Porthmeor

 Welcome to Porthmeor Class

We are a wonderful class comprising just 16 children, meaning that all the children get plenty of opportunity to share their fantastic ideas and listen to one and other's inspiring thoughts.

Porthmeor Class are taught by Mrs Connell on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning and Mrs Wilson on a Thursday and Friday morning, with Mrs Hosken supporting throughout the week. In the afternoons, we combine with Year 6 for our sports and topic based learning, often being taught by Mr McDonald, but we also get the benefit of Mrs Connell's Art specialism and Mrs Wilson's French knowledge too on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

Kind regards,
Oona Connell (oconnell@stburyanacademy.org) and Elise Wilson (ewlison@stburyanacademy.org)



Reading, Homework and Timetable:

P.E. will be on a Monday and Thursday so pupils will need their P.E kits on those days, and swimming will continue on Fridays. Spelling tests will be on a Thursday, please remember your spelling list each week.
Keep reading as often as possible at home, every day is fantastic but we would like to see a minimum of four signed entries in their reading record. All reading is encouraged and reading with an adult continues to be very beneficial as they can discuss tricky words, hidden meanings and simply share in the delight of a good story!

We will set pupils homework twice a week, most weeks. This shouldn’t take more than 20-30 minutes. In addition they will need to learn their spellings ready for their test on Thursdays.
What a fantastic week with the Pirate FM crew. The children have worked really hard all week and loved the enthusiasm and energy that Pirate FM brought to the classroom. They have given pupils a real taste for the kind of careers and opportunities available to them, as well as learning how to plan, produce, deliver and edit their very own chat show! The children have grown in confidence and chat show day was a real testament to this. They were professional, calm and collected and weren't phased by meeting some truly inspirational guests. Well done year 5 and 6! 
 
Summer Term 2017
Welcome back to the final term of this academic year, the year seems to be flying by and the children are already showing a very mature and enthusiastic attitude to learning, standing them in great stead for the transition in to year 6.
Our topic 'What is fake news?' will be getting children to examine all the different ways we can report information. This will start with police reports and investigating the mystery of the flying toads! In addition, we will look at radio and TV broadcasting and creating our very own Isles of Scilly Magazine. We are very excited to be welcoming Pirate fm for some careers advice and are also really looking forward to our fantastic camp on the Isles of Scilly. A busy term really, when you consider we also have to squeeze in wonderful things like sports day and summer fete! The same reading and homework expectations will continue this term and we really hope that pupils are forming great reading habits, making the transition in to year 6 easier. Spellings will also continue to be on Thursdays and children are reminded to have their lists in school on that day. Many thanks, Oona Connell and Elise Wilson
Happy New Year!
We hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and new year. We were very pleased and impressed with the amount of talent on stage for our class production of 'Will Santa get Shot Down?', the children all came together brilliantly as a team and worked really hard to achieve such a great performance, well done.
 
This term our topic is 'Journeys' and we will be looking at the epic adventures of two well known, but quite contrasting explorers, Ernest Shackleton and James Cooke. In our writing we will be looking at recounts, motivational speeches and poetry as well as writing our own newspaper reports. Children are already showing great interest in this topic, bringing in information from home.
 
The structure of the class and the weekly timetable remains much the same as last term. Please remember P.E kits on Mondays and Thursdays. Spelling test on Thursdays and reading records are being checked for signatures daily.
September 2016
 
Our topic for this term is World War 2 which will filter into all aspects of the curriculum throughout the term. In our literacy, this will include reading historical fiction books, in particular 'Carrie’s War’ and analysing the features of this genre. We will also be writing a character study and composing letters home from the perspective of the evacuated children. We hope to include at least one outing this term!

We are looking forward to hearing all the children's real WW2 stories from their own families.