It has been another brilliant and busy week at Blisland. I have enjoyed seeing how much the children learn in their different subjects. It has also been great to see how the children use our characters for learning to improve their work and knowledge: including our new character - 'Remember it Rhino'. This week the children have been delving deeper into their geography learning, and it has been wonderful to see the children use our new array of iPads purchased by our trust (Bridge Schools). The children have been coding using 'Scratch and Scratch Jr'.
We are lucky to have a good selection of books and gold membership with the Cornwall school library service. The children are keen readers and it's always so heart-warming to see our reading buddies in full swing. Reading unlocks so much learning and enjoyment and we put a big emphasis on it here. Children in Key Stage 1 will come home with a Read, Write inc coloured phonic book and have chosen a book of their own choice from our library; our Key stage 2 children have colour-banded books from our library to help continue their reading skills after they have completed the Read write inc phonics. Key Stage 2 also have books for pleasure and may occasionally bring home a book linked to their group (guided) reading tasks in school. Please continue to listen your child/children as often as possible, as little and often makes a big difference. The children will have reading they have done at home which is written in their reading record stamped (with a star) and 10 stamps earn a raffle ticket which puts them in with a chance of winning a book voucher. The more you read, the more tickets you have; the more tickets you have the more chance you have of winning. Keeeep Reading (For the Strictly fans).
Where Yellow to School for Young Minds:
On Friday 8th October (This coming Friday), we will be wearing yellow to remind us that we all struggle with how we are feeling sometimes and that we are not alone. We will be talking about the little things we can do to help us when we are feeling down and will be making a special effort to chill and have fun! Rather than asking parents and carers to sponsor us, we'd like local businesses to pledge their support by donating money to the charity Young Minds on our behalf! Children on the day will take part in some mindfulness activities and finish with a calm, campfire.
Thank you for your support
Somehow Halloween is sneaky up on us and is only a few weeks away. We all know how much the children like to dress up and have fun, and so we will be having an afterschool Halloween disco on Friday 22nd October. The disco will be from 3.30pm until 5pm. Children can stay at school at the end of the day to change into their costumes. The disco will take place in the main school with one classroom for dancing and spooky games and the other for food, drinks and a quiet space. If you think you would like your child to attend the disco, please email Mrs. Pengelly: firstname.lastname@example.org Please also tell us if you need to pick your child up before 5pm and state a time.
You can support us with the disco by sending in prepackage snacks or drinks by Friday 15th October.
Star of the week awards: Amy, Lola,
Head Teacher Awards: Jack G, Zenna, Ottilie, Byron, Brianna, Erin, Billy, Roxanne, Alex, Lerryn, Mani
Finally, Covid-19 does seem to rearing it's head more and more in schools. We continue to apply good cleaning measure and (touch wood) have not been affected. Do look out for the classic 3 symptoms and also things such as: headaches, sore throats and feeling very lethargic as noted by Cornwall's public health team (letter below).
The children are being amazing as usual, and as usual, thank you for all the support you give the school and children.
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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:
We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.
We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.
We are the best we can be.
We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.
We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.
We are passionate about learning.
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