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Cockerham Parochial

Church of England Primary School

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Kestrel Class

Kestrel Class comprises of Year 5 and 6 pupils who make excellent progress under the guidance of Mrs Olley, supported by Mrs Foy.


Activities are planned so that the children enjoy a rich and diverse curriculum with a vast range of activities which are carefully tailored to children's needs and interests. Reading, Writing and Mathematics are given high priority, and children achieve well above the national average by the time they leave Year 6, with a high proportion of children achieving expected or above in all subjects.


P.E. lessons will take place on a Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon. Please ensure the children have their  P.E. kit and trainers on those days, ensuring all clothing items are clearly named. The children will engage in a range of activities throughout the year including invasion games, athletics, gymnastics and dance. Year 5 currently go swimming on a Friday afternoon.


We have worship every day. This is led by Mrs Hutchins, Reverend Gary, staff from school or sometimes our worship team. This is a lovely time for us all to sing, pray, learn about our Christian values, local and global events and to share ideas and have time to reflect. Sometimes worship is in the hall with the whole school or sometimes it is in our class groups. We say a prayer at lunch time and at the end of the school day. 


We love reading at Cockerham School. We cannot emphasise enough the importance of sharing books together.  The children will bring a reading book home. The expectation is to read at least 3 times a week in order to develop their fluency and comprehension skills. Maths and English homework is sent home every Friday. This should be returned by the following Friday. Spellings will also be given out and tested every Friday. 






Autumn 1 curriculum overview 2022



On a Friday, the children will come home with a piece of Maths homework linked to the topic that they have been working on that week in class. The children will also have an English task to complete, this could be based on a particular grammar focus, a spelling focus or a short writing activity. Children will have a weekly set of spellings to learn. Year 6 may be given some extra revision/consolidation activities to prepare them for the Key Stage Assessments.


Homework is sent home on a Friday to be returned by the following Friday. 



Autumn Term Learning


In Kestrels, we have been writing newspaper articles on King Charles III becoming King. These will be displayed in our school corridor. As part of the display, Ted has created a portrait of the King. Just look at this fantastic piece of art.



On the 30th November Kestrels went to Church to take part in a Holy Communion service led by Reverend Gary.  

Kestrels have been busy in Design Technology. The children have been planning and designing their own Christmas inspired scones for the Christmas fair. They prepared and cooked the scones to perfection. 

In Art we researched Greek pots. We designed and made our own Greek pots from clay and used Greek patterns and images to complete our designs.

In Science we have been learning about Earth and Space. We created some models to help us to understand the different phases of the Moon. 

Spring Term Learning

5th January 2023

Today we learned all about Kestrels and owls. We all had the opportunity to hold a Kestrel, some of us had to be brave and show courage.