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.
Air Ambulance Fundraiser:
Many Thanks to you all for coming in wearing your red clothes to raise awareness and money for the Cornwall air ambulance before 1/2 term.
We have raised a total of .
Well done all
Internet Safety Reminder from Last Week:
TikTok and Robux: It has come to our attention that some online games and apps are becoming popular and pose some risks to children. TikTok: When you download the app, users can see all the content without creating an account although they are not able to post, like or share anything until they’ve set up an account on the app. You can set up your account by using your existing Google, Facebook, Instagram account, via email or phone. By default all accounts are public so anyone on the app can see what your child shares. However, only approved followers can send them messages. Users can like or react to a video, follow an account or send messages to each other. There is the risk that strangers will be able to directly contact children on the app. Children may be tempted to take risks to get more of a following or likes on a video so it’s important to talk about what they share and with who.
Robux: 1.Whilst the games are aimed at 8-18 year olds, there are no age restrictions. This means both adults and young people can play and communicate with each other on the platform. All games are multiplayer and include a written chat feature, which is visible to players within each individual game. Users can also make and receive friend requests during gameplay and this means that they can chat to each other outside of the game. You can read more about the Roblox chat features and the way that these are moderated on the Roblox community guidelines and within their safety features. 2. Content: what content is available that might not be suitable for children The Roblox Studio is a section where players use their imagination and skills to create their own games and share these with others. The ability to create and play games can be very appealing to young people who like to create the content they see online. However, because content is user-generated it can mean that some games might not be appropriate for young children. For example, whilst the graphics are not very life like, some of the games feature weapons and blood. 3. Costs: How children might accidentally run up costs By creating games, users can earn Robux, the in-game currency. You can also buy Robux in the game. Players can spend money on items, such as membership to the Builders Club. . If game creators attract players and in-game adverts, they can earn a lot of Robux, which they can convert into real money. To do this, players must be over the age of 13, have paid for Roblox’s premium subscription, and have access to a Paypal account. This means that younger players would need to talk to an adult to be able to exchange their Robux for real money. If you have any concerns around online safety, please do get in touch; if a few concerns about a particular issue arises I can organise a parent forum meeting around this.
St Pirans Day and World Book Day:
After 1/2 term (the second week back) it is St Piran's Day and World Book Day on the same day - to make sure we can celebrate both we will hold World book day a day later. St Piran's dy will take place on Thursday 5th March - the children can come dressed as something associated with Cornwall or in Cornish colours and will have some Cornish learning activities during the day. The next day (Friday 6th March) we will celebrate World Book Day. The children can come in dressed in Pajamas (No onesies for hygiene and safety reasons) or as a book character. In the morning we will give all the children a special world book day breakfast as we red them a story. If you have any old books you wouldn't mind donating, please bring them in to us by Wednesday next week, we will be having a book and cake sale after.
We this week sadly announce that Mrs Jones will be leaving us to start a new role in a nursery near Wadebridge. Emily has worked with us for over 2-years and the children have loved her working with them. I am sure you'll joined me in wishing her all the best for the future and hope she visits when she can.
Kahoot Quiz night:
Friday - 6th March ,iIn the evening, we will be hosting a quiz night to raise further money for the air ambulance. If you have your own iPad or iPhone, this can be used to take part in the quiz; if not, we do have some iPads. The night cost £5 per adult (children free), any sized quiz team, pasties provided kindly by Barnecutts. There will be two quiz games with 50 questions each and prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each quiz. Tickets will be on sale until Wednesday 4th March at school or the village store. If successful, we will host another event in the summer to raise money for a school project to be decided.
Well done to the following children who received an award this week:
Star of the week: Sophie W, Izzy W, Alina J and Nyle P
Headteacher Awards: Izzy, Alina, Sophie for amazing writing, Charlie R, Sophie W and Erin M for an amazing creation story, Mason W for great writing progress and Zenna P for a great story.
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Head of School:
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We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.
We are passionate about learning.
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