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Important Information for September 2020


Hello and welcome to our Kestrel class page!

We are the Kestrel class and we are the oldest in our school. Within our class, we take on many additional responsibilities such as: Playground buddies, school council and being the school's prime minister and vice prime minister. EVERYBODY will have a responsibility this year which will start on your first day and it is incredibly important that you complete your tasks with pride. In Year six, we strive to achieve greatness through hard work, dedication, resilience and respect.

Meet the Team!


Mrs E Jarvis ( Class teacher) and Mr Moreton (Teaching Assistant)

Timetable! Make sure you come to school in your PE kit on our PE days please!




We are covering the following genres within our Literacy topic this term:

- Tudor Moanrchs (Autobiography)

- My friend Walter (Narrative)

- Non chronological reports


We are covering the following skills in Numeracy this term:

Autumn 1·     

 read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit

  • round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy
  • solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above
  • identify the value of each digit in numbers given to three decimal places
  • solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy
  • multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 giving answers up to three decimal places
  • perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers
  • multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using an efficient written method of long multiplication
  • solve problems involving multiplication
  • use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy.
  • multiply one-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers
  • interpret and construct line graphs and use these to solve problems
  • interpret pie charts

calculate and interpret the mean as an average.

·        Autumn 2

    • perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers
    • use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
    • compare and order fractions, including fractions > 1
    • add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions
    • multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form
    • divide proper fractions by whole numbers
    • associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents
    • To calculate percentages of amounts
    To apply knowledge of percentages to word problems

Our topic this term is Shakespeare and the Tudors!

Week 1 :  Question

Who was William Shakespeare?

Week 2:  Question

What influence did William Shakespeare have on plays today?

Week 3:  Question

Is William Shakespeare the greatest playwright of all time?

Week 4:  Question

How important were the Tudor times?

Week 5:  Question

How did the Tudors come into power?

Week 6:  Question

Who were the most influential monarchs in Tudor times?

Week 7:  Question

How did Henry VIII change Great Britain?       

Week 8:  Question

Why did Henry VIII get married so many times?

Week 9:  Question

What was it like to live in Tudor times?

Week 10: Question

How important was exploration to the Tudors?

Please click here to see a complete overview of the first term for every subject.


This year we have incorporated the Learning Passport within a document that recognises children’s achievements in school and the wider community. What is expected in order for children to achieve their ’Ambassador Award’ comes under 4 headings:
  • Citizenship
  • Relationships
  • Learning
  • Behaviour and conduct
Each section has elements that underpin the values that as a school we hold dear. We believe that learning is something that continues every minute of the waking day and it is important to recognise children’s achievements not only in lessons but beyond. Adults in school will discuss each section with the children and how they can meet the criteria identified; we are hoping that the children will be able to take some ownership of the passport themselves!Have a look at the Ambassador leaflet to find out more and look through 'Steps to Success' passport the Year 6 children will be working through this year to help them achieve their Ambassador Awards!Information leaflet


Here are the dates we have so far for this half term. We will continue to add to them as the half term progresses. Also remember to check your weekly newsletter!

Tuesday 3rd November - Nursery and School reopens after school club will also begin today

Tuesday 3rd November - Reports will be emailed home in replacement of parents evenings due to COVID-19

Thursday 5th November - School photograph day. Unfortunately we cannot have photos with siblings this year as we are unable to mix classes.

Friday 6th November - Deadline for securing a place for the Lea Green trip. You need to pay a £20 deposit via Parentpay and return the consent form and the slip at the bottom of the school letter.

Monday 16th November - Anti bullying week.

Wednesday 18th November - Flu immunisation for all children (not Nursery.)

Thursday 10th December - KS2 Christmas dinner

Wednesday 16th December - Ambassador passport presentation

Friday 18th December - break up for Christmas and the school dinner will be party food.