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Mrs J Arney & Mrs Z Gartland

Term 6 Week 7 Week beginning  13th July


Hello Kestrels

Well Done - you made it to the end of term.... and the end  of the year.

If you still  want things to do today carry on with any  the project themes from last week.  

Keep reading - how many books have you read since lockdown began? 

Maybe write  a diary entry or a recount of an event or a day out you have had.   Look at the examples in the hilights below.


Really looking forward to SEEING  lots of you on Friday.

We cant wait....

From Mrs Arney and Mrs Gartland  smileywink

Home learning week beginning 13th July

Home Learning Term 6 week 6  week beginning 6th July


Hello Kestrels

Keep doing some learning every day  - maths, writing and reading are your top priorities. For a change we have given you a themed challenge for every day of  this week. Choose which day you wish to do them.  The activities  are good ones ones - challenge yourself and make it count.

Stay safe and happy and, of course, fabulous.



Mrs Arney and Mrs Gartlandwink

Hilights Term 6 Week 5

Other hilights week 5

Home Learning Term 6 week 5 week beginning 29th June


Hello Kestrels

Keep doing some learning every day  - maths, writing and reading are your top priorities. The activities here are good ones or choose your own - challenge yourself and make it count.

Stay safe and happy and, of course, fabulous.



Mrs Arney and Mrs Gartlandlaugh


Hilights Term 6 week 4

Home Learning Term 6 week 4.Week beginning 22nd June


Hello Kestrels

Here are some learning suggestions for you. 

Don't forget if you would rather find other activities then that`s fine.

To start you off, there are two extra "long" projects below which you can choose to do instead  of the timetable if you wish. They  involve plenty to keep you busy for several days if you  use your initiative and imagination as you work - we`re sure you will.

We know it's hard to keep working on your own so we are glad to hear some of you have been keeping apart but working together!   We wish we were with you to hear your chat and shared ideas and laughter.  Keep going Kestrels and be kind to anyone nagging you to work wink (they're doing it because they know it will have help when  you do get back to school and they, like you, are trying to do the right thing.)


Stay safe and keep being fabulous from

Mrs Arney and Mrs Gartland

Hi-lights from term 6 week 3

Home Learning Term 6 week 3  beginning 15th June

Hello Kestrels,

Well done for completing another week of learning at home.

Here is another week of learning for you.  We would still love to see some of the activities you have been doing at home so do email in some photos for the highlights slide show or any thing you can attach to an email. Please remember that you can do other things instead of the work we set.You do not have to complete what is there. If you would like to set your own project for your writing then please do so. All we ask is that each day you some english and some maths but how you do it or what you choose can be  up to you. 

Looking forward to seeing you in Zoom this week - they are so much fun out for the email.

From Mrs Arney and Mrs Gartland







Hi -lights Week 9

Kestrels Zoom Poem


Hello Kestrels -

Here is the ZOOM poem I`ve written for you.

I love Kestrel's  Zoom  even though it  makes me miss you even more.

From Mrs Arney


Home Learning  Term 6 week 2  wb  8th June


Dear Kestrels,

Well done for successfully starting another term independently! We have loved seeing your continued efforts via email and there are lots of photos for you to enjoy on this page.

We hope that you have all had a good week. As you know, school is partially re-opening from Monday and as we don’t currently have in children in our bubble, that means we (along with Mr Wilson) will be sorting out the home learning for all of Years 1-6. The work may look slightly different but will be very similar to what you have been getting each week from us.

We’re all really looking forward to welcoming some children who are returning back into school next week and will sorely miss those who are not. We will be thinking of you as always!

Sadly, we will not be able to respond to emails as promptly or as frequently as we have been up to now. However, we would still love to hear from you and see what you have been up to. So please keep in contact and send in  photos of work you are most proud of each week and we will do our very best to respond.

The Zoom meetings have been so much fun and information about further meetings will follow next week.

I know that this is a very strange time for everyone and we hope that you understand why these changes are necessary going forward. If you have any questions – just ask.

Take care and stay safe,

                                               Mrs Gartland and Mrs Arney :)

Hi-lights Week 8 and Half Term Fun

Home Learning  Week 8  T6 week 1  week beginning 1st June


Welcome to Term 6 Kestrels

We hope,  like us, you have enjoyed the  holiday sunshine and maybe had the chance to be out and about a bit more.  Looking forward to  seeing a photo or two  of what you have been up to.  laugh Home  learning starts up again this week  - we`re really sorry it`s not your turn yet to be  back in school but we know you will do your very best at home.


Keep in touch and keep being fabulous

From Mrs Arney and Mrs Gartland

Home Learning  Week 7


Hello Kestrels

Here is your home learning for this week - read the instructions carefully, especially at the start of the maths and english.

We have really enjoyed the work which you have been sending in .The Country Presentations (powerpoints ,  word documents and  photos ) have been magnificent. The poems written after Michael Rosen are also mouth-wateringly lovely and we have a few here for you all to enjoy. Keep sending in examples of your work (it's not too late for projects or poems) and keep yourselves busy. It looks like it will still be awhile before we see you properly so our Zooms are an important way of us laughing  together - do come along  for  this weeks quiz.

We  miss you.


Keep being fabulous

From Mrs Arney and Mrs Gartlandsmiley

Hi-lights from Week 6

Home Learning Week 6


Hello Kestrels

Another week....welcome back. 

We want you to know we`re really proud of you for doing the right thing. yesStaying at home and carrying on with your learning on your own is the right thing. Be the best you can be ......even when you miss your friends, you`re feeling bored, it's hard to keep doing learning on your own and you just don't feel like watching another video clip.......just remember this wont be for ever and do the best you can.  


