Welcome to Teyr!
Teyr class is a Year 4 class taught by Mrs Taylor.
Mrs. Gartside teaches us on a Wednesday afternoon to cover Mrs Taylor's PPA.
Miss Smith and Mr Tanser are our brilliant classroom assistants.
-Our PE day is Monday. Please make sure that your PE kit is in school every week.
-New homework is set every Friday. Please make sure your homework is handed in by Wednesday.
-Spellings are sent home every Monday. We have a weekly spelling test on a Friday.
Class News Week Ending 6/7/2018
Who can believe we have just 2 weeks to go until the end of the year!
Here are some pictures of our fabulous surfers at Sennen Cove on Tuesday.
Teyr class news W/E 22nd June 2018
Teyr and Peswara classes are full steam ahead with practice for their production: 'The Pied Piper of Pendeen', tickets for which will be on sale from Teyr class, before and after school, from Monday 2nd July.
The performances will be on Tuesday 17th July: an afternoon performance at 1:30pm and an evening performance at 6:30pm.
We've also been learning La Frowda songs - the lyrics and music can be found at: http://www.cornwallheritagetrust.org/education/cornish-songs-in-schools/ should your lovelies look bored at any point in the next couple of weeks!
Their homework this week is to practise their lines for the play and even where they don't have a line, they'll need to know which scenes they're in as rats, birds and citizens - everyone has a part to play in this extravaganza!
Thanks again for sending in fabulous young minds who astound me in new ways every single day!
Teyr class news W/E 15th June 2018
This week, Teyr class were visited by Delia and Sonja from the Cornish Plastic Pollution Coalition. Such a brilliant workshop! The children learned so much about why plastic affects our coastline and marine life.
We were astounded to learn that Lego that spilled into the sea 21 years ago is still turning up along Cornish beaches completely intact and we even played with some of it. It showed us just how long plastic lasts in our oceans.
Teyr Class News W/E 8th June 2018
Well, this week we started by exploring a special object found by Mrs Taylor on the beach over the weekend. She found some kind of treasure chest and in English, we’ve been trying to figure out the origins of the chest as we have the clue ‘NT’ on the back.
In Maths, we have been exploring statistics and the different ways we can present information. Teyr have been joined in maths by the class mates in year 5 who will make up our new Peswara class in September.
We have started exploring fitness in PE and we’re making the most of the warm weather by practising circuits on the field.
Our Coasts topic is in full swing, we were bowled over by the brilliant homework the children completed over the half term break and I am so glad to teach a class with such supportive adults at home - thank you!
Oh and brilliant news, we came second this week for the school attendance cup - a massive improvement for Teyr - and we’re hoping we can smash it this week.
Our class novel this this half term is Song of the Dolphin Boy and it gave me goose pimples mid-week to hear children begging to read on. It’s clearly capturing their imagination!
Dates for the diary:
Blue Reef Aquarium trip on Tuesday 26th June 2018.
Children have been given a letter today via satchel mail with all the details.
Visit it from the Cornish Plastic Pollution Coalition in class on Thursday 14th June 2018.
Summer 2 Topic
This, the last half term of the year, sees us studying ‘Coasts’ in Teyr class.
In English, we’ll be reading ‘Song of the Dolphin Boy’ by Elizabeth Laird, inspiring us to write fantasy stories, realistic settings and persuasive letters.
In maths, we shall study units on Statistics, Geometry and Position and Direction.
In science, we’ll study living things and their habitats, taking a ‘coastal’ theme to explore local wildlife.
In topic lessons, we shall be investigating coast lines, producing coast inspired art work and understanding the impact that plastics are having on British coastlines. We shall also produce some water-inspired music!
I hope to be able to take the class to Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay too, but will confirm details nearer the time. We should also get the opportunity to learn to surf on the beautiful Cornish coastline, down at Sennen Cove.
Oh, all of that and the little matter of preparing ourselves for the year 4, 5 and 6 production of ‘The Pied Piper of Pendeen’. Watch this space for updates...
