Year 4 enjoyed lunch in the shade after an enjoyable morning of sports. It's hard to choose, but I think my favourite event was the 'Tectonic Plate Race'. I won't spoil the surprise by explaining it to you, and I'm not sure that I could! Look out for the Year 4 blogs next week - you're in for a treat.
As the government moves to lift many of the Covid -19 restrictions on Monday, the DfE has been sending updates to schools explaining what we are and are not expected to continue in September. The new guidance allows us to end the current bubble system, but we are expected to maintain the enhanced levels of hygiene and ventilation.
As we are so close to the end of term, the routines for the children will remain the same until the start of the Autumn term. However, one of the restrictions we will remove from Monday is the requirement for adults to wear a face mask when outside and socially distanced. I look forward to seeing some of your faces in their entirety for the first time in several months!
Below are this week's Achievers. We will celebrate their excellent work and attitudes during assembly on Monday. Please visit the class blogs for the rest of the week's news..
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Brunel Primary and Nursery Academy is a larger than average primary school in Cornwall with approximately 294 pupils on roll. Brunel provides the full range of pre-school care, primary education, and before and after school Kids Club, all on one secure site. Most of the children who join us at two, three or four remain at Brunel until they leave for secondary school at age eleven.
After operating as a stand-alone Academy since 2011 Brunel became part of the Bridge Schools Trust in 2016. The Trust is committed to delivering high quality educational provision across all its 14 academies whilst encouraging each Academy to reflect the individual needs of its own local community. We welcome the additional support and learning opportunities that being part of a Trust provides.
We are situated on a quiet site, away from busy roads yet conveniently close to Saltash Health Centre, Library and Leisure Centre and adjacent to Saltash Children’s Centre. We have an extensive site and are very fortunate in being able to work with children in such varied and attractive surroundings. Both the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 sites have large playgrounds surrounded by trees and shrubs, and the school has its own vegetable plots, chickens, fixed play equipment, separate Early Years Foundation Stage play areas and a large playing field.
Our Cornish school motto is ‘Degemer An Jydh’ which approximately translates to ‘Seize the Day’. We encourage pupils to make the most of all the varied opportunities that attending our school provides and not waste a minute of their learning experiences.
Our pupils are happy and tell us that they enjoy their time at Brunel, with fun learning and teachers and staff who know them and who are always there to help. Our parent and family communications tell us that they are happy with the school, that they feel their children are safe and that the school cares about them. We strongly believe in the whole child and preparing our pupils to be active citizens for life in a modern, democratic society. Saltash is rich and vibrant town and we are proud of our strong community links.
Safeguarding and welfare is intrinsic and essential in all that we do at Brunel Primary. Children are taught the values of determination, responsibility, curiosity, excellence, enthusiasm and creativity. We promote open and honest communication with parents, carers and the professionals who support us.
If you require a paper copy of information on our website then please contact the school office and this will be provided.
Mrs Suzanne Cooper Headteacher
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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