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Global Neighbours -Parliament week 

We invited Sheryl Murray into school as part of parliament week where she explained her role and what it was like being in the Houses of Parliament.

Linking to our global neighbour award, the children, alongside the community, have been continuing to express their concerns about cars speeding past the school. The children had come up with possible solutions and shared them with Sheryl Murray. Following her visit, we have already been informed by Cormac that they will be putting speeding advisers by the school in January which is a real success as this has been an ongoing problem for the last few years. Well done to the children for making this change!


What a way to end the half term! 

Paignton Zoo

The whole school visited Paignton Zoo on the final day of half term. We split off into groups to look at all the animals with a focus of understanding what endangered and critically endangered meant. We are using our trip to support our development of the Global Neighbour Award where we are finding ways to support our world becoming a better place including climate justice.

Dates for next half term

We have sent our the calendar dates for next half term in an email but you can also find them on our website diary events. The first few dates are:
Monday 6th November-School photos
Tuesday 7th November-KS1 Multiskills afternoon at Looe Community Academy
Friday 10th November-Show Racism the Red Card day-children to wear red on this day


Team spirit! 

Football tournament

I had the pleasure of taking 8 children to Duloe Primary to take part in a football tournament. Some of our children had never played before and they have never played as a team. Every game the team improved and gained more and more confidence. Our Christian value this week was perseverance and they certainly showed that, where they didn't give up and kept trying to get better each time. The team and I have some good ideas so we can build on this and we will be asking our PTFA for goal posts for the field and are also going to arrange a lunchtime club with Looe Primary and Duloe Primary where we can practice with a bigger group of children each half term.

We certainly looked the part with our new sponsored tops thanks to Cornish Tea and Coffee!

Next up: Touch Rugby next week at Looe Community Academy.


Welcome back! 

I have been thrilled to see how the children have come back being settled and with a brilliant learning attitude.

We have got a range of clubs on offer this half term including lunchtime school clubs. Please ensure that you have signed your child up through the office.

Key dates for your diary:

Tuesday 19th September-KS2 Football festival at Duloe
Wednesday 27th  September-Year 4 Times tables parent meeting at 5pm
Tuesday 10th October-Harvest Festival at St Wenna's church
Friday 13th October-Coffee morning 9-10am with Tracey Foster SENDCo
Thursday 19th October-Paignton Zoo trip
Friday 20th October-INSET day


Week commencing 3rd July 

Activity week

We have had a brilliant week, full of exciting opportunities whilst being very physically active. Year 5 and 6 went on their residential from Monday-Wednesday whilst the rest of the school took part in a range of activities.

On Monday, we had an alternative sports day where the children took part in boxing, archery, lacrosse and boccia. On Tuesday, we went to Adrenaline Adventure Park in Plymouth. On Wednesday, we have an outdoor learning day which involved den making, whittling, designing and painting plant pots and making fires to have hot chocolate. On Thursday, we had a performing arts day getting ready for our end of year performance. Finally, on Friday, we had a beach day where we went to Seaton doing different beach activities.

Not only did the children have fun but I was very impressed with how the children demonstrated our Christian values so effortlessly. We look forward to planning it again next year!


Week commencing 26th June  

Sports Day
For a second year in a row, we have been incredibly blessed with beautiful weather on sports day. The children completed a range of activities (boccia, water transportation, archery, bean bag throw, standing long jump, penalty shootout) followed by an obstacle course and sprints. We finished with a parent obstacle race which provided plenty of entertainment! Congratulations to Seaton for winning the cup this year!

Thank-you Miss Bolger
Miss Bolger has been part of our Trenode family since January whilst doing her teacher training course. She has been in the EYFS/1/2 class and has been amazing. This week was her last week with us but we will still see her as she has secured herself a job at Looe Primary which we are thrilled about-good luck Miss Bolger and thank-you for you hard work!

Dates for the diary

3rd-7th July- Activity week and the residential for Year 5 and 6. All information has been emailed out for each day.
10th and 11th July-Y6 transition for those attending Liskeard.
19th July-Bugsy Malone performance. There are still time to get tickets.


Week commencing 8th May 

This week was all about our wonderful Year 6's! They have had their SATs week and we couldn't be more proud of how they have applied themselves this week. The progress they have made over this year has been exceptional showing resilience, determination and a superb attitude to learning.

We ended the week with (of course) a SATs party where we had a BBQ and roasted marshmallows. The children had the choice how they spent the afternoon and so they chose to play with our outdoor equipment all afternoon.

A special thanks to the rest of the school for showing their support and respect during this week especially as Mrs. David and myself were out of class every morning to work with Year 6. I would also like to thank Mrs. David and Mrs. Burrows for their continual hard work in getting our children prepared for this week whilst keeping them calm and positive.


Week commencing 1st May 

We had a wonderful Coronation celebration on Friday to celebrate King Charles.

During the morning, the children worked together in a range of Coronation activities to prepare for the afternoon. They baked scones, made traditional British themed sandwiches, created bunting and decorations and designed their own king-inspired self portrait to go on our personalised school tea towel. We then invited the community in to celebrate and enjoy the prepared food for a tea party whilst also holding a silent auction, cake sale and crown competition. Thank-you to all who supported us on this day including our PTFA.

Look out for details over the coming weeks to purchase a Trenode Primary Coronation teatowel with all the children's drawings.


Week commencing 13th March 

St Piran's Day
We had a belated celebration of St Piran's Day as we had invited Lucy Taylor (owner of Sarah's Pasties in Looe) in to teach us how to made a Cornish pasty. In the morning the children looked at the Patron Saint of Cornwall through their RE learning, listening to the Fisherman's Friends version of Cornwall my Home and in the afternoon they had a cookery workshop with Lucy.

Lockdown Procedure Practice
The school had their first experience of a lockdown practice this week. We started by talking it through as a school to understand why it is important to practice for events like this and the children asked sensible questions to check their understanding. During and after the drill, the children were calm, sensible and raised good points for when we do this drill again. 


Week commencing 6th March 

EYFS/KS1 Pop up play experience
We teamed up with Polperro Primary to take part in a pop up play experience. The children had access to a range of activities to develop their oracy skills, communication and language and imagination through role play opportunities. 

Trekking at Great Trethew
Some of our children had the opportunity to have a taster session at Great Trethew. The children were in charge of brushing the horses, feeding them and filling up their water and finally were able to ride and lead them. For some of our children, this was their first experience riding their horse and I was incredibly proud to see them have trust in their partner and horse and be brave to try this new experience. Thank-you to the Great Trethew team for a very memorable opportunity!

Fairtrade Fortnight
We had teamed up with the church to host a community tearoom event to support Fairtrade Fortnight. The children have learnt about the importance of Fairtrade through collective worship this week and our school council prepared a presentation for the tearoom event including a Kahoot quiz to test the knowledge of the children and parents.

Dates for the diary
Tuesday 14th March-Our belated St Piran's Day where we will be making pasties. Please remember to wear black and white on this day.

Friday 17th March-Red Nose Day-Children to wear red on this day with a donation to support this amazing cause.


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