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, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons teaching Art, Topic, Science and RE.  Mrs Lane works with the class on a Thursday morning teaching the Year 5 maths. 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 to explain about sustainability this term.

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.

Please feel free to contact me on mpinfield@harrowbarrow.cornwall.sch.ukHomework 9th February 2018

  1. Homework 9th February 2018
    1. Reading. Can you read at least 3x to an adult each week and 2x to yourself (over half term this will be 6x to an adult and 4x to yourself). Reading logs will be checked on Thursday.  As you reading can you find clues as to what time of day it is in your book?  Jot these down in your reading record.
    2. Work on ough words. Use the activities on the back of the sheet to help you.
    3. Work on your 8x tables for next week. Try Matheletics for different activities to support your learning with fractions. There should be assigned tasks for you to complete this week when you log in.
    4. Year 6 have division questions to work on


1. 19 + 6

2. 15 + 9

3. 13 + 9

4. 21 – 7

5. 21 – 17

6. 21 – 18

7. 200 – 18?

8. What is -8 + 1?

9. What is 50 x 100?

10. What is -7 + 3?


1. 8 x 8

2. 12 x 8

3. 8 x 8

4. 48 divided by 8

5. 480 divided by 8

6.  56 divided by 8

7. 8 – 0.88

8. 0.8 divided by 10


10. Give me a multiple of 8 and 6

Master maths

1. What is special about 8?

2. 121 x 8

3. 0.8 x 40

4. 80% of 800

5. 7/10 of 8

6. -80 – 13

7. What is 1 – 0.888

8. 808,888 + 800

9.  1/8 + 1/5

10. 1/5- 1/8

Meet the Teacher 

Please find all the information from the PowerPoint here.  For those people interested in CGP books, you can find the range for KS2 here For these people interested in Singapore maths more information can be found here

Trip to MVV facility

GetFileAttachment GetFileAttachment GetFileAttachment (2)On our trip Jane showed us around the MVV site.  See could see 3 days’ worth of rubbish which was quite frightening.  We also saw the furnace that burns the waste at 1,000 degrees.  It made us think about what happens to our waste once it leaves our bins.

Poems inspired by My Cornish Mate Plays in an Australian Country Band

Dirty blood red, crimson red, Mars red

The sunset glazing off

Over the ruby red rock

The sun shining off

The silver ants’ camera lenses

The aboriginal gods are terrified by what pedestrians have caused


Charles, Taran, Joe and Charlie


Molten red, lava red, crystal red

Uluru rises from the rocky surface reaching for the sky

Little parasites crawl around the rocky cliff

Looking at Uluru from far away

The people look like little pins running across the rock

Little bugs scuttling across the scorching rock

Uluru is always going to be ferocious and offended.

Emily, Ruby, Lee, Blake, Jack

Dirty blood red, crimson bricks glistening

Uluru proudly lights up the sky

Menacing bugs crawl, flies attack the rock

Humans marching one by one up the rock

Adnoartina is having a tantrum

Grace, Chay, Joseph, Georgie, Fin


Like moon rock from Mars

Ants scuttled up its sacred surface

This is Uluru

The gods turn their faces in disgust and disappointment

The beloved temple of wisdom

This is Uluru

It’s like a sunset, red on the ground

The sun turns away jealous from its sacred sunset colour

Tumbleweed crosses it path as dusk comes

This is Uluru


Kasia, Erin O, Skyla, Tamzin and Abi


Ruby red, crimson red, dirty blood red

Ants scuttling to their prehistoric home

The selfish tourists disobey the gods, offended, upset, annoyed

As the sunset rises above the outstanding Uluru

The sun gets jealous of its crimson red colour

Evie, Shannon, Katelin, Josh and Ollie


Volcanic red, passionate red,

Uluru descends from the Heavens

People disrespecting the power of the gods

The gods are betrayed, furious and particularly annoyed

The humans will pay the price….

Erin L, Ruby, Reece, Kaihla

Want some ideas for homework?

Here is another good game for converting units of measurement


Here are the expectations for writing.  Here are some the writing maths for Year 5 and Year 6.

Supporting your child with maths

Following the meeting with parents, here are some resources that might help you support your child with maths.  Here are the maths targets for Year 5 and Year 6 to give you an idea of what is covered during the year.  Here are the expectations for pupils wanting to achieve a level 5 or 6 in maths.  Here are the different methods for working out addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions.

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.

Click to view film

Bloodhound Race for the Line Rocket Car Competition

Following several weeks of designing and building rocket cars the children finally got to find out how fast they could travel. On Thursday 23rd March 2017 we joined Callington College A Level students and the British Army to fire our rocket cars down a short track between timing gates. Well done to the team who designed the Fire Boss 2000 as they achieved the fastest time of 26.32 metres per second. Click on the rocket car name below to see a video of that car.

The Red Demon

Hyper Venom Phantom 3

Water Walker

The Fire Boss 2000

Rainbow Flash 2000

Lolly 604

The Flame Thruster 2000

Sonic Boom

Rocket Blaster 101


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