Episode 28 May 2012
This time of year in school is characterised by having more to do than time to do it; we’re all kept busy, the pupils in particular.
Well done to our Year 6 Maths Challenge team of Lloyd Stein, Alice Bebb, Cameron Murdoch and Aabha Mate who took part in the Truro High Maths Challenge competition alongside 14 other schools last Thursday. The team performed really well, answering the vast majority of the problem solving questions correctly in three frantic rounds. And when the points were added up, it transpired that our team had come first. My thanks also to Mr Griffiths (their maths teacher) and Mr Speer (Maths Co-ordinator), who accompanied the team to Truro High. And thank you to Truro High for organising this exciting and successful event.
Thursdays always present me with an interesting challenge, as most weeks I take the assembly for the Pre-Prep. The theme last week was food, and so it seemed obvious that I should do some cooking! Last year I made pancakes with the Pre-Prep with the help of Anna, my daughter, who is a dab hand at cracking eggs and a number of years ago I had a go at mixing up a meringue mixture. So this year I decided that it was time to show off my bread making skills and Kathryn, my youngest daughter, wanted to help.
Despite a false start with faulty kitchen scales, in no time at all we had a dough mixed up, kneaded and placed in the loaf tin; actually it took much longer than is normally allowed for assembly, but the children were attentive and the staff polite! We left the bread in the Assembly Hall to rise and by play time the dough had doubled in size. Baked at home over lunch time, the loaf was ready to do the rounds of the classrooms at the end of the school day, prior to the Lovett family consuming it for tea! And very good it tasted too!
This week looks equally busy; we have the Inter School Science Quiz competition for Year 5’s this afternoon; a Kwik Cricket tournament on Thursday – with our girls playing their first match ever, the Reception Class trip to Trevaskis farm on Wednesday and the Friends Tea Party on Friday to celebrate the Wildlife Area, at which our guest of honour, Tom Clarke, the lead gardener at Trelissick, will be planting a tree for us!