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 30th November 2018

Another great week at school. We started by lighting the candles on our Diva lamps. We turned the lights out to get the full effect. We re-caped the Rama and Sita story and how the lights guided the way home. We talked about light and dark and discussed light sources. The children listened with interest and asked some good questions. We introduced some very grown up vocabulary such as transparent, opaque, reflective etc. We also looked at some pictures to support our understanding of light and shadows. 
We made our own shadow puppets with paper and straws. The children practiced their scissor control with the understanding that the more precise the cutting the clearer the shadow animal would be. We then went to the hall where it was dark and shone the torch onto our puppets. We discussed how the paper was blocking the light and casting a shadow. We then punched holes into the paper and discussed what we thought might happen. As predicted, the light shone through the holes and created holes in the shadows too. 
The children have also enjoyed playing in our dark den this week with torches, light boxes and shiny objects. 
In Maths this week we have been measuring. We have learnt new vocabulary long, short, shorter, longer, longest and shortest. We ordered objects and discussed where to put them if they were the same length. We also measured our hand spans using paper and then measured this with cubes. We talked about how many cubes long each of our hand spans were. We then put them in order from longest to shortest. We also looked around the room for things that were taller or shorter than ourselves. We then lined children up in height order and discussed. 
We have been busy practicing our Christmas songs and look forward to getting on the stage next week too. Christmas will be in full swing next week with our Christmas decoration open afternoon with parents, our Christingle service, and a cheeky elf sent from Santa who will be visiting our class!!