Year 4

Mrs Helen Prince

Class Teacher

Hello! My name is Helen Prince and I’m very excited to have joined St Newlyn East and be teaching Year 4. Originally I’m from the North East of England but have moved around a fair bit. I’m super excited to have finally have achieved a dream of settling on the north coast of Cornwall with my husband!

I’m currently in my sixth year of teaching after beginning my career in Devon as a Year 2 teacher and then latterly moving to the UAE to teach Year 3 aged pupils in Abu Dhabi.

I am passionate about the outdoors and endeavour to incorporate this into my teaching as much as possible. I’m a trained Forest School leader and love to use outdoor education where I can. Outside of teaching I love to surf, mountain bike in the forest and trail run along our gorgeous coastline. I also love to travel when I can and see what our fabulous world has to offer.

Mrs Jenny Reeves

Teaching Assistant

Miss Louise Gerth

Teaching Assistant

Summer Term 1 2019
Topic - Camp Kernow
WB 13.05.19
Citizen - JJ for amazing Literacy work on homophones and trying really hard in general in class this week!
WB 06.05.19
Citizen - Elsie for showing great times tables skills and independence in her work.
W/B 29.04.19
This week we have started a new Literacy topic related to stories in a historical setting.  We have focused on a story called 'Runnaways' set in Victorian times and have looked at various features to do with the text.  In Maths we have been learning about different types of triangles as well as quadrilaterals.  In PE we have started learning how to play Rounders and will be learning various skills to enable us to play the game effectively over the next few weeks.  In Geography we have started learning about different types of settlement and we will be relating this to what we have learned at Camp.  We also had a great time looking at the photos from Camp and reminiscing of what fun we had!
Citizen - Alexus for demonstrating how mush she has learnt and remembered from Camp as well as being a caring friend to her classmates. 
W/B 22.04.19 - Camp Kernow
What a week we had!  A truly fantastic time was had by all at Camp Kernow this week!
The children showed great maturity and perseverance in taking part in so many activities including archery, fire lighting, tree climbing, rock climbing, den building and nature walks.   We also got to meet two very special visitors - a buzzard and a barn owl and some of us were even able to have the magnificent birds fly directly to us!
The children also learned about renewable energy and made their own wind turbines as well as foraging for dinner before cooking and washing up!
We had great sing songs around the camp fire while toasting marshmallows and eventually went home exhausted but satisfied with three full days of fun.
Watch this space for photos or check out St Newlyn's Twitter page.
Spring Term 2 2019 - Roman Revolution 
W/B 25.03.19
This week we have been continuing to learn about decimals in Maths and have been dividing decimals by 10 and 100.  In Literacy we have evaluated crime scene evidence and the children have taken part in meaningful discussions about what makes evidence reliable or flawed.  We have also been looking at Volcanoes in Geography and the human body in Science.  We have made the most of the sunny weather where can by doing some PE outside and enjoying our Daily Mile in the Spring warmth. 
Citizen of the week: Violet - for consistent hard work in everything you do. A super role model!
W/B 18.03.19
This week Year 4 have been continuing to learn about the Romans with particular emphasis on some of the Roman Gods and Goddesses.  We have renamed our tables as Gods and Goddesses as well as designing our own Roman God.  We have taken our Maths learning outside this week through putting our knowledge of decimals into practice by timing ourselves and our friends to complete exercises.  In Literacy the children have completed their very own amazing playscripts based on the Wolf in Little Red Riding Hood being put on trial.  
Citizen of the week: Jess!
Well done Jess for your quick thinking in Maths and being such a kind and selfless friend! 
Please follow this link for more information about the Year 4 camp in April: