After enjoying the stories of Zog the dragon by Julia Donaldson, Nursery, Reception and Year 1 have created a MEGAROAR!
The Rev'd Joachim Foot has got in contact with school to tell us about an assembly video that he would like to share with our Polwhele pupils and families. Rev'd Foot is the Team Rector for Probus, Ladock, Grampound with Creed and St Erme. He visits us once every half term to lead an assembly for the Prep school children. His video can be found here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/oBa2AVCN9L
The special post has been started to be received by our Y5 - Y8 pupils so we will be going ahead with our meetings today (Tuesday 5 May).
Year 5-8 Polwhelers
This week we planned something special for you – which Mrs Mann was really looking forward to. In the post this week will arrive a letter with an invitation. However, the Post Office closed early yesterday and we couldn’t get them into the post until Saturday morning.
The plan was scheduled for Tuesday of this week (5th May). With the postal delay, please wait a week and we’ll re-schedule for 12th May.
Sorry that this all sounds cloak and dagger – but you will understand when your letter arrives!
As we start the next week of our unique term, we would like to say a huge ‘well done’ to all our children.
The EYFS children have been busy getting to grips with their new learning platform, Seesaw, and the rest of the school has continued to get to grips with the Microsoft Teams program. Last week we sent out log-ins to all our Y2 – Y8 pupils for two educational sites, ReadTheory and Times Tables Rock Stars/Numbots which will support your children’s development in basic skills.
We hope that the different tasks and activities, spread across the curriculum, from focused maths, English and science to the freedom of project work, music and drama have something for everyone to enjoy as well as learn. Taking time to learn and develop skills off-screen is important to everyone’s health and we advocate a balance of on-screen and non-screen time. Taking time to get outside is also extremely beneficial, having a break, and then being in an improved position to continue any learning.
So far, the work that has been handed in has been excellent with clear effort being put into every piece. We know that you know your child best and each of our families has its own personal circumstances that dictate what is and is not possible in their home. Please set your own limits and expectations as to what is achievable in your home and contact your child’s form tutor or teacher to discuss any concerns or worries. We want to support you as best we can, from a distance.
We have all enjoyed sharing your successes and looking at the Pre-prep Celebrate page and Prep Shoutouts. We think of you all every day and want all our pupils to know that will miss seeing them; seeing their smiles; feeling their energy and enthusiasm and watching them grow, but we are looking forward to seeing you all again soon.
Take care and please do not hesitate in contacting us as needed.
The new 'Enquiry' Grid is now online on each class page. If you complete any of the activities please email pictures or work to your form tutor or Mrs Topsey-Eaton so that they can be shared with The Woodland Trust and we can continue to put forward evidence for our 'Green Tree School Award'.
We were really delighted to give your children a chance to meet and chat each morning – we all know how important it is for their mental health and also that friendship is one of the joys our children really relate to when they are with us. However, recently we have noticed that they are chatting during lessons – which is something we dissuade them from as it distracts from their studies.
We are reminding the children as it happens but it would be helpful if parents and teachers had a common line of ‘no chat during lesson times’ (unless the teacher has asked that they discuss something). They can obviously chat when lessons are not happening but, as has been mentioned, any chat should be monitored.