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Welcome to Falcon Class

Welcome back to Term Six! We hope you had a lovely half term break and enjoyed some of the lovely sunny weather we have been getting. As of today, new home learning will be added to the website daily so keep checking back to see what has been set. Oh, and did anyone manage to see our latest video? If you didn’t, here it is!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFiYDvhHMW0&feature=youtu.be

Daily challenges are below and there is also a larger, ongoing personal inquiry project the children can complete over the next few weeks. Use our new email address to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. falconclass@molehillprimaryacademy.org.uk  

WEEKLY HOME LEARNING OVERVIEW:  Home learning T6W1

Daily Maths challenges: 1. Daily Maths Skills Friday 5th June

2. New Learning Friday 5th INSTRUCTIONS 

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Daily English Challenges: 1 Home Learning Friday 5th June 2020

Inquiry Task: Home Learning Friday 5th June

Personal Inquiry Challenge:  Instructions

Personal Inquiry Planner            EXAMPLE Personal Inquiry Planner

How parents can help witih personal inquiries

DON’T FORGET there is also The Art Factory classroom where you can get lots of ideas for art and craft activities to do at home, and Miss Hurley-Gale also has the PE classroom you can visit.

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We can’t believe we have reached half term! There will not be any home learning challenges set over the half term week as we expect you to be making the most of this time with your family. If you do get stuck for something to do, there are a few suggestions in the documents listed below but these are fun optional activities, not compulsory.

Half Term Activities

May Half Term Activity Menu              Word Search Template

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May Half term activities                  KS2 half term outdoor activities.

If you wish to find some mindfulness colouring – go to the CLASSWORK section of our Google Classroom where you will find some to download.

Stay safe everyone and have a lovely week.

Click here to read a letter to Falcon Class children from your teachers. Dear Falcon Class

Check out this link – MOLEHILL’S MESSAGE TO ITS STUDENTS!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S9WeD_LwWk&feature=emb_logo

This image has lots of suggestions of activities that count as learning which are more life skills less academic focussed – your child could keep a diary of any activities like these that they do.

Update Term 5 

Welcome to Term 5 – all the staff at Molehill Primary are missing you and we hope you are all safe and well. We won’t ask how many Easter eggs you all ate over the Easter break!!!!

Just a reminder that home learning tasks are now being added every day to Google Classroom so do log in and have a go at these. If you can’t remember your log in it should be in your Home Learning Pack. Alternatively, drop the school an email via the following email address and we will get back to you with the details – contactus@molehillprimaryacademy.org.uk

Here is a useful guide for parents in how to access the online classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iowi-gmbys

Daily online lessons are available at via these websites – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-5/#schedule

We DO NOT expect the children to use all of the resources suggested, but it would be great if they could access at least one of them daily.

Talk for Writing Unit – download and work through this Talk for Writing unit to keep your writing skills sharp. It is easy to follow and you can work through at your own pace. Y5-Unit

Here is a list of other useful websites where you can access resources for home learning: Useful websites to visit

Boredom buster activities: t-tp-2549530-five-minute-boredom-busters_ver_2

DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE SCHOOL IF YOU NEED ANY FURTHER HELP OR GUIDANCE. 

Update Tuesday 8th April – we hope everyone is safe and well and keeping busy whilst stuck at home. It is the Easter break now so daily learning on Google Classroom will pause for a while however, there are still lots of things you can do to keep busy both on and offline.

Keep an eye on the BBC Bitesize page after Easter as there will be daily live lessons coming soon.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Easter holiday bingo – have a go at some of these activities to keep yourself entertained during the Easter break. Check out Falcon’s Google Classroom page for a better view of the activities.

Miss Hurley-Gale has set up a PE Google Classroom so use this access code to join her class and get active over the next few weeks.

Access code – rvslupu

Check your emails as you will also have an invitation to join The Art Factory – a Google Classroom full of fun art and craft activities you can do at home, most of which require very little equipment.

Try this website for fun maths activities and games.

https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/fun-maths-games-activities-for-kids/?utm_campaign=02_04_2020_25_Games_Activities_Blog&utm_source=pardot&utm_medium=email&utm_context=text

Update Sunday 23rd March – here are a couple of other useful websites we have been made aware of:

https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/home-learning/

https://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/

School Closure Guidance: 

At Molehill we realise how important it is that children continue their learning journey even though the school may be closed due to the Covid-19 virus.  We have put together a home learning pack for all children in Falcon Class which contains lots of useful activities and suggested websites the children can access whilst at home. This will come home from school on Friday 20th March and the link below gives an overview of what is in the pack.

Home learning – Home Learning Pack Guidance Sheet (1)

We have also set up Google Classroom for Falcon Class which will have tasks uploaded to it regularly for completion.  The children have been given passwords to login into the online classroom and many have already accessed this at school.  Here is a useful guide for parents in how to access the online classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iowi-gmbys

Please ensure your child calls the school to find out their Classroom login if they have recently been absent and you have not received it by text message from the office.

