Welcome to Kestrels Class!

Kestrels is our year 6 class, taught by Miss Joseph and supported by Miss Dear and Mrs Davey

We enjoy a thematic approach to the curriculum where all of the children’s needs are catered for. We also link the curriculum to outdoor learning and the children will experience opportunities to learn outside the classroom, alongside timetabled Forest School sessions.

Throughout the course of one academic year, we cover three different topics (one per term) and lessons are differentiated to support and extend all of the children in the class.

In Kestrels class, children continue to develop the skill of working independently and children are encouraged to challenge themselves across the curriculum.

The children learn through a range of high quality classroom based activities, which cater for all learning styles. We link our learning objectives to our termly themes and the children immerse themselves in their learning. All learning is promoted through the school ethos and vision to provide our children with opportunities to become confident, happy children valuing and respecting diversity and who are proud of their achievements.

Our Autumn topic is Our Amazing Earth and is our geography based topic

Please click on the link to access the curriculum overview for Autumn term 2021: Kestrels Class Autumn Term 2021 Curriculum Overview

Important information for Year 6:

  • Homework – The children’s homework will be set on Friday and it must be turned in by the following Wednesday. This will contain a variety of work each week linked to the learning in class. There will be English, Maths plus occasional topic based learning activities.
  • Spellings – The children will bring home their spellings on a Friday. These will be written in their school planner. Please make sure children practice their spellings regularly. Children will be tested on Fridays.
  • Reading Books – Each child has a reading book and planner. These need to come to school every day. Please listen to your child read regularly and record page numbers and comments in their planner.
  • Forest School – Kestrels have sessions on a Thursday afternoon. Please make sure children have wellies and waterproofs in school at all times as well as a warm weather alternative, long sleeve top and trousers/leggings.
  • Children have PE on a Wednesday – Please make sure children have the correct PE kit in school at all times.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Miss Joseph