Welcome to Class 5

Welcome to class 5! 

In Class 5 the teacher is Mr Varker and our TAs are Mrs Murley, Mrs Hughes and Mrs Kearey.

Thank you for the support with all aspects of your child's learning last term.  This term we will be learning about 'Cornish Mining' - in class we will focus on tin mining however our homework project is to focus on china clay mining.  Our topic will begin with a visit from the education team at Geevor Tin Mine, this will be followed up by a visit to the mine itself.  Our topic will finish with an open day at Geevor Mine for parents and carers when the children will lead guided tours of the mine. Also this term Class 5 will be taking part in the St. Piran's parade and concert.

Please make sure that your child has PE kit in school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. There is NO swimming again this academic year for Class 5.

Attached to our page is a topic leaflet that highlights all of the different learning that will happen this half term, it also has a list of key dates.  A paper copy has been sent home with your child so please keep an eye out for this.


This half term our topic is 'Tudors'.  We will start the topic by experiencing life as both rich and poor Tudors. The day will include cooking some 'Pottage', making our own paper Tudor roses, listening to some lute music, learning a song about Tudors, wearing some Tudor style clothing and decorating our class room as a Tudor house.

We will also be going on a trip to Falmouth so that we can visit the Maritime Museum and Pendennis Castle, where we will take part in some Tudor workshops.

Finally we will be rehearsing a production of Romeo andJuliet. This is part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival and will be performed at the Regal Theatre in Redruth. Please check your child's bag for a letter with more information about this.