The Meadows

Primary School

‘Play Together, Learn Together, Achieve Together’

KESTRELS - Years 4 & 5

Welcome to the Kestrel's Class Page



Our Summer term topic will be 'Sailing the Severn'

This term, the children will be focusing on a river study of the River Severn and a study of the town of Ironbridge.  After learning about the water cycle, the children will go on a fieldtrip to investigate rivers, learn about how they are formed and undertake some river measurements.  Later in the term, the children will learn more about Ironbridge such as when and why the bridge was built and understand more about the Industrial Revolution.


Multiplication Tables Check

Year 4 children will be taking a Multiplication Table Check in June.  We have already started practising for this in school, but it would be useful if children could also practise at home.  The website we have started using is and you could also use  Please practise as much as you can!



Children can access the Nessy Reading and Spelling programme at home.  Using the website click on 'log in' in the top right hand corner.  The secret word is bossywrench then enter your child's first and last name and click GO.  



The children will received a password to access Mathletics.  Tasks will be set for the children and it would be helpful if they could practise at home.  


Online SPAG and Read Theory Practise

The children have received passwords to access the SPAG and Read Theory practise questions at home.  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.


Thank you,


Mrs Baggaley, Mrs Griffiths and Ms Meredith




Summer Timetable 2022 - Subject to change


Some useful information:

  • Summer Term 2022: P.E. will be every Tuesday and Thursday.  
  • Book change: Please encourage your child to bring in their reading books daily - books will be changed weekly usually on a Thursday.
  • Homelink books: We will no longer be using the pink HomeLink books.  Messages for staff can be sent to Seesaw, via email to, marked for the attention of a specific member of staff.
  • Spelling test (Summer Term 2022) : Thursday - A new practice book has been sent home at the end of the Autumn term so children can practice.


Useful websites:

Below is a list of websites that may be useful when practicing times tables.


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.


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.