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Falcon Class Year 3 and 4

Falcon Class


During our time in Falcons we have the opportunity to take part in a range of extra-curricular activities

including participating in the Vale Academy Trust Singing Festival

and a one night residential to Hillend.


The children also have the chance to take part in inter-school sporting activities.


The children continue to develop fluency in times-tables through Times Tables Rockstars

and start to use the Accelerated Reader to ensure they are reading at an appropriate level of challenge.


Swimming is first taught in Falcons and the children are also introduced to a Spanish.

Term 5

This term would have seen us venturing into the Black Forest in Germany. As we are unable to undertake this learning journey together, Falcons have been given a range of options to help them discover more about this region.


To help maintain our English skills, we have been set the challenge of learning the story of Hansel and Gretel.  We will be using this as a model to write our own stories of courageous children, to share with other children who are having to stay at home at the moment.


Each week we will be set maths challenges that focus on one of the four operations. We will also be playing games that help us to become more fluent with our key maths facts, like TTRS and Nice/Nasty.


At this time, when we are unable to go out as much as we might like, it is important that we continue to get up and move about frequently. We have therefore been given some science activities to try out that will help us to understand how our bones and muscles work together to help us to move.


There are many great German Composers and using the BBC 10 pieces website we can listen to some of their most famous pieces. It will be interesting to see which one is most popular with the class. Which do you think is the most relaxing? Which conjures up the ‘dark of the woods’ best?


Finally, the Black Forest provides the perfect backdrop for a variety of Art and Design tasks. The shadows that fall between the trees could be recreated using black pencil on white paper, or chalk on black paper. Taking inspiration from Jan Pienkowski, we could make silhouette pictures of scenes from our favorite fairy tales. You could bake and decorate a gingerbread house, or even your own schwarzwälder kirschtorte!


Remember, all activities on our home learning page can be done at your, and your child's pace and you are free to pick and choose what you would like to get involved in.  There are many different activities, just to give a variety, but it is not the expectation that you complete them all. The priority is well-being for everyone during this challenging time.