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.
This half term we will be taking part in ‘All Active’ with Kits on Coaching. All Active is a 10 week daily Active Lifestyle Programme designed to include all children in a healthy, sporting, fun environment. The objective is to have a happy, active school from ages 4-11. The objective at Lewannick is that by the end of the 10 weeks, the children will have completed 10,000 touches. The children will get sponsorship from home, which will enable the school to buy some new sporting equipment such as goals and balls. Every lunchtime at 12.50pm, the children will complete 100 touches which will be recorded by their team captain. The children are split into teams of 4 and each team has a name of a football team. This has been running really successfully at lunchtimes, and the children are really enjoying it! We have definitely seen an increase in fitness, coordination, leadership, team work and self esteem!
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On 5 October, Rosamonde Birch from Parliament’s Education Service visited Kilmar and Trewortha Classes here at the school.
She began with Kilmar, explaining all about the Houses of Parliament and how our democracy works. She then organised a series of debates, with the children taking the part of MPs and the Speaker, debating and then voting on motions, and then adding amendments. You can see some images below (click to view).
Rosamunde then moved on to Trewortha Class, where she co-ordinated the creation of political parties, which then developed a series of policies. These then had to be sold to the others present, and were voted on at the end.
The visit was very successful, with the children learning a lot about how our democracy functions.
On 29 September, Kilmar Class visited the Bloodhound SSC exhibition at the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro.
The children took part in a workshop, which began with some background about the bid to break the world land speed record using a vehicle called Bloodhound SSC to travel at over 1000mph. They then learnt about how a rocket powered car works, and they then had the opportunity to create a rocket powered car of their own!
Working in teams, they produced a number of vehicles based around a plastic tube. These were then tested on a runway, with the power coming from a blast of compressed air into the tubes.
One car, produced by Lilly and Evie, successfully travelled the whole length of the runway, and it was calculated by the tutors that a scaled up version would have travelled at over 500mph! They were awarded certificates for their achievement.
The children were then shown around the special Bloodhound SSC exhibition and completed a quiz.
All the children thoroughly enjoyed their trip, which will feature in their assembly this term. Here are some images from the day (click to view)