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
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!
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!
Monday 6th July
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
Wednesday 1st July
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!
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!
Wednesday 24th June
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!
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!
Wednesday 17th June
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!
Monday 15th June
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Hope you all have a happy Monday!
Wednesday 10th June
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!
Monday 8th June
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!
Friday 5th June
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!
Today's quiz code is 671432. See you at 12pm!
Wednesday 3rd June
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!
Today's pin is 135689. See you at 12!
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!
Today's pin for the quiz is 067803. See you at 12pm!
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!
Today's pin for the quiz is 214924. See you at 12pm!
Wednesday 20th May
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!
Tuesday 19th May
Today's Six in Six and a couple of choctastic photos for you!
Today's pin is 898270. See you at 12pm!
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!
Week commencing 18th May
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!
Friday 15th May
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!
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!
Tuesday 12th May
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!
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!
Monday 11th May
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!
Happy VE Day!
Friday 8th May
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.
Today's code for the quiz is 292590. See you at 12pm!
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.
Our daily Six in Six papers are below along with some fab photos!
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.
Today's pin is 296417. See you at 12!
Monday 4th May
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.
Today's pin is 733640. See you at 12pm!
Friday 1st May
Happy Friday everyone!
Today's fun quiz will include questions about Disney and dinosaurs! I'll post the pin at 11am today and the quiz will start at its normal time of 12pm.
I've attached today's Six in Six below.
Have a great day!
The pin for today's French quiz is 794802.
Lots of fab photos have been sent in today - our lovely Kestrels have been very busy!
Wednesday's quiz will be on some of the French you have learnt this year. I'll put the pin up at 11am as usual.
Tuesday 28th April
Good morning everyone!
Below are today's Six in Six papers and this week's reading comprehension. I'll be starting our weekly ring around later on today so will hopefully get to speak to some of you.
Today's pin is 293450. See you at 12pm!
Monday 27th April
Good morning everyone!
I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I'll be running our Monday quiz as usual today at 12pm - today's questions will be on some of those vocabulary words we learnt during our guided reading sessions last term. I'll post the pin at 11am.
Today's Six in Six papers are below as usual.
Well done for completing another week of learning at home. It looks like you've all had a great week and have made the most of this lovely weather!
Please find attached the suggested timetable for week 2 below.
Well done for all your continued hard work. Have a great weekend and enjoy the sun!
Today's pin is 994168. See you at 12pm!
Friday 24th April
Happy Friday everyone!
I've attached today's Six in Six below and I'll post the pin for the fun quiz today at 11am.
Have a great day!
Thursday 23rd April
Hope you're all well and enjoying the sunshine! It's wonderful to see photos from home so keep sending them in please - we love seeing them!
There will be another fun quiz tomorrow at 12pm so make sure you look out for the code at 11am.
Have a great day of learning!
Today's code is 404104. See you at 12pm!
Wednesday 22nd April
We've had some great photos of your learning so far this week - have a look below.
Mrs Ponting will be hosting a quiz at our usual time of 12pm so look out for the pin number at 11am.
I've added today's Six in Six papers below.
I hope you all have a productive day!
Whoops! I forgot to add the reading comprehension to my morning blog. Please find it attached below.
Tuesday 21st April 2020
Morning everyone. I hope you all managed to get back into the swing of learning at home yesterday.
Below are some pictures of Ewan's brilliant description he wrote using the Authorfy 10-minute activity from yesterday's timetable. I've also added today's Six in Six papers below.
Have a happy Tuesday everyone!
Today's code is 240830. See you at 12pm!
Monday 20th April 2020
Good morning everyone! Welcome back - I hope you've all had a happy and relaxing Easter break (with lots of chocolate!).
Below is our new suggestion for how you could structure your learning this week. Please don't feel you have to complete everything on the timetable - it is there as a suggestion if you want to follow it. We will not be checking if you've completed all the tasks! For the first English task, you will need to set up an account on https://authorfy.com - this is completely free and just needs an email address to register. Please email if you have any questions about anything on the new timetable.
