Growing In Faith and Learning
Welcome to Falcons!
Falcons Class is Upper Key Stage Two with Year 5 and 6 children. This year Falcons will be taught by Miss Williams with the support of Mrs. Hateley (Teaching Assistant) for four mornings a week. This is going to be a very exciting year with lots of fun things planned as well as a great deal of learning too!
Our topic for this term is Native America and we have begun by looking at where America is and who the Native Americans were. We have learnt that the Native Americans used to make dream catchers to catch their bad dreams and have drawn pictures of what our best dreams would be. We are going to use these to do some ink printing in art and then also make our own dream catchers in DT - very excited for this! In English we are reading the text 'The Wolves of Currumpaw' by William Grill. This text is a beautifully illustrated modern re-telling of Ernest Thompson Seton's epic wilderness drama Lobo, the King of Currumpaw, originally published in 1898. Set in the dying days of the old west, Seton's drama unfolds in the vast planes of New Mexico, at a time when man's relationship with nature was often marked by exploitation and misunderstanding. This is the first graphic adaptation of a massively influential piece of writing by one of the men who went on to form the Boy Scouts of America. We have begun by writing diaries as if we were characters from the text and over the next few weeks we will be doing some persuasive writing about wolf hunting.
Children are encouraged to read a range of texts and as often as they can in Upper Key Stage 2. They have free choice what they read and this could be books, magazines, newspapers etc. Please encourage your child in their reading as this has a positive impact on their learning in general.
Times tables and Spelling
Times tables and spelling tests will be completed on a Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has their spelling sentences in school on this day.
Children will have outdoor PE lessons on a Tuesday and indoor lessons on a Friday afternoon.
Please ensure that a full kit is in school on these days. As the cold weather is now upon us, it is really important that children have a tracksuit for outdoor PE. Jewellery should be removed and long hair must be tied back. Thank you.
Children should have a water bottle, containing either water or squash only, in school each day please.
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