half term as the past few weeks have flown by. Thank you to all of our school community for supporting us as we come to terms with teaching under very different circumstances - it has made our lives a little easier to have such positive comments from parents and families.
 
OFSTED
On Tuesday 6th October we were subject to an Interim OFSTED visit. This involved two inspectors spending the day meeting the School Leadership Team to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on our school, staff and pupils. There will be no report issued as this was a research visit but we will receive a letter in the next few weeks, detailing some of their findings. 
 
Word of the Week
Attached are this week's words of the week that we introduced in assembly last week. Some of our children are working really hard to try and include these in their writing in class which is amazing as they are often quite challenging words!
 
World Mental Health Day
A huge thank you for your support for this event last Friday - there will be more information, photos and a grand total in this Friday's newsletter. 
 
Punctuality
I will be sending out a letter on Friday to remind everyone of our drop off and collection arrangements and some slight changes to registers after half term. Timings will stay the same but, as we have now been running our new system for 6 weeks, we will be reintroducing late marks on registers for pupils who arrive after register close. More details to follow in Friday's letter. 
 
 
Have a good week,
 
 
Mrs Elaine Badger
Headteacher