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Cockerham Parochial

Church of England Primary School

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Kestrel Class

Kestrel Class comprises of Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils in a morning and Year 5 and 6 pupils in an afternoon. The children make excellent progress under the guidance of Mrs Olley, supported by Mrs Green.


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. 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 4, 5 and 6 will be going swimming on a Thursday morning.


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. 


If you have any concerns or questions throughout the year, please feel free to contact me.





On a Friday, the children in years 4, 5 and 6 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 in addition to a piece of spelling homework. 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. 


Homework and spellings can be found on the Year group pages, follow the link for your year group below:

Summer Term 1 Curriculum Overview 2023-24

Autumn Term Learning 2023-24

Year 5 and 6 have been learning about Rivers and Canals in their Geography this half Term. We have been learning about how canals were built over 200 years ago and why they were built. Here are some pictures of us making our own canals in groups. 


This week we had a visit from the NHS who taught us all about the different job roles and responsibilities of the NHS. We took part in lots of different activities. 



This Week we took part in First Aid training. We learned how to put people in the recovery position, how to help someone who may be choking and we even learned how to do CPR correctly. 


Welly Walk

We went on a class welly walk to Church looking at the nature and describing what we could see around us. We then wrote poetry and created our own water colour paintings of our walk, which we displayed outside our classroom.



In Science, we have been learning about how blood travels around our bodies. We then created explanation texts to show our understanding. We looked at how our hearts work and how to keep our bodies healthy. In groups we presented a 'Health Road Show' presentation.


Design Technology- Making Soup


Welly Wednesday


Making an Advent Wreaths

 Year 6 made an advent wreath for our class worship table.


PE Team Building Games 



Spring Term Learning


Design Technology- Designing, making and evaluating electrical toys

World Book Week 2024

Bowling in PE

Year 6 Super Stars

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