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Exciting New Delivery 

Posted: 12/11/2019
Lauren Howell

Sparkling New Books!!

Our new reading scheme has arrived. We are very grateful to the PTA for all the hard work as all the money raised last years has enabled us to purchased this fantastic new resource. The new scheme is closely matched to our phonics programme allowing pupils to use their decoding skills to read the whole book. We hope you enjoy sharing these books at home. 

 


Fundraising  

Posted: 06/11/2019
Lauren Howell

Heli-Heroes

On the last day of term, our new school council organised their first fundraiser. The children organised a wear red day, splat the school council and a cake sale to raise funds for the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust. We aimed to raise over £100 so our school name could go on the new helicopter and we raised £203.20, which is fantastic. Thank you to everyone who supported the events. 

 


New Season  

Posted: 17/10/2019
Lauren Howell

Cross Country 

It was the first race of the new season this week. As traditional we had a fantastic group of enthusiastic runners, some who were participating in their first race. All were eager and confident and did a fantastic job. We even managed to win two medals. Well done. The next race is in November and I know we have at least two more runners to join the team. Keep up the good work. 

 


In the paper 

Posted: 17/10/2019
Lauren Howell

Reception Stars 

Our new reception group were in the paper this week. It's lovely to have such a big group of pupils starting primary school with us. Their first half term has gone so fast. They have learnt lots of new sounds, found out about numbers, explored the forest and played with each other brilliantly. Keep up the good work! 

 


Reading 

Posted: 11/10/2019
Lauren Howell

Shared Reading

To finish the week, children across key stage 1 and two had the opportunity to share a book. Pupil’s grouped together and found a spot to enjoy a story. Also this week we had our first visit from the library van. The school council got to pick 60 books to add to our library. We are excited to be involved with the library service this year and are looking forward to adding some fantastic new texts to our library. Watch this space!

 


Buddies 

Posted: 09/10/2019
Lauren Howell

Playground Superstars

Eight children in key stage 2 have volunteered to take a very important role; they are becoming buddies. Today we role played different scenarios in the playground that they can help and manage. Children have different duty days, their photos will be up in classrooms so others know who can help them that day. They are also looking forward to doing some first aid training after half term to become “budaiders,” 

 


Climate Change  

Posted: 06/10/2019
Lauren Howell

Luci and Nick Visit 

Over the last two weeks we have had the pleasure to welcome two visits. Firstly, Luci Issacson visited with her electric car. She spoke to children about the changes we could make to make a difference - she introduced them to 10 pledges. The next week Nick Hart visited to follow up on Luci's visit and asked them which pledges would be easiest/ most difficult to achieve. He finished by asking us where 'away' was - when we throw things away. One of our pupils got it right when they said it didn't exist and won themselves a reusable metal bottle. 
Next we will be working with a musician to try and write a song linked to what we have learnt so far about climate change. 

 


New Year  

Posted: 18/09/2019
Lauren Howell

New Beginnings 

We have had a lovely start to the new year; all classes have been busy learning and enjoying their new classes! 
We have fresh line paintings on the playground that children have been enjoying at playtimes and lunchtimes. 
This year we are really focusing on our reading, please read as much as you can with your children at home it really helps them at school. 

 


Carnival  

Posted: 21/07/2019
Lauren Howell

Ugly Bug Ball

On Saturday, the Little Foresters took to the streets of Par for the annual carnival. This year we chose the theme of ugly bug ball. Children dressed as bees, bugs and butterflies and looked great. We won Category six and retained our trophy from last year! 

 


Questionnaire  

Posted: 21/07/2019
Lauren Howell

Parent feedback 

We would like to thank you for taking the time to complete our Summer 2019 parent questionnaire. We have collated the information, you have kindly provided and can now share the results with you. Your comments and suggestions help to support the school and Trust in their continued effort to improve and develop areas within current systems to enrich parental communications and reach out to wider audiences. Here are just a few of your comments, so thank you once again for your valuable contribution.

Next Steps 

In September, we will work on class pages on the website to add homework grids, spelling lists, topic information and additional links to help parents support their children at home. 

 


End of year show 

Posted: 18/07/2019
Lauren Howell

Battle of the Bands 

Tonight was the night we finally performed our summer play - battle of the bands. This year the children in Eagles wrote the script themselves and there was a grand total of 14 songs! It was definitely more of a marathon than a sprint! With silly string and confetti it was a messy experience too. The pupils sang beautifully and performed with confidence, they did themselves proud. Well done

 


Trips and Sleepover  

Posted: 15/07/2019
Lauren Howell

Lets Sleep at School

After a beautiful day at Camel Creek, where we braved the water rides, saw lots of animals and soared in to the sky on Vertigo, year reception to year 6 were invited to a sleepover at school. Key stage 2 camped in the forest and key stage 1 set up camp in the classroom. This event is the highlight of the year, the children love the opportunity to be responsible and independent and spend the night away from home. Not a lot of sleep was had, but lots of memories were made!

