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Kestrels – Y5/Y6

Welcome to Kestrel Class!



A big welcome from Mrs Corcoran, Ms Sawyer and Mrs Whaley.  We are really enjoying teaching your children this year!


Our new topic for the Autumn term will be "Is anyone out there?" The children will be immersing themselves in everything related to space and space travel!  This is always a really popular topic.


Please find below an overview of all the learning we will be doing across the curriculum.

Kestrels Class Information for Parents

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To help you support your children's learning about space this term, we have produced a document that gives lots of helpful hints and tips from questions to discuss as a family, key vocabulary, amazing books to read and websites to explore. Also included in this document is an overview of the homework expectations in Kestrels, together with the topic homework grid for this term.

Home learning in the event of isolation at home


Each day you should spend 1 hour on Maths, English and a wider curriculum subject. 

In addition, spend 10 mins each day on Readiwriter and Times Table Rockstars.



Work your way through the appropriate booklet below on addition and subtraction.

Ask an adult to mark your work using the answer sheets. 

For support have a look at the following websites.


Work your way through the lessons, one day at a time.

These lessons are designed for you to work systematically.



Science - Earth and Space
Other home learning ideas
Home learning from 23rd March 2020

Whilst we are all at home, I will be updating this page with different home learning ideas.

Attached is the suggested timetable. 

The most important thing is for you to stay active doing things that you enjoy - so take the opportunity to direct your learning any way you wish as long as you are practising your skills in all the different areas of learning!
Learning projects and ideas
Lots of science resources and ideas.

Free apps to download

If you have any favourite learning apps please let me know via Seesaw so we can share with the class.


Google Earth/Expeditions – made by Google, you can travel anywhere in the world and explore in virtual reality. They often have lots of facts linked to the places you travel too as well.


Kahoot – There are a lot of quizzes on all subjects. If you have more than one device, you can do it as a group and challenge each other but you would need a ‘host’ device as well as the ones you are playing the quiz with.


DuoLingo – an interactive way of learning languages. If you have headphones available then children will be able to immerse themselves fully.


Animal Safari AR – you put an animal in front of you in the room! Explore what the animal looks like, and then research habitats/facts online!