This half-term, Creative Day had a Courageous Advocacy and charity theme. Each class selected a charity to raise money for. A total of £303.08 was raised! Class 1 raised money for the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Class 2 for the Bush Fires Appeal and Class 3 split their money raised between the Children's Liver Disease Foundation and Orangutan Veterinary Aid.
Throughout the day, the children carried out a range of activities, including cooking, dance, violins and a myriad of art sessions.
Class 3 also had a hugely informative talk about climate change and social action by a guest speaker.
In preparation for Truro Cathedrals service for Children and Young People, the children designed welcome banners for the service and slate designs for the roof of Truro Cathedral, that will be entered into a county wide competition.
At the end of the day, children ran stalls to raise money for their charities. Thank you for the wonderful support from all our families who attended this event. A special thanks to the PTFA who provided teas and coffees.
Today really showed all that is great about Duloe and saw us living our ethos: An adventure for the mind and a home for the heart, for all God's children.
We have been incredibly lucky to have another visit from a professional author. Claire Saxby was in Duloe on holiday from Australia and kindly volunteered her time as well as some of her books to the school. She read a different one of her books to each class and answered the many questions the children had about Australia, her books and what life is like as an author. You can find more about Claire's books at https://clairesaxby.wordpress.com/
We had another visit from the Library Service van this week and these lucky lads had the pleasure of choosing 60 new books for our school library. It was great to see how popular the boys choices were and see the new books flying off the shelves.
After lunch on a Thursday at Duloe, we have a shared reading time where children from different classes enjoy a story with each other. This week we had some wonderful examples of siblings reading to each other.
A huge congratulations to our High 5 Netball squad who won a tremendous match this week. Not only did they show great skill and perseverance, more importantly they demonstrated excellent sportsmanship. .
Under the highly skilled eye of Mrs Rice, the children at Duloe have been busy learning about how to grow vegetables in our school allotment. The children have been getting their hands dirty planting seeds, learning about food miles and even had the opportunity to test a range of new fruits and vegetables. After half-term, Years 5 and 6 will have the opportunity to use the allotment to bring their science lessons to life!
A massive congratulations to our Cross Country team who did another excellent job at the latest race cross-country league race. All the boys and the girls ran with so much commitment and enjoyment. Well done guys!
Class 2 have been studying French artist Rosseau, known for his richly coloured and detailed paintings of jungles, animals and exotic flowers. He never went to the rainforest, but took his inspiration from books - like us. His paintings often have over sized flowers, so some of us recreated this feature, while others wanted to keep it 'real'!
Class 2 discussed background and foreground and talked about what colours they wanted for the 'wash' as the background. They mixed their own colours, using primary colours and then used black and white for shades and tints of different colours. They also experimented with different ways of using our paintbrushes to create leaves and other features.
Class 3 had some very special visitors to help them with their writing today. Willow from Class 3, brought in two pythons for her classmates to feel and observe. Class 3 will use this experience to help them with their descriptive writing. As part of our Rainforest topic, they will be able to describe the movement and appearance of the snakes within their writing.
Over the last few months, children in Class 2 have been working to write a song about climate change. To achieve this, they were visited by some guest speakers to help them to think about what climate change means to them and how they might be able to spread the message and do their own small things to help. They were given time with a professional musician to write the music for a song. Last week, it all came together at St. Martin's Church in Liskeard where the schools in our Trust came together to share their songs. Singing has a strong tradition at Duloe and we were delighted to be part of this project. Well done to all of the children and we look forward to the final part of the process at The Eden Project in September!
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