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Thankyou for your support in fundraising for the NSPCC. We raised an amazing £785.58!

We are going to start from this term because lots of things have changed.

We are really lucky to have a permanent teacher called wonderful Miss Willis.

Here's what we have made for Remembrance day.


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We have started a new book called the Matchbox Diary. It's a  story  about a great- grandfather who is showing his great-grand daughter his Matchbox Diaries. The olive stone because when he was little, he was hungry and they didn't have enough food to eat, so he sucked on an olive stone.

Our second box was a picture of his father because his father moved to America to get a better job.  Our third box is a pen because the school masters son would get one every year. The forth one was some pasta because the grandma said that they would go to  America and forget everything, so he kept in his matchbox diaries. Then, the fifth one is a bottle cap because  when he travelled ,it

was his first time he saw drinks in a bottle. The sixth one was a hair pin because he found it on the floor from a rich lady from the other deck. Finally, the last one was a 'Saint Christopher necklace' because there was a storm and lots of people where throwing it into the sea so that it could save them.



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For Christmas, we made a Christmas tree. It's related to the 'Little Christmas tree' story. We decorated it with Christian and Christmas ball balls and paper chains.
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We are not going to tell you what the last mach box diaries were because we want you to read it your self.

The last 2 weeks ago, we made lip balm.

A science company came into our class to teach how to make it, unfortunatly we couldn't add any scent or taste because someone could be allergic to it. THEN we sold it in the school fair. 


It is hard to believe, it's the end of another term. We have all been incredibly busy with Remembrance Day, Christmas trees and lip balm making, to name a few.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents of Kestrel class for the support they have given, especially with the arrival of Miss Willis. 

We would also like to thank Viktoria and Emily for giving up their time to keep the website up to date.

Lastly, a big thank you to ALL the children in Kestrel class. It has been a pleasure getting to know them and look forward to a successful, exciting Spring term.

Merry Christmas to you all from Miss Willis, Mrs Rowden and everyone in Kestrel class.

BYE BYE have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!!!

from the incredible  Viktoria  and Emily!!!

Term 3

Welcome back everybody hope you had a good Christmas and a happy new year. 


History and Geography

This term in topic, we are learning about Mayans  and their history. Do you know where the Mayans lived?

In history, we have started to make Paper Mache masks and we are going to decorate them with Mayan patterns and bright colours. (The colours are brown, red, blue, green, yellow and orange. 

Power of Reading

In English we are reading a new book called Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce. The story is  about a boy who went to space, we think, as we have only read a few chapters. There are lots of funny bits, too. 

So far in the book, we have read about Liam turning into a dad. He had to be a dad of Florida (his friend in Year 6) so he could go to a Theme Park in China , to go on a ride called 'Cosmic' (a rocket).

We found out that Eddie Xanadu actually won the  votes. But then, we found out he just wanted to make a Replica of a ride called the Penultima and make dolls of the children. But, Dr Drax owns that toy shop so, they told her everything. She found out and nearly sued him. Because the adult had gone was gone, Liam won because he was second and got to go to space. We found out it was Florida's birthday and she didn't really have a dad. Also, we found out that Liam is lost in space with Samson 2, Florida, Max and Hasan. They still think that Liam is an adult.We'll find out more after half term. Have a nice half term! 

Last week, we had NCPCC visitors coming into our school to give us leaflets about fund-raising for their community.
On Wednesday 6th February, a group of us went on a magical trip to Canterbury Christ Church University. Led by Mr Hood. When we got there we had to change into our P.E kits. We did a variety of sports. Some of them were the Long Jump, Flexibility Test and many more. After lunch, we went on a tour around the university. We met some amazing people that go to the university. We saw the lectures (they were very big) and the music rooms. We explored the campuses and they are currently building outside. When we were closer to the end of the day, we made our own universities on a big sheet of paper and got to show them to everyone. We really miss all of the people we met in the university! When we were at the university, the other people class that were left did some paintings and had as much fun as we did.
On Wednesday, while the others were in Canterbury, we had a magical mystery tour through space with super fairy paint. We created some artwork. Pictures to follow next week. By Emily and Viktoria.
In Maths this week, we have been starting looking at improper fractions and mixed fractions. We learned about turning improper fractions to mixed fractions and mixed fractions into improper fractions.
It's nearly half term and we're looking forward to learning more things in Year 5 while we still can! We can't believe that it's almost half way through the school year!
Welcome back! We are so excited that we are half way through year 5. 

