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Week beginning Monday 9th November 2020

6-weeks until Christmas!

The days and weeks are gathering pace and it is hard to believe that Christmas is so close (I am sure the children are beginning to sense it). The new school roof is well and really starting to take shape and will give the school a new lease of life: truly reflecting the pride we have in all we do at Blisland. As always, we look forward to the achievements the children will have over the coming weeks.

Children in need:
On Friday the children took part in Children in Need. The showed enthusiasm and empathy in abundance for the charity and we are proud to have such caring children at our school. Throughout the day the children took part in activities and games while in non-school uniforming - some wearing the most spots I have ever seen in years. Congratulations to those children who won prizes for ‘Pin the patch on Pudsey’ and for those who wore the most spots. Also we thank our school council for organising the ideas for the day. We are pleased to note that we made nearly £100 for Children in need.

Polite plea:
With building works going on at present we are further restricted on how much space we have for parking during drop off and pick ups. Please may I ask that we try not to park or block driveways of our local residents. We at school will also work harder to ensure we get children to you on time so that waiting times are as short as possible.

TikTok is the latest craze enjoyed by teenagers and young adults; like all these social media apps online, caution and parental vigilance is required. 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. To delete an account you have to request a code from the app using a phone number. Please note, just like facebook and other social medias, children must be 13 or older to have and use an account.

Anti-Bullying week:
Starting Monday (16th November), it is Anti-Bullying week and we will be participating whole-heartedly. During the week the children will take part in learning and activities - ending with a non-school uniform day with odd socks (The theme of the week) on Friday 20th November.

Van Gough Art:
Over the past 2-weeks, children in KS1 have experimented with creating landscape pictures around the theme of seasons in the style of Van Gough. The creativity of the children always blows me away - they are a very talented lot.

Best wishes,

Matt Avery


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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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