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Bromet Primary School Excellence, Enjoyment and Achievement for All

Falcon - Year 5 and Year 6

Welcome to Falcon Class 2021-22

Class Teacher: Mrs A Adoum

Teaching Partners: 

Mrs E MacDomnic (am)

Mrs D Ridout (Tue - Wed pm)

ECT/PPA Cover: Mrs C Burns

R.E.: Mrs T Bastable

MFL: Mrs E Edwards

Mrs N Bridgman (interventions)

 

Star of the week: Sonny

Northern Heights - Initial Information

Christmas songs - lyrics

Falcon Class Reminders

 

Please do not forget to have with you the following items on the correct days of the week!

  • PE Kits should be worn on the day of PE, which is Tuesday 
  • Homework to be handed in on Mondays and then handed back out on Wednesdays. 
  • Reading records and books need to be in school on a daily basis and signed. 
  • Timetables work sheets are to be taken home on a Friday/Monday to be tested the following Thursday.  

It is vitally important that the children become independent and take responsibility for ensuring that they have the correct equipment on the correct days. 

Our learning week commencing: 24th January 

Maths: Multiplication and division: Divide 2,3,4-digits by 1-digit, divide with remainders

English Introduction to a new book: The Boy in the Tower - by Polly Ho-Yen (using specific adjectives, abstract/concrete nouns, inferring information in order to make predictions, writing journalistic report)

Guided Reading: Skellig by David Almond

PSHE: Hopes and Dreams

Science: Earth and space 

Geography: Oceans

RE: Faith in art, drama and songs (Christianity and Buddhism) 

PE: Dance (Tuesday)

French: Wednesday with Mrs Edwards

Music: Make You Feel My Love

Computing: The Mars Rover 

DT: Puppets project (Friday pm)

 

Our learning week commencing: 17th January 

Maths: Multiplication and division: Multiply 3-digits by 2-digits, 4-digits by 2-digits, Divide 2-digits by 1-digit 

English: Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers: Relative clauses, explanation text, research (day and night leaflet), survival - opinion writing, constellation viewer

Guided Reading: Skellig by David Almond

PSHE: Hopes and Dreams

Science: Earth and space 

History: Shang Dynasty

RE: Faith in art, drama and songs (Christianity and Buddhism) 

PE: Dance (Tuesday)

French: Wednesday with Mrs Edwards

Music: Make You Feel My Love

Art: Salvador Dali (Impressionism) 

DT: Puppets project

 

 

Our learning week commencing: 10th January 

Maths: Multiplication and division: Multiply 2,3.4 digits by 1 digit, 2 digits by 2 digits

English: Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers: atmospheric poetry, solar system report, poster

Guided Reading: Skellig by David Almond

PSHE: Hopes and Dreams

Science: Earth and space 

Geography: Oceans

RE: Faith in art (Christianity and Buddhism) 

PE: Dance (Tuesday)

French: Wednesday with Mrs Edwards

Music: Make You Feel My Love

Computing: Mars Rover

 

 

Welcome back a Happy New Year 2022 to you all!

Hope you all had a restful and enjoyable break. I am looking forward to seeing you all back and hearing about your experiences! 

 

Our learning week commencing: 3rd January 2022

Thursday -

AM: We will be discussing and completing activities around Wellbeing, British Values, Maths Bingo

PM: Online Reputation, New Year's resolutions

Friday

AM: Desmond Tutu, PSHE (Money)

PM: DT for year 5 (puppets), Yr6 - wellbeing and team building activities

 

Our learning week commencing: 20th December 

Over the next day and a half we will enjoy Santa's breakfast,  some craft activities, educational games and a movie with popcorn! (children can bring in their games as long as they are not electronic). 

 

Well done to all of you for completing your first term in Falcon Class. It has been my pleasure teaching you and I look forward to our learning adventures in 2022! 

I wish you and your families joyful and restful Christmas and a Happy New Year!   

 

 

Our learning week commencing: 13th December 

Maths: Consolidation of learning 

English: Poetry (comprehension, structure, poem writing)

Guided Reading: Various Christmas Narrative stories 

DT: Clocks (Evaluation of the final product)

PSHE: Celebrating Difference: Celebrating difference across the world

Science: 

Geography: Leaflets about rivers

RE: Buddhism

PE: Volleyball 

French: Christmas - Le Noel!

