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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 — Monday Mr Beech
Spellings — Monday Mrs Sadgrove
Times tables — Thursday  Miss Allison

 

Class Governor: Rob Fordyce

Bookbags and Reading Diary

As your child enters year three or four, the children will be encouraged to work with growing independence. To support this, your child will be taking responsibility for their own book bag. In due course, your child will be expected to remove books and any
letters, slips, and monies from their book bags. They should also make the teacher aware if a message has been written in their reading diary. It would be much appreciated if you could support your child with this, reminding them in the morning to remove key items such as reading books or reading diaries.

The children should bring their book bag into school every day. You may also use the child’s diary to record any messages for us to read. We may also use them to record messages for you, so please check these regularly.

Reading Books

Each week your child will be expected to read twice a week with an adult at home, who will need to sign and date the reading diary every time they hear them read. Your child can choose a book from home or an appropriate free choice book from school. A reading
scheme book will also be sent home once weekly. It is important that an adult hears them read and asks questions about what they have read in order to aid their comprehension and to improve their writing skills.

Please comment or ask questions on new vocabulary, punctuation, sentence openers etc. Reading diaries will be checked by staff on a Monday morning and we expect that each child will have read to an adult twice.

Please return books each Monday. We will be quarantining and/or cleaning any books returned to school (in line with guidance) before they are distributed to another child.

Homework

Your child will receive their homework every Monday (a copy with answers will be available on Google Classroom) and should return it by the following Monday. This will consist of weekly tasks in both Maths and English. We politely request that parents mark the work with their child so that any misconceptions can be addressed—answers for the regular sheets are provided. 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! A topic homework grid and will also be available on Google Classroom by the end of the first week of a new topic. It is expected that your child will complete at least two of the activities from the grid and upload them. There are a range of fun and exciting options to choose from so please feel free to be creative!

The homework will alternate between the maths skills test and the Grammar Hammer. We test the children on the previous week’s homework at the start of the new week. The aim of setting the blank sheet first and testing it second is to encourage the children to learn the method for each question—not just memorise the answers.

Spellings will be tested each week and children should have their spelling books with them each day to refer to.

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

LKS2 Summer 1 Knowledge Organisers and Homework Grid

Please see attached the knowledge organisers and homework grid for this half-term. Homework can be handed in via Google Classroom or, it can be brought into class. LKS2 Temples Tombs and Treasures Homework Grid Summer 1 2022 Summer 1 Topic Knowledge Organiser Temples Tombs and Treasures 2022 Summer 1 Maths Knowledge Organiser 2022 (Maths knowledge …

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Latest class news – Click the title for more.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

This summer, Queen Elizabeth II has her platinum jubilee – the longest reign of any British monarch! In the 70 years that she has been queen, the world has changed in many ways. Each year group at Tranmere Park have researched a decade and created a collage. These collages, collected as one, tell a story …

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LKS2 Muddy Puddle Day (Topic Link)

Today in LKS2, we have had our Muddy Puddle Day which focused on our Topic, Temples Tombs and Treasures. Throughout the day we have engaged in 4 different activities, discovering and learning lots about the Ancient Egyptians whilst also working creatively, collaboratively and independently. Task 1 – Pyramids with Miss Ingram. For this task, we …

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Fun French Fashion in Falcons

Falcons have been learning the names of Les Vêtements (clothes) in French. They created their own items of clothing then paraded them in a ‘fashion show’. Some children had a go at taking the microphone and doing the introductions e.g. « Ici Zoe. Elle porte une jupe. » Bravo Falcons!

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World Maths Day ~ Falcons help Mrs H with her real life maths problems!

On world maths day, Falcons did me a huge favour by helping me with some real life maths problems. They helped me to work out how much money my own children need to earn to top up their student loans to pay for their accommodation. On top of that they worked out how much spending …

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Falcons’ Topic (Planet Earth)

Check out Falcons’ seismograph readings below.

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LKS2 Topic – Geologist Zoom Visit.

This week, LKS2 were visited via zoom by a Geologist named Chris. In this session, we learned all about the role of a geologist and what the future of geoscience might look like. We also recapped our learning on volcanoes and earthquakes and then found out all about what can happen when a volcano erupts …

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LKS2 Topic – Earthquake STEM Challenge.

This afternoon, LKS2 were visited by a civil engineer. To begin with, we learned all about the roles of an engineer and the key skills you need to become an engineer. We also had a discussion about what we think engineering might look like in the future. After this, we learned about the importance of …

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Y4 Multiplication Tables Check

Information for parents.

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Falcons’ News

This week, we’ve been learning: How to multiply and divide numbers by 10 and 100. How to identify shield, composite and cinder cone volcanoes. How to further improve our descriptive powers by using similes, metaphors and fronted adverbials in our writing. How to make a paper laptop, defining the CPU, RAM and Hard Drive. And… …

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Falcons’ News

This week, we’ve been learning all about earthquakes, volcanoes and the infamous ring of fire in our topic lessons. We also managed to squeeze in some time to analyse how volcanoes are depicted in art, and create some of our own. In maths, we’ve been working hard on learning how to multiply by 10. And …

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