Constantine Cornwall

Constantine School News

Cags Gilbert, Head of School

We were delighted to open more widely in the second half of the summer term allowing more pupils to return to school. This enabled the majority of Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to return along with children of Key Workers in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5. Remote learning continued to take place via Class Dojo which is the platform we use to communicate with parents, carers and children at home and this proved very successful.

Those children at home continued to impress us with the quality of their home learning projects and ongoing maths and spelling work. Those in school also did well and here are some snippets of what we were getting up to:

Year 6 did a week long project and made some mechanical toys in Design Technology, learned how to do screen printing in Art, and in Drama they performed their play on the Jabberwocky in the woods.

Fal Class had some amazing Pirate fun and themed days. They also spent time improving the school environment.

Cornwall School Games 2020

As sports day couldn’t go ahead and the Cornwall School Games as originally planned couldn’t go ahead, we joined in with the virtual Cornwall School Games. This also took part during National School Sport Week and what a week we had! We joined over 10,000 unique participants and nearly 40,000 individual results registered, which is AMAZING!

It was an overwhelmingly positive week with so many children getting in- volved and getting active with their teachers, families and friends in school and at home. We take our Physical Edu- cation, school sport and physical activity very seriously and always promote the enjoyment and fun elements with all our children and staff. As a bonus we were delighted to finish the week having been awarded with eight medals in the following categories:

  • Gold Volleyball Year 4
  • Gold Volleyball Year 5
  • Gold Tennis Year 3
  • Silver Tennis Year 4
  • Bronze Tennis Year 2
  • Bronze Tennis Year 6
  • Silver Gym & Dance Year 3
  • Silver Making up the Miles Year 3

The games were streamed live daily on You Tube and they have been great and enjoyed by us all. Here are some quotes from our children and staff:

Erin Y4 “It helps me feel connected to my friend who I haven’t seen at all in lockdown “
Lucy Y4 “I like doing the miles and adding up over the day”

Sophie Y2 “I like the gym”
Morva Y1 “I have done lots of running”
Emilie Y1 “I liked the jumping high. I did one at home indoors and I’m going to do the ball one today at school”
Jimmy Y2 “I’ve been walking with my brother and sister and father”
Matthew Y2 “I love being active”
Alex y6 “it’s better doing things with friends”
Elijah “I was good at jumping because I do parkour “ Mrs G “It’s great to see every child and adult in school active, happy and going for it. There is a real buzz in every classroom. This virtual year has really enabled us to focus even more on equality and inclusion which has been inspirational- something that should surely continue next year’”
Miss M “it’s been great to get the kids active and focused on a common goal. They get so excited when they see our school in the videos”

Year 6 Leavers

Our Year Sixes were delighted to be back in school and although we couldn’t continue with all the usual Constantine School traditions we did manage a few surprises. They loved their leavers’ celebration, hoodies, gifts, awards and cream tea delivered on roller skates by the staff! We will miss them all greatly and wish them well in their future secondary schools for September. They have been the most amazing class and I have no doubts that they will continue to do us proud.

In line with government guidance, from September we will be welcoming ALL registered pupils to our school. There will be additional measures in place to ensure all pupils, parents and staff remain safe and these have been communicated via Class Dojo. If you have any questions then please contact school via email on: constantine@kernowlearning.co.uk