Fri 22nd Oct. Invitation for parents to join us. 1.30pm for all those interested in helping out and PTA. 2.15pm Harvest Workshop followed by a fun activity in class with your child.

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Our big questions helping us to flourish

As we continue to investigate all of the ways that we can flourish at school and in our lives, we looked at our wider curriculum with the children.  Topic work and the wider curriculum is investigated through our 'big questions'.  This half term in Cardinham we are asking, 'Why we went to war' and in Kilminorth, we are investigating, 'Why Paddington Bear didn't come to Looe!' 

In this picture, the children from both classes are talking about each of the wider curriculum areas such as music, design technology, history etc. to think about how these subjects can help them to flourish.  It was a wonderful conversation and the children came up with some very inspiring thoughts.  This included the idea that music helps us to reflect and enjoy, that geography helps us to learn about the wider world and to encourage us to explore etc.

We then carried on this theme in worship, by understanding the power of music or silence to help us to remember that quiet can be a very important part of helping us to flourish and thrive.  We reflected that we often do not take time to stop and do nothing more than sit and think, or listen to the sounds around us.  Everyone in the room agreed that it was something that we like to do and that we would like to do more, at school, as well as at home.  The overwhelming response was that the piano music we listened to was beautiful and helped us to relax more than the silence that we also tried.  What amazing thinkers we are!


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Trenode is a small but growing primary school situated between Liskeard and Looe. Extensive grounds allow for a range of outdoor learning experiences; we also have spacious indoor facilities, including a music room. A nurturing, family ethos, in mixed-age classes, enables our pupils to be challenged as individuals.

‘Reach beyond your grasp’ is our motto at Trenode. We would like all children to aspire further than they think they can! We are on a ‘Visible Learning’ journey, with the other schools in Bridge Schools, which is empowering our pupils to be able to discuss their learning and progress, understanding their ‘next steps’.


Janine Waring

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01503 240235

Our Values...



We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.



We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.



We are the best we can be.



We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.



We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.



We are passionate about learning.

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