St Just Primary School

welcome to Bishop Rock

Class teacher - Mr a matthews

Teaching Assistant Mrs T Hicks

Geevor Trip, panning for gold!




Bishop Rock Curriculum News January 2020


coming soon!



dates for your diary

  • Monday 14th October = Miner's Chapel Visit (weather permitting)
  • Tuesday 15th October = Geevor Visit (wear suitable footwear)
  • Wednesday 16th Ocober = Concert at the Miner's Chapel 2.15 pm start (please wear full school uniform)
  • Thursday 17th October = Cornish Pasty Making


Year 3 & Year 4 Pasty Making with

Mrs Hicks and Miss Brown



Bishop Rock Curriculum News

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a fantastic summer holidays. We are all looking forward to an exciting year ahead.


Our class team this year consists of Mrs Hicks, myself and Mr Curnow, who will be teaching the children on Wednesdays.

Our topic this half term is: Could you survive underground?

We will cover this topic in: Literacy, Geography, Music, History, Art, Design Technology and ICT.



Spellings are tested and go out on Mondays, with the test on Friday mornings.

Each morning we will be doing Phonics/SPAG and Reading Comprehension.

In Literacy we will be looking at what life was like for miners at Levant. We will be creating some joint and individual poems, descriptions, diaries and newspaper reports.





We will be beginning with Place Value work. We will then be looking at column addition and subtraction.

The children work through number bonds each morning when they arrive in school and take the Club 99 times table challenge each week.


Maths Mastery

Exploring Roman Numerials



We will be doing drawings of miners and Levant mine, making clay engine houses and pasties (pretend and hopefully real).






We will have PE in the sports hall on Fri afternoons. Our swimming sessions start after Christmas. Please could children have their PE kits in school at all times during the term.

clint hosking from Geevor



We will be learning how emails work and are sent around the world.





In RE we will be looking at how Christians seek to live their lives in imitations of Jesus.


We will be looking at the location of mines locally and looking in the local area at maps and working out where the Levant mine workers lived.

School Dinners

Dinners are £2.30 a day (£11.50 all week). We do ask that money for the week comes in on the first day of the week, in an envelope labelled with your child’s name and what days they wish to have dinner. Even if they just have a Friday dinner, it is easier to collect on a Monday. We have spare envelopes in class if you need one. The menu is available on the School Website or ask at the office for a copy.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns. The children have made a very positive start to the year and I am looking forward to see all the fantastic work they produce in the year ahead!

All the best

Mr Matthews