Falcon Class

Falcon Class

Welcome to Falcon Class!

Miss Butchers and Mr Etheridge are the teachers in this class and we are so excited to be able to work with the year 5 children! Miss Butchers teaches on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mr Etheridge is in Falcon on Thursday and Friday.

Check back throughout the year to see all of the fantastic learning opportunities that have taken place.

Term Five


Wow – didn’t Easter fly past. We welcome all the children back from their Easter break and look forward to a short but packed term of learning in term 5. This term we will be looking at the theme Sharing the Planet and we kick-start this project with our visit to Howletts Zoo (pictures to follow).

Term Five Newsletter: Falcon Newsletter T5

Some snaps from our fabulous day at the zoo:




Term Three

We welcome all members of Falcon Class back to school after what we hope was a relaxing and fun-filled Christmas break. We hope the children in Year 5 are refreshed and ready for another fab term of great learning.

This term Falcon Class will be following the theme of How we organise ourselves. 

Our Central Inquiry for this theme is How do marketplaces around the world operate? We will begin our learning journey by looking at what a market is and how markets differ from shops. We will investigate products sold at a market and explore the concept of supply and demand. We are hoping to visit a market, speak to stall holders and put what we find out to good use by designing and holding our own market stall at the end of term. We hope all parents will keep the 12th February free to visit our stall at Maidstone Market.

Term 3 Newsletter: Newsletter T3

Term 3 Homework: Coming soon!

Term 3 Spelling list: Term 3 Spelling Words

Term 1 Inspirational Intro

Today, at Molehill Primary Academy, the year five children in Falcon class arrived to quite a surprise! Police tape had cordoned off an area with a suspicious looking machine and slime trailing into the bushes. Having seen a report about the event on the BBC news website (thanks to a little IT magic), the children were convinced that an alien spacecraft had landed.

A BBC journalist (which was really Mr Etheridge) emailed the class and asked for a written report and video of the strange events.

Later in the day, the children received a strange video from a Cyborg, demanding answers about the human race.

It is fair to say that the children had an interesting first day back at school and are well and truly immersed in their topic of ‘Earthlings’ – part of the PYP transdisciplinary theme of “Who we are”.