Kestrel - YEAR 6
Welcome to Kestrel 2022 - 2023: it's going to be a fantastic year!
Meet the Team!
Handball in PE
We were extremely lucky to have a handball coach come in nd introduce our new topic in PE. We had learnt lots of new techniques, which we were able to practice in a variety of games.
World Book Day
We had lots of fun dressing up as our favourite book characters. We also had a great day doing a range of activities that linked to books.
D&T Day Designing and Building Bridges
We researched the best bridges and from that research, we designed and then built a bridge using a range of materials. We then had to se if it could withstand a toy car driving over it. We had lots of fun researching these as it links closely to our Victorian Topic and ;earning about Isambard Kingdom Brunel who built the first iron bridge.
Victorian Drama Day with Treehouse Theatre
On the 18th of October, we had an amazing experience; a Victorian Drama day with the Treehouse Theatre. Since we had been learning about the Victorians, we knew all the answers to the questions!
It all began when we walked into school; the costumes were great, you could tell who the rich Victorians were and who were the poor Victorians. Some boys wore jackets and top hats and some girls wore beautiful silk dresses. Other children had coal on their faces and were dressed as chimney sweeps.
In the hall, we were split into four different groups. Each group told a different story about Victorian child workers from factory workers, miners, chimney sweeps and domestic servants.
It was a great day as we also got to miss lessons! We had a laugh with our friends - everyone had a part! At the end of the day, we didn’t want it to be over. We all love drama and year 6 were so lucky to have this opportunity.
Meet the Teacher
Thank you so much to those of you who attended Meet the Teacher. It was so lovely to see so many faces and get to know you a little bit better. We have attached the Powerpoint that was shown; if you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to contact us, either through the office, or our class email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out some of the inventions that were designed!
Before we started our Topic, we worked as a year group to order key historical events and discussed the impact they have had.
Welcome to Year 6!!
We are very excited to welcome to start our journey in Year 6! Some days will be tough; however, we know that we will be able to preserve and have a great year.
E-Safety - When People’s Posts are Getting You Down
Being on social media can be fun, but looking at others' seemingly perfect pics and posts can leave you feeling a bit low. You might even feel like you are constantly comparing your online life to other people’s.
Here’s what Dr Aaron says...
When looking at other people’s pictures, it can be easy to think they’re all doing great, and you’re the only one that worries about how you look or feel. The thing is, everyone feels like that now and then – you just can’t tell that by only looking at their social media.
People tend to put their best selves forward and often hide all their other insecure parts. This can give the rest of us the impression that we’re the only ones who feel this way. It’s just not true!
It’s also super important to remember that social media platforms like Instagram are about image. Many famous people’s feeds are promotional. This means they get paid for making products look good. Photos can also be messed around with. People can be made slimmer, skin can seem smoother, and body parts can get bigger and smaller! So remember, often you could be comparing yourself to something impossible.