On 24 May 2018, Lewannick Year 6 joined pupils from Boyton School for an activity day at Roadford Lake, taking part in high rope climbing, raft building and kayaking.
On 6 June 2017, pupils from years 5 and 6 visited the RNLI for their annual Hit the Surf event.
This year we travelled to Fistral Beach in Newquay where waves were 8-10ft. Unfortunately it was too dangerous to go in the water, but we had a great time playing team building games and we had a jet ski talk!
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On 23 May 2017, Trewortha Class undertook their annual short trip to Roscoff, France.
We set off on the evening sailing from Plymouth and after a night of little sleep, we arrived at Roscoff bright and early. The weather was foggy, but this slowly lifted to warm sunshine as the morning progressed.
We first walked to a pretty little chapel on the promontory, before moving on to the playground. This is adjacent to the weekly market, and we spent some time and euros there picking up some local specialilites and not so local fidget spinners.
From there, we walked through the pretty town to a small beach, where the children played in the sand and the shallow sea pool. This was followed by a visit to our favourite crêperie for savoury and sweet crêpes – delicious!
We then made our way back to the ferry port for the mid afternoon sailing back to Plymouth, which included dinner. We all arrived back tired but happy after a really enjoyable visit.
We had many positive comments from passengers and the staff on the ferry, complimenting the children on their excellent behaviour – well done to you all!
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On Wednesday 17 May, Trewortha class visited TR2 in Plymouth, a production and learning centre where some of the Theatre Royal’s most important and vigorous work is carried out.
A truly unique facility based in an architecturally award-winning building, it contains unrivalled set, costume, prop-making and rehearsal facilities.
We finished off our day with a tour around Plymouth University, led by two student ambassadors.
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.
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.
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.
A magical performance in an enchanting setting. Lewannick’s production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ will go down in history as a truly tremendous event and a grand finale to the school year.
Good luck Year 6 – may you take all your talents onto big school!!!