Our first topic of the year is 'Location, Location, Location'. We are learning about Spain.

Welcome to Kestrels! 

Year 5 and 6

Class teacher: Mrs Sida

Supported by Ms Martin and Mrs Horn


We hope you enjoy reading our page, where we will be sharing what we are learning with you.

Below is our Autumn term 1 curriculum overview and class reminders - please make sure that you read these two important documents so that you know what is happening this term in Kestrels class. Thank you!

Home learning

If you are learning from home this week, please use the activities on the sheet attached below, which follow as closely as possible what we are learning in class. As far as possible you should try and follow our class timetable, which I have also attached. If you have any problems accessing the activities or need help with any of the work please email me and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible (although please remember I am teaching the rest of Kestrels in class all day too!) 

Maths games and activities:

If there is anything in maths that you want to learn more about or go over at home, this website has some really great videos that explain maths concepts, as well as quizzes and activities to help you:

Maths is Fun

Use these games to improve your fractions, decimals and percentages:

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages games

Here are some links to online games that will help you with your place value, ordering and rounding, and with your times tables. Remember you all need to know your tables so get practising!

Topmarks dartboard rounding 

Hit the Button

Grand Prix times tables

Daily ten maths challenge

Place value mystery numbers

For all areas of maths you can use the following websites:

Topmarks maths games 

BBC Bitesize

Primary Homework Help

Other learning websites:

The following websites have fantastic resources  for all areas of the curriculum:


BBC Bitesize


Kestrels are bloggers!

Kestrels were busy updating the class blog before school closure, and also used the blog as a way of keeping in touch when school was closed - book club enjoyed their virtual meetings before Easter.

Please comment on our stories - but remember, be polite and considerate to others in the comments that you make. Hopefully we will now continue our blog to keep you updated on all the latest Kestrels news.

Here is the link:


Online Safety

Keeping safe online is really important, especially when you start to use social media and gaming sites as you get older. If you would like to access the Cyber Cafe from home, here is the link:


Here is the link to the 'Band Runner' game that some of you played in class:


If you would like to watch the video about Becky and Simon and talk about it with your family at home here it is: