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 24th November

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.
 
We have been working together on our Christmas play. It is coming on well with lots of rousing songs and dances. We have enjoyed learning our words and are looking forward to sharing it with our families soon.
 
We have continued to work on our topic of China. This week we studied Chinese writing. It is very different from ours. We practised writing some symbols and made a moon card for the display. We also finished our modeled writing on the story of Lin Yi. It was a long piece of work but we all felt very proud of ourselves when we had finished. We used little Peaceful Pets to watch us work. We know that we have to be especially quiet or they will be frightened. We always work harder when we have a pet to help us.
 
We studied Materials in Science. We tested whether each item in the list would stretch, bend, twist or squash. We predicted the results. We liked breaking the lolly pop sticks- which definitely did not bend!
 
Next week we are looking forward to our experience of Chinese food and some work on tasting and trying new flavours. Photos to follow!