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Class 4's Residential 2022

What an exciting and busy few days away we have had! I hope you enjoy looking through the pictures together. The children were an absolute pleasure- even with minimal sleep on the first night! They challenged themselves with many new experiences and made lots of fabulous memories with their friends. 



































 


Residential Trip 

Day 2



Class 4 enjoyed their morning at The Big Sheep,  the high ropes, and climbing wall. They also squeezed in mountain boarding, archery and riffle shooting. What a busy day! 

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Residential Trip 

Day 1 

Class 4 arrived safe and sound and have had an awesome first day at Bideford Adventure Centre. 

Fingers crossed they are worn out enough to get some sleep! 



 


Week ending 17th June 2022 

Hello everyone,

 

We’ve had a busy week in Class 4 with the excitement building for our upcoming residential. The children have taken the chance to ask any questions they had regarding the kit list or the general structure of the time away. 

It’s a busy few weeks so please ensure you check the dates section and Mrs Orme’s Head’s blog on this website to keep you informed.   


Please note that the Class 4 performance, which they have just finished writing, along with the Year 6 leavers’ presentation will be in the afternoon on Thursday 21st. All Class 4 parents are invited to this event, where Class 4 children will share their play followed by a presentation to celebrate our year 6 children, which all Class 4 parents may stay for.

 

The class have been extremely busy writing their play. It is all their own ideas- please take this into consideration when watching in July!!! During parts of our English and guided reading sessions we have learnt about the key features of play scripts along with writing the script and adding stage directions. We are now in the editing and improving stages where we will be running through the script and making improvements and adding annotations for extra stage direction etc.

 

Additionally, in English this week, we continued our learning based on Beowulf. We boxed up the original text and planned our own versions. 

 

This week, to make the most of the sunnier weather, we have taken some of our reading sessions outside.

 

In our maths learning this week, blue groups have been consolidating their understanding of 2d shapes and their properties, using Frayer models to support this. They have then created Keynote presentations on the iPads which they will share with the rest of the class next week. Yellow and orange groups have been learning to calculate the angles on a straight line and around a point whilst red group have learnt about parallel lines and lines of symmetry.

 

In our PSHE lessons this week, we learnt about changes and loss and the associated feelings. We discussed specific scenarios including moving schools and losing a pet. The children empathised with people in these situations and learnt about the stages of grief that can coincide with these feelings. We also continued to learn about healthy relationships and how we can work together without using controlling behaviours. During our outdoor learning time we then put this to the test by working collaboratively to achieve various goals with everyone having a fair chance in the activities.  

In our history learning, we learnt about the Vikings and how they used to live. We learnt about their houses, education, clothes and what they ate and drank. We also used our computing skills to research areas of our own interest which we compared to the present day. 

During our French learning this week we continued our learning of healthy and unhealthy foods.

In our RE lesson, we continued to discuss our beliefs using what we know and understand from a variety of religions.

 

In PE, we continued our focus on athletics. We tried different events in preparation for Sports Day, which is on the 29th of June.

 

Next week, is our Bridge School Games week, where the whole school will be trying to achieve their best sporting performances to score points to compete against the other schools in our trust. Class 4 will be trying their events on Monday afternoon so please ensure trainers are available.

 

Homework has been set on Mathletics and Spelling Shed. Please also continue to practise on TT Rockstars and improve your speed. 

 

A reminder that it is the residential this week! If you have any last-minute worries or questions, please don’t hesitate to email me on sporter@pelyntprimary.co.uk or catch me after school.


***Residential Wednesday- come into school in ‘residential’ clothes, through front office doors into our hall.

***Those not going on the residential may come into school in their outdoor learning clothes. The children have worked with me to create an exciting itinerary of activities


Ms Porter and the Class 4 team

 

Things to remember: 

*Apply sun cream before school and bring some to put on at lunch time.

*Bring a sun hat to school on sunnier days.

*Bring a refillable water bottle each day.

 

*Trainers for Monday

 

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Week ending Friday 10th June 2022 

*Please return residential form- paying particular attention to the medical and allergy section**

Hello everyone

Welcome back to Summer term 2.

Year 6 children loved their trip to Hannafore to have a tennis session with Tom the tennis coach on the courts. It was their first trip out for a while; it was great fun and thoroughly enjoyed by all! They also had a bit of time on the beach too. Interestingly, non-members can play on the tennis courts for a small fee. There will be leaflets out soon regarding tennis events held at the Hannafore courts.

