Kestrel Class - Year 3 & Year 4 2023 - 2024

Mrs Reece

Mrs Riley

Following the completion of my Law degree in 2017, I emigrated to Washington DC with my husband where I practiced insurance law for several years before making the decision that I would like a more fulfilling career.

My journey to become a teacher began at Exeter University where I completed my PGCE alongside School's Direct where I was fortunate enough to train with a small Church of England primary school in rural Devon. I grew up in rural Shropshire and made the decision that this is where I wanted to make a difference to children and their families. My first teaching position was at another Shropshire school where I was their intervention teacher. However I quickly realised that I wanted my own class which is what led me to Newtown.

Miss Egerton-Morris

Welcome back to Summer Term 2024! 

We are excited to start this new term with you. As the weather is getting warmer and drier, we hope to bring you more exciting challenges and adventures both inside and outside the classroom.

In our English lessons, we will begin by exploring the magical story of 'Starbird'. The story is about love, freedom, and the wisdom of children. We will delve into the themes of the story and analyze its characters' motivations and actions. We will also have weekly spelling tests. New spellings will also be given on Fridays. Homework will be assigned on Tuesdays and due the following Monday. We strongly recommend that your child practices times tables on Times Table Rockstars daily to improve their numeracy skills.

Reading is fundamental to education, and we want to encourage pupils to read at home for at least five minutes every day. We believe that reading every day can have a significant impact on a child's academic achievement. Keeping a record of each reading session in the Home School Journal and bringing it to school every day will help your child keep track of their progress.

Power Maths is now fully integrated into our curriculum, helping children to develop fluency and deep conceptual understanding. We will continue to have weekly arithmetic tests every Monday, and their progress will be recorded in their Home School Journals.

There will be additional times table tests during the week. These tests will help your child improve their mental arithmetic ability, which is essential for mathematical problem-solving.

In our wider curriculum subjects, we will start by exploring the impact of Pentecost after Jesus left in our RE lessons. In Geography, we will focus on Weather and Water, exploring different weather patterns and how they affect the environment. In Science, we will explore our 'Amazing Bodies' and learn about the different systems that make up the human body. We will also learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise. In Art and Design, children will learn and develop the formal elements of art, including pattern, texture, and tone. They will create repeated printed patterns using everyday objects, take rubbings using different media, and learn how to make their drawings three-dimensional.

In Computing, we will be looking at photo editing, learning how to use photo editing software to manipulate images. In MFL, we will focus on Food in a French market, learning how to order food and drink in a French market. We will also play the ukulele with Mr. Kitcher in our weekly music lessons, learning different chords and melodies to play our favourite songs.

We hope that these exciting activities will help our pupils develop their creative skills and continue to broaden their horizons.

For more information on our curriculum and schedule, please visit our Curriculum Page on the website. 

Key Information for  Autumn Term 

  • Children should wear full uniform and black school shoes each day.
  • Our PE sessions will be on a Monday and Thursday.  Children are required attend school in their new school PE kits.
  • Children should bring a water bottle everyday.
  • Children do not need to bring pencil cases or other personal items to school. 
  • Please label all clothing and personal items to avoid the loss of property.

If you have questions or queries please see us at the start or end of the school day or email [email protected]

To find out more about who will be teaching the class click on our 'Meet The Teaching Team' page.

We are really looking forward to sharing another wonderful term with you all and don;t forget to follow what goes on in our school on our Class Dojo page!


Miss Egerton-Morris and Mrs Reece. 


'Let your light shine' encapsulates the school's commitment to provide an enriching education which is deep and broad.




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