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Kensa   Seed Bombs


Posted 03/07/2022
by Andrea Harrison

During literacy we have been learning about instruction texts. We learned our story map about 'How to Make a Seed Bomb' and used our Remember it Rhino skills to identify the features of a set of instructions. Then we learned them.


Mrs Harrison checked we knew the instructions really well and, working as Teamwork Turtles, we made our own seed bombs.


Now it is important that we remember our science work about how to make sure the seeds can germinate and grow. We have taken our seed bombs home so if we take good care of them and look after them we should have some or our own little meadows.

 


Kensa   Meadowsong Event


Posted 19/06/2022
by Andrea Harrison

Meadowsong 

This week we were able to share our learning with our parents - something we haven't done, in person, for a very long time! 

We showed what we had learned about dynamics, tempo and steady beat with our musical performance and, judging by the smiles on our audiences' faces, we did a stunning performance!

The artwork we created was fabulous and will be on display soon - so watch this space for a photograph of the display in our classroom. 

After our performance we took our audience outside to our 'Meadowsong Plant and Cake Sale'. Tesco had kindly donated some seeds and cakes to sell and we had grown some plants to sell. Many thanks to those of you who donated the plant pots, compost and seeds for us to do this. We raised over £70! 

If you would like to see some beautiful meadows then Cardinham Airfield are happy for visitors to pop in and wander round or if you fancy going further afield, the poppy fields at Crantock are looking particularly stunning at the moment - but remember to stay on the pathways! 


 


Head's Blog   Week beginning 13th June 2022


Posted 17/06/2022
by Matthew Avery

Marvelous Meadows

What a beautiful end to a fantastic week. The children have been extremely busy as we start our run-in over the next 6-weeks towards the summer holidays; This week I have enjoyed reading their writing, seeing how they tackle Maths problems and their curiosity for the wider curriculum when understanding about plants in science or biomes which make up the Earth. 

Meadow song
Thank you to all the parents for visiting us to celebrate the children's learning about meadows. They were thrilled to share with you their science, poems, letters, watercolour art, glass paintings and, of course, to sing to you. It was a fabulous topic to learn about why meadows are so important and develop many skills and new bits of knowledge along the way. It was wonderful to have so many enjoy the morning, and thank you for supporting the children's meadow plant sale where we made over £70. If you would like to have a walk in a nearby meadow, Cardinham airfield would be more than happy for visitors to pop in and have a wonder around. 

Swimming:
This week the children have started their swimming block and now they are half-way through, it is great to see how much they have remembered and moved on from last year. The swimming instructors have been very complementary about the children's attitude to swimming, behaviour and how well they are doing. Great Job everyone!

Up and coming Dates:
The summer term can often be the busiest in the school year and I am sure that the remaining weeks will fly by with all the scheduled activities, and all the ones which may suddenly appear from nowhere. Below are dates for the events due over the next 5-weeks:

  • 20th June (all week): Swimming at the Dragon Centre (Pick up at 3pm from the leisure Centre)
  • Friday 24th June: Nursery and Reception visit to Newquay Zoo
  • Week beginning 27th June: School photos (This will happen on the sunniest/driest day of this week)
  • Tuesday 28th June: KS1 and KS2 Beach Day at Daymer Bay (Pick up from the green)
  • Wednesday 6th July: KS1 and KS2 Moor adventure day (Minions)
  • Friday 8th July: Sports day, Summer fair and Duck race (Thursday 14th Back up sports day)
  • Friday 15th July: Eden Project workshop for KS1 and KS2 (Coach/bus dependent)

I hope you all manage to enjoy the sun we currently have and see you all on Monday

 


Head's Blog   Week beginning Monday 9th May 2022


Posted 13/05/2022
by Matthew Avery

Meadow Song, Sea-side visit and SATs

This week has been a very busy week and seems to have vanished in a blink. The children have been working hard and we have seen some lovely poetry work, investigations in science - planting flowers for a meadow and some wonderful watercolour paintings.

Meadow Song Project:
Both classes are currently undertaking a learning project around meadows: 'How important for the environment they are and what we can do to help'. The children are creating some amazing pieces of art, poems, scientific investigations and song performances all about meadows. We would like to present their work to you parents after half term on the morning of Friday 17th June, just after drop-off at around 9.30am if you can hang around. 

Looe Lifeboat station:
Our Receptions and Nursery were lucky enough to go on a visit to Looe lifeboat station. They had some fantastic weather for their visit and had a fabulous time looking around the lifeboat station: seeing the rescue boats, equipment and understanding how they do their job. 

Y6 End of KS2 Assessments (AKA SATs):
Our Year 6 children this week were involved in end of key stage assessments (SATs). They are the first group for 3-years to do so and did a sterling job. They showed good perseverance, empathy with one-another and did us all proud. They certainly earned their end of week treat to the 'Snail's Pace' Café. A big thank you to our PTA for funding their treat and to the Café for making a big fuss of them and giving the children a delicious ice cream for their walk home on the Camel Trail. 

