Maths Problem Solving Week

Posted on June 10th, 2017 by Eagle Class

This coming week is Maths Problem Solving Week.

All the children will be completing activities in their class rooms.  Reception up to Year 4 will also be taking part in a Problem Solving Workshop run by The Happy Puzzle Company.

After school, in the hall from 3.15pm, on Monday only, you will have the opportunity to purchase games and puzzles for as little as 75p.

Please see the web link below for a voucher to use when making your purchase on Monday, you can print it off yourself, to claim the Happy Puzzle Voucher, or alternatively collect one on arrival at the school hall on Monday.

http://www.puzzlechallengedays.co.uk/resources/workshop-flyers.aspx

There is a Problem Solving workshop of Parents only on Tuesday at 6.30pm, please complete the return slip on the letter sent out previously to indicate your interest so that we are able to cater for the numbers.

Thank you.

 

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Kestrel Home Learning W7

Posted on June 7th, 2017 by Kestrel Class

Welcome back after the half term. I hope you all had a fantastic break and are ready for our last half term! 

The home learning for this week is:

Spellings- Please learn the spellings for your group and put these words into a sentence. Please review the words that the children have already learnt as we do revisit these in our spelling checks each week.

Maths(consolidation)- Practice your column addition by creating some of your own calculations. Roll a dice or create your own spinner to help select your digits. Remember the aim of the game it to make your target number!

English (extension) – Please complete the homophone sheet. Follow the instructions on the sheet and choose the correct word which makes sense.

 

Reminders:

  • Thank you for all you excellent jazzy jars! They were brilliant and creative!
  • Please have a water bottle and named hat in school every day as the weather is getting hotter. The children also need to have a jumper/cardigan as the weather can sometimes change.
  • Multi Sports on Tuesday lunch and football on Mondays.
  • I will be contacting parents shortly who have volunteered for our upcoming trip to St Albans to let them know about helping on the trip.
  • Next week is our Maths Problem Solving week.  We are lucky enough to have the Happy Puzzle company coming in to work with our class!
  • The parent workshop for problem solving will be taking place next Tuesday 13th at 6:30pm. Please book your places.
  • Next Friday we will be doing our sponsored mile.

Have a fantastic week! Miss LH

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Summer Reminders

Posted on June 4th, 2017 by Kestrel Class

As the sun has started to shine and the temperatures are rising (we hope it stays…) there are just a couple of reminders for things that the children need to have in school:

  • A sun hat- this doesn’t need to be a Bromet sun hat, any style will do. Please make sure they are named!
  • You may also wish to apply sun cream to your child before school, or if they are able to apply it themselves, they may bring some in with them, for their use only.
  • Please make sure your child has a water bottle in school every day and if they suffer with asthma, that they have an up to date inhaler in school at all times.
  • Please regularly check that plimsolls or trainers are the correct size and the choldren have a spare pair of socks – the little feet are growing quickly!

Thank you!

 

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Summer Fete! 

Posted on June 4th, 2017 by Swift Class

Jazzy Jars are due in tomorrow. There will be tables in the playground for you to put them on. 

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Kestrel’s Well Being Day

Posted on May 26th, 2017 by Kestrel Class

We have had a fantastic day celebrating our mind and body!

The day began with a yoga session with Swift class followed by some Fitter Futures where we worked on our core muscles!

After break we read ‘Have you filled a bucket today?’ and thought about how we could all be bucket fillers!  Then we played Sun in the centre and told other children what we liked about them. We also had to go and write on children’s flowers things we liked about them.

Next we made mindfulness jars to help us when we want to feel calm as well as decorating smiley face biscuits!

To end our well being day we enjoy some fun outside in the sunshine with Nightingales playing tennis, football, Frisbee and golf to name a few things!

I hope you all enjoyed your day as much as I did and are feeling happy and confident for your half term. Enjoy and see you on the 5th!

