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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.



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


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.


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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 open only for children of key workers, vulnerable groups and Year 6, Year 5, Year 1 and Reception children. We will update parents and carers regularly as the situation changes.

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