From June 29th 2020, Blisland Primary is open only for children of key workers, vulnerable groups, Reception, Year 1, Year 6 and Year 5 children. We will update parents and carers regularly as the situation changes.
Well, somehow we are in July and only have two and a half weeks left until the summer holidays: our last day will be Tuesday 21st July.
Good news! Over the summer holidays our school will have the new log cabin installed. When we can have group assemblies, projects and indoor PE lessons during the rainy months, it will be such a useful asset to our school.
Also, over the holiday period, new fire doors and systems will be installed in the main building. Not only will this benefit us from a safety point of view; it will also give our school and classrooms a new lease of life. A big thank you to our academy trust (Bridge Schools) for their endeavours to gain a successful bid for CIF funding to enable this.
Reopening in September:
Following yesterday's announcement and the releasing of guidance from the Department for Education (DFE), we are excited and beginning preparations for reopening for all children from September. There is a lot for us to get our heads around but we are certainly up to the challenge and will be thrilled to see you all in September. The first day back for children as it stands will be Monday 7th September (Thursday and Friday of the previous week will be for staff to prepare in greater depth for the start of the new term). Before the end of term, we will give you more detail about how we will be reopening for all year groups while following any guidance. Information from the government around this can be found by clicking the link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-in-the-autumn-term
Home learning and summer activities:
Over this challenging period we recognise that it has not been ideal to work with the children at home and at certain points I am sure the novelty of home-learning and the excitement of not being at school wore off. However, any work you are able to do and complete will make a difference, little and often is the best approach. We have resources and some lesson activities on each class page. If you require any specific work or activities to keep brains busy over the summer, please email Mrs Hawker: firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of next week so we can organise as much as we can and make the work either available for collection, but if not possible, we can post to you. Do look back at previous class and head's blogs as there may be work there you haven't accessed yet and links for activities such as the summer reading challenge.
Currently we are operating 2 bubbles for learning and care during this time; unfortunately both bubbles are at capacity and we will not be able to accommodate any more pupils until we reopen fully in September. Please accept our apologies, I know at this point, as you recognise your child's need to be in school or as lockdown restrictions are relaxed you may need to go to work, you may desperately be in need of a space for your child but for reasons beyond our control, this is not possible.
In the meantime, please get in contact with us if we can support in some way remotely or by sending work.
Have a lovely weekend; best wishes,
(Head of School)
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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.
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