Class Torridge - Year 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. 
Year 5/6 residential to St. George's House
Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November
School Photos
Wednesday 8th November
Tuesday 29th November and Wednesday 29th November
Nativity at St. Peter's Church
Tuesday 12th December
Christmas Dinner & Christmas Jumper Day
Wednesday 13th December
Christingle Service at St. Peter's Church
Thursday 14th December
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.

Autumn Term 2022
This term, Class Torridge have enjoyed visiting Falcons for gymnastics. Each and every pupil has demonstrated what Tenacious Tobies their truly are and were great representatives for the school. Well done, Team Torridge!

London Residential Day 4
October 2022
Once breakfast had been devoured and packing was completed, we headed to the Science Museum for our final adventure. The children were captivated by the science that surrounded them; the Wonderlab was a completely interactive experience which inspired them to see the world around them in new and exciting ways.
After the museum, it was time to head home. All the children had a great time away and were amazing representatives of the school.

London Residential Day 3
October 2022
Today was an incredibly exciting but busy day! We started the morning at the Natural History Museum. We found exhibitions that again linked to previous topics, and we also explored new areas of learning too. 
After lunch on the go, it was a visit to the Shard! Understandably, some of the children were a little apprehensive at this point, but they each showed such courage as they conquered their fears and travelled to the top. We did some sight spotting, enjoyed the wonderful music from a talented pianist and enjoyed a loo with a view.
Next, it was off to Pizza Hut for dinner and then to the theatre to watch Frozen the Musical! The show was incredible and enjoyed by all. We even managed to get a backstage tour where we met none other than Samantha Barks - who plays Elsa - herself! What a memorable day had by all!

London Residential Day 2
October 2022
After a filling breakfast, we headed to the Houses of Parliament. We began the morning with a tour and a Q&A with our local MP - Selaine Saxby before seeing the House of Commons in action from the viewing gallery. The children also got to meet Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Deveopment Affairs - James Cleverly and Secretary of State for Education - Kit Malthouse.
After lunch on the bus, it was off to the Museum of London where the children reflected on some of their previous History topics.
Next, it was another delicious meal at the hotel before seeing London at night! As well as the many beautiful bridges this city has to offer, the children were wowed by Oxford Street, the West End, Harrods and of course, the car showrooms!

London Residential Day 1
October 2022
The 6:30am start meant children were a little quiet for the journey ahead, but as we reached London early afternoon, they certainly came alive. The children were enthused and fascinated by the sights surrounding them, with comments like, 'Look at that building' filling the coach. It was a long journey to London, but the children were brilliant at keeping one another entertained.
When we finally arrived in London, Base Studios was our first destination. Here, the pupils participated in a theatre workshop, which mustered much laughter and giggling across the group, and had the chance to interview a previous cast member from Frozen the Musical - Hannah Fairclough.
To end the day, we headed to the hotel where the children were able to enjoy a delicious meal before settling down for the night. 

Mental Health Support Teams in Schools (MHST)
October 2022
Today, the Year 6s met with Ness Newman and one of her colleagues. Ness is an Educational Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP for short) who is based at Bratton Fleming Community Primary School every Friday morning. She is part of the Mental Health Support Team for Schools in North Devon and works for the Devon Partnership Trust NHS.
What is mental health? This was the first question the children had to ponder before they watched the video below. The class considered how many things they did from the '10-a-day' poster and what things help them to sustain a positive mental health. Finally, the Year 6s thought about how different scenarios can make them think and feel differently, and they were all beautifully open and honest about this.

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