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Week Commencing 12th July

Circus Skills

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DT Enrichment Week

 

During this week, we have been super busy with designing and creating new muffins for Salt Bakehouse.

 

We worked hard on our skills day and explored hammering, drilling, sawing and joining materials together. These skills were then used to create our own mini cars. Our champion was Charlie Phelps as his car travelled the furthest!


The baking day went extremely well and we were so pleased with how they turned out! Have a look at the photographs below of our final muffins and box designs.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

From all of Kestrels

 

Hawkwood Visit - Wednesday 16th June 

Week Commencing 7th June

 

We have had a great first week back after half term. In writing, we planned and wrote our own nonsense poems. Take a look at the videos below to listen to them!

 

Our new vocab words this week are scamper, discard, roam and enquire.

 

Have a super weekend!

 

From Kestrels 

 

 

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Heureux Demi-Trimestre!

Happy half term from Kestrels!

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Week Commencing 17th May

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We’ve had another super week in Kestrels!

Our new vocab words this week are enchanted, mumble, fragile, and miraculous.

Have a great weekend!

Week Commencing 10th May 

 

Take a look at our video below to see what we’ve been learning in Kestrels this week!

 

Our new vocab words are gallant, generosity, sensational and adjourn. 
 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

 

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Week Commencing 3rd May

 

This week we have finished writing our own set of instructions in English. Have a look at some examples below! In maths, the year 4 children have been comparing/ordering decimals and the year 3’s have been adding fractions.

 

In our topic lessons, we started to design our own settlements in geography and in PE we continued to work on our hockey skills.

 

Our new vocab words this week are descend, murmur, eternal and solemn.

 

See you next week, have a super weekend!

 

From Kestrels

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Week Commencing 26th April

 

This week in Kestrels we have continued our instruction writing in English about how to wash a prehistoric elephant and next week we will begin to write our own.

 

In maths, the year 3 children have started to learn about fractions and the year 4 children have been dividing one and two-digit numbers by 10 and 100.

 

In geography, we continued to look at different types of settlements and also located some villages and hamlets in Gloucestershire using maps. We have also enjoyed greeting our friends and counting in French. As a school, we also began our daily mile challenge and are looking forward to continue it next week. 
 

Our new vocab words this week are apprehensive, motionless, vague and gullible.

 

Have a brilliant bank holiday weekend.

 

From all of the Kestrels!

 

 

 

 

What a great first week back!

 

Our new topic this term (We Will Rock You) is all about the Stone Age. This week we’ve had lots of fun making our very own timeline and creating our own Stonehenge art work. Have a look at the photographs below, they’re pretty amazing!

 

In geography, we’ve started to learn about different types of settlements and in PE we have continued learning new skills in hockey.

 

In our writing, we have started writing our own instructions about how to wash a prehistoric elephant. We have included adverbs and complexed sentences to make our writing more interesting. In maths, the year 3 children have been subtracting pounds and pence from ten pounds and the year 4 children have been reading/representing decimal numbers.

 

Our new vocab words this week are queer, anguish, adore and restrain. 
 

Have a brilliant weekend! 

 


 

 

 

 

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