Carpe Diem - Seize the Day
Welcome to the Kestrel's Class Page!
We hope you have all had a lovely Easter break!
Our Summer Term Topic
This term our topic will be ‘Sailing the Severn’. We will be learning about the features of the River Severn and discovering where the river flows within Wales and England. Later on this term, the children will be visiting the river to conduct a study.
Below you will find information regarding the summer term curriculum. At the bottom of the page, you will find links to Maths games and information about the River Severn.
Online SPAG and Read Theory Practise
The children have received passwords to access the SPAG and Read Theory practise questions at home. Their passwords will either be stapled to the front inside cover of their homelink books or stapled to the front of the homework sheet that they received at the end of the Spring term. If the children could complete SPAG and Read Theory practise regularly at home, this would really support their progress at school. The tests do not take very long and the programmes enable the tracking of their progress both at school and at home, so you can see how they are getting on.
Trip to the Severn Valley Country Park and Ironbridge
As part of their summer term topic, Kestrels class visited the Severn Valley Country Park in order to observe the different features of a river and recap what they had learnt about the journey of a river. They began at the source of the river and walked their way through the country park, following the river down to the waterfalls and finally to the wider section of the River Severn. After enjoying lunch on the grass, the Kestrels then made their way to Ironbridge to look around the museum and visit the famous bridge.
Trip to the Jewish Museum and Science Museum
On the final day of the Spring Term, Kestrels visited the Jewish Museum and the Science Museum in Manchester. The children were able to explore the synagogue and learn about the religious traditions that Jewish people follow when they worship. Later, Kestrels were able to explore the Science Museum and experiment with some sensory science games!
Some important information:
Other useful information:
Below is a list of websites that may be useful when practicing times tables and place value.
When practicing times tables, as well as the websites above, you could play games, sing songs, make up rhymes, or use flash cards. Remember that children should be able to recall facts out of order without working up from 1 x something.
We are currently learning about place value in class. Below is a link to the place value game that children have been playing in class - it may be useful to play this game at home to increase your child's confidence with value and support their learning in class.
There are a variety of ideas on the internet! You could try typing 'fun ways to learn multiplication tables' or 'fun ways to learn place value' into a search engine. The key to learning times table facts is regular practice in short bursts. For example, on the way home, in the car, or when going up to bed.