Cherry and Sycamore Class Explore the Village

As part of the Neighbourhood Development Plan Project Sycamore and Cherry Tree Class went off to explore the village and find out about its past.  Linked to this project Graham has kindly lent the school twelve photos of the village past and present.  Cath has also lent us beautiful prints that she has produced that represent elements of the village.  These will hopefully inspire the children and get them thinking.

Portreath’s Got Talent

This morning we had Portreath’s Got Talent.  We had a fabulous time.  The judges, Mrs Jones, Miss Clarke and Mrs Burke, were fabulous and full of praise for all the acts.  Well done to all the children who auditioned and all those who got to the final.  Congratulations to Maisie who won with her singing and cups act and to our runners up Herbie on guitar, Sam for his Opera and Samuel with his dancing.  The children made a great audience and were so supportive of each other.

Swimming Gala Winners

On Tuesday this week a team of 12 Year 5 and Year 6 swimmers took part in the Crofty MAT swimming gala at Carn Brea. Portreath came away with 9 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze in the individual races and 4 1st, 3 seconds and 2 third places in the team relays. This meant team Portreath steamed to the top of the points table and won overall and qualified for the next round in January! Well done swimmers—you were all awesome!

Jellyfish Assembly by Dr Hobson

This week we were lucky enough to have an assembly by marine biologist, Dr Hobson (Evie’s mum).  The children here at Portreath are so interested in wildlife and looking after animals, especially sea life,  and the environment.  Some of the children approached me earlier in the year wanting to find out more about jellyfish and raising money to help them.  They are hoping to set up an event/sale soon to raise money and I am sure all the children will be keen to support this, especially after finding out lots of interesting information about jellyfish.  I certainly learnt a lot, including jellyfish have been around a lot longer than dinosaurs.  I also learnt about how turtles mouths work in order to eat jellyfish and why if they start to swallow a plastic bag (because they think it is a jellyfish) they cannot then stop.  Thanks to Lily and Poppy who helped to demonstrate how the tentacles work. A fascinating assembly!