Welcome to Kestrels!
Hello and welcome to the Kestrels' page! We are a Year 3 class containing 29 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- We will be introducing ClassDojo to the school this year. This will be used to promote the 6 Rs – being ready, responsible, resilient, reflective, resourceful and respectful. Our focus in Term 5 is on being responsible learners.
We will continue on our learning journey with Barry but his focus will be on promoting emotional well being – be on the lookout for his tweets giving us tips on how to keep healthy
Don't forget to visit Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!
This term Kestrels are starting a History topic called What have the Romans done for us? We will read non-fiction texts to collect facts so that we can write our own non-chronological reports, explore why the Romans invaded Britain, if they were welcomed by the tribes of Britain and why they built Hadrian's Wall? In Maths we will continue to be Times Table Rock Stars, learn more about fractions and time. As Scientists we will observe and grow plants looking at different plant habitats, make predictions and set up fair investigations to gather our results and make conclusions on growing conditions. We will take inspiration from the art of Georgia O'Keefe to paint flowers and plants. We will be attending a Real PE afternoon in Cottesmore on Tuesday 7th May and May Dancing will be on Thursday 23rd May.
Term 2 will start with the topic "Lest We Forget" we will visit Oakham County Museum to explore the Rutland Remembers Exhibition. We will look at our local historical website and the War Memorial to learn about the local people who went to war. In Literacy we will read a non-fiction text called "The Story of World War 1" by Richard Brassey. In Maths we will be continuing our rapid recall of multiplication and division facts alongside our addition and subtraction unit.
As Scientists we will measure and learn more about our bones and muscles and how they work together.