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Happy Easter Everyone!

 

Easter Time!

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Week Commencing 22nd March

 

We’ve had another great week in Kestrels!
 

This week we have been busy writing non-fiction reports about our own made up natural disaster and have included subheadings to set out our work neatly. In maths, the year 4 children have learnt about angles and the year 3s have been adding coins to make different amounts.
 

We have also started to make torches in DT. A lot of perseverance was needed but we were so pleased with how they turned out! In PE, we continued to learn new skills in hockey and also created our own museum in art to show off the amazing work by the artist Hokusai.

 

Have a great weekend!

22nd - 26th March

Week Commencing 8th March

 

We’ve had a lovely first week back together! There’s been breakfast, bubbles, art, lots of reading, poetry, chatting, hockey, playing together and laughing!

 

 

Wednesday 6th January

 

Good morning Kestrels gang!

 

So, here we are again - home learning!  This will be your first day of accessing the work on Google Classroom.  Hopefully things will run smoothly but I'm sure some of you will have some technical difficulties especially as you'll all be accessing the work on different devices.  Mrs Ponting and I will be regularly checking Google Classroom and our emails, so please get in touch if you have any problems or questions and we'll do our best to help you.  The technology is new to us as well, so I'm sure we'll all get in the swing of it soon.

 

When you access the assignments on Google Classroom, please don't feel you need to print them off.  Some of them can be written straight onto via your device if your child wants to type their answers up, before submitting it.  Alternatively, they can just write their answers in their exercise book and then you can photo their work and submit it for us to mark.  

 

I've also uploaded a story time for your children to listen to.  This is just an audio file at the moment but I'm figuring out different ways to do this so it might improve!

 

I hope you all have a good first day of learning at home.  Let us know if you have any problems.  

 

We've got this Kestrels!

 

Miss Dempster

Have a great Christmas from all of Kestrels!

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Christmas Party!

Festive Fun!

16th - 20th November

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9th - 13th November

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3rd - 6th November

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Anti-bullying Week

Our Anti-bullying Poem

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Anti-bullying Superhero Squad!

12th - 16th October

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Electrical circuits

5th - 9th October

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Rapid read!

28th September - 2nd October

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21st - 25th September

 

This week we have continued to plan our stories in English and have included some great adjectives, similes, adverbs and speech to make them more interesting.

 

In maths, we have persevered to identify and plot 3 and 4-digit numbers on a number line. The year 3 children have been counting in steps of 10, 50 and 100 and the year 4 children have been finding 1000 more than a given number. 

 

In geography, we have learnt the names of UK rivers and mountain regions - we also used maps to locate them!

 

In French, we have been learning how to greet and exchange names with one another and have short conversations - very impressive! Tres bien Kestrels!

 

In music, we have continued to listen a famous composer during the Victorian times, Samuel Coleridge Taylor. We were able to describe the music, talk about how it made us feel and decide on the things we liked/didn't like about it. 

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

From all of the Kestrels smiley

 

 

 

14th - 18th September

 

We've had another great week in Kestrels!

 

In English, we have enjoyed story writing and have worked hard to make our writing more interesting. We included similes, onomatopoeia and repetition to add detail to our stories. 

 

In maths, we have been reading and writing 3 and 4-digit numbers and solving some tricky maths problems!

 

In topic we enjoyed finding out about life of the rich and poor in the Victorian times and have also worked hard in geography naming cities and counties in the UK.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

From Kestrels smiley

What a great first week back!

 

In Kestrels, we have been working hard in English and wrote some super descriptive sentences with Miss Dempster. In maths, we have been partitioning, reading and writing 3 and 4-digit numbers. 

 

We've had a super time in PE with Mrs Knight this week and learnt new skills to use in our netball games. This included chest, shoulder and bounce passes. 

 

In art, we created pieces using pointillism and looked at the work of George Seurat. We explored different colours and used different dots and points to create our own piece. We also learnt how to greet our friends in french and listened to some music by a famous composer during the Victorian times, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. 

 

Have a great weekend!

 

From Kestrels smiley

Here is a lovely poem by the lovely Emily about her lovely cat. smiley

 

Monday 6th July

 

Hello Kestrels!
 

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend.