I have also attached today's Six in Six below and we will be running a quiz at our usual time of 12pm. Look out for the code at 11am.
I hope you all have a good day getting back to your home learning. Hopefully, I will get to speak to all of you at some point during the week when I do our weekly phone calls home.
Today's pin is 738673. See you at 12pm!
Friday 3rd April
Our fun quiz will be at 12pm today and I'll put the pin on the blog at 11am as usual.
As it's a Friday, I have a Funday Friday challenge for you all! Can you use various household items to spell out a message? My attempt (with a lot of help from George) is below - a little message for you all. It kept George busy for ages (and then he had to do all the tidying up as well!). Send your pictures to us if you complete the challenge and we'll add them to the blog. There's also a fun picture quiz below - can you figure out the films from the block characters?
If you would like some maths challenges to keep you going during the Easter holidays, then have a look at https://corbettmathsprimary.com/ and try the 5-a-day challenges. I've also added a 30 day Lego challenge below that you could use to keep yourselves busy over the next two weeks.
We wish you a very happy, healthy and relaxing Easter break. We will continue to check our emails during the holidays so please feel free to message us with any questions or lovely photos over the next two weeks: email@example.com
Take care everyone,
Miss Dempster and Mrs Ponting
Another Thursday 2nd April 2020
Another quick message to include some photos we've received this week from the Almasi Family. Keep up the good work guys!
See you all tomorrow for our Funday Friday quiz!
Thursday 2nd April!
Morning everyone! Thanks to all of you who joined in with our quiz yesterday. We had some people scoring 100% - well done! The next quiz will be a fun one this Friday. The code will be put on at 11am and the quiz will start at the usual time of 12pm.
Remember David Walliams is doing an audio story each day at 11am.
I've also uploaded today's Six in Six on the blog.
Have a great day!
Today's code is 516987.
See you at 12pm!
Wednesday 1st April
Morning everyone! Hope you're all well and enjoying learning at home. It's lovely to see all the work you've been doing so keep sending the photos in - it's great to see them!
I've added today's Six in Six below and will be running a quiz today at 12pm. Today's quiz will be focusing on punctuation and revisiting some of the learning from our SPaG sessions in school.
Have a great day everyone and I'll post the code for today's quiz at 11am.
Slight typo on the division question on Paper A today. I've amended it now.
You could, of course, have worked it out with a remainder so well done if you've done that, but the children haven't been taught that yet and it was meant to be an eight times table question.
Tuesday 31st March
Morning everyone! Hope you all had a productive Monday. Thanks to everyone who joined in with our quiz yesterday - we had quite a few people scoring 100%!
Hopefully you are remembering to keep up with your Times Table Rockstar games. If you think your child needs to be moved on to the next times table, please email me and I can move them on.
Today's Six in Six are attached below. Have a happy Tuesday everyone!
Today's code is 831113. See you at 12pm!
Monday 30th March
I hope you've all had a lovely, relaxing weekend and are ready for another great week of learning at home.
I've added today's Six in Six below and I will be running another quiz today at our usual time of 12pm. Today's quiz will be on some of the words we've learnt over the term during our vocabulary sessions - they're pretty tricky so take your time!
Thank you for the photos you've been sending us - keep them coming! I've added a few more below.
Have a happy Monday everyone and I'll post the pin for today's quiz at 11am.
Morning everyone. Today's pin is: 060656. See you at 12pm!
Friday 27th March
We've had some lovely pictures, videos and even a PowerPoint of some of the things you've been up to - I've added them to the blog below (I've tried not to duplicate the ones already on the whole school blog). Keep them coming - we love seeing what you are all getting up to. Watch the video of Benji and Jemima's domino rally - perhaps you could see if you can make an even better one?
As of next week we will be adding a new Six in Six for you to do every day. Today's papers are added below for you to try. There will also be another quiz running today at 12pm - this one will be more of a Friday fun quiz! I’ll post the pin as usual by 11am. Hopefully we'll see lots of you there!
