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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) and Mr Moreton (Teaching Assistant)

Useful information:

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 Y6 Timetable Spring 1


 Ambassador Awards 2019-2020

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.




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

 Classic fiction /Older fiction e.g Shakespeare -

Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth-

animated tales of Shakespeare

Mr Shakespeare’s Plays

 Novel as a theme

 My Tudor Queen: The Diary of Eva De Puebla, London 1501-1513

Poems with Imagery

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

Week 1 :  Question

How important were the Tudor times?

Week 2:  Question

How did the Tudors come into power?

Week 3:  Question

Who were the most influential monarchs in Tudor times?

Week 4:  Question

How did Henry VIII change Great Britain?       

Week 5:  Question

Why did Henry VIII get married so many times?

Week 6:  Question

What was it like to live in Tudor times?

Week 7:  Question

How important was exploration to the Tudors?

Week 8:  Question

Who was William Shakespeare?

Week 9:  Question

What influence did William Shakespeare have on plays today?

Week 10: Question

Is William Shakespeare the greatest playwright of all time?


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Spring 1 - Humans and living things - Classification Connoisseur

Take part in classification training, gaining credits along the way to gain your Classification Connoisseur qualification. Discover Linnaeus’ classic system and identify a range of living things. Your training culminates in the design of your own new creatures that fit within Linnaeus’ system.

  • describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals
  • give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.

In Mathematics this term we will be learning to:·      

  • use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero
  • solve number and practical problems that involve negative numbers
  • solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to three decimal places where appropriate
  • use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, using decimal notation to up to three decimal places
  • convert between miles and kilometres
  • identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers
  • find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons
  • recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles.


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Spring 1 we continue to focus on Christianity as a religion and our key question for this enquiry: Is anything ever eternal?

We are learning to evaluate different beliefs about eternity and to understand the Christian perspective on eternity.


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Spring 1 will focus on the changes that children go through.

  • Forthcoming dates for Kestrels Class!


Monday 6th January- Back to school/nursery for the children.

Friday 10th January - Young Voices concert with the choir.

Tuesday 14th January - Class Church assembly with Karen.

Tuesday 4th February  - Internet Safety day!

Tuesday 11th February -Y6 Fire Safety talks

 Friday 14th February – Last day of term.

Monday 24th February INSET DAY - School closed to the children.

Tuesday 25th February - Back to school for the children

Wednesday 26th - Friday 28th February - Lea Green residential


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

Introduction to Y6




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

Year 6 Spellings!

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. This homework does not happen during the Spring term.

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  TUESDAY AND FRIDAY. 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