Welcome to Kestrel Class
With Mrs Soares, Mr Ridgway and Mrs Moffatt
Throughout the year we will have three Quests that our learning will be linked to.
Our Autumn term Quest is....
A celebration of who we are.
Have a look at the Quest overview below to see what we will be learning in each subject this term.
Meet the teacher
Kestrels 'Meet the teacher' meeting is on Thursday 9th September at 2.45. This is an opportunity to see the classroom, find out information about the year and ask any questions. Hopefully you are able to attend but if not, all of the information will be on a PowerPoint and shared on here.
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. Day of the week to be confirmed.
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 some prizes available which we will launch with the children soon.
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.
The children will also have weekly spelling tests. The children will go through the spellings in class on Fridays 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.
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.