 

Because you've all been working so hard at home, we have planned a Harry Potter enrichment week for you! Each day you can listen to a chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on the wizardingworld.com website and choose from a range of activities on the document attached below. Remember you can also set up an account on Wizarding World to find out what house you're in at Hogwarts.

 

This is the last week of homeschooling so make sure you have lots of fun and send in any work you've done - we'd love to see it!

 

This week we won't be making any phone calls but you can always get hold of us on email if you have an questions or concerns.

 

Have a wonderful week and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

 

Mrs P and Miss D smiley

Wednesday 1st July

 

Hi everyone!

 

Hope you're all having a good week so far. I'll be carrying on with my weekly calls later today so I hope I can speak to most of you then.

 

Please find below the rest of the Six in Six papers. This will be the last week of Six in Six as well as the daily timetable that we've been uploading. As it's getting near to the end of term, next week will be all about Harry Potter so I hope lots of you will look forward to that!

 

Have a lovely day and keep working hard!

 

Mrs P smiley

Monday 29th June

 

Good morning everyone!  I hope you've all had a lovely weekend.

 

Here are this week's plans, the Six in Six sheets and reading comprehension you'll need for the beginning of the week.

 

This would have been the week of the Year 4 Multiplication Check had we all been in school as normal.  The Times Table Rockstar people have set up a very similar check on their app and it would be really useful for us to have this information so that we know where everyone is and what we need to start working on when we get the children back in school.  Times tables are so vital to the children's progress in maths as they move up the school.  So, it would be brilliant if all Year 4 children could log in to Times Table Rockstar this week and play a few Soundcheck games - please remind the children that it is accuracy that is important and not speed for this.  Thank you!

 

Have a lovely week everyone!

 

Miss D smiley

 

 

Wednesday 24th June

 

Hi everyone!
 

Hope you're all doing well and having a good week so far. The Six and Six papers for the rest of the week have been uploaded below. 

 

Keep up the great work at home Kestrels and enjoy the sunshine!

 

Mrs P smiley

Monday 22nd June 

 

Good morning everyone.

 

We hope you've had a lovely weekend.  Here is the week's timetable along with the Six in Six papers and reading comprehension you'll need for the beginning of the week.

 

Don't forget to keep practising your times tables using Times Table Rockstars.  I've reset the weekly target for ten games and it means I can see how well you're doing and when you're ready to move onto to the next times table.  

 

Keep up the good work everyone!

 

Miss D smiley

Some more wonderful work this week!

Keep up the great work at home Kestrels - we're so proud of you all! smiley

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Wednesday 17th June

 

Hello everyone!

 

Please find the Six in Six papers for the rest of the week below. I'll also be carrying on with the weekly calls today so I hope I can speak to lots of you then.

 

Keep up the great work at home and have a lovely day!

 

Mrs Ponting smiley

Monday 15th June 

 

Morning everyone!

 

Here is everything you'll need for the first few days of home learning: the weekly timetable, the Six in Six papers and the reading comprehension.

 

Thank you to everyone who has already sent in your child's comments for their reports.  If you haven't got round to doing this yet, please can you ask your child about something they are proud of either from their time in school this year or their home learning (or both).  We just need a few sentences in their owns words emailed to kestrels@uplands.gloucs.sch.uk.   Thank you!

 

Hope you all have a happy Monday!

 

Miss D smiley

Some wonderful work at home this week!

Wednesday 10th June

 

Morning everyone!

 

Here are the Six in Six papers for the rest of the week. I'll be starting our weekly phone calls today so I'll hopefully speak to some of you later.

 

Have a great day!

 

Mrs Ponting smiley

Monday 8th June

 

Morning everyone!

 

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.  Here is the timetable for this week's learning along with the Six in Six papers for Monday and Tuesday, and the reading comprehension paper for Tuesday. 

 

Please continue to contact us if you have any questions or want to share your lovely photos with us - despite us now being in school every day, we are still here to support you guys at home as well!

 

Miss Dempster smiley

Some lovely owl artwork in school today

Today's code for the quiz is 244265. See you at 12pm!

Friday 5th June

 

Hello everyone!

