Wheal Martin Visit: Monday 23rd September. Please arrive promptly and make sure your child/children have lunch, inhalers (if they require one) and clothing suitable for walking in wet weather.
The children will be dropped off at the village green.
Blisland School was built in 1880 and serves the village of Blisland and surrounding countryside area. Blisland School is located just outside the beautiful village of Blisland in a hamlet, named Waterloo, on the very edge of Bodmin Moor.
The school is situated only a mile from the A30 and is five miles from the nearest town of Bodmin, bordered to the north by St Breward parish; to the west by St Mabyn and Helland parishes; to the south by Cardinham, Warleggan and St Neot parishes and to the northeast by Altarnun parish. Matt Avery, Head of School.
Blisland School has a nursery which caters for children from the start of the term of their third birthday. There is one infant class and one junior class, all staffed by caring outstanding practitioners. We have three playgrounds and a field. We regularly visit Forest School with the children and believe that outdoor learning is key to children's wider development. All children have access to laptops and ipads.
In December 2011, Ofsted inspected Blisland School and recognised the school as Outstanding. The Ofsted inspection team said, "The school is a happy place. Through the strong family atmosphere which permeates the school, pupils learn to take very good care of each other. As a result of excellent teaching throughout the school, pupils achieve very well and attain significantly above average by the end of Year 6".
Blisland School is a very special place offering a unique, quality education.
Matt Avery, Head of School.
It has been another busy week at Blisland. The children have had fun during their forest school sessions on Mondays, have produced excellent pieces of writing; showed amazing maths skills and explored the local and wider world around them with a keen interest: Nessa class have had fun experimenting with rock samples, writing and performing volcano poems ending the week with making some amazing volcano models - which soon will be used for science explosions!
Reading at Blisland
Reading is a very important skill and we want to increase its profile more with the children and yourselves. The children will all have a home/school reading records and a reading book; when you listen to your child read, please fill the record in as they will receive stamps: every 10 stamps will earn a raffle ticket to be in the chance with winning a book token (one for KS1 and one for KS2). Reading little and often is key, especially for younger readers.
We are also looking forward to meeting the nursery 'Reading pets'.
If you would like any advice on reading at home with your child, please speak to the class teacher.
It is very important children are at school as often as possible as it will give them the best chance to learn with consistent input. This weeks attendance was: 85.7%. We really need this to be above 96% to have the best impact on your children's learning.
Reminder: We are unable to authorise the majority of absences and persistent absence could result in fines.
Years 1-6 will have their visit to Wheal Martyn on Monday which will give them a great learning opportunity to become more knowledgeable about local mining history which links well to the school enquiry question of "What's under our feet?". Please remember packed lunches, inhalers and waterproof clothing.
Have a great weekend. I am looking forward to yet another exciting week.
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