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Children in Need

The children had a lovely day completing Pudsey Bear themed activities, completing their walking challenges and wearing mufti. 

Some children even joined in with part of Joe Wicks' amazing 24 hour exercise challenge. 

We also ensured the children had time to focus, in an age approriate way, on the purpose of the day and why we raise money for charities.

Thank you for your kind donations for Children in Need with your help we raised £299.15

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to the staff who organised and baked for our Macmillan Coffee Morning this year. It was different to what we usually do but their efforts allowed the staff to enjoy some delicious cake and they raised a total of £154.72 for a very worthwhile cause.

Teddy Bears Picnic

A child in Year One entered a competition to come up with the idea for a fundraiser for the Roald Dahl Charity. She had the splendid idea for a Teddy Bears picnic complete with money raising competitions and prizes.

We were so excited by her idea, and because the Roald Dahl charity is so marvellous, we decided that as part of our celebrations of Roald Dahl Day to hold a Teddy Bears Picnic and a series of Teddy Bear related competitions.

We had a razztwizzlr of a day!

The prize winners art was giganticus.

The picnic was delumptious, flavory-savory and lickwishy.

And we raised nearly £80 of gloriumptious money for the charity!

 

https://www.roalddahl.com/charity

 

 

 

 Nursery Outdoor Learning Environment Launch

Ahoy, Me Hearties!

The Pirates have sailed into Torpoint Nursery and Infant School

On Thursday 10th September the pirates (Members of the Royal Marine Band) sailed into Torpoint Nursery and Infant School and landed on our new beach area which has been created as part of the refurbishment of the outdoor learning environment in our Nursery Unit.

The Nursery received a kind donation of a little rowing boat which has been lovingly restored by a Father of a child within our school who is also a member of the Royal Marine Band. So today, the Royal Marine Band commissioned our beautiful boat which has been named HMS Smeaton.

The Royal Marine Band played sea shanties whilst the children steered the boat and the morning was filled with music and merriment!

The beach area will be an opportunity for the children to use imaginary play and it also sits alongside the construction area, a life size small world area, a road with zebra crossing and petrol filling station, a musical area, a mindfulness area and mud kitchen.

“It has been wonderful to watch the transformation of our outdoor learning area in our Nursery Unit. We have been overwhelmed by the kindness of the community of Torpoint who have donated items such as the rowing boat, paint, wood and even a kitchen sink! The children are enthusiastically learning through play and we, as staff, are amazed by what they are achieving on a daily basis. I am extremely grateful to members of the Royal Marine Band for commissioning HMS Smeaton today and for the fun and laughter they brought to the children.”

Danielle Kellond

Acting Headteacher

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Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 

Thank you to everyone who made a donation for a poppy. With you helped we raised £158 for this very worthwhile cause. 

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THANK YOU 

We would like to say a massive thank you to all the families and friends who sponsored our Nursery children to raise money for the surprise addition to their outdoor learning area.

You absolutely smashed our target of £275 and raised £1051 . This generous amount of money will enable not just the purchase and refubishment of the 'secret' item,  but will also allow even more improvements to the space.  

Watch out for details of the improvements over the coming months.

THANK YOU !

Mental Health Day 10th October 2020

Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but 10 October is World Mental Health Day and so it is a great day to show your support for better mental health and also do something extra to look after your family's wellbeing.

This year the theme is do one thing.... we would love to see photos of that ‘one thing’ this weekend that makes your family smile ??

Thank you to those of you who sent your photographs.

https://www.mind.org.uk/get.../world-mental-health-day/

Children's Mental Health Week 1st- 7th February

Express Yourself 

Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts or ideas through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film and doing activities that make you feel good.

It’s important to remember that being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.

With this in mind, our staff have all been thinking about things they enjoy doing and which make them feel good and they have recorded short videos for your children to enjoy. We have some dancing, baking, music, art… the list goes on, and we are hoping that these videos may inspire your children to think of different ways in which they can express themselves too.

