After learning about the historical plight of women in the UK, Kestrel Class decided that it was time to upset the status quo and formed strike committees, making banners, slogans and even tying themselves to chairs in protest!
To celebrate the end of our World War 2 topic, Kestrel Class made their own ration-based sandwiches, tied them up with string in a brown paper bag and enjoyed an afternoon feast, quiz and music with Year 6.
Kestrel Class welcomed a special visitor in to school today to train them up in leading play for younger children as part of our student leadership programme. They learnt lots of activities and games to play and how to manage groups effectively.
Kestrel Class enjoyed learning about how the UK managed to prevent starvation amidst food shortages as a result of U-Boat attacks on allied merchant ships. They created and performed in Harvest Festival Assembly, portraying rationing, the Women's Land Army and the Dig for Freedom campaigns.
During Black History Month, Kestrel Class studied the famous 'Dream' speech by Martin Luther King and looked at what makes an effective speech. We then wrote our own speeches on topics we are passionate about and performed them to the class.
As part of our 'Changing Role of Women' topic, Kestrel Class were tasked with researching about a famous woman from history, designing an interactive information poster and creating a Powerpoint Presentation to feedback their learning to the rest of the class!
As part of our new science topic on Materials, Kestrel Class employed a range of different techniques to classify and describe different types of solids, including testing for conductivity, solubility and magnetism!
Kestrel Class Welcome A Holocaust Survivor's Daughter
Along with Hawk Class, Kestrel Class had the privilege of listening to the daughter of a German Jew tell the story of how he survived and escaped from the Nazi concentration camps. We all agreed that racism and extremism have no place in our world and everyone is worthy of being treated with respect.
Kestrel Class Act an Alternative Ending to Carrie's War!
After a term of reading, discussing and writing about our class topic-based book, Carrie's War, Kestrel Class decided that the ending was too much of a cliff-hanger so wanted to recreate their own endings!
As part of our unit of work around measurements, Kestrel Class decided that the best way to consolidate learning around it was to measure things out for themselves. Length, capacity and mass came under scrutiny from our keen mathematicians.
As part of our Gymnastics scheme of work, Kestrel Class looked at 'Press and Go' movements and progressed towards designing and performing their own routine using a range of different movements and apparatus.
As part of our pupil leadership responsibilities, Kestrel Class are responsible for road and travel safety. As a result of this, 6 Junior Travel Ambassadors were chosen to represent Year 5 and the school. They are leading assemblies and promoting awareness of travel safety through school-wide competitions.