Newsletter 21 - 12.05.20






A word from the Principal...


This week we have welcomed back a number of children from Reception, Y1 and Y6 in line with

Government guidance. The transition has gone really smoothly and both staff and children have

really enjoyed the small group working. Numbers are steadily increasing, so if your child is in one of

the eligible year groups, please let me know if you would like them to attend school so I can ensure

we have appropriate plans in place. As numbers continue to grow, there is a possibility that we will

reach capacity as we are not prepared to put the health of our children or staff at risk by relaxing

our procedures.

It’s been great to see how well the Zoom meetings are going in your children’s classes, so I would

strongly suggest you and your child get involved with these as it’s a great way to stay in touch during

these difficult times. I attended the Y6 Zoom quiz this week, which was great as both Y6 bubbles

were involves and several children also connected from home. The questions were devised by

Jacob and Isaac and were perfectly pitched, It was really good fun and would only have been better

if Mati hadn’t snatched victory from me by 1 point!

Moving forward, we will continue to offer provision for our Key Worker children as well as Reception,

Y1 and Y6 in school, whilst maintaining our online home learning for all year groups. With the numbers

increasing as they, it is unlikely that we will be able to offer a school return to any additional

year groups, but we will keep you updated if this changes.

If there is anything that we can do to make the current situation easier for you, please let me know

and thank you for your ongoing support.

Stay safe,

Mr Adam Anderson


Home Learning...

The Early Year’s children have been working incredibly hard again this week.

This week’s story was Commotion in the Ocean and they had great fun describing

the animals, finding the rhyming words and making up their own poems.

The children have conducted science experiments to learn all about salt water

density! They have researched the underwater habitats of different animals

and learnt all about the layers of the ocean.

They have been very creative making under the sea animals and I have enjoyed

finding out what their one wish would be if they found a magical shell. I

love this one “to come back to school and cuddle everyone”.

Home learning...

This week has been another very busy week in Year 1! We have loved welcoming

some of you back to school and have been very proud of how well you have

returned. You have enjoyed working in your new ‘bubbles’ and have been having

lots of fun with your friends. Those of you who haven’t come back yet are

still working really hard and it looks like you are having lots of fun at home! We

have loved watching your videos of you singing Incy Wincy Spider and finding

ancient things around your homes. Some of you have even been busy growing

the seeds you planted in science. Well done Year 1 for another great week -

keep up all your hard work, you are superstars!

Home learning...

This week Year 2 have been focusing on the story The lighthouse Keepers

Lunch. The children have learnt about lighthouse and have used their map

skills to locate some lighthouses around Cornwall. They have written diary

entries using time adverbials, designed their own lighthouses and some people

have even visited beaches near lighthouses! They have also been learning

to tell the time. On Tuesday we had a lovely Zoom catch up and played some


Well done Class 2, you are working so hard, keep up the good work!

Home learning...

Year 3 have been exploring rainforests further by looking at their layers and the habitat

it provides for some of the wildlife in them. We also compared the Amazon rainforest

with Sherwood forest to see similarities and differences in size, wildlife and features.

Class 3 have also designed their own chocolate room for art which relates directly to

our story this term “Charlie and the Chocolate factory”. Some of the designs made my

mouth water.

Home Learning...

The children have learnt all about different creatures that live in the oceans this

week, discovering the weird and wonderful world of the deep sea! The children

researched layers of the ocean and made information pages about animals

that live there and how they survive. Their art skills also shone this week, with

some fabulous drawings of seahorses, aquariums and octopus! I was really

impressed with some of the extra learning that has taken place outside of the

classroom including Gracie’s awesome cooking skills and a very thought provoking

poem from Sofia. Keep it up everyone!

Home learning...

Class 5 have been working so hard; they have been learning lots of new skills and

information. The children have also been teaching Mrs Martin-Laity loads of new information

that she didn’t know before! They have been creating their own information

texts linked to their interests. There has been a wide range of texts from Liverpool

FC, dinosaurs, sharks and foods from around the world; they have been very interesting

to read. Another area the children have been looking into is endangered species

around the world. An endangered species is a species that is very likely to become

extinct in the near future. Endangered species may be at risk due to factors such as

habitat loss, poaching and invasive species. They created images and information

about an endangered species of their choice and made it very clear that they need


Home learning...

What a fantastic week Year 6 have had! It has been lovely to see so many of

them back in school and those at home working so hard. The children at school

have enjoyed their ‘bubbles’ and have adapted to the new routines of school

so well. We even enjoyed a virtual quiz with both bubbles, children from home

and Mr Anderson. It was lovely to feel as though most of the class were back

together again. This week, Year 6 has been focusing on the book The Explorer

by Katherine Rundell. We have enjoyed reading the book and even had a go at

designing a new front cover as well as creating a ‘survival list’ for if we were

stuck in the Amazon Rainforest. Some children have also entered into The Ickabog

competition where they are in with a chance of their drawing being published

in J K Rowling’s new book. The entries look amazing and they should be

so proud of how much effort and detail they have put into them. Well done to

all of Year 6 on how well you have adapted to this new week and your continued

hard working and positive attitude!

A word from the Principal...

Jake N.

is awarded this certificate for achieving

1 st



in the last 30 days

out of everyone in

Year 1, Year 2



Ellis C.

1 st

Biggest Increase in Correct answers

over the last 7 days

Year 3, Year 4

10 / Jun / 2020

A word from the Principal...

Alex C.

1 st

Biggest Increase in Correct answers

over the last 7 days

Year 5, Year 6

10 / Jun / 2020

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