Hello and welcome to Porthcurno's page! 

We are the year 5 and 6 class at St Buryan Academy.  There are 20 children in our class and our teachers are Mr McDonald and Mrs Connell.  Mr McDonald teaches us every morning and all day on Friday; Mrs Connell teaches us in the afternoons.
In Porthcurno we believe that we learn best when we are having fun and are engaged, we - the children - are independent learners and follow our own lines of enquiry through Mr McDonald's and Mrs Connell's planning.
We love reading and our learning curriculum is based around books we love.  This term we are reading 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell and we will be basing our learning around it.
Please use this page as a way to check out our current learning, our homework, timetables and useful websites!

Thursday 13th September
This week we have visited Newlyn Art Gallery to view an exhibition by artist, Rose Wylie.  You can see some pictures of our visit in our class gallery.
We are working on our own images inspired by Rose Wylie.
We have also been creative writing based on the book 'Journey' by Aaron Becker.  It is a fantastic picture book that allows you to be imaginative with your own writing.  Our work will be on display in our own gallery in the coming weeks!
Our teacher and challenges
Here you can find out more about our teacher.  You can also find any challenges our teacher may set us!
Reading is such a skill and can be such an enjoyable past time.  Our reading helps our knowledge and allows us to develop our own creativity and thinking.  At primary school it is especially important and there are so many great books for you to read, including ones you can go back to over and over again.
I have attached a link to a guide that suggests books that all children should read by the time they finish primary school, there are 100 of them!  I wonder how many you have read, or how many more of them you can read before you leave St Buryan Academy.  Some of them are new books, some of them are classics and some of them are books you may have read when you were a lot younger - these ones are great fun to revisit.
Here you can find the homework we are set.  It is also in our reading records, but just in case our parents want to double check...you can find it here too!
Also in this section is a revision guide for our Key Stage 2 SATs. It is really useful because it covers all areas of the curriculum and has SATs questions from previous year's papers.  What's even better is if you need reminding of a strategy, then there is a YouTube link that will take you to a video of how to do it.  This is a great revision tool so make sure that you use it.  It will help not only with SATs revision, but in your weekly homework too.  
Just click on the link below!