We are the school's Year 6 Class. We have 17 children in our class. Our teacher is Mr McDonald and our teaching assistant is Mrs Thomas, Mrs Hosken also comes to work with us on Tuesday afternoons. In the afternoons we work with Year 5 (Porthmeor) to combine our learning.
In Porthcurno Class we aim to create an environment based on real learning, linking our thinking to the world around us. We work in a happy and fun learning environment and our education isn't just limited to the classroom!
Throughout the year we have so many different learning opportunities and we encourage our children to tackle things head on with confidence and self belief.
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Every morning we have English and Maths. In the afternoons we are joined by the year 5 class, Porthmeor. On Monday we have PE (so bring your kits) followed by a topic session. On Tuesday afternoon we have science and on Wednesday we have guided reading followed by art. On Thursday we have Dance and French. Friday is slightly different as we have swimming in the morning, remember your kit! In the afternoon we have the opportunity to do choir too!
Mr Josh McDonald
Class teacher, PE and ICT email@example.com
I started teaching at St Buryan Academy after completing my BEd in Primary Education at the University of Plymouth in 2011. My first class was in year 1, then after a year I moved to year 6. My current year 6 class were my very first class as year ones, so it has been a great journey seeing their first day in primary school up to their last day!
The classroom is a safe and happy place as we believe that if our class is fun, then some top learning will take place. Myself and the other staff in year 6 strongly believe in developing the whole person and we recognise everybody's strengths in any field. We aim to equip children with the skills they need not just to succeed in primary school, but in life.
I love teaching at St Buryan because of the opportunities available to the children here, I believe we offer things that no other primary school can. From workshops with Pirate FM to visits to London and Parliament to week long camps on the Isles of Scilly to our every day-to-day teaching.