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Kestrels

Welcome to Kestrels class, Mrs Smith teaches Mondays and Tuesdays, Mr Harris Wednesday- Friday. Mr Green also works in our class, supporting children with their learning.

Our topic for the Autumn Term is ‘Traders and Raiders’ and throughout the term we will focus on developing our skills, knowledge and understanding in History, Science and PHSE.

We will begin Autumn 1 with an exciting hook day, where children will complete a variety of Anglo-Saxon challenges to discover what Anglo-Saxon life was like. During the topic, we will continue to learn about what life for the Vikings was like including researching Viking raids and invasions. We will use our Geography skills to locate where the Vikings came from and areas they invaded in the U.K.

In Science, we will learn more about evolution and inheritance. We will look at how living things have changed over time and understand the importance of fossils.

We will develop our creative skills in Art and Music and will develop an understanding of musical history dating back to Anglo-Saxon times. We will also design and create Anglo-Saxon artefacts including brooches and sculptures.

In Literacy, we will use the book ‘Arthur and The Golden Rope’ to write in a variety of genres. We will also write Non-Chronological reports about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and we will plan and write our own Viking story, as well as developing our SPaG and descriptive skills. In Numeracy we will focus on developing our Number and Measurement skills, including a focus on place value.

Our P.E days will be Wednesday and Thursday. You should come to school in PE kit on these days which you will wear for the day. We will be outside so jogging bottoms + hoodies are a good idea.

Homework will be set at the start of the term. Children can hand in their completed homework projects at the end of the term or as they finish each task. You can support us by listening to your child read regularly and helping them learn their times tables. Children will receive rewards for completed homework and if an adult signs their link book to let us know they have read at home. Children can become ‘Maths Champions’ and receive a special pencil when they know all the times tables and division facts up to 12x12 and are able to use them to solve a variety of problems.

We are all looking forward to learning new and interesting things this term.