In our maths, all groups have continued to learn about angles. Red, yellow and orange groups have become more confident using protractors to measure and draw angles and blue groups have been solving angle puzzles with their understanding.

During our English learning we have been continuing to learn the story ‘Beowulf’. The children created story maps and put actions to the story to help them remember it.

In our geography learning this week the children created a map showing where the Vikings travelled from and where they invaded. Some children also included key events that happened during the invasions.

In our music lesson, the children used instruments to improvise a piece of music.

In our PE lesson, we started our athletics focus. Sports day is fast approaching- on the 29th of June!

In our PSHE lesson, the children continued their focus on healthy relationships. They learnt about control and power. Please note: our ‘Changing Me’ PSHE focus will start after the residential. An email was sent out regarding the content of this. During our sessions, Class 4 will also be revisiting earlier parts of the KS2 Changing Me PSHE curriculum.

**Well done to our Class 4 competition winners - each child, at school before half term, created a collage of the Queen which was entered into a competition at the village Jubilee celebrations last weekend**

Homework has been set on Mathletics and Spelling Shed. Please also continue to practise on TT Rockstars.

We hope you had a great weekend.
Ms Porter and Class 4 team

 

Things to remember:

*Outdoor learning on Friday afternoon – wear suitable clothes to school. **This will take place before PE.

*P.E. on Wednesday afternoon.

*Ensure you have some wellies or old trainers in school for use on the field – these can then be left on your peg, so they are readily available for outdoor learning opportunities and play times.

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Week ending 28th May 2022 

What a way to end Summer 1... a whole school Jubilee celebration outside in the glorious sunshine! We thoroughly enjoyed creating our Queen collages and decorating cakes and biscuits for the celebration.

We also said farewell to our magnificent Mrs Trevaskis. We will miss her greatly! She has been part of the Pelynt family for 25 years! We wish her well and the best of luck in her retirement; I know she is looking forward to spending plenty of time in her garden and with her family.
Here are some pictures from our last week of Summer 1. We have an extremely busy Summer 2 with our Class 4 residential and lots of other exciting learning opportunities!

We look forward to seeing everybody return after half term on Monday 6th June. Please note that Friday 10th June is an INSET day.
*PE will be on Wednesday this week and outdoor learning will also be on Wednesday this week too. 
*Year 6 children have a morning trip to Hannafore Tennis Club on Wednesday. Please make sure the consent forms are returned on Monday.

We hope you have had a wonderful half term.

Ms Porter and the Class 4 team


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Week ending 20th May 2022 

A massive congratulations to members of Class 4 who took part in Fowey Festival this year. Four of our class won certificates for their work (a picture will be added below soon). The entries were judged by authors and local artists who gave personal feedback to certificate winners. One member of our class, Cammie, not only won KS2 artist of the year but he also won overall ‘Artist of the Year’ fending off 512 other entries! He collected his prizes, along with his framed picture and a signed copy of one of Ellie Jackson’s books, in Fowey last Saturday! Amazing effort all round!

Over the week, we loved taking our spelling lessons outdoors again- finding new and creative ways to practise our spelling words.  

This week, we have been extremely busy starting our new topic, 'Who Were the Vikings?’ The children reflected on what they already know and created ‘Wonder Wall’ questions to help direct their learning. It is set to be an interesting topic which will continue next half term. As part of our new topic, in our history lesson, the children learnt when Vikings were around and where that sits chronologically with other parts of British and world history.

In our science lesson, the children continued their learning about forces, this week, focusing on buoyancy and uplift. They worked scientifically to investigate which shape boat would hold the most load making sure to plan and carry-out the investigation, keeping it as fair a test as possible. The biggest challenge was not getting carried away with how much fun we were having! The children then reflected on their findings and how fair their investigation was and made a conclusion along with suggesting other ideas to investigate in the future. We will be linking this learning to the Viking longships, when we learn about these this coming week!

In our English lessons, we have been focusing on our editing and improving and redrafting skills. It is such an important skill to be able to improve our own and others’ work. Many of us have seen great improvements in our own handwriting too! Keep up the great effort! In our English lessons, we have also started learning the key parts to the epic- Beowulf. Some children used their reading VIPERS summarising skills to retell the story in ‘Scratch’; other children tried to recreate a summarised version of the story in ‘Storyboardthat’. We hope to learn this story off by heart to aid us in our writing process over the coming weeks.

