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.

Week ending 10th November 2017

This week we have been learning a new story called 'Lin Yi's Lantern' which is set in China. We have discussed what China is and where it is.We compared the size of the United Kingdom with China and thought about how we could travel there.We have learnt about different food, celebrations and ways of life in China and compared them to our own.
We have been using actions to help learn the events in the story.
 
Have a look at the video of us practising the story, on class Dojo.
 
Next week we are going to become authors by using our own ideas to change parts of the story as we know it.

This week in maths we have been learning about shapes-2d and 3d.
 
We explored the properties of shapes, commenting on how many sides, corners,faces or edges they have.  We drew houses and robots using only triangles and rectangles, we tried hard to draw straight lines using a ruler.
We used 3D shapes to try and build tall towers with and then evaluated which shapes made the towers most successful. We discovered that shapes with a flat face were the best for building; a sphere kept moving!
To end the week, we worked in teams to search high and low for a 2d and a 3d shape, it was a challenge for each team to be able to name the shapes.
 
On Friday afternoon, we took some time to reflect on our own learning this week and some children shared what they felt they have improved at this week...have a look at the videos.
We also created Poppies to mark Remembrance day.