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||Miss Gomersall|
|PE Indoor — Wednesday||Mr Winters|
|Spellings — Monday||Miss Smith|
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.
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.
Year 3 Maths Answers – Stage 2 Check 1 Answers Year 4 Maths Answers – Stage 3 Check 1 Answers
This Half-Term’s Topic Homework and Knowledge Organiser – Click the title for more.
Romans Homework Grid – New 2023 LKS2 KO ROMANS LKS2 Science Knowledge Organiser – Animals-Including-Humans Maths Knowledge Organiser -Autumn-1
Latest class news – Click the title for more.
This year our school council have been incredibly busy. They’ve held story writing, poetry and design competitions, helped the school save energy and stay tidy, rescued a sea-turtle, made bird feeders, hosted Chill Out Tuesdays, collected for the food bank, recycled thousands of batteries for Duracell’s Big Battery Hunt, met the Mayor of Leeds…and so …
The Big Battery Hunt is over! A HUGE well done and thank you to everyone who has contributed to the competition. So many of you have brought in THOUSANDS of dead and used batteries, and so many of you have done a fantastic job of helping us to count and recycle these too. Overall, we …
Thank you to those who have continued to bring in their dead and used batteries over the past few months. We have now collected and recycled just over 15,000 batteries! The competition is about to enter its final week…you have until Friday 30th June to bring in any dead or used batteries that you wish …
Please remember to bring pyjamas for tomorrow’s Drowning Prevention Week lesson. Trunks/costumes still required. Thanks, Mr Housden
We have been learning to name parts of the body in french lessons.
To kick off our new Topic, The Greeks, we have spent the afternoon in Ancient Greece competing in the first ever Olympic Games! To begin with, we learnt all about the history of the games, and used some ancient artefacts to discover which sporting events took place, who could compete in them, and the wider …
To finish our topic, Scavengers and Settlers, we have had a go at creating some clay art. After recapping and practising the main techniques (rolling, coiling, pinching and slip), we had a go at creating our own pots. Check out some of our finished products below…
After helping promote Earth Day, School Council have been keen to do more to help our planet, particularly through helping the wildlife. This week, we have had a go at creating our very own recycled bird feeders to hang up around the School grounds. We had so much fun making them and are very pleased …
Throughout the past few weeks in LKS2, we have undertaken a number of different art projects. Check these out below… Pointillism – After studying the work of Seurat’s & Delree Dumont, we had a go at recreating our favourite landscape images using pointillism techniques (cotton puds and finger tips). Jigsaw Art – After studying the …
Thank you to those who have been bringing in their dead and used batteries over the past couple of months. We have now collected a total of 6400 batteries! A big thank you also, to our school council team who have been making multiple trips to the recycling points to ensure all of these get …