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Newsletter 26/04/22


Welcome back to the Egloskerry newsletter! We hope you all had an amazing easter! Welcome back to Egloskerry for a new topic through Class 3 which is Healthy Me where we learn about keeping healthy physically and mentally


Lessons over the first week in class 3:


Literacy;

Through literacy during our first week back we have been looking at Emily Dickinson and her poems. We researched some facts about her and some of her poems. Throughout this week we are writing our own version of Emily’s poem ‘Hope is a thing with feathers’. We looked at different images of what came up when you wrote in google search, and then created our own metaphors for an idea to begin our writing.


Maths:

In maths we are learning how to calculate the area of different shapes, on Monday we were finding the area of a parallelogram and on Tuesday we were finding the area of a triangle.


Science:

We looked at the human heart and a diagram of how the organs make it up and are able to pump blood around your body. Then we would have to draw and label our own diagram by using a reference and then sticking it into the back of our Literacy books.


Cricket club:

The Cricket club has officially started for ks2 on wednesday after school and more details will be in the next newsletter.



Newsletter 27/01/22

Maths: In maths we have been adding and subtracting fractions with either the same denominators or different denominators and then simplifying them.

Literacy: We are now looking at the final versions of our facts files about Pompeii. We all are writing out our final drafts of the fact file.

The oil fix in the school: In the school recently the under floor heating has not been working. But good news! Today when we got into school, we got told it had been fixed and we finally didn’t have to wear our coats.

Guided Reading, Eagle Of The Ninth: In Guided reading, Mr Chorlton gave us each a copy of the Eagle Of The Ninth. We go through the book together and pick out sections to analyse. We also use Google Jamboard to write down our predictions

Languages: Our student teacher, Miss Kilker, taught us Mandarin instead of Cornish for a change. We could write our names down on a custom bookmark to make for our book Eagle Of The Ninth. She showed us the different tones to the language and showed us how to pronounce them.

Podcast: We have another episode of the Between the Bells podcast being released soon! Through some clips some people have been absent, but still we continue.

Newsletter 20/01/22

Learning in Class 3:

Literacy: After finishing our personification poems we have moved on to making a historical report about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, near Pompeii. Earlier in the week, we looked at a recent eruption and tsunami that occurred around Tonga and even reached the USA coast last Saturday.

Maths: We continue our work on fractions, ordering them in ascending or descending order and then adding and subtracting fractions which will be focused on today in our maths lesson.

Dinosaurs in Class 1: In Class 1 they have been learning about dinosaurs in their topic. They are investigating about when they were on the Earth, the different species and other facts about that Through KS1 maths, year 1 and 2 have been going through addition and subtraction while perfecting their number sequences. Some pupils told us what they were doing in their interview.

New school Heaters! Each class has been provided with a heater for their classroom, as the underfloor heaters aren’t working and are eight degrees below normal temperature…hopefully this is fixed soon enough, but we are thankful to have a new heater to keep the classroom warm.

Newsletter 13/01/22

Hello and Happy New Year! This is the first newsletter of 2022. We hope you all had an amazing Christmas and enjoyed the Christmas holidays. Some new students in different classes have recently joined our school, as mentioned during assembly.

PODCAST EPISODES 4 AND 5 Podcast episode 4 is out and you can listen on facebook, spotify, twitter, or the school website. Episode 4 includes Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone book review by Isabelle, an interview with our student teacher for last week, Mr Fawcett, another interview with Miss Hopkins and Miss Kilker. In episode 5 we are trying to make it a bit more professional as we are hoping to upload it to BBC Radio Cornwall.

Literacy In Class 3 In Literacy we are writing personification poems about Mount Vesuvius. We watched a video of a green screen recreation. It includes each stage of the eruption. It went on all day (79 Ad August 24) for hours and hours. The homework is involved around a natural disaster which could be another volcano or facts about other natural disasters.

