Once upon a time
Wow! What a morning KS1 had today! As a launch to their new topic, Once Upon a Time, the children from years 1 & 2 were summoned to the Barn to investigate a crime scene! There was a big mess and lots of clues to be found, which led the children to discover that the Big Bad Wolf had been in our school! What an exciting beginning to our next topic...
Wheal Bunnie have been busy exploring newspapers recently. There were lots of inky fingers!
This morning in literacy, Mrs Wheeler's group role played Mrs Lightfoot, appealing to the judge to give her husband a fair sentence. Each group had two Mrs Lightfoots - one who spoke informally and the other who spoke formally. Which way do you think she should speak to the judge?
Chinese New Year
Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly have been learning about Chinese New Year. We each wrote a New Year’s wish and hung it on our wishing tree. We talked about how Chinese New Year wishes are similar to us making New Year’s resolutions.
Just a few photographs from our ‘book look’ open afternoon!
Thank you so much to everyone who came along.
The Wheal Unity literacy group are really enjoying their new text, Beegu!
The children have only heard a small part of the story so far but they have done a fantastic job of describing and acting out some of the emotions Beegu might be going through.
Alternative Santa by Roger McGough
As part of their work on poetry, Mrs Wheeler's literacy group learned the poem Alternative Santa by Roger McGough. Each group decided how to present and perform their verse. We hope you enjoy it. Happy Christmas everyone!
Today in class, the children have been writing wanted posters to find the cheeky gingerbread people and designing their own gingerbread characters. Keep a look out for anything suspicious you may see around the school!
The Cheeky Gingerbread People
Wheal Harmony have been writing about how they could capture the cheeky gingerbread people!
More Magical Mischief is Happening in the School
More magical mischief is happening in the school! Today in Wheal Harmony a trail of cookie crumbs led to the discovery of an invasion of gingerbread people!!!
Huge excitement in Wheal Rose this morning! You would not believe what our CCTV footage shows from last night!! We had a visit from these cheeky reindeer, who made a huge mess and left us with a very important job to do! We are now busy writing our letters to Santa, who we expect will be back to collect them in person before the end of the week
'The Song of the Witches’ from Shakespeare’s Macbeth
The Wheal Rose literacy group shared their wonderful versions of ‘The Song of the Witches’ from Shakespeare’s Macbeth on Friday. They performed them in the round and showcased their learning using rhyme, alliteration and superb vocabulary choices. Well done everyone!
How to Perform Poetry
As an introduction to writing poems, Wheal Bunnie’s literacy class have been learning how to perform poetry. They all performed beautifully, thinking about the tone of their voice and their actions. Well done!
A Fun Filled Christmas Morning
Wheal Lovely and Friendly have had a fun filled Christmas morning. We have been writing postcards to our friends and posting them in our class post box, helping winter animals break free from ice, mark making Santa’s sleigh tracks in sand, thinking about what we like about Christmas using the Curiosity cube and finding our cheeky class elf!
A Visit to the Post Box
An exciting visit to the post box this afternoon for Wheal Harmony & Wheal Unity!
The children have worked hard to write letters to Father Christmas this week and they were excited to send them off today!
Letters for Santa
Wheal Lovely and Friendly have had a festive week. They were really excited to post their letters off to Santa!
Acting Out Different Adjectives
The Wheal Bunnie Literacy class have been busy this week learning our new text. One activity involved acting out different adjectives, thinking about how we can use our body language to present character. We had lots of interesting acting!
Some amazing thinking, talking and writing work went on in the Wheal Unity literacy group today! The children are really enjoying learning a little bit about Macbeth and they cannot wait to start writing their own poems, using rhyming couplets!
Arguing Both Sides of the Point
Today each of us were given a topic and we had to argue both sides of the point. Our topics were: "Some countries have banned fireworks. Why have they done this and should our country follow this law?" & "Should Halloween be banned? Discuss."
First we had time to prepare our speech and then we presented to the rest of the group.
