Class 4

Class 4 is a mixed year 5 and year 6 group. They are currently taught by Melissa Pinfield, the Deputy Headteacher.  Mr Hunt works with the class on Monday afternoons teaching Art or Topic.   Mrs Lane works with the Year 5 on Wednesday mornings.  They are supported by teaching assistant Heather Thomson.

Information from the teacher

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Here is the weekly timetable for class 4. Here is the topic web for the term.  The focus is Cornwall’s mining heritage.

Although PE is timetabled for set days, please ensure your child has their PE kit in school at all times as inclement weather can effect our timetabling. Can pupils also ensure that they have a waterproof coat in school as we are often outside for outdoor learning.

Please feel free to contact me on mpinfield@harrowbarrow.cornwall.sch.uk

Trip to Calstock

We were very lucky to have Ann come and give us a guided tour around Okel Tor mine on Monday 24th September.  She told us lots about the arsenic that was produced there.  We were also lucky enough to visit the Parish Records Office to find information about soldiers from the area that were killed in WW1.

 

Learning Ambassadors

This year the Year 6 are taking on the role of learning ambassadors in the school supporting pupils in other classes.  Here is a copy of the agreement as well as a letter explaining what the learning ambassadors are.

Homework 12th October 2018

  1. Remember to read 3x to an adult this week and 2x to yourself. Reading logs will be checked on Monday 15th October.
  2. Work on your 7x tables for next Thursday’s mental maths challenge. Sample questions can be found on the Class 4 section of the Harrowbarrow website.
  3. Keep working on your em and en spellings. Homework will be due in on Thursday 18th November. Pupils working on the last column please look up the meanings of the words! For those looking up engyre try this site – http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/engyre. The challenge now is to try and use it in your writing!

 

em/en words em/en words em/en words
endanger

enforce

enforcing

enacting

enact

enfold

enfolding

enfolded

enable

enabling

encourage

encouraging

embolden

enabling

enacting

enfolding

embracing

enforcing

endangering

endanger

endorse

emblazon

endangering

engladden

englacial

entangled

embossed

engyre

encapsulate

encapsulating

Homework is due on Thursday 4th October. 

 

Meet the Teacher 

Please find all the information from the PowerPoint here.  Here is the information sheet about Class 4. If you are interested in CGP books, you can find the range for KS2 here https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/School/books_ks2.

Want some ideas for homework?

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=MovingDigitCards

Here is another good game for converting units of measurement

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma22leng-game-build-a-shed

Supporting your child with maths

Here are some good websites for games

http://www.counton.org/

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/

Supporting your child with writing

Technical terms that might help you

Determiner – tells you who much, how many and which one about a noun so it could be words like: two, each, the, an, a every, no

Prepositions – describes a relationship between things in a sentence e.g. over, under, behind or below

Adjectives – describe a noun.

Superlative adjectives – words like largest, most frightening which shows the greatest degree

Comparative adjective – compares one thing to another e.g. larger, more scary

Embedded clause – is a subordinate clause in the middle of a sentence e.g. The trenches, a hell hole of mud and fear, were loathed by the soldiers.

Conjunctions – are words that join sentences or parts of sentences together.  You can have subordinating conjunctions such as although, whenever, wherever or co-ordinating conjunctions such as and, but or.  Subordinating conjunctions introduce a subordinating clause or phrase which is normally the part of the sentence without a main verb. With the co-ordinating conjunctions the two parts of the sentence have equal weight.

Adverbs – describe a verb and can be adverbs of time, place or manner e.g. yesterday, over here or quietly.  An adverb also describes an adjective e.g. the very cold wind

Subordinate clause – a part of a sentence that does not have a main verb and so can not stand on its own e.g. Standing alone, I could see the mortar bombers in the distance.

Simile – compare something to something else using as or like e.g. the fire crackled like tissue paper

Metaphor – compare something to something else without using as or like (try and use the 3 step approach by listing characteristics of an object and then finding something else that has that characteristic e.g. bombs – loud/bright/destructive – think of something bright = sun so the bombs are miniature suns exploding in a fiery blazes

Personification – a type of metaphor where something inanimate is compared to a person or animal e.g. the crowd swarmed through the streets

Supporting your child with spellings

Here are some ideas on how to help with spellings each week.

The Real Pirates of the Caribbean docudrama

To conclude their learning about Edward Teach, a real pirate of the Caribbean, Class 4 has made this docudrama. The children wrote the scripts, drew the pictures, created the props and performed the drama scenes; we hope you enjoy it.

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