WE'RE BACK! And we are thrilled to be.
This week we welcomed all of the children back to school (including a few new faces in our nursery). The children have return brilliantly and we are so proud of them. They have been keen to make up for lost time when playing and have already shown they are ready, willing and very able to catch-up on missed learning. A big well done to our new reception class who have made a very successful transition to (for them) big school.
The children this week have taken part in team activities, created dreamcatchers, and return to a new normal.
Drop-offs and Pick ups:
Thank you all for helping us manage the drop-off and pick-up times. I know there may be little creases to iron out but the children have been able to get to class calmly, safely and on time, and we are very grateful. Please do try to leave the drop-off area as promptly as possible so that we can maintain distance around the school for yourselves, visitors and the local residents.
Friday afternoons are 1/2 day. If you are group A (early drop-off) then the children finish at 12.40pm and if you are group B (the later drop-off) the children finish at 1.00pm. Apologies for any confusion as it seems our messaging system for email contact may have missed some of you with this detail last week: I have attached the letters sent for group A and B for your information if this was the case.
PE and Forest school:
PE will start officially on Tuesday with Mrs Helen Blackburn from Arena. Children should come dressed in PE clothes wearing a school jumper or Cardigan over the top.
Forest school for Bubble 1 is on Mondays, Bubble 2 is Wednesday (Children can come ready for forest school on these days).
Nursery and Reception will have an additional day on Friday morning - on this day from next week, reception can be dropped at the bottom building at their normal drop-off time. Videos showing how to drop here are on the nursery page of the website.
You may/should have received an email asking you to check consents for children when working at school (for things such as local visits, photos on the school website etc). As soon as you can, please can you check these consents. If you have any problems accessing the consents on the Arbor for parents app then please contact the school office (Mrs Hawker is available between 9.30am and 2.30pm or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org)
On the occasional day where we are lucky enough to get the sun, please can children come with sun cream already applied and a hat. Older children may apply their own as they need it.
Now that we have returned and have a new packed lunch menu, if your child or children have any food allergies that we are not aware of, please let us know so that we can inform the kitchen and ensure your child receives a safe meal. Please note that we still remain a strawberry-free school due to existing allergies and we ask that strawberries and products containing strawberries are not brought to school (we appreciate your understanding)
Finally, with new routines and many children starting school after months out of formal education, please let us know of any issues, questions, worries and where things are working well so that we can get it as right as we can for the children.
Thank you again for your support during unusual times and circumstances.
(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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