Trencrom - Year 3/4, Mrs Richards 2022/23

Welcome to Trencrom Class!
Have a look below at all the amazing things we have been getting up to.
Scroll down to the bottom to find information about our curriculum. These documents can also be found on the Curriculum page.
February - Get ready for World Book Day!
We love reading at Penponds! 
As we get ready to celebrate World Book Day 2023, every night leading up to the big day , we will be sharing a bedtime book virtually. These videos will be posted on Facebook, here on our website and on Class Dojo to enjoy at home.
Visit our reading page to see the videos each night here

February - ShelterBox – Special Visitor

On Tuesday afternoon, Trencrom Class were lucky enough to have a visit from Mr Benney from ShelterBox. He explained how the organisation work, what they do and what it involves. It not only linked well to our topic but also to current tragic events in the news at the moment. Many children have been inspired to help and we plan to hold a fundraising event on Wednesday 22nd February.  Details to follow.

February - Our football match against Troon

Written by Laurie and Freya.D 

On Wednesday the 8th of February, the football team visited Troon primary school for a football match. We all met up after school and started practicing our passing. The halves were meant to be 20 minutes but were modified to 10 minutes each; Our team began with the ball and soon after we were given a hand ball. We dominated possession, but Troon eventually managed to sneak the ball past our goalie. The whistle blew for half time and that marked the end of the first half.

In the second half, there were lots of substitutes. This half was good for our team, as we managed to score 2 goals!! Both were scored by our team captain Joel, Troon played well but our team was triumphant with the scores 2-1. Once the whistle blew for the last time all of the subs excitedly ran onto the pitch to celebrate. After shaking hands with our opponents, we all happily returned home.


February - NSPCC Number Day
Penponds marked NSPCC Number Day with a relaunch of Times Table Rockstars! Children came to school dressed as a Rockstar and took part in the national TimesTable competition. Some of our younger children cam e dressed in with numbers, shapes and patterns too. We had a great day of Maths fun, all raising money for a worthy cause.
Reading Tea Parties
Children across the school, enjoyed a reading tea party with Mrs Bailey, our Headteacher, because they had shown super effort and shared their love for reading. Hot chocolate, biscuits and cake were on the menu, as was super discussion talking about our favourite books and authors.

January 2023

Trencrom class have been enjoying learning about their new topic, ‘Earth Matters’. The children have learnt about the structure of the earth by creating the different layers of the earth using playdough. Can you see the inner core, outer core, mantle and crust?

The children have explored volcanoes and have even made some at home to create the effect of a volcanic eruption.

December 2022 - Rocksteady Concert

Today to finish off a very busy week the children who had been attending Rocksteady lessons entertained their parents and families and the rest of the school to an end of term rock concert.

December 2022 - Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner was a family affair this year. We managed to get all of the children into the hall at the same time to eat together (and the staff too!). We listened and sang along to some festive favourites, pulled crackers and had a lovely time. We are very thankful to our relief cook Victoria who has ensured our kitchen has remained open this week as our usual cook has not been in work. Without her there would have been no Christmas Dinner - so thank you Victoria!

December 2022 - Special Visitor in School

We had a very special visit in school this week from Father Christmas!

All children received a book from the Big Man himself. Children were very polite receiving their gifts and asked some great questions too. For those children that have been poorly and not in school, don't worry, your gift is being safely looked after and will be here ready and waiting when you return.

December 2022 - Experience Christmas at Penponds Church

Although the weather stopped us from visiting Penponds church for the Christmas experience on Monday, the church came to us! Thank you to the volunteers that changed their plans last minute to come to school and hold the workshops in the hall. The children had a wonderful time!

December 2022 - End of topic finale - Maya Festival

You may have heard about our Maya Festival that Trencrom class held on

December 2022 - Tuesday afternoon... The children worked together in the morning to prepare a selection of Maya food; we ate from our maya style weaved table mats and baskets and drank hot chocolate, with a Maya temple as the centerpiece to the feast (amazingly made by Ia)! Throughout this, we had our maya themed masks! We finished the afternoon off with a whole class game of pok-a-tok outside (the boys team won). Well done to all of the children for a fantastic day and a great finale for our topic on ancient Maya!

