Friday 23rd March
Another exciting week in Little Fish! Children have begun to write their own warning tales in Literacy, whilst in Maths we have been looking at a range of ways to measure.
The main event and focus of the week however has been our Medieval Banquet.
Across the three classes children planned, prepared and served a lovely three course lunch. This consisted of vegetable soup, beef pie and biscuits. Members of St Luke's Church and others in the parish were invited and they were able to share in some of the work we had been doing. Children wore the tunics they and dyed and sowed and performed the dance they learnt on the launch day.
Our guests were so thrilled that they asked if they could make a donation. In total we received £64.
Thank you to all who attended and we hope you had a lovely time!
Friday 16th March - Pendennis Castle
What an amazing day we have had at Pendennis Castle in Falmouth! After an exciting coach trip we were greeted at the main entrance by our guide for the day. We spent the morning wandering around the grounds, exploring the castle and stopping to sketch areas and points of interest. We used the knowledge from our History lessons to discuss the castles structure and imagined what life would have been like living here long ago.
In the afternoon we took part in a workshop where we learnt all about life in Tudor times and explored what clothing people would have worn and some of the tools and items that would have been used. The children found it hilarious when they found out that the washer woman used to soak clothes in urine to bleach them white!
Thank you to all our parent helpers, the staff at Pendennis Castle and to the Cornish Heritage Trust for funding our transport.
Friday 9th March
After all the excitement from our snow days we have come back to assessment week this week. The children have taken part in a range of 'quizzes' assessing their reading, writing and maths. The children have worked extremely hard and we are very proud of them.
We have also had some very exciting things going on in school this week with a visit from an Olympic High Jumper and World Book Day. Children had the opportunity to take part in a range of fitness activities and then listened to the athlete talk about his career.
On Friday the children took part in this year's World Book Day after having to rearrange due to the snow. They all came in dressed as their favourite book character and they looked fabulous! In the afternoon they had the opportunity to share their reading with their reading with the children of Faith class.
Things to look forward to - Next Friday 16th March Class trip to Pendennis Castle
Friday 23rd February
Welcome back after half term! We have had a really busy week. At the start of the week we received a letter from 'Professor Warner', who asked us to write a set of instructions to help him trap the dragon and so we have been thinking about instructions. We have thought about commands and how when we write a set of instructions, we have to be quite bossy! In maths we have been finding quarters and finding thirds. In R.E we listened to the story of Jesus in the desert, the children responded to the story using paint, play-doh, drawing and construction and took part in discussions to show some really good reflections. We did some balancing in P.E, map work and creating keys in geography and then looked at the different structures of castles throughout time. Phew, we're all ready for the weekend!
Friday 2nd February
Wow! What an exciting week we have had down in Little Fish. We have finished writing our own traditional tales this week and we have enjoyed sharing them with our friends. In Maths we have now finished at looking at multiplication and division and have been consolidating our knowledge in morning maths. But...most exciting of all...on Thursday...we made...catapults! We were extremely lucky to have a group of Y10 DT students come down from Penrice to help us too! We spent the day testing out structures (using tooth picks and sweets), creating moving catapults on the learn pads and making catapults that work out of lolly pop sticks, cotton reels, elastic bands and pegs.
Thank you to the students from Penrice. You were extremely helpful both to us and our teachers!!