Helford Class (2017/18)

Primary Engineer – Cornwall Celebration Event at RNAS Culdrose

We were delighted to be able to take 4 teams to the above event, to showcase their amazing cars shown below alongside a number of other schools.  The children in Helford, Camel and Cober, class along with their teaching staff, Sam (an engineer from Culdrose) and Barry (an engineer from BT) worked so hard on their projects with great resilience and determination.

The children in Y2 , made push along cars which had to be launched down a ramp with the distance measured. They were also linked to a theme and ours were all about catching rabbits! They looked excellent, complete with nets and camouflage, and flame thrusters!  They were interviewed by the judges (officers at Culdrose) who asked some quite in depth questions.  Well done Camel team who could talk about thrust and had some idea of aerodynamics but not quite the word! They do now.  They were delighted when they won runner up for best themed car (Helford), and overall best communicators (Camel).  Well done!

 

Welcome to the Summer Term!

Helford Class – Growing Launch Day – Monday 16th April 2018

We are all delighted to announce that the new Helford Class topic for the Summer Term will be all about growing plants and humans answering the question ‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’  For our launch day we would like you to dress up as either scarecrows or gardeners.  If anyone has any tatty old (adult) clothes such as old shirts and trousers that we could use to build our scarecrows, please bring them in! Don’t send in things you might want back though!  Throughout the topic we will learn about plants and humans.  We will be planting and maintaining our own garden which hopefully will get judged by local gardeners and some city council or Truro in Bloom representatives.

Literacy and Numeracy

In literacy this term we will be learning to write scarecrow poetry, writing the diary of a gardener and writing stories based on the story of ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’.

Numeracy will be focused on improving the speed and recall of number facts and the mastery of problems involving addition and subtraction. We will be focusing on learning the 2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10’s multiplication tables and having rapid recall of these multiplication facts.  We will also be learning about money, fractions and time.

RE

In R.E, we will learn about Hindu communities and scriptures and how Jesus has changed people’s lives.

PE days and kit

We will be starting the Summer Term learning athletics specialist P.E coach. The main PE day will be on a Wednesday.  Please ensure that the children have all of their kit clearly labelled in a PE bag each week. It is very important for health and safety, that the children have the correct P.E kit in order to take part – we would also like the children to be looking smart for each lesson! Thank you for your support with this. The kit requirements are:

Boys – Blue shorts and a Tregolls t-shirt

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

Footwear –PE plimsolls

I would also like to remind you that ALL earrings must be removed for P.E (This follows national health and safety guidance.)

Homelearning Requirements

As per the Homelearning Policy, children should be spending 20 minutes on their literacy or numeracy task each week in addition to learning their multiplication tables (2’s, 3s, 5’s and 10’s) and reading 15 minutes per day. They will also be asked to practice up to 10 spelling each week and they will be quizzed weekly. Wherever possible, these homelearning tasks 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 advice and encouragement.

The children will use the 100 club to develop recall of their multiplication tables. Please support them by writing up tricky facts around the house for them to view regularly.

In addition to the weekly literacy or 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. This will need to be completed daily as we will be completing a daily reading chart in school each morning.

We would like to thank you for your support with our spelling scheme. We are amazed at the amount of children who are still getting 100% right each week! This is having a fantastic impact on their writing outcomes.

Homelearning will be given out on Thursdays and collected in on Mondays. Spelling log books will go home on Wednesdays with their individual words being tested on the following Tuesday.

Children have the responsibility to complete their homelearning. Please support your child in keeping their homelearning books neat and tidy. Thanks for your support with this; we cannot overemphasize the importance of learning away from school – it will support your child in making great progress this year.

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

Our ultimate aim in Camel Class is for your child to enjoy coming to school and for them to achieve more than their potential!

Best wishes,

Mrs Hutchison

(Deputy Headteacher)

Mad Inventors Launch Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helford and Camel Class had an amazing ‘Inventors’ launch day! A huge thank you to all our parents for the fantastic ‘Mad Inventors’ outfits- what an amazing effort!
Also, a massive thank you to Sam from the Royal Navy who came in to help launch our project. We loved working with him and we are looking forward to working with him throughout our project.

Sadly, a creature (we suspect a Were-Rabbit!) has been digging up the plants and vegetables in the EYFS area. After studying Wallace and Gromit’s cracking contraptions, Sam gave us our task: to invent a machine that would ‘catch that rabbit!’ We would be entering the ‘South West leaders Primary Engineer Competition’ so our machines have to have special design specifications, including having four wheels, in order to go the furthest and the straightest.

During the morning, we carried out science investigations that would help us to design our machines. We investigated friction to find out which materials would be best to use for our wheels that would make our machines go the furthest. We investigated weight distribution so that we could equally balance our machines in order for them to travel in a straight line. We also investigated air resistance to find out what would be the best shape for our machines to make them go the furthest.
During the afternoon we used the findings from our investigations to design our machines in order to be able to ‘catch that rabbit!’