Blisland Summer Fair:
Blisland will be holding a summer fair (Saturday 25th August) this year after putting it on hold due to Covid-19. The school will aim to run 3 stalls at the fair (Mostly over the morning); if you and or your children can help, that would be great (Please let us know if you can). Also, if you or if you know of anybody who would like to have your own stall at the fair, please let school know so we can put you in contact with the organisers.

Fowey Festival:
On Saturday 14th May, children from our school who finished 1st and second in the Fowey Festival writing competition will go to receive their awards. We are really proud of them and look forward to hearing all about the prizes and day. Furthermore, the festival organisers have kindly opened their festival invitation to our whole school, allowing children and a parent free entry (Ticket normally £12). Details on how to get free entry will be emailed to you.

Awards:
Stars of the week: Lerryn, Byron, Erin, Emily and Brianna
Head Teacher awards: Alex H-P, Ottillie S, Zenna P, Lola W, Amy I and Emily S

Have a great weekend and enjoy the weather.

 


Kensa   Meadowsong


Posted 10/05/2022
by Andrea Harrison

This term we are learning all about plants and how they grow healthily. We are using the theme 'Meadowsong' to link our learning. Some of our poetry is amazing as we have used our fabulous vocabulary.

In science we will learn all about plants and how they need certain conditions to grow healthily. We will also be planting our own meadow in the school grounds. Some of us are desperate to see our seed balls germinate - we really don't want to wait!

Other areas of our wider curriculum that we will cover are art, music and dance. At the end of all our hard work we should have a developing meadow and a performance to share with our parents. 

Keep watching our blog for more information about our learning!

 


Head's Blog   Week beginning Monday 25th April 2022


Posted 29/04/2022
by Charlotte Powdrill

What a start to the Summer!

It has been a fantastic week at Blisland after returning from the Easter Break. It is always so nice to see happy children walking up our steps to school. They have been amazing as ever, and are producing super work right from the word go. 

Blisland Summer Fete: 
Blisland community will be holding a summer fete in August Bank Holiday. The school will be hosting a few events at the fete and it sounds like it's going to be a fantastic day all round. If you would like your own stall or would be able to help on the day, please do get in touch with us at school so that we can let the event organisers know. 

Kernow King:
On Wednesday the children took part in a fabulous workshop and performance with the amazing Kernow King. They learnt a lot and had such fun along the way. 

Fowey Festival Writing Competition:
A few children within the school entered a writing competition for the 'Fowey Festival'. We are very pleased and proud of the children and are very excited to announce that we had some super success within the competition.  Lerryn C won 2nd place for Non-fiction writing and Megan I won 1st place for Non-fiction writing; in KS2, Erin M was given a special commendation for a poem, Emily S came 2nd for a poem and Byron H came first for his poem. Well done! The 2nd and 1st place winners have been invited to the Festival on Saturday 14th May to receive the prizes from Lauren Child, the author of 'Charlie and Lola'.

Awards:
Stars of the week:
Thomas H and Mason W
Head Teacher awards: Roxanne C, Ottillie S, Byron H

This weekend is a bank holiday; fingers crossed the sun stays out. We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 3rd May.

 


Kensa   Animal Dance


Posted 05/04/2022
by Andrea Harrison

Animal Dance

Here we are performing our Animal Dance that we created with Mrs Blackburn. We worked on different levels, with different directions and different speeds. It was fabulous fun and we all felt very proud of our creation. 

 


Nessa   Playground Leaders Day


Posted 28/03/2022
by Heather Carr

Playground Leaders Day

Today, KS2 took part in Playground Leaders training from Arena sports. They learned how to be effective leaders, by identifying the qualities that a good leader possesses, and considering this when leading their activities.

First, they learned how to set up and lead a variety of games including target throwing, circuit training and ball dribbling. They were then able to take part in these games, lead by other members of the class.

Next they learned about competition by taking part in a star jump competition. The results were: 1st place was Jensen with 106 star jumps in a minute, 2nd place was Jack S. with 102, and 3rd place was Brianna with 101! Can you beat this score at home?

Then they worked together to come up with our own playground games, which they lead for the rest of the class. These included lots of slaloms, jumps, running and tagging! Which was your favourite game?

 


Head's Blog   Comic Relief Jokes Raise £36


Posted 21/03/2022
by Matthew Avery

 


Head's Blog   Week beginning Monday 28th February


Posted 21/03/2022
by Matthew Avery

This week has been a fab week. The children have learnt a lot and have been able to get back to celebrating the key March events of World Book Day and St Piran's Day.

World Book Day.
What a wonderful day this was. The children looked amazing in their costumes and really showed how much they enjoy books. They took part in some great world book day activities, quizzes (Kahoot) and shared a story with each other while eating biscuits and drinking hot chocolate. 

St Piran's Day:
On Friday 4th March, we celebrated St Piran's day. The children wore their black and white colours proudly and took part in some Cornish activities. KS2 led the procession through Bodmin to the Folly where they danced and sang with much gusto. In St Petroc's church, the children performed their 'Tin Stamp' dance to the audience and won much praise and accolades from the organisers. 

Comic Relief:
On Friday the 18th March it is Comic Relief. The school Council has decided to have a non school uniform, with crazy hair day. They would also like each child to bring in a joke for assembly with a prize for the funniest jokes.



 


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