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Polperro Primary Academy  

Posted 26/07/2022
by Emily Randle

Happy hols!

Hey, Tallanders - WE MADE IT!

What a fabulous last week of term we've had!!

Our transition day went very well on Tuesday. We have all begun to get used to our new classes and new friends for next year. We have been learning to tell time to the nearest five minutes and confidence is definately growing!

We ended the week with a lovely art session with Sean, creating fish using abstract acrylic painting techniques. Don't they look just amazing?! Our class party was a well-deserved end to the proceedings and our class photo says it all, a lovely bunch of people maked up Talland 2021-22.

Summer Home Learning suggestions:
In order for the children to keep up with their current learning, they have taken home a pack of spelling activities. Please encourage them to do these (on a wet, drizzly summer's day) as we all know the saying, "use it or loose it".  Also, remember to keep up with times table practice and read for five minutes every day. 

If you should have a trip or a memorable day out this summer, please encourage your child to write a recount of this, or keep a summer diary which they could share with the class in September,   this would support their literacy and handwriting skills as well.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support this year, working together is key to success.
Take care and have a fabulous and well-deserved summer break!

Miss Randle, Mr Bishop and Mrs Evered.


Brunel Primary and Nursery Academy  

Posted 25/07/2022
by Alexander Knight

This year, Pendower have 'stormed' it.

We started the year with a thunder storm and a few tears and we have finished the same way,  but in between we have achieved so much.  We have learned together, written, drafted and edited some fabulous work.  Practiced our maths from place value through to algebra.  We've been Vikings, studied timelines, coded, competed and been creative.  And through it all, you've been amazing.

Keep on being Pendowerful,

Mr Knight and Mrs McNeil.


Wadebridge Primary Academy   Friday 22 July

Posted 22/07/2022
by Caroline Lucock

We made it! 

Timings and Dates for September 2022
Before we talk about what has happened this week and last, please note that we start back in September on TUESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER with the gates opening at 0825.  Gates close in the morning at 0840. End of day times stay the same (1440 for EYFS and KS1 and 1450 for KS2). We cannot wait to see you!

Year 6
It has been a very busy week for some – Year 6s especially, but it has been a fantastic year in SO many ways and we were all very emotional when we all lined up this afternoon to send them on their journey to secondary school. They performed the The Greatest Showman wonderfully on Tuesday of this week and they thoroughly enjoyed preparing and then taking part in the end of Primary School Prom last night.  Today, they played a vital part in our Tribute to Mrs Berridge Send Off and were fabulous when they were walking through our Guard of Honour. We will miss them but we hope to see many of them soon and we know that they are going to be brilliant. They have had a tough few years and both their work and their smiling faces (and their FABulous play) show just how far they have come. We wish them the very best in their very bright futures.  

Mrs Berridge
31 years and still going smiling! Today we said a very fond farewell to Mrs Berridge, who has been at the school since it opened in 1991. After our end of year Shining Stars assembly, we celebrated Mrs Berridge’s time at WPA with a special tribute which involved, the Choir, Mrs Halpin reading a poem that she had composed, the whole school singing a rousing and very spine-tingling version of ‘From Now On’, a fantastic ‘who do you think they are?’ quiz, which was filled with photos of staff pictures from 1991. It was great fun, and really entertaining! Mrs Berridge then gave her tribute of an Ode to WPA, which was followed by photos and snippets of past staff members who had sent in video messages for Mrs Berridge, and lastly, our own current staff singing and miming along to our very own special (!) version of Dancing Queen. The staff video will hopefully be uploaded to both the website and Facebook, so please do keep an eye out for it! 

My very favourite thing, though, was how well all of the WPA pupils sat, listened and joined in. They were FANTASTIC and we are very proud of all of them.

We will miss Mrs Berridge more than we can say, but we hope to see her in to help with some readers soon.

