Kestrels 2021 - 2022

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Click to Download SMA Welcome Meeting Year 4 [pdf 979KB] Click to Download

Thursday 5th May 

Good Morning Kestrels, 

Here are some lessons for you to complete today. 

Maths-  Please watch the video titled 'Problem solving - calculate quantities' and then answer the quetions on the worksheet that were sent home with you yesterday.  I have attached the worksheet for you incase you did not get it.

Book Talk - Please watch the YouTube video about the cutest baby animals from 'Our Planet Clip' and then answer the questions on the worksheet that was sent home with you yesterday.   I have attached the worksheet for you incase you did not get it.  

English - Today we are learning about prepositions.  Please go through the slideshow to introduce you to what prepositions are and then complete the worksheet that was sent home with you yesterday.  I can't wait to read your fantastic sentences tomorrow!

Science -  What are melting points and boiling points? - Please watch the video on National Oak Acadamy - In this lesson, we will learn about how scientists measure temperature, two major 'fixed points' of a substance (melting and boiling point) and how we can determine the state of matter of a substance at a particular temperature when given these fixed points.

Times Table Rockstars - Please log on to times table rockstars for at least 10 minutes, Practice, practice, practice it is the only way we will get better. 

Once you have completed your work we would like you to enjoy the rest of your day! See you tomorrow =) 

Miss McNab 



Click to Download Book Talk - David Attenborough [pdf 299KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Introduction-to-prepositions - PowerPoint [ppt 10MB] Click to Download
Click to Download Prepositions worksheet [pdf 53KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 4 - Problem Solving - Calculating quantaties [pdf 757KB] Click to Download

Spring  - Curriculum Newsletter 

Hello Kestrels,

As a new term is starting we would like to share with you what we will be learning this this term.

Please find attached our:

  • Curriculum Newsletter
  • Spring RE - Newsletter
  • Relationship and Health Education (RHE) information
  • Knowledge Organiser on our Adventurers topic - Law and Order 

Miss McNab  

Click to Download Adventurers - Law and Order [pdf 2MB] Click to Download
Click to Download Life to the Full Spring Term 2022 Lower Key Stage 2 Year A [pdf 423KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Spring RE Newsletter 2022 [pdf 618KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Spring 1 - Year 4 - Curriculum newsletter - Kestrels [pdf 580KB] Click to Download

Prayer Service

Dear Parents/Carers,

You are invited to come and join us, in the school hall on Friday 29th April at 3pm to watch and participate in Kestrels Prayer service. This is an opportunity for parents, children and staff to gather together for an act of collective worship. 
We hope to see you there.

Many thanks,

Miss McNab and Mrs Lucchini. 

Friday 1st April 2022

What a fun Spring term we have had in the Kestrels class! Thank you for all your hard work this term, I am very proud of you all.  

Here are a few pictures of some the exciting things we have been up to this term, we were very lucky to get to visit Forest School again! We had a great time getting to look at the life cycle of a frog, seeing some real tadpoles, going on a mini beast hunt and finding all sorts of interesting creatures.  The year 4's also took part in a dance workshop, it was so much fun to learn some new dance moves.  We were also very lucky to spend some time reflecting as we walked around the Holy set up of the frourteen Stations of the Cross, we had a lovely discussuion when we got back to class.    

I hope you have a wonderful Easter break - remember to try to read everyday on Bug Club and spend 10 minutes a day practising your times tables on Times Table Rockstars.

Miss McNab :)


St Mary of the Angels have been celebrating STEAM week which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. This year's British Science Week theme is 'growth'. We have found examples of growth within all subjects around us, making it an excellent starting point for a celebration of SCIENCE. Continue sending in your posters based on this theme for our school competition. Your poster could explore a tadpole's journey into a fully grown adult frog or a seed's growth journey into a beautiful flower. We are looking forward to seeing your ideas!

We also had visitors from local businesses leading 'Escape to Tech Valley'. We had to complete many brain teasers and activities to ESCAPE!



Friday 11th February 2022

What a week we have had in the Kestrels! We've had the best time ever exploring Forest School on Monday and then taking part in the 1066 History Project - can you remember what we have learnt about the Battle of Hastings or what we worked together to build in Forest School?

Have a lovely half term,

Miss McNab.

Friday 4th February 2022

The Kestrels have had so much fun during our science lessons this week! We were fortunate to have a live lesson led by STEM Ambassadors – a vet, a Doctor and a biologist. In the lesson, we learnt about:

  • How are animal’s teeth different to each other depending on what they eat?
  • What parts are in the digestive system of a human and what do they do?
  • Why are human teeth different shapes?

We then challenged ourselves to stick together the different parts of our digestive system together and explain what each part does. I certainly was a very impressed teacher, I think we have some future doctors in our class!  

Times Tables Rockstars!

Exciting news!! You have a Times Tables Rock Stars login. Click here to login.  Please try logging in and giving it a try. Remember, you goal is to become a Rock Hero! We know you can do it! 

Click here to find out more about Times Tables Rockstars.  

Kestrels, we've had a brilliant first half term! I am so proud of you for everything that you have achieved.

This week, we all went green for CAFOD to raise money for families and communities overseas. We also finished writing our adventure stories. I was also very happy to recieve theses awesome posters encouraging uto 'Go Green'.  

I hope you all have a wonderful half term and stay safe and well,

Miss McNab. 

Fun with Magnets.  

World Space Week 

Wow Kestrels, what a wonderful week we have had. Excitingly, this week was 'World Space Week'. On Monday, we celebrated this with a live lesson, where we heard from Professor Brian Cox and even got to design our own moon buggy! We have also been focusing on this in our Book Talk lessons, where we learnt about the astronaut Mae Jemison, who became the first African American woman in space.

You also did a fantastic job performing our poem 'Choose a Poem by James Carter' in our outdoor assembly on Thursday afternoon. I was extremely proud of you all and it was wonderful to watch all of the other classes in the school perform too. 

Please continue to read every day at home, using BugClub online or physical books, as well as trying your best to learn your times tables and spellings. 

Click to Download Kestrels Poem [pdf 519KB] Click to Download


Another fantastic week it has been in the Kestrels. This week, we have begun our new topic 'Lightning Speed'. Please see last week's Curriculum Newsletter for more information on what we will be learning. 
We have watched the story for our new visual literacy unit 'Soar' and begun learning our story map. Ask your child at home if they can tell you what happens in the story. We;ve also been very busy learning about all the different ways people used to communicate, going back as far as cave paintings!

For homework this week, I would like you to keep practicing our text map at home and please also learn the attached poem 'Choose a poem by James Carter' by heart. On Thursday, we will be virtually performing it in front of the whole school to celebrate National Poetry Week. 

Miss McNab.

Click to Download Soar - Text Map [pdf 638KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Poetry Homework - Ketstrel [pdf 53KB] Click to Download

'The Promise'

What a fantastic 2 weeks we have had in the Kestrels. We have been doing some wonderful things! Our story we have been focusing on is called 'The Promise' by Nicola Davies.  We have learnt how important Green Spaces in urban areas are and we have had some very passionate conservationists in our class who have created some beautiful posters.  They have all made me the proudest teacher! 

Attached is this half term's Curriculum Newsletter which contains details about what your child will be learning.

Miss McNab.

Click to Download Year 4 Autumn 1 Kestrels [pdf 236KB] Click to Download