Staff and children had an exciting return on Monday after aliens landed in the school field during the Christmas holidays. The school assembly was interrupted by an urgent message requesting that children assist with an investigation to gather more information. Although no aliens were actually spotted, broken pieces of metal, other debris and large three-toed, blue footprints were discovered in an area which was cordoned off by police tape. “The aliens took all of our books and left lots of junk and some weird gooey stuff plus some paint from their alien ship on our field,” said Tom P (Year 6). Children quickly came to the conclusion that an alien space ship must have crashed and that the aliens had taken all the books! A large range of alien-themed activities took place throughout the day. “All the activities we did throughout the day were fun and included art and a news report which we filmed,” reported Leila (Year 6).
Our New School Council
Here are Kea’s new School Councillors. They meet regularly to discuss issues and present views from their classmates. This term they will be addressing the subjects of English lessons and school meals.
Manager Mrs Lee said,
‘The children have plenty to say. They are going to be a good team.’
Go Fast Look Good
Year 6 went to the Greenpower car races at an airfield in Newquay on Wednesday. We took part in a slalom race and a drag race, some of my friends were racing in the slalom race, but I was in the dragrace. There were over 70 cars taking part, some from as far away as the Midlands. It was amazing to be in such a fantastic event. Tamsyn and Anna drove the cars in the main race, they were in the same heat and came first and second. My friend Tamsyn made it into the semifinals. Sadly she didn’t win, but it was great to get that far. Kea won the prize for best presented team. By Emma Y6
Twelve representatives from Year 5 (pictured above) attended a Sustainability Conference at Penair School with children from four other primary schools.
During the day they shared current green initiatives within their schools and discussed possible future environmental schemes which might benefit their schools.
Children in Wonderland!
Before half-term M&M Theatre Company visited the school to perform Alice in Wonderland. The children enjoyed a fast-paced and fun-filled production.
Helena (Y3) said, ‘I liked the Mad Hatter. He was very mad!’ Treana (Y2) said, ‘I liked it when Alice got smaller and bigger. She had a nice voice too.’
After the performance Year 6 took part in a workshop with the actors. Mrs Green said, ‘Our summer production will be based on the story of Alice in Wonderland. We got some good ideas about how to stage the production. The actors told the children about how they prepared for their parts.’
Children throughout the school have used the story as inspiration for their own pieces of writing.
A message from the Head Teacher
Kea School is a great place to learn and make friends. We are situated in a lovely rural location and have served the area around Kea, Playing Place, Feock and the City of Truro for over 130 years.
My main aim is that our 11 year olds transfer to secondary school as healthy, skilled, confident, enthusiastic and creative young people. Kea pupils develop strong values that enable them to make life-long friendships. I am particularly proud that our ex-pupils are noted for the way in which they take on responsibility and play a full and active part in their secondary school communities.
The school has excellent facilities. There are spacious, well equipped classrooms, and extensive, attractive grounds. The school shares the site with Kea Pre-School and Out of School Club, which provides a high standard of pre-school and after school and holiday care. The setting was graded ‘good’ by OFSTED in 2009.
Kea is a ‘good’ school (OFSTED 2010) and we strive to ensure that we offer a constantly improving service to our pupils, parents and community.
I am proud of the success of our pupils and am delighted to welcome you to the school community. If you have need of further information please contact me and I will be happy to help.
Kea stands out for me as a school that is also good at the things which are harder to measure…it is a wonderful community where people care what happens and there is a great deal of teamwork, respect and creativity
The enthusiasm and subject knowledge of the teachers shines through
I have really enjoyed my time at Kea. It has been a wonderful experience that I will never forget
Year 6 Leaver
Take a look at our beautiful location…
Kind words for Kea:
From starting school, pupils make good progress developing as mature, confident and articulate young people
Staff at Kea are very helpful and friendly. I know that I can speak to someone quickly if I have a problem and it will be dealt with