"Pupils behave well. They play happily together and consider each other’s needs very well.""Parents are right to be pleased with the quality of teaching at the school.""Pupils learn well because the work they do provides good levels of challenge and helps them learn new skills.""There is a happy and purposeful atmosphere in classrooms.""The curriculum supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.""Pupils get off to a good start in early years."

Kestrels 2021-22

Mrs Meredith

Friday 17th September 2021

Kestrel class completed an excellent week of learning this week. In history, we learned about crime and punishment in the Anglo-Saxon and Viking era. We learned all about trials by ordeal and the concept of compensation by paying 'weregild' that was used at this time. In science, we learned all about the digestive system and had great fun using models to improve our understanding of how food travels through our bodies and nutrients are absorbed. 

In Maths, we were looking at ordering numbers upto 10 million before understanding the value of decimal numbers while in literacy we were working on a range of skills to improve our descriptive writing - namely expanded noun phrases and figurative language.

In P.E. we developed our balancing skills in gymnastics and commenced netball by looking at a range of passing techniques. As part of our study of gospel texts in R.E we looked at how Christians may choose to interpret healing miracles.

It was great to take part in our first singing assembly of the year too - re-familiarising ourselves with some of our favourite songs.

Kestrel Star of the Week: We celebrated with Tillie this week, who has been an amazing example to us all of how to learn in Kestrel class. Tillie is always listening and contributing to class discussions and is thus able to move her learning forward - well done Tillie!    

Friday 10th September 2021

It was lovely to welcome the children back to school on Monday and Kestrels class settled into a busy first week. In history, we started our study of crime and punishment through the ages by learning all about the Roman era. We found out that the Romans used extremely harsh punishments to deter crime and we learned about the gruesome details of crucifixion.

In R.E. we started to learn about Gospel texts and focused in particular on 'The sermon on the mount.' We completed our own interpretation of the teachings that Jesus made and we began to consider how Christians reflect upon their own actions by considering the question 'What would Jesus do?' 

In science, we reviewed our understanding of the skeleton, muscles and digestive system before looking at the heart and explaining how it works.

In literacy, we assessed our spellings and our ability to write a character description as well as using our predicting skills in reading to think about our new class novel. In maths we started to explore the value of numbers upto and beyond a million.

We enjoyed our first gymnastics lesson with our new sports coach on Thursday before completing art where we learned about perspective drawing. We ended the week thinking about negotiation and compromise in PSHE and set ourselves our own independent targets to improve our ability to do this.

Star of the Week: Congratulations to Henry, who has had a fantastic start to the term. Henry has been a real role model for focused learning in all areas of the curriculum this week - well done Henry!

Congratulations must also go to our newly appointed house captains and vice captains.

Red - Captain Lara   Vice George

Blue - Captain Ethan  Vice Carter

Green - Captain Georgie  Vice Charlotte

Yellow - Captain Emily   Vice Sophie