11th  January, 2019

Dear Parents and Carers of children in Kestrels Class,

Happy New Year to one and all! As ever, we are very excited to be starting a new term of learning. This term we are embarking on a whole school topic of Space! Within this topic we will be making space rockets with lights; learning about the planets; creating a space dance and preparing for our class assembly which will be on Friday 8th March. We will send out a reminder letter nearer the time.

English will link with our Topic. We will be reading a whole class text of ‘George’s Secret Key to the Universe’ by Lucy and Stephen Hawking. We are still celebrating those children who get 10 or more signatures in their reading  record as they need to read regularly to an adult in and out of school. Weekly spellings  will continue as before with a Monday test.

Maths teaching and learning will be based on a new maths scheme called Power Maths. This scheme places a large emphasis on reason and problem solving.

In science we are learning about electricity and will be working towards making simple circuits which we will put in our space rockets.

PE lessons will continue to be on a Wednesday and Thursday. We will be doing dance and gym so please ensure that children come with the correct named PE kit.


Homework timetable reminder.


Going home

Handed in











Thank you for sending your child promptly into school each morning for when the bell is rung.

Thank you for your support,

With kindest regards, 


Mrs Gabriel and Mrs Bridger