Welcome to Kestrel Class
With Mrs Soares, Mr Ridgway and Mrs Moffatt
Throughout the year, our learning will be linked to three Quests: This is me! Hard rock and Making Waves.
Our Summer term Quest is....
Have a look at the Quest overview below to see what we will be learning in each subject this term. Our Quest wall is ready for this term's work, we will be popping the bubbles as we've met each target.
Spring term Quest
In this quest we learnt about the stone age, rock music and stones and rocks! Have a look at our finished Quest board. Once we had met a target we put a handprint to show we had been there, in true Neolithic style.
Autumn term Quest
Have a look at the pictures of our completed 'This is me!' Quest board.
The children have decided the kest-rules of the class that we are all going to follow to keep us happy and safe which means we have met our first target on our quest 'This is me!'
Meet the teacher
Here is the PowerPoint from our meet the teacher session in September
Our PE days will be Monday and Wednesday. 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.
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.
The children will also have weekly spelling tests. The children will go through the spellings in class on Monday 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 this year 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 Friday.
Please record the children's reading of school books in the reading diaries. The diaries will be collected in on Fridays and Mr Ridgway will counting up how many times the children have read. To encourage the children to read at home we will have prizes available which we will launch with the children soon.
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.