Welcome to Porthcurno Class!

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 and Tuesday, Mr Mc Donald on a 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.

Practical Bit: Please remember your named water bottle and a healthy snack each day. P.E. will be on a Monday and Friday so please come in wearing your P.E. kit on those days. It would be really useful if all children could have a coat, waterproof trousers and wellies in school each day for outdoor learning and work on the garden project.
Autumn Term 2021- Stargazers

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.


Our Teachers
Home Learning
Reading and times table practice are the essential bits of  homework that we would like all children to complete each week as they are really fundamental to literacy and numeracy.

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 can view this term's homework grid below.

Our Autumn Term Curriculum
Porthcurno Photo Gallery
Camp Canoe, Trelissick, 2021
Forest School Photos
Science Photos: