Community Primary School

Treleigh, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 4AY

01209 216600


Does Money Make the World Go Around?
Today all children in year 3 and 4 took part in three special activities to start them thinking about their new curriculum enquiry “Does Money Make The World Go Round?”
One activity was to role play the journey of a refugee family. The children imagined packing a bag under pressure,the hazards of travelling by road and foot before paying to board a boat to safety.
Despite having “packed” a bag, many of them ended up with very little or even nothing by the end of their long journey.
The children all showed great maturity throughout the challenging activity which really helped them to empathise with the situation of real life refugees.
Well done everyone!

Terrific 2's

Very well done to our first Terrific 2's of the year!

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.

What would you say to a G7 Leader?

On Friday, Wheal Busy thought about what they would say to a G7 leader should they bump into them over the weekend. The whole class was incredibly thoughtful and here are a few of their key ideas. What do you think? We think we have some leaders of the future in year 4!

ShelterBox Fundraising Event

Congratulations to Wheal Fortune for holding a SUPERB ShelterBox fundraising event for Key Stage 2 on Wednesday. Thank you to all who helped at home and in school with the preparations.

Radio Cornwall Carol Service

Congratulations to our wonderful choir for a fantastic performance at tonight's Radio Cornwall carol service in Truro Cathedral. Listen out for them on Christmas Eve at 6.00 pm or Christmas Day at 10.00 am.

Little Harbour

After some last minute donations, £313.03 has been paid to Little Harbour today for our Jumpers for Joel Day. Thank you again for generosity at this time of year.

Singing at Crossroads Care Home

The choir had a fantastic afternoon at Crossroads Care Home yesterday.
Thank you to the children for representing Treleigh so well and the parents that went to support too.

      Jumpers for Joel 

A big THANK YOU to everyone who wore a Christmas jumper and donated to Jumpers for Joel today. You have raised an amazing £200! This means that since June we have given £1700 to Little Harbour. Team Treleigh you are amazing!

Treleigh General Election

Wheal Fortune and Wheal Plenty are getting busy learning about the general election, and getting ready for their mock vote!

Treleigh General Election

Wheal Fortune and Wheal Plenty held a mock election today. The election team have been registering people to vote this morning and handing out polling cards for Thursday's Treleigh General Election. The big day will see us research the party manifestos and vote!

         Jumpers for Joel 

This Thursday is Jumpers For Joel Day. Everyone is invited to wear a Christmas jumper for a donation towards our charity of the year, Little Harbour. Please don't feel that you have to buy a jumper, you can just add some tinsel and decorations to an ordinary jumper. Our charity total so far this year is an amazing £1500. Thank you for everything you have done so far.

Christmas Light Parade

Thank you to the Treleigh pupils who took part in the Redruth Christmas Light Parade

Please help if you can

Good evening everyone. Please listen to Poppy's message and help if you are able to.

Pirate FM Toy Appeal

In Wheal Harmony today we have used our clever counting in multiples of 10 to count the total number of toys we have collected for the Pirate FM toy appeal. We applied this to learning our 10 times tables and recognised as a class that we need 10 more to reach our target of 100!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!! Thank you!

Off to Pirate FM

Exciting news! Some children from our public speaking group will be taking our donated Christmas presents to Pirate FM on Thursday afternoon and will have the opportunity to practise their public speaking skills on the radio! It would be amazing if they could take 100 presents with them. We need approximately 20 more to reach this target. Are you able to bring a small donation tomorrow or Thursday? Could you team up with a couple of friends to buy a small gift? Any donation is gratefully received regardless of its size or cost.

We have collected 70 Toys! WOW!!!  

Yesterday, Poppy and Rosie helped count all of the toys we have collected so far for the Pirate Fm toy appeal. We have collected an amazing amount of 70 TOYS! WOW!!!!!!! We have until next Friday to collect more if we can. Wheal Harmony have set a target of 100.

       A Very Big Thank You! 

Team Treleigh we cannot say thank you enough! We are on to filling our 4th box for the Pirate FM toy appeal and we still have until the 1st December.

Read for Good

Did you see this piece about Read For Good on Children In Need on Friday? Not only have you helped this amazing charity through your donations to Children In Need but this is the charity we supported with our Readathon in the Spring. We sent over £3000 to them which will go a long way to supporting their incredible work. You HAVE made a difference.

The Pirate FM Toy Appeal Is Already Overflowing!

We continue to be astounded by your generosity towards our charity of the year. After just one day, our box of Christmas presents for the Pirate FM Toy Appeal is already overflowing! Thank you. We know this is an expensive time of year so please do not feel that you have to donate. If you want to get involved but do not feel you can spend a lot why not team up with some friends and buy a gift together?

