Treleigh, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 4AY

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Community Primary School


Burning the Houses

The houses burnt, and here's the reaction from the children!!

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!

What a day Wheal Harmony have had at Kresen Kernow

What a day Wheal Harmony have had! At Kresen Kernow, they explored the exhibitions, they were shown archives from the Victorian era, identified the differences and similarities of the local area between the Victorian era and present day, looked at maps and even tried on some Victorian clothing! It was an extremely interesting morning, with lots of historical facts and skills to take back into the classroom. They walked extremely sensibly to and from Kresen Kernow and received a token for each value of the ‘Treleigh Way’ for representing the school so well.

The Victorians

Today in History, continuing with The Victorians, we looked at historical objects from the Victorian era. Thank you to the parent who brought in a pair of child’s Victorian shoes and glasses to share with the children. Reggie, Thomas and Jowan used the wonder words ‘delicate, precious and valuable’ to describe them. Key stage 1 have thoroughly enjoyed this topic.

Seventeenth Century House Models

Wheal Plenty had fun this afternoon continuing the construction of their seventeenth century house models!
Shame they may be burnt......

The lady with the lamp

In Wheal Harmony we have made our own lamps. Did you know that Florence Nightingale was also known as ‘The lady with the lamp?’ because she tended to the soldiers at night by their bedside with her lamp. In school on Friday, years 1 and 2 will be having a Victorian day with a themed activity taking place in each class. We look forward to sharing what the children get up to!

Plague Doctor 

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!"
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Through the Keyhole

What an amazing launch to ‘Through the Keyhole’ for Key Stage 1! Thank you very much to Helston Museum for such an informative visit 

Through the Keyhole

What a fantastic time the children from Wheal Harmony, Wheal Unity and Wheal Rose had today for their launch into their Victorian topic, Through the Keyhole.

Travelling Back In Time (5)

After learning about the Battle of Hastings the Wheal Busy time travellers learned that Harold was killed in the battle and William became king of England in 1066. This was the end of the Anglo Saxon period and the beginning of the Norman period. Once the Wheal Busy Wittan had voted, they chose William of Normandy. He was (re)crowned King by the Wheal Busy Arch Bishop of Cantebury.

Travelling Back In Time (4)

However once the Wheal Busy Wittan discovered that the real Wittan had chosen Harold as King, William was taken off the throne and Harold was crowned.

Travelling Back In Time (3)

Then, each member of the Wittan read out the person they had chosen and their reason. Harold because he is English and an Anglo Saxon and married to Edward's sister. William because he knew Edward well and was promised the throne. Edgar because he is young and will live and rule for longer. No one voted for Harold Hardrada because he was a Viking.

Travelling Back In Time (2)

Next, each member of the Wittan took some time to decide who they thought should be King and why. Some of the contenders tried to persuade the Wittan to vote for them.

Travelling Back in Time (1)

This afternoon Wheal Busy travelled back in time to 1066 when King Edward the Confessor died and left England with four contenders to the throne. They learned that the Wittan (a council) had to decide who should be King. The class pretended to be the Wittan and heard a speech from each contender before asking questions to help them decide who they thought should be King. Where are you from? Why should we let a Viking be our King? 

Our trip to the Royal Cornwall Museum

Today Wheal Busy visited the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro to start to answer their topic question - Were the Dark Ages Dark? Everyone examined artefacts and studied written sources to help them begin to form their opinion. The museum staff were so impressed with the children's behaviour that they made a point of complementing them and asking that they have their names moved up the golden time chart. Mrs Collinge was so impressed with this news that she awarded a special certificate.

The Sutton Helmet

Last week, Wheal Busy launched their topic by working as teams of archaeologists to find pieces of the Sutton Hoo helmet. Next, they had to work out what it was and who might have owned it.

What the Romans did for us

Year 3 had a fantastic day on Thursday launching our new topic ‘What the Romans did for us.’ We have learnt all about the Roman way of life and how they invaded Britain.

Gutting and Mummifying Fish

Wheal Fortune have enjoyed some history and literacy today through gutting and mummifying fish!

World War 1 Trenches

Here are some of the amazing trenches Wheal Plenty have made throughout their World War 1 topic.


Wheal Plenty have begun building their WW1 replica trenches!