Newsletter 01/12/21

The End Finale Of Happy Feet:

Our first performance took place on the 7th of December during mid-day 2:00pm. The cast performed amazingly and everyone did a great job. Some people wouldn’t really feel up to acting but after this maybe some have changed their mind. Thank You to all parents who attended the special night, which was filled with dancing, tapping and singing away. Massive congratulations to the teachers from each class who helped to prepare the event and sort out the cast for Happy Feet, the last play for year 5 and 6’s

Upcoming event last week: Next week is the final week of term and we have many different events including Christmas Jumper day, Christmas Party day and Christmas Lunch. Parents are free to come and can order their meals online on the aspens website. Parents are welcome for the year six year group.

After Swimming: Friday last week was our final day of swimming, we were doing lengths. Everyone had the option to swim however many lengths they could before the fun at the end. All The staff had brought out buckets for more fun and we got all the equipment out like the water pistols, the floats and even a football. We got the swim teachers wet as well and we saw that especially when we were walking out and hanging on the radiator was his t-shirt and shorts that seemed to be there for quite a while…

Playground Extension: The building of the cube has had an update. Now the walls of the box have been implanted and are stable. The design has small circles in the recycled plastic for people inside it to peer through. We are so excited for the final build.

Christmas Dinner: Yesterday was Christmas lunch. The cooks prepared the roast for everyone including some after desserts. The year sixes were free to invite parents for the meal as well. Everyone Merry Christmas and we shall see you next term!

Newsletter 01/12/21

Christmas In Class 3: Through the beginning of December the decorations have been put up around the classroom including two small Christmas trees, tinsel and plastic beads to start entering the Christmas spirit. Class R have decorated the school’s tree - although we’re not sure how they reached the top branches! The prize for most Christmassy teacher goes, yet again, to Miss Wilton, who always brings an extra dose of Christmas spirit December 1st.

Happy Feet: Happy feet has continued and now the cast are starting to take to the stage without their scripts as the time for the play is coming nearer. Dress rehearsals are beginning next week, with the final performance coming next Thursday!

Swimming: This week class 3 have been going swimming at the Launceston Leisure Centre. The swimming has been run by the swimming teachers and we have been separated into 3 groups: one for swimmers that aren’t entirely confident, one for those who are quite comfortable and one for those who are comfortable in the water. Progressively through the week the swimming gradually becomes slightly harder to increase the depth of the swimming and help to extend the practise of life skill early on.

Eden Project: On Friday last week, we went on a whole school trip to the Eden Project. The day included activities such as workshops, Exploring and best of all a walk through the Rainforest biome where we had a competition to see who could find the most things that fit into specific categories. Our guide was pointing out different interesting facts to extend our knowledge of the rainforest. Not only did we see all the different species of fauna, but we also spotted a total of 6 geckos (5 adults and one particularly cute baby one) along with a leaf insect. We were based at the education centre and we had our lunch and snacks there. It was a really fun day out.

Newsletter 25/11/21

This week we have been practising for the Christmas play Happy Feet! The beginning of the whole school rehearsals have started. Each of the scenes are being acted out while the cast members take turns to say their lines. The year groups perform their own songs chosen to link to the theme of the play, with slight changes. In class 3 everyone has painted their own masks, drawn by Mrs Morgan. Like in the lion king and Shrek productions the masks are attached above the head with the black ribbon of elastic so the eyes aren’t covered which obviously could affect many things! All in all, we are so excited to start this icy themed penguin entertainment!

Football tournament: Year 6s attended the football festival at the 3g pitch in Launceston on the 24th November. Many other year 6s from other schools went to the tournament. We played many games and enjoyed all the drills in the morning which included practise for one on ones, shooting/goalkeeping, dribbling and passing. These drills helped us get more confident with our footballing skills for both the rest of the day and for the future. Thank You to Plymouth Argyle and Launceston College for the day

Eden Project: We just want to say a huge thank you to all the teachers for giving us an amazing whole school trip to the Eden Project that will happen this Friday! All the classes will have different workshops and KS2 will have access to the rainforest biomes and Ks2 will be looking at both and about climate change. We are so excited and thank you for this amazing opportunity.

