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    30th Jun - We have been writing and telling our own stories this week. Today we acted them out!

    29th Jun - We have been thinking about our local area. We drew and painted pictures of our homes and made maps.

    24th Jun - Looking for mini-beasts and doing observational drawings of flowers.

    23rd Jun - Look at our printing pictures! We used different classroom items to print with.

    17th Jun - We have been looking at the different parts of plants and writing instructions for how to plant a bean seed.

    16th Jun - We have been experimenting with charcoal.

    10th June - Jubilee inspired red, white and blue science!

    7th June We all made a crown and wore them to our lovely whole school Jubilee picnic.

    27th May - We have had a super time at the woods today playing in the woods and roasting marshmallows on the fire.

    19th May - Today we have been making potions and we will use our ideas for a poem next week. We have also been practising our sewing skills making bunting!

    18th May - Today we spent the afternoon thinking about what it might be like to live in a castle. How would it be similar or different to life today. We have dressed up, built castles with loose parts and written books Berkeley Castle.

    Our Trip to Berkeley Castle

    13th May - Today we have been exploring how to make ice melt faster. The castle and knights were frozen! We had lots of ideas about how we could melt the ice to set the knights free.

    10th May Our book in English is Rapunzel and we are enjoying doing lots of writing.

    9th May 2022 We are turning our role play area into a castle!

    6th May 2022 - Today we have been looking closely at the parts of plants and trying to decide what makes a plant a weed. The year 1 children noticed that plants and weeds both had roots, stems, leaves and flowers but they grew in different places. They were all super scientists and we had some wonderful discussions.

    29th April - We have been drawing plants in the school grounds.

    28th April - This week we have been telling stories and acting them out!

    8th April - Look at our amazing Easter bonnets!

    1st April - We have had lots of fun at the Kestrels Cafe. Can you spot a special visitor to the cafe in one of the photos.

    30th March Mrs Swanson talked to us about Africa and bought in lots of exciting things for us to look at.

    25th March - today we have been looking for signs of Spring by going on a bug hunt.

    24th March - Today we made Colombian Arepas!

    23rd March - We talked about Iceland which inspired some of the children to make volcanoes.

    23rd March - Today in maths, reception have been finding different ways to make 7 using part-part-whole models.

    18th March - We dressed in red for Red Nose Day!

    18th March - Today we have been looking for signs of Spring. The Year 1 children have made a poster about how the daylight changes with the seasons.

    Year 1 Poster

    10th March - We have been reading the story Handa's Surprise. Today we tasted the fruits in the story and used our senses to describe how the fruits looked, smelled and tasted. We also found the places where the fruits were grown on a map.

    9th March - In Maths we have been comparing numbers. We know that equal groups have the same number of objects and it doesn't matter if some objects are big and some are small. We did lots of great counting.

    2nd March - World Book Day

    10th Feb In DT the Reception children designed and made space vehicles with Lego, Mobilo and Duplo. Some children also made lovely space pictures.

    4th Feb in Science the Year 1s made parachutes. They selected the material that they thought would be best and next week they will test them.

    3rd Feb - Making Chinese lanterns and dragons (practising our cutting skills)

    31st January - We made Chinese Stir-Fry Vegetables and ate with chopsticks!

    31st January - We cleaned the classroom ready to celebrate Chinese New Year.

    27th January - we used printing techniques to paint planets.

    24th January: Inspired by Beegu text we made Aliens!

    24th January - Beegu is our new book in English. She is an Alien who gets lost on earth.

    21st January - We have had another busy week learning about space. We have used pastels to draw planets and today we have been testing materials. We used magnets, water and pipettes and tested which materials are magnetic and which are waterproof.

    14th January - We had an amazing assembly by the explorer Will Millard. We were so inspired by his photos, artefacts and stories.

    12th January - We have made rockets and planets!

    12th January - We turned our role play area into a space station!

    4th January We have made rockets and space stations. The role play area has boxes (rockets) to take us to the moon! We ordered pictures from 'Whatever Next!' by Jill Murphy and we loved playing with our space station, rockets and astronauts.

    January 2022 - Whatever Next? We started the Spring Term with a new story.

    Spring Term 2022

    16th December - What an exciting day today! Christmas dinner, Christmas party games and a very special visitor.

    10th December 2021 - What an exciting day today. We had a snow machine, hot chocolates, a teddy tombola and our year 6 buddies came to play!

    3rd December - We've been learning about animals. Here are our animal pictures and writing. We've been doing lots of practicing of our nativity and can't wait for you to see next week.

    1st December - Getting ready for Christmas

    26th November - what a busy week we have had in Kestrels! Our Nativity songs are sounding lovely and we have started making our headdresses to go with our costumes. We have written our Gingerbread man stories, learned about numbers 6 and 7 (reception), played with the large loose parts, junk modelled and played turn-taking games! In science today, Year 1 have been learning about what animals eat.

    19th November - we have had a super end to the week with Year 6 joining us this afternoon. We performed our Diwali song, read stories and played with our year 6 buddies.

    Week Beginning 15th November - 'Run, run as fast as you can you can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man'

    Friday 12th November - Today we have been learning all about animals. We had a visitor from the Dogs Trust who showed us how to be safe near dogs.

    Wednesday 10th November - we had a lovely, musical visit from Greg, Iitu and Maeve's Dad. Greg played the piano accordion, demonstrated how it works then they all sang a beautiful song together.

    Monday 8th November We all enjoyed the fun run!!

    Friday 5th November - We have investigated what happens when you mix vinegar with bicarbonate of soda. We filled a balloon with the gas and found it was heavier than air. We also made coloured potions using red cabbage indicator.

    Thursday 4th November - We thought about what we might need to pack in a rucksack to take with us exploring and we put up a tent! We had lots of fund pretending to be explorers.

    Thursday 4th November: We explored what would happen when you roll a marble in paint!! We chose 3 colours and make firework pictures.

    Wednesday 3rd November We made a balloon rocket and explored what made it travel faster and slower! 5... 4... 3... 2...1...Blast off!!!

    Tuesday 2nd November. Today we explored colour through fireworks. We enjoyed some weighing and measuring activities. We explored mark making with chalks and had fun with gloop!

    This week we have theme week and the theme is 'EXPLORE'. Monday 1st November we explored how many hops and jumps we could do in a minute and then explored to see if we could beat the clock and do better!

    14th October: We opened 'Kestrel's Art Gallery!'

    14th October This week we have read 'The Little Red Hen'. We have made and tasted bread, made patterns in flour, plated with grains, retold the story, made hens and enjoyed the farm

    12th October We collected Autumn leaves and made crowns for our harvest parade.

    8th October - This week reception have been continuing their work on The Rainbow Fish and learning all about the numbers 1,2,3. Today was Hello Yellow Day and we have drawn the things that make us happy.

    8th October - Today in science, Kestrels have been using their sense of taste and deciding on their favourite fruit. The Year1s made a pictogram.

    1st October - Year 1 have done some beautiful observations of trees in the school grounds. They will draw the same tree in each season to observe seasonal changes.

    1st October - Today we have been learning about our sense of touch. We have explored lots of different objects and enjoyed playing in cornflour and water!

    20th September We have enjoyed the Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. The Year 1 children did lots of lovely writing and the Reception children enjoyed crafts and role play of the story.

    Today we have been learning about our senses. The year 1 children did an obstacle course, in pairs, without using their sense of sight! Their partners had to give them really good instructions.

    Autumn Term 2021

    Walking Bus at 8.25am from the Burger Van Layby. We would love to see you there. It runs every day.
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