 

Hope you've all had a great week at home. Today's quiz will be our last one so make sure you check for the code at 11am and join in at 12pm. The last one will be a fun logo quiz!

 

Please see below for today's Six in Six papers.

 

Have a great weekend and happy Friday!

 

Mrs P 

 

 

Some lovely Andy Goldsworthy inspired art by the children in school

Six in Six - Thursday 4th June

Today's quiz code is 671432. See you at 12pm!

Wednesday 3rd June

 

Hi everyone!

 

Hope you're all having a good week so far. Today's quiz will be a SPaG quiz so check in at 11am for the code. We will start at our normal time of 12pm. I've also put today's Six in Six papers below.

 

Have a great day!

 

Mrs P 

Quizziz

 

Today's pin is 135689.  See you at 12!

 

Miss D

Monday 1st June

 

Morning all!  Hope you've all had a well deserved rest during the half term.

 

Here are the Six in Six papers for today and tomorrow, this week's timetable and the reading comprehension sheet for Tuesday.  There will be a quiz at our usual time of 12pm and I'll post the pin later today.  Today's quiz is on numbers in French.

 

I've also added a few more photos below from the end of last term.

 

Have a happy Monday everyone!

 

Miss Dempster 

 Today's pin for the quiz is 067803. See you at 12pm!

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Friday 22nd May

 

Happy Friday everyone!

 

Hope you've had a great week. Thank you for sending in all your yummy chocolate photos, we've loved seeing them. They'll be added to the blog at the end of the day.

 

Today's fun quiz will be all about animals so check the blog at 11am for the pin. It will start at the normal time of 12pm.

 

Please see below for today's Six in Six sheets.

 

Well done to everyone for working so hard at home. Have a wonderful weekend and a well deserved week off from home schooling.

 

Have a super day!
 

Mrs P smiley

Six in Six - Friday 22nd May

Six in Six - Thursday 21st May

Today's pin for the quiz is 214924. See you at 12pm!

Wednesday 20th May

 

Hello Kestrels!

 

Hope you're all doing well and having a good week at home so far. It's been great to see you having fun with the chocolate project so keep sending all your lovely photos in.

 

Below are the Six in Six sheets for today. I'll also be hosting a punctuation quiz at the usual time of 12pm. I'll post the pin at 11am. 

 

Have a great day!

 

Mrs P smiley

 

 

Tuesday 19th May

 

Morning all!

 

Today's Six in Six and a couple of choctastic photos for you!

 

Miss D 

Quizziz

 

Today's pin is 898270.  See you at 12pm!

 

Miss D smiley

Monday 18th May

 

Morning everyone! I hope you've all had a lovely weekend.

 

Here are today's Six in Six papers, tomorrow's reading comprehension paper along with the answers, a sheet that you need for today's maths challenge and a powerpoint for one of the afternoon sessions. 

 

I will be running a quiz as usual today at 12pm.  Today the questions will be about a book we read together earlier in the year - The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.  How much can you remember? 

 

Please see the blog post below for this week's timetable along with an alternative enrichment week activity sheet.

 

See lots of you at 12pm!

 

Miss Dempster 

Week commencing 18th May

 

Hi everyone!

 

Having spoken to many of you this week, we felt perhaps everyone would appreciate a bit of a change for the following week!  With that in mind, we have planned a creative enrichment week activity for you to try.  We have also planned our usual week of lessons as well - so, the choice is yours!  If you would rather continue with the current routine, please feel free to follow that timetable.  If you feel you would like to try the creative challenge, please follow our Chocolate Week activity sheet.  And, if you would like to do a bit of both, go for it!  

 

I hope everyone has a really relaxing weekend.  We know it can be tough trying to support your child's education at home along with all your other responsibilities, and we are constantly impressed with what you are all getting up to!  These last few weeks, we have heard of those of you who have learnt to tie their shoelaces, ride a bike for the first time or have baked a different cake every week - these are all just as important as the more formal learning that happens in school.  Keep going everyone!

 

Miss D and Mrs P  

Today's pin for the fun quiz is 311448. See you at 12pm! smiley

 

Friday 15th May

 

Hi everyone!

 

Thank you for all the lovely photos you've been sending in, it's great to see all the hard work and fun you're having at home. I'll post the pin for Friday's fun quiz at 11am. I hope lots of you can join in!

