Kestrel Class Blog

November 11, 2016
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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.

August 31, 2016
by kestrel
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September can’t come quick enough!

Hello Kestrels!

I hope that you are all having a wonderful break and I cannot wait to see you all in a week! There’s a lot to look forward to in Year 6 and I am sure we’re going to have a fantastic year.

I’d like to share with you what I have been doing over the break. This summer I went to Guyana (which is in South America) with a charity called LRTT. Guyana is a fantastic area however its resources, in terms of education, are very limited. I was lucky enough to teach Guyanese children in a summer school in Georgetown, the capital of the country. I worked with different classes for three days and focussed on teaching the solar system and Composition Writing (English).

After these three days the group then split into pairs of teachers and we delivered training to groups of Guyanese teachers for 4 days, we did this in both Georgetown and Lethem. This was a very rewarding experience and I learnt a lot when I was there, which you will soon come to find out about!

During my time in Guyana we also got the opportunity to go on a trip into the rainforest on two occasions and we climbed up to the top of Kaieteur Falls (the world’s widest single drop waterfall which was 741 feet tall!) Kaieteur is among the most powerful waterfalls in the world with an average flow rate of 663 cubic metres per second (23,400 cubic feet per second).

I can’t wait to share more of my adventure with you and I have attached some photographs underneath.

If you have the chance, please bring in some pictures from your summer holiday or a special time that you have had!

See you soon,

Miss Tracey

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