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. Mrs Lowe has been teaching Year 5 every morning since January.
HOME LEARNING DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE
Please see below for your child's daily home learning tasks. The Maths, English, Spelling and Guided Reading will be year group specific so please ensure your child/ren are completing the correct tasks.
If you have any queries about learning, please either email or send a dojo message to either myself or Mrs Lowe.
Year 5 were meant to be going to the Safe and Sound workshop at Tamworth Fire Station but as this was cancelled, we have been sent an email about online resources:
Week 1 of our virtual Safe+Sound programme is now available on demand. The link is https://learnliveuk.com/safesound/
Scroll down the page and click the Safe+Sound logo near the bottom to play last week’s programme.
We have received another email from the Safe and Sound team:
I hope this finds you Safe+Sound.
Tomorrow at 10am our second Safe+Sound programme will broadcast live at https://learnliveuk.com/safesound/
Please share this link with your pupils and families. The programme is aimed at KS2 children and will run for 12 weeks initially.
Topics this week are:
We hope to see lots of you watching tomorrow and will try to keep up with the live chat a bit better than last week – we were a little overwhelmed at the speed of the questions and chat last week but we love to see the children’s comments!
The programme will also be available to view again on demand (same link) from Friday.
For music this week you will need two plastic cups. Follow this link which will explain your task :)
Please logon to Duolingo to locate your learning for this week.
Please continue to read your 6 book challenge books and use them to do your assigned reading work or choose a book from home.
If you run out of books to read here are a few online suggestions for you
https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/ - free audio books and other activities
https://www.funbrain.com/ - selection of books to read online (not audio)
https://readtheory.org/ - reading comprehension (you all have a log in)
https://magicblox.com/ - selection of online books (all levels)
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ - selection of books to read online
Here are a few websites that you might find useful during our school closure. I will add more in the coming days/weeks.
http://www.pobble365.com/ - picture prompts for creative writing
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize - lots of interactive games for all subjects
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/ - various resources
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround - keeping children up to date with the news
https://www.gonoodle.com/ - dance and movement
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers - various resources
If you have any questions please email myself (Mrs Lowe) or Miss Williams
Falcons - as you know, Mr Wainaina was going to come into school this week to do some African cooking with us. Unfortunately we had to cancel this but instead, he has cooked the dishes at home and filmed himself doing it! Thank you so much Mr Wainaina for doing this!
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.
Please contact me using the following email address:
or on Class Dojo.