This term our PE days are Monday and Friday. Spellings will be set and tested on Thursdays. Homework will be set on Thursdays.
Welcome to Kestrel Class
With Mrs Bray, Mrs Hayden and Mrs Ringrose
We hope you had a lovely break and are looking forward to a busy Autumn Term.
Our Spring term Quest is... Hard Rock
This term our Quest will be: Hard Rock
The children will be learning all about The Stone Age!
Our first key text will be Stone Age Boy. We will be visiting Eton College for a Stone Age workshop and will also be creating some pottery. The children will be investigating different types of rocks in science and exploring timelines in History.
Also this half term, Kestrels class will be participating in a meditation session every Wednesday morning ( after half term) as part of their PE and mental well being curriculum.
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?
We have now finished our first Quest- This is ME!
As you can see from our quest wall, it was a very busy term.
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 Friday. 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.
The children will be given one piece of English homework every other week and 1 piece of maths homework on MyMaths every week . English assignments will be set and handed in via Teams, usually on a Thursday. Please let us 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 practise their decoding skills and comprehension.
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 Friday .
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 count up how many times the children have read. To encourage the children to read at home there are 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.