Welcome to Kestrels!
Hello and welcome to the Kestrels' page! We are a Year 3 class containing 26 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 1 is on being ‘ready for learning’.
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 keep healthy
Don't forget to visit Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!
Our first term starts with a visit to the Stone Age and the Iron Age where the Kestrels will be History Detectives examining key questions and pieces of evidence from this period in order to build a picture of life in prehistoric times. They will find out about the first Britons - nomadic hunter gatherers who came from mainland Europe to settle in England and go on to explore how life changed during the Iron Age.
In Art the Kestrels will look at Cave Art - travelling to the past to explore how people in earlier times used art as a way to record stories and communicate ideas. We will explore and experiment with rocks, fossils and soils in Science.
We will read some autobiographies first and then a story with a historical theme in Literacy using Jane Considine's three zones of writing - FANTASTICS, GRAMMARISTICS and BOOMTASTICS - to explore the story Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. In Maths we will revisit place value, addition and subtraction whilst revising our times tables too.