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Wishing we were all together at the end of term... 

We are at the end of a very busy and very unusual term. It has had its ups and downs - as is life - but we have so much to be proud of. We had a fantastic Book Fortnight as well as a wonderful term linked to the Arts. The classrooms have been full of creativity and interesting learning. It is such a shame that we are not all together to celebrate our termly achievements but I wanted to share an assembly with you and tell you how proud I am of you all - you have worked incredibly hard, have made leaps and bounds in your learning and I want you to know that the staff will be ready to welcome you all back as soon as it is safe for us to do so. You are all in my thoughts and I hope you are all well and are enjoying the lovely spring sunshine. Remember...be kind...and look after each other.


Almost time for lift off! 

Follow Mr Jones' Activ8 Workouts! Thank you Mr Jones for sharing this with us...Joe who?!


Welcome to the head's Blog 

Please visit the Head's Blog regularly for news, information and communications from St Cleer Primary Academy.
Michele Spencer
Head teacher


EMAIL from NSPCC... 

We visited earlier this year to deliver the Speak Out Stay Safe programme in your school and I wanted to share with you our support during the coming weeks/months. I thought I would make contact with you at this most uncertain time to offer you some links to support your staff and pupils. I can imagine you are having to deal with a huge workload at present. Please have a look at the NSPCC website for advice on how to discuss the Corona Virus with children and offer them the Child Line number if they are worried and don’t have a trusted adult to support them: www.nspcc.org.uk/kids www.nspcc.org.uk/schools Childline number: 08001111 

The adult helpline is 08088005000 help@nspcc.org.uk I wish you and the staff well and please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any support.


Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day. 

E.B. White the author of Charlotte's Web wrote these words in challenging times and they feel apt today. Please remember in the coming days and weeks, we are here if you need us. Please email or call the school next week if you need anything or you just need to talk.
Take care and have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Spencer 


Closures and staying calm 

These are unprecedented times and I appreciate that there are concerns about what happens next. I am working hard with the Trust and with staff to ensure that we share as much learning resources with you as we can. We are awaiting further information on what next week will look like and what service we will provide. I will be in touch as soon as I can about this.

I attach a document to share with your child if this is helpful,
Kind regards to you all

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Spreading Kindness 

Positive Role Models

The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors were busy working in Pre-school, Reception and year 1 this week. They worked with the children on building their confidence speaking to each other and sharing what makes them special.

"Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves."  Princess Diana


Alas poor Yorick! 

It really has been a special week at St Cleer! Trelawny was sung out at full voice, diary writing from various characters' perspective was drafted, children and staff alike donned their Shakespeare inspired outfits and took to the World Book Day catwalk!

Thank you to the children, staff and wonderful parents who really went with it and made the day magical!

Thank you to Mrs Birch who worked with all of the staff to make this Book Fortnight linked to A Midsummer Night's Dream such and enchanted learning experience for us all!


NSPCC Speak Out Campaign 

KS1 and KS2 had an assembly today delivered by the NSPCC team. The children had time to explore what being safe means and how important it is to share their worries with a trusted adult.

The children were fantastically behaved and engaged in these sessions. They were very clear about who their trusted adults were and why it is important to share a worry.

The team shared the free NSPCC online support which can be visited at: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ 

The childline number 0800 1111 remains a free number for all children to use to access advice and support.


A Midsummer Night's Dream 

What a wonderful start to the half term it has been with the launch of our Book Fortnight where the whole school is inspired by this Shakespearean work. I have seen parents making fairy houses, children composing original music inspired by the text, staff creating inspiring displays.

I am so looking forward to seeing the writing that comes from this work next week and the Shakespeare inspired costumes for World Book day on Thursday 5th March. 

DEMETRIUS: "Are you sure That we are awake? It seems to me that yet we sleep, we dream."


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Our Values...



We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.



We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.



We are the best we can be.



We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.



We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.



We are passionate about learning.

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