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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

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

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.

This terms topic 'Pirates Ahoy!'

 

The children have started the term with a craft afternoon, where they created  parrots using handprints, pirate hats and images of themselves as pirates using digital imgaes of our own faces.

 

In Geography and computing this term the children will learn the skills to create their own pirate treasure map, read maps and give directions.

 

In PSHE and science the children are already beginning to think about our 'Brilliant Bodies' and consider ways to keep ourselves healthy.  Ths week they have developed an science investigation to invesitgate which drinks are healthy for our teeth.

 

 

 

 

Our Class Reward - For filling our marble jar up we wanted to do Gory science

In English so far this term we have been looking at instruction texts to understand what importnat features need to be included to make our writing successful. We have read and followed instructions to make sandwiches, origami fish and snowflakes.

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

 

Online Image Gallery

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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