Treleigh, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 4AY

01209 216600

Treleigh

Community Primary School

Geography

 

 

 

A Walk to Carn Marth
Year 5 and 6 had a great day out walking to Carn Marth! As part of their topic, 'Visit Cornwall?', the children went to visit one of the local high points in the area to locate different popular tourist locations around Cornwall, and to get a sense of the place and what our area has to offer to tourists. Equally, the children took viewfinders to capture landscape inspiration for their local Cornish art pieces.
Everyone behaved brilliantly and we were so impressed with how well they walked, covering nearly 10km!

A Visit from Liam

KS1 were very lucky to have a visit from Liam today who brought his drone into school to take some aerial photographs. The children loved listening to how it worked and then choosing different poses so that they could spot themselves in the photographs afterwards. What a fantastic launch to our topic, Visit Cornwall?

Geography Field Trip

Today Wheal Busy took the train to Falmouth for a geography field trip. The purpose of the day was to gather primary data to help them back at school with their geography work. In groups they questioned people they met, collected leaflets about the town, took photographs and analysed the target market of shops and accommodation. Then back together on the beach they looked at the impact of tourism on the town and took some time to sketch their surroundings. They are now ready to fully explore the question Visit Cornwall? as geographers and to use what they saw today to create some unique artwork. Everyone was well behaved and members of the public complimented them on their manners. All the adults were especially impressed with how well they coped when the train was significantly delayed. Well done everyone.

Traditional Mexican Inspired Food

Wheal Plenty were involved in preparing some traditional Mexican inspired food this afternoon, learning more about their culture.

 Cornish Links with Mexico and Real Del Monte

Y5/6 had a great afternoon learning about the cornish links with Mexico and Real Del Monte.
What a great, historical afternoon, helping the children with their topic, 'Life Unlocked, Culture Shock?'

Our Trip to the Maritime Museum

Wow! What an amazing day Year 1 had.

We learnt about Henry Trengrouse who invented the ‘Rocket life-saving apparatus.’
Year 1 took part in a re-creation of the ‘rocket and breeches buoy’ rescue mission over the tide pool where we had to rescue the fisherman from the lighthouse and bring him back to land safely.
 
As geographers, we looked at local maps of the coastline and identified the physical and human features of the surrounding areas.
We explored the RNLI resources in the survival zone area of the museum and talked about how to stay safe on beaches and along the coast.
As designers, we designed and created our own boats and tested these in the water.
 
The learning manager commented on how superbly the children behaved. Well done Year 1!
 
Examples of Physical Features
What a fantastic trip the children in KS1 had today! They discovered lots of examples of physical features for their geography work and they were also able to see examples of erosion up close.
 
They were superbly behaved - well done all

 

 

Wheal Lovely and Friendly became Geographers!

Yesterday Wheal Lovely and Friendly became Geographers! After listening to Little Red Riding Hood the children decided they needed to make a map to get to Granny's House (the outdoor classroom) safely. They enjoyed looking at an aerial photograph of the school and together with their knowledge of the grounds they drew some fantastic maps, labelled with directional language.

Making a Compass

This afternoon Wheal Busy made a compass on the field and used it to follow compass directions to find out the capital cities of the ten countries that the River Danube flows through. A fun and active way to use their geographical skills whilst improving their subject knowledge.

Research Homework

Today Wheal Busy shared their fantastic research homework with each other. They took turns speaking and listening to each other. Mia's presentation was so good that she helped Mrs Wheeler to teach a lesson about deforestation! Thank you to all the children (and parents) in the Barn for another super effort with this research homework

A Day at the Eden Project

Wheal Busy had a fantastic day at the Eden Project yesterday deepening their learning about how to survive in the rainforest. They were so well behaved that they were given the opportunity to go up on the upper viewing platform if they wanted to. 23 brave explorers went high up in the biome and were rewarded with great views of the rainforest. Well done all of Wheal Busy for being great ambassadors for Treleigh.

Wheal Fortune on location at ShelterBox HQ

Understanding the Science

Once Wheal Busy had visited the Geothermal Plant, Suzy (a geologist) visited to play a game with the children so they could better understand the science that is used to generate energy from the earth. It was a fun game that helped everyone to understand what they had seen in the morning. 

The Geothermal project at United Downs

Last Thursday Wheal Busy visited the Geothermal project at United Downs to find out how they are going to generate electricity from the heat that comes from the earth. They saw some enormous pieces of machinery. Can you work out what some of these pictures show? Can you estimate how deep into the ground they have drilled?

Sending Letters to Bristol

Today Wheal Harmony and Wheal Unity are writing letters to another year 1 class in Bristol! They are very excited to write their letters. This was a message from the year 1 teacher at Victoria Park Primary School in Bristol.