Teyr news W/E 25th May 2018
Wow! What a half term and how hard the children have worked! It has been such a delight to get to know Teyr class and I am looking forward to starting our new topic - Coasts - with them after the break. We have some exciting things ahead!
This week, children have been experimenting with free-writing skills - a chance for them to simply write and share their ideas and they have produced some fantastic results. We've been working on how to use a dictionary and look up words - which will be a skill they'll need as they move into year 5 in September.
We've been busy finishing off our topic work by producing a piece of digital work to showcase all they have learned this half term about Africa and Electricity.
The children were brilliant following the disappointing news that Sports Day had been postponed, we spent the time honing our story writing skills and experimenting with painting techniques.
I hope you all have a wonderful half term break and can't wait to see you back safe after the holiday!
Teyr News - W/E 18th May
This week, our class has been joined by year 5 children from Peswara as year 6 completed their SATS. They have produced some brilliant non-chronological reports based on Africa, learning how to do research and pick the important information out of longer texts.
In maths, we’ve tackled time, a tricky concept for some, but with help from adults at home too, they have had a successful week - thank you grown ups for your support!
In RE, Teyr have produced their own version of a Hindu God, in order to understand how different gods are worshipped in the Hindu faith. In PE, we have practised for some of the events at sports day next week - we have brilliant athletes who I’m sure will do well next Friday!
Teyr News W/E 11th May 2018
This 4-day week in Teyr has been a busy one. Children have been brilliantly predicting what materials will or will not conduct electricity. They have been experimenting with buzzers and fans in simple and parallel circuits and I think it’s safe to say we might have one or two budding electricians in our midst!
I have been inspired by the perseverance and resilience shown by everyone - particularly in maths where we have been practising our problem solving and reasoning skills using money and then moving onto time with children out on the field estimating and timing activities to develop their concept of duration.
It would be a huge help if adults at home could continue to support time telling at home so they become time telling experts (or Time Lords, for the Doctor Who fan in me!)
Thank you Teyr Class for continuing to amaze and inspire me; I am lucky to have such a fantastic job with such a wonderful class!
Some pictures of our learning this week; play-script writing and African drumming performances.
News from the classroom
Week ending 04/05/2018
In English this week, we have been preparing to write play scripts next week by familiarising ourselves with the features. Ask the children to tell you all about Miss Smith’s and Mrs Taylor’s comical performances! Our playscripts will be based on our class novel, Journey to J’burg - watch this space for some final pieces next week!
In maths, money talks! We have been solving challenging problems including estimating to the nearest pound, ordering and comparing money and using four operations.
In topic, the children have ‘tried their hand’ at African-style drumming with Djembe drums and created some beautiful African pattern using a wax resist batik style. Pop into the class to see them on display.
In science, Teyr children slightly side tracked us into figuring our which materials conduct electricity and learned how switches work.
Yet another brilliant week with such an inspiring bunch of young people! Have a fantastic weekend and remember the advice from the RNLI assembly to stay safe in the water. See you Tuesday!
News from the classroom
Week ending 27th April 2018
Teyr class have worked so hard this week. I've been pleased to give out pen licences for children who have shown great improvements in their handwriting and I have a watchful eye on some children who are very close indeed! Keep going!
In English we've been finalising our narrative poems and trying to control rhythm and rhyme, which we've found quite a challenge but I'm really pleased that no-one has given up. In maths, we've had a busy week learning to work with decimal numbers, ordering, comparing and making them into a whole number.
Science on Thursday afternoon was a joy! Following last week's investigation, the class were given chance to try to make light bulbs work without much instruction. They rose to the challenge fabulously and in no time at all, they were lighting up our darkened classroom like professionals. Have a wonderful weekend.
Class news - Week ending 20th April 2018
What a wonderful bunch of bright, funny and fabulous children there are in Teyr class!
