February 2018

9th February 2018
Youth Speaks Area Final
Huge congratulations to Amber, Lily and Isla who attended the area final of Youth Speaks on Tuesday at Penwith College. Their presentation skills and team work was amazing. They were up against nine other teams and competition was stiff with all schools giving performances of a very high standard. It was a very close competition with Penponds and Alverton School eventually being chosen to go through to the district final. The girls did exceptionally well and we couldn't be prouder of them. Many thanks to the staff and parents there to support them.
Word Millionaires
Congratulations to Rebecca (Y4), Amber (Y4) and Maisey (Y5) who have become word millionaires on Accelerated Reader—a great achievement. They received their £10 book vouchers in our Celebration Assembly. Also a massive well done to Isabel(Y6) and Maya (Y5) who have read over two million words since September. They were rewarded with a £20 book voucher . Keep up the amazing reading - very proud of you all.
Headteacher's Certificates for last week
Hedgehogs: Dylan and Danny
Beech: All of Beech class and Daniel, Katie and Louis
Willow: Reggie and Maisie
Hazel: All of Hazel Class
Oak: Patrick and Jessica
Maple: Maddox and Maya
Mathematicians of the Week!
Well done to the following children who received Maths certificates for their achievements in our celebration assembly on Friday:
Hedgehog: Layla
Beech: Florence
Willow: Nyah
Hazel: Maisie-Leigh
Oak: Jimmy
Maple: Logan
Holly: Cameron  
Keep up the good work! 
Handwriter of the Week!
Well done to the following children who received Hand Writing certificates for their achievements in our celebration assembly on Friday:
Hedgehogs: Ethan
Beech: Chloe
Willow: Caitlyn
Oak: Lily
Maple: Ben
Holly: Charlie  
Reading Tea Parties
Three more reading tea parties in a week!!
We have some amazing readers in our school and for two of the children it was their second tea party this year— truly inspirational. Well done Grace, Rebecca, Isla, Amber, Cally, Josie, Reece, Lily, Dexter, Max, Jessica, Patrick, Oscar, Nikita, Ava-Leigh, Tyra, Maya and Morgan.
Sad Farewell
It is with great sadness that we will be saying goodbye to Mrs Clayden at the end of February. Mrs Clayden has worked at the school for twelve years and during that time she has made such a difference to so many children and their families. On behalf of all the staff, governors and parents I would like to say thank you to Mrs Clayden for all her hard work and dedication to the school—you will be missed. We wish her all the best and know that she will enjoy having more time to spend with her family. After half term Mrs Hannah Richards ( a very experienced teacher) will be taking over Mrs Clayden’s teaching
Since the beginning of term children arriving late have lost 22 hours 2 minutes of learning time! This week’s lost learning is 3 hours ! It is very disruptive for classes and staff when they are constantly interrupted by late arrivals. It also causes a lot of extra work for Mrs Moulton with ordering school lunches for late arrivals. If late you must sign your child in at the office and provide a reason for lateness.