Welcome to the start of the new school year. Your latest newsletter is above. Keep checking your Falcon class page for homework and spellings, news, celebration of work and information.
During Term 1, we will be focusing on times tables. Your child will receive tables to suit their ability each week. We hope you will help them to learn their table facts so that they can progress to the next set of table facts quickly. This could be done while walking to or from school, in the car and any time at home! There will also be a weekly piece of English homework.
They will also receive spellings each week.
Spellings for Friday 15th September, to be learned by Thursday 21st September are as follows:
The children have made an enthusiastic start on our new topic – Space. They were thoroughly engaged on Wednesday when they visited the Astrodome which was set up in the school hall. They learned about our Solar System, the relationship and movement of the Earth, Sun and Moon as well as many other interesting facts about space.
Testing Gravity (below)
Falcon Class conducted a science investigation about gravity. We found that two objects that were the same shape fell at the same speed even though they were different weights.
We made parachutes to deliver eggs from the height of a stepladder. We found that air resistance affected the force of gravity. It slowed down the falling egg. Some hit the floor without breaking!
Term 1 Science in Falcon Class.
In Falcon Class we have been studying Earth and Space alongside Forces.
Our topic this term is Victorious Vikings. Over half term children are encouraged to research the topic and present either a piece of written research about Vikings or a model. Models could include:
There will be lots of opportunities for the students to explore and learn about life as a Viking, leading to some extended writing pieces among other work.
Welcome to the new term. Above you will find a copy of the curriculum that we will be covering this term.
We are glad to see that the children have returned refreshed and excited about our new topic ‘Vikings’ and that they have settled down quickly to hard work. A glance at our writing wall photograph proves that they have made an excellent start!
We also received some fantastic Viking shields that the children made at home during the half term. Well done to the children who made them – and any parents who helped! They have really added something to our display and any further additions are very welcome.
This term, children will be completing their homework in a book. We hope that children will continue to be as organised as last term; nearly 100% of children submitted their homework. This is really important for the children to extend their learning beyond the classroom and we would like to thank you for your continued support. Homework will be set on Mondays to be returned on Fridays.
Falcon class have begun learning to play the flute this term. It has proved to be quite tricky but they have persevered well and are continuing to improve week by week. They will be expert flautists in no time!
In science this term Falcon class have been coming to the rescue of the teachers. Staff have been finding that sugar is taking too long dissolve in their coffee and tea at break time so they are not having enough time to drink it. All of the children know that without their drinks the teachers become a little grumpy so the children have been testing how they can speed up the process of dissolving sugar in order to ensure their teachers are always happy. They have discovered that maybe the teachers should use a different type of sugar.
Design and Technology
We have been designing our own Viking weapons in D&T this term in Falcon class (you never know when you are going to have to go on a raid after all!) Once we had designed our bone crushers and blood sharks we then made them from clay. We also designed and made our own Viking shields to ensure we were ready to defend ourselves on our Viking ventures.
Happy New Year! TERM 3
We hope you had an enjoyable break over Christmas and are looking forward to a happy and successful New Year for yourselves and the children. Although they have only been back for a short time, they are already working hard. Our topic for this term is the Winter Olympics which are due to commence in PyeongChang, South Korea on 9th February 2018. Falcon Class are very enthusiastic about this, and I’m sure we will produce some excellent work to share with you at the end of term. Further details are included in our newsletter below.
“My child really enjoyed this Play and Stay and so did I as a parent. Nothing to improve – really pleased!”
Yr R Parent
Thanks for inviting me to do a story session with your school. I found the whole experience very rewarding as both children, and teachers were open to engage with me, and participated in listening to the stories, dressing up, singing and dancing.
Genny Jones (Confidence Queen)
“The behaviour of the Year 5 children was a credit to the school when we were out on the road.”
Mick Jeffries, Invicta Cycle Training
At the end of every lesson I know a bit more than before.Year 6 pupil
I can’t wait to come back and work with the children and staff in the future. During every session the children were exceptional and a real credit to the school.Chris Cook, Olympic Swimmer
I am very impressed with the wonderful work being undertaken at Molehill.Louisa Felstead, Business Partnerships Manager