Mr Fallon

Mr Fallon

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A warm welcome to Hoyland Common Primary School. I hope that this blog will give you a real insight into what goes on at this fabulous school. Please feel free to add comments and views; your feedback is more than welcome. A big thank you in advance for your continued support and please remember my office door is always open. If you have any worries, concerns or even want to feed back something positive please do come and see me.

Blog Posts

Titanic Jack /

For some people, building a raft at home might be an achievement. But not Jack – he’s built the TITANIC! At @HoylandCommonPS we aim big!

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Thursday Maths Challenge! /

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    • 9 February, 2017
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Good morning and welcome to Thursday’s fiendish maths challenge.

 

In each group below, use the four numbers once each, with + – × ÷ available:

  •  3   3   3   3
  •  4   4   4   4
  •  5   5   5   5
  •  6   6   6   6

to show how you can achieve the target number of 24.

 

Please send your answers in the reply box below – there is a house point on offer for the first correct answer. I will reveal the solution on Monday.

 

Good luck and happy puzzling!

 

Mr F 🙂

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Friday feeling……. /

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    • 3 February, 2017
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Its Friday again! The weeks are flying by here at HCPS with all the fantastic learning that is happening throughout school with children immersed in their learning and topic work!!

News from the week –

The Foundation Stage Ducks now have a new home outside, feel free to pop in and visit them in their new house situated in the FS Playground – a huge THANK YOU as well to our fabulous caretaker Theresa who donated £50 toward their new home and even used her weekend to build it for Blitzen and Prancer!

Mr Hastey’s classroom has been the epi centre of the titanic wreck site this week with children using their programming skills to navigate their way through an “underwater” maze to find the remains of the titanic! The children have been submerged almost literally but I think Mr Hastey will be glad to get his classroom back to normal next week!

Year 6 visited the Maritime Museum in Liverpool on Wednesday to further enhance their learning and their topic work. They were able to uncover objects from the Titanic, find out about life at sea and learn about the port of Liverpool.

This weeks “Stars of the Week”, have been chosen for a number of different reasons, being an exceptional role model to their peers, use of descriptive language in literacy, 100% effort, grasp of numeracy and being helpful and friendly and a pleasure to teach.

Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you all again on Monday ready for another week of learning!

 

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Dino-tastic! /

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    • 2 February, 2017
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Just look at this fantastic creation. I’m so impressed Noah-a-Saurus! 

#hcpsproud selfie

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Saving the ship! /

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    • 2 February, 2017
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Check out Lily’s independent work at home – self directed learning at its best! #hcpsproudselfie

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Friday Celebrations /

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    • 23 January, 2017
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Good afternoon to all,

I would like to thank everyone at Hoyland Common for such a fantastic week of learning – I really have enjoyed getting into lessons and seeing such a range of fun and exciting activities this week.

I will begin in Y1, where are pupils and staff visited Eureka Activity Centre this week. It was great to hear that you all had a fantastic time finding about the digestive system and investigating interactive sensory games. In Y2, we have had a visit from ZooLab and pupils have had a hands on experience with a variety of exotic creatures, including snakes, tarantulas and even ‘Sonic’ the Madagascan Hedgehog.

Towards the end of the week, Our Y3/4 classes  visited  Cannon Hall, where they found out more about the 1940s – including how to ‘make do and mend’ and how to make soup for the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign. I was also extremely impressed with our Y5/6 mental mathematicians. I know that lots of you are already enjoying challenging each other on Timestable Rockstars and I have been particularly impressed with Miss Redfearn’s maths class, who got 78% of their mental maths questions correct!

This week, our stars have been selected for being an excellent role model fro others, showing great enthusiasm in topic work and always being kind helpful and fun. well done to all the stars! I hope everyone continues to enjoy their learning as the settle into the new term – and I hope you are as excited about our topics as I am!

Well done and thank you for another excellent week of learning, challenge and fun!

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All about Oz! /

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    • 12 January, 2017
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Wow – take a look at Jesse’s research for his new topic. Self-directed learning! #hcpsproudselfie

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