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.

Wk ending 21.9.18

Congratulations to our award winners this week for their hard work during lessons, good listening and perseverance.
We have had a great week this week, learning more about our Tin Mining topic; rounding numbers in Maths and how particles change with the states of matter in science. As part of our topic, Geevor Tin Mine came to school with lots of tin mining equipment and clothes for us to look at, try on and feel. Some of the clothes were far too big, and others were a little tricky to work out how we should wear them - we found out in the end. 
 
As well as the workshop with Geevor Tin Mine, we visited the mine, where we had a look around the mine above ground, looking at the Winding House, and the cage (lift) that the miners used to go up and down into the mine. We also got to go underground and walk through some of the old mining tunnels which were dark and small. The children had chance to do some panning for jewels to take home, some of which looked like little bits of gold!
 
Alongside all of this we have started to write our own balanced argument about whether Mrs Taylor should allow a tin mine to be built in our school field or not. We will finish writing this next week. In Maths this week we went outside to estimate and measure different lengths such as the width of the school field and the circumference of a tree trunk. 
 
Next week our words of the week will be: build, busy, business, guide and guard. We will focus on spelling these words and using them in our writing. 
We will also be focusing on our 4x table in Maths.
Looking forward to reading your thoughts about your balanced argument next week!