 

Please find today's Six in Six below.

 

Have a great day!

 

Mrs P smiley

Six in Six - Thursday 14th May

Wendesday 13th May

Quizziz

 

Morning all!  Today's quiz has been written for us by Ewan!  He has worked hard on his ten questions using work he's been doing this term learning about Maya life.  I'm sure Ewan would love it if lots of you would join in today!

 

I thought this was a great idea of Ewan's and wondered if anyone else would like to have a go at setting the class quiz?  It would need to be about something that we've all learnt together and you need to write multiple choice questions with four potential answers (with the correct answer highlighted to help me out!).  You could also have a go at writing the Funday Friday quiz as well.  If you fancy having a go at this, ask your parent to email it to us and we will turn it into a Quizziz for you!

 

Today's pin is: 769799.  See you all at 12pm!

 

Miss D 

Six in Six - Wednesday 13th May

Tuesday 12th May

 

Morning everyone!

 

Here are today's Six in Six papers.  I'll be starting our weekly checking in phone calls today so I'll hopefully speak to some of you later.

 

Have a happy Tuesday everyone!

 

Miss D 

Quizziz

 

Today's pin is 786055.  Remember to use your real name!  Top tip: don't use too many emojis - the Quizziz site doesn't like it and will sometimes put you as an 'unsafe name'.   See you at 12pm!

Miss D 

Monday 11th May

 

Hi everyone!

 

Hope you've all had a good bank holiday weekend and a rest from home schooling.

 

Below is the suggested timetable for this week along with the reading comp, questions and answers. This week will focus on inference questions (how and why questions) where you have to 'read between the lines' and make sure you've understood what you've read. 

 

Our daily Six in Six papers are also below and I'll be posting the pin to today's quiz at the usual time of 11am.  Today it's all about our teeth.

 

Have a great week at home Kestrels.

 

Please keep the photos coming!

 

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Some wonderful work this week!

Happy VE Day!

Friday 8th May

 

Hi everyone!

 

Thank you for all your photos you've been sending in, they'll be added to the blog at the end of the day. Six in Six challenges won't be uploaded today (as it's a bank holiday) and there won't be a quiz so enjoy your day off from home schooling.

 

You're working so hard Kestrels and we're very proud of you all. Keep up the great work, have fun and keep smiling!

 

Have a lovely long weekend and enjoy the sunshine.

 

smiley

Six in Six - Thursday 7th May

Today's code for the quiz is 292590. See you at 12pm!

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Wednesday's Quizziz - Flags of the World

 

I'll post the pin for the quiz at 11am tomorrow and we'll start at the usual time of 12pm!

 

Hope to see lots of you join in. smiley

 

Our daily Six in Six papers are below along with some fab photos!

 

Mrs P

 

 

 

Tuesday 5th May 

 

Good Morning Kestrels!

 

Some of the more eagle-eyed of you will have noticed that in this week's timetable of suggested learning I have included work for Friday.  I completely forgot that it is a Bank Holiday - so, please feel free to ignore Friday's tasks and enjoy the Bank Holiday however you see fit!

 

Thank you to those of you who regularly take part in our Quizziz quizzes.  One of the reasons Mrs Ponting and I really enjoy doing the quizzes, is that we feel that it is a way for us to be connected during lockdown.  With that in mind, it would be great if everyone could use their name when taking part.  Adding something onto your name (such as 'Gamer Cruz Spectacular') is great, but we had two 'unsafe names' (not as sinister as it sounds!) and one Electro yesterday.  All three of these players did really well but we didn't know who they were!  Thank you!

 

Below are today's Six in Six and the reading comprehension.

 

Miss Dempster smiley

Quizizz

 

Today's pin is 296417.  See you at 12!

 

Miss D

Monday 4th May

 

Morning everyone!

 

I hope you've all had a nice weekend.  Here is this week's timetable along with today's Six in Six (and the answers).

 

I'll be running a quiz at our usual time of 12pm.  Today's quiz is going to be about the digestive system.  I'll put the pin up at 11am.

 

Miss Dempster 

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Today's pin is 733640. See you at 12pm!

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Friday 1st May