Designing & Making Eco Houses using CAD (Computer Aided Design)
Year 5 Plenty had an amazing time being designers and makers at Redruth School. The children used CAD (Computer Aided Design)to design eco houses and today they used laser cutting technology to complete their project! Architects and creative designers of the future?
The Housing Crisis
Darcie from Wheal Fortune felt passionate about the housing crisis and decided to write to the council for our persuasive letter writing. Excitingly, her and a few friends were invited to Cormac to find out what plans are in place. They had meetings, met councillors and toured planned venues to alleviate the problem. A great morning and one which shows the power of the persuasive letter!
Bug Hotels - Taking them home
Today Wheal Busy took home their completed bug hotels. From design to completion in 4 weeks and 4 days! Awesome work everyone.
Treleigh School Kit Car Club
Caterlink Eatwell Plate Design Competition
Congratulations to Maggie and Jack for winning the Caterlink Eatwell plate design competition. Their ideas have now been added to the menu to arrive on pupils’ plates shortly!
Bug Hotels - The Next Stage
Today Wheal Busy worked incredibly hard to complete the next stage of their bug hotels - fixing the component parts together. Firstly, they used glue to join the pieces before securing the joins by hammering in tacks. No year 4 fingers were harmed in this process! A bit of luxury was added with some super sanding of the rough edges. There are going to be some lucky bugs moving into some 5 star accommodation in the next few weeks!
Designing Buildings Using CAD
Wheal Plenty have been using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to design buildings. We look forward to seeing their designs as 3D structures! Thank you to the Friends of Treleigh for the funds raised which have contributed to buying this.
Designing Bug Houses
After their visit from a bug hotel designer last week, Wheal Busy designed their own bug houses. That meant that today was a VERY busy day of adding measurements to designs, transferring those measurements onto their wood and sawing their planks to the correct size (supervised and following safety rules at all times). Whilst small groups and individuals were busy with these skilled tasks, others went foraging for natural materials to fill the five star bug hotels once they are built next week.
Fun at the Krowji
Year 5 had fun at Krowji today as part of our launch into our new topic, 'Who Lives in a Home Like This?'. They visited various studios where they spoke to artists, architects, designers and also created their own sketches. We were inspired by this creative hub and there was great enthusiasm for possible jobs in the future! Year 5 showed great resilience walking too.
Traditional Mexican Inspired Food
Wheal Plenty were involved in preparing some traditional Mexican inspired food this afternoon, learning more about their culture.
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind?
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind? Year 1 had a fantastic afternoon on Friday as they created their healthy food designs. The children made fruit pizzas-yum! They have built upon their skills and knowledge as they have learnt about the different food groups and the importance of eating a healthy and balanced diet, designing their pizzas and preparing the food using different tools.
Today year 4 had a fantastic afternoon making pasties. Did you know a pasty is a balanced meal as it contains mostly vegetables and carbohydrates (pastry and potatoes) but also has meat for protein, a small amount of fats in the pastry and dairy can be added with some cheese should you wish. The children learned new skills of peeling, cutting and grating as well as learning about their Cornish roots by crimping and finding out about why the pasty was such a great meal for miners. Thank you Katy for leading this session.
Wheal Plenty had a great time this week testing out different soups for their market research in Design & Technology. Their favourite was the 'Mystery', made by Mrs Hanley (Broccoli, Potato and Cheese).
The Healthy Eating Plate
Today Katie from Caterlink visited year 3 and 4 to talk to them about the healthy eating plate. This visit helped everyone learn more about the DT, science and PHSE parts of the topic ‘Healthy body, healthy mind?
Our Trip to the Maritime Museum
Wow! What an amazing day Year 1 had.
Art & Design Journals
The whole school have started new amazing art and design journals. These will follow them through the school, showcasing their developing skills and achievements. Wheal Bunnie were very excited to start using theirs today! They sketched their own designs for our design brief which is to make a 3D volcano with a mechanism. We cannot wait to see how they get on creating their final product in the next few weeks!
As part of Planet Earth: a force to be reckoned with? Y5/6 pupils have been set a design brief of making a toy/device that could help explain how volcanoes are created or how they erupt.
The investigation covers:
Science - Forces
DT - 'Ask' stage of the 'Engineering Design Process'.
Today Wheal Unity have been sharing their mood boards and critiquing their own and each other’s t-shirt design ideas. They are excited to be able to get started soon!
Wheal Unity took their ‘Flying High’ topic to a new level this afternoon, by making their own birds! The children had to closely follow instructions and carefully look at a variety of birds to make their own designs. Here are just some of their finished products
Super computing skills from Wheal Unity this afternoon! They have worked hard to create their own name posters using word art in Publisher!
Wow! Wheal Bunnie had lots of fun this afternoon looking at everyone’s research homework. There were some amazing facts and creativity shown. Well done all!
Charlotte shared about her Great Grandfather's Service in WW1
Charlotte shared about her Great Grandfather's service in WW1. Pictures of the trenches really helped Wheal Plenty to visualise what it would have been like for soldiers, inspiring them to build their own model trenches accurately.
Wheal Plenty put back on their Design Technology hats this afternoon, by making WW1 trenches!
Great Fire of London
To end their wonderful topic, Wheal Plenty finally got to experience the seventeenth century 'Great Fire of London', when they burnt their Tudor and Stuart style houses this morning.
It was a good opportunity for thinking historically and sharing empathy with the Londoner's loss.
Thanks Mr Roberts for helping us out too!
Seventeenth Century House Models
Wheal Plenty had fun this afternoon continuing the construction of their seventeenth century house models!
Shame they may be burnt......
Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly have been thoroughly enjoying their latest book, Supertato! They’ve written wanted posters (to try and catch Evil Pea), they’ve investigated ice and jelly and they have even had a go at making traps to catch this villain!
Wheal Plenty have begun building their WW1 replica trenches!