Welcome to our Trust Newsletter where we share news, activity and achievements from our students and staff working at home and in school.
Many of our schools remain open for critical workers children and vulnerable children. Please see school websites for details.
Our Trust has grown to 28 schools across Cornwall and we now work with 6000 children and young people from Liskeard to Sennen. We were pleased to be the first multi academy trust in the country to be subject to an Ofsted summary evaluation in January 2019, which recognised our Trust as ‘one that schools want to join’.
Gulval School have made these awesome circles of wood and ply all cut up and burnt ready for their young learners in September!
Liskeard Hillfort Primary School say thank you to St Martin’s Church and Parti Cakes & Catering for their very kind delivery!
Gulval School say ‘thank you’ to Jonty for his beautifully written letter and presents for the school chickens. They loved the fruit so much!
Well done to Talitha at Liskeard Hillfort Primary School for highlighting road safety concerns down by her school! Talitha and her dad used their maths skills to observe the speed of cars travelling along a 100m stretch of the street and found that only 2 out of 20 cars were keeping to the limit.
In Spring term, Threemilestone Primary School’s Y2 children looked at hygiene and the importance of using antibiotics correctly. They entered a nationwide competition run by Pfizer where they had to create something to help everyone remember to use antibiotics responsibly. Veryan Class were lucky enough to have Harry win the competition and Amber be a runner-up!! Well done to both of you. Pfizer sent a video to congratulate both Harry and Amber and in the next academic year will be visiting the school to bring some amazing interactive sessions for all of the children to get involved with.
Fun Things To Do
Inspired by Blackwater School – Can you create a floral piece of artwork?
Inspired by Liskeard Hillfort – Can you design a flag for your very own kingdom?
Look at a map to find the continent of Europe. Choose 5 different countries in Europe and use a safe web browser to find out the typical breakfasts eaten in each one. Try out one a day or design your own buffet menu
Make a treasure hunt around your indoor or outdoor space. Hide 10 or more object and think of some clues that will help someone to find them. Write them down if you can. Alternatively, draw a map with a key and symbols.
Create a mashup creature. Take 2 animals and mash them together. Give it a name. Draw it. Describe where it lives, what it eats, is it magical, good or evil?
Visit a new country on Google Earth and look around. What can you see? How is it different from the place where you live? Find out some fun things you can do there
Design your own superhero! What will their costume look like and what special powers do they have?
Make your own bookmark.
Create art from mud, sticks, stones and other outdoor things.
Learn to count to 10 or say “hello” in different languages.
A great time to get your things in order! Colour coordination, height, teddies, clothes, toys – there are so many things to organise!
Now is a great time to get creative and make a scrapbook – photo’s, timeline, accomplishments – there are lots of ideas!
Let your kids paint your nails and you do theirs – Alternatively, get creative and cut out some hands from paper or card and let them get creative.
Hold a fashion show in your home – You may even find some clothes hidden somewhere you forgot existed. Fun for the kids and a great way to clear out the wardrobe!
It’s a beautiful summers day – Make a fruit juice and put on some summer tunes. You can also get everyone in bathing suits and flip flops and fill the tub to “go swimming”.
From Your Headteacher
A Message from our CEO
Since April we have been sharing a newsletter featuring some of the amazing achievements of pupils at our schools from across Cornwall, with links to resources to help make home learning a little easier to manage for parents and carers. Teachers in all our school have gone above and beyond to continue to support learning throughout this unsettling time. In addition to the provision for the families of key workers, more recently many children and young people have been able to come back into their schools to re-engage with their friends, their teachers and the day-to-day routines of school life.
As this is the last newsletter of the summer term, I have taken the opportunity to share my heartfelt thanks to all the teachers, leaders and support teams who have been supporting children in a multitude of different ways, and to thank all the parents and carers who have shared their appreciation for the efforts of our amazing staff team across all our schools. I also want to extend a special ‘thank you’ to Jamie-Leigh Harrington, our Trust Digital Marketing Apprentice who has expertly pulled these newsletters together each week and worked with all our schools to feature their activities and images.
I hope that you continue to stay safe, to enjoy our fabulous outdoors in Cornwall and have a well-earned rest over the summer.
Dr Jenny Blunden OBE
St Just School
St Just Primary School have been announced as one of the winners of the Young Peoples Award 2020!!
Years 3 & 4 at St Just Primary School have been awarded joint first prize for the songs they wrote and performed as part of a project with Geevor Tin mine. Class teacher, Anthony Matthews said, “Everyone at St Just School is extremely proud of the children who took part in the performances. The children loved the mining topic and showed suck an enthusiastic approach to all areas of their learning. The children will be thrilled to receive the Gorsedh award.”
Blackwater Community Primary School have created this beautiful COVID snake! If you’re passing the area, make sure to add your own pebbles! “Thank you to everyone involved to celebrate our community and the positive memories of this time.”
Green, Yellow, Orange and Blue Classes at Gulval School were welcomed back to an amazing adventure day at school! “We were blown away by the resilience, leadership, positivity, kindness as well as the skills the children developed.”
Berrycoombe School’s Year 6 leavers were delighted to receive their beautiful leavers hoodies! The Year 6 children usually complete a business project to help raise money to pay for these, but sadly the school have been unable to do it this year. However, a HUGE thank you has been said to Mrs King and everyone who has supported the PTA over the last year! They have kindly stepped in to buy these for the leavers this year ensuring that the children didn’t miss out.
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