Stithians Community Primary School

Stithians Community Primary School

Inspiration - Understanding - Value - Responsibility

Stithians CP School, Church Road, Stithians, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 7DH

01209 860547


Welcome to Gunwalloe Class


Amanda Foster

Support Staff

Jo Strick Donna Ayres Kate Manley


Welcome to Gunwalloe Class.

It has been a pleasure to welcome all the new pupils and their families to the school through our 'meet and greet' sessions and other visits for school occasions.



Our Welcome Pack details all the day-to-day information you may require.

The Photo Gallery is full of helpful images of the Gunwalloe team, members of the school staff, and pictures of the inside and outside facilities.

The school's Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Policy includes:

  • The school's vision
  • Aims and principles
  • Planning and organising the curriculum
  • Classroom organisation and resources
  • Use of whole school resources
  • Induction
  • Involving parents
  • Language and literacy supporting the reception child
  • Assessment and record keeping
  • Monitoring and evaluation

The Early Years ELGs and Development Statements introduces parents to the seven areas of learning and development.

A baseline assessment will take place within the first six weeks of entry to school. This information pack is sent out to all parents at the beginning of the year. For more information, see the government website here.


Class information


Termly Newsletters

Click below to read the latest termly newsletter

Newsletter - Summer Term 1

Newsletter - Spring Term 2

Newsletter - Spring Term 1

Newsletter - Autumn Term 2

Newsletter - Autumn Term 1

Yearly Topic webs

Half-termly topic webs for the school year are shown below. Click on the available links to view the topic webs.

Autumn term Spring term Summer term

Who am I?

Let's Celebrate

Beep! All Aboard.

Our Growing Garden

Animals - from tall to short

? yet to be decided

Weekly celebration certificates

Date Pupil of the Week Virtue Award
4th May
Senan Olivia for friendship
20th April
Logan Elsa for friendship
30th Mar
        Annabelle W Ted for self control


Weekly blog

4th May 2023

We have packed alot into a very short week which has included listening to and sharing the story 'The Rescue Party'.  We have created consertina picture books which retell the story, used adjectives to describe how the little rabbit felt and created sentences using more adjectives to make our sentences fun to read.  In Maths we have been working on height.  We have used the vocabulary tall, short, tallest, shortest, shorter and taller.  We have measured using non standard units - cubes, in order to recognise how tall and short things are.  Craft this week has been creating, from junk, musical instruments that we had previosly planned. Finally we have been watching our beans grow, recording their progress in our fact books and we are all bringing home a small cacti, which has been grown from a cacti leaf on our classroom window ledge.


28th April

Parents and family members are welcome to come and visit school at 2pm, next Friday, where you can view artwork that was produced in Art Week. Gunwalloe Class will have milk bottle whales, screen printed pictures and papier mache pots on display alongside the wonderful artwork from other classes. 
We have used recycled materials where we can, and the children have revisited their learning on the 3Rs when designing and making a musical instrument from junk.  Mrs Trinder kindly shared a video with us on plastic pollution and the children were quick to understand the impact that litter and plastics have in our seas.  
During this week we have participated in assemblies on pollution and how it affects our World today and we were visited by a local artist, Mr Paul Nicholls, who has kindly donated a painting he made of children from previous years at Stithians School.  
20th April
Our story this week was 'After the storm' by Nick Butterworth.  The children loved hearing about Percy's life as a park keeper and all the animal friends he has.  The children wrote about the sad tale of the tree falling down during the storm and how Percy helped the animals create a new home.  The end of the story linked nicely to the class planting their beans this week just as Percy planted his acorn.  They updated their bean diaries with a drawing and some information, ready for the next observation. In Maths the children were quick to pick up doubling facts and record their results using pictures and numbers.  Continuing with our previous learning on the 3Rs, the children have planned to create a musical instrument using junk (recycling).  First, they learnt about the names of musical instruments, what they are made from, how you play them and what noise they make, then they made their choice of instrument ready to start next week.  Finally, on Friday the children completed a drawing task in preparation for an ongoing project.  They learnt how plants come in all shapes and sizes and practised, using pencil lines, how to draw different shapes of stems, leaves, flowers, branches and grass - wonderful pencil control was seen.
30th March
This week has whizzed by and now Easter has arrived. We have been learning about growing broad beans, what we need and how we look after them. We have started to create a bean diary to keep a record of how our bean grows over the next 8 weeks and hopefully the children will enjoy tasting different varieties when we return.  We have worked really hard on reading new and tricky words and short phrases and paragraphs including all our new sounds.  In maths we begun to recall number facts and accurately count larger numbers of objects.  Finally this week we have created an Easter card for you at home.
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