Body Coach Joe Wicks is also going to be hosting daily PE sessions for children through his YouTube channel. Here is a link so your children can take part and get a daily dose of exercise whilst they are home: https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Want a daily writing activity – check out Pobble365 which includes a picture and a writing prompt for every day. http://www.pobble365.com/

Here is also a general list of inquiry based activities the children could do whist they are learning from  home: extending-learning-at-home T4

Authors are also trying to support home learning so here is author Oliver Jeffers website and he will be reading stories daily to children: https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books

Oxford Owl have a free eBook library for all children aged 3-11 years so the children can access reading books at home. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Collins are also providing lost of free resources to parents for home learning if you follow this link: https://collins.co.uk/pages/support-learning-at-home#Primary

The Teachit Maths website is offering free access to its online maths resources which includes lots of interactive games and activities the children can use daily. https://www.teachitmaths.co.uk/

At school we follow White Rose Maths who are also providing home learning resources if you follow this link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Teacher’s will updating Falcon’s Goggle Classroom page daily so children can ask questions and request help if needed through this page.

We hope everybody manages to stay safe and well in what is a challenging time for everybody.

 

September 2019

Miss Butchers and Mrs Mcfadden 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 Mrs Mcfadden is in Falcon Class on Thursday and Friday.

Term Four

Wow, we can’t believe we are at the start of term 4 already! We hope all Falcon children had an enjoyable half term and are ready for another busy term of learning.

This term we are moving on to the Transdisciplinary Theme How we organise ourselves. As part of this theme we will be looking at the central idea that Systems and structures may help organise society. Our key concepts are change and causation and we will be looking at how the structure of society has changed in Britain from as far back as the Anglo-Saxons times up to present day. We will be focussing on some key systems that help organise our society such as the law and justice system. We hope you will check back in over the term to see what we have been up to. 

 

Science week is the week beginning 10th March and parents are invited in on the afternoon of Thursday 13th March to see what the children have been doing and maybe even do a bit of science with the children in class.

Term Four newsletter: Newsletter T4

Term Four extended learning tasks: extending-learning-at-home T4

 

Viking Exploration

At the end of term three, Falcon Class learnt about the Viking invasions of Britain, in particular the attack at Lindisfarne. Here they are creating some freeze frames of that infamous attack.

 

 

 

Exploring Space

Look at these amazing pieces of inquiry work completed by two pupils in Falcon Class. These were completed at home as part of their independent learning. Well done Lacey and Lexie!

                   

Lacey Goddard                                                Lexie Tucker

 

The children in Falcon Class have been exploring how the Earth moves and what evidence there is for this. Here are some pictures of them demonstrating their knowledge.

The children have all shown some really good thinking skills and have become more confident using technical language to describe how the Earth moves. The have communicated well in their groups and shared great ideas back to the class.

Term Three

So, here we are in 2020 and Term 3! We hope everyone had a lovely Christmas break and is ready for another term of fantastic learning. This term we delve into the world of exploration as we take on the Transdisciplinary Theme Where we are in place and time. This theme takes us on a journey of exploration and discovery where we will look at everything from space exploration to explorers who have tackled the most extreme places on Earth. We will even look at the Vikings as explorers and consider the question when does exploration become invasion?

Our central idea is: Exploration may lead to discoveries, opportunities and new understandings. 

Our key concepts are: inquirers and knowledgeable

The children became explorers themselves in their first tasks of this term as they had to solve clues and riddles to find out some key words linked to our new inquiry. These tasks gave the children opportunity to develop their communication and thinking skills as well as allowing them to be inquirers.

   

Term Three Newsletter: Newsletter T3

Term Three extended learning tasks: extending-learning-at-home T3

Term Two 

This term we continue with our them Who We Are! Our focus will be on The Victorians where we will explore what life was like for children in the past and we will consider the hypothesis Throughout history, children have always been treated the same. 

Key information:

Key concepts this term – responsibility and perspective 

Learner Profile focus – principled and reflective 

PE – Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

Homework is handed out on Wednesday and should be returned the following Monday.

Term two newsletter Newsletter T2

 

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

STEAM Day

At the end of term 1, all children in Years 5 and 6 took part in a STEAM Day at Rochester Cathedral. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths and the children had an fabulous day working in the awe inspiring surroundings of Rochester cathedral. Activities included bridge building (and demolition), tessellation and a scientific inquiry into sounds. Whilst all these activities we both informative and engaging for the children, the highlight of the day has to be the demonstration of Rochester’s beautiful (and loud) organ. Ask your child HOW MANY PIPES THE ORGAN HAS – I be you will be surprised because we were!!!!

 

Term One

We begin the new academic year with the theme Who We Are! This is a fantastic theme to begin Year 5 with and it will follow the central inquiry of Children’s access to their rights may vary worldwide. 

We began thinking about this inquiry on our transition day when we looked at some photographs from James Mollison’s photo series ‘Where children sleep’ and from this we generated lots of questions about children’s lives around the world which will be the driving force behind our inquiry. Below are two of the images we looked at – what do they suggest to you about children’s lives around the world?

Key information:

Key concepts this term – responsibility and perspective 

Learner Profile focus – principled and reflective 

PE – Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

Homework is handed out on Wednesday and should be returned the following Monday.

Term one newsletter: Newsletter T1

Term one home learning suggestions: extending learning at home