Constantine Cornwall

Constantine School carries on through Covid

Cags Glbert, Head of School

What a strange start to the school year it has been with a full school in one day, closed the next following Boris’ announcement and then open again on Wednesday with Remote Learning also in full swing. Our staff, pupils and parents responded so well to the changes and we had no prior warning, finding out by listening to the news at 8pm along with most of the nation on Monday 4 January.

As a school we are pleased to be offering on-site education for a limited number of children who cannot be safely cared for at home, due to essential parental working commitments or other reasons as identified by the school. As a community we have all been doing what we can to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus and even more so now that the new variant is circulating in our local area and positive cases are rising rapidly. The fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in the wider society.

Therefore, we have asked that children only attend Constantine School at times when no other arrangements can be made for them to stay safely at home. For those learning from home the provision is the same as in school with 3 hours provided for KS1 and 4 hours per day for KS2 as per the DFE’s guidance. This includes a combination of live check-ins, Zoom calls, recorded lessons and tasks set that do not require children to be on screen. There is a wide variety of physical activity, singing, yoga, art and design all taking place too. Well done to all our families as the engagement in home learning is great. We know what a juggle it is to try and do your own work and or manage the learning of one or more children also. In school we are also juggling with keeping in touch with those at home, setting learning for in-school and at home, marking it all and also caring for our own families. So, to those of you who are being too hard on yourselves, please remember, that we are all learning and doing our best to manage all the changes both in and out of school. Well done!

Sponsored Events
At the end of the Autumn Term we ran a Santa Fun Run and Christmas Jumper days to raise money for new equipment to play with at play and lunchtimes. The money raised has helped buy some exciting equipment our Kids Council representatives wanted for the playground.LAB Local

Advisory Board
Our LAB (Governors) are always on the lookout for ways in which to make productive links with the community, so if there are ideas out there then please contact our chair Mrs Jude Carroll via the school.

Home and School learning
Here is a sample of some of the other great learning our pupils have been engrossed in.