Last week was Art and Creative week and we certainly did a LOT of creative things. Mrs Keat, our Art Leader, has written: 
Art Week
This week has been ‘Art Week’ at WPA and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their arty activities.  ‘Water, water everywhere’ was one of the given themes that the children and teachers used as inspiration for their work.
Throughout the week, pupils experienced a full range of artistic disciplines and produced some highly creative pieces.  Reception explored a range of textiles to create a beautiful collaged heart.  They looked at warm and cool colours and thought carefully about how to layer the materials together. Year 1 worked with woven paper to make colourful fish and took great care to ensure their patterns were accurately made.   Year 2 were inspired by the fishy theme too.  They used the collage artist and author, Clare Youngs to help them create their own work.  They used stamp and patterned rollers, which they made themselves, to create a variety of printed papers.  They then cut the prints up to make collaged fish. Year 3 enjoyed printing too!  They used polystyrene printing sheets to make some lovely reduction prints using two colours.  They looked amazing and the children certainly had great fun working with the inks and rollers.  Year 3 also looked at the work of the artist, Piet Mondrian.  They used their sketchbooks to study the way in which he worked and experimented with their own ideas, based on his colour themes.  An interesting sewing project was a focus for Year 4.  When I popped in, pupils were busy threading needles, experimenting with different stitches and stuffing their cushions, which were carefully being decorated with all sorts of different fabric appliques.  The pupils in Year 5 certainly had fun with their art project!  They were working in partners to make sea-monster inspired Mod Roc masks.  This involved popping on some clingfilm face protection whilst their friend laid plaster of Paris soaked fabric over their face.  The end results were both amazing and very creative. 
*note from Ms Whitlock – so sorry about the amount of Mod Roc that made it home on the uniform. We did try very hard to keep uniform clean but it very definitely did not work. We were mortified and hope that it all came out ok* 
Altogether, the children had a brilliantly creative time.  As we know, art can be a very therapeutic activity and we hope that the skills learnt throughout this year, and beyond, will give them life-long memories.
Monday’s Shining Stars assembly had the theme of Teachers Choice and today’s theme was ‘Stars of the Year’. Every single pupil chosen was a fantastic choice and it was lovely to see them all. Staff Shining Stars today went to Mrs Botten, who is also retiring after 10 wonderful and very busy years with us; Mrs Martyn, who has spent a wonderful term with us and our fantastic Mrs Berridge. Staff Shining Stars on Monday went to the lovely Mr Langton and Mrs Bodinnar for all of their hard work and brilliance this year.  

It turned out that Year 5 had NOT quite finished their bikeability last week, but last week WAS definitely the last week and we are very grateful to the Bikeability instructor, who was fabulous. 

FOWPA are pleased to announce that the total raised from the Summer Fair is £3135.39. A massive thank you to all parents, grandparents, carers, and members of the community that came to the Summer Fair.  
We are so happy that we raised money for the school, but what was more important to us was that everyone who came, had a great time.  
We would like to thank many local companies for their generosity in donating items to the Fair and for the great raffle prizes too. See below for the list of companies. 
We would also like to make a special mention to Anne Quilter, the FOWPA member that stepped up and project managed the whole Summer Fair, also to Ruth Wilden for sourcing so many amazing raffle prizes. Anne and Ruth, alongside many others in the FOWPA team, have given up their own time to make sure this year’s Summer Fair was the best one yet! Also to the parents who helped on the stalls on the day, having this extra help made sure there were plenty of stalls at the Fair.  
This money will enable the school to transform playgrounds and pay for additional facilities and/or equipment outside the normal school budget, therefore advancing the education of the pupils. 
If you are interested in joining the FOWPA team, please do get in touch with Gemma Lloyd-Jones on 07875649221.  We have great fun organising events and other fundraising activities. 
Happy Summer Holidays everyone, from a very happy FOWPA team.  
I think that it is time for me to sign off now too, as this is rapidly turning into a novella.

My last very big thank you must go to you, our wonderful WPA family of parents – you are so very appreciated. I know that I say it a lot, but I really do mean it. 

I cannot wait to see you all in September (Tuesday 6th September at 0825) and I hope that you have wonderful Summer Breaks. 

Take good care and kindest regards
Ms Whitlock


Brunel Primary and Nursery Academy  

Posted 22/07/2022
by Suzanne Cooper


Brunel Primary and Nursery Academy   Happy Holidays

Posted 22/07/2022
by Suzanne Cooper

Have a wonderful summer break Kingsand.


Brunel Primary and Nursery Academy   End of term fun!

Posted 22/07/2022
by Ruth Smith

We enjoyed a totally different day today!

We invited everyone in for a morning of water splash and fun, although some children were more enthusiastic about getting wet than others!

Water bombs, water pistols, octopus sprinklers and good old buckets were an assortment of items used to see who could get their friend the wettest!

Everyone was happy to try and get us adults wet, too!


Pelynt Primary Academy   Summer Week 12

Posted 22/07/2022
by Emily Orme

It has been a rather emotional day here at Pelynt as another year comes to an end. 

Year 6 Leavers
Class 4 had put on a fantastic performance to their families yesterday afternoon. ‘Pelynt’s Got Talent’ went down a storm and we were very proud of all of the Year 5 and 6 children who wrote and organised the whole play. This was followed by a presentation and farewell for each child. We would like to wish our Year 6 pupils the best of luck for the future and remember; you can be whatever you want to be if you set your mind to it!