Keep in touch and keep being fabulous.

We miss you

From Mrs Arney and Mrs Gartlandsmiley

Home Learning Week 5


Hello Kestrels 

Here are  some opportunities for this week.  We are really impressed that so many of you are taking your home learning so seriously. We love hearing about what you are doing and seeing your  photos.  Keep going with the learning - the reading, writing and number crunching  you are doing now will help you SO much when you do get back to school. However we know it is hard for you without your friends around you and us there to help you keep at it. "Supporting Home Learning routines" might help - have a look.  We hope the Zoom helped too - we LOVED seeing your 22 smiling faces (and all your pets!)  We are looking forward to seeing even more of you at the next one. 


Keep in touch and keep being fabulous.

From Mrs Arney and Mrs Gartland cool

Home Learning Week 4


Hello Kestrels .yes

Good to have you back looking at this page so you can  keep on learning. Thankyou for all the messages and photos you have emailed in. We have put some photos below for you all to see. Keep them coming.

We hope  to hold a Kestrels Zoom meeting  soon so we can check in with any of you who wish to.  It will be fun!  Ask your parents to look out for the  email with all the details and what to do.

In the meantime here is a suggested timetable  for this week.   You dont have to do it all and you only have to print  if you want to. Just recording answers in your yellow book or on paper is fine. The  important thing is that you keep reading, writing and number crunching.   Keep challenging yourself to make it harder or easier, adapt the activities for yourself. You are not in competition with anyone and what ever you do will be grand. Just do as much as you can. Remember mistakes are marvellous; your best is good enough and when we struggle with work we do learn the most. 


Keep in touch and keep on being fabulous

Mrs Arney and Mrs Gartlandsmiley

Hi-lights week 3

Home Learning Week 3


Welcome to Term 5 Kestrels.yes

Well done for checking our class page.

Below are lots of things for you to do this week so you can "Keep on Learning".

The timetable is a guide and very flexible - you can choose what to do and when.

Well done to those of you who have set up your email account and sent us a "hello" message. It's been great to hear from you.  If you haven't done so yet, ask your parents to help you set it up as soon as possible. It's really important that we can keep in touch with you.

Enjoy this week, stay safe and keep being fabulous.


From Mrs Arney and Mrs Gartland.wink


Easter Holidays laugh

Hello Kestrels.

Well done! You have finished Term 4 of your Kestrels Year and you can enjoy your Easter Holidays.

It's been an unusual end to the term but congratulations   on any home learning you have managed to do.  It`s   "different"  trying to work at home, isn`t it?  Lots of other things seem to get in the way but  any time you have spent writing, reading, calculating, experimenting or creating will have been time well spent.  Be proud of what you have done.  We have enjoyed  the photos which you have emailed to us. Keep them coming and we can share them (have a look  below).  We`ve also put some ideas for things to do in the holidays, however they are just ideas. Most importantly,  have a happy, safe  and family friendly time.

From Mrs Arney and Mrs Gartland

Hi-lights week 1 and 2

Things you might like to do in the holidays........wink

1. Try and set up your email account direct with us if you haven`t already managed to. The instructions came in the email to your parents.  Send us an email message ready for next term.

2. Keep enjoying reading - books, magazines, websites.... whatever you can get your hands on.

3. There were lots of lovely ideas for things to do in the  "Growing Together.....differently" Newsletter  (email) from Mrs Martin.  Choose something which appeals.

Mrs Arney recommends watching "The Wind in the Willows" Kenneth Grahame's well-loved collection of river bank tales turned into a family musical.   We know Euan recommends Maddy Moates Science and George and Maisie have worked with Carol Vorderman on The Maths Factor.

What ever you do enjoy and be fabulous!wink


Home Learning  Week 1 and 2 

Keep on Learning!

Hello Kestrels

This is a possible timetable for the next 2 weeks. Feel free to follow it or decide for yourself which times of the day would be the best for you to complete these learning tasks.

Anything you need to record please write on the sheets in your pack or put in your new yellow “Keep on Learning Book” – just put the short date each time.

If you have any problems then you or your parents can email us (please send to both of us); our address is at the top of the page.

Stay well, safe and happy and we will post a new message soon. 

From Mrs Arney and Mrs Gartland

Welcome to Kestrels

We are Year 5.

Mrs Arney teaches us on Mondays and Tuesdays and Mrs Gartland teaches us on Wednesdays ,Thursdays and Fridays.

We have Mr Neate for PE twice a week

and we are all helped out by Mrs Lake and Miss Weaver.

Kestrel`s Crew start the year.

Kestrels presentation to parents - September 2019


Autumn Term Project

Our Autumn Term project is called "Changes to the Ages - When? What? Why?" and looks something like this.......

We launched our project during a beautiful Forest School Afternoon. The sun shone after heavy rain and we imagined how glad the hunter - gatherers of Stone Age Somerset would have been. We built shelters in the woods and  lit a fire and toasted apples. We went on a hunt for food and prey and looked out for our enemies. We even chased a woolly mammoth!

Cheddar Caves


We continued learning about the Stone Age and visited Cheddar Gorge and Caves.

Iron Age Day


We dressed as Iron Age dwellers  and learnt so much about this time in our past.

Spring Term Project


Our project this spring is

"How Marvellous were the Maya?"

You can find out more about what we are doing in the term overview and knowledge organiser below.

Our second project this Spring is called

"What if Changes couldn't be Reversed?"

We will be working as scientists to investigate materials.

Have a look at our Overview Grid and Knowledge Organiser to find out more about what we will be up to.