Author Archives: Chris Wallis

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!

 

 

 

Green Schools Project

Thanks to a £6000 Green Schools Our Future grant, we have begun an exciting project to bring wildlife into our all-too-grey Key Stage 2 playground.
With the help of some lovely volunteers last Saturday and some super-keen Class 10 pupils this week, we have been able to complete our first planter complete with a young grisilinia hedge.

Over the coming weeks, we will be building further planters around the boundary, as well as installing a living wall, a wildlife pond, a minibeast haven, a (very small!) wildflower meadow and hopefully a willow den. If you would like to help with our project, please let the office know, as FOBSA are arranging working groups on some Saturday mornings and Thursdays after school.

Year 6 Quad Kids at Penair School

On the Friday before half term our Year 6 children took part in their first sports competition in over a year when they went to Penair School for a Quad Kids event. No other schools were there on this occasion (they competed on separate days), but the children had great fun challenging themselves and one another.

Miss Hinton and the Penair Sports Leaders did a super job of running the event and all the 40 children who participated can be proud of their efforts. There were medals awarded for the top three point-scoring boys and girls, which were as follows:

Boys: Jasper (1st), Felix (2nd), Hayden (3rd)

Girls: Cara (1st), Laila (2nd), Ellie (3rd)

There were also special awards given out by the Sports Leaders, which were…

Great teamwork: Hugo and Oscar

Supporting a team-mate across the line: Ethan H

Most improved athlete: Robin

 

 

Year 1 Camp – Day 1

We’re only in Threemilestone, but the internet signal is very weak, so photos may be limited.

Our lovely Year 1s have had a great day playing on Porthtowan Beach. They’ve settled into camp, filled their tummies with tea and are all in their sleeping bags listening to Mrs O’Kane’s bedtime stories.

So far, so good!