Goodbye Miss Gates and Miss Gendall
This week we have also said farewell to Miss Gates and Miss Gendall, our class 1 teachers who are both off to pastures new. Thank you for all you have done this year at Pelynt Primary and we wish you all the best for the next chapter.

Reminder: September timings
Gates open 8.40am
Registration: 8.45am
Class 1 and 2 home time: 3.15pm
Class 3 and 4 home time: 3.20pm

At home time, the gates will be unlocked at 3.10pm to enable parents and carers onto the KS1 playground where they can collect their children. Classes 3 and 4 will be led round by their teachers to meet you at 3.20pm.

Don’t forget Monday September 5th is an INSET DAY. Children’s first day back at school is Tuesday 6th September

School Meals

Parents can book school meals via ParentPay through the summer holidays, but KS2 parents please ensure that you have money in your account to cover these meals. Also please remember that if your child is moving from Year 2 to Year 3 they are no longer eligible for universal free school meals.

Kids meal offers
With the current climate and sadly ever-increasing FSM entitlement numbers, I’ve come across some outlets offering subsidised food and meals for children which I thought might be of interest to you.
Morrisons: Kids eat FREE at Morrisons cafe when an adult spends £4.50 or more on a meal. This is an ongoing offer.
ASDA café: Kids eat for £1 at Asda. Each child is entitled to a meal when they spend £1. Maximum of 1 meal from the kids menu per child, per day.

Goodbye from me!
I would like to say a huge thank you for all the support that I have received this term, not only from the fantastic staff here at Pelynt but the parents and carers of the pupils. The feedback I have received from many of you has been really appreciated. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know your wonderful children and feel that I have been welcomed into the Pelynt family! Ms Rich is very lucky to be joining such a supportive community and I wish you all the best of luck for the future.

Have a fantastic summer holiday everyone!


Polperro Primary Academy  

Posted 22/07/2022
by Anthea Hillman

Dear Parents and Carers

We are at the end of another wonderful year at Polperro School. The children have worked extremely hard and have achieved so much and we are all proud of them as I am sure you are. Thank you so much for all of your support throughout the year.

I will write again at the end of the summer break but here is the main information you will need about the new term in September.

Dropping off and picking up In September, the gates will be open from 8:40 to allow you plenty of time to drop off in order for your child to be in school ready for registration at 8:55. Please drop by 8:50 so that they are there in plenty of time for registration at 8:55. Pick up time for all classes will be 3:15 with Penhallow Class leaving from the side gate and Talland and Chaipel Classes from the main gate. Parents of pupils in Landaviddy Class (year 2/ Year 3) are asked to wait for their child outside Landaviddy Classroom on the patio at 3:15. This is accessed via the playground.

Homework The children have worked incredibly hard this year to catch up on any gaps they may have had as a result of the pandemic. In order to make the most of this progress and to keep your child’s learning ticking over during the summer break, information regarding activities they can do over the summer will be on class blogs today. With regard to keeping up writing skills, you child may wish to write about a particular trip, adventure or event over the summer. They are welcome to bring this in to share with their class and teacher in September.

Staffing This time last year we said goodbye to Ati Charlesworth who after three years in our nursery was leaving to pursue her dream of becoming a primary school teacher. One year on, I am delighted to let you know that Mrs Charlesworth is returning to Polperro School in September to teach in Talland Class on Fridays and across the school when cover is needed.

Uniform Information about our uniform is on this website under the information tab. Please ensure that everything is labelled for the start of term. PE and Swimming PE kit should come in on the first day of term and be in all half term. The swimming pool will still be open in September therefore please send your child in with their swimming kit on the first day. After School and Breakfast Clubs Wraparound care will start on the first day back (6th September). Please email the office ( if you would like your child to attend.

INSET Monday 5th September is an INSET day. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school at 8:40 on Tuesday, 6th September.

Thank you again for all of your support throughout the year. Wishing you all a wonderful summer break.

Mrs Hillman and the staff at Polperro Primary Academy


Looe Primary Academy   Happy Summer Holidays

Posted 22/07/2022
by Cathrine Pittas

Well Done Everyone!

Over the last few weeks, we have been so busy and the boys and girls in Year 1 have done so well. Not only have they been finishing their curriculum Big Question, they have taken part in Sports Day, Activity Week (where they learned how to play tennis on top of lots of other activities and visits), they have taken part in a huge sporting event with all of the other schools in our Bridge MAT. It is no wonder the children (and adults) are puffed out and ready for a fun-filled summer.

