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Welcome to Kestrels Class!

Kestrels class enjoy working hard with Mrs Rossall, Miss Hall and Mrs Tolley.

Here we will sharing some of the work we are doing in class throughout the year.

We hope you enjoy it!

Anglo Saxons and Vikings 

In the Autumn Term we learn all about the Anglo Saxons and Vikings through our History and Geography work and we link it with our English Writing and Guided Reading work.

Our first English text is "Bonebreaker" by Peter J Murray and we are writing our own diary entry from some of the events in the story as well as some descriptive character work.

In our History lessons we enjoy finding out why the Anglo Saxons came to Britain and how they organised their villages and society. We like to discuss the types of jobs and roles women, men and children had during the Anglo Saxon times and compare them with modern day Britain.


Author Visit - Peter J Murray

We are all really excited for our upcoming visit by Peter J Murray, author of our class text, Bonebreaker. He will be doing a workshop for us in November all about writing and his book Mokee Joe and then he will come back the next day to sign copies of his books.

He is the audience for our written work and we can't wait to show him our diary entries and character descriptions inspired by Bonebreaker.


Here are some of our diary entries inspired by the story of Bonebreaker. 


English Grammar Work

We are doing lots of grammar work in our writing and we love the treasure hunt activity to find examples of different word classes in our class texts.

Maths- Times Tables

We need to know all of our times tables by the end of year and we work really hard to learn them in different ways.

-Weekly times tables tests

Check reading records to find out which times tables you are learning this week

-Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS)

The more times you go on TTRS, the more chance you have of going into the prize draw.

Practice your studio games and see if you can get in the Times Tables Rock Stars Hall of Fame as a Rock Star, Rock Legend or Rock Hero!

-Hit the Button

Use the link below to access this


Use the videos on the link below.

-Practice at home with adults and siblings and practice in school with friends

Our knowledge

We love finding different ways to retrieve our knowledge and explain what we have learned. We like the question grid challenge to try and score as many points as we can showing our knowledge about Anglo Saxons.


During our Art lessons we focus on developing how we use our sketchbooks to try out different techniques and practise our skills.

Viking Art

During our Art lesson we study art featuring Viking Longships, by Arturas Slapsys and Corey Ford.

We will use their art techniques as inspiration to create our own mixed media collage of a Viking longship.




In P.E. we do basketball. 



In Science we use our incredible investigator super learning powers!



In Music we learn how to play the Ukulele.

Road Safety 

We learn how to stay safe when crossing the roads through pedestrian training. We look at how we can navigate traffic and what is important to look our for when crossing the roads. 

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