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Hauxton Primary School

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Welcome to Kestrel!


Your class teacher is Miss Parks and your TA is Mrs Denton.



It's a brand new year and it is going to be a fantastic one!  


Our first topic is "What did the Romans do for us?"  The children will be exploring the rise of the Roman empire and what it was like in Roman Britain. It's a great topic to get involved in, full of model-making, rebellions, exotic food and of course, a lot of study of the arts!



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  • P.E will be on Thursday and Friday afternoons.
  • Each child needs both an indoor and outdoor PE kit, to be kept in school all week:
    • Indoor: Plain white t-shirt, plain black shorts or bottoms.  
    • Outdoor: Plain white t-shirt, a long sleeved jumper, plain black long bottoms, trainers and spare socks for children in tights.
  • A water bottle is required every day. The children are welcome to leave their bottles in school during the week, to refill at the fountain.  The children are not permitted to drink squash or juice from these bottles.
  • Spelling tests will be on Fridays. It is vital that your child practices a little bit every day.
  • Please ensure homework is handed in every single week. The deadline is Thursday morning. 



Homework, Topic Webs and Letters

Methods of calculation

What have we got up to?





Here is a reminder of the expectations, when learning multiplication tables:


By the end of year 2, they should know their 2x, 5x and 10x table.

By the end of year 3, they should know their 3x, 4x, 6x and 11x table

By the end of year 4, they should know their 7x, 8x, 9x, and 12x table.


Please, please help your child to learn their times tables. Knowing these by heart and being able to recall them quickly is invaluable to their learning. It helps them to progress more quickly with problem solving and multiplying and dividing larger numbers.




We are beginning Autumn term by looking at the work of Michael Foreman, a fantastic children's author.  The children will analyse his books and try to recreate his writing style by writing stories of their own.


The book we are working from is called, "I'll take you to Mrs Cole!"


History and Geography


Our first topic this year is "What did the Romans do for us?"


This will take us up to Christmas - there's a lot to study!



In Art, the children will have a look at capturing facial expressions on the page, in clay and we hope to create our own Roman statues!





On Thursdays the children will be working with Premier Sport while on Friday afternoons, I will work with them on recreating Roman dances and choreographing our own!