Trewirgie Junior School

Our topic for the Summer Term 2022 is....

'How has mining shaped Cornwall?'


During the summer term, Year 4 will be exploring mining as a topic. The essential question this term is ‘How has mining shaped Cornwall?’ We will be digging into the past and exploring why Cornwall was a major hot spot for mining, looking specifically at Redruth and how the town has transformed though time. We will be studying the landscape of Cornwall - not only above ground, but below, looking at 3D imaging to see what it looks like under our feet!


The children will be speaking to miners from older generations, asking them a range of questions: What was life like? What foods did they eat? Were mines a safe place? Was there a divide between the rich and the poor? They will then be comparing this to mining today, discussing what modifications have been put into place. Hopefully, there will be a visit to Poldark Mine and King Edward Mine, where the children will explore the mine and try out some task miners had to do


The children will be baking some ‘proper’ Cornish food, including Cornish Hevva cakes and pasties. They will be experimenting with different food combinations, learning how to create simple instructions when baking, using equipment safely and making sure they take care with hygiene.


Their learning will culminate in special evening at Heartlands. Here, we will unveil some new, permanent information boards for visitors created by our very own children. These boards will not only showcase the children’s amazing knowledge and drawing, but will inspire thousands of visitors to learn about the importance of our heritage and how it makes our community such a special place. Alongside this, visitors will be able to sample our very own pasties. What a legacy to leave.

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Welcome to the Year 4 team

          Mr. M. Moore

         Year Group Lead

      & Class teacher 4M 


            Miss M Davies

          Class teacher 4H


              Miss  L. May

           Class teacher 4L

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