Welcome to Kestrels!
Kestrel Class teachers are Ms Edwards, who teaches from Tuesday to Friday and Mrs Clift, who teaches on Monday. Our TA is Mrs Gilpin and on a Friday afternoon the class will be covered by Mr Greenslade for PE and RE.
Homework will be set on Friday and we expect it to be handed in on Wednesday, which gives the children plenty of time to complete it. Children will have a task linked to topic, science or our story-telling unit - they will also have a spelling or grammar task. For maths homework, we would like the children to complete a Mathletics task - they also need to practice their times tables. It would be brilliant if you could hear your children read regularly and complete their reading diaries. Reading with your child is important (and great for our word count) so we need to encourage the children to read as much as possible.
Indoor PE will be on a Monday afternoon with Mrs Clift and outdoor PE will be with Mr Greenslade on a Friday afternoon - please ensure children have their PE kits in school.
Our topic this term is World War 2 and the children are already fascinated by it. They have learned about the main events of World War 2 and have particularly enjoyed finding out about the rescue of troops from Dunkirk, in their story-telling lessons. We are reading ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ which the children are enjoying and we are all looking forward to our school trip, where we will be ‘evacuating’ our children and learning about ‘Dig for Victory’. We are so pleased that the children are asking so many questions about the War, hopefully they are sharing their enthusiasm of this subject with you at home.
If you have any questions please come and see us before or after school and we will be more than happy to help!
Ms Edwards and Mrs Clift