Here is a link to coverage in the Cornish & Devon Post of our success is securing a Tesco “Bags of Help” £12000 grant.
Year 6 visited London for 3 days this week; it was an amazing trip – our feet didn’t touch the ground! Monday was a little like being in a James Bond movie – a look around the business district and Canary Wharf, an exciting cable car flight over the river Thames followed by an exhilarating Clipper boat ride from Greenwich to the London Eye – just in time for the lights of the city to be twinkling as dusk fell.
Day two included a visit to The Natural History Museum and a dinosaur investigation workshop where pupils had the opportunity to identify skulls, fossils and rocks. From Kensington, we took a brisk walk to Hyde Park and the Princess of Wales Memorial Playground where the children could run around in the sunshine. We visited Hamleys and witnessed some incredible demonstrations and the highlight of the day was a trip to the West End to watch ‘Matilda’.
Day three involved a trip to Parliament on budget day where we were given a tour of The House of Commons, The House of Lords and Westminster Hall. We were met by local MPs Scott Mann and Jonny Mercer who took time out from their busy schedules to meet and chat to us. Our day finished with a tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and an insight into rehearsals of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ and a Macbeth workshop.
Due to a strong response at our recent internet safety meeting, PC Langman will return for anyone who missed the first presentation. This will be on 9 March at 15:30.
We hope to hold regular forums to keep parents updated.
The final Ofsted inspection letter can be accessed below:
On Thursday 13 December, Kilmar Class visited the Callington area to round off this term’s topic of ‘Mining’.
First we used the kitchens at Callington Primary School to create a savoury and a sweet pasty each, with fillings such as traditional steak, cheese and onion, and combinations of various sweet ingredients.
We then went to the disused mines at Kelly Bray to investigate the buildings that remain there. We finished our pasties off before playing team games in the woods.
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On Wednesday 23rd November, Mr Towe and Mr Waters had the pleasure of accompanying Charlie, Josh, Toby and Chase (in Y6) to the offices of The Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT), in Stoke Climsland.
The purpose of the visit was to do a presentation to their members of staff about the Water Warriors project we took part in last June. This STEM funded project, in collaboration with the WRT, allowed pupils to explore aspects of the River Tamar from source to where it meets the sea and developed their understanding of habitats, water quality, uses of the river, the water cycle and food chains.
The project involved a variety of off site visits and field studies, providing pupils with an exciting and unique opportunity to explore practical scientific techniques while working with related professionals.
The impact of the project has been immensely positive and wide ranging. The opportunity to work alongside experts, conducting real and purposeful experiments, has deepened pupils’ understanding about the role of science and its application in the workplace and particularly the outdoors.
On Wednesday, the boys very eruditely talked through a photographic slide show and then shared their booklets with the staff and talked about what they’d learnt.
Following on from our news about a group of pupils visiting Heart FM to record a song for Rowe’s the bakers, you can now view the video via Youtube below:
There were fine solo performances by two of our Kilmar girls!
Heart FM broadcast the recording this morning.