A very warm welcome to Falcon Class!
We are a friendly, kind and supportive class of year 5/6 children. We are curious, energetic and kind. We thoroughly enjoy investigating our world and discussing what is happening in the news. We are taught by Mrs Sager and Mrs Larcombe is our Teaching Assistant. Miss Wyatt teaches in Falcon when Mrs Sager has her planning time.
Falcon Class will have PE on a Monday and Thursday and should bring their P.E. kit to school on these days to change into; however, in order to allow flexibility in the timetable, please ensure P.E. kits are brought in to school everyday. P.E. kit consists of black joggers/shorts, a plain T shirt in their house colour and their Paxcroft jumper. Paxcroft hoodies are also available to buy for PE and other outdoor activities.
We are really pleased to announce that Swimming lessons will start on Thursdays from 6th October for all children in Year 5
Your child will need the following kit: Towel, Swimming costume or trunks, Underwear (if your child will be wearing their swimming kit in to school), Hair brush/comb, Goggles (if preferred), Deodorant (if required, however no aerosols allowed)
All the children have green homework diaries (planners), which also act as a record of their reading and general home learning. They can also be used as a quick way of sending a message or a note into school.
I have asked the children to make sure that these are in school every day and they are monitored on Mondays and Fridays. This is to help the children to be more organised in their approach to their learning, which will help them when they move on to Secondary School. The children are encouraged to use the planners to record their reading, any spelling practice they do as well as any time they spend on TT Rockstars, Spelling Frame or Mathletics.
The children will soon be issued with Mathletics and TT Rockstars log-ons for maths activities, as well as a Spelling Frame log-on so they can also practise at home.
All children have individual spelling lists to learn from the statutory words. Every other week, we investigate a spelling pattern or rule.
Thank you for your continued support with home learning
This week, we have had the pleasure of welcoming Iris into school to speak about the Jewish faith and traditions. We learnt a lot about different symbols and objects that are important to the faith and heard first-hand what it means to her to be part of the Jewish community. We were impressed with the level of questioning from the children and how well they listened. In English, we have continued to explore the stylistic features of a newspaper report and started to think about the role of a reporter by gaining quotes. In our topic learning we have looked in detail at the different techniques used to make weaponry and had a go at making our own.
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We have truly got back into the swing of things this week in Year 5/6. In English, we have been beginning our unit of writing based around Newspaper reports and we have written our own newspaper reports about the evacuation of children during World War 2. In our Topic learning, we have been looking at artefacts from the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age and comparing the differences between the three time periods. We even had a go at making our own Stone Age weapons out of soap! On our RE morning, we learnt about Judaism and the importance of the Passover meal to Jews. Maybe your child could tell you about what they learnt. We are looking forward to having our visitor, Iris Segall, to tell us more about Judaism and her beliefs next week. In PE, we have been looking at dance through the ages and trying to replicate some of those moves. The Charleston was harder than it looks!
- Tuesday 3rd January is a TD day. School is shut for all children
- School starts for all children on Wednesday 4th January
- Swimming will continue for all Year 5 children on Thursday. please remember your swimming kit.
At Paxcroft, we firmly believe that reading fundamentally important to children's development. Regular reading with your child is a great way to support them with their fluency and comprehension skills. It is beneficial to vary the reading diet, getting a balance of fiction and non-fiction. I hugely appreciate the support you give your child in their learning and wholeheartedly believe that reading is at the heart of your child's learning.
Please find below the recommended reading lists for year 5 and 6 or visit our English Curriculum page for advice on how to support your child further in their reading.