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 27th April 2018

This week in Porthcothan we have learnt our new literacy text 'The Lighthouse Keepers lunch'. We have created actions to help us remember  the events and characters in the story. In the story there are some WOW! words. So far we have learnt 'dazzling', 'pesky' and 'perched'. In the story there are some pesky seagulls that pinch Mr. Grinling's lunch;   we made our own seagulls and flew them around the playground in the wind so they could swoop, swarm and be very pesky! We continued to look at seagulls and focused on using adjectives to describe their features and how they move.
 
In maths this week we have been developing our understanding of place value. Looking at 2-digit numbers we have been completing fluency, reasoning and word problem tasks whereby we have to use what we know to prove what we know, explain how we know and use what we know in different ways. We are trying to make our answers clear, using facts about numbers.
 
In topic this week, we began our geography topic which is about the continent Africa. We learnt where it is in relation to the United Kingdom, compared the size of it to other places around the world and learnt that it is made up of lots of different countries. We discussed what we know about Africa already and what we would like to find out. We traced the outline of the continent and coloured it to show the land and sea. 
 
During PE, we were learning to throw and catch a ball from different distances and how to aim a ball at different targets; high, low, wide, narrow. The class love PE and enjoy the opportunity to keep healthy and fit. In science we are learning about the parts of the body that are used for different things; waving, smiling, jumping, sitting down...
 
In PSHE, we  have been trying hard to show that we are listening to each other by looking at them and responding to what they are saying. We have also been focusing on using kind words and thinking about how we would like to be treated and how to treat others.