Thursday, 24 July 2008

Fun Stuff!

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Best of 2007-8 Pop Song 2008 Podcast

We're celebrating some of the best Falcons work from the 2007-8 academic year.

In the Summer term, Year 6 studied ballads and wrote their own lyrics; in music, the girls worked with Miss Nicholson to put their lyrics to music. Learn more about this project here.

Listen to some of the finished songs, including the winning song, Frantic's brilliant Papa Took Me Rowing, in a special podcast here.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Best of 2007-8 Book Week Poetry Competition

This week we are going to celebrate some of the best Falcons work from 2007-8.

Remember our Book Week Poetry competition? Listen to a special podcast of some of the performances, including the winning entry, 'Cecil', here.

I've been reading...Barnaby Grimes & The Return of the Emerald Skull

Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, running errands in his city, day and night, and high-stacking around the rooftops in search of new mysteries to solve. A fun, 'quick' read, this is perfect for Year 4 and 5 pupils. Learn more about Barnaby Grimes here.

What have you been reading? Click on comments on share your books with the world!

Monday, 14 July 2008

Book Recommendation - The Name of This Book is Secret!

I've been reading The Name of this Book is Secret, a fantasy novel by Pseudonymous Bosch, about the adventures of two children, Cass and Max-Ernest, as they investigate the mysterious death of a local magician.

The book is a must for fans of Lemony Snicket: the author claims that because the book revolves around a secret, the story itself is a secret, which is why the title cannot be revealed to the general public, and even the names of the characters are false names used to protect their identities.

What have you been reading? Click on 'comments' and share your book recommendations!

Learn more by clicking here.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Goodbye Year Six!

Goodbye and good luck, Year Six! From your success in the 11+ exams to 'Peter Pan', from the Fashion Show to Residential Week, you've been stars! Don't forget to keep in touch, and come back and visit when you have the chance!

Click on 'comments' and leave a 'good luck' message!

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Monday, 7 July 2008

Year 5 Holiday Homework

The Year 5 Summer holiday writing homework is now online at the pupil wiki. Click here to visit the site. Remember, try to complete 2 task a week to keep your brain 'ticking over' until September.

Don't forget that there are tons of optional tasks avaliable at

Year 5 - Summer Reading List

Please study the online reading list at, talk to your friends, look at the selection in class, and come up with a list of five books that you want to read over the long summer break.

Please bring into class tomorrow any books you think your chums will enjoy (you don't need to lend them - we're bringing them in so we can all have a look!)

Friday, 4 July 2008

Year 6 - History - Dioramas

Don't forget to bring your Victorian classroom diorama into school on Monday for display.

We'll also be recording our Pop Songs.

Year 5 Persuasive Writing - Formal English

L.O. To understand the importance of using formal English in an essay.

We learned about formal English. Complete your 'Join the Falcons' formal letter - remember, your audience is parents, so you need to think like the man in this picture! Don't forget to use our rhetorical techniques.

Click here to learn more about formal English.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Year 5 Non-fiction Persuasive Writing

L.O. To revise persuasive techniques

Please complete your 'retirement' persuasive letter - don't forget to include all of our persuasive techniques:

• Rhetorical questions (questions that do not need an answer)
• Positive language, e.g. fun; great; exciting
• Repetition
• Facts and figures
• Experts say...

Feeling clever? Include fragments and impact sentences!

Year 3 Creative Writing - Story with exciting first line that sets the scene

You are going to write a story with an exciting first line, and then 'set the scene' using our descriptive techniques.

You should then continue the story using direct speech and more description. Don't forget to indent your speech!

Write one-and-a-half sides of A4.

Due: Thursday