This term our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Spellings will be set and tested on Thursdays. Homework will be set on Fridays.
Welcome to Kestrel Class
With Mrs Soares, Mrs Hayden and Mrs Bieniek
Our spring term Quest is....
Have a look at our curriculum overview to see what we'll be getting up to.
Our Quest wall is ready to show off our fantastic work this term. We have learnt what our Hard Rock targets are.
Have a look at our completed Autumn Quest wall and some examples of our end of Quest reviews.
Autumn term Quest
This term our Quest will be: This is me! A celebration of who we are and the world around us.
Have a look at the overview below for more information.
At the end of the Quest we will be answering the big question: Who am I?
As a class we have written the rules of Kestrels class that we are going to try our best to follow at all times.
Our PE days will be Monday and Thursday. However there could be additional slots or changes to the timetable so the children will need their PE kit in school everyday. PE kits are kept on their pegs. If your child has their ears pierced they will need to take their earrings out themselves or not wear them on PE days.
Meet the teacher
Thank you for coming to the 'meet the teacher' session. Here is the PowerPoint if you were unable to attend. Please come and see me if there is any problems.
As part of our music curriculum we will be learning to play the recorder in class. Starting in a couple of weeks. We do have recorders in school we can lend the children however if possible we would like them to have their own recorder so they can practise at home. Here's a few suggestions of ones you could buy. Please speak to me if there's a problem.
The children will be given one piece of homework a week which will alternate between maths and English. These assignments will be set and handed in via Teams, usually on a Friday. Please let me know if you would prefer a paper copy.
The children will also have weekly spelling tests. The children will go through the spellings in class on Thursday ready to be tested the following week. The spelling lists will be available on Teams and the children will need to practice them at home.
Reading at home
The children should be reading at home everyday to practice their decoding skills and comprehension.
Children on the Read, Write Inc programme will take home two books weekly based on their reading in class. They can also pick any book from the book box to take home to encourage reading for pleasure. These books can be read to them, read by them or read as a family.
Once the children have finished Read, Write Inc their reading will be assessed and they will take home a book band book. The final colour will be lime books. After this the children are 'free readers' and can choose from any of the book band books or free reading books (which are labelled Y3). These books are new so we will be reminding the children to take great care of them.
We will also be visiting the school library once a week, where the children can choose a book as long as they remember to return their previous book. Kestrels library day is a Tuesday.
Please record the children's reading of school books in the reading diaries. The diaries will be collected in on Fridays and Mrs Hayden will counting up how many times the children have read. To encourage the children to read at home there is prizes available.
To see the methods we use in maths, please see the calculation policy below.
Each week the children will take part in a times table test called The 99 Club to improve quick recall of multiplication and division facts. They have 8 minutes to complete a set of questions which get progressively trickier with each club. The children will need to regularly practice their times tables at home to help them learn them fluently. We will let you know via Marvellous Me when the children have completed a club.
As part of Club 99, the children have to complete different sections of a times table grid.
Birthday book wish list
As an alternative to sweets or cake, the children are welcome to bring in a book for their class to celebrate their birthday. Here are some suggestions.