Welcome to the Kestrel Class page…
Mrs Waller teaches Kestrel Class on Mondays and Tuesdays and Mrs Andrew teaches on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Our topic for this half term is Latin America and Mayans, please see details below. We are sure that it will provide lots of memorable experiences for our pupils.
Curriculum Information for Parents:
|Topic||Latin America and Mayans.
|Our memorable experiences this half term will include:
Visit to the Houses of Parliament.
|English||Our English will include narrative analysis 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 is Evolution and Inheritance and Sound.
|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 area of learning for this term will be internet safety, using the internet for research, word processing.|
|Art||Art: 3d art based on Mayan stellae.
|Charanga music: playing and performing.
|Personal, Health and Social Education
|We follow the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) curriculum and also use Circle Time to promote self-expression and confidence. During this term the aspects we will investigate are Going for Goals and Good to be Me.|
|History / Geography||Finding out about the region of South America; looking at countries, major cities, key human and physical characteristics and climate zones. Understanding the terms: latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night).
|Sessions on Mondays 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 Hinduism and creation stories in different religions.
|Developing out understanding of spoken and written French.
Spelling and times tables are tested on Friday.
Team spellings are tested on Thursday.
PE kits are needed on Monday 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 50 mins 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 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
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 ready to talk through homework with children or parents; please pop in to make an appointment.
Selected children are given the opportunity to attend after school booster sessions. These will take place on Monday or Wednesday. This term they will focus on developing accuracy and confidence with arithmetic.