I can’t believe when I first started writing these I could sit outside in the sun; now we are in July and I’m here in my fleece! This time of year is always chaotic, no matter how well we plan it. It goes without saying that this year completely tops all years, it is mad. You will be receiving our annual reports at the end of the school year. They are different in format as we can’t provide you with all the usual information. We will email these out to you. The office will be in touch with you if we don’t have your email address. Signed, hard copies of these will be given out to you in September. Y6 will receive their hard copy reports next Friday.
As you are probably aware, the government has now published their guidance on how all schools will open fully in September. We are currently planning how we will address the guidance at Fourlanesend. We work very closely with the governing body who have been very supportive throughout this difficult time. We have a governors meeting next Wednesday afternoon where these plans will be discussed. Following this we will send out the plans to you all. There will be significant changes in the way we structure all aspects of the school day. However, we were thrilled to see that we can keep our classes as planned.
It has been great to welcome more children back again this week, the school is beginning to feel more ‘normal’ again. All the children appear happy to be back. Due to increased demand you may find that the amount of days your children are able to attend school is reduced unless you are a key worker. This is to make it fair for all children, to give them the opportunity of coming into school before September. A reminder that it is only one parent/carer allowed on the playground and please send your child with a water bottle and a healthy snack.
We received a whopping 23 applications for the teaching post in Class Tamar! We shortlisted for the teaching interview to 7 applicants. This will take place next week. Following this we will shortlist again for the formal interviews. The whole process is taking a significant amount of time compared to our usual appointment system. However, I’m confident we will find a great class teacher to join our team.
Have a lovely weekend
25th June 2020
Places available in school for children in Y2, Y3, Y4 and Y5.
We are now able to widen our provision for other children in the year groups above.
We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s needs, however, places are restricted as we’ve seen an increase in children returning from priority year groups (the governments priority- not ours).
Following a review of our risk assessment based on our increased numbers we can only take a maximum of 12 children in FS, Y1 and Y2. This is due to the number of toilets, frequency of use of toilets and the cleaning of the toilets.
Another change is our bubble arrangement. We’ve found it more workable in 2 bubbles. An FS Y1 and Y2 bubble, with a maximum of 12 children. For this we use the shared area and classroom. Our KS2 bubble takes a maximum of 15 children, we have pulled back the large folding door between Class Tamar and Class Lynher.
If you would like a place, please contact the office giving the name/s of the child/ren, your preferred days and your reason for returning your child/ren. We will then be back in touch with you with your allocated days.
Please note, our FS/KS1 bubble is already at capacity on one day and has limited numbers. This is because 2 out of the 3 year groups it covers are classed as priority year groups. Whereas in KS2 there is only one priority year group (Y6).
Again if you need any clarification or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Fourlanesend will open for the first week after half term (week beginning 1st June) just to the children of key workers, please inform me if you require this childcare. During this week, the staff team will together write the necessary risk assessments and procedures based on the most up to date government guidelines. These will be submitted to county to be checked. Once we have these in place we will share with you our detailed plans for opening to Y6, Y1 and FS. Please do not send in your child until you have heard from us as we will not be able to admit them.
Please watch our end of term film which celebrates how the children are connected to each other in answer to our question 'How far and wide are we connected'. They have had a really interesting term exploring connections, for example: connecting body shapes to form art; connecting our countryside to sculpture; how we are connected to our ancestors in the Stone age; how our area is connected to America; how we are connected through our features and how music can connect all us through our end of term shows.
For Children in Need 2019 we all wore sports clothes to school and took part in a Joe Wick's work out. We also made a coin trail on the playground which measured 1.2km and held a Bring and Buy Sale in the afternoon. We have raised over £364.99
For our stand on single use Comic Relief Red Noses we were the Regional Champions of the Better Energy Schools Awards in the 'Totally Clued Up' catergory. We won £1000 and our school council had an all expense paid trip to London Zoo to receive the award. Yes, that is Dermot O'Leary in the picture with us and other celebrities we met.
Proudly receiving our award at London Zoo
We are making a stand against plastic red noses!
Join us raising money in a more sustainable way.
Go to the ‘News’ section to see our letters, photos and videos.
Our Summer 2019 topic question was 'How do we express ourselves?' We ended our topic by holding our Fourlanesend Festival. Unfortunately, the weather was bad so it was held in the hall. One of our parents arranged stage lighting, the impact was spectacular! This was also professionally filmed by a parent and we are currently awaiting the edited film to post here. Watch this space.
Our Spring term topic was 'how does the weather affect us?' At the end of term, we invited parents to our museum to show them everything we had been learning about.
In the Autumn term we answered the question ‘Why do we need rules?’
Our Summer term topic was ‘Do we need plastic?’
Watch out video to find out what we discovered.
Our Spring term topic was ‘What could I be?’. Aspiration and Inspiration. Challenging stereotypes.
Watch the video of what we’ve been upto:
Our topic for the Spring Term is ‘What could I be?’
This is the video of the outcome of our 'Arts' week.
Our Autumn term topic is 'What does Kernow mean to me?'
This topic will allow us to celebrate and focus on Cornwall.
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