Mr David Gray
Welcome back to the Summer term.
Our previous topic 'Food from around the world' ended in style with the children opening their pop up restaurant for the parents. They baked fresh foccacia, potato curry served with chapattis, paella and finished off with apple strudel or scones with clotted cream and homemade jam. The children did us all proud and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
This term our topic is 'Our planet, our responsibility' We will be investigating the impact that plastic has on our world's oceans and focusing on the turtle and how plastic affects them. We started the term off with discovering the various sea creatures that inhabit our planet. We then carried out a litter pick to see how much plastic was polluting our own school environment. We then finished off the day with painting banners to help educate others about the impact that plastic is having.
In maths this term we will be carrying on with our 99 club. The children will be tested every Friday afternoon. As well as this the children math's focus will be on fractions and shape.
In English we will be building up a fact file on the turtle and the impact that plastic is having.
In science we will be investigating plants and what factors effect their growth.
P.E. will be on Wednesday afternoon, so please can you make sure that your child has the correct P.E. uniform with suitable footwear.
Spellings will be given out every Friday to be tested on the following Friday afternoon.
Reading is very important for your child's academic development. With this in mind could you please listen to your child read as many nights/ mornings as possible. This makes a huge difference and it is rewarding for the child to move up the reading levels.
Thank- you for your continued support and as always if there is anything that you would like to know then please feel free to come and speak to me.
Our trip to the museum
Class 3 had an amazing time at the museum learning about Ancient Egypt and discovering the hidden gems in Cornwall. To begin with, the children were identifying Egyptian artifacts and finding out their uses. They dug for clues in the sand to discover more about the artifacts. Next, they went to look at a real mummy! We had been receiving blogs from this mummy (Iset-tayef-nakht) and he had been describing his life in Ancient Egypt. Finally, we took part in the passage to the after-life. The children dressed up as various Egyptian gods and re-enacted it.
In the afternoon, the children explored Cornwall’s rich heritage. They looked at tourism and Cornish nature as well as the geology of Cornwall. We were very fortunate to have been given a grant from the Cornwall Heritage Trust to fund our transport. This funding helped us to teach the children the unique geographical features of Cornwall and how natural resources have been of an economic benefit to Cornwall for hundreds of years.
Thank you Cornwall heritage Trust for your grant for the transport.