We have made it to the end of another week of remote learning. I have been incredibly impressed by the resilience and enthusiasm the children are displaying in their live lessons and it shows in the work they are producing. I would like the parents/carers to take some of the credit too as you have been expected to navigate the TEAMs online platform, submit work to teachers and be the parents – thank you for your support.
We have launched a shared project with the children in an assembly today. We would like each child to complete a jigsaw puzzle piece (template for these are attached to the class blogs) with drawings and pictures to reflect themselves. Once completed, please take a photo of this and email it to school, email@example.com. We will print all the pieces and make one big jigsaw for a display in school. This way we are reminded that even though we are apart at present, we are still one community.
Take care and stay safe,
Welcome back to another week of alternative learning. We will upload next day's learning grid and activities at the end of each day, ready for you to access the following morning. We will upload Monday's learning on Sunday night.
Mrs Barnett and Mrs Wills look forward to seeing you all for your TEAMS lessons so make sure you check class blogs for timings of these lessons.
You have all been amazing this week, putting up with numerous emails, phone calls and instructions daily - THANK YOU!
We could not ask for a better group of children and parents to share this experience with.
Take care and stay safe,
It has been a fun, interesting and at times challenging experience putting our Christmas play together this year. The children have, as always, been absolutely amazing and we are super proud of their efforts. There is something magical about Christmas in primary schools and even with all the challenging restrictions, we think we have managed to conjure up some Christmas spirit. We hope you enjoy the play and that it helps spread cheer and joy at home, just like it has for us here at school.
We wish you a safe and very merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in 2021.
Mrs Wills, Mrs Barnett, Ms Foster, Mrs Chasey and Mrs Sandy
It was absolutely wonderful to see so many of you joining us for our Christmas concert this afternoon. The children have enjoyed working with Mrs Butlin and I think you will agree it really showed in their enthusiastic singing today.
We hope that 2021 will allow us to put on more events so we can all share the talents and enthusiasm of the children.
Enjoy the recording.
We has a lovely day on Tuesday welcoming the month of December. The children spent the day creating Christmas themed art projects, carefully following step by step instructions both individually and with adults. The results were some fantastically creative Christmas decorations. We have displayed these in the classrooms and we can now say that the Christmas season has arrived at Polruan Primary.
As part of Tregeagle's enquiry "What's All the Fuss About Polruan?" the historian, Helen Doe, visited virtually on Tuesday afternoon.
The children had a long list of questions for Helen to answer and she did not disappoint. The children now know all about St Saviour's Chapel, the strike at the boys' school, the Blockhouse and the apparently very successful football team from Polruan Football Club among other fascinating facts about the village.
Please make sure you ask them to tell you more.
This week, we started our music sessions with Sally Butlin from the Music Hub. Sally will be with us for the next 12 weeks teaching both Canute and Tregeagle class. The children will learn how to drum using our African drums but also singing and general enjoyment of playing and listening to music. The children really enjoyed their first lesson with lots of smiles, enthusiasm and keen participation. Sally commented on how lovely all the children and of course, we agree with her.
Thanks to your generous donations for last Friday's Mufti day, we have managed to raise £45.50 for Children in Need to help support good causes - Thank You!
Have a lovely weekend.
I would like to thank you all for supporting our Christmas card fundraiser, we have managed to raise £43.70. We will use the money to buy resources for our Christmas Art Day on 1st December. We will be announcing our plans for more socially distanced Covid secure Christmas festivities over the coming weeks.
Have a lovely weekend,
I hope that you and the children have enjoyed the 1/2 term break, feel rested and are looking forward to the second part of the autumn term and the build up to Christmas.
I am sure you are all aware of the impending national lockdown in place from Thursday. We are pleased that this time round schools will be open to all pupils as the children's education, development and social interactions with one-another are so important. Rest assured that we will continue to ensure that health, hygiene and wellbeing of the children during this time will be our main priority.
Children in Need is on Friday 13th November. We will celebrate this with a non-uniform day and ask for donations to the Children in Need cause. If you are able to make a contribution, it would be gratefully received.
As we head towards this time of uncertainty, please be assured that we will do everything we can to ensure the children continue to learn, thrive, and achieve to their maximum. We have prepared to deliver online learning if the need arises, but let’s hope we can continue to come to school.
Stay safe and well and I look forward to seeing you all this week.
Best wishes, Mrs Wills
We have made it through the first half term of the school year, time has simply flown by. The children have been working with focus and determination and have covered an enormous amount of work, I am sure they are ready for a break.
Don't forget, we start serving hot meals again after half term, menus have been sent out to all parents and a copy is also on the website.
I hope you all have a well earned rest and have the opportunity to get out and about to enjoy our lovely surroundings.
Take care and stay safe,
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