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End of Term - March 2024

by Aspire / Cusgarne


Cusgarne Primary School
March 2024
Diary Dates
Thursday 28th March - Last day of term, 3pm finish

Summer Term 2024
Wednesday 24th April - After school clubs begin, an email will be sent w/c 15th April with club details.
Thursday 25th April - RNLI safety assembly
Thursday 25th April 3pm - Kingfisher London trip meeting
Monday 6th May - Bank Holiday
Monday 13th May - SATs week.
Wednesday 15th May - After school clubs will not run this week, due to SATs. Wraparound is available.
Tuesday 21st May 2.15pm - Y6 Richard Lander Transition Meeting - parents welcome to attend
Wednesday 22nd-Friday 24th May - Kingfisher Residential Trip to London
27th - 31st May - Half Term
Thursday 6th June 5.30pm - Starling Class play
Friday 7th June - Year 6 Bikeability (GROUP A & B)
Thursday 13th June - Kingfisher Class to take part in the Cornwall Kingfisher Award Scheme
Thursday 13th June 7pm - Online Safety Talk for Parents
Tuesday 18th June 1-3pm - Sports Day (1st reserve Thurs 20th June, 2nd reserve Fri 21st June)
Monday 24th - Thursday 27th June - Mini Police Week for Kingfisher Class
Friday 28th June - Year 6 Bikeability (GROUP A)
Monday 1st & Friday 5th July - Year 6 Bikeability (GROUP B)
Wednesday 10th July - Last day for after school clubs
Friday 12th July - Global Boarders Surf Day Years 5 & 6
Monday 15th July 1.30pm - Kingfisher Class play, afternoon performance
Tuesday 16th July - 6pm - Kingfisher Class play, evening performance
Tuesday 23rd July - Year 6 Leavers Assembly 9.30am & Last day of term 1pm Finish
Wednesday 24th July - INSET Day
Head of School Welcome
Dear Parents,

As we come to the end of this term, I wanted to first reflect on the achievements made by our children. On Monday 13th March the whole school attended the Cornwall Music Festival, and I have to say that every single child made me feel so proud of their efforts; they completed their storytelling with great enthusiasm, were focused throughout, and kept the audience engaged at all times. We then had our recorder trio compete a couple of days later, and once again they performed with such precision, and their pieces sounded beautiful. Well done girls, you showed bravery for getting up & performing not just as a group, but as soloists too, and your commitment to rehearsals was second to none. 

We also had one of our Year 5 girls compete in the second round of cross country qualifiers, and she came a very respectful 26th place amongst all the other schools who competed. We are very proud of you, what a super effort. 

Another achievement of this term was that our girls celebrated International Women's Day in style, they joined in the biggest ever football session #LetGirlsPlay and were a part of the 475,000 girls who participated, which is a huge & very impressive number! Whether these girls play football out of school or not, it was fantastic to see them all come together & be a part of this movement, showcasing that football is changing for girls, and that now, more than ever, girls football is on the up. 

I have to mention the Aspire Connect 40 Relay which took place throughout March, with myself & Mrs. Turner playing our role in delivering the baton to Shortlanesend school. It was a tough, challenging cycle, and words cannot explain how happy we were to arrive at our destination that day, but what a fantastic event to be a part of. The children & staff of Cusgarne did us all proud with the huge congratulations they gave the Aspire team when they arrived from Mount Hawke, and also the tremendous send off that they gave myself & Mrs. Turner. Some of you may or may not have seen that we appeared on BBC Spotlight, lots of children were quick to let us know they'd seen their teachers on the telly! Our children also played their part in the fundraising by participating in a sports afternoon on Friday 8th March, there were a variety of activities (obstacle course, football matches, LEGO tower building & a dance competition, to name a few!) and all children had the opportunity to move around school and test out what was on offer. Thank you to our Year 6 organisers, and also to Miss Medcalf for all her hard work at organising & supporting our school throughout the fundraising. As of Monday 25th March, Aspire schools had raised £4,200 - if you were one of those kind donations, then thank you very much for your support. 

Head of School Welcome Continued ...
We were very fortunate to have Hermione come in and deliver art sessions to our children. Each child produced their own pattern repeat piece & we will create a showcase of all their work in the hall. Thank you to Hermione for spending her time with us, your knowledge and love of art & drawing is clear to see, and the children took away so much from your sessions - we may even have a future illustrator or two within our school! 

Looking ahead to next term, and it's no secret that the Summer Term can often be a busy one! First up we have Kingfisher's residential trip to London - we've got so much planned for them including visiting Parliament, heading to the theatre to see Matilda, and a visit to Harry Potter World! There's so much to see & do in London & it's important to make the most of every minute. Parents please note that there is a meeting for this trip on Thursday 25th April, we will hand out the itinerary, kit list & talk through all other relevant information. If you can't attend then please do let school know.

We are also delighted to announce that for the first time, Starling Class will be performing in their very own play in June, as well as Kingfisher Class in July - please see diary dates. 

This year's Sports Day will take place on Tuesday 18th June 1-3pm up on our school field. Obviously, as always, this is weather permitting & should we need to then we have reserve sports days for the Thursday or Friday of the same week. We will of course inform you of any date change as soon as possible, but let's hope for sunny weather & a warm afternoon! 

Lastly, I just want to wish you all a wonderful Easter break - whether going away on holiday, making plans locally or just slowing down for a couple of weeks to enjoy quality time together as a family. Let's also hope for some sunshine, as after all the rain we've had, we must be due some warm weather! 

Take care,

Mr. Barnard

Celebrating St. Piran's Day
On 5th March we celebrated St. Piran's Day across the school. We can confirm that lots of scone tasting took place (Starlings also tried Saffron Buns but they didn't go down well!), Kingfisher Class sang beautifully to 'Cornwall My Home', Robin Class made some excellent Cornish flags, and Starlings wrote some beautiful acrostic poems. Each class discussed what St. Piran's Day means to us & why we celebrate it.
Robin Class
Robin Class have been studying 'Where The Wild Things Are', and even adapted this for their storytelling entry in this year's Cornwall Music Festival, which they really excelled in! As well as English, the children also created their own 'wild things' in art, and then wrote a paragraph describing their characters. This has made for a lovely display outside of our classroom.

We have also been looking at different religious stories, and seeing how they cross over with each other. The children produced some fabulous animals to show them 'two by two' on Noah's Ark.

In Geography we have been looking at landmarks, not just here in the UK, but globally too. The children have really enjoyed exploring this topic, their knowledge on where things are in the world has improved leaps & bounds.

Lastly, we finished this term looking at the Easter Story, creating our own timeline of events & producing some fabulous Easter creations. You have worked super hard this term Robins, we hope you have a wonderful Easter, try not to eat too much chocolate!