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Newsletter – Spring Term 1 2024

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 2024

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 2024

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

Maths Year 5 –Short Multiplication & Division, Fractions

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

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

Science – We will be exploring the earth and space’

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.

Art what is environmental art?

Computing - How do I make a movie?

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?