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 Miss Gomersall
PE Indoor — Wednesday Mr Winters
Spellings — Monday Miss Smith
Miss Allison

 

Class Governor: Jacky Cooper

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 w/c 18/9

Year 3 Maths Answers – Stage 2 Check 1 Answers Year 4 Maths Answers – Stage 3 Check 1 Answers

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

Lower Key Stage 2 Homework Grid and Knowledge Organisers Spring Term

Topic: Knowledge Organiser – Planet Earth Planet Earth Homework Grid – New 2024 Maths: Maths Knowledge Organiser Spring English: Narnia Knowledge Organiser Science: States of Matter Knowledge Organiser Spring  

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This week’s Online Safety Update – Click the title for more. 

28.2.24 Bullying

The latest bullying research from the DfE makes for upsetting reading  Almost half (40%) of schoolchildren in the UK have been bullied within the past 12 months – with 21% of them experiencing negative changes to their behaviour, including avoiding going to school. In 15% of those cases, the victim’s behaviour suffers to the extent that …

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Falcons Science – Heating and Cooling

Falcons carried out an experiment to try to find out what temperature chocolate melts at. They worked in small groups, allocating roles to each other and measuring temperatures and times it took for chocolate to melt in water of different temperatures. They eventually discovered that chocolate melts at 25 degrees Celsius, which is how it …

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LKS2 DT – Let’s Make Kites!

After exploring the history of kites, the three classes, Falcons, Woodpeckers and Red Kites, dedicated a full day to design, create and fly their own kites. To kick off the day, we all gathered in the hall, being welcomed in by ‘Let’s Go Fly a Kite’ from the film Mary Poppins. We recapped the knowledge …

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LKS2 RE – Sikhism Talk

As part of our RE lessons, Mrs Maan came to school to give a presentation on Sikhism to all of LKS2. The children got to learn more about Sikhism and add to their knowledge already gained from lessons in class this term. They got to ask lots of questions! Avaani did a brilliant job taking …

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Chess Club begins for LKS2!

After running for a term for years 1 and 2, Chess Club started at break time today for years 3 and 4. There were some fantastic games happening this morning! If you’re currently in Red Kites, Woodpeckers or Falcons and would like to come to chess club, it will run in the LKS2 shared area …

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Falcons – Narnia Setting Description

In English, we are currently reading the book ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ from the Chronicles of Narnia. We are really enjoying it so far and can’t wait to read some more. In our last lesson, we looked at a WABOLL (What a Bad One Looks Like) of a setting description that was …

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Falcons Science – Non-Newtonian Fluids

Falcons made and explored cornflour goop which is a Non-Newtonion fluid. In other words, it has different properties and behaves differently to other fluids (Newtonian fluids). When you mix cornflour and water together it creates a suspension, sometimes behaving like a solid and sometimes behaving like a liquid and it’s fun to explore, if a …

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Falcons – Practical Perimeter

To start our topic of Perimeter in Maths, we went practical! We learnt all about what perimeter was and how we can work it out for different shapes. First, we drew our own shapes and then calculated their perimeter. We then went round the classroom and measured certain objects to find their perimeter. See for yourself! …

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School Council – Autumn Term Round Up

Tranmere would just like to say a HUGE thank you to our school council team who have been incredibly busy this term. You can check out all of their first term projects below. School Council Projects 23-24 We can’t wait to see what the New Year brings the team.  

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Science – Lovely Liquids?

We investigated the effects of liquids on teeth by testing orange juice, cola, vinegar and water on hard boiled eggs. The composition of the shell of a hard boiled egg is similar to that of the surface of our teeth so we put a hard boiled egg into each of these liquids and left them …

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School Council – Thank You Team Tranmere!

On behalf of School Council and AVSED, we would just like to say a huge thank you to all pupils who contributed to the AVSED Christmas Appeal. All cards, pictures and decorations were collected this by Michelle, who was blown away by our efforts and kindness. Your kind words and creative pictures will certainly make …

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