Community Primary School

Treleigh, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 4AY

01209 216600


Richard Trevithick
EYFS & KS1 were very lucky to have a visit from Mr. & Mrs. Eastman today. They brought along a traction engine for the children to look at as part of their learning about Richard Trevithick.
It was very impressive!
Thank you both very much for visiting.

A Visit to Kresen Kernow

This week years 3 and 4 visited Kresen Kernow. Here are Wheal Bunnie getting stuck into the activities, including exploring artefacts and Cornish archives. It was amazing

A Visit from a Pilot at RNAS Culdrose

Years 1 and 2 were very lucky to have a visit today from Nik, a pilot from RNAS Culdrose. They have been learning about significant people from the past, specifically the Wright Brothers and they were very knowledgeable when Nik questioned them about what they already knew. A big thanks to Nik for coming in.

Parliament in 1939

Wheal Plenty Year 5s had a fun afternoon reenacting the scene in Parliament in 1939, when the Commons debated the reasons for and against appeasement of Hitler when deciding whether to go to war in 1939.

WW1 Box & What Was It Used For?

Wheal Plenty had a great time working historically using primary source analysis. They were enquiring about this genuine WW1 Box and what it was used for. Can you work it out? If you want a clue, they were learning specifically about WW1 weaponry.

Who Was Here Before Me?
Years 5, 6 and KS1 had a brilliant time at Flambards exploring the Museum of Flight and the WW2 Blitz as part of their "wow" start for this term's topic, 'Who was here before me?'
They especially enjoyed the rides afterwards...some more than others Miss Philpott!

Wheal Busy's Curriculum Enquiry

Today Wheal Busy launched their curriculum enquiry ‘Who was here before me?’ After making a toilet paper timeline, exploring misconceptions about the Stone Age and working as archaeologists to make inferences about whose rubbish had been found, they are now thoroughly immersed in this half terms work

Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!
What a wonderful picnic we enjoyed in the sunshine yesterday, celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee !  

 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?'

Making their own Motte and Bailey castles

Wheal Plenty’s English group have been writing instructions as Historians after designing and making their own Motte and Bailey castles.

Our Visit to Restormel Castle

Despite the wind and rain (which simply added to the aura and experience) years 5 and 6 had a fantastic time visiting Restormel Castle last week. Aiming to answer the question for our school topic, 'Would you like to live in the past?' the children visited the castle to understand the significance of the Normans influence on Britain. Needless to say, they all got very wet, but had an absolute blast!

Analysing Photographs of Artefacts

Today Wheal Busy analysed photographs of artefacts to make inferences about life in Ancient Egyptian cities. After working carefully with their group they shared their ideas with the class.

Evaluating and Discovering Artefacts

Wheal Kitty have been real Historians, evaluating and discovering artefacts.

How archaeologists use artefacts to learn about the past

Today Wheal Bunnie have enjoyed learning about how archaeologists use artefacts to learn about the past for our launch topic



Would you like to live in the past?

Wheal Busy have been very busy today launching their topic question “Would you like to live in the past?” They deciphered hieroglyphics, went on an information hunt and mummified apples. Everyone ended the day with more knowledge about Ancient Egypt than they had at the start and we are excited to deepen this knowledge over the coming weeks.

Stone Age Period Comparison

Wheal Bunnie have been using toilet roll to show just how significant and long the Stone Age period was, in comparison to the last hundred years.
They got to see how 4 sheets = the last 100 years, compared to almost 100 sheets = Iron Age, Bronze Age and the Stone Age. WOW!

Victorian Workshop

Wheal Harmony had a fantastic morning with visitors from the Museum of Cornish life running a Victorian workshop. As part of the topic ‘Who was here before me?’ the children are learning about the Victorian era. Today they experienced what it would be like in a Victorian classroom, played with Victorian toys and explored a range of historical artefacts.

Cave Paintings

Wheal Bunnie took a step back in time today to create cave paintings. We stuck our paper underneath the desks and used black poster paint to create historic imagery. We turned the lights off and used torches to inspire us in our work.

Significant People in History

Wheal Rose and Wheal Unity have had a great morning for the launch of ‘Who was here before me?’
The classes have been focusing on significant people in history and were delighted to be visited by Mr Thomas, Lewis and Neil with their steam engine! They answered lots of questions and the children will be starting to think about Richard Trevithick and William Murdoch soon!

Moon Landing

Wheal Rose made a great start on their Moon Landings inspired art this afternoon. We are looking forward to sharing the finished products with you soon.

Role Play

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?

Tudor Punishment and Crime

Wheal Kitty have been guessing what the Tudor object of punishment is used for and what crime would have deserved the punishment.

Happy Birthday Buzz Aldrin

Wheal Rose had a great time yesterday wishing Buzz Aldrin a very happy 90th birthday! We have enjoyed learning about your momentous flight to the moon as part of our topic ‘Flying High’ where we are learning about how different flights have shaped our lives and futures.

Being A Viking Raider

Yesterday in history, Wheal Busy thought about what it would have been like to be Viking Raiders or the monks that they raided. Once they had decided, they role played Vikings raiding the monasteries. They thought very carefully about how the monks would have responded. Can you see which monks are hiding and which are running away? We asked the questions - Why did the Vikings choose to raid monasteries? Why did the monks not fight back? What do you think?

Anglo-Saxon Warcraft

Today Wheal Busy spent the afternoon finding out about Anglo Saxon Warcraft. First they learned about the different kinds of fighters and decided which they would have wanted to be if they were Anglo Saxons. Then they learned about the weapons each soldier could have. Here we have the housecarls who protected the King with the bearded hammer; the warriors who were more professional soldiers who used swords and throwing spears and the fyrds who were ordinary farmers who had to fight if the King requested it and were only really allowed to fight with thrusting spears. Can you guess from their super acting which group is which?

Time for Battle

Once the Wheal Busy Anglo Saxon armies were formed it was time for battle. First both sides lined up in close formation to use their throwing weapons with their shields for protection. Once they had thrown their weapons they charged at each other before they engaged in hand to hand combat. Luckily, then the bell rang for us all to go home! Everyone said they had enjoyed a fun afternoon of learning.

Being Archaeologists

Wheal Busy have spent the afternoon being archaeologists studying photos of artefacts from the Anglo-Saxon period. They began by asking questions about artefacts then moved on to answering key questions about the artefacts to help them find out more about this period of English history.

Research Homework

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!

Invaders and Settlers of the Anglo-Saxon Era

Yesterday, the year 4's in Wheal Bunnie learnt all about the invaders and settlers of the Anglo-Saxon era. Each child was the leader of their tribe and had to try to get land from Britain for their warriors to land. It was a lot of fun. The children then discussed their strategies and what they would do differently next time.

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.

Designing an Anglo-Saxon Village

Over the last week, Wheal Busy have been busy researching their own questions about Anglo-Saxon life. Today they used their learning to help them to design an Anglo-Saxon village which demonstrates what they have found out. The Treleigh Way values of Working Hard, Respecting Others and Having A Positive Attitude were also clearly demonstrated in the groups.

WW1 Trenches

Wheal Plenty put back on their Design Technology hats this afternoon, by making WW1 trenches!

Anglo-Saxon Timeline

Wheal Kitty have been learning about timelines and have plotted a timeline for the era of the Anglo-Saxons.

Celebration Firework Pictures

Wheal Harmony created beautiful celebration firework pictures in their art and design lesson this week. They had to think about the patterns, brush strokes and the designs and shapes of their fireworks. They made wonderful masterpieces! Alongside this they also learnt the history about why we have bonfire night.