Trewirgie Junior School

Our topic for the Summer Term 2023 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.


The children will be creating a map of Cornwall highlighting and providing information about many historical mines. This will be professionally printed and on show at King Edward Mine in Pool. This will be packed of information using QR codes. There will be an afternoon where parents and carers are invited into school to look at the amazing map that the children have produced and enjoy a pasty the children have invented.

Home Learning 

Every two weeks the children will be introduced to a new home learning challenge. These will be shared with you on Class DoJo. Each question will have a range of suggestions as to how they can share their understanding of each. They can select any way of demonstrating their understanding.


Across the term we hope that your child is curious enough to extend and deepen their learning and understanding further. Every two weeks each class will select a winning piece of work that shows innovation, creativity, depth of learning or original thinking.  


Please share any of their work on Class DoJo or bring into school with them. 

How to stay safe online for children Parent guide to online safety End of year expectations RWM
Welcome to the Year 4 team

          Mr. Moore

         Year Group Lead

      & Class teacher 4M 


Miss Rundell

Class teacher 4C


              Miss May

           Class teacher 4L

If you have any concerns about your child's learning or wellbeing please speak to your child's class teacher in the first instance. You can contact them at the end of the school day, by messaging them on class DoJo, or contacting the school office.  Please note that this Class DoJo is not checked after 5pm, weekends or during the school holidays.



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