We are the Year 5 and Year 6 class at St Buryan Academy. There are 31 children in the class. The children are taught by Mrs Rendle on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Mrs Wilson on a Thursday and Friday. They are also supported by our fantastic teaching assistant Mrs Butterfield every morning.
We love learning through our topic work and finding ways to make our learning authentic. We also love opportunities to get practical, active and get outdoors. We absolutely LOVE being the guardians of our school's new woodland garden and all that we have created so far in our forest school sessions.
Our topic for this term is ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears’ for which we will have two key questions guiding our learning; What powers us? This will focus on our bodies with a detailed look at the heart and circulatory system. The second is: How Greek are we? The Olympics will be one of our main focuses tying these two elements of our topic together but we have lots of other fascinating things to learn about the ancient Greeks too. As ever we will be incorporating our topic work into our English, and foundation subjects. We will be reading the novel ’Who let the Gods Out’ by Maz Evans, as a whole class.
This term, Porthcurno class will be swimming again after the February half term holidays. P.E. will continue to be held on a Monday and Friday.
Our topic for this term is ‘Stargazers’ and we will be exploring the question; ‘What is out there?’ in order to learn all about space. We have planned a special celebration of the children’s work and star gazing event after dark to end the topic closer to Christmas! The topic will take us to the moon, the planets in our solar system, looking at key historic figures in the understanding of space and development of space travel. We shall be incorporating this theme into our writing as well as our science and topic work, looking at instructions, space themed stories and biographies! You can find out more about our curriculum plans by going to the curriculum section.
This term, key stage 2 will be alternating between half a term of forest school and half a term of swimming on a Wednesday. We shall be starting with weekly forest school afternoons, from the 15th September, in school. Children will need to bring in the correct clothing on these days. These will run up to the October half term holiday, after which we shall be going swimming on a Wednesday morning instead.
Mrs Lisa Rendle
Mrs Elise Wilson
Mr Josh McDonald
Class Teacher/ Head Teacherhead@stburyaacademy.org
We have asked children to read a minimum of 4 times a week at home and we would like this to be evidenced in their reading log. We would like the practicing of times tables and the corresponding division facts to take place at least twice a week.
We shall also be setting a homework grid linked to our topic. This is optional homework for those who enjoy doing a little extra and children can choose which one to do and how often to complete them.
You will be able to view this term's homework grid from Friday 7th January.