Welcome to Falcons Class 2019
This year the Falcons will be taught by Mr Doman and supported by Mrs Alder. We are a Year 5 class and have an exciting year ahead with lots to look forward to. I look forward to welcoming you to Year 5 and meeting you properly in the coming weeks. Our afternoon lessons will consist of Topic being taught by Mr Aspinall, Art being taught by Miss Brown, Science being taught by Mr Doman and Spanish being taught by Mr Cordero (as of Term 2). This is a great opportunity for children to be taught by all members of the Year 5/6 team and the teachers are really looking forward to working with all the children from both cohorts.
Welcome back to Term 4.
Our new dilemma based curriculum continues with the topic: Plots and Protests and how these have had the power to change the world. We will be reading Holes in Literacy to support the topic and will produce diaries as young prisoners in a juvenile detention camp.
In Maths, we continue with fractions before moving on to shape, space and measures. All our previous learning in Maths from this year will still feature heavily in this area, therefore, Times Table Rockstars will still be essential.
In Science, we will complete some practical experiments from the materials topic and then move on to looking at humans and other animals. British Science week is the week beginning 9th of March and our theme will be Supermarket Science. We will conduct lots of Scientific experiments through the week using only items purchased from the supermarket. Look out for more information and pictures on our Dojo page.
Forest school alternate groups every Monday afternoon this term. Letters with group dates were sent home last term.
PE continues every Tuesday. Please ensure your child has appropriate kit every week alongside appropriate school uniform - black shoes, school jumper or plain navy and white polo shirt. In order to help each day run smoothly, please could you ensure your child is not bringing in items from home such as cards, balls, small toys or what they consider to be a 'fiddle toy'. Your support with this is greatly appreciated.
Dates (I will post more to the Dojo page as and when they are put into the diary)
2nd March: Water safety talk (KS2 only)
9th - 15th March: British Science week - Supermarket Science
30th March - 2nd April: 'OPEN a book' partnership school event
3rd April: End of Term 1pm finish
Happy New Year and welcome back to Term 3. A new year means lots of new topics to enjoy.
We thoroughly enjoyed planning this topic and cannot wait to deliver it to the children this term. We will be using the story Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief to link our Literacy with this exciting topic.
We will complete our work on division before linking this to fractions. My Maths and TT Rockstars will continue to be set as homework. TT Rockstars is ongoing and My Maths is set to consolidate the specific units of work we complete in class.
PE continues every Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure kit is appropriate for both indoor and outdoor.
I love posting to the Dojo Page for you to see what we are getting up to and to get messages to you quickly. Please ask for a login if you have not yet had one come home.
I will update this page and the Dojo with dates as and when they enter the diary.
School starts - Wednesday 6th November
Cinema Trip (FREE) - Thursday 7th November
Individual Tempest Photos - Monday 11th November
Victorian Day - Wednesday 13th November
Watermill Theatre Panto Trip - Wednesday 4th December
Well being parents evening (more info to follow) - Thursday 5th December
Christmas Fayre - Friday 13th December
Term ends - Thursday 19th December
Topic: "Bah Humbug"
Our topic will launch with our Victorian School day and we will be reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens then attempting a modern day version of our own!. We will be cooking a Victorian Christmas dinner and designing our own wrapping paper and cards which will be inspired by the works of William Morris. In Maths next term we will continue to look at our four main methods and begin our unit of fractions. You can help your child at home by continuing to use Time Tables Rockstars daily. Our Science focus will be Forces with lots more practical experiments lined up and Mr Cordero will begin our weekly Spanish lessons. Mr Tamlin will also be introducing Falcons to archery this term. PE continues every Tuesday, please ensure kit is appropriate for both indoor and outdoor.
Term 1 - One World: Didcot 2050
The year is 2050 and there is a dome over Didcot! What caused this to happen? Should it be there? How could this have been stopped?
PE this term will be on a Tuesday afternoon. 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.
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.
I will be sending out invites for parents to join our Class Dojo page so that you can keep track of your child's personal achievements and what our class will be getting up to through the year on our 'Class Story.' You may remember this from the previous year. Please be assured that only you will have access to your child's page from the code you will receive to help you get logged on. Please ask your child if they have been collecting any points this term in order to receive their Amethysts this year.
Please come back and check our page throughout each term for any important information and to see how our journey through Year 5 is taking shape.