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Staying safe online 

Many of us are online a lot more at the moment, and while there are many benefits to this method of communication, there are also cautions too. 

Please visit our online safety resources page for tips using various games/platforms.


Week beginning 8/6/20 

More children back at school!

We hope everyone has had a good week, even if the beautiful weather has disappeared. This week, some of year 1 have returned to school. It was lovely to see them confidently coming in to school and getting back in to a routine. The year 6s survived their first week back and enjoyed making fizz, pop rockets on Tuesday and have created some very inventive games that we can play!

We are now 12 weeks in and you may find things getting harder, not easier. If you need us, please send us an email or give us a ring and we can talk through things with you. 

The Cornwall Virtual School Games will take place from 22nd-26th June where pupils will be able to take part in different sports based activities throughout the week and record their scores each day. However they can start to practice the challenges from 8th June as they will be released throughout the week. The Cornwall Virtual School Games has been designed with wellbeing in mind. Each day, they will be encouraging children and young people to think about how the activities they are taking part in support and promote one of the 5 ways to wellbeing.  Visit Cornwall School Games Facebook page to keep up to date. I'll send more details of how you can get involved next week.

Don't forget to contact us if you need anything! Have a good week 


Back to School  

Summer is here! 

Normally this term, we would be looking forward to trips, sleepovers, performances, sports days ... but not this year, sadly. This year our final half term is looking very different to usual. 

Today we have welcomed
some more children back to school. It was lovely to see some more smiley faces arriving at the door and hearing about what they have been doing at home. I have been blown away by some of the work I have seen that children have doing and hearing about what they have learnt. Parents - you are doing an amazing job and we thank you for supporting your children’s learning at home in so many different ways.

Don’t forget all classes can access a programme to share their work with us: Little Foresters use Tapestry and Jays/Eagles use Seesaw. These programme give us the chance to give children feedback on their work and see what they are up to. If you’re not using these programmes and would like logon details let us know. 

There is a link on the website homepage with lots of information about COVID19 and some links to websites/ organisations that you may find useful. 

Hopefully everyone received their school report before half term, if you didn’t please let us know. 

We we will keep you updated about which pupils we are open to and when. We are balancing numbers, staffing, space and safety, so please bare with us. 

Mrs Couchman is back on the front desk, so please feel free to ring to speak to us. She will be in every morning and will try and give you any help you need or just have a catch up! We are on our emails everyday so can answer any questions, or if you would like us to give you a call to discuss anything we are more than happy to do this, just get in touch. 

Stay in touch, stay safe and we hope to see you soon (photo taken from before social distancing) 


Week beginning 11/4/20 


We are sure that like us, you have lots of questions following the Prime Minister's announcement last night. At the moment, for us in school, there is no change to the guidance, so we will be continuing to operate as we have over the last few weeks. We will continue to provide essential child care for key worker families as well as vulnerable children. The message remains that it is safer to stay at home. We appreciate this is a confusing time. Once we have received further information and reviewed the guidance on how to manage a safe, phased return we will of course keep you informed. Please stay safe and take care.


Week beginning 4/5/20 

Updates and Links 

We hope everyone is well and coping with this strange situation we find ourselves in. Remember, if you need us we are here to help, so please send as an email and we will get back to you. 

Hopefully you are finding the resources on the class pages useful. There are so many fantastic resources online to try, if you find something useful let us know so we can share with others. It has been wonderful to see updates from lots of families on Tapestry and Seesaw. We have seen lots of happy faces of children doing some fantastic activities at home with their families. 

