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Pelynt Primary Academy   week ending 1.7.22 - Week 4

Posted 01/07/2022
by Emma Hickman


The children have had great fun this week with junk modelling.  We have been reading books all about boats so they wanted to make boats.  We had to discuss what materials would make good boats and they enjoyed testing the different things out.

Once the models were made they tested them in the water tray.

In Forest school we made patterns with leaves, sticks and anything we could find.  The children were able to make simple ABAB repeating patterns.  We also picked some of the raspberries growing in Forest school and bought them back to preschool to wash and try.

We have had a particularly nasty bug going round Preschool this week.  Many of the children have been off sick, it presents with a snotty nose, bad cough and temperature.  It doesn't usually seem to last long but must be very infectious as it has moved through the group with speed.  Could I ask that if your child has a temperature of been up in the night with a cough they stay off pre-school for a few days.  

We are really looking forward to our Beach trip on Tuesday.  The weather is currently set for sunny! (fingers crossed it stays that way) 
We will meet on East Looe (sandy) beach at about 9.45 and staff will be back at preschool at 12 noon for the usual afternoon session.

Have a lovely weekend from Emma, Sam, Louise and Anna


Polperro Primary Academy  

Posted 01/07/2022
by Emma Counsell

Friday 1st July

What a lovely week we've had!

On Tuesday we walked down to Talland Beach, we had one light shower but other than that we were so lucky. The children were fantastic, following instructions, keeping safety and looking after each other. We had a delicious ice-cream at Talland Cafe. We all walked back up the long hill and arrived back to school just in time for lunch to re-energise our tired legs! 

As well as our trip, the children have been practising so hard for sports day, they can't wait for you to enjoy it with them at 10am on Monday 4th July. PE kits in school for this day please.

Yesterday we sadly said goodbye to Miss Philp. She has completed her training and we wish her lots of luck in her career as a teacher. 

*Reminder* - We went swimming today but lots of children didn't have swimming hats. Please can you provide your child one so we can keep the pool safe and clean for everyone to join, we only have a few spares. Please contact the school office if you would like to purchase one. 

Have a super weekend
Mrs Counsell, Mrs Fernie and Mrs G.



Polruan Primary Academy  

Posted 01/07/2022
by Jane Wills

National Marine Aquarium 

We have reached the end of another busy week. We had a fantastic trip to the Aquarium on Wednesday, providing lots of super encounters with marine animals and enough to talk about for the remainder of the term. Please check your child’s class page for photos uploaded by teachers.

Next week, we have our transition day on Monday 4th July, where the children spend the day in class with their new classmates and for some, their new teacher. We are aware transition can be a worrying time and we know spending the day together on Monday will mitigate some of those worries. Please let your child’s teacher know, if you would like more information about next year.

The Year 6 children are trying out their new schools with visits to Fowey River Academy and Looe Community Academy on Monday and Tuesday respectively. We have also a trip to Camel creek Adventure Park planned for Thursday for the Year 6 children.

Teachers have finished writing their annual reports and these will be emailed out to parents/carers early next week, so please make sure you check your emails.

Finally, the parent survey is still live until 8th July, takes only a few minutes to fill in and can be accessed via this link: Bridge Schools Trust Summer 2022 Parent and Carer Survey

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Wills


Pelynt Primary Academy  

Posted 01/07/2022
by Emily Orme

Happy Friday everybody! We have been very lucky this week as we have had the pleasure of Reverend Richard’s words of wisdom twice in one week! On Tuesday, he delivered a whole school assembly in school, where he inspired us all with the work of artist Dalton Ghetti. We looked at his work in awe as we learnt that small can be beautiful and we can achieve anything with some patience and perseverance.

Yesterday, we were invited to the Church, where Reverend Richard taught us about Trelawny day. After the service, he treated every child and adult to a fresh saffron bun which we ate in the sunshine whilst Reverend Richard threw current buns at us! Yes, you did read that correctly. Apparently, it is tradition for the Vicar to climb the church tower and rain current buns down on the people below. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately for us) when Reverend Richard attempted to climb the tower, he discovered a nest of baby gulls and couple of very angry parents. He re-emerged from the tower covered in dust and declared he would still throw the buns at us regardless. It was a sight to behold!

This week the results of the Bridge School Games were announced. Although Pelynt didn’t come first overall, we had a place on the podium for every event as at least one Pelynt year group came either first, second or third in every activity. Go Pelynt! We all thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Bridge School Games with the other 13 schools in our trust and can’t wait to work more closely with the other schools in the future.

