Falcon Class

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.

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


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