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Great Harwood St John's

CE Primary School


Welcome to Kestrel Class!

Hello and Welcome to Kestrel Class


Our teacher is Mrs Nandhla and Mrs Smith. Our teaching assistant is Mrs Farrow and Mrs Wilkinson. 

We hope you've all had a wonderful half term break and that you are excited to come back to school for our final term of the year. EEEK!


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Kestrel's Timetable and Overview for this term

Our theme for this term is called: Robots



In English this half term We will be looking at Stories with fantasy settings.  We will explore a range of fantasy setting texts, look at the features of those texts and use them in our writing.   Some of the features we will use will be descriptive language and a range of different sentence types such as questions or commands.  We will also be focusing a lot on grammar in our writing, such as spelling rules for past and present tense, contracted word spellings and recognizing different word classes such as verbs, adverbs, adjectives and nouns.  Towards the end of the term we will look at Recounts and the features they use.



Science: This half term we are going to be learning about materials and their properties.  We will be looking closely at different materials, describing their properties such as hard, soft, bumpy etc.  We will also be discussing their uses and whether or not we can change the properties of materials by heating them up or cooling them down.  We will sort and group different materials


In Art This term we will looking at an artist called Joan Miro


In History This term we will be learning about toys that were played with in the past and in the present. We will compare them both and understand the importance of them. We will look at our own favourite toys and compare them with the toys their parents played with J


In RE this half term we are learning about The Church. We will learning about why the Church is a special place for Christians. We will be looking at what happens in a church and why and relate this to bible stories such as Moses and and Jacob’s dream. We will also be looking at other places of worship and why they are important to other religions.


In Math's We will be starting off the half term learning about statistics work and use vocabulary related to data such as most popular finding the difference, least popular etc., by looking at graphs and tally charts. We will also be looking at fractions and doing a recap on finding fractions of quantities. We will learn about different shapes and their properties. We will also be using different methods to work out various calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division which will be included in solving problems







Every Monday afternoon we will be learning outdoors in all weather. This will include Forest School, orienteering, gardening, core subjects, etc. Please dress according to the weather (waterproofs or sun hat/suncream). Suitable footwear needed: Wellies or old trainers.


Please make sure that you're listening to your child read each night, a couple of pages and some simple questions about the text really will make a HUGE difference to all areas of their learning!  

Children that have read a minimum of 4 times each week will get an invitation to our reading party at the end of each half term!


Kestrels have P.E. on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Please make sure that children have a full PE kit on those days.  When taking part in PE, children with long hair are to have it tied back and any earrings must be removed.  






Kestrels, remember to read each night and practice your spellings and times tables for Friday tests!

Purple Mash


Homework will be set on Purple Mash every Thursday and will be due in on Tuesday's. 


If children struggle with ANY of the homework set, please come and see us to ask for's what we're here for.


Some useful links to help with your homework!

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BBC BiteSize


TimesTables Rockstars


Oxford Owl



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