In our maths lessons, we enjoyed learning about properties of shape including different size angles. In our outdoor learning time, we enjoyed pretending to be Vikings looking for treasures! Their weren't many treasures to be found, instead, the children ended up finding parts of the timeline they had been learning about in our history lesson; they had to order the timeline correctly to be the most proficient group of  'Vikings'. 

In our PE lesson, we enjoyed applying our recent learning into game situations. This coming week, our challenge will be to be supportive to our teammates and to show good sportsmanship and respect to the opposition whether we win or lose. 

In our French lesson, we continued our healthy eating focus learning how to say which foods and drinks are or are not healthy options in French.

During our RE lesson, we continued our Christianity and Humanism focus- gaining a better understanding through various activities.

I have set homework on Mathletics and Spelling Shed again this week.

 
We hope you have had a great weekend.
Ms Porter and Class 4 team. 

 

 

Things to remember: 

*PE will be on Thursday afternoons- please bring in a P.E to change into and trainers for the field

*Outdoor learning afternoon on a Thursday afternoon before PE this week – wear outdoor learning clothes to school.

*Jubilee celebration day on Friday- wear red, white and/or blue mufti (or royal attire!) £1 donation.

*Ensure you have some wellies or a change of shoes (and socks if required) in school for use on the field – these can then be left on your peg, so they are readily available for outdoor learning opportunities and play times. We hope to try to run for at least 10 minutes each day so alternative shoes in school are advised!

 

 

 

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Week ending 13th May 2022 

A massive well done to our year 6 children who had their SATs this week. Every child approached each test with determination and positivity. The breakfast club went well throughout the week and the SATs party on Friday, to round the busy week off, was thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you for all the food donations!

Year 5 children have been superstars in the other classes too, supporting the younger children with their learning during testing times. I have received nothing but positive comments from all staff about how helpful they have been.

In English, year 5 children finished writing their explanation texts about various natural disasters and edited and improved them. Some children also shared their final pieces to the whole class.

In maths, year 5 children continued their focus on decimal numbers.  

During our science lessons this week, we have continued our learning about forces. The children worked collaboratively to make a ‘Rube Goldberg’ invention to pop a balloon. They had to include 6 steps and at least 2 simple machines in their creation. They videoed their outcome and noted the different forces at play in the different sections of their machine. It was great to hear the scientific discussions and to see such a variety of ideas of how the balloon could get popped- from a car rolling into it to a pulley system, laced with pins, falling on it.

This week, the children also continued their focus of striking and fielding in PE with Arena, our sports provider. Each child has already improved since their first session!  

During our art lesson, we learnt about Kandinsky and used his pieces of artwork as inspiration for our own artwork that gave us a chance to also consolidate our learning about shape. Additionally, we improved our colour mixing skills by mixing different tones of certain colours for our picture.

I have set homework on Mathletics and Spelling Shed, along with sending out a new homework grid for the next couple of weeks where we will be starting our new topic called, ‘Who were the Vikings?’
We hope you have had a great weekend.
Ms Porter and Class 4 team. 

 

Things to remember: 

*PE will be on Thursday afternoons- please bring in a P.E to change into and trainers for the field

*Forest School on a Friday afternoon – wear forest school clothes to school.

*Ensure you have some wellies or a change of shoes (and socks if required) in school for use on the field – these can then be left on your peg, so they are readily available for outdoor learning opportunities and play times. We hope to try to run for at least 10 minutes each day so alternative shoes in school are advised!

 

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Week ending 6th May 2022 

This week seemed to fly by but on reflection there were quite a few late nights with parents’ consultations happening! It was great to welcome most of you back into the school building after such a long time! I promise Class 4 displays are usually much more engaging than the ‘SATs ready’, bare boards, that you saw during our meetings!  

This week, during our English lessons, year 5 children have been learning about sentence structure whilst continuing their focus on explanation texts. Most children have edited and improved their explanation text being sure that they have used various sentences structures throughout their writing.

Year 6 children have been revisiting key grammatical terminology and identifying types of clauses and word classes. Both year groups thoroughly enjoyed applying their recent learning during a grammar hunt around the field with a challenging hidden message to discover.  

In our maths lessons this week, blue groups have been learning key properties of shape whilst the other maths groups have continued their learning about decimal numbers.