Have a super summer holiday and stay safe.


And finally, the picture that accompanies this report is one of Year 1 having a much needed ‘cooler’ brain break during the scorching hot heat wave.

See you in September,

Miss Pittas


Pelynt Primary Academy   Summer Holidays...

Posted 22/07/2022
by Tamsyn Gendall

The summer holiday has arrived! 

The children have had a very busy week of activities. Today we have made solar ovens and made chocolate biscuits!

On a personal note, I have really enjoyed teaching Class 1 this year and would like to thank you for all the help and support you have given us over the last academic year. The children have been a pleasure to teach and I have loved being part of their learning journey.  I have received some wonderful gifts and cards which has been very generous of you all.

I hope you have a super summer holiday.

Thank you

Miss Gendall 


Brunel Primary and Nursery Academy   Weekly Update

Posted 22/07/2022
by Leonie Swabey

Goodbye and Good luck!

What a year we've had! There are so many lovely memories and lots of amazing work. It has been a pleasure to witness how far each and every one of you has progressed, not just in work but also in confidence and resilience. We can quite honestly say you have stunned us with what you can achieve when you put your mind to it. Moreover, we are delighted to see how you have come together as a fabulous year 4 family after two years of disruption.

Well done to you all, we wish you the very best of luck in year 5. Many thanks to all your family and friends for the support this year, it has been much appreciated.

Have a wonderful Summer, with all our love from the Year 4 team.


Brunel Primary and Nursery Academy   Weekly Update

Posted 22/07/2022
by Lorraine Sanchez-Cabello

Goodbye and Good luck!

What a year we've had! There are so many lovely memories and lots of amazing work. It has been a pleasure to witness how far each and every one of you has progressed, not just in work but also in confidence and resilience. We can quite honestly say you have stunned us with what you can achieve when you put your mind to it. Moreover, we are delighted to see how you have come together as a fabulous year 4 family after two years of disruption.

Well done to you all, we wish you the very best of luck in year 5. Many thanks to all your family and friends for the support this year, it has been much appreciated.

Have a wonderful Summer, with all our love from the Year 4 team.


Brunel Primary and Nursery Academy  

Posted 22/07/2022
by Rebecca Hughes

Friday 22nd July 2022! 

Hello everyone 
Happy Friday and a very happy summer holidays! 

We have been working so well this week, finishing work off, reading, writing and being great mathematicians! 
We have also had so much fun making summer arts and crafts. Colouring and drawing and sharing and playing together. We have had a wonderful leavers party for the year 1 children and for me! We played pass the parcel and had a good dance!

We are beyond proud of how well all the children have done since being in year one. I have seen  massive progression since my appointment in January and we believe the year 1 children are just AMAZING!

On a personal note, I feel honoured to have taught this class , they truly are a fantastic class and I have loved every minute of our learning and giggles! I will miss all the children (and parents ) very much , Can I thank you for your support since January and I wish you all the best in year 2 and beyond! 

Take care of yourselves, we hope you have an amazing summer holiday! 

Children return to school on Tuesday 6th September

Best wishes 
Miss Hughes, Mrs Frazer and Miss Hosking 


Polperro Primary Academy   Friday 22nd July 2022 - End of Term

Posted 21/07/2022
by Alice Gibbings

Happy Summer!

We have had a fun packed week!

On Tuesday, we completed our work with Sean and painted our own patterned fish. We had a fantastic swimming lesson and discussed the importance of how to keep ourselves safe when in the water. Yesterday, we had a wonderful time celebrating the end of the year at our Class party. We had lots of snacks and dancing! 

Summer Home Learning

Please continue to read for 5 minutes daily. This might be reading your favourite book independently or sharing a story with a loved one. As long as you are still enjoying books that is wonderful! 

Attached to this blog post is a Summer Home Learning grid, which you can access and complete during the break if you would like to. Anything you complete, we would love for you to bring into school in September. 

We would like to thank all the Parents and Carers for their support during this academic year and look forward to welcoming the children back in September!

We hope you all have a wonderful summer break and have a much deserved rest! 

Miss Gibbings, Mrs Robinson and Mr H


Polperro Primary Academy   Friday 22nd July 2022!

Posted 21/07/2022
by Amy Fernie

Well, what and end to another busy and fantastic year we have had! Thank you all so much for your efforts and support as we have completed another year with a friendly and enthusiastic bunch of Penhallow children. The children have worked so hard right up until the end of term and have continued to smile and make us proud of their achievements and progress as well as a laughter and fun times along the way.

