Welcome to Fistral's class page. We hope you love seeing the work of those within the class.

Teacher: Mr Brown

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Smale

A huge welcome to Fistral Class.

Please scroll down to see just a snippet of the fantastic learning taking place in Fistral class this term. Please also click on the tabs to see work from previous terms.

19.12.19 - Mr Brown and Mrs Smale are INCREDIBLY proud of the children this term. They have had tests, performances and 8 weeks of hard work. 

We wish all children a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

File icon: doc Topic Sir Francis Drake Age of Exploration KO [doc 720KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Spring Term Planner Year 56 [docx 53KB] Click to download

SATS powerpoint

Please see the powerpoint below with information about the SATS in May.

File icon: pptx Amended SATs Presentation 1 [pptx 3MB] Click to download

Accelerated Reader

This term, Accelerated Reader (AR) was introduced to help engage the pupils with reading. The children take a 'quiz' to determine their reading understanding and they are then given a 'Book Level' range. This book level range indicates the books that the children should be reading.

Book, Book Level and Points

When the children have chosen a book, based on their book level range (which can change when they take their termly quiz) the children read the book in school and at home.

When they've completed a book, they will 'Quiz'.


The Quiz checks the understanding of the book. The more questions your child gets correct, the more chance they have of earning 'points'. 

After they've completed a quiz, the children will then be able to get another book out similar to their book level.

Have you ever seen the inside of a heart?

We were incredibly grateful to Mrs Rabson as she let us borrow Mr Rabson for an afternoon.

Mr Rabson, a local paramedic, came into Fistral class to talk about the heart and its many functions. Not only that but he brought in a pig's heart to dissect and explain, in great detail, about how the heart works. It really is quite a unique and special organ. 

Alongside the explanation of how the heart works, Mr Rabson also spoke about how diet and exercise can impact on our heart. A really wonderful afternoon. 

Active Maths

Maths - traditionally, multiplication at Year 5 and 6 level is already a well developed skill that, along with learnt times tables and division facts, can be done quite simply in maths books/sheets and so on.

After mastering their 2 x 2 and 3 x 2 digit multiplication, the children were challenged to crack a code that involved solving multiplication questions and finding an answer on a corresponding code question sheet. There were over 15 questions and the children fantastically put into practice the skills that they had learned within prior maths lessons. A huge well done.

Playdough + Learning about the Heart = Obviously making a heart

As part of the science topic this term, the children were learning about the heart for the first time in detail this term.

The heart is a very complex organ within our body and understanding it easily can be tricky as there are many chambers and several different things doing different jobs.

So, obviously playdough was a natural choice to try and make it easier for the children to understand.

After explanations and a few videos, the children were given the chance to make their very own hearts. A lot of fun was had and after making the hearts, the children had to write down a brief explanation of the heart and how it works.

Children in Need - Fistral's Contribution 

As part of Children in Need day on Friday 15th November, all classes were tasked with creating a sponsored activity.

I'm not quite sure how it was agreed, but as a class we decided to do fitness ... for a whole hour!

Starting at 11.00am, our maths lesson went ahead as planned. However, there was a twist. Anybody could do 'fitness' in a corner of the classroom. The rule being that when they were tired/had enough/wanted to change, they simply had to shout 'Change' and another member of the class would step in without the sequence becoming broken.

Amazingly, the children lasted a whole hour of doing fitness. An incredible achievement. Now, the intepretation of fitness went from push ups to flossing and dabbing but the children were active for a full hour! A huge well done.