Bishop Bronescombe C of E School

Phoenix

Meet the Team
 

Mrs Cleaves, Class Teacher
Mrs Manton HLTA.
Mrs Myford support TA

General Information
 
  • Homework will be sent out on Thursday and collected in the following Tuesday.
  • Please encourage your child to read at home every day.
  • Please can you ensure your child has their PE kit in school every day thank you.
       
 
 
 
Our School Council Members

This year's proud School Councillors.
 
 
 
Advent (7.12.17)
 
We are all getting excited as Christmas approaches.  The performance is looking and sounding amazing and we can't wait to perform next week to everyone.
 
Our classroom is now very festive with our tree and advent calendar.  We are also beginning to make some cards and gift.  On Tuesday the children enjoyed picking out gifts from Secret Santa, they can't wait to give them to you on Christmas morning.
 
Maths has been very challenging with multiplication grids and using our times tables to help us.  In English we are writing some persuasive text and finally in Science we learnt all about light sources.
 
We sang beautifully in Advent Communion and finished the week playing hockey with Gary.
 
Only two weekends left till Christmas, enjoy your shopping.
 
 
Run for heroes  (30.11.17)
 
Wow what an exciting week as well as being extremely busy in the classroom completing multiplication challenges and writing a persuasive text, we practised for our Nativity performance.
 
On Wednesday the sun shone for us while we did our race for heroes, in our superhero capes.  We marshalled other classes, made fruit cups with lots of delicious fruit, which we sold at break time.  In the afternoon it was lovely to see so many parents come along and race with their child.  We hope it wasn't too tiring.
 
On Friday we are looking forward to our Christmas surprise.....
 
4 weekends to Christmas!  Enjoy.
 
 
Should we wear school uniform?  (23.11.17)
 
That was our debate in class this week and it caused a storm.  With over half the class saying no the rest of the class trying to persuade them that uniforms were a good idea.  The children are learning how to use persuasive language and rhetorical questions.  They will then be using this in persuasive text to write a letter. 
 
We have also been busy practising for our Nativity play.  The songs sound fantastic and we are very impressed by how quickly the children are learning their lines. 
 
This week we have been assessing the children, by completing quizes.  Everyone is making amazing progress.
 
We finished the week with playing hockey with Gary, which we always enjoy.
 
Enjoy the weekend.
 
 
Nativity practice  (17.11.17)
 
Yes, it's that time of year again and we have started practising for our performance, `Light's Camel, Action!'
Our lips are closed on the show but it's going to be amazing!!  Letters will be sent our this week with what character the child will be and the costume they require.  Our performance is on Thursday 14th December and we are already really excited by it.
 
We are making time for lessons though and have been completing some tricky column subtractions in Maths and writing our own superhero character descriptions in English.
 
Finally finishing the week with some very wacky outfits for children in need.  
 
Have a sunny weekend.
 
 
Shelterbox  (9.11.17)
 
Wow what an amazing day we had on Tuesday, with our visit to Shelterbox and Truro Cathedral.  In Shelterbox we found out how they help people all around the World that have lost their homes due to a natural disaster or conflict.  We discovered what is included in a box and helped to pack some of them.  Afterwards we visited Truro Cathedral and dressed up in the different outfits that are worn by the Bishop and choir.  The Cathedral is only 130 years old and we listened to the organ whilst looking around. 
 
Exciting news is that we are starting to rehearse for our Christmas performance.  Letters have gone out this week regarding booking seats for the shows.
 
In English we wrote information regarding a superhero on how they look and their personality.  The children have devised some good superheroes from Dream girl to Fire man!
 
What a brilliant week, we hope you enjoy the weekend.
 
 
Welcome Back  (2.11.17) 
 
We hope you all had a wonderful break.  The children have certainly been busy this week.  We had bug busting day on Tuesday, with some weird and wonderful hairstyles and the children took a neon comb home.
Wednesday was great to see so many parents for our open morning.  We hope you enjoyed yourselves!
Thursday was our spelling bee competition, we were so proud of our year 3 and year 4 boys that took part.
In Maths we have focused on column subtraction and looked at character descriptions in Literacy.  We finished the week playing hockey with Gary and enjoying the Autumn sunshine.
 
 
Black history week (19.10.17)
 
We can not believe that we have reached the final week of our first half term already.  Everyone has settled into the class well and are making amazing progress.  We are very proud of them all.
 
Carrying on with our topic of superheroes, we have celebrated black history week, with some truly remarkable superheroes including Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, all of which have greatly influenced our World today.
 
In Science we conducted an experiment to see which material is the best thermal insulator for ice.  Some very tricky column addition sums in Maths and completed our newspaper reports in English.  Finally finishing the week playing netball with Mr Bone.
 
Have a fantastic half term break.
 
 
Police and Firefighters  (12.10.17)
 
Wow what an exciting week we have had.  First there was a surprise visit from the local Police.  We learnt all about the different equipment they use and had a go trying on the uniform and sitting in their van.  Then later in the week the Fire brigade visited with the fire engine.  They talked about how they put out a fire and what equipment is on the engine.  It was so interesting listening to all our visitors.
 
We have also planned a Science experiment, completed lots of addition sums in Maths and written a newspaper article about a fire disaster in English.
 
It has been a busy but brilliant week. 
 
Enjoy the sunny weekend.
 
 
Harvest Festival (5.10.17)
 
We celebrated Harvest Communion on Monday and would like to thank everyone that kindly donated food.
 
Our own BB superhero, did a presentation to the children on Tuesday.  Mr Daysh is a RNLI volunteer and spoke to the children about the RNLI and the amazing work they do in rescuing people, out at sea.  We then learnt about Grace Darling who received a RNLI silver medal for her bravery in 1830.
 
In Science we looked at the water cycle and found out about condensation and evaporation and in English we are now focusing on newspaper reports and the main elements of them.
 
We finally finished a busy week playing netball with Gary.
 
Have a wonderful weekend.
 
 
Real life superheroes (29.9.17)
We meet some real life superheroes this week including the Cornwall Air Ambulance and the Children's Hospice Southwest.   It was really interesting to see what they do and how they help people in Cornwall.
 
Our Science experiment was to investigate `states of matter'.  We had a bowl of ice and calculated how long it would take to melt in our classroom.  Which was quicker than we first thought.
 
We finished writing our innovated story based on the Incredibles and have sewn our own superhero capes with logo.
 
We also looked very smart for our individual photos and enjoyed playing netball with Gary on Friday.
The end to a wonderful week. 
 
Have a brilliant weekend.