This week the children had their transition morning and the Yr 1s came back buzzing about going into year 2, I hope they were as enthusiastic with you as they were with us!

We completed our art project with Sean where they have made different fish which will be placed on display outside on the school playground over the summer. We look forward to sharing with you the final designs and completed fish.

In English this week the children completed their own ‘Sidney Spider’ stories and there has been some fantastic writing and effort put in by all the children. Well done.

In Maths we finished off looking at place value up to 100 as well as looking at time, learning about O’clock.

They enjoyed their Gem Party on Wednesday and have enjoyed the last couple of days in the sun!

Here is a link to the Cornwall Council library's summer reading challenge. Follow the link to find out how you can be a Gadgeteer!

We just want to also say a massive thank you for all your kind and generous gifts, it was not necessary at all, but we are incredibly grateful by your generosity.

We hope you all have the most wonderful summer break, and we look forward to hearing about all the fun things you all got up to in the holidays as well as welcoming in many of your younger siblings.

Mrs Fernie, Mrs Counsell and Mrs G.


Blisland Primary Academy   And finally...

Posted 21/07/2022
by Andrea Harrison

… the end of the year arrives and we all think back to how amazing we are!

This week we have completed our bug homes. Here they are – we are really rather proud of them and look forward to having many, many minibeasts moving in to live.

Another job we did this week was reflect on our learning this year. Everyone has been totally amazed by how much improvement they have made, from improving writing and learning number facts to learning about how to take care of our world and how to use tools safely.

We could list so much – if you look through this blog you will see some of what we have been up to.

Many thanks to all the support that we have from our parents – the children love sharing their learning with you.

We all look forward to next year and the exciting learning opportunities that we will share. So, stay safe, look after each other and we will see you at the start of September, ready for a new year.

Mrs Harrison, Mrs Powdrill and Miss Cullip


St Cleer Primary Academy   Chickens Trip!

Posted 21/07/2022
by Marianne Wright


Chief Executive   Eden ambassadors

Posted 21/07/2022
by Adrian Massey

On Monday, 18th July, children from across 5 of our schools attended a large scale environmental event at Eden. Children from Duloe, Wadebridge, St Cleer and Polperro represented Bridge Schools as ‘Eden Ambassadors’ welcoming children from across the county, whilst explaining the work they had done as part of a 2 year ‘Found Words’ project and experiencing some ‘behind the scenes’ activities with the Eden staff. Lanlivery School were also present, as one of the schools attending the ‘Schools for All Seasons’ project, who have been writing and performing their own songs. The day ended in music and celebration with nationally acclaimed sound artists and beatboxer, Jason Singh (BBC Green Planet).

The Eden Ambassadors also had the chance to meet Eva John, colleague of Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris (author and illustrator of ‘The Lost Words’ book – which inspired the Bridge Schools / Eden collaboration). The children also received a lovely gift – three beautifully painted ‘labyrinth’ stones from Jackie Morris, the artist. If you haven’t seen her work, you can see examples of it here: and if you missed the wonderful resources that our children made for other children to use across the country, you can find more detail about it here:

Dani Towe, who was there at Eden with the children on Monday said; ‘We were so proud of everyone. To be given the role of ‘Eden Ambassador’ gave our children a very unique experience, which they will never forget. We would like to extend our thanks to Bran Howell and the Eden Education Team, as well as Eva John, Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane for their support in this special project, which began in lockdown. Being together at Eden was a great reminder that whilst we started this with online learning, there is nothing better than a fac-to-face celebration. We were also delighted that some of the Eden Ambassadors who had left our schools and gone on to Year 7 made a special effort to attend – a real sign that Bridge Schools is one community within a larger community and that projects like this remain important to our children as special memories, even when they have moved on to secondary schools.”


St Cleer Primary Academy  

Posted 21/07/2022
by Jenifer Kite

Eden Ambassadors 

On Monday 18th July, Elowen and Evie spent the day at the Eden Project representing St Cleer as part of their role of Eden Ambassadors.
They had a great day behind the scenes. 


Brunel Primary and Nursery Academy   Goodbye Year 6

Posted 21/07/2022
by Sarah Burton

What an amazing year!

Words cannot express how truly proud we are of all the year 6 children this year. They have shown resilience, maturity, strength and kindness all year. They are a credit to the school and we will miss them incredibly. Thank you for a fantastic year and we all wish you a wonderful summer and successful time at secondary school. Make sure you come back and say hello from time to time.

Goodbye Seaton!


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