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Newsletter – Spring Term 1 2023

Happy New Year! We are pleased to welcome you back to school. We are excited about the upcoming term, full of fun and learning!


Reminders for Spring Term 2023

Each day, children will need suitable uniform according to the weather, water bottles containing water only, healthy snacks for break, reading book and reading diary every day. Books will be changed when needed. Children should not wear jewellery to school apart from stud earrings.


Just a reminder that children will not need to bring in additional stationery or pencil cases as this equipment will be provided and that toys should be left at home.


PE for Kestrel will be on Tuesday and Friday. Children are to come to school in their PE kit and trainers on these days to avoid the need to change in school. Earrings need to be either removed for PE or covered in plasters that you can provide please.


Class Dojo is still being used to communicate with parents and there is a contact the teacher form on the class page on the website for you to be able to contact us directly.


Curriculum Focus for Spring Term 1 2023

Our History project this term will be: ‘How much did the Ancient Egyptians achieve?’

Maths Year 5 –Short Multiplication & Division, Area and Scaling

Year 6 - Draw, Compose and Decompose Shape, Area, Perimeter, Position and direction, Multiplication and Division

English – We will be ‘writing to entertain’ using our History topic as a stimulus for writing.

Science – We will be exploring the human circulatory system – ‘How does the body work?’

RE – We will be learning about Christianity. Our big question is ‘How do Christians show that they belong?

PE – we will be working on our netball skills and gymnastics.

DT – Mechanical systems – what inventions did the ancient Egyptians invent?

Computing - How do I present data using a spreadsheet?

Online safety – How do people communicate online? What is online bullying?

PHSE – What is a healthy relationship?

French - We will be learning about France and how to tell the time in French.

Music - How does Music improve our world? How does music teach us about our community?


Diary Dates for Spring Term 2023

Tuesday 3rd January – INSET day for staff – school closed to pupils

Wednesday 4th January – children return to school

Thursday 12th January – Snapshot reports sent out to parents

Friday 10th February – Last day of Spring term one


As we have learnt, the best made plans sometimes need to change.  The above dates may need to be altered but we will do our best to communicate any necessary changes as soon as we are aware.

Ancient Egypt Trip