The children have had another excellent week and despite starting to feel tired from a busy first half term, they continue to show wonderful passion for learning: children from KS1 one this morning shared with me some excellent simile and metaphor poetry.
As it looks very likely that halloween gatherings, trick or treating and so forth may be difficult to navigate this year, on Thursday next week (22nd October - last day of term) in the afternoon each bubble will have an hour long halloween party. Children can come dressed in costume for the day. If you would rather your child did not take part in the halloween activities, please let us know: they will be able to wear non-school uniform and have other activities provided outside of the halloween hour.
With all the additional hand washing that is required, I am aware that children's skin is becoming drier (most likely due to not drying thoroughly) We are reminding children about how to hand wash properly - including drying - but if you are able to check your Childs/children's hands and moisturise as necessary, it could help.
Over the next couple of terms we will be welcoming some trainee-teachers for bubble 1 and 2 (no cross over). They will be a big help as we implement catch-up curriculum work for missed learning that may have occurred during school closures.
PSHE and SRE Curriculum:
We would welcome your feedback on the introduction of the new PSHE and RSE curriculum that has just been launched across the trust. As the DfE stated in July “Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way. (Gavin Williamson Secretary of State for Education). Please use the form on the website (https://www.blislandprimary.co.uk/Policies/PSHE_incl_RSE) to leave feedback by the 22nd October .
The children have designed Christmas cards for purchase. The order forms with the card design will be with you on Monday. Please can all orders be given to us by Thursday 22nd October as this is the last day of term.
On Friday 13th November, nurses will be visiting our school to administer the nasal flu vaccine. This vaccine is an opt in service and the online form (link on the letter sent home via email) needs to be completed by Wednesday 11th November.
Achievement awards this week:
Star of the week awards: Brianna W and Thia C
Head teacher awards: Ava W, Sophie W, Amy I, Isla-Rose D, Emily S, Nyle P, Roxanne C and Thomas H
Jack S also has been very successful when competing in motor-cross endurance races last week: picking up a trophy for finishing 4th in an age group above. WELL DONE!
Half-term starts in 1 more week and the children thoroughly deserve it. As always I look forward to seeing the children's happy faces and excellent work next week
Have a lovely weekend,
(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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