Kestrels and Kites
Kestrels and Kites Class is a mixed Year 3 & 4 class. They are taught by Ms Redwood-Worthy assisted by Mrs Mafoh and Mrs Herd. As the Kestrels and Kites are the oldest class, they take on various responsibilities around the school. These include setting up our assemblies and taking charge of the music; looking after the school library; as chair monitors, helping the younger children at lunchtime; and taking leading roles in the Student Parliament, Eco-Committee and Young Leaders.
We work together as a class to ensure we work to the best of our ability by nurturing, inspiring and flourishing together. This includes having a growth mindset, whilst upholding the school values. The children's confidence and independence extremely important in Years 3 and 4 and the children will take ownership of their equipment, reading and homework requirements.
Children from the Kestrels and Kites class are responsible for the Harvest, Christmas and Easter performances. Additionally during the May Day celebrations two Year 4 children will be crowned May King and Queen. In the summer term they will stage their leavers assembly.
To enrich your child's learning the Key Stage 2 academy staff will be organising and facilitating day and residential trips throughout the academic year. There will also be many sporting festivals on top of this, and the children will be given many opportunities to improve their life skills, team work and participate in new experiences.
We have strong links with Arnold Academy and work closely with them to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible and that the children are relaxed and confident about moving on. This includes a Year 4 Values day.
In Kestrels and Kites our aim is to work hard and make lots of progress, whilst having fun and living to the school values.
The move up days for Year 3 &4 were very successful and all the children enjoyed their first step in to next step on their educational journey.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents and adult support I have received this year. Thank you for all your support at home and in school we have been able to enjoy educational trips, walks, litter picking, swimming, reading and much more!
Please remember the importance of reading over the Summer Holiday. I look forward to hearing all about your adventures and experiences in September.
September 2018 - What a start the Kestrels and Kites have returned to school with such enthusiasm and extremely focused outlook on their learning. I am truly looking forward to watching you all nurture your talents, inspire each other and flourish into independent and amazing learners.
Autumn Term 2018
What a wonderful and extremely busy term we have had in the Kestrels and Kites Class. We had a fantastic first half term and the Kestrels and Kites worked extremely hard and settled very well into their new routines and the expectations of Key Stage 2. They fully deserved the October half term break and returned to school with great excitement and vigour.
On returning to school, we started with an amazing Egyptian day. We spent the day learning through role playing, re-enacting, retrieving information, experiencing primary sources and dressed accordingly. Everyone had an amazing day and fully embraced Egyptian life.
In November, we moved onto the importance of Remembrance. The children wrote and developed their own poetic wreaths which were placed at the war memorial on the 12th November.
Finally in December, the children embarked on performing this years pantomime 'Cinderella Rockerfella'. The children surpassed all expectations and delivered a wonderful show which was enjoyed by friends, family and their peers.
I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas holiday and am looking forward to the new term and new year. See you in 2019!
Wow! I can not believe it is already March 2019! The Kestrels and Kites started the year extremely focused and ready to embark on another terms learning.
Kestrels embarked on their first residential trip, and for some their first eve sleepover, and engaged in the outside learning environment. They enjoyed many activities including; bug clay making, building animal habitats, weather reading, recycling, waste wizards, map reading, scale reading and the awesome marshmallows on the campfire! The children had an amazing time and were a credit to themselves, their parents and the school.
We have so much to look forward to in the next 3 half terms including, Year 4 Flying off to Germany, Easter Dance, Years 3 and 4 Roman Verulamium, May Fair, Swimming, Isle of Wight, sports days and much, much more!
Thank you for your continued support.