Bishop Bronescombe C of E School


Meet the Team

Class Teachers - Mr Gimenez
Mrs Manton HLTA.
Miss Dwan 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 Parliament Members

This year's proud Phoenix MP's

Minack Theatre (17.6.19)

The year 3 children enjoyed a trip to the Minack Theatre on Monday.  It was a long journey, but the sun came out for us.  We enjoyed playing some games on the lovely Porthcurno beach and then lunch.  Before our walk up a steep hill to the Minack.  The performance was Ali Barba and the 40 thieves, with the beautiful backdrop of blue sea.  The children had a brilliant time and enjoyed their ice lollies in the interval.  It was a long day, but everyone had an amazing time.

Swimming on Tuesday, went well and everyone continues to improve and enjoy these lessons.

It was lovely to see so many parents come in for our open morning on Thursday.  It was a slightly different morning as the children took part in a Science lesson, investigating sound.   Firstly we did a sound walk around the school and outside to see what we could hear and were amazed how many different sounds there were.  Next we made our own telephones using plastic cups and string.

There was also a practice for sports day activities, which we are looking forward to on Monday.

Enjoy your weekend.


Father's day (14.6.19)

We are continuing to enjoy our swimming lessons on Tuesday and making amazing progress, only a few weeks left.

In Maths our focus has been graphs, completing our own graphs and collating information from them.  We have also finished writing our own rescue stories.  

Everyone enjoyed making Father's day cards and are excited to give them out on Sunday.  We wish you all a wonderful Father's day.


Prayer week (6.6.19)

We hope you all had a wonderful half term week.  This week has been a short but busy week.

This was our prayer week and the children have enjoyed a reflection time up in the secret garden.  We also had a special collective worship on Monday.

Money has continued to be our focus in Maths.  Why not get your child to buy something next time you go shopping, so they can practise their new skills.

We have also completed our innovated story based on Grace Darling.   The children have worked really hard on their stories and there are some dramatic rescues.

Have a good long weekend.


Share a pencil (24.5.19)

We shared a pencil on Tuesday, when we learnt about why children in other countries do not have the same opportunities as ourselves.  Also how not all children are able to attend school due to various reasons including conflict and poverty. 


Our outdoor learning day on Wednesday was a big bug hunt and nature walk around our playgrounds.  We worked in groups to find and identify different insects and plants.  It was lots of fun.


Also the children are all making amazing progress in swimming, with some even going up a group.


It’s been a short but busy half term and we wish everyone a great holiday.