                Pirate FM Christmas Toy Appeal   

We are pleased to announce that we are collecting toys for the Pirate FM Christmas Toy Appeal as they are supporting our charity of the year - Children's Hospice South West. We understand that this is an expensive time of year but it is not necessary to spend a lot of money to make a big difference. You could also team up with some friends and buy one gift between you. Anything you can do will be greatly appreciated. A collection box will be put into reception this week and donations need to be received by 1st December please. A big ‘thanks’ in advance!

     Making and displaying our Poppy Wreaths  

Last week members of Wheal Busy worked together to make paper poppy wreaths. Today they were placed around the classroom so that whatever we were doing and learning we would remember those who fought and died for us.

Diva Lamps

Wheal Lovely & Wheal Friendly have really enjoyed making their Diva lamps. The children loved lighting them this week.

Road Safety

Today, years 1 and 2 had a visit from community support officer John Thorne. He led an extremely informative assembly about road safety. He stressed the importance of wearing a helmet and reflective clothing when cycling, how to cross the road safely, pedestrian crossings and to remember to ‘Stop, Look and Listen!

Lets Celebrate Us

Today in Miss Philpott’s literacy group we launched our new topic ‘Let’s Celebrate!’ We had a party today to begin our new topic but also to celebrate ‘Being me’ and celebrating uniqueness. We talked about how each of us are special and important in different ways. Let’s Celebrate us!

Den Building

In Wheal Busy's outdoor learning, everyone built a den but with a difference. The first group built a den and then left it for the next group to modify and so on until every group had had a turn. This challenged some of us who felt our design should have been left as it was but everyone managed their feelings in an appropriate way. Den building also encourages good communication and teamwork.

Outdoor Learning

Yesterday, Wheal Busy had a fantastic morning of outdoor learning. These photos show children completely engrossed in observational drawing. As well as art skills, this activity encourages children to slow down, be mindful and take notice of the world around them.

Experience Harvest

Today Wheal Busy visited the church to take part in Experience Harvest. They learned about five key parts of this festival by listening to parishioners and taking part in craft activities. Ms Middleton was very impressed with the way the children showed respect to the church members and the church building. Well done Wheal Busy.

Murdoch Day Parade

Preparations are well under-way in Reception for the Murdoch Day parade! Thank you for the newspapers! 

How to be Healthy

Key Stage 1 had two very special visitors at their assembly. Isabelle and Edie from Wheal Busy came to talk to them about how to be healthy and to invite them to the healthy living club that they are going to run after half term. Lots of children were interested in joining the club and the girls are looking forward to welcoming their members after half term. We are so proud to have such confident pupils who want to volunteer and help the younger children.

An Eventful Afternoon

Wow!  What an amazing afternoon! A big thank you to all the parents who were able to attend. The children thoroughly enjoyed reading their riddles to you all (hopefully you were all able to solve these! We were blown away by the fantastic support and we have managed to raise almost £75.00! This is incredible and the children will be extremely happy about this. We look forward to contacting both Cats Protection: Cornwall Adoption Centre and The Flicka Foundation to see how our donation will be able to help. We have all thoroughly enjoyed this topic.

Maths Challenge

Yesterday afternoon, Wheal Lovely & Wheal Friendly completed a maths challenge! 
The children had to try and find a partner who they didn't usually work with and together they had to make a paper chain caterpillar. They had a time limit and when the time was up they compared their creatures! 
There was a big discussion about why some were longer than others and then they counted the links and measured to find out who had made the longest caterpillar. This was also a great test of teamwork! 
It was a close call but well done to Lydia & Tabitha who made a 58 link paper chain caterpillar!

Year 6 Pre-SAT's Breakfast

Chilled breakfast this morning - we think they have hollow legs! 

Calm Club

Today in Calm Club we have been thinking about different ways to keep ourselves calm. 
Doodling and drawing was one of the suggested ways, so we tried it, with some calming music too!

A visit from Western Power Distribution

Today Wheal Busy were visited by Ruth from @WesternPowerDistribution to deepen their science learning about electricity. She taught them how to stay safe around electricity and showed them how their learning about conductors and insulators keep electricians and us all safe.

A Visit to Peninsula Dental School

Wheal Busy had an amazing morning at the Peninsula Dental School trying their hand at dentistry and building on their amazing learning about teeth. We have loads of great photos and videos that we will share over the next few days. The dental students and staff all commented on all of the children's fantastic knowledge and behaviour. Well done Wheal Busy.