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.

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Here is the weekly timetable for class 4. Here is the topic web for the term.  The topic for the Spring term is explorers.

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.

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Year 6 visit to Cotehele as part of the WW1 garland project

Junk Food Making Smoothies and Samosas

We were lucky to have Vicky and Jess from the Junk Food Project come in and show us how to turn food not wanted by supermarkets into smoothies and samosas. 

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 11th January 2018

  1. Reading.  Make sure you are reading at least 3x to an adult and 2x to yourself this week.  Reading logs will be checked on Monday 21st January so you have time to get back into the habit of reading.
  2. Work on your 4x tables and related facts.  This week we have been looking at multiplying decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000 so expect questions such as 0.04 x 100.  Questions can be found on the Class 4 section of the Harrowbarrow website.
  3. For those who have yet to finish their projects, spend the time this week to get everything finished and handed in.  The final deadline is Thursday 17th January.

Christmas holiday homework 14th December 2018

Next term’s topic will be explorers (inspired by our phone call from Carrie-Ann about to go on an expedition to Antarctica on the new RRS David Attenborough).  Spend some time researching an aspect of the topic that interests you.  You could look at:

  1. places that have been explored such as Antarctica or the Marianas Trench
  2. famous explorers such as Roald Amundsen
  3. local explorers such as Scott or Raleigh


You could present your information in different ways such as:

  • a poster showing key facts about what you have found out
  • a booklet with information in
  • a newspaper report from the time explaining what has happened
  • a story based on an explorer and their adventures
  • a poem inspired by an explorer
  • a detailed diagram of the RRS David Attenborough


Make sure you include an element of your own writing.  Projects will be due in the by Thursday 10th January.

Make sure you keep reading over the holidays and work on your 3x tables and related facts for Thursday 10th January.

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

Want some ideas for homework?

Here is another good game for converting units of measurement

Supporting your child with maths

Here are some good websites for games

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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