Welcome to the Kestrel Class. On this page you will find our weekly class newsletters, curriculum information for this half term and general information about our class. You will also find information about the opportunities we have for parents to come and help in our class, whether it is on a single occasion or on a regular basis. The teacher in Kestrel class is Mrs Anthony and Mr Ansell is our teaching assistant who is with us all day every day.
The children had a great time preparing healthy food for our class picnic and sharing it with the parents and carers who came to share it with us. It was a great opportunity for the children to talk about their healthy food choices and share their learning. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us!
We would like to say a big 'Thank you!' to our parents who came to help with cooking during Roald Dahl week. The children really enjoyed making Rocky Road cake and we all enjoyed eating it! it was delicious!!
We would also like to say a big 'Thank you!' to our parents who came with us on our trip to Morrison's supermarket. The children had a great time finding out where different foods come from.
Celebrating our learning!
We listened to the story of the Nutcracker and enjoyed watching the Royal Ballet perform the story accompanied by music composed by Tchaikovsky. We then wrote an extract from the story using our best handwriting!
We enjoyed learning about the Chinese story 'The Willow Pattern'. We looked carefully at the Willow Pattern plate and drew our own versions in a similar style using pen and a paper plate.
We had a lovely time at Cinderella's Ball celebrating the end of our Big Idea 'Happily Ever After'! The children learned how to waltz and dance with a partner. It was wonderful to watch the children treat each other so kindly, bowing and curtseying to each other before twirling and swirling around the ballroom!
We found out about different habitats around the world and the animals that live there. We then used shoe boxes to make models of the habitats and added small world animal toys.
A calligram is a word or a piece of text that is designed to create an image of its meaning. We chose an adjective and thought about how we could write it and decorate it to show its meaning.
We chose a paint colour and changed its tone by adding white. We then named the shade of the colour we had mixed and typed a label for it using Word on the computer.
We researched information about kestrels and wrote our own fact files. We also looked carefully at pictures of kestrels and used coloured pencils to draw them.
Have you visited the 'Kids' Zone' yet? There are lots of cool games and activities to try - you can even vote for your favourite ones! Click on the links below to complete activities linked to 'Down in the Woods'.
Damp TentExplore words that end with two consonants