Archive for February, 2016

Dungeons and dragons

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

As a start to our topic -Dungeons and dragons- The Kestrels visited Chepstow Castle.  Everybody had a fantastic day of learning.  A knight gave us a tour of the castle.  He had lots of interesting facts to tell us – Did you know that in medieval times they ate blackbird pie?!  The oldest parts of the castle are nearly 1000 years old! After a picnic lunch, the knight gave us an archery display.  It was amazing to watch him fire the arrows so quickly.  As a final treat everybody was allowed to hold the knight’s sword!

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What an exciting week

Friday, February 12th, 2016

The Kestrels have had quite a week!  On Tuesday we went to Tescos and had a wonderful morning as part of the Farm to Fork initiative.  We tried lots of different foods and we were allowed behind the scenes and even went into the walk-in fridge and freezer!  It was really cold!  Thank you to all the Mums who came with us.  We also shopped for the ingredients for Traction Man’s favourite food- pancakes!  In the afternoon we made the pancakes.  The school smelt delicious and everybody tried the blueberry pancakes.  Thursday we had our visit from Ofsted and on Friday we did our ‘ I like to Move it’ Performance to our parents.  We performed ‘Heads and Shoulders’ on percusion instruments, read  facts about our bodies, Mika read his Traction Man story and we all enjoyed our ‘I like to move it’ dance.


Using The Internet Safely

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

As part of the pupil’s ongoing understanding of internet safety, 2 local police officers visited school to remind everyone of the benefits and dangers of using the internet. They visited every classroom to give age appropriate advice and information which helped the children reflect on their internet use. They made it clear how important their safety online is and some of the dangers that they could meet. More importantly, they reinforced the steps pupils should take if they ever feel uncomfortable which is to tell a grown up that they trust.

They left everyone SID’s Top Tips

  1. People you don’t know are strangers. They are not always who they say they are.
  2. Be nice to people on the computer like you would in the playground.
  3. Keep your personal information private.
  4. If you ever get that ‘uh oh’ feeling, you should tell a grown up you trust.

Don’t forget Safer Internet Day 2016 is on February 9th so keep a look out for resources and information that are available.

Useful Websites

Visit for age appropriate information for the whole family.

An important internet safety website for parents and carers is It offers a completely refreshed suite of articles and guidance on all aspects of child internet safety.

Families can also use the website to access the CEOP Safety Centre ( where they can report abuse and exploitation direct to CEOP.

Learning how to stay safe online.

Learning how to stay safe online.

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