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Falcon Class

Welcome to Falcon Class!

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 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