Welcome to Kestrels!
Hello and welcome to the Kestrels' page! We are a Year 3 class containing 30 children. Mrs Young is our class teacher with Teaching Assistants Mrs Holmes and Mrs Duggins.
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 a spelling rule we are focusing on.
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 Book Talk Sessions each week. These sessions provide an opportunity to develop our reading comprehension skills.
Epic Learning- Each term we will promote one of the 6 Rs – being ready, responsible, resilient, reflective, resourceful and respectful. Our focus in Term 1 is on being ready to learn.
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Our first topic is a historical one and we will learn about World War 2 exploring the Home Front, the Blitz, rationing and evacuation. We have been fortunate to be allocated an exciting and free visit to Duxford Imperial War Museum on Monday 16th September, details to follow. In Literacy we will read "Buster's Blitz" by Anthony Wotten researching new vocabulary, summarising our reading and writing a newspaper report. Our Science topic will to deepen our knowledge on nutrition, bones and muscles alongside this in D.T. we will design and make healthy fruit smoothies. Maths will start with place value using different representations to recognise the value of digits and then we will develop our calculation methods in addition and subtraction.
P.E. will be on a Tuesday and Thursday in Term 1. Please bring your P.E. kit even on the first day of term.