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 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.

Ann’s Visit to Talk about Nepal

Here is the link to the blog that Ann mentioned when she came in.  You can find lots of pictures and details on there.

Football News

Well done to the Harrowbarrow team for the first match against Pensilva.  Well done in particular to the team captain Joe who did a brilliant job supporting his team. Thanks also for the great Year 6 cheerleaders.  You were very supportive!

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 Friday 22nd March 2019

  1. Can you make sure that you read at least 3x to an adult and 2x to yourself this week.  Reading logs will be checked on Monday afternoon.  Please write down the date, book title and page number each time that you read.  Can you also make sure that an adult signs the reading record each time.  It would be even better if the adult could also write a comment.
  2. Work on the 7x table and related facts for next week. There are sample questions on the website.  Make sure that you can recall your 7x tables facts quickly and accurately including division facts.
  3. Use your ie and ei words in a piece of writing. You could write a biography of someone famous like Tenzing Norgay or Malia Manuel.  You could write the opening of a story thinking about the senses.  You could even write an advert.  Try and use your spellings and also a relative clause and an adverb of time. Here are the  ei and ie words.


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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Y6 French Residential

Please click on the link to see the presentation given to parents/carers on 15.1.19 for those unable to attend.

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