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Hello and welcome to our Kestrel class page!

We are the Kestrel class and we are the oldest in our school. Within our class, we take on many additional responsibilities such as: Playground buddies, school council and being the school's prime minister and vice prime minister. In Year six, we strive to achieve greatness through hard work, dedication, resilience and respect.


Meet the Team!


Mrs E Jarvis

Class teacher



     Mr  Moreton                                            Miss Hall

                                                                                    Teaching Assistant                                  Teaching Assistant                                                            

Useful information:

End of Year 6 expectationsWord icon


 Ambassador Awards 2018-2019

This year we have incorporated the Learning Passport within a document that recognises children’s achievements in school and the wider community. What is expected in order for children to achieve their ’Ambassador Award’ comes under 4 headings:

  • Citizenship
  • Relationships
  • Learning
  • Behaviour and conduct

Each section has elements that underpin the values that as a school we hold dear. We believe that learning is something that continues every minute of the waking day and it is important to recognise children’s achievements not only in lessons but beyond. Adults in school will discuss each section with the children and how they can meet the criteria identified; we are hoping that the children will be able to take some ownership of the passport themselves!

Have a look at the Ambassador leaflet to find out more and look through 'Steps to Success' passport the Year 6 children will be working through this year to help them achieve their Ambassador Awards!

Information leaflet

Kestrels Ambassador Award. What I need to do.

Ambassador Award letter to Parents/Carers - September 2018 



In Literacy this term we will be covering a range of genres, these are as follows: 

  Information text hybrid Ernest Shackleton

* Detective/Crime Alex Rider Series

Take a look here to see what your child is learning about in all areas of the curriculum!

This half term our focus will be on inheritance and evolution!


Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago

Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents

Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution


Week 1 :  Question

What can we find out from fossils?

Week 2:  Question

Who was Mary Anning?

Week 3:  Question

Why do we look like our parents?

Week 4:  Question

What is evolution?

Week 5:  Question

Who was Darwin and how does he help us understand about evolution?

Week 6:  Question

Where did Darwin visit on his travels?

Week 7:  Question

Which animals did he discover and study?

Week 8:  Question

How do plants survive in harsh conditions?

Week 9:  Question

How do animals adapt to their environments?

Week 10: Question

Changes:  advantage or disadvantage?


In Mathematics this term we will be learning to:

  • divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using an efficient written method of long division, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions, or by rounding, as appropriate for the context
  • divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit number using an efficient written method of short division where appropriate, interpreting remainders according to the context
  • use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy.
  • use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to two decimal places
  • recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts.
  • solve problems involving the calculation of percentages and the use of percentages for comparison
  • draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles
  • compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes
  • illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius

    Forthcoming dates for Kestrels Class!

 Monday 29th April - Back to school for the children.

Monday 6th May - Bank holiday. School closed.

Monday 13th May SATs week!

Friday 24th May – Ambassador Passport assembly at 10.00. invites will be given to parents if their child receives an award.

Friday 24th May - Last day of term.

Monday 3rd June - INSET day. School closed to the children.

Tuesday 4th June - School open and animal man.

Wednesday 19th June - Sports Day.

Thursday 20th June - Class photographs - SMILE!

Friday 5th July - Non Uniform day!

Wednesday 10th July - Summer Fayre

Tuesday 16th July - Ambassador Passport assembly 10am

Thursday 18th July - Prom!

Friday 20th July - Last day of the school year!



  • Monday May 13th 2019: SPaG Test- Grammar/Punctuation- 45 minutes
  • Monday May 13th 2019: SPaG Test- Spelling- 20 minutes
  • Tuesday May 14th 2019: Reading Test- 60 minutes
  • Wednesday May 15th 2019: Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)- 30 minutes
  • Wednesday May 15th 2019: Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)- 40 minutes
  • Thursday May 16th 2019: Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning)- 40 minutes



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Wednesday 3rd July - Parents evening

Thursday 4th July- Transition day

Thursday 11th July - Transition day

Friday 12th July - Transition day



Thursday 4th July - Transition day

Thursday 11th July - Transition day


Please find the attached letters sent out this half term below: 


All of the pupils will be following the normal Literacy and Numeracy strategies along with Science, ICT, topic etc. Please find below expected minimum homework requirements during this term.

Reading - 3 x 15mins per week - this will help the children to both build a love of literature and their stamina for reading longer texts - a skill needed for the end of Key Stage 2 SATS. When the children have completed this homework they will show Mrs Jarvis their Home/school diary which should have three comments in from their parent/guardian. If they have 3 comments and signatures stating that they read with an adult 3 times that week they will get a mark on the class reading chart. The person with the most marks will win a prize at the end of each half term!

Maths - 1 set per week (Wednesday), they will also need to know their times tables up to 12 x 12

Spelling - 20 spellings per week.  Test every Friday - some of these will be common frequency words that the children do not always spell accurately

Literacy/SPAG - 1 piece per week (Wednesday)

Topic– 1 piece every week (personal learning log)

The ‘learning log’ is a piece of individual homework when your child may be imaginative, creative and resourceful in order to produce various pieces of work.  Children will be given around 9 tasks to complete for the half term at the start of each half term, these tasks are done at your child's leisure and the expectation is that their is 1 done per week, at the end of the half term your child will bring their learning log into class and they will share the work that they have completed with their peers they will then be collected in and marked.

Children will need PE or games kit throughout the week, this should include footwear for both indoors and outdoors. Kestrels will be having two PE lessons a week these are MONDAY AND TUESDAY. The children must bring appropriate PE Kit in order to take part and will therefore NEED their kit the first day back.

  • Blue or Black shorts

  • White T shirt

  • Jogging bottoms for outdoor PE

  • Change of socks - sweaty socks smell after PE

  • Roll on deodorant only

  • Black plimsolls

  • Trainers