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.

Miss Briden

1:1 Support staff

When the big things feel out of control focus on what you love right under your nose.’ - The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse. A book about living courageously with more kindness towards yourself and to others and to spread your wings and follow your dreams - this is my favourite book!

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. 


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