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Kestrel Class Y5

'This Week's Homework' - Please find this on Teams. It is set as an assignment every Friday, and needs to be handed in on the following Thursday.

'Useful Year 5 Information' -  General resources that the class teacher may direct you to. 

A different type of Maths lesson: Vertical aerospace superstar Lawrence.

Breaking the rules day!

Well done to our reading superstars 🌟

Georgians: what a fabulous storytelling session by Steve Manning.

Our fantastic cross country winners.

Art club: today we made 3D bugs.

Cross country: year 5 were amazing! They were so encouraging of others in their year group. Well done everyone!

Georgian’s: debating the Industrial Revolution. This was a heated discussion.

Year 5 cross country practise.

Another fabulous dance off - well done Kestrel Class!

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Georgian's: the colonisation of Forest School

Georgian's - discussing and understanding which countries were colonised.

Welcome to the Georgian’s - cup of tea anyone?

Handwriter of the week: well done Mason!

Art club: look at these fantastic animals that have been created.

Maths day: we have been investigating regular and irregular polygons and their angles, followed by Kandinsky artwork.

Indie came to visit again. Here are a few photos.

Handwriter of the week: well done to Robert!

Our first dog day: Indie is so happy to be back!

Handwriter of the week: well done Ruben.

Dance off: Kestrel 2 - 1 Kingfisher

Art club: we did bubble art today. It was great fun!

P.E - Dodge/Bench ball. Super effort and determination.

Handwriter of the week: well done India

Art club: creating lovely 3D bugs today.

Handwriter of the week: well done Brandon!

Year 5 art club: beautiful flowers created with pastels used to highlight the centres. Well done everyone.

Handwriter of the week: well done Samuel.

P.E: we were very lucky to have the scooters available.

Art: amazing art work related to our class book Journey to the River Sea.

Millie has very kindly brought in her stick insects to show to the class.

Beautiful guitar playing. Brilliant effort Amber, Darcie and Eva.

Buddy reading with Kingfisher class.

Kestrel v Kingfisher dance off.

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Kestrel v Kingfisher dance.

Meeting the Easter bunny and the Easter Egg hunt.

Buddy reading with Kingfisher class 🌟

Handwriter’s of the week.

R.E - today we learnt about the significance of Shabbat in a Jewish home.

Journey to the River Sea: the best hot seating ever!

Did your hear us laughing? 😂

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Handwriter's of the week. Well done Daisy and Ella.

Presentations from amazing work during Home Learning.

Maths - Fractions and teamwork games. This was tricky as it had to be completed in silence with limited non-verbal communication.

Sharing amazing lockdown work and Buddy reading.

Celebrating our 500,000 word readers and great potato World Book Day characters.

Please see our Curriculum Newsletter for the Autumn term.

Handwriter of the week: well done Darcie!

Singing our parts in the whole school song.

Kestrel class disco - sorry for the grainy photos. Everyone moved like lightning 🌩

Michael Loader story teller. Wow! What a fantastic hour of storytelling.

Well done to Laylan for a fantastic assembly about sport.

Well done to Cole for being our Handwriter of the week.

The delicious Christmas lunch 🍴

Christmas hats for our Christmas lunch 🎄

Art: fantastic work on 3D images

English: happy workers 😊

R.E: Christianity - a Zoom call with Reverend Jane to answer our questions about having a belief. It was fantastic!

Handwriter of the week - well done Tabitha!

Maths - learning all about square and prime numbers. Brilliant effort Kestrel class!

Hand writer of the week - well done Millie!

Guided Reading: freeze framing from the book Into the Forest, which is a selection of fairy tales merged into one story.

Well done to our Christmas house winners. Thank you Joseph Casson Estate agents for the prizes!

Well done to our ‘50 times reading’ certificate holders.

Science: our experiment to make the best insulated cup.

Science: Materials - today we tested materials for a variety of properties. Here we are testing a material’s insulating properties.

Science: Materials. We have been looking at how we can test different material. The magnets and their magnetic field were very exciting.

Leon and the Place Between story writing winners - voted by the class. Well done Amber and Joshua!

Welcome our new pen licence holders.

Welcome back! We had great fun with an AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) in P.E. Excellent effort.

English - Leon and the Place Between hot-seating

Amazing Amber has achieved her Karate red belt. Wow! What an achievement 🌟

Finley is so proud of his writing today and so are we! This is fantastic detail.

Our poetry winners teaching the class their Autumn poem. We will be performing this on Friday.

Music - Body percussion: Hickory dickory dock

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Anti-bullying week: we have watched and discussed the Big Anti-bullying Assembly and are putting our hands up to stop bullying.

An amazing assembly by Mary and Millie about Animals

Science: understanding upthrust

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Science: beginning to understand air resistance.

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Science: understanding how to measure the effect of gravity.

Science: Forces. Today we started to learn about what is a force.

Beautiful poems, artwork and letters from our book Here we Are.

A fantastic year group assembly presented by Millie, India and Samuel

Brilliant letter writing to our special person. (Photos taken so far.)

Body percussion - this is amazing!

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A great week of super effort.

Kestrel class

Welcome back

Looking forward to seeing you on Monday


Kestrel class teacher: Mrs Benjafield

TA: Mrs Gray

Kingfisher class teacher: Mrs Rigby and Miss Baxter

TA: Mrs Gray


The only things you need from home are:

  • P.E kit
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch box (if needed)
  • Any school reading books you still have
  • A healthy break time snack (remember we are a nut free school)
  • Warm, waterproof coat

Please make sure that every item is named.