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

Childline Schools Service

Here is the weekly timetable for class 4. Here is the topic web for the term.  The topic for the Summer term is the Napoleonic War.

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

Visit from Daya

On Tuesday 23rd April Daya came in to talk to us about Sikhism.  We had an opportunity to dress up and try some Indian dancing.

Visit from the RNLI to talk about beach safety

On Wednesday 24th April the RNLI came in to talk to KS2 about keeping safe on the beach this summer.  They explained about how important it is to go to a beach with life guards and to always go the beach with a trusted adult.  We even did some role play with a very young lifeguard!

Tamar Grow Local Daffodil Talk

We were lucky to have Dale to come and talk to us about daffodils.  We then had a chance to press a daffodil and to create our own daffodil species.

Trip to Dartmoor

On Monday 1st April we went to visit Merrivale with Chris and Colin from the Dartmoor Rangers.  They taught us about what to find in the landscape using an OS map.  We found Bronze Age hut circles, evidence of Medieval mining and a Victorian millstone.

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.  http://annmarcerinnepal.blogspot.com/2015/

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 23rd May 2019

  1. Read as much as possible over half term.  Aim to read at least 5 times a week.
  2. Work on your arithmetic paper from this week (Year 5 only).  Think about the questions that you found hard.  If you scored full marks this week then try the decimal challenge.  You can find the link here  https://nrich.maths.org/5632.  The next arithmetic paper will be on Monday 3rd June.
  3. Work on the homophone spellings.  Make sure you know the meanings of the words.  It might help to put your words into sentences. Try and learn the Year 5 and 6 statutory words as well.
homophones homophones homophones
there

their

they’re

been

bean

witch

which

its

it’s

weather

whether

accept

except

advice

advise

piece

peace

whose

who’s

precede

proceed

guest

guessed

device

devise

licence

license

practice

practise

 

Year 5 and 6 spellings

accommodate

accompany

according

achieve

aggressive

amateur

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.

Click to view film

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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