Welcome to the Kestrel Class page…
Miss Goddard teaches Kestrels on a Monday and Wednesday-Friday. Mrs Andrew teaches Kestrel Class on a Tuesday.
Our topic for this half term is Extreme Earth; please see details below. We are sure that it will provide lots of memorable experiences for our pupils.
Curriculum Information for Parents:
|Our memorable experiences this half term will include:
|English||English will include poetry, non-chronological reports, persuasion and narrative, along with spoken language, word reading 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||In Science we will be looking at Earth and space looking at the movement of the earth and other planets in relation to the sun, describing how planets and the moon are approximately spherical, how the moon orbits the earth and explaining how we have day and night.|
|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 coding.|
|Art / Design Technology||Art: sketchbooks, painting, drawing
DT: Structures- use cams to make a moving toy
|Reading music, playing the recorder; listening to Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev; composing music for The Highwayman poem.|
|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 half term the aspects we will investigate is ‘Good to be me’.|
|History / Geography
|In geography we will focus mostly on physical geography looking at climate zones, biomes, vegetation belts, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes and the water cycle.
|Sessions on Tuesdays with Mrs Andrew and Thursday with Miss Goddard. Please come prepared for both indoor and outdoor PE. Planned sessions are dance or gymnastics. 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. Parents have a right to withdraw their children from BV (RE) lessons; please let us know if this is something you are considering|
Spelling and times-tables are tested on Fridays.
PE kits are needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays and PE shoes will be needed throughout the week.
Take a look at some of the great work we’re doing on the Kestrel Class Blog by following the following link, or looking below… http://bressinghamkestrelclass.blogspot.co.uk/
The old Class 4 Blog can still be found at: http://bressinghamclass4.blogspot.co.uk/
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)- parents please sign each time to enable your child to be entered into a weekly draw for a prize
- 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
- Team Spellings- individual spelling lists learnt to earn points for a team competition- to be tested on Tuesdays
- Times tables- including mental Maths- weekly tests on a Friday
- CGP Maths for Y5 and Y6, CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling for Y6- 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.