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Maths Games

Posted on May 24th, 2017 by Eagle Class

This week we have made maths games, we tested them out in the class first then Kestrel Class came to play them.  There were some issues that needed to be addressed, but all was good in the end and lots of fun was had along the way.  Great Work year 6

 

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Kestrel Home Learning 6

Posted on May 24th, 2017 by Kestrel Class

The home learning for this week is:

Spellings- Please learn the spellings for your group and put these words into a sentence. Please review the words that the children have already learnt as we do revisit these in our spelling checks each week.

Maths (Extension)- This week we have been learning about fractions including equivalent fractions.

Triangle & Square groups- please complete the fraction word problem. Remember solve it step by step!

Circle– complete the equivalent fractions sheet. You can cut the fraction wall out if that helps.

English–  (Consolidation and New Learning) – Complete the Synonym and Antonyms sheets. Read the text and fill in the correct words.

Reminders:

  • Please make sure that home learning is handed in on time. Those children not completing homework or handing in homework that is not done to the best of their ability will complete it during detention.  If you have any problems with the home learning please let us know before the hand in day of Tuesday so we can go through the work with the children.
  • Please make sure the children have a water bottle in school every day. This is especially important with the weather getting hotter.
  • Multi Sports on Tuesday lunch and football on Mondays.
  • Half Term next week. We start again on Monday 5th June.

I hope you all have a wonderful half term and see you in a week for our last half term as Kestrel Class! Stay safe and have fun! Enjoy the sun!

Miss LH

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Kestrel Home Learning W5

Posted on May 17th, 2017 by Kestrel Class

Good Morning!

The home learning for this week is:

Spellings- Please learn the spellings for your group and put these words into a sentence. Please review the words that the children have already learnt as we do revisit these in our spelling checks each week.

Maths (consolidation) – On Monday we learnt about multiplication using partitioning(breaking the number into tens and ones). Complete the sheet practising this skill. Use the example to help!

English (future learning) – This week we have begun our English topic about ‘Shocking Styles.’ At the end of the unit we are writing newspaper articles on dramatic/strange fashion trends thinking about how far we would go to look “cool”. To prepare for this I would like the children to have a discussion with adults from different generations about their fashion styles when they were growing up as well as researching on the internet or books.  What was the style in the 60s/70s/80s/90s/00s? Did they wear any interesting head or footwear?  What was the fashion accessories of the time. Please fill in the Mind Map or create your own poster about the fashion styles of your chosen decade.  Feel free to add pictures too!

Jazzy Jars- This week you got a letter about making your own jazzy jar! Please bring these in by 5th June or before if you have made them. The children can decorate the jars if they would like as well as filling them! Lets get creative!

Reminders:

  • Please make sure that home learning is handed in on time. Those children not completing homework or handing in homework that is not done to the best of their ability will complete it during detention.  If you have any problems with the home learning please let us know before the hand in day of Tuesday so we can go through the work with the children.
  • Please make sure the children have a water bottle in school every day. This is especially important with the weather getting hotter.
  • Multi Sports on Tuesday lunch and football on Mondays.
  • Garden on Wednesday- please have at least a light jacket in case of rain.

Have a good week! Miss LH

 

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Garden Home Challenge!

Posted on May 10th, 2017 by Kestrel Class

Mrs Turner would like our class to collect any seeds from the fruit or vegetables that you eat this week!

When you have collected the seeds put them in the fridge and bring them into school next Wednesday!

Remember to write what the seeds  are from.

We will then try and grow them!!

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Kestrel Home Learning W4

Posted on May 10th, 2017 by Kestrel Class

Good Morning All!

The home learning for this week is:

Spellings- Please learn the spellings for your group and put these words into a sentence. Please review the words that the children have already learnt as we do revisit these in our spelling checks each week.

Maths (consolidation) – This week Miss Bird has taught us analogue and digital time. Have a go at using your TV guide to complete some of the challenges. Please also practice telling the time this week using whichever clocks you have around the house!

