Year 4 Romans Work

160322 Onagers (Joey & Nikkita)

Year 4 have been busy learning about the Romans.  Joey and Nikkita (4LR) carefully constructed these onagers (a Roman seige engine based on a catapult).

Ben A, Olivia and Harry C (4SG) produced these Roman shields:

160322 Shield (Olivia) 160322 Shield (Harry C) 160322 Shield (Ben A)

Across the two classes, pupils have been researching elements about Roman life and presenting this in a report.  Here are some examples from Ben A & Harry C (4SG) and James, Oliver and William (4LR).

160322 Roman (William) 160322 Roman (Oliver) 160322 Roman (James) 160322 Roman (Harry C) 160322 Roman (Ben A)

Well done to all the Year 4 pupils for their exciting work based on the Romans.

Cross Country

The league season ended with another race in good conditions.  The year 6 Girls finished well and were third in the league – a great achievement.  Individually, Chloe (Y5) finished inside the top ten.

Sarah, Aimee, Charmaine, Harvey and Chloe all went on to race in the county qualifier event at Tregorrick.  They all ran well and Chloe qualified for the County Finals (17th March).  Thank you to all who helped with transport and support throughout the cross-country season.  At the event at Tregorrick, Year 4 boys and girls represented Mount Charles and all ran really well in, what was for some of them their first race.  Runners – Ella, Poppy, Milly, Tilly, Mea, Harry, Kieran, Finlay, Stanley, Ethen.


Mid Cornwall Qualifying Gala for Cornwall Games Final

Unfortunately, once the results were published it was noticed that some of the Year 5 Boys’ team results were incorrect, therefore it was only fair that we did not attend the finals day after all.  Never mind boys there is always next year!  Many thanks to the boys and their parents for being so fair minded and understanding.


Friendly Gala v. St. Mewan – Friday 4th March at Polkyth

This eagerly awaited gala turned out to be a very close encounter with Mount Charles just coming out on top with seven first places to St. Mewan’s six.  St. Mewan have a very good team and will be pushing us hard on June 17th at the St. Austell Schools’ annual gala; we can certainly not afford to rest on our laurels!  Well done to all of our 50 speed swimmers who took part and to the following teams who set season best times on the day: Year 4 Boys’ front crawl, Year 6 boys’ front crawl, Year 6 girls’ front crawl, Year 6 girls’ medley and the cannon team.  Many thanks to Helen Welland, Mrs. Meens, Mrs. Allen, Dan Meens and Colin Williams for their help on poolside.


Next gala: Tuesday 22nd March v. Roselyon at Polkyth 3-3.30 p.m. (A team only)

* Parents cars would be appreciated for transport on the day.

Tag Rugby Tournament: Poltair School (10/3/16)

Our A team played against eight other schools at Poltair on a sunny day!  Over 100 children took part in the tournament and when all the teams had played each other and the points added up we were one of the schools who qualified to go forward to the East Cornwall finals at St. Austell RFC on Friday 15th April.  Welll done to all of our girls and boys, but particularly Harvey, who was our player of the tournament.  Many thanks to Mrs. Meens for supervising and the parents/grandparents who helped with transport and supported us on the day.  Team: Ryan, George, Kiaren, Ollie, Tineasha, Lilly, Libby, Amelia, Harvey, Joseph, Lewis, Bryn.  Mount Charles finished 4th overall!


Results:           Mount Charles v. Treverbyn    won      35-25 (7-5)

  1. Pondhu won      40-35 (8-7)
  2. Charlestown drew 20-20 (4-4)
  3. Bishop B. drew    15-15 (3-3)
  4. Bugle drew    20-20 (4-4)
  5. St. Mewan drew    25-25 (5-5)
  6. Sandy Hill won      20-5 (4-1)
  7. Mevagissey lost      15-5 (3-1)

Tag Rugby Tournament: Biscovey

Biscovey Tag Rugby Tournament – Despite only being able to use our field once since mid November, due to ground conditions, our Tag team played remarkably well at this tournament.  We have been practising on the playgroud and it was from those pupils who turned up every week that I picked the team (others please note).  At the tournament we played five matches (5 minutes each way) winning three and losing two, one of which was to the eventual winners Biscovey A, who played some very attractive running rugby.  Our team tried really hard and scored some great tries and their support play really stood out.  We need to brush up a little on our defence before the next tournament at Poltair, but have the potential to do really well.  Players of the tournament were: Ryan, George, Harvey and Amelia.

Many thanks to Mrs. Meens and the parents who transported and supported the team on a cold, wet afternoon.  Team: Ryan (capt.), Harvey, Amelia, Lilly, Libby, George, Denzil, Ethan, Bryn, Joseph.


