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.
This week at Blisland:
Song for bridge:
On Tuesday Years 1 to 6 visited St Martin's Church to perform their climate change song they wrote with Matt Douglas to the other 14 schools in our academy. The children also learnt songs written by the other schools. The children had a fantastic day, represented our school with such pride and sang beautifully. A huge thank you to the parents who were able to help with transport and to Matt Douglas for his work he did with the children.
Attendance: Whole school: 92.7% so far this term.
It is very important that children are at school as often as possible as it will give them the best chance to learn with consistent input. We really need attendance to be above 96% to have the best impact on your children’s learning. Reminder we are unable to authorise the majority of absences and persistent absence could result in fines from the local authority. Over the coming weeks, if your child's attendance has dropped below 96% you may receive a letter informing you of this and offering support to improve attendance in school.
Reading at Blisland:
Reading at Blisland a strength and we want them to have a life long love of books and reading. All classes have a class book they are read, have group and whole class guided reading sessions regularly and a vast array of books to choose from. We want to further improve what we do and what the children experience, so we have last week sent home information packs and bookmarks to support reading at home. Also included was letter about a library visit and applying for library cards. Please return forms asap. If you would like any advice or have any questions about your child reading at home, please ask your child's class teacher. Further to this, coming home today is a letter informing you of the dates for our school visits to Bodmin library.
Well done to the following children who received an award this week:
Star of the week: Henry for amazing poetry work all week and Jack C for his perseverance
Headteacher Awards: Billy R, Ava M, Emily S, Jack S, Brianna W, Alina S, Lola W
Learning Character awards: Billy R, Ava M, Lerryn C
Have a wonderful weekend,
Matt Avery (Head of School)
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