One of our books this term is called 'Once when the world was green' and we have read a bit about it. There was a man called Corn Grower who killed innocent animals families for himself. Moon-Sun is Corn-Growers wife and she doesn't agree with what he is doing. They have a son called Small-Ears but he isn't really involved in the story yet. The animals he killed were a Coati, Quetzal and a turtle. ( Emily's innocent husband she says ). Another character we just found out from the book is called 'Lord of the Eagles'.

We did a trial and Emily was Mr Turtles wife, Safeya was Moon-Sun(wife) and she is going to divorce with Corn-Grower.

14 Juries(one of them was me, Viktoria). Finally, we have been feeding some Jays and Squirrels. (Pictures to follow.)

Also we found out that all of Corn-Grower's bad deeds lead to a punishment. The punishment was 'Lord of Eagles' took Small-Ears.

Corn-Grower chased 'Lord of Eagles' on a Tapir but unfortunately, he came back to his original home and everything was destroyed.

Today was really exciting. We did our class assembly. Thank you to all of the parents who came to our class assembly. We're really looking forward to present more of our work to others. Also thanks to Mrs Rowden  and Miss Willis for working hard to produce our play.


Also, we made our own version of Space Oddity. It was really fun to sing it. The best bit was the air guitars! 
Happy holidays!!! It's nearly going to be Term 5. We also painted Mayan Masks . Pictures to follow
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We were given the task of creating Solar System projects in our own way. They were all amazing! ( Pictures to follow )
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Overall, the winners were Wiki ( a.k.a Wiktoria ) Saffron and Rameen!Yeh.
Miss Willis and Mrs Rowden have put out yummy treats outside of our classroom. They've seen a Robin, Jay , Squirrels, Blue Tits, Chaffinch and a  Crow. Miss Willis says that she might of seen a Ren.
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In English, we are reading the book called 'Beowulf' by Michael Morphurgo. What has happend so far, well, there's a King called Hrothgar who was a great warrior and went on battles and brang back treasures for his people. Then one day a creature called Grendel and he started killing innocent people in the village for twelve years.(Do not show little children). Then, Beowulf came on a boat and he is going to go on a battle with Beowulf.(With bare hands.)  Pictures to follow.
In Topic, we are learning about the Anglo-Saxons! They invaded Britain from the 5th century and ended in the 11th century. We wrote Diary Entry's from King Vortigern to Hengest and Horsa asking them to save them from the Jutes, the Scots and many more. For the Diary Entry's, we made our paper tea-stained and made boats. We're in the process of creating symmetrical  shields.
We also had a Shakespear play that was very funny! It taught us about the Shakespear scripts. Many thanks to Katy and Steve.

Another term has come to an end and we are all looking forward to the eleven day holiday. When we come back it will be our last term in year 5. Although we will be sad to leave year 5 we still have lots of exciting things planned.

We hope everyone has a nice break.

Term 6

 Welcome back to term 6. The first three days back were quite fun. We found out that our topic this term will be minibeasts. We don't know what book we're reading yet but we think it will be about bugs. 

We also found out that we are doing tests all next week-we have a break for sports day- and Miss Willis has promised us we'll do 'fun' learning in the afternoons.

On those first three days we all helped make the prayer space to go outside year 5. We are really proud of it. Here's a picture:

Year 5 Curriculum Overview