Welcome to Class 1, with children in Years 4, 5 and 6. Our teacher is Mrs Tara Reynolds-Hart.
Class 1 keyboards
This half term, Mrs Man (from the Cornwall Music Service Trust) has taught Class One how to play the keyboard, starting with the basics, such as finding ‘middle C’. The children have learnt many skills, including playing the ‘C’ scale and learning numerous tunes. Some children have even begun to play with both hands! We ended our sessions with a class performance to parents. The class have thoroughly enjoyed these sessions and many have been inspired to continue playing at home.
Class 1 residential
The sun shone for our residential at Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre near St Austell, which added to a truly wonderful time away. With a range of physical activities taking place (including climbing, high ropes, archery, canoeing and coasteering), fantastic food, helpful and encouraging instructors and top-notch accommodation (glamping pods), I am not sure who enjoyed the three days away more – the children or the staff!! The children were a real pleasure to take away and it was a delight to see so many of them ‘pushing’ themselves outside of their comfort zone at times too. The children were also highly praised by the staff members at Porthpean.
Hubbub Music Festival
Classes One and Two visited the Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge on Monday 24th June, along with several other local schools, for what proved to be a fantastic music festival. The children took part in numerous workshops throughout the day, learning about music and dance from around the world. This included playing large Japanese drums, composing their own street dance, learning some Punjabi dance moves and instruments, as well as creating their own Gamelan music and dance. Both the children and staff learnt a lot during this interactive day and thoroughly embraced the wonderful opportunity.
The whole school have enjoyed their yoga sessions with Aly Chatterjea over the last few weeks, giving each class an insight into things to come in the autumn term – watch this space!