Welcome to Porthcurno

We are the Year 5 and Year 6 class at St Buryan Academy.  There are 26 children in our class and our teachers are Mrs Rendle, Mrs Wilson and Mr McDonald.  Mrs Rendle teaches us on Monday and Tuesday, Mrs Wilson teaches us on a Wednesday and Thursday, and Mr McDonald teaches us on a Friday.
We are also supported by our fantastic teaching assistant Mrs Butterfield every morning.
Autumn 2: Frozen Kingdoms
Our Topic this half term is ‘Frozen Kingdoms' and we shall be exploring to the coldest ends of the Earth visiting both polar regions, looking at their characteristics and features. We will also be looking at a real life polar explorer Ernest Shackleton and considering the way the indigenous Inuit people lived and their art work. In Science we will be using polar animals to consider how animals are classified and adapted to their environment as well as exploring the properties of materials starting with ice! Our class book this half term will be 'The Wolf Wilder' which we hope the children will enjoy just as much as the last one. We are really hoping to be starting our monthly Forest School sessions in November... please look out for further information on this.
Autumn Term 2020
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.
Our topic for the first half term is Pharaohs. Let’s travel back 5000 years, to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings. Find out about life on the river’s fertile banks, discovering Egypt and its fascinating culture. Unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and ancient artefacts. Find out about powerful pharaohs and grandiose gods. Make yourself a nemes and you’ll really look the part. Become an apprentice and work for Ramose, the chief embalmer at the Beautiful House. Help him prepare a body for its journey into the afterlife. Now open the doorway to ancient Egypt. Who knows what treasures you will find?
Our Teachers
Home Learning Week Beginning 28.9.2020
Times Tables Challenge - each week we will be in competition with Nanjizal class to be the Times Tables Champions.  We will focus on a different table each week that will be tested on a Monday.  The questions will be in a random order and will require rapid recall.  This week will will focus on the 5 times table.  Good Luck!
Spellings - please login to Spelling Shed to find this weeks spellings.  These will be tested on Friday so please practice for 5 minutes every day!
Reading - don't forget to complete your reading activity for this week.
Home Learning
We will set home learning each Monday to be handed in on the following Friday.  This half term we will have a focus on key skills including reading, spelling and times tables.
Each week we will ask the children to complete a reading task based on their school reading book.  Spellings will be set via Spelling Shed which all children will be able to access from home.  They can practice the spellings through the games on the site as well as a more traditional method of writing them.  
We will be introducing a new and exciting times tables challenge with a bit of healthy competition between Porthcurno and Nanjizal - watch this space for further detils.  In the mean time don't forget to use Times Tables Rock Stars!
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.