Investigating friction

We had an amazing day! A huge thank you to everyone who helped us to make our launch day so memorable and fun.

Spring term Project:

We are all delighted to announce that the new Helford Class topic for the Spring Term will be Incredible Inventors and Inventions, answering our key question, ‘What invention could you not live without?’

Integrated Curriculum:

During our topic, we will be learning about famous inventors and inventions throughout history! We will create our very own inventions to solve real life problems and enter the ‘South West leaders Primary Engineer Award.’ In D.T will design, make and evaluate our own vehicles to solve a real life problem and enter ‘The South West Primary Engineer Competition’ to see which can travel the furthest and the straightest! We will use a range of materials to create models with wheels, axels or hinges with our link engineer from Culdrose. We will learn about the history of different inventions and place each in order on an interactive timeline. In art, we will learn about the history of the famous inventor Italian Leonardo Da Vinci. We will learn to sketch create blue prints for our inventions. In Geography, we will compare the climate and physical features of Italy with our own. During Science, we will be learning about Forces. We will compare how things move on different surfaces and in investigate how we can make things speed up and slow down.

As part of the Computing curriculum, we will be creating our own animations of our inventions to pitch them to a real animation company – To conclude our project, the winning inventions (judged by our link engineer) will enter the final of the ‘South West leaders Primary Engineer Competition!’

Now for the really exciting part……

To launch our topic, we will be having a Mad Inventors Launch Day on Tuesday 9th January! Throughout the day, we will be working together, using our 6Rs!) to complete fabulous forces science challenges in order to help us design and invent our vehicles to enter in ‘The South West Primary Engineer Competition.’

Please could your child dress up as a Mad Inventor for the day. Please do not go to any expense! We will be wearing oversized shirts, sunglasses/goggles with crazy hair! Also, could you find your child a shoe box so we can get started making our inventions! Thank you!

Literacy and Numeracy

In literacy this term we will be learning the story of ‘The Story Machine.’ The children will then be writing their own inventive invention stories. We will also be learning to write explanation texts and persuasive adverts for our inventions.

Numeracy will be focused on improving the speed and recall of number facts and the mastery of problems involving addition and subtraction. We will be focusing on learning the 2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10’s multiplication tables and having rapid recall of these multiplication facts.

RE

In R.E, we will learn about Hinduism worship and Scriptures.

PE days and kit

We will be starting the Autumn Term concentrating on ball skills with our specialist P.E coach. The main PE day will be on a Wednesday.

Please ensure that the children have all of their kit clearly labelled in a PE bag each week. It is very important for health and safety, that the children have the correct P.E kit in order to take part – we would also like the children to be looking smart for each lesson! Thank you for your support with this. The kit requirements are:

Boys – Blue shorts and a Tregolls t-shirt

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

Footwear –PE plimsolls

If you have any issues with the PE kit please pop in and speak to us. I would also like to remind you that ALL earrings must be removed for P.E (This follows national health and safety guidance.)

Homelearning Requirements

As per the Homelearning Policy, children should be spending 20 minutes on their literacy or numeracy task each week in addition to learning their multiplication tables (2’s, 3s, 5’s and 10’s) and reading 15 minutes per day. They will also be asked to practice up to 10 spelling each week and they will be quizzed weekly. Wherever possible, these homelearning tasks 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 advice and encouragement.

The children will use the 100 club to develop recall of their multiplication tables. Please support them by writing up tricky facts around the house for them to view regularly.

In addition to the weekly literacy or 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. This will need to be completed daily as we will be completing a daily reading chart in school each morning.

We would like to thank you for your support with our spelling scheme. We are amazed at the amount of chn who are still getting 100% right each week! This is having a fantastic impact on their writing outcomes.

Homelearning will be given out on Thursdays and collected in on Mondays. Spelling log books will go home on Thursdays with their individual words being tested on the following Thursday. We will ask for £1 for the loss of any spelling log and/or reading record.

Children have the responsibility to complete their homelearning. Please support your child in keeping their homelearning books neat and tidy. Thanks for your support with this; we cannot overemphasize the importance of learning away from school – it will support your child in making great progress this year.

You should be aware by now we operate an open door policy at Tregolls. One of us will always be on hand before or after school to discuss any issues you may have.

Our ultimate aim in Helford Class is for your child to enjoy coming to school and for them to achieve more than their potential!

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and looking forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Best wishes,

Mrs Gibson and Mrs Hutchison

project map 2017-8 T2 website

Helford spring-term-overview-2017-8

 

 

Maths with Fowey Class
It has been a lovely morning in Helford class – we have been supported with our 100-club and the bar model. We have formed positive relationships with our year 6 buddies.

Project Launch Day – Fossil Hunters in Lyme Regis…

We had such an amazing BIG DAY OUT fossil hunting in Lyme Regis! We learnt to be expert fossil hunters and found some amazing fossils on the beach. We even spied Sir David Attenborough himself who opened the Mary Annings Wing of Lymes Regis Museum and was filming for his new documentary on the beach! Then we visited Lymes Regis Museum where we learnt about Mary Anning’s, rocks and fossils.

Mary Anning

Fossils and Rocks

A huge thank you to all our parents and helpers who made this a day to remember! The children were impeccably behaved and were credit to our school.

 

Autumn Term Project

We are all delighted to announce that the new Helford Class topic for the Autumn Term will be Fossils and Dinosaurs. The children asked to learn all about all things prehistoric, answering our key question, ‘What is lurking under the ground?’

Integrated Curriculum

During our topic, we will be learning about the prehistoric era! We will learn about it’s history and will put times and places on maps and timelines. We will look for fossils and make our own for our interactive role play area. In Geography our very own fossil hunters will learn to plot good fossil hunting places on a map and investigate where they may find dinosaur remains and evidence that they existed! During Science, we will be learning about living things and their habitats. We can’t wait to find out about what dinosaurs ate and creating our own dinosaur habitats. By the end of our topic hopefully we will be know how to keep a baby dinosaur alive! As part of the Computing curriculum, we will be developing our research and photography skills as well as using ‘junior scratch’ to create some exciting animations! To conclude our project, the children will be presenting, selling and signing a printed book with stories and information texts they have written.

Now for the really exciting part……

To launch our topic, we will be having a BIG DAY OUT! We will set off early in the morning on an adventure! We have the opportunity to be fossil hunters for the day in Lyme Regis, the best place to visit to see REAL fossils and where REAL geologists do their investigating. Throughout the day, we will have amazing opportunities to see fossils in the Museum and find our own on the beach with an expert! We can’t wait!

Literacy and Numeracy

In literacy this term we will be learning the stories ‘Stone Girl, Bone Girl’ about Mary Annings, the famous paleantologist and ‘Dan and the Dangerous Dinosaur’. The children will then be writing their own inventive stories as well as information writing to include instructions, recounts and invitations.

Numeracy will be focused on counting in steps of 2,3,4,5 and 8 from 0 and in tens from any number. We will learn to recognise the place value of each digit in a number and use what we know to solve problems. Adding and subtracting mentally will also be a focus as well as learning the skills of reasoning.

RE

In RE, we will learn about Christianity, the church and the Christian Way of Life.

PE days and kit

We will be starting the Autumn Term concentrating on ball skills with our specialist P.E coach. The main PE day will be on a Thursday.

Please ensure that the children have all of their kit clearly labelled in a PE bag each week. It is very important for health and safety, that the children have the correct P.E kit in order to take part – we would also like the children to be looking smart for each lesson! Thank you for your support with this. The kit requirements are:

Boys – Blue shorts and a Tregolls t-shirt

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

Footwear –PE plimsolls

If you have any issues with the PE kit please pop in and speak to us. I would also like to remind you that ALL earrings must be removed for P.E (This follows national health and safety guidance.)

Homelearning Requirements

As per the Homelearning Policy, children should be spending 20 minutes on their literacy or numeracy task each week in addition to learning their multiplication tables (2’s, 3s, 5’s and 10’s) and reading 15 minutes per day. They will also be asked to practice up to 10 spelling each week and they will be quizzed weekly. Wherever possible, these homelearning tasks 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 advice and encouragement.

The children will use the 100 club to develop recall of their multiplication tables. Please support them by writing up tricky facts around the house for them to view regularly.

In addition to the weekly literacy or 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. This will need to be completed daily as we will be completing a daily reading chart in school each morning.

We would like to thank you for your support with our new spelling scheme. We are amazed at the amount of chn who are getting 100% right each week! This is having a fantastic impact on their writing outcomes.

Homelearning will be given out on Thursdays and collected in on Mondays. Spelling log books will go home on Thursdays with their individual words being tested on the following Thursday. We will ask for £1 for the loss of any spelling log and/or reading record.

Children have the responsibility to complete their homelearning. Please support your child in keeping their homelearning books neat and tidy. Thanks for your support with this; we cannot overemphasize the importance of learning away from school – it will support your child in making great progress this year.

You should be aware by now we operate an open door policy at Tregolls. One of us will always be on hand before or after school to discuss any issues you may have.

Our ultimate aim in Helford Class is for your child to enjoy coming to school and for them to achieve more than their potential!

We hope you have a very sunny Summer holiday and looking forward to seeing you raring to go in September.

Best wishes,

Mrs Gibson and Mrs Hutchison

Autumn Term Project Timeline Planning

Autumn Term Medium Term Planning 

Autumn Term Targets

These are the targets that we will be working on this half term: