KS2 Harvest Assembly

Yesterday our KS2 pupils walked over to Mount Charles Methodist Church to celebrate this year’s Harvest Festival.

Organised and introduced by Year 4, the service included stories, poems, choral performances and songs.

Year 3 retold the parable of ‘The Sower and the Seed’ making great use of props that they had made.  Year 4 performed a wonderful choral poem of ‘This is the seed…’ which you can hear here:

They did a great job keeping in time and it worked very effectively, building up to a crescendo.

Year 5 looked at the word ‘HARVEST’ and explored all the words contained within this (like SHARE and STARVE) to remind us of the importance of this time of year.

Year 6 closed the service with poems and prayers giving thanks to God for the food on our plates.

The service was peppered with musical performances.  The choir performed two food themed songs, including ‘What did you have for dinner today?’

We joined together as a whole Key Stage to perform two other songs.  One of which, ‘Nature’s Bounty’ you can listen to here:

The whole school have been collecting food donations which will be sent to St Austell Foodbank this week.  Thank you to all the pupils and their families for their generosity to support this cause.

The Mud Maid of Heligan

Following their visit to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Year 5 wrote poetry based on the legend of the Mud Maid.

Here are a couple of examples from Gracie and James in 5LJ

151020 Mud Maid - Gracie & James

I am sure you will agree they have captured the beauty of the Mud Maiden and presented their poems in an effective way.

Heracles’ Quest

Year 6 have been exploring Ancient Greek quest tales.  We thought you may enjoy reading this piece of work from Evan, who has been working hard to include Alan Peat sentence types to put together a fantastic tale:151019 Heracles Quest - Evan(You can click on this picture to see it larger, so it is easier to read).

Please feel free to leave Evan a comment to let him know what you liked best about his story.

Colour Mixing in Reception

I was blown away last week when Jaden came to see me with this piece of work.  He has only just started school in the Reception class and he produced this fantastic piece of art, mixing all the colours himself.

151015 Jaden Art

I am sure you will agree this is a phenominal achievement, made all the more impressive that Jaden is in Reception class – I can’t wait to see more of his artwork as he goes up the school!

Sports News

Tag Rugby v. Biscovey (Home)


On Monday 21st September, our A and B Tag Rugby teams played friendly matches against Biscovey.  21 children from our school took part and the standard of play was very good with lots of tries being scored.  Well done to those who took part and to the parents and grandparents who came along to support.  Thanks also to Mr. Rees, who is our new Year 4 Teacher, for helping with the refereeing.

Mount Charles A v. Biscovey A                     won 9-6

Mount Charles B v. Biscovey A                      lost 5-10

Mount Charles A v. Biscovey B                      lost 9-7

Mount Charles B v. Biscovey B                      lost 5-8

A Team: Amelia, Izzy, Lilly, Harvey (capt.), Kiaren, Oscar, Joseph, Brynn, Harrison, Ethen.

B Team: Caitlin, Lizzy, Gracie, George (capt.), Zak, Ollie E., Ollie R., Ross Kieran, Jude, Joe c.


Mr. B.

Teacher i/c Rugby


House Cross-Country Results!

A super turnout from the Juniors on a beautiful day for running.  Every runner who came out to take part can be proud of themselves and it was amazing to see the resilience from some of the children to complete the course and challenge themselves to keep going.  The top 5 runners in each race are listed below with their house colour and the house-points that will be added onto the weekly totals for them.

Thank you to all the runners who gave up their lunchtime to run, the adults who came out to help marshall and record results but also to the Year 6 children that helped to set-up and organise the event with us.


Year 6 Year 5 Year 4 Year 3
Name House Name House Name House Name House
1ST Harvey Y 10 George B 10 Charlie R 10 Stanley R 10
2ND Joseph R 9 Jude Y 9 Harry B 9 Ethan Y 9
3RD Isaac B 8 Jake Y 8 Kieran R 8 Ethan R 8
4TH Kieran R 7 Ollie B 7 Finlay B 7 Phinn Y 7
5TH Reuben R 6 Kieran G 6 James Y 6 Harry G 6


Year 6 Year 5 Year 4 Year 3
Name House Name House Name House Name House
1ST Charmaine G 10 Chloe B 10 Ella G 10 Abbie G 10
2ND Shannon R 9 Jess G 9 Poppy G 9 Ellie B 9
3RD Aimee Y 8 Lizzy B 8 Keeley B 8 Alesha G 8
4TH Lydia Y 7 Lilyah Y 7 Mea R 7 Lily Y 7
5TH Sarah G 6 Sarah G 6 Holly Y 6 Kimberley G 6


Year 6 Yellow
Year 5 Blue
Year 4 Red
Year 3 Green

Year group winners are as follows;




Yellow 125
Green 109
Blue 99
Red 92

The overall winners are as follows and as you can see it was very close between first and second place and even the fourth place house were not many points behind.




Mr. W. and Mr. B.



Notice of Forthcoming Swimming Galas for Parents:


Friday 6th November at Polkyth 2:50 pm start therefore it would be wise to leave school a little earlier than normal so that we can get started asap.

Monday 16th November Yr 5 & 6 v Truro Prep. at Truro School 4pm start – parents cars would be appreciated to transport 16 pupils.

Thursday 26th November Yr 3 & 4 v Truro Prep at Truro Prep 3:45 pm start – parents cars would be appreciated to transport up to 16 pupils.


On Thursday 8th October, the A team netball squad went up to Poltair to play their very first tournament. This was also the first time they had played as a team this year and for some people it was the first time they had played in a match at all!

The A team netball squad consisted of Harvey (Captain), Isaac, George, Abigail, Amelia, Aimee and Jodie.

First of all, we played against Charlestown School. We got off to a strong start with Harvey scoring the first goal, meaning that we took the lead. Both teams were defending extremely well but unfortunately, Charlestown scored at the end of the second half. Therefore, ending the game as a draw, 1-1.

Next, we played Bishop Bronescombe, again we got off to a strong start with Harvey scoring one goal and Isaac scoring another. We managed to keep that lead throughout with BB school scoring one goal at the last minute, leaving the score as 2-1 to us.

In our third match, we played Pondhu, we got off to a tough start with Pondhu scoring three goals. We managed to pull it back slightly in the second half with George scoring one goal. However, Pondhu kept their lead and scored two more goals. The score ended on 5-1 to Pondu.

Next, we played St. Mewan, again we got off to a strong start with Harvey and Isaac both scoring a goal. However, St. Mewan managed to pull back the lead by scoring three goals. The game ended with a score of 3-2 to St. Mewan.

Finally, we played Carclaze, we got off to a great start and ended the first half on 2-1 to us with Harvey scoring both goals. Unfortunately, in the second half Carclaze managed to score another goal, ending the game on a 2 all draw.

Sadly, this meant that Mount Charles did not qualify for the next round of the tournament. However, we are really pleased at coming 4th out of 6 schools. The whole team played extremely well and kept smiling the whole time!!

Royalty, Vikings, Food and Mazes

Just 5 weeks into this term, there have already been a number of trips and visits made by classes from across the school.

151009 School CouncilOur School Council were lucky to be invited to Mount Edgcumbe Hospice to greet Prince Edward on his visit.

Our pupils waved Union and St Piran flags and spoke to the Prince about what lessons they were missing at school before he started his tour of the hospice.


Year 6 pupils have been busy this term – as well as spending a day at Poltair and another day at Penrice, they also walked to Charlestown to collect words for their literacy (although they could not get on the beach as filming for Poldark was about to get underway).  In connection with their writing project, this week they also visited Glendurgan Gardens and braved the maze.


151009 VikingsYear 5 visited Heligan Gardens in connection with their current story and this week they hosted a visit from a Viking group.  During the day they got a flavour of what life was like for the Vikings as well as trying out some of the weapons a Viking would have used.


The Infants had a great time with their recent Food Day in which they took part in activities including bread making, making vegetable aliens, soup making and fruit tasting.

And we have welcomed our new Reception Class pupils who are settling in well to the school.

The next few weeks promise to be just as fun-packed with more trips booked and events to take place.