Hello world!

Welcome to Kestrels’ class blog! We look forward to telling the whole world about the exciting things we do at our school! We are a Year 3 class at a primary school in Birmingham, UK.

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Assembly Songs To Practice

Song one- all the song

Song two- up to 56 seconds

Song three- 29 seconds till 1 minute 33 seconds

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Banner Winner

This half term banner winner is Haiqa. Well done!

From Miss Davies and Miss Bansal.

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The Fantastic River Cole

In the morning, we went to the local train station and caught the train to Yardley Wood. Here, we then made our way to the Dingles, where we arrived at the River Cole!

It was hotter than being in a desert, once we got out of the train and it was even hotter after the 5 minutes walk down to the Dingles. Here, we had a little snack as the walk down was treacherous (or so it seemed at the time…)

Next, we strolled along the river bank, looking down, we were so surprised to see that the water was shallow! We thought it might be a bit deeper… Oh well! It was ok because at least we could see the fish!

Then we finally had some lunch, boy were we starved! We played rounders, parachutes and races and laughed until our tummies hurt! What a day! We finished the day with a calm reading session… bliss! Finally, it was home time!

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The Rivers Adventure

First the adventure  starts with the River source. Next, it forms a narrow strip of water. Then, it meets the tributary which winds to the twisty meander and creates a tranquil water fall. Finally, it releases into a river mouth and gets sent to the sea.

If you want to learn more please listen to this song.

 

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The River Journey

The Amazon river is the 2nd longest river in the world.

First, the Amazon river starts from the source. Next, it meets the tributary. Then, you arrive at the meander.After that, it goes down the water-fall. Finally, it enters the river mouth.

Year 3 made models showing the river’s journey.

 By Ameen, Hamdi and Harun.

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Amazon River!

The Amazon river is located in South America. It runs through Guyana,Ecuador,Venezuela,Bolivia,Brazil,Colombia and Peru. The length of the Amazon river is approximately 6400 kilometres (400 miles).During the wet season,the Amazon can reach over 190 kilometres (120 miles) in width. The Amazon river is by the Amazon Forest.

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The Amazon River Facts

The Amazon river is 4,000 miles and 6,400 kilometers long .

Some of the animals in the Amazon river are pink river dolphins and the world’s largest snake waiting for its prey .

Did you know that the Amazon river ends in South America ?
Approximately 20%of all fresh water goes into the incredible, humongous river .

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Rapid Rivers

Wow! This week Kestrels have been working so hard on their amazing 3D river model. Look at what they have produced!

 

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Superstar Homework

Look at Haiqa’s amazing homework! Well done!

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Banner Competition Winner

Well done Safiya for winning our class banner competition!

From Miss Davies and Miss Bansal.

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Hi Miss Davies I have had a little bit of a boring weekend but I have seen your messages but me and my family can speak in different languages. I speak in Spanish. My sister Janet can speak in french my sister Malaka can speak in Arabic my mom can speak in Pashto and my dad can speak in English . Love from Sanam.

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What I Did So Far In The Holiday

First I played all  day but then I slept at Abdi’s house for three nights in a row. After that I went home and thought that I wish I was in school but then my sister told me that I’m bored so I should just do something so I went park. I played this football game it’s called tough ball you tackle the ball its best if you play on grass.

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Happy Easter

Hi Kestrels,

How is your Easter holiday going? What have you been doing?

I have not long got back from Spain and now I am spending the week in Liverpool with all my family!

I am excited to hear what all of you have been doing.

Miss Davies.

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Well done Gabriela for winning our banner competition for heroes and villains! It is on our blog for everyone to see.

From Miss Davies and Miss Bansal

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Haiqa’s Speech

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Haifa’s Speech

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Aisha’s Speech

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Madina’s Speech

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T4W Class Work

First, the village man James was rushing like the wind to the life taking battle ground. The concrete pushed it’s self into his feet like thorns and vampires. He had to camouflage into the ditch that was as black as dark space and night. Next he was breathe taken when he found himself in front of an unconscious looking corpse. He though he was from the ancient stone age but little did he know that this was an alive royal king which injustice was done with. He slowly and cautiously took the ramshackle bag off and found the king. He was aghast yet joyous with the consequences and the circumstances. He went to take the king back to his destiny. He was known as a mystery……

By Madina

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Together Everyone Achieves More!

