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Welcome to Falcon!

We are a mixed class from years 1&2 and you will find us in the middle of the 3 key stage one classrooms.

 

Our teacher is Mrs Wellon, and our teaching assistants are Mrs Knight, Mrs Scott and Ms Clifford.

Picture 1 Mrs Wellon
Picture 2 Mrs Knight
Picture 3 Ms Clifford
Picture 4 Mrs Scott

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all the new children and families of Falcon class.  We are very much looking forward to working with you all and watching your children flourish and thrive. The new year one children have settled well and are thriving in their new class.

 

We understand the importance of working closely with parents and carers and keeping them informed of what is happening in school. Please see the attached timetable and topic web so you know what is happening  in school, this could be used as a starting point for conversations at home.

This term's Topic Web and Curriculum letter

Being Active!

Between now and the end of term your child will bring home a bean bag back pack with games in it. This is part of a new scheme to support children in being more active at home. It focuses on hand-eye co-ordination, throwing to a target and moving successfully around a space. It comes with a book of activities for you to do together, which includes healthy eating. Each pack comes with a log book to record what you and your child have done at home.

Spellings

This year we have sent home the whole terms spellings in weekly blocks. Please help yoru children to learn these at home, it really does help their learning in phonics and their general written work. They will be quizzed on these within school each Friday.

 

If you are unsure which list of spellings your child should be working on(see spelling documents below) please speak to Mrs Wellon or the class TA and they will show you.

For previous terms' information, please see our Topic Webs page.

This terms topic is 'Beatrix Potter's Woodland Friends'

 

 

 

We have chosen to use Beatrix Potter to support our leaning about woodland habitats. As a keen naturalist we think she would have been thrilled to know she inspires children's interest in nature.

 

In history the children have already learnt about the key events in Beatrix's life and have put these into chronological order. They will go on to learn about her interest in mycology (fungi). They will develop an understanding of the how the restrictions of Victorian society led her to become an author rather than pursue her career as a naturalist.

 

In science the children have already explored the school grounds to investigate food chains. They will continue to develop an understanding of how creatures are interdependent upon the environment and each other in order to survive.

 

Outdoor learning continues within the children’s art lessons, where they will be looking at the work of Andy Goldsworthy and creating their own pebble installations. They will also recreate William Morris’ botanical prints.

 

 

 

 

Science Week

In science week the children have joined an astronaut training school, which has involved undertaking investigations and challenges. The children have tested rocket launches and measured the distance they travelled and then created block diagrams to present their data. They have also undertaken an investigation to melt the ice that surrounded a new planet that has been discovered. In English the children have learnt about Tim Peake's time on the International Space station and have written diaries in the first person as if they are Time Peake.

Science week culminated in a trip to 'We the Curious'. Falcon class would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone involved in funding, organising and helping to make the trip the great success it was. Please see the photos below to see how much we enjoyed the experience.

Internet Safety and Computing

 

Dance Mat Typing 

Comic Strips

se internet search engine for children

Children’s Encyclopedia

 

Phonics 

A number of parents have stated that they are unsure on how to pronounce phonemes (the sounds letters make) correctly. Please see the links below for some YouTube clips.

Mr Thorne Does Phonics- Alphabet Series

Mr Thorne Does Phonics- Digraphs and Trigraphs e.g. ai igh

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Alternative Sounds and Spellings

 

Phonics Play- some fun interactive games

BBC Schools -phonics alternative sounds

 

Maths

 

Throughout the  year the children will be accessing a number of interactive games to support their learning within maths. Please find below some links to these games so they can be played at home.

Addition

 

Add ten to a two digit number

Adding three numbers

Fruit Splat addition

 

Number bonds

Hit the Button

Number Bond Machines

Calculation Balance

Save the Whale

 

Number and Place Value

Teddy Numbers - To help children understadn numbers 1-15 

Splat Square– a 100 square that can be used to develop number order, sequencing and to support calculations.

Caterpillar Ordering– An interactive game to develop number ordering and sequencing

Shark Numbers- to develop knowledge of the place value of numbers

Money – Counting money

Money– Sweet shop

 

Measuring – Mass 

 

Mass – Reading scales

Mass -Kilograms and grams

 

Multiplication

 

Times Table Trees

Spitfire Times Table Game

Underwater Times Tables

Pumpkin Times Tables

Multiplication with arrays

 

Subtraction

 

Interactive slime subtraction game

 

Time

 

Hickory Dickory Dock

Teaching the time_analogue clock with digital function

How to help your child at home (slides from the SATs information evening)

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