Welcome to Kestrels!
Kestrel Class have been using Kodu Game Lab to create a virtual world. The children then programmed a robot to respond to specific instructions.
To download the free Kodu Software use this link:
Please scroll down to see information, photos and work for the Spring Term 2016.
In Literacy, we have begun the term with a unit on poetry. We looked at narrative poems and had lots of fun learning, writing our own and performing these poems. To finish the unit we wrote a poem about our own class, in a similar style to Story Time by Pie Corbett. We thought about qualities that our talk partner has and things they were good at and then worked together as a whole class to write a poem that we all liked.
Helpfully, Jonathan thinks of others.
Funnily, Daisy makes us laugh,
Joyfully, Wills plays sports.
Happily, Anika plays the violin.
Kindly, Ivor looks after others.
Happily, Layla works hard.
Sportily, Oli wins triathlons.
Neatly, Indah presents her work.
Tunefully, Darcy sings a solo,
Supportingly, Josh helps us.
Happily, Matilda does her work.
Interestingly, Noah sketches everything.
Cheerfully, Aiden plays the trumpet.
Quietly, Katie draws days and night.
Joyfully, Ryli always smiles,
Kindly, Amelia plays with her friends.
Cheekily, Matthew giggles.
Cleverly, Max knows a lot of facts.
Gracefully, Grace does gymnastics.
Funnily, Emmie makes everyone laugh.
Independently, Sonny has beautiful handwriting.
Carefully, Annabelle corrects her work.
Perfectly, Ruby sits silently,
Kindly, Elise plays with everyone.
Awesomely, Ellie does back flips.
Fantastically, Faith is a friend to all.
Kindly, Mrs Mason helps us.
Happily, Mrs Skeen is helping children.
Marvellously, Miss Bryant teaches us.
Please scroll down to see information, photos and work for the Autumn Term 2015.
We have had a very busy end of term in Kestrels.
We have started looking at our new literacy topic of poetry and wrote some of our own Christmas shape poems.
We have also completed our Chocolate topic - the children really enjoyed researching, designing, making and evaluating their chocolate bars! Have a look at some of our pictures below.
We really enjoyed taking part in the Nativity - don't forget to have a look at the pictures available on the website.
Have a happy Christmas holiday :)
In Literacy we have been learning our new story type - a traditional tale called Aladdin.
As well as putting actions to the story, we have also been working together to create powerful descriptions for the settings in our story.
Our powerful words are coming across brilliantly in our writing.....
"she lived in an elegant, black shiny palace" Grace
"who lived in a royal palace made out of gold and emerald" Oli
"he took one look and it was pitch black" Annabelle
"Aladdin went to the haunted, black and dark cave" Aiden
"the magician took him to a gloomy, foggy mountain" Matilda
"the evil wizard dragged Aladdin in to the terrifyingly dark cave" Wills
"they went to the epic rocky mountain" Ellie
Have a look at some of our pictures below.
We have really enjoyed listening to all of our Poetry Slam contestants over the past two weeks.
Kestrels' finalist was Noah - you can listen to his poem, Football Frenzy, in full on the gallery section of the website.
It has been a busy end of term for Kestrels.
We have been learning about analogue and digital time, writing our newspaper articles, painting our Aztec wall hangings, building our skills in netball and learning how to keep our teeth healthy!
Have a look at some of our photos below.
Have a happy and safe half term holiday :)
It has been another busy week in Kestrels (wb 28th September).
We have started learning our new literacy text - a newspaper article about Philae Lander. Have a look at some of the pictures below to see our excellent retelling with actions.
We have also met Frank the Frog, who has taught us a new method of subtraction by counting up to find the difference.
As well as that, we have looked at foods from Mexico, acted out the Christian miracle of Jesus walking on water and have made great progress with playing our brass instruments!
Looking forward to another exciting week next week :)