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 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! We also have Mrs Fairhurst, Mrs Rae, Mrs Hunter and Ms Paradiso contributing to give the children a rounded and interesting curriculum each week.
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,
Wed 8 Dec
Final swimming for Y4 and 5
Thu 9 Dec
Y4 - 6 Christmas concert
Tue 14 Dec
Carol service in church
Thu 16 Dec
Y4 - 6 Pinocchio trip
See the full diary...
Competing in Science!
In Science, we have been learning about air resistance, friction, water resistance and gravity. For the last two weeks, the children have been working in groups to design what they think will be the “best boat” - that is, the boat that can hold the most grams without sinking. The children had to apply their knowledge of different materials and surface area.
Congratulations to our winning team whose boat entitled The Uniboat managed to hold 2.4kg! Poor Jazzy Jewel came in last place with 200g.
After our experiment, we discussed reasons for the The Uniboat winning and recorded our results in a bar chart.
In order to make our maths work more exciting (and link to our dinosaur book week) we made our own dinosaur models from a mixture of 3D shapes. The children had to design their dinosaur then research, measure and draw the nets independently and I was so impressed with their resilience - despite many unsuccessful attempts, the children only grew more determined and I was very proud of what they achieved. Well done for showing such great perseverance skills, Tutu!
Fun in the Snow
We somehow managed to brave the freezing cold weather for a quick run around and play in the snow!
Since we're on the subject of animals, just before half term, Mrs Shipway very kindly brought in her Labrador puppies - they were adorable! We had lots of fun watching them potter about the classroom and enjoyed the cuddles very much. Thank you so much for bringing them in and apologies for the delay in posting photos!
Ponies in the Playground?!
As if we hadn’t had enough exciting activities this week, today we were joined by two gorgeous Shetland ponies, Daisy and Emily. Immy and Penny's family told us lots of info about them (and some funny stories!) and the children loved it - so much so that other classes couldn’t resist popping out for a visit! Thank you Dad for bringing them in.