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Kestrel Class this week - 13.7.18


This week Year 3 have enjoyed writing a non- chronological report on Ancient Egypt! We have done some fantastic research online and from books- Did you know that some pyramids were taller than Windsor Castle. In Maths we have been recapping division!


We have also been learning about some of the changes that will be happening to our bodies as we grow up- Year 3 have been fantastic and very sensible!

Week ending 6th July

Year 3 have had a busy week! We enjoyed our practical Science lesson where we used batteries, wires and light bulbs to make a range of complete and incomplete circuits. Everyone managed to get their light bulb to light up!


We also enjoyed taking part in sports day on Wednesday and finishing writing our Edward Tulane narratives in English.


In Maths, we have been learning the grid method for multiplication. We used HTO counters and then converting them into numbers with our talk partners.

Week ending 29th June


This week Year 3 have been working extremely hard with their Literacy and Maths assessments!

We have also been writing our fantastic stories based on our class book, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.  

In the afternoons we have enjoyed practising for sports day and learning about mains electricity and batteries (see our picture!) in Science.


Week ending Friday 22nd June:

In Year 3 we have been reading more of our class book and have started planning their own narrative!


We have spend some of our afternoons practicing for sports day with Year 4. We are determined to be the best relay racers in the school!


In Art, we have been getting messy learning how to draw with charcoal.

This week in Year 3, we have been writing character descriptions about the character in our class book. In Maths, we have be revisiting estimation, bar charts and pictographs.


This week we also started our topic on Electricity, where we pretended to be TV presenters for a science show.


With another week of fantastic weather, Year 3 have been playing rounders with Year 4 in PE!


This week, Kestrel Class have been really working hard for Miss Boothby.


We started our new class book ‘The Miraculous journey of Edward Tulane’- a self- centred china rabbit that ends up learning a lot about love as he finds himself lost and alone. 

We were lucky enough to be able to create our own Edward puppets on Friday.


Samba Drumming!

Share with your children what they learnt in assembly from our special railway visitors. Will they remember the correct answers in the quiz?!

Welcome to Kestrel!

Updated for Term 5


My name is Mrs Portergill and I am the class teacher for Year 3 the Kestrels 2017-18. Working alongside me will be Mrs Douglass, Mrs Matthews and Miss Lang. If you have any concerns or fabulous news to share please come in and see us.



PE will take place on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Your child will need a PE kit (shorts, t-shirt and daps or trainers.) PE kit can be kept on your child's peg and should be in school at all times. This term we are outdoors, focusing of rounders and athletics. 


Reading Books

Your child will come home with two reading books a week a story and a non- fiction book. Please read with your child every day, it is so important! Re- reading books, within the week,  is encouraged as your child will become more familiar with the story or articles. Try asking the children questions; they'll enjoy sharing their knowledge of the story!



Spelling tests take place on a Friday. Your child will be given new spellings on that day as well. They have a week then to learn the spellings and complete the short task before returning the sheet to their spelling teacher.


Times Tables

Please practise regularly. The children will have learnt a song as well as saying 1 x 8 etc. They may well surprise you!


Topic and homework

This term our topic is a history focus. We will be looking at Ancient Egypt. Homework has been sent out on this topic. The first piece of homework will be due in on Thursday 3rd May. The second piece will be due in on Thursday 24th May. Every child will be expected to showcase their work, giving an explanation about it. 


Term 5 Homework

Term 5 Homework 1

Term 5 Topic Web - Eager Egyptians!

Term 5 Topic Web - Eager Egyptians! 1

Term 4 Homework Challenge

Term 4 Homework Challenge 1

Year 3 Spring Term 3 Topic 2017-18

Year 3 Spring Term 3 Topic 2017-18 1

Year 3 Homework Spring Term 1

Year 3 Homework Spring Term 1 1

Year 3 Autumn Term 2 Topic 2017-18

Year 3 Autumn Term 2 Topic 2017-18 1

Term 2 Homework - Choose one activity and be prepared to explain it to the class. They may ask you questions!

Term 2 Homework - Choose one activity and be prepared to explain it to the class. They may ask you questions! 1

Group 2 'rises' to the challenge of making their own loaf at Hobbs House Bakery November 23rd 2017

We've been 'loafing' around! The first group in Year 3 visited Hobbs House bakery school to proudly make their first ever loaf of bread. 9th November 2017

Year 3 Autumn Term 1 Topic 2017-18

Year 3 Autumn Term 1 Topic 2017-18 1

Autumn Term 1 Homework 2017- 18

Autumn Term 1 Homework 2017- 18 1

Kestrel's visit Morrison's for National Fish Week 10th October 2017

Year 3 and 4 Topic Web 2016-17

Year 3 and 4 Topic Web 2016-17 1

Year 3 and 4 Topic web for Terms 4 and 5 2016-17