We are the Year 5 and Year 6 class at St Buryan Academy. There are 23 children in our class and our teachers are Mrs Connell and Mrs Rendle. Mr Connell teaches us all day on a Monday and Tuesday, and also on a Wednesday morning. Mrs Rendle teaches us on a Thursday and Friday.
Welcome back to the New Year and New Term! We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas break.
Our topic this term will be 'Stargazers'. This topic will take us on an intergalactic tour, learning about the solar system, travels to the moon and even opportunities to build our own space rockets! We will be taking the theme into our writing too, looking at space themed poetry and writing newspaper reports about space missions. We will also be reading and exploring the fantastic book 'Northern Lights' which links in really nicely.
We are excited to announce that Mrs Rendle has agreed to take over from Mrs Wilson's Thursday and Friday teaching role when Mrs Wilson takes her maternity leave at the February half term.
Mrs Wilson has now left to begin her maternity leave. Welcome baby Robyn!
We are delighted to have Mrs Rendle teaching in Porthcurno Class on Thursdays and Fridays, until Mrs Wilson returns.
This half-term we have launched into our new unit of learning 'Sow, Grow, Farm' with a strong geography focus.This project teaches children about the features and characteristics of land use in agricultural regions both here in the UK and across the world, including a detailed exploration of significant environmental areas. We have an exciting trip planned to Boscarne Farm, at Crows-an-Wra, run by Mr and Mrs Ellis. This is a traditional mixed west Cornwall farm, with both crops and cattle, farming in a sustainable way.They have a herd of 230 Channel Island cows which produce the delicious Mooon Milk, which we can buy from opposite our school. (See photos below).
In addition we shall study farming in both North and South America, for example citrus farming in California and coffee growing in Peru, looking at transportation and considering the importance of 'food miles' and the importation of food.
In Maths we will be studying both fractions and decimals. Times Tables Rockstars will also be increasingly important, as a tool to help us nail our multiplication tables!
Mrs Oona Connell
Class teacher, Head of KS2oconnell@stburyanacademy.org
I love coming to work at St Buryan Academy because it is is full of great people and children and has a really positive attitude. It makes me smile when I see children enjoying themselves and getting excited about what they are learning.
Mrs Lisa Rendle