Class Torridge - Year 4, 5 & 6

Welcome to Class Torridge's page! Class Torridge comprises of Year 4, 5 and 6 children and is taught by Mrs Benham. Miss Martyn, Miss Gover and Mrs Webber and Mrs Kellaway are the class teaching assistants. Find out about the latest news and events from the class and who has received awards below. 
2nd January 2024
Non Pupil Day
3rd January 2024
Spring Term begins
5th February
Tempest class photographs
12th to 16th February 2024
Half Term
7th March 2024
Weighing and Measuring for Reception and Year 6
15th March 2024
Red Nose Day
28th March 2024
Easter service in the church and the last day of term
29th March to 12th April 2025
Easter Holiday
This term, Class Torridge have really demonstrated what Friendly Flick they truly are by helping around the school. From tidying the PE shed and sorting the library, to helping to run stalls  at this year's Christmas fayre, we're never short of volunteers and we love their enthusiasm to get involved! Thank you Bratton Fleming helpers!
Year 6 Girls Football Competition
December 2023
Well done to our Year 6 girls - Daisy, Fern, Isla and Maddie - who represented Bratton at the Barnstaple Schools Girls Football Competition today. After forming a team with some of the pupils from Orchard Value Primary School, the girls did us proud, playing with determination and respect. It was a great day of football with Bratton coming 9th. Well done!
Mental Health Support Teams in Schools (MHST)
December 2023
This term, Class Torridge have experienced workshops led by Ness Newman. Ness is an Educational Mental Health Practitioner (an EMHP) for the Devon Partnership Trust NHS, who's aim is to support mental health in primary schools. 
As part of their workshops, the class have explored emotions that we can experience and have considered how '10-a-day' can help them to sustain a positive mental health.
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Level 1 & 2 Bikeability Training
November 2023
Well done to some of the Year 5 and 6 pupils who took part in their Level 1 & 2 Bikeability training this week.
The instructors, Neil and Ian, were really impressed by their attitudes & behaviour whilst completing the training and were delighted to announce they all passed with flying colours!
Year 5 & 6 St George's House Residential - Day 5
November 2023
After breakfast and a spot of packing, the children spent their final morning on the beach, playing games and enjoying some dry weather before heading home.
All the pupils have embodied our learning powers this week, showing kindness, curiosity, tenacity and skilfulness. They really have been superb representatives of our school and should be proud of all they have accomplished! Go Team Torridge!
Year 5 & 6 St George's House Residential - Day 4
November 2023
On Thursday, cereal, toast and crumpets were on offer for breakfast followed by a day full of on-site activities. As well as a building challenge, a giant marble run and parachute games in the morning, the children experienced fencing, archery, drama games, a volleyball-inspired game and a pool challenge in the afternoon.
Year 5 & 6 St George's House Residential - Day 3
November 2023
After munching on cereal, toast and croissants, we ventured out to Exmoor where we walked from Hillsford Bridge to Watersmeet and then on to the Valley of the Rocks. Enroute, we stopped off at Lymouth to eat our lunch before enjoying a spot of shopping and exploring the Lynmouth Flood Museum. Chicken, potatoes, carrots and broccoli was served for dinner, followed by chocolate cake and ice-cream. In the evening, the children enjoyed some free-time and Hide and Seek.

Year 5 & 6 St George's House Residential - Day 2

November 2023

On Tuesday, the children fuelled their bodies with cereal, toast and pancakes before surfing at Putsborough Beach and canoeing at a nearby lake.  Dinner consisted of homemade spaghetti bolognaise and flapjack – yummy! In the evening, the children participated in a quiz, pool and table tennis.


Year 5 & 6 St George's House Residential - Day 1
October 2023
On Monday 30th October, some of the Year 5 and 6 pupils arrived at St George’s House ready for a week of activities! In the morning, we headed to Putsborough Beach to play games and enjoy lunch before driving to Baggy Point for rock scrambling in the afternoon. After a delicious dinner (sausages, wedges, beans and peas) and some scrumptious ice-cream, we got to experience a moonlit walk around Georgeham.
This term, Class Torridge have written biographies.
The pupils began by learning about the features of biographies and practised identifying these within examples.
They researched their chosen celebrity, gathering information about their childhood, journey to fame, achievements and current situation.
As a team, we worked together to produce a model text that the pupils could draw upon when drafting their own pieces.
Take a look at the some of their work below!
NSPCC - Speak out. Stay safe.
October 2023
This month, the pupils have participated in the NSPCC's 'Speak out. Stay safe.' online programme. This consisted of an online assembly followed by classroom based activities that enabled each pupil to demonstrate what they had learnt. Using some of the pupil's superb art work, a whole school display can now be seen in our school hall.
International Maths Day
March 2023
To celebrate International Maths Day, each class spent some of the day exploring maths-based activities and Class Lyn, Class Taw and Class Torridge even took part in a large game of bingo.

Fire Safety Talk
March 2023
This month, the school were fortunate to have a visit from an ex-teacher - Mrs Gosling - who delivered a fab fire safety talk! The children loved seeing Mrs Gosling again and learnt so much about staying safe.

Comic Relief House Group Day
March 2023
On Friday 17th March, Bratton Fleming C. P. School participated in a carousel of sporting activities to raise money for Comic Relief:
  • Clubbercise - Mrs Sluman
  • Yoga - Mrs Webber and Mrs Kellaway
  • Circuits - Mr Pryke
  • Indoor workout - Mrs Benham
A huge WELL DONE to the following pupils from Class Torridge who received certificates for their efforts:
Year 5:
  • Daisy
  • Marni
  • Maddi
  • George
  • Alex
  • Jack
  • Carter
Year 6:
  • Layla
  • Lilly
  • Poppy
  • Tyler
  • Dexter
  • Leo
  • Alfie
All the children did extremely well and it was great to see the KS2 children really supporting and encouraging those lower down the school.

World Book Day
March 2023
Wow! What a superb World Book Day we had! After Singing Assembly and Music with Mrs Baker, the World Book Day activities commenced. Not only did the pupils design book covers inspired by Tom Gates, they also made biscuits inspired by books including Shackleton's Journey.
In the afternoon, we explored how books are transformed into film and enjoyed reading by the "fire" with a hot chocolate and marshmallows.

Look at some of our amazing costumes!
Can you recognise all the different characters?
From Doctor Who and Cruella de Vil to Wednesday Adams and Kaleb Cooper, we had such a range!

Jack came dressed as himself after writing his own book at home:
a great short story about a time traveller who joins the police force.

Enjoying a hot chocolate with mini marshmallows whilst reading!

Baking and illustrating!

Let's Share Books
February-March 2023
At Bratton Fleming, we like to share books, so in the lead up to World Book Day, Class Taw and Class Torridge enjoyed reading books with Class Bray and Class Lyn.