Year 3 & 4 - 'Kestrels & Red Kites'

Welcome to Kestrels and Red Kites. We are a mixed Year 3 and 4 class.  
 
Our teacher is Mrs Curran from Monday to Thursday and Mrs Bajwa on Fridays. Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Murray Green. 
Weekly Timetable
Monday
Register & Silent Reading
Collective Worship
English - homework set and marked
Spellings
Maths - My Maths online homework set and marked
Art/DT
 
Tuesday
Register & Silent Reading
Collective Worship
English
P.E - Coach Sport 4 Kids
Maths
Music 
 
Wednesday
Register & Silent Reading
Collective Worship
English
Maths
Topic
 
 
Thursday
Register & Silent Reading
Collective Worship
Maths
Big Writing
PE - coach from Activ Kids
Topic 
 
 
Friday
Register & Collective Worship
Science
RE
Computing
French
 
Our Favourite Memories
of this term...
7th June 2018
 
Magical Moths 
Mr Ford, a moth expert returned today to teach us all about moths!
 
He had set up a moth box after school yesterday and we were amazed to discover that 127 moths had fluttered safely into the box.
 
The whole school took turns to visit the box and find out more about the different varieties and even have a hold!
 
Our absolute favourites were: The Buff Tip Moth and The Elephant Hawk Moth.
 
The Buff Tip Moth looks exactly like a Silver Birch twig and The Elephant Hawk Moth was incredibly colourful and even appears to have a tiny trunk! 
 
Thank you again to Mr Ford for a brilliant morning. The children loved sketching them and we learnt so much.
24th May 2018
 
Drawing Masterclass with Mr Ford
We were incredibly excited to welcome Mr Ford into our class to teach us techniques for drawing portraits.
 
We learnt so much and were really pleased how we improved our first draft with positive feedback from our learning partners.
 
Mr Ford also brought his portfolio of sketches which were inspirational for the children! Thank you to Mr Ford and we are looking forward to his return visit to draw moths after half term.
25th April 2018
  Egyptian Death Masks
 
Look at these beauties! The children created them in DT lessons in the Autumn term but we have only just finished painting the last batch...
23rd April 2018
 
SWIMMING!
 
We made history today by being the first class at Radnage Church of England VA Primary School to have swimming lessons! We travelled by coach to Wycombe Leisure Centre and the children behaved beautifully.
 
We will be swimming each Monday until the end of July.
 
19th March 2018
 
ENERGIZE
 
The children performed fantastically at The Wycombe Swan this weekend. Mr Long, Mrs Bajwa and I are so proud of their dancing, singing and their costumes looked
A-MAZ-ING!
 
Well done to everyone that took part and made it a very special experience we can remember.
8th March 2018
World Book Day
(postponed from official date of 1st March due to snow!)
The children looked fantastic dressed as their favourite book characters and we were so impressed with the imaginative costumes, many of which were homemade. Thank you to all our parents for supporting this wonderful event!
 
We took part in paired reading with the Y1 and Y2 children this morning. This was a lovely opportunity to share our chosen stories with another reader and we each read aloud our favourite part!
28th Feb 2018
Viking Day
To finish our Viking topic, we celebrated with a Viking day! The children dressed up in Viking clothes, designed and made helmets and took part in a role play activity based on the Viking invasion of Lindisfarne in 800AD.
 
The day finished with a feast of roast chicken drumsticks, boiled root vegetables, smoked mackerel, smoked salmon, vegetarian sausages, rye bread and raspberries. 
The children had a wonderful time and have learnt so much about the Vikings, why don't you ask them what they know about the raids, how they lived and if they were as vicious as we are led to believe!
21st Feb 2018
Our Fraction Museums
As a fun way to begin learning about our new Maths topic FRACTIONS we created a mini museum of all our learning. We learnt to make, read and write unit and non-unit fractions. Instead of recording this in our books we wrote all over the desks...it was so much fun...Don't panic they are all clean now and the photos are in our maths books! Well done Kestrels and Red Kites !
30th Jan 2018
Singing in the Community
We were thrilled to be invited to sing to the Winter Lunch Club at the Village Hall this afternoon. We sang 3 songs which we will be performing at The Wycombe Swan in March at Energize and it was great to have experience singing on a stage to an enthusiastic audience! Our favourite part of the afternoon was being able to chat to the ladies and gentlemen afterwards and learn a little about their lives growing up in the village. Many people went to school at Radnage and we even met some retired teachers!
Egyptian Day
Memories of the 2016 - 2017

Food Festival Fun!

What a feast we had on Thurs 6th July when the children brought a delicious dish made using their ingredient for their food project. Well done to all the children for working so hard at home (and the parents!) You should feel very proud of your finished recipes!

November 2016

Lt. Col Hopkins (Cleo and Dylan's dad!) visited us today to tell us about his modern job in the armed forces. He is a Royal Marine Commando and the children were incredibly inspired by his video of the training course which marines have to complete and the places around the world where he has served our country.

We wish Lt.Col Hopkins the best of luck for the rest of his deployment in Bahrain and thank him for his patience when answering our endless questions!

December 2016
 
Our class nativity The Landlord's Cat
February 2017 - Roman Day

 

This was a wonderful way to end our topic on The Romans, the children had an action packed day including:

* Making Roman honey cakes

* Creating a felt pouch called a bulla which all Roman children were given when they were born

*Designing a special token using Roman numerals to keep inside their bulla

* Dressing up and of course a FEAST!

March 2017 - World Book Day
 
These are our favourite reads which we would highly recommend to you all!