Coming up:

Sports Day – Wednesday 6th July
Families welcome! Arrive from 1.30pm for a 1.45pm start. Please ensure that your child is equipped with a drink bottle, sun lotion and sun hat on this day.

Summer Fun Afternoon – Thursday 7th July

Children will be visiting the stalls on the field from 2.30pm so do send some spending money if you can. Games will cost either 20p or 50p. Gates open to friends and family at home time – please come along and support this FOPS fund raising event! All money raised will be used for resources in school.

We are in need of the following donations for the Fun afternoon to be successful so please drop any of these items into the school office:
• pre-loved books/dvds/games/toys
• pre-owned school uniform
• raffle prizes
• cakes (please do not drop off until the morning of 7th July)

Summer Neon Disco: Thursday 14th July 6-8pm- Tickets went on sale this week and the children can’t wait to bring back one our favourite events of the year.

Transition Morning: Thursday 14th July
The whole school will be taking part in a transition morning when pupils will spend the whole morning with their new teachers in their new classrooms (for some!). New Reception parents will have received separate information about this event.

Year 6 Leavers Play and presentation: Thursday 21st July (afternoon)
Families of Year 6 pupils will be invited in to watch their children perform in the eagerly awaiting Year 6 play. The performance will be followed by a presentation as we bid our eldest pupils farewell and good luck with the next chapter!


Polruan Primary Academy  

Posted 01/07/2022
by Jane Wills

Week 34

This has been an amazing week. Lots of fantastic writing in our English lessons, where the Year 5/6 have been exploring metaphors, Show not Tell and application of semicolons to write some inspiring and very graphic pieces of writing. The Year 3/4 have also explored Show not Tell and used this to create images for the reader to bring their writing to life. We have completed all the plot points, have learnt to apply all the grammar and punctuation and experimented with different sentence types and structures so next week, we are ready to innovate and write the draft. 
In maths, we have continued with our individual year group learning journeys, completed 99 Club and the Year 4s found time to celebrate their amazing results from the Times Table Check.
In our wider curriculum subjects, we are continuing to study classification. This week, we moved from animals to plants and spent time getting to know different leaves from local trees and classifying these according to observable features. In art, we continued with our water colour work. We learnt how to create different textures and effects using  sea salt, clingfilm and tape. The final step has been to create our chosen marine animal using small pieces of the different water colour textures as a collage. Pictures to follow next week when they are done.
On Wednesday, we spent the day at the National Maritime Aquarium in Plymouth. We had an incredible day, learning and exploring the different habitats around our shores. The children were amazing - as always - and we are super proud of their curiosity, engagement and interest in finding out about new things.
Lots of pictures are attached below.
Next week, it is transition day on Monday, the Year 6s are going to Fowey, and we will be joined by our new Year 3s for the morning. 
On Thursday, the Year 6 children are going to Camel Creek Adventure Park. Please complete the consent forms and return to Mrs Sandy by Tuesday.
Thursday is Wild Tribe for the rest of the class, so please remember spare clothes.

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs W


Delaware Primary Academy   WB 27.6.22

Posted 01/07/2022
by Rachel Tomkins

This week the children have been learning to count money. They have been using their counting knowledge from counting in ones, twos, fives and tens to help them. We began a new literacy unit this week inspired by the book 'Tiddler'. The children have been using the tier 2 words 'captured' and 'struggled' in some fantastic sentences. 
In art, we began our printing unit. The children explored printing with paint using sponges, beads, numicon tiles and many other items. They thought about how much paint to use and how to apply it. 


Darite Primary Academy   What an amazing week!

Posted 01/07/2022
by Thomas Whipps

Amazing Activities and Learning. 

Wow! What a week it has been at Darite. Although the weather has been hit and miss, the children have been throwing themselves into learning.

Class 1 had an amazing Wild Tribe morning this week – thanks to Mrs Thomas for organising some amazing activities and the staff for running the session. Class 2 have been sculpting some amazing clay creations. I think David Hockney needs to watch out for the artists of the future.

Class 3 had an amazing activity week. The day at the beach was just the start with a day of Zorb football and a Nerf battle in the rain. I worked out that the children are much better at Nerf than I am. I’m glad there was some cover to hide behind! Watching the children at Adrenaline Quarry on Wednesday was a highlight. The support and encouragement they gave each other to face (and overcome) their fears was a testament to their maturity. Special credit goes to one Year 5 (who wishes to remain nameless) who stuck with their friend throughout the aqua park session, guiding and encouraging them to take part. Amazing. On Thursday they became rocket scientists, designing, building and flying rockets on a budget. Watch out ESA and NASA – Class 3 are coming! Friday saw a day of exploration on the moor above the village with rteam building games, history and generally enjoing the amazing countryside around us. Despite the many miles walked, the children were still ready for a party evening with pizza, popcorn, marshmallows and movies to name but a few! Thank you to all the parents and carers for their support with encouragement and transport in making the week possible.

