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Autumn Term 2018 in Kestrel Class...

Follow the link below to view our knowlege organiser, which details what we will be studying in this area of the curriculum this year. Our topic focus for the Autumn Term is Great and Ghastly Events!

English, Reading and Writing

In our classroom we aspire to be avid readers who truly love to read for pleasure. To encourage this goal, this term we will be reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone  and will be using it to inspire our own writing! 

“Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!” 

In conjunction with our topic and statutory requirements we aim to become classroom authors, writing the following this first half-term:

 Newspaper Reports

Character Descriptions

Formal Letters

Short Stories


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:

  • Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Statistics
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Perimeter and Area


Autumn One - Sound

Autumn Two - Living things and their Habitats


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: 

  • Games
  • Swimming 
  • 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!