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A visit to the Police Station! 

Posted: 22/05/2019
Veronica White

A couple of months ago Mia and Isabelle found a sum of money by the side of the road. They took this money to the police station and were told if it wasn't claimed then it would be returned to them!
On Thursday they were invited to Looe Police station to be presented with the money which wasn't claimed. 
Sergeant James Drake of the Devon and Cornwall Police complimented the girls on their honesty and integrity in handing in the money. We are very proud of the girls for demonstrating such high moral values and being role models to others.
Congratulations Mia and Isabelle.

 


Summer Questionnaire 

Posted: 16/05/2019
Veronica White

Dear Parent/Carer, 
Our summer 2019 Parent and Carer Questionnaire is now live.
Simply use the link below
 https://www.duloeprimary.co.uk/Information/Parent_Carer_Questionnaire 

Many thanks for taking the time to complete this survey. 
We will share the results prior to the end of the summer term.





 


Film Premiere 

Posted: 29/04/2019
Veronica White

Creativitea Film Premiere

The film, which was made during the Creativitea Train trip in February, had its premiere in Liskeard Town Hall. There was a large audience and lots of children from Duloe attended with their families. They were excited to see themselves on the screen and hear the reminiscences of the older passengers who had travelled the Looe Valley Line over the years.  Mrs Rice is the first person interviewed!
Sally Crabtree, the aritist and author who worked with the children before the train trip, and Rebecca Catterell from Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership were there too. The film can now be viewed on their website 
https://greatscenicrailways.co.uk/looe-rail-heritage-stories/

 


Easter Week Day 3 

Posted: 03/04/2019
Veronica White

The Last Supper

Rev Chloe explained that Jesus wanted to teach his friends an important lesson by washing their feet. He knew that he wouldn’t be with them much longer because he was soon going to die. He wanted his friends to remember that he loved them so much that he became like a servant to them. 
After this all the disciples sat together to eat the Passover feast. The children sang Easter songs to the tunes of Nursery rhymes and shared the bread and 'wine' (juice) like Jesus did at The Last Supper.

 


Easter Week Day 2 

Posted: 02/04/2019
Veronica White

The Den of Thieves in the temple

Today Rev Chloe set up St Cuby's Church as the temple - the children had to pretend to be market traders, soldiers, shoppers, beggars and thieves - she said they could be very noisy! Rev Chloe took on the part of Jesus and when she shouted very, very loudly - 'This is God's house' , and she flipped over a table and sent money flying everywhere, everyone was very shocked and stopped what they were doing. The children had to think about how each of their characters would have reacted when Jesus did this in the temple. Tomorrow we will think about The Last Supper.

 


Rev Chloe's Easter Week Day 1 

Posted: 02/04/2019
Veronica White

Palm Sunday

Every day this week Rev Chloe's assemblies are based on Easter Week. Monday's assembly was outside the church and the children reenacted the procession of Jesus and his followers into Jerusalem and marching Roman soldiers. The children had palm crosses and waved them shouting Hosanna as they processed from outside the school into the church grounds. Rev Chloe invited the children to think about how ordinary people might have reacted to seeing the events of that day.

 


Read for Good 

Posted: 19/03/2019
Veronica White

Sponsored Read 


Research has shown that children who enjoy reading and spend more time reading for pleasure have better reading and writing skills, a broader vocabulary, and an increased general knowledge and understanding of other cultures.
Thank you to Mrs Dunn for organising our sponsored read - we raised a wonderful £168.50 for books for children in hospital. Well done to all the children and families who took part. Reading for pleasure has a dramatic impact on educational outcomes, wellbeing and is also a huge pleasure in itself.
The school has been given a voucher for £33.70 and also a selection of free books. .

Cece is the winner of the £10 National Book token for raising the most money!



 


Red Nose Day 

Posted: 17/03/2019
Veronica White

Red Nose Day

Rev Chloe came to school at the end of the day and engaged all the children in an exciting and 'catchy' singing assembly. Collective worship gives pupils and staff the opportunity to engage in an act of community while exploring the big questions of life and responding to national events and affirming our Christian value of Friendship, which we are concentrating on this term.

Thank you to everyone who came to school dressed in red and for donating a fantastic £114 towards the worth while charity.

 


Miro Project Started 

Posted: 13/03/2019
Veronica White

Miro Sculpture Planning in progress..

Today was the start of our Miro Sculpture project with artist Sean Hewitt. The children learned about the Spanish artist Miro and studied some of his work. They then looked at the alphabet in the style of Miro and using this for inspiration created an image of their own names.
Following on from this they created fish designs which will eventually be used as part of a large sculpture which will be placed in the playground.

 


Cinderella Ball 

Posted: 13/03/2019
Veronica White

Class 1's Cinderella Ball

The children have written fantastic stories based on Cinderella. They have made their own versions of the fairytale and enjoyed sharing their stories. Today Class 1 was transformed into a ballroom. There was dancing and music. There was food and drinks to share. The children made a pinata which caused great excitement when broken. They linked their Cinderella fairy tale to a Spanish version of the story which is part of the whole school topic this term - Why do people go to Spain on their holidays?

 


World Book Day 

Posted: 10/03/2019
Veronica White

Big Booky Breakfast and Shared Read

Thank you to our PTFA who provided tea and crumpets for our Big Booky Breakfast on World Book Day. Parents and children arrived in school from 8:30 and enjoyed breakfast together before going to the classrooms and making themselves comfortable to share books and stories. We had an excellent turn out. There was a fantastic array of costumes including dragons, princesses, explorers and enormous crocodiles!

Reading together for just 10 minutes a day can really improve reading outcomes for children. Sharing stories can take place anywhere and anytime and will improve reading skills, improve vocabulary and understanding of structure of stories. Reading with your child at home and writing in their reading diary is very worthwhile.

 


Wild Tribe Cabin 

Posted: 27/02/2019
Veronica White

Wild Tribe Cabin Progress

Thank you to our wonderful PTFA and group of parents who gave their time over half term to starting to build our Wild Tribe Cabin. It will be a wonderful resource for the school.

We are keen to use our outdoor space in a fun and interactive way. The Wild Tribe programme successfully meets the needs of the curriculum and provides teachers and teaching assistants with the tools to use the outside in an innovative way with children, teaching them to manage challenge and risks safely.

Lots of people have made donations to our Wild Tribe fund and sponsored various items - tools and equipment. Please see our sponsor form in the office if you feel you can help.
It's all very exciting.
Thank you.

 


CreativiTEA Train Trip 

Posted: 12/02/2019
Veronica White

Tuesday 12th February  CreativiTEA 

Class 2 enjoyed a trip on the train from Liskeard to Looe and back again as part of a creative writing project supported by Sally Crabtree. The Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership were making a CreativiTEA event film to document the Looe Valley Line heritage project. The children travelled with an invited guest, an older member of the community, and interviewed them about their memories of the Looe Valley Line.

The children prepared for the event by writing and eating their words (written on edible rice paper)! They designed edible paper decorations for cakes which they enjoyed on the train. The children decided on interview questions to put to their guests about their railway experiences. Some of the guests told them about picking flowers along the railway line when they were young, going to work on the train and travelling to the seaside in Looe.

Thank you to Rebecca Cattrell (DCRP) and Sally Crabtree who worked with us on the project.

 


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