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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