Heads Blog

End of year show 

Posted: 18/07/2019
John Wareham

Battle of the Bands

Tonight was the night we finally performed our summer play - battle of the bands. This year the children in Eagles wrote the script themselves and there was a grand total of 14 songs! It was definitely more of a marathon than a sprint! With silly string and confetti it was a messy experience too. The pupils sang beautifully and performed with confidence, they did themselves proud. Well done 

 


Trips and Sleepover  

Posted: 15/07/2019
Lauren Howell

Lets Sleep at School

After a beautiful day at Camel Creek, where we braved the water rides, saw lots of animals and soared in to the sky on Vertigo, year reception to year 6 were invited to a sleepover at school. Key stage 2 camped in the forest and key stage 1 set up camp in the classroom. This event is the highlight of the year, the children love the opportunity to be responsible and independent and spend the night away from home. Not a lot of sleep was had, but lots of memories were made!

 


Sports Day  

Posted: 12/07/2019
Lauren Howell

Blues Triumph Again!

The weather was on our side for sports day this year. The little Foresters had a successful morning competing in different events organised by the year 6. The year 1 - 6 had a beautiful afternoon in the sunshine participating in our traditional races. For the fourth year running, blues were victorious. Well done to everyone for having a go.

 


St Austell Garden Festival  

Posted: 20/06/2019
Lauren Howell

A Garden in a Suitcase 

Pupils entered the St Austell Gardens festival competition for schools. They had to plant and design a garden suitcase. Pupils worked together with their friends in their class to create the final product. They were taken to St Austell to be displayed and judged. We are pleased to say Jays class won 3rd prize. Well done to you, and Mrs Turner who helped you with your garden. 

 


Brass Concert 

Posted: 20/06/2019
Lauren Howell

Cornwall Regimental Museum Project

Pupils in Eagle class have been involved in a project since Christmas with the museum in Bodmin. They performed in St Petroc’s Church alongside Bugle School and Lostwithiel Training Band. It has been a great opportunity to try new things, build confidence and work as a team.

 


Eagle Class Trip 

Posted: 23/05/2019
Lauren Howell

Bodmin Regimental Museum

Eagle class spent the day at Bodmin Regimental Museum to find out about the War for their question - Will I survive the war? The had the chance to experience life in the trenches, stand to attention, explore the artefacts and sing songs from the past. The children asked some great questions and found out about soldiers from Cornwall. We were really grateful for the museums contribution towards the transport costs.

 


Special Visit 

Posted: 21/05/2019
Lauren Howell

Fire brigade visit to teach us about safety 

On Monday, Bodmin fire fighters visited to teach us about their job and their equipment. The children loved sitting in the engine, using and hose and listening to the stories. One highlight was watching them drive off with the lights and siren on. The children had a fantastic experience and were very grateful to the crew for giving up their time.

 


Wow lesson! 

Posted: 21/05/2019
Lauren Howell

Fire - Friend or Foe 

Jays class have been learning about the Great Fire of London. They made houses for homework and today they were used to recreate the great fire. Eagles class and Little Foresters joined them to watch what happened. Lots of children in Eagles Class were recalling what happened when they created there Fire of London when they were in key stage 1. It was fantastic!

 


End of season 

Posted: 15/05/2019
Lauren Howell

Celebrating Sporting Achievement

This week, we were thrilled to celebrate the success of several pupils. Many of our pupils are members of sporting teams outside of school and this week saw the end of the season and presentation of awards. In the under 9s rugby team our pupils won the three awards - most improved player, player of the year and player’s player. Plus in football Rocky’s Team won the cup. Well done to all of them who have committed to their team, worked hard and been so successful. Keep it up!

 


Feast Week  

Posted: 15/05/2019
Lauren Howell

Scarecrow Competition 

It's Feast Week and the annual scarecrow competition. Little Foresters had been learning about the story - The Scarecrows' Wedding and used this to inspire their creation. They worked together and make and dress their models. The creations are now standing proudly in the front garden for all to see! Well done!

 


Reading  

Posted: 12/05/2019
Lauren Howell

Where would you read a book?

With the sun shining and after a busy week, Eagle class decided it was time to explore different areas to enjoy a book. Reading a book on a desk and chair is not very comfortable, so we gave pupils the chance to find some good spots in the forest to enjoy reading. Where will we read next?

 


Year 1 and 2 Competition  

Posted: 02/05/2019
Lauren Howell

Athletics Success 

On Monday, Year 1 and 2 competed in a Mid Cornwall athletics competition at Par Track. They had to throw, jump and run. The scores and times were added up to find the winner. We are proud to say one of our pupils won the girls competition, which is a fantastic achievement. They all showed confidence, determination and resilience and represented the school brilliantly. Well done! It's key stage 2's turn next! 

 


Little Foresters  

Posted: 02/05/2019
Lauren Howell

Let's write!

Pre school and reception filled the writing area this morning and were bust on the whiteboards drawing pictures and writing sentences. The reception children taught the children in pre school how to use the sound mats to find the right sounds. Well done reception!

 


New challenges 

Posted: 29/04/2019
Lauren Howell

Sailing at Polkerris

Year 5 started their sailing lessons this week. They will go sailing every week for 6 weeks. It is a great opportunity to learn a new sport, build confidence and find new talents. Already, children have overcome their fears. Several children were anxious about their first session, but returned to school full of confidence and excited for next week’s session.

 


Key Stage 2 learning together 

Posted: 29/04/2019
Lauren Howell

How does our heart work?

