Kestrel Class Blog

November 21, 2017
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Greek cam toys

 

In Design and Technology we are creating moving cam toys.

We have measured, sawed and glued our frames together and this week we are moving onto creating our designs for the characters on top.

We our designing our characters to reflect something to do with Ancient Greece e.g. Theseus and the minotaur or Cyclops and his sheep.

The children are working really hard and are enjoying using the glue gun!

 

October 30, 2017
by kestrel
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USA Collage

In Art we have been focusing on collage during our first half term.

The children planned and designed a collage to represent a state of the USA that they were allocated. They had to ensure their design represented their state and had to choose their materials and textures thoughtfully.

The children worked on an individual state and stuck them onto the class map and I’m sure you will agree that the end product is fantastic! Great teamwork Kestrels!

 

December 9, 2016
by kestrel
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Spellings to be tested on 12.12.2016

Here are the spellings which will be tested on Monday 12.12.2016. I have recently become aware that the children didn’t get their spellings on Monday 5.12.2016 and for that I apologise, I would however like the children to have a go at learning these spellings over the weekend. I understand that lots of you are busy so there is no pressure, just try your best 🙂

Date set: 5.12.2016 ough is one of the trickiest spellings in English – it can be used to spell a number of different sounds.

 

Can you sort these words according to the sound that the ough makes and then add more to your sorted lists?

Date to be tested: 12.12.2016
LO: Words containing the letter-string ough.
ought
thought
through
rough
tough
cough
though
dough
borough
plough
In order to ensure that your child understands and can apply the spelling rule please encourage them to find other examples where the rule is used in their reading books/ dictionaries and practise these.

 

Have a great weekend!

Miss Tracey

November 11, 2016
by kestrel
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Ally Sherrick Amazing Author Visit

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Ally Sherrick the amazing author came into our school to do a talk about her new book ‘Black Powder’. She read us an extract from her book and it made us all want to read on to find out more. The book was set during the time of the Gunpowder Plot and was based on true facts. She told about how they used to torture people and some of the gruesome punishments included being stretched on the rack and hung, drawn and quartered. We did a workshop on how to be a spy in which we talked about things we would need to become one, such as gadgets, disguises and incredible skills.

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I thought that it was an interesting visit and talk and I hope that she writes more books. Also it was an awesome opportunity to get to meet her at the book signing.

Emma B and Erynn.

October 20, 2016
by kestrel
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Calshot – Day 4

Today has been yet another busy day, everyone has been sailing and having a great time! Some children have been on the trawler and caught some spider crabs and a dab! Everyone is a little tired now but they have gone off to party at the disco!

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October 19, 2016
by kestrel
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Calshot – Day 3

We have had another really busy day and haven’t stopped since 7 o’clock this morning! Everyone is having lots of fun and lots of children have been out kayaking today. Some of us went on the trawler today and found a rare species of shrimp! Others have been doing cycling in the velodrome and coming down the ski slope in the ringos.

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October 18, 2016
by kestrel
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Calshot – Day 2

Today we woke up nice and early ready to start the day! For breakfast we were treated to a fully cooked English breakfast, cereal and fruit. We then got stuck into our activities for the day which included: skiing, climbing, trawler fishing, team swing and cycling (in the velodrome!) The first group went into the water kayaking today and although it was a little chilly they had great fun! The group were given delicious hot chocolates when they got out of the water. The staff are still hoping for their early night and we are looking forward to another action packed day tomorrow!

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October 17, 2016
by kestrel
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Calshot – Day 1

We all arrived safely and had a tour around the facility. We had pizza and salad for lunch followed by an opportunity to make our own beds! This afternoon some of us have been on the ski slopes, some on the climbing wall, some tried out archery and some have been working together as a team on the initiative course. The sun has been shining and we managed to dodge the showers! This evening half of the group are playing games and the others are making water rockets. We’re already tired and can’t wait to get an early night!

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September 26, 2016
by kestrel
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Spellings and Homework

If you have not submitted your homework today please make sure that it is in tomorrow! Homework is due in every week on Mondays.
Also, don’t forget to revisit any spellings you didn’t get correct in this week’s spelling test as you will be tested on them later in the week.

Here are your spellings to learn for next weeks spellings test:

Date set: 26.9.2016
Date of test: 3.10.2016
LO: To learn words from the statutory spelling list.
accommodate
accompany
according
achieve
aggressive
amateur
ancient
apparent
appreciate
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September 6, 2016
by kestrel
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General Information

Outdoor PE (games) will be on a Wednesday afternoon.
Indoor PE will be on a Thursday afternoon.

Please remember to bring your kits in so we can get started as soon as possible!

Also, if you have any old shirts which can be used as art shirts please bring them in and we can add them to our collection.