Falcons Class

In these very challenging times with the children at home we will do our best to post regular updates with tasks and activities to keep the children busy. Below is a list of basic skills for the children to continue practising with websites to support.


  • Daily Reading

Find different texts to read, e.g. newspapers, online research, story books, information books, recipes, etc.


Website: www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk

This website offers free decodable comics which will be perfect for children reading level 17 or below.


Website: www.phonicsplay.co.uk

The website is offering free access for those families having to self- isolate or during school closures.

Username: march20               Password: home

Year 2 will need to use the phase 3, 4 & 5 resources and year 3 will need to use phase 5 & 6


  • Times tables


Year 2 – 2, 3, 5, 10

Year 3 – 3, 6, 4, 8, 7


Website: www.themathsfactor.com

The children need to know each set of times tables off by heart and be able to answer verbal and written times table questions, e.g. 5 x 4 =    2 x 6 =    9 x 10=   10 x 9=


Website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

This website offers maths games that cover all the different units within maths.


  • Spellings


Practise the spellings in the Yellow spelling books. Use the look, cover, write, check approach, joined handwriting and then write into a sentence.

It is important for the children to chunk the word to help them remember the spellings, e.g. remember could be chunked into re-mem-ber


Website: www.spellingframe.co.uk



  • Extra support and activities


Website: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents

Twinkle provide resources for use in school but now have a free to access site for parents and carers. There are so many resources available for the children to keep them busy.


Welcome to Falcons Class!

Our class is a mixed Year 2 and 3 class.


All children are expected to read at least 3 times a week and have this recorded by an adult in their reading diary. The reading diaries are then checked weekly and if your child has read 3 times or more at home they will receive an effort stamp. For children to be independent and succeed in learning reading is key. With this in mind, we would like all children to develop a love for reading. We have a class story that we share daily, every child has chosen a library book to share with you and we would really like to hear about other opportunities they have had to read, e.g. reading a notice board, newsletter, researching the topic using a book or the internet. Please log this in the reading diary.


The children have been given a set of spellings to learn and practise at home.  It is really important that they can read all of these words as well as learn to spell them. The children are being taught different ways to practise the spellings and we will have a spelling quiz on a Monday. 



PE kits needs to be in school at all times. Please could you make sure that all uniform is clearly named, all jewellery needs to be removed and earrings taped for PE and long hair must be tied up at all times.

 Looking forward to a lovely year!

Mrs Hinchliffe and Mrs Lewis