Welcome to the Head's Blog! Please visit this page regularly for news, information and updates from Blisland Primary Academy.
Sarah Hawker, Head of School.
Last week, Nessa class spent the day on the field creating a 'Maths Trail, with Kayleigh, a Wild Tribe Leader from Arena. She is dressed as a mole, if you are wondering why she looks odd! They created a fraction wall using sticks, a collection of 3D shapes using sticks and clay, and decorated some tree stumps with mathematical language. The day finished with an assembly outside, to give the class the opportunity to explain to the other children what they had been doing. Please pop in to have a look, if you are interested!
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The children at Blisland Primary Academy have been visiting Bodmin College gymnasium for their gymnastics lessons this term. Their coach, Paula Deveraux, has remarked how they have grown in confidence through the 3 sessions of apparatus work. Blisland Primary Academy does not have a hall, so it has been wonderful for the children to experience a variety of gymnastics equipment.
One child who was quite scared of heights has conquered her fear and is now able to climb the wall bars. Another surprised all her class mates by whizzing up a rope with no hesitation!
This week, they were improving the quality of their movements, making sure toes and fingers are extended, and sequences are performed well-synchronised. You can see this in the photograph here.
Kensa Class had an amazing time on their trip to Looe, meeting local superheroes! They visited the Lifeboat Station and learned how to call for help at sea, found out about the uniforms and tried on the helmets.
They discovered why the inflatable lifeboat has a flat bottom - ask your children why!
After enjoying lunch on the harbourside with the local policeman, the fire engine arrived, much to the excitement of the children.
They explored the fire engine thoroughly - even having a go with the hosepipe!
Yesterday we spent a sunny afternoon at Bristol Zoo. We had a polar experience and discovered how animals have adapted to cold environments. We didn't stroke a penguin but did all get to stroke a very soft chinchilla called Rain.
Today we are exploring the science museum have been finding out about the science of the human body with amazing hands on interactive activities. This morning we trained to be astronauts by testing exercise equipment to see what we could use to stay fit in space, testing the absorbency of materials for use in our space nappies. We also controlled mini canadarms to manoeuvre blocks into stacks and experimented with marshmallows at high and low pressure. Finally we built our building our own space rockets and tested how well they flew!
We have also been on a grand tour of space in the planetarium. We chose Saturn, Uranus, Venus and Earth to visit.
They had a great time and did Blisland School proud by performing their poem brilliantly! It looks like they really enjoyed their pasties too. Thank you to Mrs Pearce for taking them.
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