Bishop Bronescombe C of E School

Phoenix - Year 4

Mr Hobbs

Assistant Head and Teacher

My favourite book is Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. I must have read it five or six times and love reading it to my class. Michael goes on an incredible adventure sailing around the world with his family but disaster strikes. I love the adventure Michael has and there are some brilliant cliff hangers. It’s definitely a book you can’t put down.

Mr Keyes


I've found it impossible to narrow down my favourite book to just one! When I was growing up I absolutely loved the Famous Five; I wanted to join the children (and dog) on all of their adventures! I think Harry Potter is great (I like the third one best) and I'd love to visit Hogwarts one day. Michael Morpurgo has written some incredible stories, Kensuke's Kingdom is probably my favourite. Of course all of Roald Dahl's books are brilliant, I think George's Marvellous Medicine and The Magic Finger are the ones I most enjoy. I've always wanted to make a giant potion like George does in the story and see what would happen if I gave it to someone to drink!

Mrs Manton

Support staff

I love reading using my kindle, especially before I go to sleep at night. I like lots of different genres of books from thriller and crime to books that make me laugh out loud. Gardening books are also a favourite, as I dream of all the lovely plants I could grow in my garden.

It is great to see all the children back after the summer break. We have lots planned this half term. As always  we will enjoy getting to know our new class over the first few days. In Maths the first topic is Number and Place Value where we will look at different sized numbers and rounding. In English we will be looking at and performing some poetry.
Our topic this term is the Stone Age through to the Iron Age and during the first few days we will practice some Stone Age drawing. In Geography we will learn about maps and compasses and in Science we'll look at how we can classify living things.
We'll keep you updated with everything via Dojo as always and please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Many thanks
The Phoenix Team
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. 


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