A Parcel from Florida

The children in Mrs Winnan’s literacy group were very excited to receive a parcel in the post which had travelled over 4,000 miles from Florida to reach them!! Inside was a challenge to learn about a contrasting continent through poetry. Mrs Winnan is extremely proud of their reading progress and delighted to hear such superb deeper thinking circulating the room. Well done everyone! They are looking forward to opening the mystery parcel at the end of their topic! 

The 7 Continents of the World

Wheal Harmony have been learning about the 7 continents of the world. Did you know that the largest continent in the world is Asia? Did you know the smallest continent in the world is Oceania? Wow! Ask your child to see if they can name all 7 continents

Finger Prints Across the World

Wheal Harmony have created a world masterpiece! Each child had a part of the world and they used their fingerprints to paint each piece. This is their artwork!

Posting and Places

As part of their 'Posting and Places' topic this half term Wheal Unity are looking at different locations around the world. This afternoon we were off to the Amazon Rainforest in South America, sorting out animals depending on which layer of the rainforest they live in.

James the Geography Expert

Wheal Rose were delighted to welcome our resident geography expert James to class this afternoon. He had a wealth of knowledge to share about the the 7 continents and we were astounded by the things he knew! Well done James!

Using lines of Longitude and Latitude

Geography in Wheal Fortune - how to use lines of longitude and latitude to find the coordinates of Charles Darwin's stop offs on his journey aboard HMS Beagle.

Examples of Physical Features
What a fantastic trip the children in KS1 had today! They discovered lots of examples of physical features for their geography work and they were also able to see examples of erosion up close.
They were superbly behaved - well done all

 

 

Wheal Lovely and Friendly became Geographers!

Yesterday Wheal Lovely and Friendly became Geographers! After listening to Little Red Riding Hood the children decided they needed to make a map to get to Granny's House (the outdoor classroom) safely. They enjoyed looking at an aerial photograph of the school and together with their knowledge of the grounds they drew some fantastic maps, labelled with directional language.

Making a Compass

This afternoon Wheal Busy made a compass on the field and used it to follow compass directions to find out the capital cities of the ten countries that the River Danube flows through. A fun and active way to use their geographical skills whilst improving their subject knowledge.

Research Homework

Today Wheal Busy shared their fantastic research homework with each other. They took turns speaking and listening to each other. Mia's presentation was so good that she helped Mrs Wheeler to teach a lesson about deforestation! Thank you to all the children (and parents) in the Barn for another super effort with this research homework

A Day at the Eden Project

Wheal Busy had a fantastic day at the Eden Project yesterday deepening their learning about how to survive in the rainforest. They were so well behaved that they were given the opportunity to go up on the upper viewing platform if they wanted to. 23 brave explorers went high up in the biome and were rewarded with great views of the rainforest. Well done all of Wheal Busy for being great ambassadors for Treleigh.

Wheal Fortune on location at ShelterBox HQ

Understanding the Science

Once Wheal Busy had visited the Geothermal Plant, Suzy (a geologist) visited to play a game with the children so they could better understand the science that is used to generate energy from the earth. It was a fun game that helped everyone to understand what they had seen in the morning. 

The Geothermal project at United Downs

Last Thursday Wheal Busy visited the Geothermal project at United Downs to find out how they are going to generate electricity from the heat that comes from the earth. They saw some enormous pieces of machinery. Can you work out what some of these pictures show? Can you estimate how deep into the ground they have drilled?

Sending Letters to Bristol

Today Wheal Harmony and Wheal Unity are writing letters to another year 1 class in Bristol! They are very excited to write their letters. This was a message from the year 1 teacher at Victoria Park Primary School in Bristol.

A Parcel from Florida

The children in Mrs Winnan’s literacy group were very excited to receive a parcel in the post which had travelled over 4,000 miles from Florida to reach them!! Inside was a challenge to learn about a contrasting continent through poetry. Mrs Winnan is extremely proud of their reading progress and delighted to hear such superb deeper thinking circulating the room. Well done everyone! They are looking forward to opening the mystery parcel at the end of their topic! 

The 7 Continents of the World

Wheal Harmony have been learning about the 7 continents of the world. Did you know that the largest continent in the world is Asia? Did you know the smallest continent in the world is Oceania? Wow! Ask your child to see if they can name all 7 continents

Finger Prints Across the World

Wheal Harmony have created a world masterpiece! Each child had a part of the world and they used their fingerprints to paint each piece. This is their artwork!

Posting and Places

As part of their 'Posting and Places' topic this half term Wheal Unity are looking at different locations around the world. This afternoon we were off to the Amazon Rainforest in South America, sorting out animals depending on which layer of the rainforest they live in.

James the Geography Expert

Wheal Rose were delighted to welcome our resident geography expert James to class this afternoon. He had a wealth of knowledge to share about the the 7 continents and we were astounded by the things he knew! Well done James!

Using lines of Longitude and Latitude

Geography in Wheal Fortune - how to use lines of longitude and latitude to find the coordinates of Charles Darwin's stop offs on his journey aboard HMS Beagle.