Our class goal this term is to be able to work well in groups. We understand that team work is important but it does take many skills to be successful!

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Going For Goal

Kestrels have carefully considered an individual goal that they would like to achieve before the end of the year!

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Superstar Volcano Work

Wow, look at Ameen’s fantastic topic work! We conducted an experiment with coke and mentos to create an explosion. Ameen has linked this experiment to the features of a volcano.

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The Magnificent Mosaics

First, we had to think of an eye popping design using the best of our imagination!Next, we thought about where the mosaics will go on our piece of paper.After that , we stuck down the paper mosaics down.Finally,we completed our final design and used real mosaics.

We were so proud of our work and progress ! Please look at the pictures below-

By Ameen,Madina,Abdirahman,Hamzah and Aqsaa.

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Banner Winner!

Congratulations Madina for winning the banner competition for Tremors. You have named some famous volcanoes and added a lovely sparkle.

From Miss Davies, Mrs Gaston and Miss Guntrip.

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A Portal into Another World

We experienced a google expedition. We looked into the headset and saw the ancient Roman world. We saw rusty, old castles and busy towns. We entered the colosseum. Romans went to see the theatre. It was an exciting, special and Joyous experience.

By Safiya, Aisha, Athika, Farman and Shahzaib.

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The Mind Blowing ID Tag

Guess what we made?

We made amazing ID tags. We engraved our names and date of birth which was in Roman numerals.

Kestrels created delicate and precious identification tags.

Look at the pictures below.

By Aiza, Gabriela, Haifa and Amaan.

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Step into Rome

This week on Tuesday, Kestrels had their wow day! We had Roman names for the whole day. Some of these names were Floriana, Felix, Aquafina, Caseus and Marcella. We felt aghast! We sang and danced to a song called like a Roman.

By Haiqa, Amina, Ibrahim, Adnan, Khurram and Sadia.

 

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Sing Along Topic Song

This is one of our topic songs. Kestrel’s absolutely love it!

Listen to it and see what you think. 🙂

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Oh-oh-Volcano

Wow! Look at Gabriela’s volcano homework!

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Art-tastic!

Kestrels have done a lot of art in the last two weeks. Last week we worked so hard to make mosaic predators. This was a fantastic end to our predators topic! Have a look at the children’s amazing work!

 

 

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Diversity Brings Colour To Our Lives!

In class this week we watched the crayon box that talked. We created our own class crayon box to celebrate our differences. Look at the children’s wonderful crayons! A big thank you to Mrs Gaston for creating our crayon box.

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Here are a few examples of the children’s work that they wrote on their crayons:

The things that make me different are that I speak Urdu and English. My family are from Pakistan.

By Haiqa.

What makes me unique is that I speak Pashto and I am a Muslim. When I grow up I want to be a teacher.

By Madina.

The things that make me different are my clothes and also I am from France.

By Safiya.

I am from Romania, so I speak English and Romanian. I have no religion. I really want to be a teacher.

By Gabriela.

The thing that make me unique are that I am from England and I speak only English.

By Aisha.

I am from Belgium. My mum and dad are from Somalia.

By Hamdi.

What makes me unique is that my mum comes from Holland and my dad comes from Somalia

By Abdirahman.

It is important to celebrate our differences!

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It’s cool to be kind!

Anti-bullying Week.

14-18 November 2016.

The children have listened to a few songs this week and this is their favorite one. It is all about friendship.

Enjoy!

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Octopus

Habitat

Deep in the ocean in the coral reefs.

Diet

It eats fish.

Appearance

It looks smart and spotty.

Behaviour

They sleep during the night.

Guess what? Octopuses have blue blood!

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Cone Snail

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They have hard and slippery shells. They look colourful too.

Habitat

They live in India and the Pacific Ocean.

Diet

They are carnivores.

Behaviour

They live in group of 3 and sleep in winter and summer.

Did you know that the cone snail’s eyes are 4 cm long?

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Kestrels

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It is chestnut brown like a dead leaf and they have black streaks on them. They have little eyes.

Behaviour

They are not nocturnal. You shouldn’t be scared of kestrels because they won’t harm you.

Diet

They eat earthworms, insects, scorpions, small reptiles, birds and small mammals like bats.

