Newsletter 21.10.16

21st October 2016
Dear parents and carers,

Porthmeor Class perform at the Minack Theatre: Our Y5s performed magnificently alongside other local schools, in their adaptation of ‘The Tempest’ on Monday. Performing in brilliant sunshine, it was hard to believe that the 5 schools had not previously rehearsed together. We would like to express our thanks to John Brolly for his input in helping the children to achieve such an accomplished performance and to the Minack Theatre for offering such an amazing opportunity.

John Brolly is performing his storytelling version of ‘The Tempest’ on October 28th at 10.30am at the Minack - tickets are £4.50 for adults, just 50p for primary aged children available on the door.

Porthcurno Visit to Nanquidno: Porthcurno Class had a busy time during their visit to Nanquidno this week. Inspired by tales of lost wartime aircraft they focused on some creative writing before sketching and considering the importance of farming in supplying much needed crops during the 2nd World War. They were also introduced to WW2 artefacts and memorabilia to further enhance their learning about World War 2 which has been their project based learning focus this half term.

Parental Interviews: Thank you for attending and supporting our first round of interviews this year. Working together we will achieve the very best outcomes for all.

Half Term Break: 24-28th Oct. School resumes Monday 31st October at 8.55am.

Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal: Shoebox leaflets available in school now.

Shoeboxes will be collected in school Nov 1-4th for delivery to local collection point.

October Half-Term WAR TIME WINTER FAMILY FUN at the Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno

Family Workshops: 24-28th Oct: 11.30-12.30- Celebrate our Wartime Animal Heroes,

2-3pm daily- Explore life in wartime Cornwall through a range of creative activities

Free with museum admission. Visit details.

Keyboard Hire: A limited number of keyboards are currently available for hire for £10/term with £20 deposit. If interested please contact the school office.

Plastic Peanut Butter Jars: Mrs K would be very grateful to receive any empty, washed peanut butter jars. They can be handed in directly at Penberth Class or at school reception.

Message to all parents from the Friends of the School: If anyone knows of any business/organization which may be willing to donate towards our forthcoming Christmas fundraiser, please contact the school office. Thank you

Free Public Facilities- REST ROOM- Penzance Community Toilet Scheme

The Star, Mkt Jew St., 2. Poppies, Belgravia St., 3. The Front Room, 4. Penlee House, Morrab Rd, 5. The Lugger, The Promenade: these participating businesses are recompensed by the council for the public use of their facilities so you don’t need to be a customer.
Hallowe’en Disco: Don’t forget the disco 7-8.30pm tonight. Admission is £2 and includes water and a Scary Snack! Costumes are not compulsory but a prize for the best costume (no clowns please).

Treats and Treats (No Tricks!): St Buryan Church 31st October 5-6.30pm

Apple Bobbing, Crafts, Hot Pumpkin Soup and refreshments

Diary Dates: Autumn Term- 6.09.16-16.12.16

Parental Interviews- week beg. Monday 17th October

Hallowe’en Disco- TONIGHT! Friday 21st October 7-8.30pm

Autumn Half Term- 24-28.10.16

Thursday 10th November- Camborne Choir Festival

Thursday 24th November- Christmas Afternoon Tea with Talent Café

Tuesday 29th November- ‘Flu Immunisations in school for Y1,2,3

Christmas Shows: Tuesday 6th , Wed 7th December

Friday 16th December: Term ends

Spring Term begins Wednesday 4th January 2017

Extra-Curricular Activities; Breakfast Club from 8am all week- last food orders 8.40am

Monday- Construction Club (Y1-2) until 4pm, Let’s Get Cooking (Y5/6) - first group selected will have received details-until 4.15pm, Homework Club (Y3-6) until 4.15pm

Tuesday- NO High 5s due to league match,

Wednesday- KS2 Ball Skills (Y3-6) until 4.15pm, KS1 Ball Skills (Y1-2) until 4pm

Thursday- Football Club (Y3-6) until 4.15pm- please make sure you bring shin pads!

Activities R Us – Short Stay Session to 4.15pm only £2.00 full session until 5.30pm £4.00

Monday Hallowe’en Party games – Spooktacular prizes to be won

Tuesday Bonfire Pictures

Wednesday Badminton Fun

Thursday Catherine Wheel Pictures

Friday Make n Bake – Bonfire Buns
J Pascoe - Headteacher