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Tree Planting at Redannick Park

On our first day of the Summer Term, Foundatin Stage were very kindly invited to plant some trees in Redannick Park. We planted ten apple and two pear trees. Hopefully they will be bearing fruit for years to come for the whole community. Thank you so much to the organisers and helpers for such a lovely morning!

Years 3 and 4 go underground!

On the first day of the summer term, Classes 6, 7 and 8 started their new topic which is a celebration of the history of tin mining in Cornwall.

We were visited by Clint Hosking who is the Learning Manager at Geevor Mine. He had brought with him an amazing collection of tools, clothes and photographs and he challenged us to become History Detectives and identify the different artefacts. We picked up some tools and found that they were extremely heavy which is why miners wore wooden shoes to protect their toes! Taking part in this workshop helped us understand how dangerous mining could be, and how women, men and children (as young as six year olds!) worked long days, six days a week.

Following this, we will be meeting up with Clint again to go underground at Geevor Tin Mine and are looking forward to talking to ex-miners to find out even more about the lives of mining families.

The Circus comes to KS1!

This week classes 3, 4 and 5 were all entertained by a circus show sharing circus skills, magic and music. We then took part in a workshop and learnt some circus skills ourselves! We had great fun dancing with scarves and ribbons, juggling, balancing, plate spinning, hula hooping, tumbling and so much more!

To end the day we put on a performance to show our new skills. A big thank-you to all the parents and carers who were able to come along and be our audience. We hope we entertained you!

Miss Massey’s adoption leave

Having been successful in her and her partner’s application to adopt a young child, last month MIss Massey began a 12-month adoption leave. In order to provide her class with consistency, we have moved Mr Armstrong into the position of Class 7 teacher full time until March 2020.

Mr Armstrong has therefore moved away from his various classroom commitments across the school and we have covered this in a number of ways. Mrs Vigurs-Berry has moved to full-time in Class 4, whilst Miss Ferguson has taken on the PPA cover in Classes 4 and 7 and Mr Wallis has taken on the PPA cover in Class 11. We are currently seeking to recruit a part-time teacher to cover the remaining cover requirements in Classes 6, 9 and 10 and hope to appoint a person at the beginning of the Summer term.

If you have any questions regarding this, please feel free to contact Mr Wallis.

County Cross-Country Finals

Last week, five children from Key Stage 2 took part in the Cornwall County Cross-Country Finals at Newquay Sports Centre.

Having qualified via the Truro event and then the mid-Cornwall competition, Elsie, Mali, Jasper, Hannah and Cara were all unsure what to expect at the Newquay race, as it was their first time reaching the County stage. All five competed brilliantly, however, and we enjoyed our best finishes ever at this level of competition, with three top 20 and two top 10 finishes.

Well done to all five runners for representing the school so well, both on and off the track.

On Sunday, Pen went to Penair School to take part in the Under-10s County Hockey Championship. Representing Truro Hockey Club, Pen played four matches and his team won all four, making them County champions.

Pen’s team will soon be travelling to Bristol to take part in the regional finals. Well done Pen!

Milly and Florence enjoy kickboxing success in Ireland

Milly and Flo travelled to Dublin, Ireland with the Byrne Black Belt Academy last weekend to compete at the WAKO Irish Open International kickboxing competition. This is the largest martial arts competition in the world with over 4000 competitors from across the globe.

Flo had some tough fights against girls from Germany, USA and Ireland and managed to come away with two bronze medals. Milly entered three categories, – 42kg, – 47kg and +47kg. She fought girls from Germany, Greece, USA, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Italy. Milly won gold in two categories and silver in the +47kg category.

 

Ahoy there!

 

This week KS1 started off their Pirate topic with an exciting trip to the Maritime museum. We learnt all about pirate treasure and where it came from. We looked at pirate weapons and (carefully) held a pistol and a cutlass! We also made our own pirate ships and sailed them! It was a great day out and a fabulous stimulus for this term’s work. We have lots more to find out about!

Holi festival fun in KS1!

To celebrate the end of our learning about India, KS1 took part in an extremely colourful (and messy!) Holi festival. They threw coloured powder into the air, and then at each other to celebrate friendship, fun and the colours of spring. Thank you to all the parents for providing the spare clothes and doing the extra washing and baths! The children and teachers had a wonderful time and all the mess was well worth it!