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Friday 22nd January

Dear Parents and Carers
Thank you so much for all that you have done this week in terms of making sure that pupils are accessing work, attending Live Team meetings, checking back and watching meetings if you miss the live ones, sending in work, emailing us and picking up the ‘phone if we call. We know just how challenging it all is and we have been amazed by the impressive quality of so much of the work that has been sent and uploaded. The pupils in class, whether they are here for one day or all week have been amazing too and I have seen some truly magnificent work. Year 6 today were drawing Spiderman and the ones that I have seen uploaded are SO much better than anything I could ever do. I was lucky enough to listen to some of Year 5’s story openings this morning and there was some seriously good work in there. I feel some book deals coming on…. Nursery children have been working very hard on their winter topic; Reception children have been working really hard on their winter topic and have been exploring how best to melt ice in very inventive ways. Year 2 have been writing their own version of the Slowly, Slowly, Slowly story and are doing very well indeed (my story would have been quietly, quietly, quietly, crept the mouse I think…). Year 4 made Viking Shields and this was a VERY popular activity – we saw some stupendous ones! Year 3 and Year 1 have made some super edible things this week (Year 1 did not find the penguin sadly, as he has decided to stay in Antarctica) and I have also had some really positive feedback on the orienteering that Year 3 have been doing too. One parent said that the whole family got out of the house to complete the orienteering course that was plotted around the town and that they ALL loved it. Good work all! 

Once again, if you are struggling to get online, or are finding it tricky with more than one child in the house and not enough devices, PLEASE let us know as if we can help, we will.  

My assembly for this week is varied (!). I talk about some news that has happened this week and I start to teach the beginning of a very catchy Cornish Song ‘Harry’s Song For Cornwall’ and I am predicting that you will LOVE it. And, you can then sing it for the rest of the week after Monday. I also decided to read a lovely book that I heard in a Nursery session this week (It’s amazing what you can hear in a school corridor). Do give it a listen next week for some (hopeful) light relief. 

I wonder if I could also please ask you a favour. We would like to know how we are doing with our remote learning provision.  If you get a minute, please could you complete the questionnaire linked below. It will really help us to know if we need to tweak anything but also helps us breathe a sigh of relief if you are happy with what we are doing.  Thank you. 

We miss seeing everyone in school. We cannot wait to be all together again, but for now, please take care and keep doing what you can, when you can. Don’t forget to be kind to yourself.  This is the most important thing. 
Enjoy the weekend as much as you can and stay safe. 

Kindest regards
Ms Whitlock


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Welcome to Wadebridge Primary Academy’s website. We aim to deliver a professional, media rich information and communication portal for all stakeholders needs. We encourage you to peruse the site and welcome your feedback on all aspects of the site.

We are one of the largest primary schools in Cornwall with 16 classes of children organised in a two form entry school from Nursery through to Year 6. There are 92 trained staff members who deliver exciting learning opportunities for children in all phases. We have a well resourced and organised school. All classes have access to an additional work space for creative arts, technology and withdrawal groups. In addition to this we have a huge school hall and stage area.

At the back of this is our on-site kitchen where all our meals are cooked. We have a large two-story Library, separate ICT suite, a well equipped technology room, conference room, resource room, staff room, Teachers’ planning area and associated office space not to mention our fabulous outside areas! This is a school with space and creative opportunities to fill that space!

We are committed to developing all aspects of learning in the creative way to allow children to experience and consider art, dance, drama and digital media and learning outdoors. We offer wrap around care with our on-site club Bridge Kids. Here children are able to join our breakfast and after school facilities from 7.30am-6pm.

Friends of Wadebridge Primary are a well organised group of parents, grandparents and friends who help to organise additional community activities which raise money to provide some of the ‘extras’ our children enjoy including end of term treats, theatre visits, additional school trips and additional resources to use at playtimes.

Ms R Whitlock, Headteacher.


Ms R Whitlock

Gonvena Hill
PL27 6BL

01208 814560

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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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