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Welcome to Kestrels Year 1!


This term our topic is... FAIRYTALE CASTLES!


Class Updates:

Please log into Google Classroom daily to see daily lesson assignments.

Also remember to do work already given in your home packs!


Useful links to support learning:


Abacus Active Learn Maths Games


Nrich Maths - extending learning


Topmarks - Maths Games



Phonics Play Games





Storyline Online


Read Aloud books for Children



The Body Coach Workouts


BBC Super Movers


Cosmic Kids Yoga

Kestrels are off to a great start learning from home!

We had a great science morning with Y2, looking at camouflage and creating our own camouflaged chameleons!

Each Wednesday, we now have Cessie the school dog join us in the morning! We love reading to her!

This week we have been looking at fractions. Today we created pizzas to cut into halves and quarters.

We had fun building animal den structures using marshmallows and cocktail sticks!

We had an amazing day being polar explorers!!!

We have learnt a lot about polar animals. Today, some polar animals had frozen and we had to help them out of the ice!

We did some polar animal science experiments! We tested to see whether blubber helps protect polar animals from the cold and also looked at how penguins coat their feathers in a waxy residue to waterproof their feathers!

We saw Father Christmas! We heard a Christmas story and each got a present!

We made Christmas Iced biscuits to say thank you to Mrs Greenough for our food!

Takeover Day was fun!

Today we had visitors from NSPCC talking to us about staying safe!

Today we had a special visitor teaching us about sign language!

We had a Fun Run today to earn points for our houses!

Today we worked as a team to create our pirate maps and programme a bee-bot around them!

We had a fantastic time on our pirate adventure at Hill End!

We had a brilliant Science lesson where we named different body parts!

We read 'The Dot' and painted our own 'dots' to remind us that we can do anything, as long as we try our best!

Kestrels are settling in nicely!

Kestrels had a great time on their first day in Year 1!