Homework 20th April 2018

Posted by nwyatt on Friday Apr 20, 2018 Under Uncategorized

Dear Team Kestrel,

This week I would like you to start learning the words below which add ‘-ir’ to the beginning of words which begin with ‘r’. There are 6 curriculum words in the mix of ten this week instead of the usual 4. I’d like you to practice your 9 times tables. I will be testing you on both division and multiplication facts including finding tenths.

Times Tables Rockstars will help you practice. https://ttrockstars.com/login is the link that you need.

As an English homework I’d like you to complete pages 30-31 of your grammar book which contains an activity focusing on making sure you’ve selected the correct verb for the sentence.

Homework is due in on Friday 27th April.

As always, come and find me if you need any extra help,

Mr. W

Spelling:

island

interest

important

increase

imagine

incorrect

irregular

irresistible

irresponsible

irrelevant

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Homework 13th April 2018

Posted by nwyatt on Monday Apr 16, 2018 Under Uncategorized

Dear Team Kestrel,

This week I would like you to continue learning words with the sound spelt ‘-gue.’ There are also 4 curriculum words in the mix of ten. I’d like you to practice your ten times tables. I will be testing you on both division and multiplication facts including finding tenths.

Times Tables Rockstars will help you practice. https://ttrockstars.com/login is the link that you need.

As an English homework I’d like you to complete pages 86-87 of your grammar book which will help you with your spellings. It has an activity focusing on words which end in ‘gue’ and ‘que’.

Homework is due in on Friday 20th April.

As always, come and find me if you need any extra help,

Mr. W

Spelling:

heard

heart

height

history

fatigue

league

colleague

catalogue

dialogue

vague

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Year 4 Homework Set Friday 23rd March 2018

Posted by nwyatt on Friday Mar 23, 2018 Under Uncategorized

Dear Team Kestrel,

This Easter I would like you to continue learning words with the sound spelt ‘-gue.’ There are also 4 curriculum words in the mix of ten. I’d like you to practice all of your times tables, or particularly the facts that you struggle with the most.

Times Tables Rockstars will help you practice. https://ttrockstars.com/login is the link that you need.

As an English homework I’d like you to complete pages 10-11 which is an activity focused on possessive pronouns (Yours, mine, hers etc.). If you’re bored over Easter and would like extra homework, then feel free to also complete the activity on page 7 all about adverbs.

Homework is due in on Friday 13th April.

As always, come and find me if you need any extra help,

Mr. W

Spelling:

heard

heart

height

history

fatigue

league

colleague

catalogue

dialogue

vague

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STEM Egg Drop Challenge

Posted by nwyatt on Friday Mar 23, 2018 Under Uncategorized

Dear Team Kestrel,

On the 13th March, children were off timetable for the day to complete a very important STEM based challenge…

Could they create a contraption which would protect an egg if dropped from a height of 3 metres? See the pictures below to find out…

Children had autonomy over the day. They could group up, work alone, and have complete freedom over how they created their contraption. The only guidelines were:

  • Tape was not permitted to touch the egg;
  • They could only spend a maximum of 100 ‘Welts’;
  • There was a maximum amount of materials they could buy;
  • If more than one group/pupil protected their egg, then those that made the cheapest contraption overall would win.

The collaboration skills, teamwork, work ethic, desire to succeed, and ‘out of the box’ thinking was really great to see. Plus, I love some of the facial expressions from the team when their egg was dropped.

Enjoy the photos.

As always, thanks for your continued support,

Mr. W

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Prior Park STEM activities

Posted by nwyatt on Friday Mar 23, 2018 Under Uncategorized

Dear Team Kestrel,

Back on the 23rd February, Prior Park students and teachers visited our school to give us the opportunity to try out some pre-prepared scientific experiments. All of the visiting students were excellent teachers and guided the Kestrels through a variety of different activities including making helicopters, designing circuits and trying our our own PH tests.

The Kestrels got into table groups and completed the activities sensibly and with enthusiasm. Great work Kestrels!

See below for photos.

As always, thanks for your continued support,

Mr. W

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STEM Careers Day

Posted by nwyatt on Friday Mar 23, 2018 Under Uncategorized

Dear Team Kestrel,

See below for some great images of our Careers Day talks.

See Mr. Snell’s newsletter for more information about the day, which was a roaring success. Thanks very much to all of our guests who presented; Welton Wizard Award to all of you!

Kind Regards,

Mr. W

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STEM Robots

Posted by nwyatt on Friday Mar 23, 2018 Under Uncategorized

Dear Team Kestrel,

As the letter I’ve sent home explains, the children have created some brilliant ‘Draw Bots’ which can be modified depending on children’s understanding of electrical circuitry and levels of creativity.

For how they are made, check out these blogs below from J, T, and J to explain how they were made:

J (Draw Bot Madness)

J and T

Please also see below for a selection of some photos of the build.

As always, thanks for your continued support,

Mr. W

 

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Invention Convention

Posted by nwyatt on Friday Mar 23, 2018 Under Uncategorized

Dear Team Kestrel,

See below for a selection of fantastic inventions and for images of the display in the hall.

I understand a lot of effort goes into these creations and I thought all of the creations were tremendous. So, congratulations children and families.

The entries were judged by the Executive Headteacher and trust CEO Mr. Williams, who commented on how imaginative all of the entries were.

As always, thanks for your continued support,

Mr. W

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Congratulations to our Term 4 Award Winners

Posted by nwyatt on Thursday Mar 22, 2018 Under Uncategorized

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Snowdon Sponsored Climb

Posted by nwyatt on Wednesday Mar 21, 2018 Under Uncategorized

Dear Team Kestrel,

Please see below for some photos of the climb.

All children were incredibly brave, and took themselves to the height that they felt comfortable with. I was really impressed not only with children’s bravery, but also the way in which they supported their peers when they were watching others climb. Excellent work!

Big thanks also to our tremendous PTA for giving the children this super opportunity.

As always, thanks for your continued support,

Mr. W

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