Working with St Mary’s School

Recently St. Mary’s School Council wrote to us asking if we could help them to do a beach clean. They knew that we are a ‘Plastic Free School’ and we work hard at looking after the environment so felt we could help them do the same. They also wanted to share with us the outdoor learning work that they are doing. On Monday Mrs Pamplin, Miss Rundle and Mrs Kerslake took the school council to the forest school that is based at St Mary’s School in Truro. It was a great experience getting the children together and whilst there, we gained lots of ideas of how we could develop our bark area. On Tuesday they came to us to have lunch and then Miss Rundle and Mrs Kerslake took our school council and their school council on a joint beach clean. Miss Rundle commented on how well the children got on and how great it was tackling and discussing environmental issues together. We hope that we can build further links with the school in the future.

 

Music Day

We have had a wonderfully noisy day today! Today three musicians came to the school to run our Music Day. All the children were involved in a variety of workshops. We started with learning a song together and ended the day with the children performing to each other. The children really enjoyed it and gained so much from the experience. Hopefully as a result some of them might decide to learn to play an instrument. Thanks to the PTA for funding this event and to Becky McKenzie who instigated a meeting with the Cornwall Music Service which led to this.

Eden Project

Sycamore Class had a wonderful time at Eden this week. A huge thank-you to Mrs Wickett and Miss Rundle for organising this trip and to all the adults who accompanied them. They loved exploring the biomes and took part in a great workshop. As always the children behaved beautifully and represented our school so well.

Y5&6 London Trip

Message from Mrs Gerrish:

I wanted to say a huge thank you to the year 5 and 6 children who I was lucky enough to accompany to London last week.  Seeing our capital through your eyes was so enlightening, you showed me so much more than I would have noticed.  I certainly have not laughed so much in a long time.  I was so proud of you all, your conduct and manners were exemplary.  The appreciation and interest you showed made my sore feet worthwhile!! I cannot finish without saying a huge thank you to Miss Clarke and Mr Allen and especially to Mrs Thomas for all the organisation they were all magnificent.

Well-being Workshop in the Woods

A group of children from Year 1 to Year 6 took part in a wellbeing workshop at Tehidy Woods. It was based around the story, ‘Hare and the Song Bird’, by local author and artist, Annie b. As children listened to the story, they were guided to connect to the nature of the woods and to the wellbeing within themselves, developing a sense of purpose, confidence and belonging as well as finding their own song (voice). The children made some super gratitude wands and woodland clay creatures.  Annie b reported that the children were all very well behaved, respected the woodland setting and embraced the workshop fully. Thank-you to Mrs Price and to Mr Whetter for taking the children.

Library Relaunch

This week we officially opened our revamped library. Mr Whetter cut the ribbon in front of a small group of children from each class. Then they got to read and explore the library. We also presented Vicky and Kate with a thank-you letter and present from the governors. They have done an incredible job. They gave up a lot of their time to do it and also managed to get lots of donations for the decoration. It now feels more like a library than a classroom. Mrs Middleton then took groups of children to the library on Thursday morning. We are hoping that all classes will use it more during the day and we are still looking for some parent volunteers to supervise at lunchtime.

Squashbox Theatre

This week we were lucky enough to have Craig perform the show ‘Tales from the Trees’ to the whole school and every class had a puppet workshop. The children (and staff) loved it and the hall was full of laughter! Not only was the show very funny, along the way the children learnt how to identify different trees, discovered the wonder of photosynthesis, met some friendly forest creatures and encountered crazy characters from folklore and fairy tales!‘ Tales from the Trees’ is a terrific tangle of puppetry, storytelling, live music and comedy, with a theme that embraces natural history, folklore and ecology.

 

A big thank-you to the PTA who funded this wonderful enrichment opportunity.