We recognise that spending this much time at home is not always easy. Below I have added some links to websites where you can support and advice

To keep up to date with support for families, you could follow the children and families social media feeds at:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TFFCornwall
Twitter: www.twitter.com/TFFCornwall
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tffcornwall

Family Information Service
The Family information service offers advice and guidance for children aged 0-25. Tel: 0800 587 8191 or 01872 323535 (these numbers can take messages)

Mental health and well-being government links: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing

Multi-agency Referral unit (For urgent safeguarding concerns): Telephone 0300 1231 116 E-mail multiagencyreferralunit@cornwall.gov.uk
Notes: For urgent referrals after 17:15 or at the weekend call the Out of Hours Service on 01208 251 300

Please reach out if you need us, we are here to help 


New Term  

It's now the summer term. 

We hope everyone managed to enjoy some of the sunshine at home over Easter. 

Please use the class pages to find activities and resources for pupils over the coming weeks. We are uploading suggestions for you to try, but if you have your own plan, go for it!

Don't forget to make the most of what is around you - build dens, go on bug hunts, identify plants,  learn about doing chores, cooking etc.

If you need anything get in touch! 


School Closure  

Saying Goodbye and Accessing Work

Friday was a very surreal day and one that I'm sure we will all remember. We are as disappointed as you all will be with the news, however, we understand why we have to close and are committed to playing our part in preventing the spread of the disease. 

Our role as a school now is to support you as much as possible with the educational and emotional care of your children whilst they are unable to attend school. To help you with this, we will be using the class pages to share ideas, resources and information. This is the page where we write class blogs for you.  You have already received packs for each class which should support you through the first week. We have also sent parents links to good website, which we will continue to update. 

Do not worry about work and we understand that for many parents who have more than one child and where you have to work from home for example, completing learning with your child will be difficult every day. 

Please remember that there are many ways to learn. Reading books, watching films, playing board games, looking for worms, building dens and completing jigsaws are all valuable learning experiences.

I would like to thank the staff in school for their quick gathering of work as due to the nature of the school. The staff will continue to add new work as needed and we would love to hear about any of the work that you have been completing when the school opens again. 

Feel free to email us if you have any questions, we will always reply as soon as we can. You can either email me at head@lanliveryprimary.co.uk, especially if you have a general question or comment, or if your message is about learning and content on the Class page for your child, please email the class teacher using their initial and surname followed by @lanliveryprimary

Finally, thank you so much for your patience, support and response to our increasingly challenging situation over this last week. We have been overwhelmed by the positive comments. This is a difficult and unknown time for us all, so from our amazing Lanlivery Primary community, I send our love and best wishes and we hope that you can all stay safe, fit and well in the coming weeks and months.  Please stay safe. 




World Book Day 

We celebrated World Book day on Friday. Everyone came dressed as their favourite book characters. We had 4 Mary Poppins, several Harry Potters, a couple of Cat in the Hats, an ugly sister and may more! Children had a chance to explore books and talk about reading. They all have a £1 book token to spend on a new book. Reading is the most important skill we teach at school as it allows children to access the rest of the curriculum. It is vital that children enjoy and love to read, so going to the book shop to find a book to spend their voucher on is a fantastic opportunity to get pupils excited about books! 


St Piran's Day  

Soggy and Mousehole Cat Art Day

On Thursday it was St Piran's Day; we decided to hold an art day to celebrated some Cornish Stories. We used the story Mixed to start the day - this story talks about with only three colours but in the end their are thousands of colours as the three colour towns have mixed. From this story we learnt all about colours - primary, secondary, tertiary, warm, cool, complementary as well as tones and shades. Each class then created art linked to their Cornish story. We also enjoyed pasties for lunch!


Year 3 and 4  

Dance Festival 

On Wednesday, the year 3 and 4 dance group - Lanlivery Legends, visited Penrice School to take part in a dance festival. Last half term they had a series of dance classes with Harvey to prepared them for their performance. On the day they took part in a variety of dance workshops before their big performance. They were fantastic and performed with confidence. Well done everyone. 


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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.

From June 15th 2020, Lanlivery Primary is open only for children of key workers, vulnerable groups, reception, year 1 and Year 6 children. We will update parents and carers regularly as the situation changes.

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