School Newsletter

How has art changed at CVPS? Staff researched the skills they wanted the children to have in art and design last summer, and we have changed some of the approaches to meet the challenges of developing these skills. So you may well hear your children discussing some of the language of artists when they come home after their lessons. They will talk
about tone, line, shading, the perspectives, the shading, as well as the subject of their creations.

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Almost in the swing of things this term. The beginning of the week got off to a fantastic start as our new resident artist Jane McCracken joined pupils in year 3 and 4 to share some of her amazing skills as an artist specialising in wild animals.

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Welcome back to all year groups! We were delighted how all classes got back into the swing of things at the start of the week on Tuesday. A huge well done to children, staff and parents who prepared so well for the returns. With
fantastically turned out new uniforms, great punctuality and a real patience from families with the new staggered start and finish times we really appreciate the team effort that helped us to get off to a great start.

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And so we say farewell to this academic year! Woodlice have been hunted, music has been made and Y1 have even looked at the pet ducks that have hatched in Lily’s home. There has been more amazing Y4 artwork as well. The children are amazing us (as they always do) with their innovation, enthusiasm and hard work in school this week, seeking to please in all they do. This is the last newsletter and we hope that you enjoy the very well deserved summer break from the end of next Tuesday.

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It really is the people who make our school special and they haven’t changed…much! (both adults and children). By the end of Day 2 back in school this week the children were already pretty well settled, with a lot of smiling faces and very happy children in lessons and during playtimes outside.

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There were lots of emotions at today’s Y6 graduation celebration in school with a jampacked day of activities. We congratulated each individual on what we saw made them distinctively different and then we spent time enjoying food, funfair rides and remembering good times.

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Thank you so much to all the families who returned the information online using the parent survey as requested. We urge you all to let the school know if you have a different email or would like hard copies sent out of these important communications. During the current climate contact details are essential, so please let us know if they change as soon as possible.

We were delighted that so many parents responded positively to the survey and we can provide a place to every parent across school who responded with no more than 15 children in each new bubble.

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I’m sure that all staff and school leaders (as well as the children), were cautiously optimistic (as I was), about returning to school on Monday. We were tasked at CVPS with the responsibility of caring for the children, giving them a taste of a ‘new normal’ and keeping children as well as our adults all safe in school. As robust as our consultation and risk assessments have been, we never know whether plans are fully effective until the children try them out. And they have totally enjoyed trying them out as the pictures and parents have told us! Staggered start/finish times are working well – and the one way system at the front of the school has benefitted from strong support from our families. Thank you. We have sanitised every surface in sight several times by the end of the day and the children now line up to go out, to come in, to wash hands.

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Business as usual at CVPS! It’s definitely business as usual at school this week. We have seen some amazing learning while adults in the world consider the national situation! Early years children explored and investigated the world around them with a focus on light and dark – building houses in the outdoors for Daddy Bear. Y6 problem solve using
the pond, and Y5 extract DNA from strawberries. Y5 have completed some inspirational artwork in their classes as well. Y4 watched the effects of heat on sugar and bicarbonate of soda as they made ‘cinder toffee’ they have been amazed about the quantity of sugar in their foods, and the impact of sugar on their teeth. In Y3 they now know the difference between soil types such as clay and compost – they have explored filtering and what happens during filtration. Year 2 have worked hard on some Andy Warhol examples, using printing methods and you can see their excitement in the photos above. Year 1 have been learning all about Emperor Penguins and starting to learn their speeches for our oracy day.

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A Letter to all Parents & Carers

Dear Parent/Carer. The NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. programme is visiting our school to make sure our pupils have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse. I’m pleased to tell you that we will be working with the NSPCC, the UK’s leading children’s charity, who’ll be delivering their Speak out. Stay safe. programme this term. This is a nationwide programme for every primary-school-aged child in the UK and Channel Islands. With the help of their friendly mascot Buddy, they’ll be presenting an assembly to the children in our school as well as a workshop for Years 5 and 6.

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