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
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!
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.”
|Pirate Visit Video One||[mp4 6MB]|
|Pirate Visit Video Two||[mp4 155MB]|
|Pirate Visit Video Three||[mp4 45MB]|
|Pirate Visit Video Four||[mp4 9MB]|
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.
Children's Mental Health Week 1st- 7th February
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.
|Staff Videos - can you guess who likes whitewater rafting or roller skating or kitchen discos|
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 :-