I thought I’d set a Fun Day Friday challenge: design the most unusual, craziest hat you can think of. Who would wear your hat? On what occasion would they wear their hat? What is special or unusual about it? Does it have any gadgets attached to it? You can draw, paint, create a collage or even make a model of your hat. Get your parent(s) to send a picture of your creation to us and we’ll share all the pictures on here next week. Parents, my top learning from home tip I wish I’d followed at home today - don’t allow free rein with the glitter! A rookie mistake! 🤦🏻♀️
Well done to everybody for getting through what was a very strange week indeed!
Take care everyone,
Morning everyone. Today's code is 441799. We'll be playing the game at 12pm. If this is your first time of joining our game, you need to go onto www.quizizz.com click on 'join game' and input the code.
See you all at 12!
Wednesday 25th March
I hope everyone is coping well at home. I'm aware that there are a few technical errors with some of the log-ins, particularly the Read Theory ones (we are calling it a technical error and not a Miss Dempster error ). If you are still having problems, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll reset it for you.
Well done to everyone who has been getting on with Read Theory and Prodigy - I am able to see your progress with both of these and see how well you are all doing. If you haven't tried Prodigy yet, I'd really recommend giving it a go - I've been assured by many of the children (including my own!) that it's really cool!
We had a lovely time drawing along with Rob Biddulph at school on Monday. He is regularly uploading videos of how to draw some of the characters from his books. I've added the link to this below so you can join in as well and some pictures of our attempts (see if you can spot mine!). If you send me pictures of what you've done, I can add them to our blog for everyone to enjoy!
I was so pleased so many of you logged into our online quiz on Monday - it was so exciting for us in the classroom to see everyone's names popping up. So, I will host another one today (Wednesday at 12pm) on our current topic and a fun one on Friday at 12pm as well. I will put the pin number up on the blog by 11am each day.
Here is another Six in Six for you to do at home. Stay happy and healthy everyone!
For those who would like to join in with a quiz we're playing in school, you need to log in to www.quizizz.com and click on 'join game'. The pin you need to enter is: 527584. You'll need to do this by 12pm. The children need to put their name in so we can all see who we're playing with! Good luck!
Monday 23rd March
Here are our first Six in Six papers for you to try at home - we've added a few more questions so they're a bit longer than usual. You don't need to print them off, just have them up on the screen and write down the answers. Everyone knows whether they need to do Paper A or Paper B.
I'm going to trial something this morning for everyone - I'm going to host a short online quiz which everyone can take part in (if you tell your child it's like a Kahoot game, they'll know what I mean!). We'll be playing it at school and you can play it at home - I thought it would be a nice way to connect us all during this strange time. If you are interested in taking part, you'll need to log on to www.quizizz.com and click on Join a Game. You'll need a pin which I'll add to the top of our blog later this morning. We will play the quiz at 12pm. I hope lots of you will join in!
Don't forget to keep in touch with us - email@example.com
Take care everyone,
2nd - 6th March
Kestrels have had another busy week!
In English, we have been writing our persuasive letters to send to the Prime Minister to persuade the government to help with the funding for solar panels in primary schools. We included some great conjunctions, questions and persuasive phrases.
In maths, we have been multiplying three-digit numbers and two digit numbers by one-digit numbers. Earlier on in the week we also solved money problems involving fractions and compared the length of different objects.
In topic we have been identifying and naming different animals as well as learning about food chains. We learnt about producers, consumers and predators.
Have a great weekend from Harrison and Bence
24th - 28th February
Welcome back after half term!
We have been very busy this week in Kestrels. In maths, we have been recalling multiplication and division facts and learning about fractions.
In English, we started planning a letter to the government to persuade them to help with funding towards solar panels for our school. We are looking forward to writing them next week!
In topic we have been identifying different biomes around the world including, Aquatic, Tundra, Raiforest, Grasslands, Forests and Deserts. We located them in the world and also learnt lots of facts!
Have a great weekend,
From all of the Kestrels