Mount Charles 35 – 25 Sandy Hill A                            Mount Charles 15 – 25 Charlestown A

Mount Charles 35 – 30 Pondhu A                                 Mount Charles 35 – 50 Biscovey A

Mount Charels 30 – 15 Sandy Hill B

Netball: Home v Biscovey (9/3/16)

A team: George, Aimee, Harvey, Isaac (C), Lydia, Amelia and Jodie.  Our A team started well with goals from Harvey and Amelia.  They all worked really well together and managed to defend extremely well.  However, Biscovey fought back and also managed to score three goals.  In the second quarter, George managed to score one goal.  Unfortuantely, Biscovey managed to score three more goals.  In the last two quarters, we had some great goals from Jodie and Harvey.  However, Biscovey managed to secure their lead by scoring four goals.  It was a very tough match and the score ended as 7-10 to Biscovey.  Player of the match goes to Isaac.


B team: Courtney (C), Hollie, Lilly, Tineasha, Gracie and Lilyah.  The B team started off well and were working really well as a team.  However, despite all their efforts, the first two quarters remained goalless.  In the final two quarters, Biscovey managed to score two goals.  The B team didn’t let this get to them and they carried on playing really well, but unfortunately we couldn’t quite get the ball in the net.  The score ended as 2-0 to Biscovey.  Player of the match goes to Hollie.

Football: Biscovey (1/3/16 & 8/3/16)

Year 3/4

After a long period without a game the Year 3/4 team travelled to Biscovey very excited to finally get on some grass and play some football. A solid start in defense by Bobby, Katie and Freddie meant that the scores stayed at 0-0 for a long time. An excellent shot by the Biscovey striker put them 1-0 up. They quickly scored a second but our heads didn’t drop. In the second half strong performances by Ethan and Tyler helped to get us back into the game with Treeve having a shot well saved by the Biscovey goalkeeper. Unfortunately, Biscovey scored a third. Mr Rees and Mr Grigg were very proud of the performance and thought the children were fantastic representitives of Mount Charles.  Final Score: Biscovey 3 Mount Charles 0.  Players of the match – Katie and Ethan

B-Team – A very close match with lots of chances for both teams.  Biscovey took an early lead but Jez equalised on his debut.  Biscovey did score again but it could have easily ended up as a high scoring draw.  Eldon, Lewis, Ben, Jez, Connor, Riley, Jake. Ollie

A-Team – It showed that the team had not played together for a while and Biscovey took an early lead.  Mount Charles kept battling but the Biscovey scored more goals before half-time.  Rodrigo and Harvey did score in the second half but the team could not get back onto level terms despite Issac making some good saves.  A tough match.  Isaac, Reuben, Ollie, Kieran, Kieran, Harvey, George, Ollie, Rodrigo

Year 3/4 Football Match Vs Biscovey – 8/3/16

The children were excited to be having a rematch against Biscovey and were keen to get started. Unfortunately, after 5 minutes were were 5-0 down and facing a thrashing. All credit must go to the players. Their heads did not drop the continued to battle hard and really improved in the second half. There were strong performances from Jake on his debut and Tyler, who hit the post and made the keeper make a great save. In the second half we tried to score and had some great chances but the Biscovey keeper was equal to all of them. Well done for improving in the second half.  Final score: Mount Charles 0 Biscovey 6.  Player of the match:  Jake.

B-Team – A very similar match to the away match with the teams being fairly evenly matched.  A couple of goals for Biscovey meant they were the winners, but a good performance from  Mount Charles that was worthy of a goal.  Eldon, Lewis, Ben, Riley, Jake, Ollie, Jez

A-Team – A very different performance from the team – they passed the ball and battled well and played with a good attitude.  Even though they went one nil down we equalised and competed well.  At half time the score was 2-1 to Biscovey but the boys really deserved a draw and almost scored in the second half numerous times when Kieran, Ollie, Harvey, George and Rodrigo had half-chances.  With four games left lets hope we can finish with some victories.  Isaac, Ollie, Reuben, Kieran, Rodrigo, Kieran, George, Harvey, Ollie.

Y3 Computer Music

160120 Compose WorldYear 3 have been using a computer program, Compose World, to devise their own pieces of music.  Pupils have to choose the musical blocks to order, change the instruments and add a rhythm track.

You can hear the compositions from David, Avery, Phoenix, Tyler, Rhys, Isabelle, Toby, Grace, Lainey, Mazie and Kimberley from 3ML at the following website:

Please follow the link, listen, then come back here and leave a comment if you enjoyed their music!

Celebrating World Book Day

Across the school on Thursday 3rd March, pupils (and teachers) demonstrated their love of reading and shared their favourite books with others.

160307 WBD Book Marks

In 5N, pupils were asked to select their favourite book and design a related bookmark.  You can see a selection here: Verity (Boy by Roald Dahl), Sofia (Little Red Riding Hood), James (Captain Underpants), Antony (The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl) and Tineasha (Matilda by Roald Dahl).

As you can see, Roald Dahl remains one of the favourite authors with our Year 5 pupils.  If you were going to design a bookmark which book would you choose?