Welcome to Class 1, with children in Years 4, 5 and 6. Our teacher is Mrs Humber.
We started the year with a fantastic Martial Arts session, led by Sensei Jack, who is clearly very passionate about what he does. Sensei Jack taught the children (and staff!) several martial arts moves, which was great fun!
Our topic this half term is the Mayans. Take a look at our story, based on the Chocolate Tree, which is a traditional Mayan folktale. We have been focusing specifically on our sentence structures, vocabulary and presentation.
School Council members from Class 1 entered a competition run by Michelmores Solicitors called ‘Think Big’. This was a Dragon’s Den style competition where we had to ‘pitch’ our idea to a panel of judges, with £500 prize money up for grabs, which had to be spent on a project that benefits the community. Our idea was to make our own Community Market Stall.
Following a shortlisting process, we were excited to have been selected (along with 5 other schools) to take part in the ‘final’ on Thursday, 23rd March at the Newquay Aerohub. We spent hours beforehand perfecting our presentation, which included a PowerPoint presentation, speaking for approximately five minutes and sharing a prototype of the stall, along with produce from our school garden.
The judges were blown away with presentation and we were delighted to have won £500. Since then, Pete and Andy (our groundsmen) have helped us to make our market stall, which we now sell a variety of produce on. Being a community market stall, we also have space for the like of an ex-pupil’s eggs and plants from Marshgate Post Office. The Year Sixes are also selling cakes and goodies on it to raise money for an end of year leaving gift for the school.
Please come into school if you would like a space on our market stall.
A time to chill in west Cornwall
After taking our SATs, our class set off on our annual school residential. This year, we headed west to the breath-taking island of St Marys (Isles of Scilly), Porthcurnow - including a visit to the Minack Theatre, Land’s End and Penzance. Please take a look at just a small number of the photographs we took. More can be found in our topic books!
Applying our French skills
It has become a tradition for Year Six children to have the opportunity to head to France as an end of primary school celebration. This year, ten Year Sixes enjoyed exploring Roscoff and I’le de Batz. They did a fantastic job at speaking French, for instance when buying their lunch. This was certainly a trip never to be forgotten for these children.