Grace Darling (16.5.19)
We have been newspaper reporters this week, writing newspaper articles on the sinking of the Titanic.  The children were brilliant reporters, recounting the facts on what happened to the Titanic.
Our class story is about Grace Darling a young woman that lived in a lighthouse with her family.  One stormy night Grace and her father rescued 9 people from a shipwreck.  Grace became famous as a result.  We are beginning to learn actions to the story, which will help us retell it.
Swimming was lots of fun on Tuesday and everyone is making brilliant progress and enjoying their lessons.
Enjoy your weekend.
Plastic free day (9.5.19)
We are all super swimmers and are enjoying our lessons.  
Thank you for supporting our single use plastic free day.  The children learnt all about how plastic is polluting our seas and how wildlife are being affected.  We then looked at products that use plastic and what we can do to replace these items.  Some of the children then produced a poster and other children wrote letters to the supermarkets to ask for them to cut back on the amount of plastic packaging.
The year 3 children were very excited to go on their Eden project adventure and we are sure they will have an amazing time.
Enjoy your weekend.
Swimming/Maritime Museum/RNLI  (2.5.19)
Wow what a busy week.....
We enjoyed our first swimming lessons on Tuesday and everyone was amazing .  We were so proud of all the children in Phoenix and look forward to seeing them progress with their swimming over the coming weeks.
Wednesday was our trip to the National Maritime museum at Falmouth.  We started our visit with a workshop lead by Captain Edward (who was the captain of the Titanic).  We learnt some really interesting facts about the Titanic and even got a chance to dress up as some of the crew/passengers.  Next there was a workshop on how to make ropes, which we all got to have a go and they are now on display in our classroom.  We also had fun sailing some model boats on the sailing pool. After lunch we explored the museum and in particular the Titanic exhibition.  The children were brilliant throughout our busy day and were really engaged in all the activities.
Also this week we had a visit from the RNLI to talk to the children about staying safe on the beach this summer.  We also found out what the different RNLI flags mean and when it is safe to swim in the sea.
Finally finishing the week with our half price book fair.
What an interesting week.  Enjoy your long weekend.
Welcome back (25.4.19)
Well we have reached our final term and have welcomed Mr G to our class.  The children have all settled back to school well after the Easter holidays.  Our first day was launch day for our new topic, why we remember the Titanic.  We had lots of fun, deciphering morse code messages and finding out information about the RMS Titanic.  The children all got into groups and made their own Titanic boats using different materials.  The test then came to see which ones would float and which would sink!  In the afternoon we painted portholes and then drew pictures of what we would see out of the window.  They look really effective.
Enjoy your weekend.
Egg-tastic  (5.4.19) 
We have had such an egg-cellent week, this week.  Starting with our Easter Communion, which the children sang beautifully.  Our egg team building activities, were so much fun, there were characters made from eggs and disco divas with lots of glitter.  The children have also made some lovely Easter cards and did lots of fun egg related activities.  Finally finishing our week with the brilliant egg roll, although the best bit was the eating of the eggs.
Unfortunately we have also had to say a sad goodbye to Mrs Parry and a big thank you to Mrs Horwell (who we will still be able to say hello too).
We hope you all have a wonderful Easter break and we look forward to welcoming our new teacher Mr G after the holidays.
Mother's day (29.3.19)
Our French has improved over the last week.  We can now say numbers and colours in French as well as some other simple phrases.
We have been writing our own stories this week based on the Billionaire Boy.  There are some lots of interesting inventions from the children, including a chocolate room and the most comfortable bed ever!  
Our Maths has been challenging, as we have continued with fractions however, the children have all made brilliant progress.
It was lots of fun creating our Mother's day cards and we hope that you enjoy opening them on Sunday, with your breakfast in bed!!
Wish you all a Happy Mother's day and good weekend
Billionaire Boy  (21.3.19)
Wow we are learning a new story, David Walliams Billionaire Boy!  It is about a man who works in a loo roll factory and lives with his son.   He invents something and becomes a Billionaire and they move to a huge mansion.  It's a really funny story that the children are enjoying.
We learnt how to say our colours and numbers to 10 in French and lots of tricky fractions in Maths.
This week has whizzed by.
Enjoy your weekend.
Willy Wonka chocolate room  (14.3.19)
We have been extremely creative this week.  Thank you for providing so many wonderful resources for us to use.  Firstly we designed, before making our own 3d models based on Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.   The children really enjoyed themselves creating their sweets and factories.
In English we wrote our own pieces of persuasive writing, using formal language to try and persuade the reader. Some of our ideas included a swimming pool, nature obstacle course and vegetable gardens in the BB school playground.
Fractions proved a little tricky, but by the end of the week we were comparing equal fractions.
Finally finishing the week with red nose day.  The school looked really bright with all the children wearing red.  It was also great fun starting the day with some dancing.
Enjoy the weekend.
World Book day  (7.3.19)
What a super week!  With pancake races at the beginning of the week, which is always lots of fun, especially trying to toss our pancakes in the air.
We then had World book day, which was a big strange coming to school in our PJ's, but extremely comfortable.  We shared our favourite books with each other and Rainbows came and read with us and made their own books.  In the afternoon it was nice to see so many parents come in and read with our children.
Also this week we have been designing our own yoghurt based snacks and celebrating St Piran's Day on Tuesday.  We learnt all about the amazing story of how St Piran landed in Cornwall and discovered tin.
Have a good weekend.
Eden Project  (28.2.19)
Wow what a brilliant start to the new half term, with a trip to Eden Project in the sun.  We started the day in the Rainforest Biome and as the sun was shining through the glass it looked like we were actually in the rainforest, complete with the heat!  
After a lovely lunch, we attended a chocology workshop.  We learnt about the history of chocolate and played some games, before going into the Rainforest Biome to find clues, dress up and answer a quiz.  Our prize at the end was to taste some delicious chocolate.  We all had a brilliant day.
Also this week we have been looking at persuasive text and what is included in the text.  In Maths we have concentrated on calculating the area of shapes.
As part of our topic work, we got to taste different yoghurts before designing our own.
Enjoy the weekend.
Last week of half term  (15.2.19)
Well that half term has flown by.  We have seen all types of weather from sunshine to snow and the days are finally getting longer.
We have all been working really hard this half term and enjoying our topic of `Is chocolate a treat?  Learning all about teeth and digestion to what foods are healthy for us.
Our writing is brilliant and we are all making amazing progress.
On our first day back after half term we will be visiting Eden project and completing a `chocolate' workshop!
Have a great half term holiday.
Bible Presentation (7.2.19)
The year 3 children received their Bible's this week, during a special assembly.  Thank you if you were able to come along and enjoy this occasion with us.  The Bible's will now stay with your child during their time in Bishop Bronescombe.
We designed a healthy meal as part of our Topic work and looked at the different types of food and how they help our bodies.  Did you iknow that Carbohydrates give us energy and we should be eating 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables a day.
Our children are all poets now, as we have been looking at writing our own poems in English.  As well as looking at the different types of poetry there is.
Have a good weekend.
Cornish workshop (24.1.19)
It was World Religion week and we looked at the different religions around the World and the similarities and differences.  A few of us were lucky to try on some outfits ie a Sari, (which proved difficult as we was unsure how to wear it).
We was also lucky to attend a Cornish workshop, where we learnt about famous Cornish people.  For instance Bob Fitzsimmons who is still the Lightest Heavyweight Champion of the World.  Also Rowena Cade who constructed, with the help of her gardener, the Minack Theatre near Porthcurno.
We have also been estimating and the practising the inverse of different calculations in Maths.  Our digestive system in Topic, has been fascinating  to find out how our bodies digest food.
We hope you have a good weekend.
Teeth (17.1.19)
In Topic work this week we have been looking at teeth!
Do you know the names of all your teeth?  Well we found out their names and functions as well as how they help with the aid of our digestion. Did you know that our molars are used for chewing and grinding our food.
We have been focusing on word problems in Maths and how to solve them using division or multiplication.
Also this week we have been writing our own innovated stories, which have made some fantastic reading.
Have a great weekend.
New year (14.1.19)
Welcome back to a new year and new spring term.  We hope you all had an amazing Christmas.
So a new term means that we are now completing a new topic.  This term our topic question is 'Is chocolate really a treat?'  I think you will agree that it is a good topic as everyone loves chocolate.
We started the term with chocolate tasting and making our own chocolate creations.  Which we then got to eat in the afternoon whilst watching Charlie and the chocolate factory.  This book is also our class story for the half term and the children have been busy learning to re-tell the story.   We also received a extract from the original story that was not included in the book, about the invention of a spotty powder.  As a result we are now inventing our own factory and product.
Maths has been abit complicated as we have been learning to complete the bus stop method, when working out division.


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