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Week beginning 10th May 2021


What a fabulous week we have all had this week. The children have been busy learning: I heard amazing phonics and reading skills, read some wonderful biographies from both classes and saw such wonderful engagement in our wider curriculum - KS1 learning about Isambard Kingdom Brunel and KS2 analyzing the significance of the invention of gun powder in ancient China. Both classes have constructed great models of sculptures they will be creating with Sean Hewitt in the next two-weeks and KS2 are well on their way to learning how to play the song 'South Australia' with Mrs Bridle. 

Moorland Wild Tribe day:
On Tuesday our whole school went on an educational visit to Minions - first time out since the pandemic as a group. It was a wonderful day and we managed to avoid most of the rain. The children learnt about physical land marks, orienteering, map reading and were even able to make 'fairy camp fires'. The children were fabulous, as usual, and it was great to be out as a school. 

Shock Tactics:
KS2 on Monday were able to take part in an online, interactive drama session with Great Western Power, learning about electricity and electrical safety. The children enjoyed this and were very knowledgeable about electricity and how to be safe. They know if they spot electrical problems out and about to call 105 (stay alive).  

Star of the week awards: Emily S, Roxanne C
Head Teacher Awards: Alina J, Sophie W, Izzy W, Billy R and Jack C
A big well done to Izzy, Jack C, Isla and Lily who all presented to the whole school about items or a hobby they are interested in. The spoke with passion, used rich vocabulary and shared some very good knowledge. 

We hope that we continue to move forward towards normality, and that soon we can be together as a school properly and invite you all back to events at the school.

Have a great weekend and we hope you can safely make the most of the lifting of restrictions on Monday.


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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.


Head of School:
Matt Avery

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