Welcome to Falcon Class
Class Letters UPDATED 08/01/2020
Falcon Class 2019-2020
Mr Holloway & Mrs Spraggs
Happy New Year!
We've already got going with our learning this week in Falcon class! We've started by learning and performing a poem - Amulet by Ted Hughes - together, creating artistic city skylines showing multiplication arrays, and Scratch-ing (an awful Computing joke there) our programming itch!
A New Quest!
Refreshed after the holidays, we are back at it again with our new quest:
What was life like in the Stone Age / Iron Age / Bronze Age?
We have got stuck right in! From our initial lesson examining images of artefacts to spark questions...
to carefully washing mucky dinosaurs (to practice imperative verbs)...
and practicing reading and following instructions by making woolly mammoths.
In PSHE we were looking at the bonds formed between us within our class community and outside (e.g clubs, parties, where we live). We formed a circle and threw a ball of string to someone we had a bond with, saying what our bond was. This formed a web showing the ways we are all connected. We also had to practise listening and taking turns as we discussed the bonds we were learning about.
We found such bonds as:
"We are best friends."
"We have playdates together."
"We are cousins."
"We go swimming together."
"We have run in the same races."
As Remembrance Day approaches, we have also been making poppies for our school display (visible in our dining hall windows) inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe's poppy paintings.
Falcon Class Autumn 1
It has been a busy half-term for Falcon class! We have learned all sorts about volcanoes, rocks, the layers of the Earth and more! We have also been busy brushing up our place value, addition and subtraction skills in Maths; in English we have written our own narratives inspired by The Pebble in My Pocket and we are currently finishing of a newspaper report after reading Escape from Pompeii.
Quest WOW Experiments
At the start of the term, we took part in a series of mysterious experiments designed to get us thinking about what it could be. We came up with some interesting ideas: jelly? Robots? Fizzy drinks? What could it be?!
Place Value, Adding & Subtracting
This term has seen us focus on being able to identify place value in numbers and explore different methods for addition and subtraction. We have used a range of resources and technology to help us.
We have explored the use of our collage and watercolour painting skills this half-term to create art inspired by our journey to the center of the Earth.
Summer Overview for Falcon
Spring Term - Wild, Wonderful World
Look at this week’s issue of The Week Junior - a great article about Ancient Egypt! It will be arriving in Falcon class on Monday! Tell me one fantastic fact to earn yourself 3 house points!
Look at our fantastic Flo!! Falcon Class are so proud of your attitude towards others, you have made a real difference to the lives of others, well done
Mabel's Grandparents kindly let us borrow the traditional Egyptian clothes that they got whilst visiting Egypt a few years ago.
We talked about the different fabric and designs used. The children really enjoyed dressing up!
We have started using Studyladder in Falcon class. This letter explains how to log on and also gives further information. Log ins have been given to the children.
Mrs Smith brought in her Brownie sash from when she was a Brownie (24 years ago!!) to show the class. Beth also brought hers in (a little more up to date!) and talked us through all of the wonderful awards she had received. Well done Beth!
We have been working hard on our reasoning about shapes this week! We've made posters about different sorts of triangles, and then we did some true or false challenges. Can you explain your reasoning?
We have been using our new all weather running track.
As a school we are hoping to run the equivalent distance of travelling to Zambia. Currently Falcon have done 407 laps so far, which equals 81,400m!
Falcon's Favourite Facts and Fiction!
We have been thinking about our favourite book in Falcon class and have been creating front covers ready for a display in the Library! Keep your eye out for our fabulous designs!
What is your favourite book?
Here are some works in progress...
The Life Education bus visited us on the 13th September. We learnt about the brain and all of the important jobs it does. We also learnt about the effects of drugs and alcohol on the body.
We are all really proud of Florrie as she has achieved her entry level Classical Ballet award with distinction!
Well done Florrie, what an achievement!
In our Quest this term, we are looking at Ancient Egypt and learning about Who the Egyptians were, What life was like for them, What Mummies were, Who Tutankammun was, Which Gods the Egyptians believed in and also how they used Hieroglyphics to write.
We have been lucky enough to be able to look at different artifacts from North Africa. Below is a photo of Dante, Isabella and Darcy in traditional Egyptian dress.