Science (consolidation) – In Science we have been thinking about our topic of electricity. We used the website http://www.switchedonkids.org.uk/ to think about some electrical hazards around the house. Please colour the picture and circle the hazards. (The answers are not on the back- we will go through in class!) Feel free to visit the website to help you.

Ext- If you would like to make an electrical safety poster that we can display around the school please also bring this in with your homework. You may want to use the website for some other ideas.

Reminders:

  • Please make sure that home learning is handed in on time. Those children not completing homework or handing in homework that is not done to the best of their ability will complete it during detention.  If you have any problems with the home learning please let us know before the hand in day of Tuesday so we can go through the work with the children.
  • Please make sure the children have a water bottle in school every day. This is especially important with the weather getting hotter.
  • Multi Sports on Tuesday lunch and football on Mondays.
  • Next Tuesday the Bishop of Hertford is visiting the school.
  • Our Growth Mindset workshop is on Tuesday. If you would like a ticket please see the office or Miss Weyer. It is a really great opportunity to hear Robin Launder speak!
  • It is Miss Bird’s last week with us.
  • If you have a homework survey please return by Friday.

Have a good week! Miss LH

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Science Learning

Posted on May 8th, 2017 by Kestrel Class

In today’s Science lesson we began to think about electricity. We collected our thoughts on what we already know about electricity and wrote some questions that we would like to find out.

We also looked on some websites about where in our house we can find electricity and the dangers that it can pose.

The children really enjoyed the website so here is the link!

http://www.switchedonkids.org.uk/

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Kestrel Home Learning W3

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Kestrel Class

I hope you all had a good long weekend!

Apologies for the confusion on the book bags. Any books that haven’t been changed will be returned tomorrow.

The home learning for this week is:

Spellings- Please learn the spellings for your group and put these words into a sentence. Please review the words that the children have already learnt as we do revisit these in our spelling checks each week.

Maths (consolidation) – This week we have been learning about vertical, horizontal, parallel and perpendicular lines. Please complete the sheet thinking about capital letters and which lines they use.

English (consolidation)Complete the adjectives sheet. Read the story and identify the adjectives.

 

Reminders:

  • Clubs have started. Please remind the children if they are going to a club! Games/ cards are not allowed for in school clubs.
  • Year 3 football is on Monday at lunchtime.
  • Kestrel Class can take part in Multi Sports at lunch on a Tuesday. This week the children enjoyed handball!
  • Wednesday is our garden time.
  • Construction has started on the castle! Watch this space!
  • Next week is Y6 SATs testing week.
  • It is also Miss Bird’s last week teaching with Kestrels.

Have a good week!

Miss LH

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Kestrel Home Learning W2

Posted on April 26th, 2017 by Kestrel Class

We have had a busy 1st full week back. Miss Bird has been teaching our Maths this week and we have been learning all about coasts in lots of Geography lessons!

 

The home learning for this week is:

Spellings- Please learn the spellings for your group and put these words into a sentence. Please review the words that the children have already learnt as we do revisit these in our spelling checks each week.

English(consolidation):  In English we have been learning how to be reading detectives which includes looking closely at pictures for details. Can you spot the 10 differences in the pictures from one of our favourite pages in our class book Ottoline and the Yellow Cat?

Maths(consolidation): Complete the column subtraction sheet. Choose the challenge that you think will support your learning! If you fancy a challenge, can you prove that your answers are correct on the back of the sheet? What methods could you use?

Geography– We have been learning all about coasts, what a coastline looks like, why it looks that way and have identified different coastal features caused by erosion. Talk about your own personal experiences of the coast. Do you have any pictures at the seaside? What can you see in them? Do you know anyone affected by coastal erosion?

 

Reminders: 

  • Clubs have started this week.
  • There is no school on Monday due to the bank holiday.
  • Please make sure the children have a water bottle in school every day. This is especially important with the weather getting hotter.
  • Year 3 football on Monday at lunchtime.
  • Kestrel Class can take part in Multi Sports at lunch on a Tuesday. Enjoy learning some new sports and games!
  • Wednesday is our garden time.

Have a good week!

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