Head's Blog

23rd February 2024

This half term has already got off to a good start with years 5 and 6 years having a virtual meeting with some French children who attend primary School in Ors in Northern France. The children sang a song together about what makes them happy - the same things such as football and pets! They then asked each other questions. Y5 and Y6 found out that the French children start school at 8:30 and stay till 4pm but are only in school for 4 days a week. They don't wear uniform, have a one-and-ahalf-hour lunch break and 4 courses for lunch, and learn English every day.

Our new enquiries have been launched:
Chaipel: How does North America compare to Europe?
Talland: How have our lives been changed by the Victorians?
Landaviddy: How can the force be with you? Penhallow: What happens in Spring?

World Book Day It has been great to hear that many of the children have already turned their wooden spoon into their favourite book character for our World Book Day competition. We have spare spoons in school if needed. School Council has asked that on World Book Day (7th March) children come dressed as their spoon (ie their favourite character) or in PJs with a teddy and their favourite book.

Looe Mini Miler  Looe Mini Miler, a fun run, takes place at 10am (Registration 9am-9.40am) on Sunday 25th February. The race which is organised by the Looe Pioneers is suitable for children aged 4 and above. Details are on the attached flyer, please note there are no entries on the day.

Menu Change 5th March To celebrate St Piran’s day on Tuesday 5th March there will be a special menu, please see menu attached and log in to Parentpay to make your child’s selection by Monday 26th February.

Parent Consultations Parent consultations will be held week of 18th March either in person or on TEAMS. We will email you next week with information regarding times and dates when your child’s teacher will be available and how to book an appointment.

WeAreMusic (WAM) Pupils from year 3 to year 6 are welcome to attend the WAM music ensemble, led by Mrs Butlin at Looe Community Academy (Music Department) on Tuesdays 4:15-5pm. The first four sessions are free then it is £3 per week. Please contact Mrs Butlin direct on sbutlin@cmst.co.uk if your child is interested.

Have a good weekend.

Mrs Hillman

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Polperro Primary Academy is a happy and thriving School for children aged 2 to 11 years and is often described as ‘somewhere special’ by visitors, parents and children alike. We currently have 102 children on roll across four classes and our pre-school nursery, and provide a seamless transition between nursery and primary school. In addition to our creative and well-qualified teaching staff, we have excellent teaching assistants who work across the school supporting and enhancing children’s learning. All of these staff are dedicated to providing pupils with quality learning opportunities and take immense pride in their work and in doing the best job they can to support the school.

We are very proud of the successes of our school, of the excellent relationships we have with families and friends within our community and of the governors, staff and children who work hard to make our school a happy place where we can learn together in friendship. We are proud of our academic results and are committed to continuing to raise standards and to providing an effective, inspiring education for all of our children. We hope that the close cooperation and partnership between school and home will enhance and support your child’s development throughout these important early years.

The stars of our school are of course, the children themselves and very few visitors fail to comment on their politeness, energy and enthusiasm. I feel very privileged and proud to lead their learning.

We very much hope you find this website useful and informative and please to not hesitate to contact either myself, or a member of my team, should you need any further information.

Anthea Hillman - Polperro Primary Academy Head


Head of School:
Mrs Anthea Hillman

PL13 2JJ

01503 272249

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