Bishop Bronescombe C of E School

Peacocks

Welcome to Peacocks Class!
 
Teacher: Miss Burr
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Davy
General Information
 
  • Please can P.E. kits be in school all week. We currently have Tag Rugby on Mondays but may have additional P.E. lessons on other days of the week.
 
Homework

  • Homework this year will alternate between Maths and English activities and will go out every Thursday with the children's new spellings. Homework is expected back on a Tuesday and we have our weekly spelling tests on Wednesdays.
 
This page is updated weekly on a Friday afternoon!
 
25/01/2019
 
This week in Maths we have been learning to use the inverse to check our calculations are correct. We have been fabulous Mathematicians and some children have been doing this with 4 and 5 digit numbers.
 
In Literacy we have been finishing off own innovated class stories. As they are based on an invention,
that fakes illness for a day off school, parents should beware!
 
We had a visit from the' Kernow King' who talked to us about famous people who came from Cornwall such as Humphrey Davy and Rowenna Cade, the creator of the Minack Theatre. We also watched an exquisite performance.
 
In Science we have been learning about the digestive system as well as the functions of different types of teeth, such as the canines, incisors and molars.
 
11/01/19
 
Happy New Year! Welcolme back, we hope you all had a fantastic Christmas break.
 
The children returned to the launch of their new topic on 'Chocolate'  and 'Charlie and the Chocolate factory', with the new topic question "Is Chocolate really a treat?". To begin the topic the children designed their own chocolate bars deciding who the target market was going to be, what ingredients were going to be included and finally, which fantastic name they would call them. We then set about making the chocolate treats to be eaten laterten whilst watching a clip of the film.
 
Also did a chocolate taste testing where we examined 4 different chocolate brands looking at how they looked, their texture, smell and taste. Once we had done this then we ranked them out of  ten. You may be very pleased to hear that most children did not enjoy the expensive 'Green and Blacks' variety!
 
We have also been doing Maths and English this week. In maths we have been doing multiplication and division. We have worked really hard at doing either number lines or  the 'The bus stop' method.
 
In Literacy we have begun learning our class story of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and are really enjoying learning about some of the fascinating characters. We are also beginning to write our version of the story with our own character and exciting sweet.
 
Have a great weekend.
 
07/12/08
 
We have had a super busy week this week as we have been doing our Nativity rehearsals as well as our usual lessons. We have been learning all of our lines and cues as well as singing our  hearts out! we are sure you will be familiar with some of the songs already.
 
In Maths we have been learning about factors and factor pairs and whilst we found it tricky at first, we have preserved and learnt lots.
 
In English we have been looking at a new class story, 'The Mousehole Cat'. We have been creating our own wishing tale and have been exploring different sentence openers.
 
We have also learned things about the Celts housing traditions and lifestyles in topics.
 
Have a lovely weekend.
 
 
 

16/11/18

 

Breaking News...  We have had a 'Dinosaur Invasion'!

Please make sure that you ask your children all about what had happened when they arrived at school this morning.

This week  in English we have learning the features of a newspaper articles and how to write them. Today we were able to write the shocking facts about the dinosaur invasion after our hunt for the evidence and eye witness accounts.

This week in Maths we have been learning multiplication and division and have been working really hard.

 We had a fantastic day on Thursday when we had a visit from an artist from The Eden Project. We shared lots of Christmas stories with our partners and some people shared them with the whole class. In preparation for our afternoon visitors we devised some questions. In the afternoon we were joined by some parents and Grandparents visitors who told us about their Christmas Stories and memories.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

 

 

 
2/11/18
 
Welcome back, we hope you all had a really good half term.
 
This week in Maths we have been using inverse operations. It has been tricky but we have worked really well.
 
In literacy we did 'lets think English' where we looked at the story of 'The Giving Tree'. We then wrote a letter explaining the feelings and perspectives of the tree throughout the story.
 
We have been learning about smuggling in topic and how Cornwall was a good place for smugglers to use. We have also looked at soils in science.
 
Have a great weekend.
 
19/10/18
 
We have had a good week this week with a few different things happening. Parents had the opportunity to come into school on Tuesday and watch our Maths class. If you could attend then we hope you  enjoyed seeing all the children working so hard.
 
We had Bible story day on Monday where we looked at the story of 'The Prodigal Son'. We watched the story, acted it out as well as hot seating the characters.
 
In science we have been looking at rocks as part of our Cornwall topic.
 
Have a great half term.
 
12/10/18
 
We have had a very exciting week this week which included our school trip to Charlestown. We had a guided tour which included telling us the history of the original fishing village of Polmear. The children have learned lots of information which I am sure they will tell you next time you visit. After our tour we went to the beach to do some sketching of the landscapes and created some beach artwork.
 
In English this week we have written a recount of our school trip and have been learning about poetry. We have written our own poems which will be entered into a poetry competition.
 
In Maths we have been learning column subtraction and have been mastering the concept of exchanges, everyone has tried really hard as this is tricky work.
 
Have a great weekend, it may be a little windy!!
 
 
5/10/18
 
This week in Maths we have been learning about place values and continuing to column addition. Everyone has worked so hard and we have had some mathematicians who have shown lots of perseverance.
 
In English we put together everything we know about writing monster stories to create our very own masterpiece!
 
We were very creative and painted some lovely Cornish landscapes this week. You can take a look at some of the pictures on this web page.
 
Have a great weekend.
 
21/09/18
 
This week in English we have begun writing our own monster story using the story of 'Jack and the Giant Killer' to help us. There have been some very descriptive attempts so far.
 
In Maths we have been learning smaller and larger numbers, how to put them in ascending and descending order and how to round up or down in 10,100 and 1000! Everyone has worked so hard!
 
It may seem a little early but we have also designed Christmas cards which will be sent off to be made and purchased later.
 
Hope you all have a good weekend.
 
 
14/09/18
 
Another exciting and fun weekend in Peacocks.
 
We have started our new story 'Jack the Giant Killer', it began with a performance from Mrs Parry and Mr Daysh and continued with the children learning their own actions.
 
In Maths we have carried on with place value, thinking about Thousands, hundreds, tens and ones and the concepts of more than and less than.
 
In Geography we looked at Human and Physical features as well as looking at counties in the country. We have also been thinking about what we could write about our county to schools in another county.
 
Have a great weekend.
 
 
 
7/09/18                  Welcome back!!
 
 
Hope you all had a fantastic summer holiday and are feeling fully refreshed! A warm welcome to the new Peacocks, everyone seems to have settled into their new classes amazingly. What a great start!
 
Our topic this term is 'Cornwall' and our question is ' Why do we celebrate Cornwall's History?' Our first day was the launch of our topic and we discussed everything that we already knew about Cornwall as well as all the things that we would like to find out. We made our own Cornish Pasties which was such good fun to do. We also designed our own Kernow rocks and painted them.
 
We have also began to do some Maths work, beginning with place value and we can tell that we have some budding Mathematicians in Peacocks, everyone has worked so hard.
 
Have a fantastic weekend, see you next week.

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