This week in our science lesson, we learnt about Rube Goldberg, who is best known for his popular cartoons depicting complicated gadgets performing simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways. The children used their understanding of forces to design a Rube Goldberg inspired machine to complete a simple task in a complex way. The children labelled key aspects of their design with forces vocabulary and explained how these forces act on their design. In our outdoor learning time, we applied this understanding to make contraptions outside to complete specific tasks. The children’s use of scientific and forces specific vocabulary during these two lessons along with their general collaboration whilst making their contraptions was particularly impressive.  

During our music lesson, the children were exploring glockenspiels with some children rebuilding our instruments from scratch; others used Garage Band to imitate glockenspiels whilst learning and playing a song that we have been focusing on recently with the notes G A and D.

In our French learning this week, the children learnt key words based on unhealthy foods and drinks along with the French words for ‘some’.  

The children enjoyed their RE learning with Mrs Orme; they continued their focus on Humanists and Christians and started to learn their key beliefs.   

The children also enjoyed their striking and fielding PE focus. They improved their confidence throwing and catching along with their striking skills.

 

This week I handed out another maths worksheet for homework based on recent learning. Standard online homework, along with our homework grid for a new topic, will return after SATs week.

 

As many of you know it is SATs week for year 6 children this week. During the testing times year 5 are enjoying the thought of supporting learning in other classes. SATs hasn’t happened for a few years and there are bound to be a few nerves and feelings of worry- just remember- you can only do your best- and we are already so very proud of all your effort.  

 

**A little reminder that the full payment for the June year 5/6 residential is due by May the 11th. I have uploaded a kit list which may help some of you start preparing for the trip. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

*Karate reading – please see the email that was sent out for further information.


Things to remember: 

*Year 6 SATs week W/C 9th May
*After school clubs start this week
*PE will be on Thursday afternoons- please bring in a P.E to change into and trainers for the field

*Forest School on a Friday afternoon – wear forest school clothes to school.

*Ensure you have some wellies or a change of shoes (and socks if required) in school for use on the field – these can then be left on your peg, so they are readily available for outdoor learning opportunities and play times. We hope to try to run for at least 10 minutes each day so alternative shoes in school are advised!

 

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Week ending 29th April 2022 


Welcome Back

This week we have welcomed Mrs Gascoyne into our class. We’ve enjoyed having her support us in our learning.

During our English lessons, year 5 children have been focusing on explanation texts. They have learnt about different genres of writing and the specific key features of explanation texts. Then working in pairs, they have started to plan their own explanation text based on a natural disaster of their choice. Year 6 children have been consolidating their learning of tenses, including perfect and progressive tenses along with learning the active and passive voice.

In our maths lessons, blue groups have finished their ratio and proportion focuses along with revisiting key arithmetic methods. Red, yellow and orange maths groups have been learning about decimal numbers including adding and subtracting them.

This week in our science lesson, we continued our theme of working scientifically. The children planned an experiment testing which fruit would have the biggest ‘volcanic’ eruption. They used a variety of fruit with only one citrus option. Many children predicted the citrus fruit would have the best reaction due to the citric acid reaction with the bi-carbonate soda. After discussing variables as a class, each group focused on their control variables- making sure they tried to make the experiment as fair a test as possible. They then carried out the experiment and reflected on their findings. Following this, in our forest school lesson, the children enjoyed experimenting with the suggestions of what else they could investigate further, which they made in the science lesson. They also sculpted two volcanoes which we ‘erupted’ as a class.  

The children also enjoyed their RE lesson with Mrs Orme; they started a new topic on Humanists and Christians and looked at whether rules are really needed.

The children liked their first striking and fielding PE lesson this term with Dan from Arena, our sports provider.  

This week I handed out a maths worksheet based on recent learning as this week, I have struggled to set the appropriate homework online. I am sure I can get this up and running again for next week!

  

**A little reminder that the full payment for the June year 5/6 residential is due by May the 11th. I have uploaded a kit list which may help some of you start preparing for the trip. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


Things to remember: 

*Parent consultations W/C 2nd May

*Year 6 SATs week W/C 9th May- more information will be sent out on Tuesday
*After school clubs start W/C 9th May
*PE will be on Thursday afternoons- please bring in a P.E to change into and trainers for the field

*Forest School on a Friday afternoon – wear forest school clothes to school.

*Ensure you have some wellies or a change of shoes (and socks if required) in school for use on the field – these can then be left on your peg, so they are readily available for outdoor learning opportunities and play times. We hope to try to run for at least 10 minutes each day so alternative shoes in school are advised!

 

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