December 2022 - North Pole Challenge

Penponds School have been clocking up the miles toward the Trust-wide mission to achieve 4,237 miles from the MAT Central Office to the North Pole.  Today the children and staff walked or ran around the field in their Christmas hats in the sunshine and blue sky.  In the course of the week we have achieved 309 miles!

December 2022 - Camborne Lantern Parade
The Penponds School Community were proud to be part of the Camborne Lantern Parade last Friday with our beautiful swan lantern taking centre stage! All the children carried their individual lanterns as well that they had made in school especially.
December 2022 - Christmas Tree Advent Assembly
On Thursday this week the children each brought in a home-made decoration to hang on the school Christmas tree during our Advent assembly. It looks very beautiful.

November 2022 - Christmas Tree Festival

Trencrom and Tregonning Classes made decorations linked to our School Values for our tree at this year’s Christmas Tree Festival at Camborne Parish Church. You can find it there over the festive period, it is a very festive event!

November 2022 - Choir visit to Memory Café in Pool

On Thursday the choir visited and sang at the memory café in Pool.   The children sang for about half an hour and were then treated to festive snacks and treats. The members of the cafe then asked the children to help decorate their hall by making paper chains together. It was a really wonderful afternoon and all had a fantastic time. They enjoyed it so much we plan to re-visit them in March next year.

Youth Royal British Legion Remembrance Service – Camborne Parish Church – Friday 11th November

This year our school councillors from Tregonning Class represented Penponds School at the Youth Royal British Legion Remembrance Service at Camborne Parish Church. All classes made a wreath and our councillors lay them on behalf of each class. We also made another wreath to add to our remembrance display for Queen Elizabeth II.

November 2022 - Lantern Making

This week we made lanterns in school for the Camborne Lantern Parade on Friday 25th November.  Children helped made a large lantern in the hall and their own lanterns to take along.  Parents and Grandparents enjoyed coming into school to help.  Thank you to our special visitor and expert, Amanda Lorens for coming in to help us.

October 2022

Well done to our School Council: Rights Ambassador children! They attended and represetned the CRF Youth Conference at the Fibre Hub. They were a perfect ambassadors for our school and contributed to issues affecting our local community.

Message from George Le Hunte:

Thank you for attending our 2022 CRF Youth Conference at the Fibre Hub on Friday. 57 students, plus staff, were there from 10 Camborne & Pool schools. It was a wonderful event in a great venue. Please thank all your students that attended for their brilliant engagement in the conference & for their immaculate behaviour. I am sure they learnt a lot and I hope they pass that on to all their colleagues at school.

Thank you for partaking in our Youth Conference. 

George Le Hunte

Camborne Regeneration Forum

September 2022 - Author Workshop

Trencrom class were so lucky to take part in workshops with Mrs Evans on Wednesday, as well as taking part in a zoom call with a real author, Lucy Noguera! 

The theme for the day was based around the text, ‘Herman needs a home’. We spoke to the author who explained that the reason behind the story was how she had learnt about all the plastic waste in the ocean.  We took part in a workshop inspired by ‘flotsam flo’ (can be found on Facebook) who creates wonderful items made from repurposed plastic.    We saw how she made purses from broken inflatables, hair clips from plastic bags and funny creatures from old wetsuits. We then designed and made our own new products from old plastic. Some children even tried sewing or joining plastic by weaving through the holes. Mrs Evans said the children were wonderful and all fully engaged, with fantastic ideas and bundles of enthusiasm. Well done children. Please take a look at some of our finished products. 

If you would like to purchase a signed copy of the text or any other product advertised below, please see Mrs Richards 

September 2022

Football Club

This week we started our PE football unit, it looks like we have some future stars in the making - great sportsmanship shown by all and a great attitude - look out Ronaldo and Beth Mead here we come!

Cookery Club

Yesterday the ‘Cooking Club Chefs’ were busy making Greek dips  - hummus and tzatziki. The children peeled and grated garlic, zested and juiced lemons, chopped mint, cucumber, and carrots, measured out tahini paste, olive oil and water and used the food processor! All chefs were super well behaved and couldn’t wait to get stuck in. I’m looking forward to next week! Recipes can be found on Dojo.