Year 4 had a fantastic day learning all about the Egyptians and their way of life. It was very exciting when Ceri Bryant was transformed into a mummy. Children looked on in amazement to see the body cleansed and prepared for the afterlife. The children all looked very realistic in their costumes. A very special thank you to Exeter Museum for being it all to life.
Last Friday, Year One and Year Two stepped back in time at Lanhydrock house to investigate their class projects for this term. Year One explored the Children’s Wing of the house and found that life experienced by Victorian children of more than one hundred years ago was very different from that of children today. However, many of the toys seen in the Day Nursery were recognised by the children and modern versions of them still played with by our children today.
Year Two explored the domestic side of Victorian life, with special reference to the type of food that would have been eaten then, how it would have been preserved and prepared for the table. Life without a fridge and a freezer was actually seen to have been possible, at least for the more affluent Victorians! Our thanks go to Mr John Carter and Mrs Nina Bryan for driving the minibuses and accompanying us on our visit around the house.
Mrs Sue marks
South West I.S.A swimming
On Tuesday 29th September a squad of 22 swimmers travelled to Penzance Pool to compete in the South West I.S.A. Gala. The pupils warmed up thoroughly, Josie Kane, Sammy Rivers and J-J Young gave excellent advice as well as motivating the whole team so swim their best. Everyone who swam did very well and their where many improvements of personal bests during the day. Congratulations to J-J Young, Amy Searle and Tanna Rundle who came first in their races.
On Wednesday 30th the Junior netball B team played Shebbear. Fortunately we won 2-1 well done B team. Everyone played brilliantly!
Explosions, coloured flames, shattering frozen objects and copious amounts of foam were just some of the spectacular demonstrations witnessed by students and staff.
On Tuesday 22nd September pupils and staff of all ages gathered to watch the lecture "A Pollutants Tale", given by Dr Tim Harrison from Bristol University. The demonstrations illustrated information about the atmosphere's composition. They included the properties of liquid Nitrogen, the effects of Carbon Dioxide on solution pH and the combustion of Hydrogen. All the students and staff enjoyed the informative and humorous lecture.
Harriet Dawson, Yr8