PE: Class 1 and Reception have been having dance teachers coming to teach them some dance and they have been thoroughly enjoying it and having so much fun learning new dance moves. Class 2 and 3 have been looking at tap dancing as in our Christmas play there is going to be a lot of tap dancing and fun dancing in general (though this may take some time because it takes a while to master something for an audience) but as the play comes nearer

Pudsey day! Last Friday we had an amazing time on Pudsey day and everyone enjoyed dressing up in funny costumes and doing lots of activities to do with Children in need. We all did Joe wicks’s workout and got very tired! Also we did Dr Ranj’s Calming/Relaxing session and took time to focus on our breathing and relaxing as everyone was rather excitable.

Podcast- The four episode after trial and errors: There were many many bloopers to get the final version finished. There have been messed up sentences, sudden laugh attacks and even miss pronunciation. Barney now also has his own introduction, being the comedian of the Between The Bells Podcast. We hope you enjoy our episode!

Newsletter 18.11.21

Happy Feet:

As the Happy Feet production is getting nearer, we need to

continue rehearsing. So on Thursdays after school there will be

rehearsals for the main cast. The first rehearsal was on Monday

the 15th of November, though we didn’t get to finish the last few

scenes because of assembly.


Swimming:

In 2 weeks time, Class 3 are going swimming at Launceston Leisure Centre. The lessons cover

different strokes and how to improve the stroke. It is a calm environment where the swimming

teachers can help each person with what could be more challenging for some people than others.

We are all very proud of the progress that Class 2 have made during their swimming lessons this

week and are looking forward to our own week of swimming.

The Cardboard Creation of Boaty McBoatFace:

Class 3 are making a 2d model of Sir David Attenbourough polar research ship. The half side of the

boat that was made has been painted with it’s original colours, bright red and white. Eventually, once

the ship is fully assembled, the windows and other details would be added to the cardboard surface.

Then we will get a fantastic Boaty McboatFace ready to be used in the play.

Preparation for the play:

Mrs Morgan has been starting to make the happy feet backdrop as well as the masks! Everyone has

their character design but can add to it with their own materials including feathered, glitter and

different paint supplies. Most masks have been cut out and are ready to add to!

Children in Need:

Tomorrow (17th November) is Children in Need, your child can come in wearing a costume or if one

isn’t available just home clothes (preferably colourful). Thankyou for thinking about putting in a

donation to help children in need. Last year there was a duck race on BBC, and we wondered if

there would be something similar this year.

Newsletter 11.11.21

Remembrance Day:

The 11th is the official Remembrance day. Two minutes of silence will be carried out as usual to remember

those who passed in the war. The poppy sale is also being done throughout the school so if your child brings in

any money if they may like to purchase one.

Lessons through Class 3:

Fireworks Night:

Friday was fireworks night and I'm sure most of you saw at least some fireworks. We were learning about the

history behind this event in school and we all found it very interesting finding out more about Guy Fawkes and

his crew as well as the story behind how they were caught trying to blow up Parliament.

Literacy

After completing our blogs, our final drafts of the climate change letters will be sent to Scott Mann. We are

hoping he will reply to them and think about bringing up the subject in Parliament to discuss and broadcast the

news further about the dilemma.

November Eden Project:

The November Eden Project trip is coming closer! It has been many years since the school has taken a trip to

the extraordinary naturistic platform. The biomes with all the many plant species used to be a barren

landscape, a former clay mine with no soil or plants

In Class 2:

Science:

In science Class 2 have been experimenting with conductors.

In PSHE they have been creating playground games and being collaborative

Literacy:

For literacy, year three and four have been writing persuasive letters to Tesco to spread the word

about palm oil. They are using descriptive vocabulary to be more persuasive.

Newsletter 02.11.21


Half - term is now over and we’re back in school. We hope you enjoyed your break and your Halloween. We’re all looking forward to getting back into lessons and the special event: HAPPY FEET!!!


Happy Feet:

Most of the bigger parts have been handed out to the people that wanted them. Happy feet will include each class performing their own scenes throughout the story of Mumble, a tap-dancing penguin.


The School’s Extension:

A fence has now been added to the side of the playground next to the fitness zone. Work continues on another addition to the area as well in Replace of the cob shelters that were much older and slightly rotting. The new box shelter, be used as more of a quiet space to just sit peacefully or read. Thank You to Mrs Kerr who is organising this update to our play area. We are excited to see the finished produced addition!