Next week sees the Y6 transition days to secondary and, on Thursday, the trip to Sterts for Honk! Please make sure that you login to ParentPay to give permission and to pay the contribution towards the trip. The final 3 weeks of term are always packed with leavers assemblies, sports days and other events. Please make sure that you check the website and newsletters to keep yourself up to date with the events.


Delaware Primary Academy  

Posted 01/07/2022
by Jamie Clatworthy

Week Beginning Monday 27th June

This week we started writing our own version of the 'The Great Kapok Tree'. It was really nice to read all of their ideas and to see all of the writing skills we have learnt this year being used in their writing. In Maths we focused on converting units of measurements and in History we continued our work on the Mayans - learning how we can use primary and secondary sources to learn about their way of life. We examined various artefacts to see what we could discover.  


Wadebridge Primary Academy   Slip, stick and roll!

Posted 01/07/2022
by Sorrel Beckett


In English this week, we continued our learning journey based on the book ‘The secret of black rock’ – We covered a range of skills, looking at using adjectives, nouns, verbs and adverbs to describe a character, suffixes, time connectives and story sequencing. We have now planned our own version of the story. 2B are working on the ‘Snowy Mountain’ and 2W are creating their story called ‘The winding, wamping, willow tree’. We have now drawn story maps in preparation for next week, where we will start writing up our stories. These will go in our new English books going up to Year Three as our ‘Match it or better it’ pieces!!


In maths this week, we finished our learning journey of statistics. We finalised our learning with block diagrams and some children generated their own data and recorded it independently in their books. We then completed our end of unit assessments. We are so impressed by the progress we have made! Next week we will start our new learning journey of position and direction – We will use this skills linked with our topic in our map work, making us expert geographers.


This week in topic was extremely exciting, we were historians and learnt all about the tin mining industry. We then linked this learning to Art and created our own clay tin mines. We had to learn a range of techniques such as; rolling, pinching, mark making and using a slip to join. All of the tin mines were different, and had their own special touches from their creators. WATCH THIS SPACE – They will be coming home soon!

Our ‘WOW’ day is slowly approaching on Tuesday 19th July (Miss Beckett’s Birthday, WOOHOO) – Please come dressed to school in Cornish colours or Cornish Theme. We can’t wait to see your outfits!


In RE, we have been learning all about special places. This week in particular we learnt about synagogues – We had the chance to look at the different artefacts, as well as discuss some of our own special places. Next week we will be exploring mosques!

We now only have 3 weeks left, WOW!! Keep an eye on the blog for important dates that come up towards the end of term.

As always, have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards,

The Year Two Team 


Brunel Primary and Nursery Academy   Week ending 1st July

Posted 01/07/2022
by Suzanne Cooper

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you for suppporting the Brunel Friends Association's 'Shorts and Shades' fundraiser today. Everyone was in a holiday mood and looked as if they belonged on a beach even if the weather wasn't quite playing ball. The money will be put towards new sports kits for when our children are representing Brunel out in the community. Thank you to everyone who has come forward with offers of sponsorship. In addition to kits, we are also looking to purchase more gazebos and team banners so that we can proudly promote Brunel at all events, sporting or otherwise. Mr Knight will be contacting you soon with how you or your business could help.

You will have read in a previous email that we are also looking to change our PE kit from September 2022. In the past children have worn tee-shirts in the colour of their school teams, ready for sports day. As the children are now wearing kit into school on PE days we have decided to change the tee-shirt to a Brunel blue colour. Details of the full kit and stockists will be emailed out shortly.

We all had a fantastic day last weekend on Plymouth Hoe supporting Brunel's Field Gun Crew. The Crew were one of twenty teams competing in the Junior Field Gun competition as psrt of Armed Forces Day. Well done to all the children who worked brilliantly as a team and achieved an amazing second place in the 'least penalties' category, look out for the silver platter on display in reception. Thank you to Mr Knight, Mrs Newman and all the parents, carers and staff who came to cheer them on.

Today, Brunel's Bowling team are competing in the Cornwall Games at St Austell. They have performed incredibly well and are urrently competing in the semi-finals - look out for updates on Facebook and Twitter.

I hope to see you all at the Sports Day and Picnic taking place on the school field on Tiesday 5th July weather permitting. If your child requires a school packed lunch please order as usual via ParentPay.

Below are this week's Achievers, congratulations and well done to all who were chosen.

Have a lovely weekend


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