Our Work is on Display in Truro Museum
During half term, Georgia visited the museum in Truro to see work that she and her classmates completed in the summer term when they were in year 4. The writing discussing the question, ‘Were the Dark Ages Really Dark?’ is on display in a special cabinet with an authentic illuminated manuscript. Everyone is welcome to go along and visit but as you can see year 5, if you visit and tell the staff that it is your work they might even let you take a photograph with your writing. The display will be on show for the next few weeks. Mrs Wheeler thinks the display looks amazing and is very proud of your hard work
After six weeks of learning seventeen topic related words from the year three and four word list flowed by class knockouts, today was the inaugural Barn Spelling Bee. We are pleased to announce that Lucas, Owen and Matilda were the winners for their classes and that on this occasion Matilda was the overall winner. Further congratulations to NJ, Brandon and Logan T who were the most improved in each class. Most children also improved on their baseline test so were awarded merits. All round a super spelling success!
Early Morning Storytelling and Treats
On Tuesday this week, Mrs Wheeler's literacy group were delighted to welcome their families to early morning story telling and treats. They had worked so hard writing their stories, redrafting them and copying them in neat. Our visitors, gave fantastic feedback about the children's creative ideas, vocabulary, presentation and expressive reading. Well done everyone - Mrs Wheeler is very proud of you!
Wheal Bunnie's literacy group
Wheal Bunnie’s literacy group have been very excited editing their work with their partners this week, ready to read to the parents on Thursday.
Storytelling and Hot Chocolate
Wow! The parents of the children in Mrs Wheeler's reading group are in for a treat tomorrow when they come to hear the stories that have been written this half term. Please arrive at school at your usual time but come through the main doors where Mrs Bruce will let you in for storytelling and hot chocolate. We are looking forward to seeing you
Wheal Rose had great fun with grammar today! We were miming adverbs to use in our story writing linked to Oliver Twist. ‘Anxiously’, ‘inquisitively’ and ‘tentatively’ have been added to our Wonder Words display. We can’t wait to start writing!
Enter text...Wheal Plenty had a special visitor to help inspire them with their planning for their writing - a Plague Doctor! He rang the bell shouting, "Bring out your Dead!"
Fascinating to hear what we believed in in the seventeenth century!
Making Subordinating Conjunction Dice
Mrs Winnan’s literacy group have been busy making subordinating conjunction dice, to help them write super complex sentences. We can’t wait to get ‘rolling them’ into our writing!
Have a listen to some of our animal riddles that we have written today in Wheal Harmony. We are so impressed with the scientific facts that they have included in the riddles.
KS2 Spelling Bee Champion
We are proud to announce that James in Y4 is this years KS2 Spelling Bee champion! He made an incredibly brave performance alongside the runners up, Poppy (y6), Liam (y5) and Maia (y3). A huge congratulations to all and thank you for all your help supporting such an exciting event at home. Until next year....keep spelling.
Infant Spelling Bee Champion
Congratulations to our new infant spelling bee champion - Matilda (YR1)!!! The competition was extremely fierce and we would like to extend our huge congratulations to our runners up, Tiberius and Billy! We are looking forward to announcing the KS2 winner tomorrow!
Good luck to all our infant finalists in the Spelling Bee Competition tomorrow!
Good luck to all our infant finalists in the Spelling Bee tomorrow. It has been a highly competitive competition so far and the standard is incredibly high! We look forward to announcing the winner tomorrow. Good luck everyone!
Just A Reminder
A reminder that tomorrow is the last day for Readathon sponsor money to be handed in to your child's class teacher. Please put all money in a named envelope with the sponsor card. Thank you again for all your support with the Readathon. We are looking forward to revealing a spectacular grand total really soon.
Reading Suspense Stories by Torchlight
Wheal Busy came back to school this evening to read their amazing suspense stories to their families in the dark by torchlight. We hope you can see from the photos that everyone had a great time.
A busy morning in Wheal Busy reading examples of suspense writing and "mag-pieing" powerful words, rhetorical questions and empty words to help write our own suspense stories
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Wheal Busy enjoyed sharing their versions of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs with their families. Thank you for coming everyone.
The children in Mrs Winnan’s literacy group enjoyed sharing their Titanic Diaries this afternoon with their families. The children should be extremely proud of their work and they thoroughly deserve their half term break after all their hard work. Their incredible writing will now be sent to the Maritime Museum.
We have been working so hard on the final copies of our stories. We think they are looking fantastic. We cannot wait to share them with our parents