Welcome to Falcons

Year 1/2 Falcons is our newest class taught by Mrs Bradshaw, supported by Mrs Life.  This is where the children begin Key Stage One.  The classroom is equipped with computers, an Interactive Whiteboard, an i Pad, Bee-Bots and Probots.  Falcons classroom is a light and airy learning environment.  It leads out onto an outside balcony area which the children and parents have planted with scented herbs and shrubs.  The children use the outside area as an extension of their classroom for outdoor learning.

 

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Our Class Blog

 

Falcons were lucky enough to have a musical visit this week from Valerie. She taught the children a traditional story about a pirate, using music as a background. Falcons then learnt how to sing a round, and learnt a new pirate song. Then to finish off, Children used props to act out the story along to music! It was a great afternoon and the children really enjoyed it.

Falcons used their visit from David Hill as inspiration in science this week, and in groups they designed their own exercise routines! We timed each exercise for one minute and everybody got to contribute their ideas. In groups, children then took part in their fitness routines and discussed what happened to their bodies afterwards. Falcons noticed their hearts were beating faster and they felt hot!

Falcons had an amazing day at the KS1 Gymnastics festival in Torquay. We enjoyed a gymnastics demonstration by Harry  before the Harbertonford team performed their group routines in front of 5 other schools. All of the children had practised really hard, their routines were excellent and they got a special mention from Mr Tanner who said how proud he was. After that, the children went into the gymnastics training area where groups did circuits on some of the equipment including trampolines, balance bars and ropes. The children absolutely loved the day and should be very proud of themselves for representing Harbertonford in such a positive way.

Falcons have been studying habitats, so as an investigation they made nests out of hay, used a plastic bottle as a mouse and put a thermometer inside it. They left the nests outside all night then went up to measure and compare the temperatures in the morning. They all noticed that the mice in their cozy nests were much warmer than the one who had been out in the middle of the field!

Falcons class recently attended the KS1 summer sports festival at KEVICCS. The children enjoyed 8 different stations with a variety of activities and all joined in with great enthusiasm. Harbertonford even got a mention from Mr Lyndon for great behaviour and waiting so patiently for other teams to arrive. Well done Falcons!

Falcons had a fantastic trip to the Plymouth Aquarium on Thursday. Activities included starfish feeding, a shark talk, feeding the giant octopus and a hunt for answers to questions that the children had prepared. Falcons ended the day by watching scuba divers swimming in the shark tank and even learnt some diving sign language!