Welcome to Falcon Class
This year the Falcons will be taught by Mr Doman and supported by Mrs Newman. We are a Year 6 class and have an exciting year ahead. We have an open door policy and if for any reason you need to talk to either myself or Mrs Newman, you will always find us outside class at 8.30am. Please come and have a chat and say hello.
I will hand out spellings each week and I expect the children to make a real effort to learn them. They will have a spelling challenge at the end of the week and we always try to up our scores. My Maths homework is set every week. If you lose your log in, please come and see me and I will print you out another. The children count daily, and I would really appreciate your help with their times tables. The more they count at home, the easier it becomes in class.
Term 1 - One World
We will be thinking about recycling this term. Our topic will be based in the UK and we will make comparisons with India. Mrs Brown has organised a trip to see how we waste and reuse our water. More details will follow at the beginning of term.
The children will be thinking about how as a school, we can re-use the everyday items we throw away. This is a whole school challenge which will be judged at the end of Term 1.
We will be making our own items of clothing during DT and wearing them to make sure they are fit for purpose! We have a Bollywood day planned for the second week of term. It will be a brilliant start to a very busy year.
During Term 1 we will be thinking about place value. I want us to start the year with secure methods ready for SATs in May. We will be ensuring our 4 main methods (column addition, column subtraction, grid method and bus stop) are super secure. Could I please ask that you support the children with their methods and times tables. 10 minutes a night will go such a long way in helping them keep their mathematical minds sharp.
Our whole class book this term will be Trash. Our Literacy lessons will be based around the book and looking into the vocabulary and language. We love to step out and map stories to make our Literacy lessons as creative as possible as well as giving the children the skills they need to be successful writers.
PE this term will be on a Wednesday afternoon with Mrs Parish. The children will need to be prepared to be on the field, so I advise you to pack them with indoor and outdoor trainers. In the colder months we will still go outside where possible so please include track suit bottoms and a jumper.
Please come back and check our page throughout each term to see how our journey through Year 6 is taking shape.
Thank you for attending parents' evening at the beginning of term. It was great to meet with you and discuss how well your child has settled into Falcons. I hope you found the snapshots of term 1 informative.
Here are some key events coming up in Term 2
Tuesday 21st November
Cinema trip to see Lego Movie
Tuesday 28th November
Pantomime at Oxford Playhouse
Please ensure all slips are handed in for both trips a.s.a.p
Our Learning Journey in Term 2
Literacy: We have been reading A Christmas Carol and have enjoyed looking at the character of Scrooge in more detail. The children's writing has been very enjoyable to read as they change events, describe key events and bring some of the tricky language up-to-date.
Maths: We will be working on our mental and written multiplication and division knowledge ensuring we can tackle real-world problems drawing upon our growing times table recall.
Topic: The Victorians. A great era to go back in time for. We have already found out lots about Queen Victoria, the industrial revolution, the British empire and the workhouses. We are looking forward to a Victorian day on the 11th December where we will transform our classrooms (and teachers!) to give the children experience of what life was like in a Victorian school.
PE: Wednesdays and Thursdays. We are excited to be doing Yoga on Thursday afternoons this term.