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Staff Videos - can you guess who likes whitewater rafting or roller skating or kitchen discos

Red Nose Day  Friday 19th March 

The theme for this year is superpowers and we were excited to revel the hidden ‘superpower’ for each class across the school. 

Thank you to all of you who donated money on the day. Your donations raised a total of £162.39

 

World Down Syndrome Day 

All over the world today, people are wearing odd socks to raise awareness of World Down Syndrome Day. Staff from our school have joined in with this event at home. You can find out more by visiting :-

https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/.../world-down.../

or https://www.worlddownsyndromeday.org/

Mental Health Awareness Week

10th-16th May

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme for this year was ‘nature.’

Spending time in green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing. For example, doing things like growing food or flowers and exercising outdoors can have lots of positive effects including:

 

Parent Questionnaire

As we approach the end of this academic year, which also marks a year since I was appointed as Acting Headteacher, I am keen to gather the views and thoughts of our valued parents and carers.  

We would like to find out if we are doing things well, but also the things we need to improve on and would be extremely grateful if you could spare a few moments to complete the questionnaire attached.  If there is anything you feel strongly about, please provide more detail so that I will have a greater understanding of your thoughts. Please be assured that all replies will be treated with the upmost confidentiality.

 

Should you wish to have a hard copy of the questionnaire then please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

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Party Day 

The school was full of singing, dancing, happy children! Let’s hope we made up for a year of lost parties.

Every year group had their very own delicious cake to enjoy! Thanks Mrs Rust for your fantastic baking!

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G7

One Friday 11th June  we held our very own G7 summit where the children thought about their own messages for the Prime Minister.

The focus for these messages for us in school was ‘looking after the world and the planet’.

Due to the G7 Summit being held in Cornwall, the children alsolearnt about the wonderful county of Cornwall that we live in.

The children shared some emotive messages with their peers, some of the videos can be watched below.

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Volunteers

Children from our school joined the volunteers at Thanckes Park for the Great British Spring Clean. 

We are so proud of them!

NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day

On 5th July 2021 Torpoint marked the very first NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day, celebrating all those who have worked so tirelessly to help our country through the Coronavirus crisis and who continue to support some of the most vulnerable people in society.

Torpoint raised the NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day Flag at Sparrow Park, with a two-minute silence, playing The Last Post and Reveille. Town Mayor Councillor Rachel Evans BEM led the occasion supported by her Mayor’s Cadet Lucas and accompanied by Town Councillors, with Fr. Michael Brown leading prayers at the ceremony.

Children from Carbeile Junior School and Torpoint Nursery & Infant School and attended, with representatives from The Rame Group Practice, Tamar Crossings plus the Torpoint Archives and Heritage Centre. Local residents attended, including Honorary Freeman of Torpoint Mike Pearn MBE.

The Town Mayor, said: “Today coincides with the 73rd anniversary of the National Health Service, a service that is internationally admired and an organisation that was recognised by Her Majesty the Queen today who awarded the NHS the George Cross for its staff’s courage and dedication. “The last 18 months have been hideous for many, it has impacted our town but thankfully not on the scale that others have had to deal with and I for one am grateful for that. We have many residents in our town who work for the NHS in many different guises from porters to consultants, ambulance teams to nurses, they have all done an amazing job keeping us safe. “We absolutely must not forget our social care and other frontline workers. Our social care teams in our homes responded to the pandemic with compassion, commitment and selflessness in order to ensure our residents in social care remain as safe and supported as they can be. “Our frontline workers come in many guises, some may not immediately spring to the forefront of your mind, our shop workers’, teachers’, community fire service, ferry men and women, council staff, refuge workers’, postal and delivery teams, have all played an enormous part, not just in the last 18 months, but always in allowing us to go about our day to day life – we simply could not do without you all. “Today we fly the NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ flag with pride and remember those of you we sadly lost and celebrate all of those that have dedicated so much to keeping us safe and putting our town and residents first – I offer you not only my personal thanks but those of Torpoint Town Council and the residents’ of Torpoint – thank you for getting up every day and doing what you do.”