Monthly Archives: November 2015



This afternoon Year 5 spent the afternoon looking at the topic of cyberbullying. The class were very engaged in discussion. We looked at some case studies and a dilemma that the children in the video faced. As a class, year 5 contributed ideas and wrote a piece about what advice they would give to someone who was being cyberbullied.

Mya said “If you are sacred of bullies, they feed off fear and they will bully more.”

Video: Explosive experiments

Last week, the Kestrels were lucky enough to take part in an “Explosions week” where the children learned all about how to make explosions by creating different chemical reactions using household items. The items we used were fizzy drinks, bicarbonate soda, vinegar and mentos sweets. The class braved the really cold, wet and windy conditions and were very sensible in carrying out their explosions. Well done!

Ringing bells


In preparation for the Christmas carol concert, Mr Gill has been teaching year how to ring bells to create traditional Christmas carols. Year 5 have been doing extremely well and the carols are sounding fantastic already! It has been important to concentrate and know when to play your bell at precise moments.

Year 5 have demonstrated this well and show they can tricky instructions in these Music lessons. They have been learning Silent Night and Away in a Manger. It’s a great way to end the week!


Today Year 5 having been looking at kindness in their PSHE lesson.

As part of anti-bullying week we have discussed developing positive attitudes.

We looked at the different groups that we belong to: friendship, school, community, family and faith groups.

These all have such a positive influence on our daily lives.

Year 5 had some wonderful discussion points!

DSCF5417 show kindness chart


In this week’s topic, the Kestrels started to look at mountains. The class were shown by Mr Johnston, the three main ways in which mountains are formed. These are called dome, fault block and fold. After Mr Johnston taught the class about each mountain, the children were expected to draw and describe how they were created. This is a picture of Joshua Black’s work.