The Lucerna Project Take Over – The Twelfth Night - Week 2

18th June

Hi all,

I hope you have all had a brilliant week and enjoyed all of the activities that the Lucerna Project have created for you.  The pictures and videos you shared were brilliant and the students from the Lucerna Project loved your work.


This week the Lucerna Project have opened the second act in their website and have some more brilliant things for you to do.  We have posted the activity packs for you and there is also a link below, if you wanted to print an extra copy.

I would like to say thanks for the photos of the consent form that we have received so far.  If you have shared any photos could you please also sign and email a copy of the consent form, so that the Lucerna Project are able to use the pictures.  The consent forms are an important part of the Lucerna Project's work and allow them to receive extra funding to work with us, so please sign them.

I hope you all manage to follow the links below and have a great time completing this project.


See you soon



Tuesday 16th June 2020
Hello everyone
I hope you're all keeping safe and well and enjoying the sunshine again - it's another beautiful day.  I thought I'd post the work for this week here, as well as on Dojo and Seesaw, in case any of you want a reference copy.   We're continuing with Twelfth Night this week and I'll post the Central School Speech and Drama's Second Act work after this.  I have scheduled work of my own, but please have a go at their work too.  
I did see a fun virtual version of Twelfth Night on Sunday - it was on zoom and was really interactive, with quite a bit of audience participation.  It also told the story in a different way and was properly funny and really clever!    The theatre company are running extra shows over the coming month as it has been so popular -it is £10 a ticket, but as many of you can watch as you like -  I thought it was fun!
Next week, we have a very exciting challenge - it's the Virtual Cornwall School Games.  This is an opportunity to take part in a series of sporting challenges over the week and to record your scores.  These will then go towards an overall Nancealverne score for everyone.  Please have a look a little further down for more information.  There really is something for everyone and the organisers are keen for siblings, parents and teachers to get involved too - no excuses!
In addition to the work posted every day on Dojo and Seesaw (and here weekly), there are links below to a range of useful websites with fun activities to try.  As usual, if any of you have any queries, or need additional help with anything, please message me and I'll get back to you.  Also,  please don't forget the class video chat on Fridays at 1.30 - it's always great to see you all.
Kind regards and I hope you all have a good week.  
Here are some great photos from the first week's Twelfth Night work.  If you've got any more, please send them in. 
The Cornwall Virtual School Games
Monday 22nd to Friday 26th June 2020
Next week, there are a range of exciting sports challenges to take part in for the Cornwall School Games.  Normally we'd be going to an event and taking part against other schools, but this year, the challenges are online and everyone (yes - parents and siblings too) can get involved.
There will be a week of sports based physical activity challenges young people can get involved in.
The challenges are suitable for primary and secondary aged children and have ideas for adaptations to suit all abilities, making them inclusive for all.
The challenges include:
• Monday 22nd – Athletics
• Tuesday 23rd – Bowls/Boccia
• Wednesday 24th – Gymnastics
• Thursday 25th – Ball Sports
• Friday 26th - Tennis
As well as the above, there will also be a separate task running throughout the whole week called ‘Making up the Miles’.
This will involve walking, running, cycling, skating or scooting to collect as many miles in distance as you can.
We have registered as a school, and will be collecting evidence of people's 'points' which they have scored across the challenges each day next week. 
These will be added together and total scores recorded too. 
A an opening ceremony video will be ready to watch on You Tube on Monday 22nd June and I will share the link here when we have access to it. 
Hope you will join in! There are some practice activities below - have a go!

Here are some lovely photos of pupils (and some parents) and their activities during lockdown.  Please keep them coming.

Welcome to Palm Class (Class 6)


Palm (Class 6) is the first class in Key Stage 3. In lower Key Stage 3 we set the scene and begin the secondary phase of pupils' education.  We aim to consolidate skills learnt in the primary phase and set new targets and learning goals for the next stage of learning.  Across Key Stage 3 we follow the National Curriculum, adapted for our learners.  We encourage pupils to develop greater independence and seek to prepare them fully for the next stage of their learning journey.

Working closely with our upper Key Stage 3 class, we ensure that progression pathways are clear and that students reach their full potential, allowing a smooth transition into Asdan qualifications in Elm Class and beyond.s 

We have 10 pupils in class full-time, with 1 more joining us regularly for sessions. Nikki is our teacher and we have 3 teaching assistants: Ann-Marie, Laura, Sam and Trish. In class we follow the National Curriculum, specially adapted for all our pupils using a multi-sensory approach. We use objects, pictures, signs and symbols to support our learning where needed, whilst encouraging a high level of verbal interaction - sessions are lively and interactive.

We are the first secondary class in the shool and so try to take on more responsibility and start to become more independent in our learning.  We run the school tuck shop, which gives us valuable opportunities to participate in real life learning and to have fun as well!  We do our own shopping, cooking and money management, with jobs shared out amongst the class so that everyone is able to contribute. 

In addition to our formal learning, we visit the Leisure Centre regularly for swimming and have opportunities to take part in a range of activities including gymnastics (at the local Gym), horse riding and stable management (at Old Mill Stables), plus a timetable of sporting activities often involving other schools. We also like to get out and about as much as possible.

In class 6, we decide our own rules and earn stickers, dojos and rewards.  We earn epic dojos for doing homework!



Science Week visit to Newlyn Harbour (March 2020)
Our science week topic was diversity and so we headed to Newlyn to look at the fish caught by local trawlers.  We saw a huge variety of fish from Hake and Red Mullet to Squid and Dogfish - it was amazing - and all from one trawler!    Please can I say a huge thank you to Lionel, the Market Manager, who gave up his time to show us round and gave us so much fascinating information.
We were also lucky enough to meet up with a fisherman who told us about his fishing boat and took some of us on board.  He also showed us the lifeboat house where we were able to try on lots of protective clothing and get out of the rain.  Can I also say a massive thank you to Dave - pupils were so excited to have a look around your boat, although I'm not sure a fishing career is for them!
It was an amazing trip and we learnt loads to take back to school and share with everyone.