St Just Primary School

Bishop Rock

It's the Summer Term already and time for our final two topics of the year, the first is detailed below in outline for you.  The second , after Half Term is entitled, "Dragons, Fact or Fiction?" so please keep your eyes peeled for anything dragon related!

Building upon our fantastic residential at the end of last term, we shall continue to promote outdoor learning and already have a few plans underway, details to follow!

 

Do you like chocolate?  Do you know where it comes from, or how it's made?

Following a visit by Darren, from Food of the Gods, a local chocolate maker, we do!  Why not get your child to explain the photos in the slideshow below...

We hope you enjoyed the Lafrowda celebrations as much as we did.  Just look at our amazing lions!  Great teamwork, impressive artwork I am sure you will agree!

As part of our Summer Term activities we have visited the beach.  The first visit saw us work with the RNLI lifeguards, in a project called Hit the Surf, aimed at promoting beach safety.  The second saw us work with Cornwall Outdoors Staff from the Carnyorth Centre, where we used some of the School's PE Premium to fund a day's Kayaking an Canoeing.  Both were great experiences ~ I expect you wonder why it wasn't like that, "in our day!"

To launch our topic we have been exploring the Amazon and have created some amazing monoprints and block prints.

Spring Term 2017

Welcome to the Bishop Rock (Year 4) page.  We hope you will enjoy looking at the children's work and watching as it develops throughout the year.  

This page also contains details of our topics, termly Curriculum Information and a variety of documents which will hopefully be of help to you in supporting your child at home.

This year our class team consists of myself, Mrs Denley and Miss Brown.  Should you wish to contact me, I am available most days after school, or please contact Mrs Stephens in the office.

Many thanks for your ongoing support,

Mr Treneer

This term we had great fun working with Will,Pol and Alice from Golden Tree, learning Cornish using the Tales from Porth books and supporting materials.  The learning culminated in children undertaking a treasure quest  at Penzance, in the lead up to St Piran's Day.


Curriculum Information for Parents

During our locals topic we undertook fieldwork, where we looked for clues about the past.  Why not get your child to tell you all about it?

 

Well....another half term completed and so many things achieved; a great topic, "We're the Dark Ages Dark," to challenge our thoughts about the past.  Making lanterns with the National Trust.  My visit with Mr Bowman to India. And of course somewhere amongst the festivities our play!  To get a feel for what we have achieved why not take a look below!

Take a look at some of our fantastic homework. This week it's potato figures!

 

Homework this term follows a menu of activities,please refer to the link above.  This week's task was to follow a healthy recipe.  Not satisfied with that, these two brought it to  school for lunch.

"It was tasty. Tasty and healthy, said one.

Get your child to explain why we call the last sentences, 'repeat sentences' and explain the effect!

Also we had some amazing, healthy flapjack. Apparently it was delicious with coffee!  Why not try it yourself?

The flapjack was a resounding success with the class!

Many thanks for supporting the children.

 

Great to be back, starting with poetry exploration..... Free Verse and Narrative Poetry.  A new term, yet super focus!

 

In Science we've been finding out all about digestion, just look at the reaction on some of the faces.  Apologies if you are badgered to

repeat the experience at home. Beware it can get me

 

Our Artwork has focussed upon the work of Guisseppe Archimboldo, who painted his employers features as fruit and vegetables.  We sketched and used pastels and we are really proud of the results.

 

Whist the work below is sill in progress, a great piece of fun learning, using a free piece of software. But,be warned.....once you start.....We'll add a longer one when completed. Great for the kids on a wet winter afternoon!