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Homework this week was to write a poem about a Rainforest animal. We had some really lovely poems. Check them out below! 



The animal poem

There was a spider who lived in a tree,

That had eight eyes but still couldn’t see

That the bug he was after

Was dying with laughter

Then it swallowed the poor spider for tea

By Finley



They eat with their jaws and kill with their paws

They eat fish, snakes and deer that quiver with fear

They live in the trees with peculiar leaves

Yellow with spots they eat lots and lots

The Jaguar lives alone and protects its home by pouncing on its prey

They roar with their great wide jaw

Sneaking through the trees peeking through the leaves

By Jacob  


The Snake 

The snake slivers below snapping its jaws

He slides across the canopy capturing his prey

To have his feast of the day

He lays under the sun ready to strike a mouse out no his latest hike

He basks in the sun amongst his own kind

He hisses he sheds his skin

He thinks he is the king

By Liam



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Another amazing week of homework! This is always one of Miss Tedaldi's and Miss Anker's favourite homeworks to see. The children always show bags of creativity and imagination.

Check out some of the 2D and 3D models! 

Debating Deforestation 


Today was our debate on:

'Is deforestation good or bad for our planet?'


In order to debate this we split into two teams and had certain roles within our teams including:

Logger, Government Official, Environmental scientist, Forest inhabitants, Fast food restaurant owners, Cattle farmers, Pharmacists and Conservationests.  


After some very heated debating from both sides the jury decided that deforestation was bad for our planet. 

Check out some of our photos!

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Check out some of our amazing front covers for this weeks homework!

24th April 2017


We have worked super hard this week on our new exciting topic. Already we have designed our new topic front covers with Rainforest animals. We even learnt about continents and oceans of the World, countries of South America and the layers of the Rainforest! 


Next week we will be learning about deforestation and the effects on the Amazon Rainforest. We will be holding a debate in class on the issue. 

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Floresta Amazônica!


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Goodbye Vedi Vidi Vici! 


We had a wonderful end to a brilliant topic with the amazing Museum! If you missed it check out the photos below. 

An invitation to...

Kestrels' History Museum!


This term the Kestrels have been working extremely hard on putting together a Museum about their topic. The Museum will be open to view on Wednesday 5th April at 3:00pm.

Everyone is welcome!


Check out some of the photos below to see what might be on display. 

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This week we had to use a Learning Power at home. Our learning powers are Reflect, Relate, Persevere, Reach and Curious.




We are Legends! 


Today we have been in our writing workshop. All of us have written a full story, that's right, a whole story! From beginning to end we have told tales of Roman legends. Our classroom has been full of three headed lions, wicked witches, glorious gladiators and supreme soldiers. We will be making a proper story book with front covers and blurbs.

Our teachers are very proud of how hard we have worked today. 



We Made Crumbling Coffee Letters!

  • First we wrote our letters.
  • Next we put a lined piece of paper under a normal piece of paper so we could write on the lines.
  • After that, we read it through so it made sense.
  • After we did all that we wrote over it with a black pen.
  • We scrunched it into a ball then unscrunched it.
  • After that we rubbed it in coffee and ripped some parts off so it looked very old and brown.
  • Then we pretended we were the other person and we wrote a reply without a plan.


By Beatrice, Anoushka, Sunny


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This week we have lots of stars for some amazing writing! Check out the photos! 

Roman Mosaic!


In Art we have been working on creating marvelous mosaics. Today we challenged ourselves to make a whole floor mosaic! Working in teams we persevered and are really proud to share with you

'Majestic Uplands Birds Mosaic'. 


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This week we had to design and make a quiz for our museum. Check out the photos for the stars! 

6th March 2017


Another busy week in Kestrels class this week! We have been finishing writing out short stories inspired by our Roman work.


PE was great fun! We made a sequence of shapes using our Roman knowledge which we then put to music, making it a story.  


We have also finally finished our amazing class Mosaic.

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This week we had to write a review of our school trip to Caerleon!

Check out the photos of this weeks homework stars! 


2nd March 2017 


We have had a fantastic day out exploring the Roman town of Caerleon! All the children were brilliant coming to all the teachers sharing new facts and information they had found. The behaviour was excellent and they were great ambassadors for the school. Well done! 


We visited lots of places around the town including the Roman Baths, Amphitheatre and Barracks. We then had a great look around the museum and had a workshop all about school life in Roman times. We even had a chance to try on some armour! 


Check out some of the photos of our day! 

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Our homework this week was to create a Roman Numerals maths challenge for our Museum! Check out some of the photos. 

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Our homework this week was actually two pieces!


First was based on our work on the story of Romulus and Remus. In the story they created their own city which later became the city of Rome. We had to imagine we could create our own city. What would it be called? Give it a name and state 8 things that would be special about our city.


Second was to present a small research project a Roman God and present our findings in any way we liked.


Check out some of the Homework stars for this week in the pictures!  

20th February 2017


Welcome to our first weekly blog!


This week we started writing some stories based on Rome. We set the scene this week describing in lots of detail what we could see, hear, smell and touch! Next week we are moving onto describing our characters.  


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Week 6- due in Wednesday 22nd February: Understanding and Analysing: Over the half term break research a Roman god of your choice. Create a short project of this god highlighting why they were important to the Romans. You can present this in any way you like.



Check out next week's blog for the homework Stars of the week! 




Genius Week!


Welcome back after half term! Take a look at some of our photos from our Genius week. We had a very exciting week learning lots of new skills and finding our Genius.





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