Pre-Prep News

Reception raise enough money to train a new Beekeeper for ‘Bees for Development’

June 19, 2017

Our reception class have been extra busy this term making and selling beeswax candles in order to raise money for the Bees for Development charity. The project started after the pupils had been learning how to make the world a better place as part of a cross-curricular learning target. From learning about mini beasts in Science, looking at the honeybee and the impact it has on the environment, to learning about African communities and schools in humanities, the pupils soon started thinking about what contributions they could make to help these...

Truro Prep the first school in Cornwall to be awarded Woodland Trust’s Gold Award

June 12, 2017

Truro Prep School has become the first school in Cornwall to receive the Woodland Trust’s Gold Award after taking part in the ‘Green Tree Schools’ initiative. With over 7,000 schools signed up to the initiative since it launched in 2008, Sarah Patterson, Head of Truro Prep, was beaming with delight as she was presented with the plaque on Monday 12...

Pre-Prep Head’s Blog: ‘Learning for a Better World’

June 6, 2017

With the recent events that have filled our news these words resonate constantly in my mind. As an educator I believe more than ever that our children must see the collective responsibility that we have to try to make the world a better place and that everyone has the ability to make a difference. We need to teach our children to always treat each other with love, kindness and...

Pre-Prep Head’s Blog: ‘Spring Fever in the Pre-Prep’

May 2, 2017

I don’t know about anybody else but the summer term has always been one of my favourite times of the year and what an exciting first week back in the Pre-Prep we have had. The Pre-Prep is looking just stunning, with the blossom and spring flowers at their very best and the children (and staff) have all come back completely refreshed from their holiday and full of the joys of...

Prep Head’s Blog: 31 March 2017

March 31, 2017

As winter has turned to spring, we have seen more than the usual changes to the seasonal landscape as some of our older buildings have been removed and/or demolished to make way for our new classrooms, assembly hall and music and drama studio. Many of the children shared a dramatic moment with me last week when we saw the old assembly hall literally being demolished in front of us; there were some great moments of empathy, not least for the feelings of Mrs Gregory who has seen scores of plays performed in that...

Year 1’s trip to the Eden Project

March 13, 2017

The Year 1 children enjoyed an amazing visit to The Eden Project on Tuesday 7 March. They had a day packed with exciting adventures including a workshop entitled ‘Building in Brazil’ which required the children to explore the Rainforest Biome in depth, making sketches and examining how houses around the world are...

Pre-Prep & Prep raise over £1,700 for Children’s Hospice South West

March 13, 2017

Assembly at the Prep on Wednesday 8th March had a different feel and the pupils were captivated by an illuminating talk by Mrs Mary Murfin representing the Children’s Hospice South West. Mary shared photographic images of the hospice and talked briefly about the needs and support for children who are...

Prep Head’s Blog: 13 March 2017

March 13, 2017

Our annual Prep School Open Morning took place on Saturday 11 March and it really was a fantastic event. I was able to leave my ‘meet and greet’ position a couple of times during the morning to go and see exactly what was happening around the...

Prep Head’s Blog: 3 March 2017

March 3, 2017

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the leadership opportunities that our sports leadership programme is developing, where our Year 6 pupils provide sporting activities for pupils in Years 1 and 2. I have enjoyed learning more about this programme and thought it would be a good idea to share some of the specifics of the set-up....

Latest data rates Truro School’s Early Years well above national and local averages

February 24, 2017

Truro School’s Pre-Prep’s Early Years provision has once again been rated well-above the national and local average following the recent release of Early Years Foundation Stage Profile data. 82% of current Year 1 pupils achieved their Early Learning Goals (ELG), in comparison to 67% locally and 66%...

Duchy Ballet gives workshop to Truro School’s Pre-Prep

February 10, 2017

Truro school were thrilled to welcome Duchy Ballet back to the Pre-Prep this week. The children had the opportunity to watch a few sneak previews of some of the dances that will be in this years Hall for Cornwall's performance of 'The Sleeping...

Prep Head’s Blog: 27 January 2017

January 27, 2017

One of the challenges that we have set ourselves this year is to extend and enrich our pupils, particularly in areas that might not be taught within our curriculum. I am delighted that we are shortly to start our new Enrichment Club for Years 5 and 6 that will take place on Monday afternoons at 4 00...

Reception celebrate the Chinese New Year

January 26, 2017

The Reception children have been celebrating the ‘Chinese New Year’ today with a special workshop full of different activities for them to take part...

Prep Head’s Blog: 23 January 2017

January 23, 2017

January is the month for new beginnings and making fresh starts; at Truro Prep School, we are setting the example! Visitors to the site can’t help but notice that the preparation for our ‘new build’ has started in earnest....

Reception’s Dinosaur workshop a roaring success!

January 12, 2017

Reception students at the Pre-Prep carried on their excitement from last term’s Dinosaur project with a Dinosaur workshop this...

Pre-Prep Enjoy a Victorian Christmas

December 9, 2016

Year 1 have been time travellers this term and finished their topic by experiencing a Victorian Christmas. On their travels they found out about the many Christmas traditions that began with the...

Pre-Prep Blog: “All is calm, all is bright…”

December 5, 2016

This year we really wanted our children to understand that Christmas is so much more than presents under the tree and turkey dinners with family and...

Truro Pre-Prep Beaver’s attend Mayor’s Christmas Card Ceremony

November 23, 2016

Well done to Year 2 pupils, Jemima and Isabelle, who were invited to a ceremony at the Truro Town Hall yesterday after being chosen for 3rd place and ‘Highly Commended’ in the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Card...

Pre-Prep Blog: Burning Curiosity

November 22, 2016

Year 2 have been extremely busy with their topic “Fire! Fire!” During their science lessons they had a very informative visit from the Fire Service’s Green Watch, who came and talked to the children about the fire triangle and also fire safety....

Year 2’s DVD and Duvet Night

October 20, 2016

Last Friday there was great excitement in Year 2. All the children arrived at school with suitcases, holdalls, bags and bedding, enough to fill the largest removal...