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. On alternating Thursday and Friday afternoons, during term 6, the children will have PE sessions with Go Active.
Homework will continue to be set on Thursday and we expect it to be completed by Wednesday, which gives the children plenty of time to complete it. Children might have a task linked to topic, science or our story-telling unit - or they will be asked to learn their lines and the songs for our leavers show. For maths homework, the children need to continue practising their times tables and using Mathletics. It would be brilliant if you could hear your children read regularly and complete their reading diaries. Reading with your children is important (and great for our word count) so we need to encourage the children to read as much as possible.
This is a special term for the children in year 6 - their last in Primary School. They have completed their SATs and are now on the final stage of their journey at Knowle. I would like to congratulate the Kestrels (and all year 6 children) for their hard work last term, they approached their SATs confidently and did their absolute best. I am proud of every single one of them, for their hard work and resilience - and I wish them all the best. We have a lot to look forward to in this exciting term: the year 6 leavers show, the leavers barbecue, sports day, the residential trip and the leavers assembly!
Our topic this term is The Ancient Eqyptians and the children are already completely absorbed in their independent projects, which are looking fantastic. We have made clay scarab beetles and will complete more art activities linked to The Ancient Egyptians. In science they will be learning about electricity and evolution.
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