Parliament:

In Class 3, last year we sent a letter to Scott Man for him to come and do a Q and A with class 3. He was able to do a google meet with us and everyone wrote down some questions that he answered. This year we are writing persuasive letters to Scott Mann about a problem we want him to bring up in parliament and hopefully we will soon be able to see results!


The First week Back after half term in Class 3:

Maths:

Class 3 has been focusing on addition methods and how you could work different questions out, these methods include rounding, number lines and column addition. Year5’s are often assigned their own papers to work through and then the same for the year sixes and then a challenge if they successfully completed the last sheet.


Literacy:

After everyone had written their scary stories for Halloween, Mr Chorlton looked through them using an app to mark our work and see what we could do to edit and improve our work. We highlighted what we have used and if that could be built up more and then edited again. Also, through another point in our literacy lesson, links to Parliament week and you can scroll up to read more about that.


Languages:

Cornish

Our most recent language is Cornish and Class 3 is currently using a website where you have a story and some words are mentioned in the text in cornish. The first word class 3 ever learned in Cornish is Gwag Ov vy.

Meaning ‘I am hungry’ which is now our favourite phrase.


Spanish

A while ago we were doing some Spanish in our Language lessons, taught by Mr Chorlton because our other Spanish teacher has been teaching at college. We were covering the basics like we usually do, we were looking at the different kinds of weather and then drawing them out and writing the spanish for them.


Topic:

Our topic is still Saving the planet and we have done many featured activities about this. People are doing lots to help our planet and optimistically, if we do get our letter to parliament mentioned that can spread the dilemma further and every small part of helping does a lot for the planet. Local shops are respecting climate change and buying planet friendly products.


Thankyou for reading the Egloskerry voice blog this week from

Student voice team:

Robin and Thomas

Happy Feet -Spoiler for the play dancing scene



21.10.21

Podcast:

Last week, the podcast was posted on the Egloskerry School website so you can listen to it. After many bloopers, trial and errors, it was finally finished. It includes interviews with some guests, a book review and a pov from the podcast crew. Another recording will be posted every other week. We hope you enjoy listening (to it if you did). If you did want to hear it, the Between The Bells podcast is on the school website. We will be posting a new episode soon where we will interview some pupils from the class.


Half Term:

After another few weeks half term has turned up again. We hope you all enjoy your half term and have an amazing break! What will you do throughout the half term? Maybe something outside if the weather is collaborative, though it has been a bit rainy and we’re starting to feel winter coming. Either way, make the most of the break.


Halloween Disco re-cap/Happy Feet:

Thank You all FOEP’s who helped with the halloween disco for each key stage. Everyone enjoyed an amazing evening with drinks, snacks and very loud music. Congratulations to the Halloween Disco Dance Competition, judged by Mr Chorlton. After half term each class will start looking into the Happy Feet Christmas Production. The Auditions happened last Friday and the people who wanted a certain part could audition for it.


Throughout Class 3:


Literacy:

In Literacy, We have been working on an eerie story set (being the halloween month). Everyone is given a set beginning, but from there everyone could make it up. We each have such different ideas even though the start are all exactly the same. Mr Chorlton showed us a lovely picture of a haunted doll made for Christmas. Many people were influenced by this…

However the first draft is being written and a final write up should happen in a later week.

To build up to begin the setting, we read through Melt, mentioned in an older newsletter and investigated the build up of a setting description.


Maths:

In maths we are looking at different addition strategies and decimals within the number to make it more tricky. We have made different representations on the table using things like numicon, base ten and multi-link cubes.


Geography:

Mrs Kerr takes us for Geography and has let us go into different biome groups to make a presentation. The groups include Tundra, Grasslands, Deserts, aquatic and Rainforest. Everyone is working to create their presentation to be their own with original ideas, such as dioramas, raps, fact files, books and online presentations.


Computing:

Mr Chorlton takes class two and three for using the computers. We go on websites like Scratch and code.Org, where you can code your own game or play others. With the person sitting next to you, you would create an ;9u

animation. Some were shown on the board and there were some hilarious motion including an among us motion, a shark eating a fish.