This afternoon, year 3 joined Eagles class to participate in their science lesson. We were learning all about the heart and other parts of the circulatory system. It was a great opportunity for Eagle class to teach year 3 all about it. They made life size 3D model to show how it worked. Children were fantastic at using all the scientific vocabulary to explain the process.

 


London Residential 

Posted: 04/04/2019
Lauren Howell

Day 1 

Following an early start, we arrived in London ready to explore. After stretching our legs our first stop was the London Eye, this gave us the chance to have a bird's eye view of the whole city. It was a beautifully clear day, so we had a great views. We then went and had the 4D experience. The children enjoyed some street theatre including an escape artist, musician, mime and magician. After a long day we headed to Pizza Express for some food. To get to our accommodation, we used the tube which was very exciting! 

Day 2 

First stop today was the Science Museum. We had a morning in the Wonderlab getting a hands on experience of many science ideas and concepts including space, electricity, forces and sound. In the afternoon we were at the Houses of Parliament using the underground. First we had a tour and saw a debate in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. After this we had a workshop which taught us how laws are made. With hungry tummies, we walked to Bubba Gumps, via Trafalgar Square, for some tasty food. Then it was time for some sleep. 

Day 3 

It was the last day of activities. We started at The Making of Harry Potter and learnt how detailed and intrigued the process of making a movie is. We were able to see the sets, costumes and props up close. We then headed back to the Rainforest Café for some food. The day ended with a visit to the theatre to watch School of Rock, which was amazing. 

 


Wider opportunities  

Posted: 26/03/2019
Lauren Howell

Class Brass

All pupils in year 2 - 6 are learning a brass instrument. Whole class music lessons are helping pupils to work as one group and to listen to each other. Children have to work in unison to make music. The children are really enjoying this new challenge and are looking forward to performing in front of an audience so they can be proud of what they have achieved. 

 


Yoga  

Posted: 26/03/2019
Lauren Howell

Looking after our wellbeing

Pupils in all classes have been including yoga in their day. Jays have really enjoyed this opportunity and have a session every day after lunch. It gives pupils the chance to re focus after lunch time, to practise their breathing and to get ready for learning. It definitely having a positive effect and our other classes are going to try and follow Jay's example.

 


Forest School  

Posted: 26/03/2019
Lauren Howell

Building large scale dens 

This term Eagle class were challenged to build large scale, permanent structures in our forest school space. This opportunity challenged pupils to use design, planning and constructions skills as well as developing learning skills such as collaboration, risk taking and perseverance. Pupils showed responsibility and enthusiasm and were proud of their achievements. 

 


People who help us  

Posted: 26/03/2019
Lauren Howell

Meeting the experts 

This term Little Foresters have been learning about lots of people who help us including: fire fighters, police officers, nurses, vets, lifeguards etc. They have welcomed several visitors to the school to support their learning. The fire brigade visited and showed pupils the fire engine and when a vet visited she taught them how to look after animals. Learning from different people really helps children to understand and they had the chance to ask questions. This topic has helped children to be curious. 

 


Bikeability  

Posted: 26/03/2019
Lauren Howell

Staying safe on the roads 

Pupils in year 5 had the opportunity to complete level 1 and level 2 bikeability. Learning to ride your bike safely is an invaluable life skill. Cycling is a environmentally friendly way to travel and is great for keeping fit, so learning how to do it safely is essential. They learnt about speed, braking and signalling as well as how to make sure their bike was safe to be on the road. These sessions help pupils to build confidence and be responsible.

 


Cross Country  

Posted: 14/03/2019
Lauren Howell

More Running Success 

This week it was Jay's turn to compete in the Mid Cornwall Cross Country. 9 pupils from year 1 - 3 walked over after their swimming lesson to run in their race. All the pupils showed determination and enthusiasm and performed brilliantly. We were crowned the champion in the year 2 girls race! Well done everyone! Sports help pupils to build resilience and work together as a team which has a good impact on their work in class. 

 


Author Visit  

Posted: 13/03/2019
Lauren Howell

Cate Merrin Visit

We were very lucky to have our second author visit of the year this week. Local author Cate Merrin came to assembly to share the book she has written: Captain Seasick and the Angry Seagull. Children had the opportunity to ask her some questions including: What does it feel like to see your book it a shop? These visits really help to inspire children in their writing. We hope we can welcome more visitors to assembly in the future. 

 


St Piran's day  

Posted: 10/03/2019
Lauren Howell

Jays Parade through Bodmin

Jays Class participated in the St Piran's parade in Bodmin. It's always a fantastic atmosphere, seeing all the pupils from around Bodmin parading through the centre of town. The parade finished with dancing before moving of to the Church, where each school sings a Cornish song. The children finish the day with a pasty!! Yum Yum. It is important for pupils to learn about and understand our local area, so community events like this one help our learning. 

 


Cross Country  

Posted: 10/03/2019
Lauren Howell

Running Success

After 5 hard races in the Mid Cornwall Sports Network from October to February, 4 pupils - out of our 10 strong cross country team - were selected to race against the wider county at Newquay Sports Centre. It was a blustery day but the sun was out. The boys from year 4 had to run 1120m across the three fields. This was the first time the boys had run against such a talented field, they held their own, persevered and did themselves proud. The most important part was that they enjoyed themselves and hopefully they will have another opportunity to compete in the race next year. 
In year 5 we had a girl and a boy representing us. We won the year 5 girls race in spectacular style! We also came 6th in the boys meaning they now advance to the school games. Well done team!! 

 


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