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Hello and welcome to the Kestrels' page! We are a Year 3 class containing 30 children. Mrs Young is our class teacher and Miss Calton is our TA. 

This year we will be continuing to tweet so don't forget you can follow us on Twitter. Our twitter name is @kestrelsketton. Send a follow request and you can keep up to date with what we are doing in the classroom as it happens!


Homework will be given out on a Friday and it will be based on topics we have covered during the last week. We each have a homework book to complete our homework in. Part of our homework is also to learn spellings which are based on the spelling pattern or spelling rule we have been focusing on during the previous week. We will also have a set of tricky words to practise. 

In Kestrels we need to read our reading books at home every night. It is up to us to remember to ask to change our reading books when we finish them. We have guided reading sessions each week. These sessions provide an opportunity to develop our reading comprehension skills.


Epic Learning- Barry's Fishatron 3,000 vehicle is ready for him to travel around our world . We will collect fuel pods for him through our work on the 6 Rs- being ready, resilient, responsible, resourceful, reflective and respectful. Our focus for Term 5 is "Responsibility".

Term 5

Kestrels have been waiting for some better weather for our visit to Hanson Cement to explore the quarry by looking at the layers of rock, different fossils and how the rock is extracted in Ketton. Please get your boots ready as we will be walking to the quarry on Monday 23rd April for the morning.

Our History topic is on Ancient Egypt this term and in Literacy we will be reading a non-fiction text which investigates the mystery and the evidence surrounding the death of the Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun.  In Maths we will be measuring and learning about perimeter, angles and shapes. Our Science will be investigating light and shadows but we will start some planting in preparation for Term 6 too.   


Don't forget to visit Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!smiley

Multiply by 4 | Learn Multiplication | Multiply By Music | Jack Hartmann

Multiply by 4 and learn the 4 times table with a tropical beat.

Multiply by 8 | Learn Multiplication | Multiply By Music | Jack Hartmann

This multiplication song for 8 gives the multiplication facts for the 8 times table.