Welcome to Falcon Class!
"Take every chance....." - Dr Seuss
Classteachers - Mrs K. Simpson and Mrs L. Snapper
Teaching Assistant - Mrs C. Mullooly
PPA Teacher - Mr Shenton
Learning Support Assistants - Mrs E. Humphries & Mrs A. Thaine
Intervention Teachers - Mrs S. Connors and Mrs H. Campbell
Autumn Term 2018
(Autumn Term class visit to Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium - date TBC)
Wednesday 5th September - Start of Autumn Term
Friday 7th September - 9am Falcons Curriculum Meeting - Hall &
- Yr 5 information, timetables etc.. sent home.
(If you were unable to make the above meeting and would like to arrange to speak to Mrs Simpson and/or Mrs Snapper, please arrange a time after school with the school office, when we would be pleased to meet you to discuss Year 5.)
Tuesday 20th September - Year 5 Life-Bus Session
W/C Monday 8th October - The Big Draw Week
Tuesday 16th and Thursday 18th October - Parents consultations
Monday 22nd October - Start of Half Term
Monday 29th October - INSET Day
Tuesday 30th October - Back to School
Wednesday 19th December - Finish at 2pm - End of Autumn Term
Our topic for this term: Hit or myth?
During the Autumn term, Falcon class will be learning about The Ancient Greeks , which will be the theme through many of the subjects, as well as History lessons.
In English, we will be studying Ancient Greek myths and doing lots of writing, speaking and listening and reading, based on these exciting and inspiring stories. After half term, we will focus our learning on a 'Power of Reading' text - Shackleton's journey - a truly awe-inspiring tale of a real life adventure.
The children will learn:
To use features of a diary when writing.
To write in the past tenseTo use creative language
Use a range of oral techniques to present arguments.
News reports – formal language & perfect past tense.
Retell stories/Write their own version of myths.
Letters/ persuasive – view point.
Features of myths.
Planning and creating children’s own myths and writing based on real-life events.
Our Science topics for the term are: Space and Forces. The class visit for the term will be to Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium.
In Art lessons, we will focus on drawing the human figure and in DT lessons we will study and create Ancient Greek pots and sandals.
In computing lessons, the class will learn to use databases and spreadsheets in varying situations as tools to help with organising and using data.
Each week we send out 1 piece of formal homework to consolidate/extend learning from class or to research something to use in future lessons.
There is just 1 piece of formal homework to be completed each week, in order to make sure that there is time for the class to do: regular weekly reading (as many times as possible); regular spelling practice and regular times table practice. We strongly suggest that time is given each week to these areas.
The formal homework will be either Maths, Science, English creative writing, English spelling, punctuation or grammar(SPAG) or topic or Learning for Life based. It should take around 20 mins to half an hour each week. We may sometimes give 2 weeks to complete a longer research/project.
Homework handed out - Thursday/Fridays
Homework to be handed in to 'Returned Homework' Tray - Wednesdays
Reading Records collected in each Thursday. A housepoint will be given for each dated entry with page numbers read and an adult's initials.
(Library books can be changed during Tuesday or Friday lunchtimes, or during Computing lessons in the library, or at the end of the school day.)
Spellings will be tested and new ones handed out each Thursday or Friday. A practice sheet will be handed out. Children can use that or use 'spellwell activities' (sent home on Friday 7th September).
In addition to our monthly values, we also learn about British Values. The DfE have reinforced the need ‘to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.’ At Kingfield Primary School, we aim for our children to become valuable and fully rounded members of society, who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background. We promote democracy, for example, through our scvhool council. The children have election campaigns at the beginning of the school year and are voted for as representatives of their class. The Council meets regularly and in the meetings the children’s views and ideas on a range of school issues are sought and they help make decisions. These such decisions are fed back to the classes in our assemblies.
The rule of law is reinforced throughout the school day, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits to authorities such as the Fire Service help reinforce this message.
At the beginning of each school year each child contributes to their class charter. This establishes expected behaviour and attitudes to learning that each child should try to follow. The children are rewarded for excellent behaviour and attitudes to learning by collecting stars for the bucket, house points and certificates.
Pupils are actively encouraged to make good choices knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Making choices an important life skill, which children learn about through assemblies, learning 4 life, through staff attitudes and school ethos. Through our work we discuss different choices that the children can make and encourage them to make the right choices. We look at online-safety as a key part of the computing curriculum and the importance making safe choices when online as well as out and about in the community.
Mutual respect is at the heart of our values here at Kingfield Primary School. We are an inclusive school where everyone is valued and has a contribution to make. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others.
Assemblies are regularly planned to address tolerance either directly or through the inclusion of stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. Our weekly RE and learning 4 life teaching reinforces this. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school.
Every Monday & Wednesday
Please make sure that full (named!) PE kits are in school every day, as we may have extra PE sessions or need to change sessions.
Value of the Month:
September : Respect
November : Peace
"In all that we do, our values shine through"
Our Golden Rules
We take pride
We take care.
Be The Best You Can Be
To encourage children to become independent and effective learners we will be thinking about ways to show the 5rs - resourcefulness, reflective thinking,reasoning, resillience and responsibility.
At the start the new school year, the children made their new Class Charter. This includes the RIGHTS they have as well as the RESPONSIBILITIES.
E.g We have the right to be heard, so we have the responsibility to listen to others.
Year 3/4 spelling list: http://ludgvan.cornwall.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/year-3-4-spellings.pdf
Year 5/6 spelling list: http://ludgvan.cornwall.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Word-list-5-and-6.pdf
Fun videos about anything and everything that we cover in science and geography: https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids