Welcome to Kestrels 2021 - 2022!
We hope you enjoy looking at our learning on this page.
Please remember our home learning is always due in on a Thursday and will be sent back out the next day. We also collect reading records in once a week on a Friday.
Please ensure they bring a water bottle into school for fruit and drinks time after play time. Our PE days are Monday and Thursday - please ensure your child comes into school in PE clothes and a school jumper.
Around the World in 80 Days!
In Term 1, we have been reading 'Around the World in 80 Days'. We have been learning about places such as Brintisi, Suez, Mumbai, Kolkota, San Francisco and New York. We have been linking our reading to Geography. We have been learning about the physical and human geographical features of some of these areas. During this topic, we have been focusing on extreme weather and climate. The children researched extreme weather and discussed the short term and long term affects these weathers may have.
Kent Police Open Day 2021
Kestrels has the wonderful opportunity to attend Kent Police Open Day. The event was held at the Kent Police College and was a fantastic opportunity to learn about the work Kent Police does across the county, watch Police teams in action. We also listened to police officers who told us how to keep safe! During the day, we watch displays by the police dogs and horses as well as learning about how the police use finger printing to identify suspects.
Out of this World
This term, we are learning all about space.
Royal Observatory Greenwich
To deepen their learning about space, Kestrels visited the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
As part of the visit, the children were able to explore the grounds and see the meridian line which represents the Prime Meridian of the world, Longitude Zero (0° 0′ 0″). Every place on the Earth is measured in terms of its angle east or west from this line. Since 1884, the Prime Meridian has served as the reference point for Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and this line runs across the courtyard of the Royal Observatory where the Planetarium is based.
During their visit to the Planetarium, they watched a 3D show which took them on an exhilarating journey through the Solar System. They were very keen to ask questions and find out more about the planets.
This is what some of the children thought about the day:
Gurshaan: I thought my day was very good because in the Planetarium, it looked very realistic. It was 3 dimensional! I learnt that you can use the stars to find north so if you ever get lost, just look and the sky and you will be able to find your way!
Eliza: I saw something amazing! I looked up into the sky and saw the planets and the Solar System. I saw stars, moons and asteroids. My favourite part was laying back and looking at the Solar System.
Jessica: I liked visiting the Obscura camera. It was really interesting to see.