Playground Extension:

In assembly Mrs Kerr revealed some big news, in the middle of the playground where we currently have the arch we will be installing a cube like structure that we can go in if we want a bit of quiet time



14.10.21


Halloween Disco:

On Friday is the halloween disco! Everyone have a happy halloween! Here in the hall at egloskerry, the disco shall go on. Key Stage 1 shall be on three till four and Key Stage 2, Class two and three shall be on for half four till half five. Most of class 3 are extremely excited about the evening. There will be music,



Podcast:

This week we have begun the Between the bell podcast. We had an interview with the orangutan aid carers, who have a rescue center in Indonesia. They are called Nigel and Sarah. They explained to each class about the conflict between orangutans and humans. We gave them an interview with the crew and they answered our questions such as what conditions they came in, or how long they have been orangutan doctors/nurses. They explained the conflict between humans and animals and how it was affecting the rainforests. Nigel, had his finger bitten off by a young male orangutan which was an interesting story told to each class. We want a special thanks to Nigel and Sarah and you can visit the website here :)

Orangutan Charity | Orangutan Veterinary Aid - OVAID ...


Tag Rugby:

Yesterday, class three went to the tag rugby competition between eight other schools. It was a set of different rugby themed activities and then a tournament in the afternoon. There were schools there such as Tregadillett, St Catherines and our close school Aulternun. It was a close match and everyone mostly enjoyed themselves.


There were no major injuries through each school, and thankfully our players remained unaffected. Egloskerry came fourth out of six schools and I think we did amazing considering most had experience with tag rugby and had been practising for a few weeks at least. Before the tournament a ruby Launceston college teacher came to explain how to play against other teams. It was a really fun day and was an amazing experience and it was very nice to go back and do it again after not being able to play the year before due to covid.



Half Term:

We have the end of this week and next week before half term! After half term we shall be going to look into Happy Feet our Christmas Play more. The parts will be given out for the auditions so the lines can be practised and before the first practise. Good luck to everyone auditioning, and we are excited to see what the Christmas play turns out like on the performance night.


Book Fair:

We have been having a book fair on this week, we have been able to look at some of the books and see which ones we have been interested in and after school some pupils have gone with there parents/careers to buy some. We have been using the online book fair app to purchase which has been a great success.



Thankyou for reading this week's newsletter from student voice

Robin and Thomas

P:S

Here is the plastic bag song. It is still stuck in everyone’s brains-

and Class 3 can’t stop singing it


PreviewPreview2:26The Bag Song | Nick Cope's Popcast | CBeebiesYouTube · CBeebies3 Jun 2020




07.09.21


Harvest Festival

This was another year of harvest festivals. Thankfully because covid restrictions have been lifted, we were able to have one this year. This would be the last time year sixes would be singing conkers (thankfully for some pupils).


Happy Feet

Over the course of Friday and next week there will be auditions for happy feet, our christmas play. This will be the last christmas play for year sixes in primary school. Further into the production children will be given costume information for their part.


Halloween Disco

On Friday next week the Halloween Disco shall be on for each class. Each Key Stage will have a different time, being decided by members of staff. Your child can feel free to dress up in a halloween themed costume or a casual disco outfit.



The Podcast

Soon there will be a school podcast, we will be doing it on school life and any events throughout the year. The people you will hear will be Thomas, Robin, Barney, Owen and Isabelle. Listen out for it and you can hear us talk about our views on our school week.



London Trip

Mrs Kerr and other teachers have planned an amazing trip to London in March. If you have further questions about the trip and are unsure about whether you want your child to go or not ask Mr Chorlton or other staff members attending to the trip. Other payment details in a letter handed out to class 3. ‘I am very excited and it will be an adventure’ said Hayley.


Some people are nervous about the trip, because it is a big step from a night over at Bachelors hall. Brandon thinks it will be really fun as long as he isn’t sick on the bus like Alfie during a previous trip



Thankyou for reading our newsletter,

Here is the link for conkers :)

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The Student Voice team:

Thomas

Robin