We are the school's Year 6 Class. We have 18 children in our class. Our teacher is Mr McDonald and we are lucky enough to have several teaching assistants. On Monday we have Miss Rowe, on Tuesday and Wednesday we have Mrs Thomas, with Mrs Wyatt on Tuesday afternoons and on Friday we have Miss Rowe again.
In Porthcurno Class we aim to create an immersive learning environment based on real learning. 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.
Keep checking our page for the latest news in Porthcurno class and what we have been up to!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The KS2 SATs for 2016, which our year 6 pupil's take, start on May 9th. You all have a timetable of the week, but here it is anyway:
Monday 9th May: English Reading Paper (1hour)
Tuesday 10th May: English Punctuation and Grammar Paper (45mins)
Spelling Paper (20mins approx.)
Wednesday 11th May: Maths Paper 1 Arithmetic (30mins)
Maths Paper 2 Reasoning (40mins)
Thursday 12th May: Maths Paper 3 Reasoning (40mins)
Each child has been given a revision pack. If you misplaced it or want to look, here it is...