Welcome to Kestrels Class Page

Our Class Teacher is Mrs Black

Our Teaching Assistants are Miss Earnshaw and Miss Fenwick 

Spring 

Our literacy learning this half term is all based on books by Simon Bartram. We started off by reading the story of Bob, Man on the Moon and learning all about his lifestyle. 

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We then read a second book by Simon Bartram, A Right Royal Disaster! All about Bob having to create the perfect party for Queen Battleaxe III. We really enjoyed reading all about Bob’s adventures and we have wrote our very own Royal Disaster Stories. 

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Fire, Fire!

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This term we are learning all about The Great Fire of London. We will be comparing London 2020 to London 1666 and finding all about the differences in the fire service then and now. We will be visiting our local fire station to find out all about firefighters today. Keep your eye out for our pictures.

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Homework

For those children that have opted in to homework, knowledge organizers will be sent home at the start of each half term. 

Homework tasks set on the organizer should be completed by the date stated. 

Within each section of the homework, there will be key facts and vocabulary that the children will be expected to learn and use within the class. 

Please click below for the current half terms homework grid.

Spring 1

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PE

Our PE day is Tuesday. Please ensure full PE kit, including pumps, is in school for then. PE kits will be sent home at the end of a half term for washing.

All children participate in fitness Friday, every Friday morning. Children must bring trainers.

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Reading

Children will bring home 2 different reading books each week. One they have chosen themselves and one we have read in our guided reading group. For those children opted in to homework, we ask children read at least 3 times a week and reading records must be signed each time.

Books will be checked and changed by a member of staff, once per week.

At school we are using the game ‘Prodigy’. It is a fabulous online resource that you can use with your children at home. We are also using it in School. It is on your children’s homework sheet and children should be using it 3 times a week, at least. All activities support the learning taking place in class.