Fowey Class

Spring Term

Science workshop

Fowey class visited Penair for a Science workshop focusing on light. The children were able to conduct experiments to show how light travels in straight lines and we were able to use glass prisms to make rainbows.

We learnt how to sort materials into groups of transparent, translucent and opaque and we found a way to use lights to test out our predictions.

Launch Day

Today, we began our ‘let’s go to the movies’ project with an exciting launch day. We had a Tregolls red carpet event where we were all dressed to impress and this was followed by the Tregolls film premier. We enjoyed some popcorn whilst watching Harry Potter and the philosopher stone. We then did some Harry Potter art work where we drew some of our favourite characters.

Welcome back

A warm welcome back to Tregolls after what we hope was an enjoyable Christmas break. Please see the below details of the Spring curriculum and other key information.

Project and Science

Our new project will be focused on Films, with the focus question being ‘How would your life look on the big screen?’ We will be having our launch day on Wednesday 9th January when we will begin to learn about our new topic and we will also have our Tregolls Film Premier – more information will follow. Throughout the term, all of our learning will link to films like Harry Potter, Holes and a range of Disney films. This will all lead to the children creating their own idea for a film which they will pitch to a team of experts.

In Science, we will be learning about light and electricity. The children will use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye. They will also will learn how to create circuits and will be able to recognise and use symbols correctly.

Literacy and Numeracy

The literacy throughout this term will link with the main project, we will be writing: a star wars themed story, recreations of classic Disney storylines and a biography of a famous filmmaker.

In Numeracy we will be learning about measurement, percentage and ratio and we will be problem solving throughout all of these units. We will also be linking our maths with our project through the Harry Potter theme of ‘Herbology’.

MFL – French and RE

Tamar Class will be learning French this term with Mrs Beattie. The children will be learning vocabulary about where we live.

In RE, the children will be learning about Christianity within Cornwall and they will explore Cornwall as a place of spirituality.

PE days and kit

The children will be taking part in weekly PE sessions on Mondays with Miss Butterly. The kit requirements are:

Boys – Blue short and a Tregolls t-shirt

Girls – Leggings or blue shorts and a Tregolls t-shirt

Footwear –PE plimsolls or trainers.

As the weather will grow colder, please ensure that your child has a school jumper to wear for outdoor PE.

If you have any issues with the PE kit please come in and speak to us.

Homelearning Requirements

As per the Home Learning Policy, children in year 6 should be spending 45 minutes on their literacy and numeracy pieces each week. Where possible, these two pieces of homelearning will reinforce skills being taught that week in class. The children will be set homelearning which challenges them and tests their resilience. Please support your child by offering tips and advice for each piece.

In addition to the weekly literacy and numeracy piece, the children should be reading for 15 minutes every day. Please question your child on what they have read and then sign their homeschool reading records.

Homelearning will be given out on Thursdays and collected in on Mondays.

Open door policy

As should be aware by now, we operate an open door policy at Tregolls, and therefore I will always be on hand before or after school to discuss any issues you may have.

Spring term letter

Autumn Term 

City of Lights

A fantastic evening was had by all at Truro’s City of Lights parade. The children represented Tregolls brilliantly and we were grateful to show of their DT skills to such a large audience.

Music Workshop

Fowey class thoroughly enjoyed learning how to plan the tune of A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman. Visit out facebook page to see some videos.

Great Penair Bake Off

Fowey had the most amazing morning taking part in the ‘Great Penair Bake off’. They all worked really well in their teams and produced some delicious cakes. Mr Davidson took the role of Paul Hollywood and crowned Rupert, Oscar, Jorge and Lexi as the winning teams. Please look on our Facebook page for more pictures and videos of our bake off.

Launch Day

This week we have had a special visit from a ‘Rotten Roman’ to kick start our Horrible Histories project. Fowey class thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the Roman Empire and playing different games to further their knowledge. They particularly enjoyed getting the chance to feel like real Romans when they re-enacted Roman battles with shields and spears.

We also had a visit from one of the most well-known ‘Terrible Tudors’, Henry VIII. Henry told us all about his life, and of course, his 6 unlucky wives.

Fowey class would like to thank Adrian Chapman for giving us such an exciting and unforgettable launch day.

 

Welcome Back

A warm welcome back to Tregolls after what we hope was an enjoyable Summer break. Please see the below details of the Autumn curriculum and other key information.

Our team

May I take this opportunity to welcome our team for this academic year:

Miss Whitehouse – Class teacher

Miss Caruana and Mrs Wilks – Classroom teaching assistants

Mr Watkins and Mr Watts – Shared teaching on Thursday’s

Project and Science

Our new project will be focused on Horrible Histories, with the focus question being ‘Where would a time machine take you?’ We will be having our launch day on Friday 7th September when we will have a special visitor coming to teach us about some gruesome aspects of history. Throughout the term, we will learn about different periods of history and the influential people that were involved. This will all lead towards the children creating their own episode of horrible histories.

In Science, we will be learning about evolution and inheritance where we will learn to recognise how living things have changed over time and how fossils have helped us to learn this. During the second half term, we will be focusing on animals including humans. We will be identifying and naming the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describing the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood

Literacy and Numeracy

The literacy throughout this term will link with the main project, we will be writing: a story about the death of Julius Caesar, a biography of an influential person from our history and a balances argument.

Numeracy will be focused on knowing the place value of numbers to 10 million and being able to use the four operations on all whole numbers. We will break these sections down using concrete objects and images to give the children secure understanding of what they have learnt.

MFL – French and RE

Tamar Class will be learning French this term with Mrs Beattie. The children will be learning classroom routines and how to justify their own opinions.

In RE, the children will be learning about Christianity with a particular focus on the Holy Trinity. The RE unit will begin with a visit to Truro Cathedral which you will shortly receive a letter about.

PE days and kit

The children will be taking part in weekly PE sessions with our Miss Butterly. The kit requirements are:

Boys – Blue short and a Tregolls t-shirt

Girls – Leggings or blue shorts and a Tregolls t-shirt

Footwear –PE plimsolls or trainers.

As the weather will grow colder, please ensure that your child has a school jumper to wear for outdoor PE.

If you have any issues with the PE kit please come in and speak to us.

Homelearning Requirements

As per the Home Learning Policy, children in year 6 should be spending 45 minutes on their literacy and numeracy pieces each week. Where possible, these two pieces of homelearning will reinforce skills being taught that week in class. The children will be set homelearning which challenges them and tests their resilience. Please support your child by offering tips and advice for each piece.

In addition to the weekly literacy and numeracy piece, the children should be reading for 15 minutes every day. Please question your child on what they have read and then sign their home school reading records.

Homelearning will be given out on Thursdays and collected in on Mondays.

Open door policy

As should be aware by now, we operate an open door policy at Tregolls, and therefore I will always be on hand before or after school to discuss any issues you may have.

Autumn term letter