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.
 
 
 
End of half term (8.2.18)
 
 
This half term has flown by and the children have all worked extremely hard.  The highlight of this week has been the snow which we rushed out to enjoy on Tuesday.  Unfortunately this snow then caused us to cancel our trip to the zoo, (which we are hoping to reschedule next half term).
 
Perimeter has been our focus in Maths and how to calculate it.  We was working out the perimeter of all different shapes and sizes.
 
We have written our own stories in English and there was some very good adventure stories written.
 
The year 4 children enjoyed their final rugby lesson and we have learnt how to say different animal names in French.  We then drew some fabulous animal pictures and labelled them in French.
 
We won the attendance popcorn party on Friday and what a brilliant way to celebrate the end of half term.
 
We hope you all enjoy a great holiday.
 
 
Surfers against Sewage  (2.2.18)
 
This week we investigated surfers against sewage as part of our topic work.  Using the internet we was able to find information concerning this action group and how they are trying to protect our beautiful beaches and sea.  The latest campaign aims to reduce the amount of plastic used in Schools.  With an estimated 6 million pieces of plastic ending up in the sea/ocean around the World each day, we decided that we should help reduce this amount.  
 
We have innovated and written the class story, the children worked really hard on this and have come up with some great stories  We are beginning to learn about measurements in Maths, from cm to km's and learning how to work out the perimeter of an area.
 
Our artistic talents came out during the RE lesson, when we used oil pastels to draw Jesus's baptism and depicting God in the pictures in the form of the Holy Spirit.
 
Finally finishing a hectic week with year 4 children continuing with their Rugby lesson and we all took part in Athletics on Friday.
 
Have a great weekend.
 
Animals (25.1.18)
 
We have been investigating the different types of animals in Science this week.  We have learnt about the different types of skeleton and animals ie. mammal, bird, reptile, amphibians and fish.  Did you know that a dolphin is a mammal and not a fish!  
 
In English we have been writing our own versions of our class story, small talk and we are beginning to look at measuring in Maths.  Can you measure how tall you are in cm and mm?
 
The year 4 children have enjoyed their rugby coaching and we all had fun with Mr Bone practising our athletics.  We also had a surprise visitor on Friday, in the form of a very old tortoise.  He was 70 years old but very active across our carpet.
 
Enjoy your weekend.
 
 
Forgiveness (18.1.18)
 
Our Christian value for this half term is Forgiveness.  We talked about the bible story of `The Prodigal Son,' and how the father forgave his son.  We then discussed how important it is to forgive and came up with a word bank of words for forgiveness.
 
In Literacy we are learning the story of Small talk, about a chimpanzee called Charlie and innovating this story.
 
Maths has been very tricky with division, but we have been working really hard and getting on well.
 
Year 4's enjoyed rugby on Thursday.
 
Have a good weekend.
 
 
Cornish Pirates  (12.1.18)
 
What an amazing surprise for the year 4 children, over this half term Mr Daysh has organised for the Cornish Pirates to come in and teach the children rugby.  All the children really enjoyed the session and are looking forward to it next week.  We are also lucky on a Friday Mr Bone comes in and this half term he is teaching us athletics.  We are going to be super sporty!
 
Division has been our focus in Maths, it's always tricky starting a new Maths topic but we are getting the hang of it.  In English we have been doing some special 'dazzle' writing,  We have also written a cold task of a rags to riches story.
 
As part of our topic work, we have been looking at nutrition and healthy eating for humans and animals.  Did you know that we should be eating 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables a day, to help us stay healthy.
 
We have all enjoyed our first full week of a new year.
 
Have a good weekend.
 
 
Happy New Year  (4.1.18)
 
Happy New Year everyone.  We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a restful break.  This term our topic is Why are animals important?  For our first day back we had a pet therapy dog in and the owner explained that her dog is taken to different schools and organisations to help people.  He was a very cute pug dog!  In the afternoon we watched a video on the Blue Planet about animals around the World.   We have also produced our own watercolour pictures of different animals. 
 
Friday we are now learning different athletic sports with Mr Bone, which is always lots of fun.
 
What a short week.  Have a good weekend.
 
 
 
Merry Christmas  (20.12.17)
 
We have made it to the end of term yippee.  The children have all made amazing progress this term and we are really proud of them.   We would like to thank you for your kind cards and gifts and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
 
Mrs Cleaves and Mrs Manton
 
 
Nativity Performance (14.12.17)
 
What a wonderful busy week, we are feeling very Christmassy.  We had a dress rehearsal in front of the whole school, which was brilliant and the children could not wait to perform for their parents/grandparents. We hope you enjoyed the show as much as we enjoyed performing it.  We were very proud of them all, wasn't they superstars?
 
We are feeling very festive, making Christmas cards and calendar's, as well as learning all about Christingle's and making our own one, (the oranges were very juicy!)
 
Finally finishing the week playing hockey with Gary, a great way to finish a fantastic week.
 
Enjoy your final weekend of Christmas shopping.
 
 
 
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.