Music: Christmas songs 

 

Additional information:

Tuesday 14th December - Our class Christmas performance will be recorded (school uniform please)

Wednesday 15th December - Christmas Jumper and Christmas Lunch Day

Thursday 16th December - Film and doughnuts in the afternoon (instead of the pantomime), children can come in wearing non-uniform clothes.

 

 

Our learning week commencing: 6th December 

Maths: Perimeter and Area: Area of shapes (consolidation)

English: Book: Firebird: Planning and writing up sensory description of settings, characters; exploring characters' feelings through drama

Guided Reading: Ancient Egyptians 

Art: Painting in style of Takashi Murakami

PSHE: Celebrating Difference: Does money matter?

Science: Writing up findings of the experiment - letter to Miss Evans 

History: Shang Dynasty

RE: Buddhism

PE: Volleyball 

French: What do you like to do

Music: Christmas songs 

 

 

Our learning week commencing: 29th November 

Maths: Perimeter and Area: Perimeter of rectilinear shapes, Calculating perimeter, Area of shapes (rectangles, irregular and compound shapes 

English: Book: Firebird: Using past perfect tense to create multi-clause sentences, changing adjectives and nouns into verbs, adverbial phrases, planning of a story

Guided Reading: Coming to England/ The Firework-Maker's Daughter

DT: Clock - assembly 

PSHE: Celebrating Difference: Types of bullying

Geography: Freshwater - rivers and streams

RE: Buddhism

PE: Volleyball 

French: Around school 

Music: Christmas songs 

 

Please encourage the children to learn the lyrics for the Christmas songs (attached above). 

Do your children like to read in strange places? If so, please e-mail us a picture that we can share on the school's display. 

 

Our learning week commencing: 22nd November 

Maths: Perimeter and Area: Measure perimeter, Perimeter on a grid, Perimeter of rectangles, Calculate perimeter

English: Book: Firebird: Expanded noun phrases, Modal verbs, Past perfect tense, Perfect and progressive verbs, Multi-clause sentences, 

Guided Reading: Strange Case of Origami Yoda

Art: Contemporary art

PSHE: Celebrating Difference: Bullying

History: Battle of Bosworth

RE: Buddhism

PE: Volleyball 

French: PE lesson

Music: Christmas songs 

Odd Socks Day - Monday - 15th November 

(donations NOT required)

Our learning week commencing: 15th November 

Maths: Multiplication and Division: Divide by 10, 100, 1000; Multiples of 10, 100 and 1,00

English: Book: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda-  Diary entry in the style of a character, Planning and writing of a discussion text.

Guided Reading: Coming to England by Floella Benjamin

Science: Properties and Changes of Materials: To plan an absorption test

DT: Clocks - planning and preparing the face

PSHE: Celebrating Difference: Rumours and name-calling 

Geography: Freshwater - rivers and streams

RE: Buddhism

PE: Volleyball 

French: School subjects

Music: Classroom Jazz - ' Take the A Train' by Duke Ellington 

Library: Tuesday pm - don't forget to bring in your library books if you would like to change them

 

Our learning week commencing: 8th November 

Maths: Multiplication and Division: Square numbers, Cube numbers, Multiply by 10, 100, 1000

English: Book: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda- Extracting information from a text, using persuasive and opposing language, turning nouns/adjectives into verbs using -ate, -ise, -ify 

Guided Reading: Coming to England by Floella Benjamin

Science: Properties and Changes of Materials: How to recover a substance from a solution

Art: Poppies art

PSHE: Celebrating Difference: Racism

History: Remembrance

RE: Buddhism

PE: Volleyball - volleying a ball 

French: What’s in my pencil case 

Music: Classroom Jazz - 'Three Note Bossa' / Desafinado - Stan Getz

 

 

Our learning week commencing: 1st November 

Maths: Multiplication and Division: Multiples, Factors, Common factors, Prime numbers

English: Book: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda- Inferring information about a character, predicting events, giving/writing instructions

Guided Reading: Coming to England by Floella Benjamin

Science: Properties and Changes of Materials: Comparing and grouping everyday materials

Art: Climate Change Day art

PSHE: Celebrating Difference: Different Cultures

Geography: Freshwater: Lakes and ponds

RE: Buddhism

PE: Volleyball - a fast catch volley

French: Clothing

Music: Classroom Jazz - 'Three Note Bossa' by Ian Gray

 

Also this week:

TUESDAY - A Whole School Climate Change Day 

Our learning week commencing: 18th October

Maths: Statistics: Use line graphs to solve problems, Read and interpret tables, Two-way tables, Timetables

English: Book: ‘Curiosity - The Story of Mars Rover’ (to plan and write a newspaper report, to edit/improve the work, to publish the work, to use dashes - to add information, to use expanded noun phrases with technical vocabulary)

Guided Reading: Coming to England by Floella Benjamin

Science: States of Matter: Water cycle

Art: David Hockney - focus on perspective 

PSHE: Being Me In My World: Owning our learning charter

History: Shang Dynasty

RE: Buddhism

PE: Basketball - a basketball tournament

French: Clothing

Music: Livin' On A Prayer/I Saw Her Standing There

Also this week:

LENNY HENRY - a virtual author event 

Parent Consultations - Wednesday & Thursday

 

Kind Request:

PLEASE PROVIDE A CARRIER BAG AS LAST YEARS BOOKS WILL BE SENT HOME SOON

 

 

 

Our learning week commencing: 11th October

Maths: Statistics: Interpret charts, Introduce line graphs, Read and interpret line graphs, Draw line graphs

English: Book: ‘Curiosity - The Story of Mars Rover’ (to use cohesive devices, to write an explanation, passive voice for a formal blog, news report)

Guided Reading: Coming to England by Floella Benjamin

Science: States of Matter: How do particles behave inside solids, gasses and liquids

DT: Clock mechanism

PSHE: Being Me In My World: How democracy and having a voice benefits the school community

Geography: Aquatic Biomes

RE: Buddhism

PE: Basketball - to apply learnt rules and tactics in a game

French: Greetings

Music: Livin' On A Prayer/Johnny B. Goode

 

Kind Request:

PLEASE PROVIDE A CARRIER BAG AS LAST YEARS BOOKS WILL BE SENT HOME SOON

 

Our learning week commencing: 4th October

Maths: Addition and Subtraction: Subtract two 4-digit numbers, Subtract whole numbers with more than 4-digits, Rounding to estimate and approximate, Inverse operations, Subtraction word problems

English: An introduction to our new book: ‘Curiosity - The Story of Mars Rover’ (asking questions, modal verbs to suggest possibilities, multi-clause sentences, conversion of informal language to formal language).

Guided Reading: Coming to England by Floella Benjamin

Science: Biology - Are all teeth the same? 

Art: To practice implementing David Hockney’s style 

PSHE: Being Me In My World: Our Learning Character

History: To understand the importance of the Hidden Figures

RE: Buddhism

PE: Basketball - a set shot and a jump shot

Music: Livin' On A Prayer/Rocking All Over The World

 

Also this week: 

Harvest collection begins on Monday. We are collecting for Red Trust Bushey Foodbank. Donations can be left under the canopy on KS1 playground.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

On Monday afternoon we will take part in a virtual 'Meet the Author' session (Aisling Fowler) 

Friday - 8th October - Non-school uniform day - Hello Yellow - Mental Health Day.

Children can wear a yellow item to school. We will be collecting money for the Young Minds charity - voluntary contributions. 

Over the next few days we will be talking and learning about road safety and how we can ensure to stay safe on the road. Here is the link to the 'Be Bright Be Seen' initiative that you can share with your children at home :

 

https://brightkidz.co.uk/initiatives/be-bright-be-seen/ 

 

Our learning week commencing: 27th September 

 

Maths: Place Value: Roman numerals, Addition and Subtraction: Add two 4-digit numbers (one exchange, more than one exchange), Add whole numbers with more than 4 digits

English: 'Hidden Figures' book: A memoir planning, writing, editing and re-drafting

Guided Reading: Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver

Science: Digestive System Revision

D/T: Mechanism - compass making

PSHE: Being Me In My World: Rewards and Consequences 

Geography: Local Area compared with another area

RE: Buddhism

PE: Basketball - To track an opponent and use defensive techniques to win the ball

Music: Livin' On A Prayer/Smoke On The Water

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