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Welcome to Autumn 2!

Firstly, thank you for all of the support you have given your children during the first half term. All of the children settled back into school fantastically and it was great to be able to feed that back to so many of you at our first Zoom parents' evening. New items of note for this half term are: 

 

- PE will revert to swimming so your child will need to come to school in their uniform and bring their swimming kit with them. Please remember to include a swimming hat.

- Some of the class should be coming home with new reading records and a personal target to read for at least 10 minutes an evening. However they wish to do this reading (independently, to you, to a sibling), please support them by giving them the time and space needed. Mr Greavner and I will will try to check their reading records and quiz performance each Friday.

- I aim to trial issuing homework via Google Classroom this half term. I will send further details when it is up and running, but the intention would be for homework to be uploaded by me on a Friday and for the children to complete the work electronically and upload their work by the following Friday.

 

More generally, please keep reading the weekly newsletters from Mr Read for updates on how the school is running, email the office with any administrative queries and send you child in with a note and/or email kestrels@worstead.norfolk.sch.uk with any child-specific, academic queries.

 

Many thanks and here's to another successful half term!

 

Mr Boast

Welcome to Kestrels 2020-21!

A big welcome to the new year in Kestrels. Mr Greavner and I are looking forward to a fantastic year.

 

It has been the strangest of build ups to this year with many of our children out of school for many months. Please be assured that we will do everything we can to make the children's transition back to school as smooth as possible. In terms of the logistics of the school day, please refer to correspondence from Mr Read and, should you have any logistical questions, refer them to the office in the first instance.

 

For your information about the year ahead, I attach the usual plans and timetable below. Please note that PE for this half term will be on a Wednesday afternoon, outside as often as possible. Please make sure that your child wears the appropriate kit for these days.

 

Given the current circumstances and our attempts to minimise the number of things children bring to school, there is no homework menu for this half term. However, the following remain important activities for your children to be doing at home:

 

- reading daily

- weekly spelling and handwriting practice in purple books

- learning times tables (children can access their Tackling Tables profiles at home)

 

I also hope to trial a new way of issuing and submitting specific homework tasks, using email and/or Google Classroom. I will publish more details when it is ready to go.

 

For those with children in year 6, please note that SATs are currently scheduled to take place in the week commencing Monday 10th May 2020. I will issue more information about that week nearer the time but please do not book any holiday for that week or in its build up.

 

Please also ensure that all of your child’s belongings (clothes, shoes, coats, stationery etc.) are named – this will make life much easier when things are inevitably misplaced.

 

As always, do not hesitate to see me with any questions or concerns particular to your child or to Kestrels.

 

Mr Boast

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