Monthly Archives: October 2015

Newsletter 23.10.15

View post

Posted in Penhaligon | Leave a comment

Newsletter 16.10.15

View post

Posted in Penhaligon | Leave a comment

Newsletter 9.10.15

View post

Posted in Penhaligon | Leave a comment

Newsletter 2.10.15

View post

Posted in Penhaligon | Leave a comment

Newsletter 25.9.15

View post

Posted in Penhaligon | Leave a comment

Newsletter 18.9.15

View post

Posted in Penhaligon | Leave a comment

Newsletter 11.9.15

Penhaligon Newsletter

11th September 2015


Dear Parents and Carers,

Firstly thank you to you and the children for making me feel most welcome at Perranporth Community School. Also thank you for those who attended the ‘meet the teacher’ evening. I just want to reiterate that we have an open door policy and please feel free to drop in to see me if you ever have any questions.

This first full week back has been jam packed with learning; we have established rules for the classroom, we have been working particularly hard on our place value of 2 and 3 digit numbers and we have produced some excellent brain teasing and thought provoking riddles. Riddles will be our focus for home learning this week.

On Thursday we had our first PE session and as well as a lot of learning taking place we have had a lot of fun. A quick note regarding PE kits: They need to stay in school and need to be labelled. PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Spellings have been given out today and we will have our first test next Friday. Please practise them in your spelling book or home-learning book.

Next week we will vote our school parliament members so if you would like to stand for Perranporth Parliament please prepare a two minute speech for why you will be a fantastic member.

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing your child next week.

Matt Howes


Posted in Penhaligon | Leave a comment

Trevithick Class News – November 2015

Trevithick Class Newsletter – November 2015

Welcome back! I hope you have had a lovely half term and are ready for the busy term ahead.  


SEAL stands for Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (see attached newsletter). Our theme for this half term is ‘Getting on and Falling Out’.


The Topics for this term

Week 1 Diwali – Let’s Light up the Sky
Week 2 Diwali – Let’s Light up the Sky
Week 3 Lost and Found – The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers
Week 4 The Animal Boogie
Week 5 The Animal Boogie
Week 6 It’s Christmas!
Week 7 It’s Christmas!

This half term we are starting our learning with some activities focussed on Diwali and celebrations. We will be making Diwa lamps, Rangoli patterns, tasting Indian foods and looking at how other cultures celebrate special festivals.

We also have a fantastic opportunity to visit an exhibition based on the author Oliver Jeffers.  Back in the classroom we will be sharing the story ‘Lost and Found’ and using it as a stimulus for discussion and activities.

We will be also be using the story ‘The Animal Boogie’, playing animal snap and pairs, learning animal songs, role playing the story and looking at the patterns on the animals e.g. leopard. You could look at other animal patterns with your children e.g. tiger, zebra etc. We will also be thinking about how we can describe the animals using adjectives e.g. the slithery snake, the huge, brown bear etc. Have a go at thinking of some awesome adjectives to describe an animal!

We will also be learning about celebrations including Diwali and Christmas. We will be sharing ‘The Christmas Story’ and discussing why Christians celebrate this festival. Both these topics lend themselves to fantastic art – have a go a designing a Rangoli pattern with your child or creating a Christmas scene using junk materials. If you would like more information about our topics or ideas for supporting your child at home please speak to me or your child’s key worker.

Reading and Homework:

All the children have a book to share with you and it is important that they do a little bit of reading every night. I have noticed that some parents are forgetting to record when their child has been reading. Please make a comment in your child’s reading record as this helps me assess their progress. Please continue to read and learn the key words and support your child with their phonics. I will be going through the key words sheet with your child this half term! Our sounds are n, ck e, h, r, m, d and g. This half term we are focussing on the days of the week and months of the year. Practice these with your child and encourage them to know when their birthday is. We are also thinking about celebrations – if you have been to any celebrations, for example, weddings, christenings, birthdays, or cultural festivals and would like to share these experiences please send photos or come and talk to the children about these events.


P.E is on a Friday morning. It is essential that your child has a P.E kit (black shorts and white t-shirt) and they should wear sensible footwear. Please ensure that your child’s name is written clearly in all uniform.

Round Up:

All offers of support for reading practise with the children in Trevithick Class would be gratefully received – please let me know if you are able to give up some of your time. THANK YOU to all the parents who are already volunteering. Don’t forget to check Tapestry and upload any “WOW” moments. A quick reminder that children should not be bringing toys into school, the classroom can get very busy and toys go missing which leads to unnecessary distress for the children.

Important Dates:

Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th November- Parent’s Evening (please see me to make an appointment)

Monday 16th November 2015 – Visit to The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers (see separate letter)

Wedneday 16th December 2015- Trevithick & St Piran Nativity at 2pm.

Friday 18th December – Last day of term.

Finally, it is getting cold please ensure your child has a coat in school – Thank you


Posted in Trevithick | Leave a comment

Have a lovely half term holiday

Wow! It has been a very busy few weeks in Trevithick. All the children have settled in really well.

We have enjoyed the topics

  • All About Me
  • Dinosaurs
  • Autumn and Harvest

The children performed brilliantly at our Harvest festival and in the class assembly to the rest of the school. A huge thank you for all the contributions made to the food bank.

Have a wonderful holiday

Posted in Trevithick | Leave a comment

Boscawen Newsletter 23-10-15

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week we have finished our topic, Why are Humans Animals too? The children have worked really hard and produced some fantastic work over the half term.  Our topic next term will be Set in Stone, when we will investigate the Stone Age.  It is a fascinating topic and we can’t wait to teach it!

We are sending all PE kits home.  Can you please check that they are labelled before returning them next half term, as well as checking that your child has not grown out of their trainers!

Homework over half term is:

I enjoy maths, calculation and using measures and graphs.

Get your family and friends together and choose something to investigate.  You could do something like: Who has the longest jump? Who can throw the furthest? Of, who is the tallest? You can think of your own if you like!  Estimate the results first, then measure accurately.  Record as 142cm, 1.42m or 1m 42cm.

This week’s spelling champs are Lucas R, Maisie and Sam Lee who all got 10 out of 10 – well done!  Can anyone keep up with Sam Lee next half term and get 10 out of 10 every week?!  There are no spellings over half term.

Have a lovely break and we will see you back in school on Tuesday 3rd November.

Thank you.

Mrs Smitheram and Mrs Burns.

Posted in Boscawen | Leave a comment