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 1st December 2017

We had an exciting surprise in Porthcothan Class this week. The children have been studying China in Geography and had the opportunity to try a selection of Chinese foods from Sun House. The class were very enthusiastic and intrigued at the different types of food-Some were even asking for more. They talked about how the food we tried appeared in the story they have been writing.
In Science this week, we were exploring how materials can be changed by different forces; we looked at how water can change some materials. Our learning focus was to understand the meaning of 'absorbent' is and what materials soak up water and which don't. We discussed different materials and their properties and then wrote 3 materials that we learnt are absorbent. Next week, we will be testing ourselves to see if the materials we believe to be absorbent are.
On Friday, we were lucky to have some parents join us for Christmas tree decorations and activities. The children made and decorated a clay star with metallic paints, glitter (lots of glitter!) and stickers.It was great to have the opportunity to share the learning and time in school. As soon as the decorations are dry we will look forward to decorating the school tree and our class room.
Next week, we will be starting to write descriptively about Winter and investigate clocks and how they help up tell the time.