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 3.11.17

Literacy

We have been focusing on persuasive speeches in our Literacy. One based upon a historical event and two fictional events. We put all three speeches onto paper and picked out the key facts, and the similarities and differences. We also looked at the grammar features within the text. We have also had some of us reading out the speeches to our classmates – including wearing some fancy dress.

 

Numeracy

This week, we have been doing fractions. We have been simplifying and comparing different fractions. Yesterday, we changed the fractions so that the denominators were the same because you can’t compare them with different denominators.

 

Topic

We have conducted a science experiment using bottles and balloons to investigate microorganisms – in this case yeast. We wrote our experiments up using the correct format and wording. We also learnt about helpful and harmful microorganisms and how these can affect our lives.

 

P.E.

We have started learning about tag-rugby. We played bull-dog and foxes and rabbits (when your animal is called out you have to chase your partner and take their tag).