Welcome back to a new term Clever Kestrels!
We have had a fantastic first full week together, getting to grips with new routines… and each other! Year 5 have made a great start to the year, diving into our new topic of Rotten Romans. Year 6 have now (almost) recovered from their Robin Wood residential, and are getting ready to take on their responsibilities around school in their new job roles. Next week they will be meeting their Foundation Buddies and helping them to settle into our wonderful school J
This year promises to be another exciting adventure through our other topics of Watery Worlds and Groovy Greeks, with visits from Moveable Feasts Drama Company, and visits to the Art Gallery, Linton and Burnsall in the dales, not to mention some explosive science workshops at Benton Park for Year 5!
In addition, we have our annual Inter-house football, rugby, cycling and quiz competitions, and the legendary cross-country race, where we will be hoping to beat our scores from last year…Fingers crossed! If we are good, Santa and the Easter Bunny may even pay us a visit this year – will you be able to hunt-out your egg?!
Another great highlight to look forward to is our end of year performance, “Gold ” which promises to be another groovy Greek sell-out show! By this point, we will be getting our wonderful Year 6s ready for the big step-up to secondary school, and will finally send them off with an emotional trip down memory lane, at our Leavers Concert.
There is so much to look forward to over the next year. Here’s to a fantastic autumn, spring and summer; let’s work hard and play hard in Kestrel Class!
Mrs Jarvis, Miss Murray, Miss Clarkson and Miss De La Torre
- Our Kestrel Year 6 have been catching up with their Foundation Buddies this morning.
- We have honed our chef skills this week by preparing a whole fish. We made a lemon, parsley and butter stuffing to accompany it.
- Maths Circle, the company behind Times Table Rockstars, have also provided us with access to NumBots. NumBots is an online platform for boosting addition and subtraction skills.
- An early hand-in for our River HW project was this brilliant cake to accompany their presentations.