This week we have been exploring Apartheid in South Africa and Teyr class have been really disappointed to learn that people were not treated equally. We have learnt about Nelson Mandela and his role in ending the injustice. In maths, children have tackled, with confidence and enthusiasm I might add, dividing whole numbers by 10 and 100 and I have been delighted by their resilience. In English we have focussed on poetry, practising rhyme, rhythm and syllable counting so that next week we have all the tools we need to write our own poetry.
Thank you to all the TEYR parents who have welcomed me to Pendeen!
Class News - Summer Term - Week beginning 16th April 2018
I'm so delighted to be starting in Teyr class this term!
Our topic for this half term is Africa. We will be reading 'Journey to Jo'burg' as part of our English lessons and will be creating our own African patterns in Art and Computing. Look out for our amazing presentations at the end of the half term when we will show you all that we have learned about Africa.
In science, we'll be exploring electricity and you might see an impact on your electricity bills at home by the end of the term as they will realise where the electricity comes from and how much it costs!!
Watch this space for all of our exciting adventures!
News from the classroom
Week beginning 26th March
In TEYR Class this week we have looked at dividing and multiplying by 10 and writing a newspaper style report in English. On Tuesday our new teacher, Mrs Taylor, taught us in the morning and we made a TEYR flag. On the last day of term we had a great time at out pyjama party. We wore our pyjamas, snuggled under some covers, cuddled our teddies or unicorns and watched Paddington 2. The film was great, very funny and entertaining. It was made even better as we munched away at Easter eggs – thank you Ms Gartside – and some popcorn. In the afternoon we had an Easter egg hunt. A lovely way to end the term.
Thank you to the pupils of TEYR class for all their hard work these past 6 weeks, I’ve had a great time getting to know you and teaching you. I wish you all the best for the Easter holidays and the future.
News from the classroom
Week beginning 19th March
In TEYR Class this week we have been doing assessment papers in English and Maths. The children did everything to the best of their ability and worked so hard and consistently with such a great can do learning attitude that they have now filled their marble jar. This means the children will now be choosing an activity to do in school on the last day of term as a special treat. We have also successfully completed building our Viking longships. They are looking great with a coat of paint and their shields, masts and sails in place. In Science we experimented with temperatures and looked at what happens when coloured ice melts – the liquid particles mix together.
News from the classroom
Week beginning 12th March
In TEYR Class this week we have been looking at subtracting fractions, including taking fractions away from whole numbers. We wrote up our final versions of our How To Train Your Dragon chapters into our books. In our topic work we have added some more layers of papier mache to our longships and also put on the masts. They’re looking good. On Tuesday we visited Geevor Mine and went to four workshops exploring the history of how the rocks of Cornwall were formed, heard a story about a child miner, had a tour of Geevor and explored some of the clothes and tools men, women and children used to use down the mine. A fascinating trip. Another excellent week.
In TEYR Class this week we have continued looking at improper fractions in maths. We have now extended our fractions knowledge to look at mixed fractions and adding fractions. We have continued to prepare our chapter for How to Train Your Dragon and created our star character and designed and described our scenes for the chapters. In our topic work we have started building our Viking longships and we are clearly going to have a fearsome fleet in a couple of weeks. On Wednesday Sally Crabtree came in to help us celebrate World Book Day (how fantastic the pupils looked in all their finery, thank you for all the hard work you all did with their costumes). The children listened to her songs and then helped her write and sing songs. Then they had great fun creating a gruesome story about a giant. A good week.
In TEYR Class this week we have been looking at improper fractions in maths. The children have been working out how many pizzas they would need for 13 friends to have ¼ each. In English we are building up to writing our own chapter for our class book ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ by looking at how to write speech with the correct pronunciation. We also looked at how to grab the reader’s attention by using fronted adverbials. The children have done a great job and I’m looking forward to reading their chapters when they write them. In our topic work we researched information about Viking longships to prepare for designing and building our own longships. And of course, all the children were absolutely thrilled to play in the snow at break time on Wednesday morning. I had to admire their ambition and creativity as they made snow angels in 1mm of snow! Great fun.