Meet Our Mighty Falcons...
Hello and welcome to the Y5/6 Falcons family! We are very proud of the warm atmosphere we have in class and our new recruits fit right in - we are very pleased to be in the company of such a positive, friendly, upbeat group of children and predict a wonderful year ahead!
All the adults in Falcons work very hard to enable the children to be the very best they can possibly be - both academically and in terms of their wellbeing. Mrs Bostock's and Ms Kearvell's expertise and knowledge is indispensable to us all, and we are joined by Mrs Edmunds this year - a welcome addition with her wealth of skills!
Good communication and mutual support between home and school is at the heart of our practice in Falcons and valued highly. Parents, your children come first, so please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns, no matter how trivial these may seem - we are here to help and keep everyone as happy as we can!
With warmest wishes,
Mrs. Dawn El-Masri
Wow - another fantastic show of teamwork and sport today.
We knew the first game would be tough; playing lots of county cricket players in torrential rain - but we learned from mistakes and took the loss on the chin. From there on, the children were amazing; some excellent catches, batting and bowling. Their fielding was brilliant as they became more daring with their leaps and slides to stop balls from reaching the boundary and runs being made. The following three matches were deserved wins. The final game was unlucky; the kids seemed tired and made a few mistakes - but, once again, they all played well and supported one another.
Third place is an excellent placing; Burford will be lucky to have these cricketers! Well done 😊
On Wednesday, we had some fun during our PE warm up to see if we could hold the plank position longer than Adam Peaty’s 50m breast stroke Commonwealth Games record (26.49 secs). That proved fairly easy so the children were challenged to do it longer the Adam Peaty’s 100m breast stroke Commonwealth Games record (58.59 secs). Those that wanted to, then tried to take on the 800m men’s Wheelchair record (1.44.94 secs)…wow - that was a long time!!
Watch out for more Commonwealth Games challenges over the weeks!
Our final day
Well, believe it or not, the day started with our third and final birthday of the week and some tired children!
After breakfast we split into groups for our final activities of the week. Some of the pictures from the day are here - with others to follow.
Miss Cuthbertson, Miss Kearvell and myself want you all to know how immensely proud we are of all of your children. Some have never been away from home before so 5 days, in itself, is an amazing achievement. The days have been extremely busy but they have thrown themselves into all of the activities. There have been so many new experiences for them to try and ‘giving them a go’ has been wonderful to see and, in our eyes, is a success.
They have been polite, kind and thoughtful. On numerous occasions, we have been thanked by staff - kitchen, cleaning, managers and instructors - for how helpful the children have been. They are a credit to you all and we will miss being with our ‘resi family’.
‘…I think I can do anything!’
So much fun and many more pictures to come (once we have WiFi!). However, I think - after many personal fears being conquered - my favourite quote of the day is: ‘I think after this trip, I could probably do anything because I’ve learned to not be afraid.’❤️
The children have been looking forward to this evening activity all week; a chance to put on their glad rags and get in the dance floor. It did not disappoint, and we had such a fun last evening together 🕺🏽