Happiness Week

November 18th, 2017

This week has been Happiness Week.  We have learnt about what makes us happy and what doesn’t.  We have learnt what bullying is and what to do if we think it is happening to us.  We have made Friendship Pebbles, had a yoga lesson and a samba drum lesson, learnt that girls and boys can choose to play with any toys they want to and we have learnt how to be safe on the Internet.

Healthy ice lollies

November 18th, 2017

We learnt how to cut, peel, grate and chop to make our healthy ice lollies.  We could choose to make either Berry or Tropical ice lollies.  We put them in the freezer and then tasted them.  Delicious!

We are scientists!

November 18th, 2017

The whole school took part in a science afternoon making and experimenting with Rocket Mice.  We were learning to ask scientific questions.  Ms McKenzie was very plaesed with our questioning skills! And… we had great fun shooting Rocket Mice to space.  On Tuesday The Explorer Dome came to school.  We learnt about our planet Earth and about the stars we can see.  We learnt that the Earth spins and that’s why we have seasons.  Josh has even been to Antarctica!


November 18th, 2017

Sorry there has been a problem with our blog but we are now back up and running and have had a fantastic three weeks learning about Ice. We have learnt about Antarctica and we are very excited because S’s Mummy has friends who are scientists and are actually in Antarctica now!  S emailed them to ask them questions about what it is like and they emailed her back and sent her these pictures.


London’s burning!

October 20th, 2017

What an exciting end to our topic!  On Monday we set all our 17th Century houses out in the playground and Ms McKenzie lit the fire in the bakery.  It was amazing to see the flames!

On Wednesday we performed our Fire of London dance to the Mummies and Daddies.  The Year 2s read out some of their wonderful writing and we ended with the song ‘London’s burning’.  What fantastic historians we have been!

Photos not uploading – will follow!


5000m World Challenge

October 12th, 2017

The whole school went up to  the field to take part in the 5000m World Challenge.  The Y2s did some really hard maths and worked out that each child in EYFS and Y1 had to run 100m and each child in Y2 (plus Henley) had to run 200m.  The children completed the challenge in relays – congratulations!

Writing with quills!

October 12th, 2017

This week The Kestrels have had a go at writing with quills. They loved dipping the quills into ink and writing on parchment paper.  They looked at an extract from Samuel Pepys’s diary and copied it.  Then they folded their writing and sealed it with wax!

Our RE Day – Who is a muslim?

October 12th, 2017








On Friday the children spent all day learning about ‘Who is a Muslim’.  Adam’s Daddy came in to talk about his faith.

The Kestrels love to read!

October 8th, 2017

We love reading in The Kestrels.

Mad Science

September 29th, 2017

The Kestrels have been scientists this week!  As part of the topic about fire the children investigated ” What happens to an egg if it is heated?” They did 3 experiements and fried, boiled and scrambled eggs.  They were great at asking qustions, predicting and recording and discovered that an egg can not turn back into an egg, which is (here’s the science bit) – an irreversible change!





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