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Welcome to the Head's Blog 

Please visit the Head's Blog regularly for news, information and communications from Polperro Primary Academy.



Important notice for parents and carers who are key workers

Today (Monday 30th March) we do not think that we have any need for Looe school to be open for children. Therefore, we have taken a decision not to open the school each day. However, this does not mean that we are not available for you. We would prefer for staff to stay safe and not to have to travel unless there is a need. If you do need us to look after your children please DO contact us the day before and we will be there for you. This applies to this week only and we will assess the need week by week. Please contact Mrs Gilbert for this week - her work number is 07483 111 399 or email me at head@polperroprimary.co.uk


Easter Break 

Dear Parents and Carers

We hope you have enjoyed using the class home learning pages for your child this week while we all get used to the children learning at home.

Staff have been  busy preparing for next term.  After Easter our whole school enquiry for the Summer Term will be:
WHAT'S ALL THAT COMMOTION IN OUR OCEANS?  There are already ideas on the Class pages for those who can't wait to get started.

Please check this Head's Blog for whole school updates and the Class pages for links to your child's teacher and learning.

We are looking forward to working with parents and carers to ensure your child's learning continues while the school is closed.

Wishing you a Happy Easter.

Stay safe

From all of the staff at Polperro Primary Academy


A Wish for the World 

Chaipel Class became recording artists today when they visited the Trust's Head Office.  They sang the song they had written about climate change, A Wish for the World.  The recording will feature on a CD along with songs from other Bridge Schools.  Well done Chaipel - your voices were amazing!


Sporting Success 

Congratulations to our football team who played well to win their first match of 2020 5:3 against St Cleer.  Our netball team was equally successful in their first game of the league.  As defending champions they got off to a brilliant start beating Duloe 5:3.

Cross country runners competed on  Friday at Lanhydrock with Alex and Charlie coming a very respectable 5th and 7th in their qualifier race.  Well done to everyone who entered.


Looe Community Fun Event 

Free Half Term Event

The Looe Community Fun Event is on 18th February from 10-1pm at the Looe Family Hub on the Barbican.  Amongst other fun activities, there will be a demonstration from Fire Investigation Dogs Woodie and Archie, and a magician.


Everyone a Reader 

We have been promoting reading across our school this term by inviting visitors to read to classes, listen to readers and to talk about why they read.  Killigarth and Nursery had a visit from a fireman who read them 'Flashing Fire Engines' by Tony Milton.  He explained that firemen need to read to find out where to go when there is a fire.

Fred in this photo is a PAT dog who loves to listen to readers.  He visited Talland class as part of their enquiry - 'What's the Point of Dogs?' and then he listened to readers in Penhallow Class.  Thank you Mr Hewitt for bringing him in.


Snuggle up with a Story in Key Stage 1 

Children in years 1 and 2 have a new reading activity to share at home. Each week one child per year group will be lent a red suitcase full of goodies for the weekend.  In it they will find a book, a sachet of hot chocolate, some biscuits, a cute soft teddy and a notebook.  Their challenge is to snuggle up with a story, drink and a biscuit and read the book to themselves or a grown up.  After the reading the book they are asked to leave a comment in the notebook about it for others to read.

Enjoy your reading Penhallow Class!


Year 4 Bikeability 

Following on from Year 6's success with Bikeability last term it was year 4's turn last week.  They took on challenges in the playground to pass their level 1 which teaches children to control and master a bike by encouraging and developing basic cycle control skills and giving them the confidence to use their cycles more often.

During their time at Polperro, pupils have the opportunity to cycle at beginning with balance bikes in reception class.  By year 6 we hope they can pass their level 2.  Children from year 4 onwards who would welcome more practice in order to boost their confidence have the opportunity to do the Learn to Ride course before taking their Level 1.  


Questions for 2020 

Happy New Year to everyone.  We look forward to an exciting time at school in 2020 beginning with a range of fascinating enquiry questions for classes to answer over the coming weeks as follows:

What Happened in London a Long Time Ago? Killigarth
Where Could Paddington Make his home? Penhallow
How Would you Survive the Tribe? Landaviddy
What’s the Point of Dogs? Talland
When was the Best Time to be a Child? Chaipel


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Our Values...



We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.



We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.



We are the best we can be.



We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.



We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.



We are passionate about learning.

Polperro Primary is closed. Looe Primary will act as our 'Hub' school. If you have any concerns or your circumstances change (Critical Worker or Vulnerable Child) contact me asap:
email: head@polperroprimary.co.uk
Tel:01503 262172

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