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Poltair English and Art Department are working on a project linking Art and literacy together. Some Year 7 English students and also Year 9 art students have had the opportunity to be involved in a project called 'Story Republic', this has been set up by the organisation KEAP.

Both Year groups attended a very sunny outdoor visit to Wheal Martyn on the 26th of February, they used the surroundings of this old mining area and the experience of the visiting poet, to get immersed in the environment.

On Friday 26th February, the Year 9 students worked with the artist John Keys to create a 3D story telling of Wheal Martyn creating their ideas from recycled books.

The Year 7 students produced some particularly impressive poems.

The students work will become part of an exhibition that is taking place at Wheal Martyn over Easter.

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Story Republic by Michaela, Amy, Kayna and Sophie

Year 7 English Set 1 were given the privilege to work with a published, local poet named Lucy. We also got the chance to go Wheal Martyn where we got inspiration for different kinds of poems such as kennings, diamantes and many more. We read Cornish poets' poems such as Jack Clemo and James Goodman, where we cut and paste to make poems of our own.

At Wheal Martyn, we explored the site and travelled up to the top of one of the clay pits. As we reached the top, we found inspiration to use in our poems. We saw the beautiful landscape, which was magnificent. We took in the picturesque scene of where the clay workers used to mine everyday under all conditions.

Lucy is a creative, moving poet who takes in every word from every poet she knows and analyses it within the class. She also taught us how to edit your poems to make them even better and imaginative. The photos that Mrs Whitbread-Abrutat took were helpful as they made our imaginations flow to create our original poems!

We also got the amazing and mind-blowing opportunity to present them at Wheal Martyn ourselves! Also, we are doing something special at the Truro Festival but we don't know what it is yet... So prepare yourself.

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Year 6 Transition

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Home Learning Wonder Wall

Well done to all the excellent work students are producing please see some examples of the work completed each day during distance learning.

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Policy Review

Dear Parents and Carers


As you may be aware, the statutory guidance from the Department for Education around Relationships and Sex Education has changed. Here at Poltair School, we have worked hard to think about how to teach this to our students, making sure that our lessons are engaging and designed to suit the needs of all of our students in an age appropriate manner. Students will have a lesson called Personal Development once a fortnight, in which this and other topics will be covered. This was formerly known as Morals and Ethics.


We would like to get feedback from our community in order to finalise our policy on the delivery of this important curriculum area. Our draft policy is available on our website for your consideration, and we welcome any questions, comments or feedback via email to Clare Price ([email protected]). When we are able to open up the site to parents and carers, we will hold a review and consultation meeting at school to consider our policy and delivery further. Please send any communications by 10th July 2020 at the latest.

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Policy - Relationships & Sex Education

Policy - Relationships & Sex Education


Contact during exceptional circumstances

It is important that all children, families and professionals are able to contact key staff to share information in respect of safeguarding and concerns.

Following the wider opening of all CELT schools, there is now a member of the safeguarding team on duty in school every day. Please contact the school directly and ask for the DSL if you have any concerns you wish to discuss.

The dedicated CELT e mail address is still in operation and can be used if, for any reason, you are unable to contact the school;

[email protected]

This will be monitored during office hours only, Monday to Friday.

However, you should contact the Police or Social Care if you feel that a child is at risk of immediate serious harm.


Moments in Time 2020


A reflection on the ideas, thoughts, feelings, surroundings and effects of the Corona school closures on Poltair pupils.


The Poltair Art Department have started a Poltair Pinterest page.


Students are emailing work they have completed at home to their teachers, the work is then showcased on the page.


Some fantastic work on there already:


Moments in Time 2020 - Pinterest

Resources

 

Free Software For Children

Following our upgrade to Office 365 we can now offer all students free licenses to use the latest version of Microsoft Office at home, this includes Microsoft Office on a Mac, and also Microsoft Office on Android or iOS.

Office 365 At Poltair

Click the link above to download your copy now!