Class 4 (Falcons) 2023 - 2024

Mrs Raynor

Mrs Heald

Class 4 Teacher

Welcome to Falcons (Year 5 and 6)


"Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.”

Ready, Respectful, Resilient


Hello, we are Mrs Heald and Mrs Raynor and we are your class teachers. We also have Mrs Armstrong, Miss Hay and Mrs Sherlock with us across week to help us learn and progress. Mrs Page and Mrs Cowell will also be teaching some lessons as part of our class. 


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If you need to contact us at any time, please do. If you wish to speak to me in person then do not hesitate to make an appointment with us for after school. Our email addresses are and


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Welcome to Spring term 2024

As we move forward into the Spring term in class 4, there will always be someone to help when you are stuck, feeling sad or just need a little pick me up. In the Falcons we always try our best to persevere and be the best we can be! We know that this year is important to each and every one of you, we are here to make sure that we can all achieve together.

Our Christian values for this half term are service, humility and trust.

'As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace' 1 Peter 4:10


General Information

Please and thank you…

  • Full school uniform to be worn unless otherwise informed.
  • Long hair (shoulder length or longer) must be tied back.
  • Jewellery is limited to a pair of stud earrings and a wrist watch (which must be removed for PE).
  • No false nails.
  • Your child needs a water bottle every day filled with water only.
  • If your child is using a school bag, then please can it be a reasonable size so it can easily fit on the pegs
  • PE kits need to be in school at all times. 
  • Name all items of clothing your child brings to school, this way they can be returned promptly.


'Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. 'Proverbs 22:6


Class novel

This term our class novel is Kidnap on the California Comet by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. Our year 5 children enjoyed The Highland Falcon Thief in Barn Owls so much, we thought that this would be an excellent choice.





This half term our English work will be based on Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd-Stanton. Our Falcons have a lot of interest and knowledge around mythical tales and creatures so this is the perfect text to support their learning. 

The children will be creating fictional characters and settings, writing myths from the point of view of different characters. As they develop their plots they will be able to let their imagination take them to unknown worlds whilst developing key gramatical and writing skills.


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We will continue to learn spelling rules and patterns, with a strong focus on the statutory spellings for our year groups.

We will link our guided reading to Norse history with a mix of stories and non-fiction texts, practicing our retrieval and inference skills. 



This half-term we will continue with our work on fractions before moving on to decimals and percentages.



Our science work will aim to develop our knowledge and understanding, scientific skills and measuring and recording abilities. This half term we will learn about the human circulatory system and it's importance to our physical health, following on from this in the second half term we will consider and investigate the impact on our health of diet, exercise and drugs.

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Mrs Cowell will also be teaching RE on Tuesday afternoons and our topic for this half term is th Kingdom of God followed by Salvation.




Our Geography topic for this term is a study of Europe, the different countries, climates, cultures that contribute to this varied continent. We will compare and contrast the human and physical geography, research and explore the capital cities and consider the reasons for trade and migration.


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Mrs Cowell will be taking PE on Tuesday afternoon this term with a focus on invasion games, starting with Netball..



This term we will be exploring pop ballads/jazz.



Computing will be creating media this term.



We will be researching and making foods from around Europe.



During this term class 4 will be looking at artwork linked to our geography topic. We be making taking a tour through Europe exploring the art that can be seen in different galleries as well as home grown talent. Our focus artist will be David Wightman.



Global diversity and discrimination.


Homework books will be given out on Friday and then collected on a Wednesday. Please can you ensure your child is doing their homework and it is ready to be handed in. There will be a literacy or reading task and a maths task each week.

Children should spend a maximum of 20 minutes on each task. If by the end of the 20 minutes they have not managed to finish, please ask them not to worry and hand in what they have managed to complete. We know that life is busy, if you have a particularly busy week or are away for the weekend, please let us know so that we can make allowances.

We encourage children to read at home as often as possible, this will not only help to develop a life long love of reading but also support their classroom learning. They will be listened to as part of guided reading and their morning activities at least once a week. We would like their Homework records in school each day, but this is particularly important on a Friday. This enables the children to record their homework and we can check to monitor how much your child is reading at home.

Any homework not returned will be completed during a Thursday lunchtime.

If your child is having difficulty completing their homework please let us know so that we can offer help and advice. Mrs Heald will be available on a Monday lunchtime to support those in need of extra help.


Possible educational visits this term

Tree planting with the Woodland Trust

The Fire Service










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