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Autumn Term 2017

Follow the link below to view the curriculum map which details what we will be studying in other areas of the curriculum this year. Our topic focus for the Autumn term is Rainforests.

English, Reading & Writing

In our classroom we aspire to be avid readers who truly love to read for pleasure. To encourage this goal, this term we have chosen to read Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson and use it to inspire some aspects of our own writing! 

"Those who think of the Amazon as a Green Hellbring only their own fears and prejudices to this amazing land. For whether a place is a hell or a heaven rests in yourself, and those who go with courage and an open mind may find themselves in Paradise." 

In conjunction with our topic and statutory requirements we aim to become classroom authors of the following genres:

  • Non-chronological Report Writing
  • Descriptive Writing 
  • Newspaper Report Writing
  • Diary Entries 
  • Poetry


We see mathematics around us everyday in almost every aspect of our lives. So, in Kestrel class, we aspire to use our BLPs to grow our mathematical minds every single day and enjoy doing it! This half term we aim to learn, reason with and apply the following:

  • Number and Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Geometry: properties of Shape
  • Statistics




Earth and Space

Let's open our minds to millions of possibilities. Let's think about space! This term we will be exploring the universe and its wonders by learning about our planet and solar system. How many planets are there in our solar system? Which one is the biggest? How long does it take for the Earth to rotate? Questions, questions, questions...


What happened when the apple fell from the tree? Why did the apple fall from the tree? Who solved the mystery? These are just a few of the questions we aim to investigate this term regarding one of the many forces we aim to learn more about!

Oh, and of course, let the force be with you!


Let's get active! In Kestrel Class we aim to take part in the Golden Mile at least twice a week. It is promoting our stamina and improving our fitness week by week! We are encouraging pupils to walk, jog or run 50 miles during the school year. This term we will be putting our energy into learning more skills surrounding the following focuses: 

  • Gymnastics
  • Invasion Games
  • Dance
  • Indoor athletics


We live in a technological age and so it is only right we grow with it! But in order to make the most of such technology, we need to know how to use it safely and securely to protect ourselves and others around us. Thus, this term we are focusing on being SMART online through research and learning regarding e-safety.

Further on in the term, we will be focusing on sequences and algorithms and will be creating our own!

British Values and Cultural Diversity (BVCD)

As part of BVCD, KS2 will be learning about the following significant dates:

  • Democracy and Rule of Law
  • R.E.
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • European Day of Languages
  • British Food Fortnight
  • World Mental Health Day
  • Black History Month
  • Diwali
  • Halloween
  • Remembrance Day
  • Anti-Bullying Week
  • Hanukkah
  • Christmas

We will be engaging with various exciting activities that will broaden our understanding of British traditions and the traditions of other cultures whilst building upon our core value of tolerance along the way. 


If parents would like to find out more about the curriculum in Kestrel Class, please come in and talk to the teacher.