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 24th November 2017

This week we have been learning about doubling and halving. We have used our fluency learning to show doubles and halves with different types of equipment including blocks, painting and with pictures. We know that doubling and halving are opposites. We revised our odd and even numbers  and learnt that halving and doubling requires two parts that are equal; to make the whole.
 
We have been practising are Christmas show and have done a super job of remembering lines, songs and dances...we are very excited to be able to share it with you.
 
We have continued to work on our topic of China. This week we studied Chinese writing and discovered that it is very different from ours.  We discussed the writing differences and then practised writing some meaningful symbols which we displayed as a moon card  to link with the moon festival celebrated in the story of  Lin Yi's lantern. 
This week we also finished our modelled writing, using our own ideas, based on the story of Lin Yi. It was a long piece of work and we had to try really hard to remember how to form letters, where they sit and how words together can form sentences- we wrote 5 paragraphs!
We  felt very proud of ourselves when we had finished and reflected now on what our writing targets are- we have displayed them to help us.
 
We continued to investigate Materials in Science. We tested whether different materials with different properties could change under a force. We investigated if each material would stretch, bend, twist or squash. We predicted the results and discussed our findings afterwards-We liked breaking the sticks- which definitely did not bend!
 
Next week we have a surprise... we are going to experience tasting some Chinese food!
Photos to follow!