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Remote Learning and Mental Health

We never thought that we would end up at home yet again and for so long when we came back to school in September.  Even for those children attending Looe Primary currently, it has been very different with no more than 10 children in each bubble.  In this last week, we have been talking about our feelings and how we manage them, especially when we cannot easily get to meet our friends, other than online.  It doesn't matter whether you are at home, or at school.  Children's Mental Health Week and the Safer Internet Day run one week after the next this year and we felt that the two subjects complimented each other very well this year.  So we are celebrating both, and hope that all parents and children at home will join in too.

Remote learning is great - if you get it right.  Teachers, Teaching Assistants and staff at school have been talking about how normally we ask you to keep your online life to small amounts and certainly not all day.  Then all of a sudden we are asking you to do exactly that!  Parents have also been telling us that it is hard at home too, to keep going, and home is certainly not school!

So, to extend Children's Mental Health Week into Safer Internet Week (well it's a day normally, but we keep it going for the week), we are going to ask you to do something different.  We would like you all to come online on Wednesday 10th February as normal, or as directed by your teacher and then after a short assembly, we are asking you to turn your technology device off to go and enjoy a day offline - yes a whole day!  We will provide some ideas in case you need any, but all we ask is that you send some pictures and perhaps a few words to show us what you got up to.  Outdoors will be a great place to be if the weather is kind.  What a better thing could you do to take a break from all that time online to have fun and take a mental break from your normal routine.  We will then collect all that we receive together to create a display in school, so that you can find out what everyone did when everyone returns to school.

Mrs David and Miss Pittas will still be available throughout the day, but it's over to you.  Have fun everyone and remember to stay safe when you are online.  We can't wait to see what you all get up to!  Remember too, my favourite word - kindness.  Being kind to someone can be really help your positive mental health and it is just as good for the person receiving your kindness.  Kindness is important online too and we will think about this during the week.

Have a lovey week everyone.  Mrs Waring. 


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Trenode is a small but growing primary school situated between Liskeard and Looe. Extensive grounds allow for a range of outdoor learning experiences; we also have spacious indoor facilities, including a music room. A nurturing, family ethos, in mixed-age classes, enables our pupils to be challenged as individuals.

‘Reach beyond your grasp’ is our motto at Trenode. We would like all children to aspire further than they think they can! We are on a ‘Visible Learning’ journey, with the other schools in Bridge Schools, which is empowering our pupils to be able to discuss their learning and progress, understanding their ‘next steps’.


Janine Waring

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01503 240235

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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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