Author Archives: Chris Wallis

Year 5 London Day 4

It’s been a real pleasure to spend four days in London with our Year 5s. They have been a big, brilliant group and we have had a lot of fun seeing the sights. We’re all pretty tired out now, but the train is on time and we’re on track for returning to Truro at 8:40pm.

Year 5 London – Day 2

Another really busy day I London for our Year 5 group – Emirates Skyride, a boat ride along the Thames, shopping in Covent Garden, the Houses of Parliament (or National Gallery) and the. a Pizza Hut feast. We walked 8/9 miles today and are all glad of our beds tonight!

Tomorrow we have some leisurely sightseeing in the morning before Matilda the Musical in the afternoon and tea at Wagamama. Can’t wait!


Football matches return!

After almost two years without school football matches, it was fantastic to travel to one of our neighbouring schools for a league game and a friendly game today. 

We played two matches against Deborah School and came out on top in both. Our Year 6 team went a goal down in the first minute, but created chance after chance to win 3-2, whilst our Year 5 team won their game 4-2. 

Both teams supported one another enthusiastically and can look forward to their next games with confidence after two good team performances. 


Year 5 Camp – Day 2

It’s blissfully quiet tonight as all our campers are fast asleep and recharging their batteries before tomorrow’s trip to Crealy. Today has been a brilliant day and each of our three groups have been a credit to themselves and the school.

Photos were hard to come by today, but we are so proud of the children for overcoming their fears at coasteering. Many had doubts about even going in the deep water, but after a short while they were jumping off rock ledges up to 15 feet high! They can all feel very proud of themselves and we’re looking forward to a fund day tomorrow.

Year 6 Rock Pool Workshop

Can you tell a devil crab from a shore crab? Or a limpet from a barnacle? Well, thanks to their visit this week, our Year 6s now can!

A busy week of trips in Key Stage 2 began on Wednesday, when our oldest children went to Castle Beach in Falmouth for a rock pool day with the Rock Pool Project, a not-for-profit group of marine biologists whose aim is to educate the public about rock pool ecology.

We had a brilliant day exploring the rock pools of Castle Beach and found a huge range of sea creatures living in the pools and under the rocks. Thanks to the Rock Pool Project staff we also now have a really great knowledge of the creatures that live in the rock pools and how we can tell them apart.

Next week the teaching staff have a twilight session with Ben from the Rock Pool Project and we hope to offer lots more children rock-pooling experiences in the new school year.

Tree planting at Coosebean Woods

What an afternoon!

Class 6 visited Coosebean Woods and met Chris, our Countryside Ranger.

He taught us how to plant and look after eight different trees, including maple, oak and silver birch.

We also learned how and why we should make dead hedges using ash trees that have died.

The sun shone down as we wheelbarrowed compost, tools and huge amounts of water to our special place in the meadow.

Now we can sit back and look forward to watching our trees grow in the future!