Headteacher's Blog

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
Good morning,
 
It's a chilly start to the week but it is also so nice to have a break from all of that rain! We inspect our school site at the beginning of the school day to check for icy patches but please be mindful of the weather when dropping off children in the morning in case the ground is still a little slippery.
 
Term Dates for 20/21
Many parents have been asking about whether we intend to continue with the two week October half term in the next academic year. The answer to this is yes! Please check this week's newsletter on Friday for more details about arrangements for next year. 
 
Dangerous Parking
Parents may have seen a post on our school Facebook page over the weekend about dangerous parking on the pavement outside the school on Friday afternoon which resulted in parents and children having to walk on the road to pass the parked car. This matter has been passed to the police and I would like to thank those parents that e mailed us about this incident.
 
Kernow King
On Wednesday the Kernow King will be visiting school to perform 'The Cornish Caretakers' to pupils. This production is all about famous Cornish men and women and includes a replica of Trevithick's 'Puffing Dragon'. Our Year 6 children will also be taking part in workshops based on the performance as part of their Cornish Mining history topic. I am sure that the children will enjoy the performance and we will include some photos in Friday's newsletter. 
 
Have a lovely week everyone,
 
  
Mrs. E. Badger
Headteacher
St. Mewan C.P. School
 
Words of the Week

 EYFS/KS1 Word of the Week

 

commotion       (noun)

 

Definition: A commotion is a lot of noise, confusion, and excitement.

 

 

There was a commotion in the classroom during wet break.

 

 

  

 

KS2 Word of the Week

 

emerge          (verb)

 

Definition: To emerge means to come out from an enclosed or dark space, or from a position where you could not be seen.

 

The tortoise emerged slowly and cautiously from its shell.