Falcons

Welcome to Falcons’ class page!

On our new-look page, you will find all of our news and homework organised by type on a handy one-stop page!

 

Routines in Falcons Adults in Falcons
Swimming – Friday Mr Housden
PE Indoor — Thursday Miss Smith
Spellings — Monday Miss Allison
Miss Chana (Student Teacher)

 

LKS2 governor: TBC

Bookbags and Reading Diary

As your child enters year three or four, they will be encouraged to work with growing independence. To support this, your child will take responsibility for their own book bag.

They will be expected to bring their book bag into school every day, removing any books, homework, letters, slips, notes and monies accordingly. You may use your child’s orange reading diary (that they should keep in their book bag) as a form of communication, using it to record messages for us to read. We may also use these as a form of communication back to you as parents/carers. In order for this system to run smoothly, we ask you to encourage and remind your child to make us aware as soon as possible if there is a message in their diaries that we need to read.

 

Reading Books

Every Monday, your child will bring home a reading scheme book. They are to read this book with an adult at least twice at home and should return it to school the following Monday. They will then be given another scheme book and the process will repeat. Before your child brings home their book, they will have been asked at school to write this into their orange reading diary. To clarify that they have read at home, we would appreciate it if you could sign your child’s reading diary each time you read with them. If on a Monday, we find your child’s reading diary has not been signed, we will send them to reading club which takes place at break time. Reading is an integral part of our school, as we strongly believe that all children should be given the opportunity to regularly read a wide range of texts within varying environments. Therefore, by allowing your child to access reading club if they have not read, it enables us to ensure these opportunities to read are being provided.

Free Choice books: In LKS2, your child will be encouraged to take home a free choice book (a book they have selected from our library). When they take a free choice book home, they will also record this in their orange reading diary. This book can be read at their leisure at home (either on their own or with an adult) and must be returned to school whenever they finish it. We understand some of these books are lengthy, and therefore will require a bit more time to read, so do not expect these to be returned weekly. Once they bring this back, it will be ticked off by a member of staff and they will then be free to select another free choice book.

Homework and Spellings

Every Monday, your child will be given two homework sheets. These will consist of English and Maths tasks. They will also be given a list of 10 spellings.  We expect these to be returned by the following Monday for us to check over your child’s homework sheets and test them on their spellings. We kindly ask that you mark the homework with your child, so any misconceptions can be addressed at home and also, quickly spotted and supported when the homework is brought back in to school. Some of the Maths Skills and Grammar Hammer questions, answers and concepts can be more specific and therefore, every week, we share the answers to these sheets to help you mark them as a family. You can find these on our class page of the school’s website (below).

We only expect children to spend 20 minutes on each piece of homework, if they are struggling please just write a note to the teacher explaining this – don’t struggle on! Any Grammar Hammer and Maths Skills sheets that your child brings home for the first half-term will be from the previous year. We do this in order to consolidate the children’s learning. After this, we will move on to their respective year group’s sheets.

A topic homework grid will also be available on your child’s class page (below) by the end of the first week of a new topic. It is expected that your child will complete at least three of the activities from the grid. The dates for the deadline of submitting this homework will appear on the top of their Topic Homework Grid. There are a range of fun and exciting options to choose from so please feel free to be creative!

This Week’s Homework- Click the title for more.

LKS2 Homework due 13/03/2023

Below are the answer sheets for this weeks homework. Please help your child to correct any misconceptions and if there are any problems please let their teacher know via a note in the reading diary. Thank you Stage 4 Check 5 – Answers Stage 3 Check 5 – Answers Stage 2 Check 5 – Answers …

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This Half-Term’s Topic Homework and Knowledge Organiser – Click the title for more.

LKS2 Homework Grid and Knowledge Organisers Spring 2023

Please find attached the Knowledge Organiser and Homework grid for the topic we will be starting this term – Scavengers and Settlers. This topic will last for the whole of the Spring Term. Knowledge Organiser Spring 1 and 2 Scavengers and Settlers 2023 Scavengers and Settlers Homework Grid

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Latest class news – Click the title for more.

Ingleborough Day 3

After a slight lie in this morning, and a mad rush to get all packed up and ready for breakfast, we’ve had another fantastic morning. See you all soon!

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Ingleborough Day 2

It’s been a dull day today here in Ingleborough, but that definitely hasn’t dampened our spirits! We’ve had another AMAZING day filled with action, laughs and a LOT of mud and water! We’re currently all just getting ourselves ready for dinner, which will be served tonight by our orienteering competition losers…Result!! We may be a …

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Ingleborough Night 1

Update…we’re country dancing pros! Just tucking into our supper of hot chocolate and biscuits then we’re off to bed. We’ll go straight to sleep, we promise…

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Ingleborough Day 1

We’ve arrived safe and well, and have had a fantastic first day so far! After enjoying some much needed pizza and chocolate cake for tea, we’re currently attempting to make our beds and polishing our dancing shoes ready for some country dancing at 7:30! Wish us luck!

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Falcons’ Fossils

As part of our new topic in science, we have been learning about how fossils are formed and found in sedimentary rock. Surprisingly, despite real terms spending being at the highest it’s ever been, there remains a paucity of paleontological equipment here at Tranmere Park so we improvised with bread and shrimps and bananas.

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School Council – World Poetry Day Competition

Today is World Poetry Day! To help celebrate, School Council have hosted a poetry writing competition. There were lots of amazing entries and they found it incredibly hard to judge! In assembly this morning, 2 winners were announced… Ruby from Herons and Luca from Woodpeckers. A huge well done to everybody that entered! Below are …

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School Council – Chill Out Tuesday

After a successful term of running ‘Chill Out Tuesday’ for KS2 children, School Council have now swapped their club to allow Reception and KS1 children to attend. So far, it’s been very popular! The children have loved mixing with each other through playing board games, building models, reading, drawing, crafting and dancing (thanks to DJ …

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Falcons’ Fossils

As part of our new topic in science, we have been learning about how fossils are formed and found in sedimentary rock. Surprisingly, despite real terms spending being at the highest it has ever been, there remains a paucity of paleontological equipment here at Tranmere Park so we improvised with bread and shrimps and bananas!

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World Book Day – LKS2 and Reception Buddy Up!

As part of World Book Day today, 3/4 and Reception have buddied up to read, share stories and draw/colour their favourite book characters.

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Big Battery Hunt Update…

Thank you to those who have been bringing in their dead and used batteries across the past few weeks. So far, we have recycled a total of 2553! A big thank you also to our school council team who have been out recycling the batteries at various recycling points after scores have been totalled in …

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