Welcome to Falcon Class!
Welcome to the Autumn Term 2018 in Falcon Class.
Already the Year 5 and 6 children have been on a school trip to Bristol to visit the M Shed and the Lifeskills Centre. At the M Shed the children explored the fascinating exhibits telling the story of Bristol and the people who live there. We then walked along the side of the river to reach the Lifeskills Centre. At The Centre children learn how to assess risk and cope with difficult situations by taking part in realisitic, interactive activities. Every child came away with a much better understanding of how to take responsibility for their own and others safety.
Back in the classroom we have been thinking about building our enjoyment of reading. The children all devised questions for a reading survey to be answered by their parents. The results were fascinating and showed the huge diversity there is in people's reading habits and choices. It made me realise how important it is to expose the children to a wide variety of literature to 'light that fire'.
In English lessons we have been looking at the humorous style of Jeremy Strong whilst our class reading book is Rick Riordan's rollicking adventure book 'Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief'. Some of the children have also met with other small school as part of the Wells Literature Festival's education project to discuss 'The Island at the End of Everything' by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. It received a mixed reception and our mission now is to try and select a book for the next Book Club meeting that will be rated as a 9 or 10 out of ten.