Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Independent research- finding out about World War 2

Having completed a more guided piece of work, we have been investigating our own questions about World War 2, trying to use at least two sources of information to support our facts and presenting our work clearly. Here are a few examples...




Then we went around the classroom to read one another's findings and give feedback about the information and how it was presented...





Some great independent work and thoughtful comments. Fabulous work from Kestrels...





Thursday, 12 October 2017

Apple-bobbing and instructions

We had fun playing a traditional game- apple-bobbing- then wrote instructions about how to play!





















Thursday, 5 October 2017

Improvising in drama- Friend or Foe

Will David and Tucky inform Mr Reynolds that they have found two German pilots on the moor near the farm? 

We have acted out the scene, with narrators, experimenting with what the characters may say, do and feel as they talk about their dilemma...







The children really enjoyed the experience. Next they will commit their ideas to paper, writing a play script of the scene.








Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Testing materials for hardness

As part of our Science curriculum, we have been testing materials to compare how hard they are. Which would be the best for making a kitchen work top?





We used a nail to scratch each material as a test for hardness. We agreed to have the same person in each group scratching each material to keep the test fair. Different groups decided on their own method for recording results. Many of us devised our own rating key to record accurate results.






Thursday, 21 September 2017

Spelling Team names and members

The 2017-18 Kestrel Class spelling teams have been announced. We have:

Team Scorpion


Team Unicorn



The Sunnyside Squad


Each team member will have a personal spelling list to learn each week- often words from their own work, or from the National Curriculum lists. They can earn points for their team according to how many spellings they learn and each week a Player of the Week will be chosen for each team, together with an overall Most Valuable Player!

Who will be the first? 

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Try an unusual sport

Here we are, trying an unusual sport- tae kwon do...







Family lunches

We had a trial of family service lunches last term and it was very successful. The aim is for the older children to help the younger children at the tables, helping the older children to develop their caring and leadership roles within the school and encouraging the younger children to be confident with the older children. The idea is to enjoy a family atmosphere, also following table etiquette, like waiting for everybody to be seated before starting to eat and for everybody to be finished before leaving the table.

It was lovely today to see the new children so well cared for and the older children glowing with pride in their roles. Well done to you all...