Day of Action for Climate Change Parents and pupils may be aware that Friday 20th September will mark another day of global action and protest, to raise awareness and understanding of the many complex issues surrounding global Climate Change. Kernow Learning Trust recognises the vital importance of educating our pupils about the developing climate emergency, and have committed as a Trust to ensuring that all of our schools work to ensure that our pupils know that they are Global Citizens with a responsibility for our global environment. Every school in the Trust has a ‘Global Learning’ Leader and all schools are currently engaging in training to deliver ‘Global Learning’ to their staff. We cannot encourage pupils to be absent from school on this Friday, due to our duty of care for our pupils, but we have decided to enable pupils to show their solidarity with the Climate Change movement through a series of initiatives in our schools in the forthcoming weeks and months ahead. Our schools will teach more about the challenges that we face through issues such as plastic pollution, recycling and saving energy. We are very proud to have Eden as a member of our Trust and so consideration of the challenges that will face our children’s generation, and how they can influence future developments through their actions is never far from our Trust discussions.

March 2019

We have been having a great time this month in Porth.
 
We started the month thinking about St Pirans Day. We made Cornish flags and all worked together to make one large flag. We learnt the story of St Piran. 
 
 
We made our own pancakes and learnt about the Easter story and the tradition behind pancakes. We all talked about our favourite toppings. 
 
We have been learning the story of Jack and the Bean Stalk so we decided to plant our own beans. We put them in clear cups so we could see what happens under the soil as well as on top! It was very exciting to see the roots. 
 
We also carried out an experiment with cress to think about what plants need to grow. We put the seeds in various growing conditions and then checked on them regularly to see how well they were growing. We were correct with our predictions that the seeds in the sun and with water grew the best.
 
For Science week we thought about the journeys we take on boats. We carried out floating and sinking experiments and made predictions before we tested. We also made boats with various materials and then tested them in the water to see which would float and which would sink. We also looked at magnets and gloop to think about other scientific concepts.
 
The children have been busy gardening outside and digging up the weeds ready to plant after Easter. 
 
In PE we have been travelling an balancing in different ways. We have even been using some of the equipment to balance on. The children were very excited.