Welcome to the Kestrel Class page…
Miss Goddard teaches Kestrel Class on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Mrs Chapman and Mrs Gudde teach the class on a Thursday.
Our topic for this term is World War 2, please see details below. We are sure that it will provide lots of memorable experiences for our pupils.
Curriculum Information for Parents:
|Topic||World War 2|
|Our memorable experiences this half term will include:
Explore an aeroplane (Duxford)
Learn to tie different knots
Read a book and watch a film
Learn to knit
Learn from an older person
Dress up and take part in a historical re-enactment (VE Day party)
Cycling qualification (including road safety)
Play autumn games
|English||Our English will include narratives, instruction writing, playscripts and persuasive writing. Our learning will include: word reading, spoken language and comprehension, spelling, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, handwriting and composition.|
|Maths||In Maths we will work on: number, measurement, geometry and statistics, including problem-solving and investigation activities.|
|Science||Our Science topic for the first half term is electricity. Following the half term we will focus on the properties and changes of materials.|
|Computing||Some aspects of computing will be learnt by application throughout the curriculum, via use of the internet, communicating and recording, but also sometimes through specific learning activities around programming and control skills. The specific areas of learning for this term will be internet safety, using the internet for research and coding.|
|Art||In art we will be focusing on the Blitz using a range of materials to produce our own artwork whilst also learning about great artists in history.|
|Music||In music we will be practicing the recorder and performing this at Christmas. We will also be learning songs from WW2 and developing musical skills.|
|Personal, Health and Social Education||We follow the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) curriculum and use Circle Time to promote self-expression and confidence. During this term the aspects we will investigate are New Beginnings and Getting On.|
|History / Geography||We will be focusing on WW2 looking at the countries involved, evacuation, the Blitz, life in WW2 and D-day. Our topic will finish by learning about VE day and we will hold a VE day celebration. We will also include learning about local history by visiting Duxford.|
|Physical Education||Sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please come prepared for both indoor and outdoor PE. We will also regularly exercise mid-afternoon.|
|Beliefs and Values||The current Norfolk Agreed Syllabus provides the framework for teaching BV in our school. This term we will find out about Christianity and the church as part of the community.|
|Foreign Languages||Developing our understanding of spoken and written French.|
Spellings and times tables are tested on Friday.
Team spellings are tested on Thursday.
PE kits are needed on a Tuesday and Wednesday and PE shoes will be needed every day.
Homework is an opportunity for parents to share learning with their children, whilst revisiting or extending classroom learning; it helps the children to move on. It also helps the children to be prepared for High School homework.
- Reading- daily reading, with a child reading to an adult and/or an adult reading to a child, and discussing the text (at least 5 time per week)
- Spellings – weekly tests on a Friday – words based on a spelling rule (or rules) that the children learn and words from the Curriculum 2014 common exception words lists
- Spellings – individual spelling lists, words chosen by the children, learnt to earn points for a team competition – to be tested on Thursday
- Times tables – including division – weekly tests on a Friday
- Y6, CGP Maths, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling – to be completed and marked at home, for consolidation and revision of learning. These will be handed out at the October Parent’s Evening.
If homework isn’t done, then children will be expected to catch up with this in school, so that they are not falling behind their peers. We are always willing to talk through homework with children or parents; please pop in to make an appointment.
Year 6 children are given the opportunity to attend after school booster sessions. These will take place on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday.