Porthcurno

Welcome to Porthcurno

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.
 
We are also supported by two fantastic teaching assistants; Mrs Hosken on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and Mrs Thomas on a Thursdays.
 
Summer Term April 2020
 
This is going to be a very different term for us all. We are unsure how long the closure will be going on for so we will be uploading work, for this Summer Term, onto Google Classrooms towards the end of the 'holiday'. Please email us if you have any questions or contact us through the online classroom. 
Spring Term- January 2020

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.

 

Spring Term - second half.
 

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!

 

 

Autumn Term 2019
We hope that you had a great Summer holidays. Keep checking here for updates on the Porthcurno timetable, classroom routines and other useful information about the new term.
Second Half of the Autumn Term
Welcome back, we hope that you all had a lovely half term holiday. Thanks to all of you who came to see us for parental consultations, if anyone couldn't make it and would still like a chance to see one of us, then please don't hesitate to ask.
 
To round up the highlights from last term, the children have settled in brilliantly to their new classroom routines. Well done to those coming in before 9am and cracking on with the early morning fluency tasks. The children have really enjoyed their Roman topic so far, and making their shields has been a lot of fun. They also had a great time on their trip to Nanquidno, where they were lucky enough to see lots of chough!
 
This half term, we will be continuing the Roman's theme for our topic work. We shall also be exploring in more detail our class book 'Kensuke's Kingdom'. Thanks to those of you who have desperately pleaded with us to read the book in their own time, but have understood when we said please can you wait and share it as a whole class! It just goes to show the power of Michael Morpurgo's writing! We also have some more exciting trips planned; a visit to the Kurt Jackson Gallery in St Just on the first week back and then the Eden project for an overnight stay on the 20th November! Finally we will be enjoying all the joy and excitement that the festive period brings about, the Christmas shows are always such a fun and confidence building experience.
Our Teachers
  • Mrs Oona Connell

    Class teacher, Head of KS2

    oconnell@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.

Homework 
Here 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!
Reading Challenge
Reading brings about so many great benefits to children, and being inspired by a great story is also very enjoyable. Whether your child is looking for inspiration because it feels like they've read every book on the shelf or they are a reluctant reader, this list should help to find a great new book to read! Why not try and see how many you can read before you leave St Buryan Academy? Quick, quick, time is ticking!
100 books to read before you leave school.