Habitat

Their nests are in trees, cliffs, buildings and other structures.

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Kestrel

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Appearance

They have light chestnut brown feathers and they have black streaks on them.

Diet

Kestrels eat insects,scorpions,earthworms,small reptiles,birds and small mammals like bats.

Habitat

It lives in different and varied environments. Their nests are in trees, cliff, buildings and other structures.

Guess what? Kestrels have remarkable eyesight and can hunt until it is nearly pitch black!

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I just can’t wait to be king!

In our Talk for Writing we have learnt a section from The Lion King. We have also started to learn this wonderful song.

The children have asked for it to be on their blog for everyone to access.

Enjoy!

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Cold Kestrels

This week Kestrels have done some excellent work in the garden with Martin. It was a chilly morning but this did not stop the Kestrels from carefully planting. Well done to you all. I can not wait to see the final product!

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E-Safety Week!

In Kestrels class we have had a wonderful lesson all about E-Safety! We designed posters to give advice to others on how to stay safe online. Look at Maryam’s fantastic poster.

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WOW DAY!

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Look at our fantastic predator masks!

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Half Term!

Hi Kestrels,

I hope you have all had a lovely time off. My little sisters came to Birmingham for the first time. They loved it, especially the zorbing! I also went back to Liverpool to see my family.

What have you all done this week? I would love to hear about it.

From,

Miss Davies.

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Black History Month: Ruby Bridges

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Poster by Aiza

Here in Kestrels, we have been creating posters celebrating Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all-white school. Who have you been learning about at your school for Black History Month?

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More information about the Ancient Greeks

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Thank you for writing Miss Wenton-Pedder. We have been learning about Ancient Greeks including Athena. Her symbols include the owl and the olive tree. Athena has a luscious, beautiful rose and sunflower crown. She has a cuddly, fluffy owl. Athena was an expert at art and war. She is really pretty.

Did you know?

Athena was the goddess of wisdom. She was skilled in lots of things and helped heroes such as Odysseus.

by Haifa

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Green-fingered Kestrels!

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First Martin had to show us how to pull weeds. He said “don’t pull them from the top, pull them from the bottom, because then the roots will grow again.” It took some time and mistakes but we learn from our mistakes don’t we.Then our team and team work  was all  handy we did  it together and Marten said  well done  and perfect.Then went to a very hard  one with loads  of  slugs and  mini beasts. we finished it and had  a good treat.

by Madina

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Making Mythical Creatures

Hello Miss Monk, I heard you like art. My whole class have been making fantastic art would you like to see our mythical creatures?

Step 1: We drew an animal thinking about size, shape, pattern, detail, and texture.

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Step 2:My whole table put our 8 animals together to make one animal.

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Step 3: We made the different sections of our animals from clay.

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Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed it. Step 4 and 5 still to come!

By Amaan.

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A tiger

A tiger can eat wild boar meat.It has fur all around its body so it doesn’t get cold when it is cold outside.Tigers live in Asia.They smell strong of buttered popcorn. They sound fierce and have sharp teeth that are as sharp as a knife.Some tigers are white.They have red tongues like we have but they are a bit long.

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The girl who lost her name

There was once a girl who lost her name .One day she awoke in amazement and looked on her wall and found no name!She got up and looked all around her room then she peered under her bed and found a trail then,she followed were it lead to.On the way she found a raspberry. She felt hungry and decided to eat one it was nice, so she had some more.After she had finished she carried on walking to find her name that was lost but still didn’t find it!She went on until she found her name! She was so excited that she had found her name.When she got home she went to bed.Her mum came and said “Night night Lilly”And gave her a kiss on her cheek.

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Super Shapes

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Look at some of the fantastic work that two of our children have done at home inspired by our Maths lesson on shapes! Well done Maryam and Amina!

 

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What is she famous for?
Because she was the first black child to desegregate the all-white William Fragrant Elementary school.
Where and when was she born?
She was born in Mississppi on 8th september 1954.
What was her family and background like?
When she was 4 years old the family relocated to New Orleans Louisiana. Her parents were sharecroppers meaning they farmed the land but didn’t own it. Ruby lived in a small apartment where she shared a bedroom with her sister and two younger brothers. Her father worked at a gas station and her mother worked night job to help make ends meet. Ruby had fun playing with her friends in New Orleans.

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