Pawlett Primary School Academy Gaunts Road, Pawlett, Bridgwater TA6 4SB
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Term 5 Kestrel Class

Monday 15th April

Welcome back! 


This term we will be working on The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. A literary classic that will develop the children’s understanding of narrative writing, language, and discussion skills. We will be studying ‘fairy tale’ formats and comparing The Iron Man to stories like ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. The children will be working hard to develop their use of adventurous vocabulary and more complex, extending sentence structures.

Our Class read aloud is: The Wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo


This term we will be consolidating our tables learning with work on inverses and division. Using a variety of models the children will be sharing numbers and objects into groups independently, and establishing the accompanying number facts.

The children will continue working on their Daily 10 as well as additional arithmetic work. The ever-popular TT Rock Stars will also continue with mixed tables. The 55 Club continues apace.


Learning Theme – What is electricity?

We will be studying how it is made, harnessed, and used. We will learn about conductors, generators, creative systems like solar and wind and we will be making our own circuits.



This term we are learning about pneumatic systems and we will be planning our own pneumatic toys.

Take a look at some of the exciting pneumatic toys that our Kestrels have already made!


We have been learning about complete and incomplete circuits, we made a light bulb works, a fan fly and an alarm sound. It’s been great fun!


We are looking at ballads like David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ and learning about tempo, tone, chorus, and stanzas. We will also be developing our performance skills by learning elements and performing them with actions, voice, and style!


We will be thinking more about how we communicate with God which will include prayer and actions.


Our topic this term is Family and Friendships, how to help achieve a happy home and friendships that celebrate who we are.

PE (Mondays and Fridays)

We will be playing games like Quick Cricket with Mr Moore and focussing on physical skill development through games and activities to improve core skills like sending and receiving.

Outdoor Learning 

The children will be working outside across the curriculum, as much as the glorious Summer weather will allow..

Here is to another fantastic term together Kestrel class!