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Welcome to the Head's Blog 

Please visit this page regularly for news and information about our school.

Mrs Hillman


Here We Are 

All of our classes at Polperro have used this book during the last two weeks to build a sequence of work around because it provides a powerful vehicle for children to reflect on and make sense of the world we are all living in. This heartfelt and thought-provoking book from Oliver Jeffers is dedicated to his son, Harland and was written in the first two months of Harland’s life. It was inspired by Oliver’s desire to make sense of the world for his son, but is also a gift to all children at this time, helping them to make sense of their world and their role in it. The words and pictures work together to help children to understand their place in the world and to move forward together in a positive and constructive way.

If you would like to share the story with your child, you can find it on YouTube here.


Thank you! 

What a lovely first week we have had with the children in school. Thank you for helping us with the complicated task of getting everyone in safely by dropping and collecting your children at the right time at the right gate. We have made a couple of minor changes and by the end of the week managed to get everyone in with washed hands by 8:55 , no mean feat.

It has been so exciting for us to have the children in and filling school with their laughter and smiles. We have kept the bubbles separate and safe but have managed to come together as a whole school through a virtual assembly held using Teams with children watching on their class interactive screen and me speaking into my laptop in the office. Its all new, slightly strange and the technology needs tweaking, but we are finding a way forward.

I have been hugely proud of the way the children have taken coming back to school in their stride. Already, they are throwing themselves into the learning. We will be celebrating their achievements by continuing to celebrate readers, writers and mathematicians of the week on Wednesdays. We will issue certificates and let you know when your child has been awarded one and why.

Mrs Hillman


Welcome to the New School Year! 

We are so excited to see all of our pupils from Y1-Y6 and our Nursery children back in school tomorrow, Monday 7 September, and are looking forward to our Reception pupils joining us throughout the week.

We hope that your sunny summer break was wonderful and that you are ready for the new term ahead.

We have emailed you information regarding how we will be operating staggered Drop Offs and Pick Ups as follows:

Class                      Drop off time and gate (Mon-Fri)            Pick up time and gate (Mon–Thurs)                           Pick up time and Gate (Fri)

                 9:00 Nursery Gate                                      3:15 or as agreed Nursery Gate                                    1pm or as agreed Nursery Gate

Penhallow             8:45 Side Gate                                            3:00 Side Gate                                                                 12:45pm Side Gate

Landaviddy           8:50 Main Gate                                           3:05 Main Gate                                                                12:45pm Main Gate

Talland                  8:50 Main Gate                                            3:15 Main Gate                                                                1:00pm Main Gate

Chaipel                  8:40 Main Gate (in through front door)   3:15 Side Gate                                                                 1:00pm Side Gate

We can’t wait to welcome you back.

See you very soon!

Mrs Hillman




Virtual School Games 22-26th June

Hello Everyone and welcome to the Virtual School Games 2020!

Everyday this week, you will take part in a sport with up to three different activities. Monday was Athletics and you will have been taking part in a Standing High Jump, Standing Long Jump and a Speed Bounce activity. All the information, daily timetable and quick links to the challenge cards (rules and how to play) are on the Virtual School Games attachment but to save much confusion, could you please email your entries for each day to Miss Randle (PE Lead) on erandle@polperroprimary.co.uk

Don't forget that you can earn bonus points for the school by getting your grown up or your teacher/TA to do it with you, doing it in fancy dress. Just tell Miss Randle if you have earned any bonus points and she will add them to your score!

Many thanks and good luck!

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Staying safe online 

Many of us are online a lot more at the moment, and while there are many benefits to this method of communication, there are also cautions too. 

Please visit our online safety resources page for tips using various games/platforms.


Welcome to Summer 2 

Dear Children and Families

On Tuesday we will welcome back some of our year 6 pupils to school. We are looking forward to seeing those who are coming in and we will, I am sure, continue to miss those who are at home.  The teachers have posted some exciting learning on the class pages which pupils will be doing wherever their place of learning is.

This week we launch our new enquiry “What’s all that fuss about Cornwall?” It will provide us with an opportunity to explore the beautiful county we call home; to dig deeper and find out about legends, piskies, customs, fishing, festivals and food - in short; what makes our county a great place to live. 

Around this time of year, we would usually have an assembly and some lessons around sun safety. With the beautiful weather that we are enjoying at the moment, it is even more important that we all know how to enjoy the sun safely so on the INSET day (Monday 1st June) why not have a look at the sun safe activity provided on each class' learning grid.

Whether you are in school or learning at home this half term, I hope you have fun.

Keep safe and take care.

Mrs Hillman



Dear Parents and Carers

We are sure that like us, you have lots of questions following the Prime Minister's announcement last night.

At the moment, for us in school, there is no change to the guidance, so we will be continuing to operate as we have over the last few weeks.

We will continue to provide essential child care for key worker families as well as vulnerable children.

The message remains that it is safer to stay at home.

We appreciate this is a confusing time. Once we have received further information and reviewed the guidance on how to manage a safe, phased return we will of course keep you informed.

Please stay safe and take care.


Welcome to the Summer Term 14/04/20 

Dear Children and Families

I hope you have enjoyed the Easter break in the current challenging circumstances.

I have been in contact with several families over the break and with all of the staff. What is very apparent is that the children are missing school and we are missing the children. We are not able to meet at the school gate but we are still here, so please contact us if you need support or if you'd like to share stories about learning at home with your children.

This week, we are launching our new whole school enquiry "What's All That Commotion in Our Ocean?" The enquiry will be presented in the format of a weekly home learning grid with suggested activities encompassing all areas of the curriculum over the coming half term. Please feel free to dip in and out according to your individual circumstances - these activities are designed to engage, inspire and encourage the children to apply a wide range of their skills and knowledge. As this is all new to all of us, please feed back any suggestions you may have.

Polperro School finally has a Facebook page - click  here for link. We will be using this to stay in touch, to send information about home learning and let you know when the class pages have been updated.

Please check out the Health and Well being and Community Links pages under the Information tab on this website for useful resources to support you if needed.

Please stay in touch, take care and stay safe.

Mrs Hillman



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


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