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 18th January 2018

Porthcothan has become very wild!
Since our Dinosaur appearance last week, we have immersed ourselves in learning about animals;what they look like,how they move,what they eat (carnivores or herbivores),how they use their bodies and much more!
We started the week by learning about fiction and non-fiction and then started to design the front cover for our own non-fiction booklet about animals. We began by writing a bold title which links to the content of the book. To ensure that we know about different types of animals we referred to our book 'What would you do with a tail like this?' and used the internet on the laptops to research different animals.We had to use fred talk to help us spell some of the animal names. Towards the end of the week, we began to plan our writing by using our own ideas to write about how different animals use their nose and ears. Next week we will complete our plans and start to write our ideas in the book.
Maths this week began with a running race! 10 children took to the racecourse that was the playground to compete in a sprint to help us with our mathematical language.
We were learning about language of ordering (1st, 2nd,3rd etc) so from the recording of the race, we were able to look closely at the positions and then record the data in a table, writing in English (first) and maths (1st). We continued the week focusing on place value of two digit numbers by breaking down the digits in to their value- 80 + 7 =87; 8 tens and 7 ones.
In topic, we have learnt about what Dinosaurs ate and how they looked different- the class love dinosaurs and are learning a great deal from each other. On Friday, a selection of children brought in items at home linked with Dinosaurs; non fiction book, fossil finder, informative posters and model dinosaurs.