Bishop Bronescombe C of E School

Pelicans - Year 3

Mr Nicholas


When I was about 6 years old, I watched my older sister perform at the Plymouth Speech and Drama Festival. One of the boys in her class read a monologue from Our Day Out by Willy Russell, where he was a bit rude about his teacher. I can remember all the adults watching laugh and wondered how this boy was not only getting away with what he was saying but getting the adults to laugh along as well! Up until this point, I was quite shy but then I started lessons and the next year was on the stage myself doing that same monologue at the festival and basking in the glory of laughs. It was then, through discovering play writes like Willy Russell and poets like Spike Milligan, I found a love of performing and discovered a new-found confidence off the stage as well.

Mrs Carnell

Support staff

My favourite thing to read is a poem called 'The Tyger' by William Blake which appeals to adults and children alike. Each verse has a tremendous build-up and energy and whenever I read it, I always imagine a tiger's huge paws pounding the earth beneath it like a drum roll. I love the way Blake questions the creation of a creature like the tiger which is so beautiful and majestic yet at the same time, so ferocious and monstrous.

It’s great to see the children back after their sunny half term break. This half term in Science we are looking at plant reproduction.

In History we will study the history of Charlestown. We are hoping to visit Charlestown later this term including a tour of the Shipwreck centre.

In Geography the children will learn about how different types of beaches are made and in RE we will look at how the people of Cornwall mark significant events.

In our Maths lessons we will start by looking at the properties of different shapes.

The writing unit will look at the story of Nelson the Humpback Whale written by Cornish Author Ellie Jackson and fits in with our theme this first week back of protecting our planet.

As always if you have any problems please do get in contact.

We hope you find the resources below easy to access for supporting your child's learning at home and understanding the key objectives being covered. The list below includes:
-Knowledge Organisers
This explains the key information and facts your child needs to know by the end of their topic unit with some visual aids and key vocabulary we will learn too.
-Calculation Policy 
This provides you with information about the key mathematical concepts and how these are taught during this Key Stage. 
-Recommended Reads


Bishop Bronescombe CofE School, Boscoppa Road, St Austell, PL25 3DT
01726 64322