Reception Graduation Wednesday 24th July 9am..............Year 6 Graduation Thursday 25th July 9 am.............Last Day of term Thursday 25th July 2 pm.

June 2019

June has been another busy month in Fistral class. In Literacy we have been using our trip to Pendennis castle as a reference point for our writing. First the children wrote a chronological report about their day. We were very pleased with how much they remembered about the day. The children then created detailed leaflets about the castle including information about the workshops and the different areas of the castle. 
In Maths we have been focusing on measures. The children have been learning to read scales involving temperature, mass and capacity. They have then used this knowledge to solve problems involving measures. The children have also been working independently to solve a range of maths problems in all areas. 
In Topic we have been looking at the history of the seaside and comparing the past and present. The children were fascinated by bathing machines and the difference in the types of clothing we wear to the beach now compared to the Victorian times. In Art we have been exploring the work of Andy Goldsworthy. He is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist who produces pieces of art in natural and urban settings. The children have loved using natural materials to create sculptures as a whole class and in small groups.  In P.E we have been learning to play games and practice the different skills they need for sports day.
In Science, we have been learning about plants and seeds. Our first lesson focused on seed dispersal and the many different ways seeds can be moved around. We learnt the acronym BEEFFS which stands for blown, explode, excrete, floating,falling and sticking. We made sycamore seed (helicopters) to look at how seeds fall from the sycamore tree. In our second lesson we made seed burrs out of clay and looked at how they inspired the maker of Velcro! Our third lesson focused on cress and how it grows over time, we made our own cress heads and now we are patiently waiting for them to germinate.