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.

w/c Wednesday 5th September

Welcome to Tolcarne!
I hope that everyone has settled in and enjoyed the first few days. They have been an absolute pleasure and have started Year 5 with determination and perseverance. I am really looking forward to the amazing things they are going to achieve.
In Maths this week we have focused on Place Value with numbers up to a million. We have used models and pictures to help us record our understanding and have challenged each other with different examples. We have been partitioning and then combining numbers, proving our answers by using grids. 
In Literacy we have started to learn about the Anglo-Saxon story of Beowulf. It is a dark tale of an evil beast that terrorises a community. The class have been thinking about how the monster might look. We have designed our own terrifying monsters for our class display and have written about the monster using description. The class were able to write in whichever style they wished. We had stories, poems, diary entries and fact files. It really showed what they were able to do independently and I have been very pleased with their work.