A big thanks to all of the parents and carers who joined Kestrels for our family cafe this afternoon and tried their hardest to make the most money for their adopted country in our international trade game. A great start to our inquiry into the distribution of natural resources around the world and how that combines with climate and geography generally to shape countries' wealth and trading power. More details of the game can be found at the link below.
A fun start to this half term's maths in Kestrels with a recap on lots of our work from the Autumn term in a play. Lots of thinking needed to solve place value, decimal calculation, rounding and more to crack the case for Inspector Bloodhound. A huge thank you to Quantum Theatre, London for putting on such a good show.
Welcome to the second half of the Spring term in Kestrels!
It's hard to believe, but we're entering the second half of the year - the final year for our year 6s. The SATs revision sessions will take place each Thursday in Kestrels from 3:30 - 4:15pm to coincide with phonics club for those that have siblings attending that.
In PE this half term, the children will be playing a variety of different games with Mrs Wootton on a Wednesday and with me on a Friday. We will try to get outside so please make sure that your child has something warm to wear for the colder days.
Attached below are the usual documents for the half term - the timetable and the medium term plan.
Happy New Year to everyone - I hope you had a fantastic break.
The Spring term is very important every year - the children are settled into their routines and, although it is often short, they make great progress in all subjects, building on the foundations laid in the Autumn term.
Below, as always, are this half term's timetable, medium term plan and homework menu. Please pay particular attention to the PE an Forest School provision on Tuesdays as these will change for your child each week.
Welcome to the second half of the Autumn term - where did the first half go? Lots to look forward to this half term with more sporting events and Christmas at the end of it with all of the fun that brings. Lots of hard work to do as well.
As usual, below are the medium term plan and timetable for the half term. PE remains swimming on Wednesday afternoons and with me on Friday afternoons. We will be inside for PE this half term. The homework menu carries over from last half term.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol have nothing on Kestrels. Look at these fantastic portraits of World War 2 leaders in the pop art style. Great work!
Kestrels made fantastic progress with their self-portraits today. While some of the original efforts are even funnier looking than the children, the second efforts (after a little bit of teaching) look much more human and it's possible to recognise a good few and they assessed themselves as a class as over 90% making fantastic progress. Great work Kestrels!
Can you spot your little darling?
Autumn is here and our horse-chestnut tree is delivering its annual bounty. Kestrels got us started today with some great concentration faces and laser aim. Great fun!
What can you do with 4 family bags of skittles and a class of Kestrels...? Bar modelling!
Kestrels used the sugary sweets excellently today to help understand how to construct bar models in maths and why they will really help to develop their problem solving skills. Not one skittle was eaten when it shouldn't have been, either. Great job.
Much more of that to come (bar modelling, not skittles...).
A big thank you to Tim Hall for visiting us today and teaching us the virtues of listening, following a process and putting in effort. Through the use of a pencil trick, paper aeroplanes and juggling, we are now strong in our belief that we can learn anything if we believe that we can and that life is SO much easier if we get on with everyone.
Thank you, Tim, and ask you children to show you the pencil trick!
Welcome to Kestrels 2019-20!
A big welcome to the new year in Kestrels. Mrs Potter and I are looking forward to a fantastic year.