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
Mr Moreton Miss Hall
Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant
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:
- 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!
In Literacy this term we will be covering a range of genres, these are as follows:
* Discussion Why should we recycle?
* Novel as a theme The Paperbag Prince
* Explanation text Writing explanation leaflets about recyclling
Information text hybrid Ernest Shakleton
* Detective/Crime Alex Rider Series
* Classic narrative poetry The Tale of Custard the Dragon – Ogden Nash - The Owl and the Pussy Cat – Edward Lear The Walrus and the Carpenter – Lewis Carroll
This term our topic is split into two. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and after February we move onto Survival.
Animals including humans
Week 1 : Question
What is the moral of The Paperbag Prince and how can we learn from it? (Art/PSHE/Literacy)
Week 2: Question
What is recycling?
Week 3: Question
How is traffic impacting on our environment?
Week 4: Question
How do our actions impact on the rest of the world?
Week 5: Question
What can we do to improve sustainable energy sources?
Week 6: Question
How do humans contribute to marine life pollution?
In Mathematics this term we will be learning to:
- 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.
- convert between miles and kilometres
- 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
- identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers
- 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
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
Forthcoming dates for Kestrels Class!
Monday 7th January - First day back at school!
Wednesday 9th January - Young Voices concert at Sheffield
Thursday 10th January - Sports activity day in school
Tuesday 15th January - ECO day
Thursday 7th February - Musical Performance run by School Council
Tuesday 12th February - Year 5/6 Dodgeball competition
Thursday 14th February - Ambassador Passport assembly 10am
Friday 15th February - Break up for half term.