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School Closure 

 Friday was such an unusual and unprecedented day at school. We said goodbye to the children and we have no idea when we will see them again. My thoughts were especially with the Y6 as this could have possibly been their final day at Primary school.
Please continue to check back onto the website regularly where learning suggestions will be posted. Learning will be posted in class blogs.
The school is open for those children of key workers bit the advice remains that the safest place for your child to be is at home. 
Please listen to the Government advice - stay at home and stay safe.
Looking forward to seeing you all again when normality returns. 



Amazing Trip To Bath

Class 2 enjoyed an amazing trip to the Roman Baths on 11th March. This was an excellent way to round off our topic on the "What the Romans did for us?". Feedback from the pupils included- "It blew my mind", "The best trip ever", "I loved it!" and "I want to go again". The class worked in pairs to create their own documentaries and we are looking forward to sharing these on the website in the near future!


Happy St. Piran's Day 

A fun afternoon of singing and dancing

Pupils from Gunnislake joined their peers from Delaware, along with members of their families to enjoy a rousing afternoon of singing and dancing - all in honour of St. Piran - Cornwall's Patron Saint! We were accompanied by the amazingly talented Rubber Band.



Happy World Book Day!

Everyone at Gunnislake enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day. There were lions, cat in the hats, princesses and, of course, Harry Potter to mention just a few.
Mrs Nash read us one of her favourite stories in assembly and we talked about the books which we like best!


Welcome Mr Hamilton 

Mr Hamilton

We are delighted to welcome a new teacher to Gunnislake. Mr Lee Hamilton is in his 5th year of teaching. He has taught in various size schools and has also represented his Country at hurdles in his younger days. He is looking forward to covering some exciting work with Class 2.


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 

We have decorated a tree at local farm shop Tre Pol Pen. Children from both classes made some amazing decorations. The trees will be showcased in a Christmas shopping event on 5th December.


Reading Is Fun! 

We have invested in some lovely reading diaries. Reading is such a crucial skill, not just for school but for life! Please use these diaries to record reading that has taken place at home. Celebrate the books with your children and have fun using the stickers and completing the reading awards.
Happy Reading!


Meet the Governors 

Some of the parents met two of our Governors last week. For those of you who couldn't make it let me introduce you to Mr. Stephen Corcoran our Chair of Governors and Mrs. Caroline Lake our EYFS Governor.  If you have any questions, ideas or comments for them then do not hesitate to email Stephen on stephen.corcoran1@btinternet.com. 
The next 'meet with the Governors' will be on 28th January 2020 at 1.00pm.


Come to Breakfast Club! 

Breakfast Club is Fun!

Why not send your child/ren to breakfast club at school. It starts at 8.00am every day. They can enjoy a healthy, tasty breakfast. There are also lots of games to play and we are investing in some new play equipment- take a look at the new dolls house!


Welcome Back 

Welcome back and hello!

Welcome back to school! Hope that you have had a wonderful summer with your families. We are pleased to welcome a new face to Gunnislake- Mr. Jamie Clatworthy. Mr. Clatworthy (AKA Mr. C) is in his second year of teaching and is full of great ideas to make learning fun for the children. Mr C. is a big fan of sport- especially football and will be working hard to develop PE across Gunnislake (and Delaware too). I know that you will join me in welcoming him . 
Mrs Feakins is having a great time on her travels around the globe and we are all missing her. We welcome two new members of staff in class 1- Miss Marianne Wright and Miss Elowen Fleming- they have settled in well and are getting to know the children. They are great additions to our team here at Gunnislake.
We also welcome back Mrs Fraser who has returned to the office following her absence in the summer term due to a toe injury. It's lovely to have you back, Dawn!


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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.

Gunnislake Primary is closed. Delaware Primary will act as our 'Hub' school. If you have any concerns or your circumstances change (Critical Worker or Vulnerable Child) contact me asap:
email: head@gunnislakeprimary.co.uk
Tel:01822 83255

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