 


Sports Day  

Posted: 12/07/2019
Lauren Howell

Blues Triumph Again!

The weather was on our side for sports day this year. The little Foresters had a successful morning competing in different events organised by the year 6. The year 1 - 6 had a beautiful afternoon in the sunshine participating in our traditional races. For the fourth year running, blues were victorious. Well done to everyone for having a go.

 


St Austell Garden Festival  

Posted: 20/06/2019
Lauren Howell

A Garden in a Suitcase 

Pupils entered the St Austell Gardens festival competition for schools. They had to plant and design a garden suitcase. Pupils worked together with their friends in their class to create the final product. They were taken to St Austell to be displayed and judged. We are pleased to say Jays class won 3rd prize. Well done to you, and Mrs Turner who helped you with your garden. 

 


Brass Concert 

Posted: 20/06/2019
Lauren Howell

Cornwall Regimental Museum Project

Pupils in Eagle class have been involved in a project since Christmas with the museum in Bodmin. They performed in St Petroc’s Church alongside Bugle School and Lostwithiel Training Band. It has been a great opportunity to try new things, build confidence and work as a team.

 


Eagle Class Trip 

Posted: 23/05/2019
Lauren Howell

Bodmin Regimental Museum

Eagle class spent the day at Bodmin Regimental Museum to find out about the War for their question - Will I survive the war? The had the chance to experience life in the trenches, stand to attention, explore the artefacts and sing songs from the past. The children asked some great questions and found out about soldiers from Cornwall. We were really grateful for the museums contribution towards the transport costs.

 


Special Visit 

Posted: 21/05/2019
Lauren Howell

Fire brigade visit to teach us about safety 

On Monday, Bodmin fire fighters visited to teach us about their job and their equipment. The children loved sitting in the engine, using and hose and listening to the stories. One highlight was watching them drive off with the lights and siren on. The children had a fantastic experience and were very grateful to the crew for giving up their time.

 


Wow lesson! 

Posted: 21/05/2019
Lauren Howell

Fire - Friend or Foe 

Jays class have been learning about the Great Fire of London. They made houses for homework and today they were used to recreate the great fire. Eagles class and Little Foresters joined them to watch what happened. Lots of children in Eagles Class were recalling what happened when they created there Fire of London when they were in key stage 1. It was fantastic!

 


End of season 

Posted: 15/05/2019
Lauren Howell

Celebrating Sporting Achievement

This week, we were thrilled to celebrate the success of several pupils. Many of our pupils are members of sporting teams outside of school and this week saw the end of the season and presentation of awards. In the under 9s rugby team our pupils won the three awards - most improved player, player of the year and player’s player. Plus in football Rocky’s Team won the cup. Well done to all of them who have committed to their team, worked hard and been so successful. Keep it up!

 


Feast Week  

Posted: 15/05/2019
Lauren Howell

Scarecrow Competition 

It's Feast Week and the annual scarecrow competition. Little Foresters had been learning about the story - The Scarecrows' Wedding and used this to inspire their creation. They worked together and make and dress their models. The creations are now standing proudly in the front garden for all to see! Well done!

 


Reading  

Posted: 12/05/2019
Lauren Howell

Where would you read a book?

With the sun shining and after a busy week, Eagle class decided it was time to explore different areas to enjoy a book. Reading a book on a desk and chair is not very comfortable, so we gave pupils the chance to find some good spots in the forest to enjoy reading. Where will we read next?

 


Year 1 and 2 Competition  

Posted: 02/05/2019
Lauren Howell

Athletics Success 

On Monday, Year 1 and 2 competed in a Mid Cornwall athletics competition at Par Track. They had to throw, jump and run. The scores and times were added up to find the winner. We are proud to say one of our pupils won the girls competition, which is a fantastic achievement. They all showed confidence, determination and resilience and represented the school brilliantly. Well done! It's key stage 2's turn next! 

 


Little Foresters  

Posted: 02/05/2019
Lauren Howell

Let's write!

Pre school and reception filled the writing area this morning and were bust on the whiteboards drawing pictures and writing sentences. The reception children taught the children in pre school how to use the sound mats to find the right sounds. Well done reception!

 


New challenges 

Posted: 29/04/2019
Lauren Howell

Sailing at Polkerris

Year 5 started their sailing lessons this week. They will go sailing every week for 6 weeks. It is a great opportunity to learn a new sport, build confidence and find new talents. Already, children have overcome their fears. Several children were anxious about their first session, but returned to school full of confidence and excited for next week’s session.

 


Key Stage 2 learning together 

Posted: 29/04/2019
Lauren Howell

How does our heart work?

This afternoon, year 3 joined Eagles class to participate in their science lesson. We were learning all about the heart and other parts of the circulatory system. It was a great opportunity for Eagle class to teach year 3 all about it. They made life size 3D model to show how it worked. Children were fantastic at using all the scientific vocabulary to explain the process.

 


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