Miss Charlotte Jane
Year 3/4 Teacher / SENDCO
Currently on maternity leave
Mrs Megan Aubrey
Year 3/4 Teacher - Maternity Cover
Miss Rebecca Hunt
Teaching Assistant and Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs Steph Bunt
This week in Kestrel Class, the children visited an interactive science museum that was created out of purely recycled materials. Discovering 42 led a workshop for the children that was based on electricity, which is our current science unit. It was incredible to see the children helping each other to create a range of single and parallel circuits, allowing them to light up bulbs and provide power to windmills. Their final task was to build their own 'buzz wire game', challenging their friends to reach the end of the copper wire, without the buzzer going off! The glorious weather meant that everybody could have a picnic outside, and a play in the park before an afternoon of exploring the main museum. Great fun was had by all, and Kestrels were in awe of the different creations and scientific inventions. Well done for being so amazing Kestrel Class!
This week in Kestrel Class, The Cornish Pirates came in to give the children a PE lesson. The focus was on ball handling skills, including catching and passing, and there was a range of activities which allowed them to earn up to 500 points! Neil, the coach, explained to the children that rugby was often a sport that children had not tried before, and that it was important to remember that mistakes help us to learn and grow. The children were extremely resilient, and worked incredibly well as a team to support each other and provide words of encouragement. The weather did not dampen Kestrel's spirits, but they have their fingers crossed for some better weather next week so that we can go on the school field. Well done Kestrels!
The second book was called 'Granny Came Here on the Empire Windrush'. We discussed, as a class, what the Windrush experience was and how it is important to consider the struggles and achievements of the Windrush generation. We cannot wait to read this heart-warming account of Granny's personal experience.
Thank you for our wonderful new books Mrs Findlay, the children cannot wait to read them!
The children will completing their assessments after the half term break. Please take a look at the presentation below for some additional information and ways to support your child.
Today in Kestrel class, the children have been considering what they have been learning about with regards to a healthy lifestyle. The children were posed with the question:
'Is it easy to maintain a healthy lifestyle?'
It was fantastic to see everybody so passionate about such an important topic! The children immediately got to work on providing a range of arguments to support their viewpoint. The lesson ended with a debate, where the children demonstrated respect of others opinions throughout. The vocabulary that the children used to debate was incredible and extremely persuasive. It was definitely evident to see how much they all cared!
This week in Kestrel Class, we have been celebrating Science Week! We started the week by investigating how well different materials absorb water, using sugar cubes, and the results showed that the children made some fantastic predictions. The children's enthusiasm for Science was fuelled by a visit from a teacher at Brannel Secondary School, who demonstrated some very exciting experiments. Kestrel Class have also investigated how clouds form, and what happens when precipitation falls. It has been fantastic to see all of the children so passionate - Well done Kestrels!
David Hill shared his many highs, and lows, with the children; explaining to them that his achievements are down to a positive mental attitude and a lot of determination. The children were truly inspired by his achievements, which meant that they went into their circuit training with even more drive to succeed. I was extremely impressed with Kestrel class' ability to complete the circuit - they showed great resilience. Well done Kestrels!
This week Year 3 have had their first brass lesson of the term. The children were taught about the variety of brass instruments that they will be playing this term. They practiced using the different keys for the notes and started to learn a song.
The children will also be learning to play a brass instrument throughout the term. Kestrel class will be learning different notes in order to play a range of songs, including 'Fish and Chips' and 'Hot Cross Buns'.