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Hello Kestrels! 

September 2018

Week 1

3.9.18 - Fun and games with the parachute :)

3.9.18 - Fun and games with the parachute :)  1 L1 H&K during Music and Movement

6.9.18 - A creative afternoon of sponge painting and decorating biscuits :)

6.9.18 - A creative afternoon of sponge painting and decorating biscuits :)  1 Asal
6.9.18 - A creative afternoon of sponge painting and decorating biscuits :)  2 Tiyi & Temikemi
6.9.18 - A creative afternoon of sponge painting and decorating biscuits :)  3 Hammad and Sofia
6.9.18 - A creative afternoon of sponge painting and decorating biscuits :)  4 Callum
6.9.18 - A creative afternoon of sponge painting and decorating biscuits :)  5 Howard, Tiyi & Sofia
6.9.18 - A creative afternoon of sponge painting and decorating biscuits :)  6 Finished designs - smiley faces :)

7.9.18 - Paddington's 'Marmalade' Picnic with the L1 Hawks :)

7.9.18 - Paddington's 'Marmalade' Picnic with the L1 Hawks :) 1 Liza & Sofia
7.9.18 - Paddington's 'Marmalade' Picnic with the L1 Hawks :) 2 A big group story time...
7.9.18 - Paddington's 'Marmalade' Picnic with the L1 Hawks :) 3 Callum
7.9.18 - Paddington's 'Marmalade' Picnic with the L1 Hawks :) 4 and the story continues...
7.9.18 - Paddington's 'Marmalade' Picnic with the L1 Hawks :) 5 Temikemi
7.9.18 - Paddington's 'Marmalade' Picnic with the L1 Hawks :) 6 Mrs Fenning - sandwich maker!
7.9.18 - Paddington's 'Marmalade' Picnic with the L1 Hawks :) 7 Howard & Tiyi
7.9.18 - Paddington's 'Marmalade' Picnic with the L1 Hawks :) 8 Abi & Asal

Week 2

13.9.18 - French Food Tasting... yummy croissants with jam and chocolate brioche!

13.9.18 - French Food Tasting... yummy croissants with jam and chocolate brioche! 1 Sofia loves the croissant with jam!
13.9.18 - French Food Tasting... yummy croissants with jam and chocolate brioche! 2 Hammad is not quite sure...
13.9.18 - French Food Tasting... yummy croissants with jam and chocolate brioche! 3 Smiles all round from Avneet and Abi :)

14.9.18 - Exploring and ordering the Numicon tiles 1-10

14.9.18 - Exploring and ordering the Numicon tiles 1-10 1 Asal
14.9.18 - Exploring and ordering the Numicon tiles 1-10 2 Tiyi

Week 3

17.9.18 - Congratulations to Sofia and Hammad on receiving their very first Merit badge from Mrs Birtwell :)

17.9.18 - Congratulations to Sofia and Hammad on receiving their very first Merit badge from Mrs Birtwell :)   1 10+ stars earned for great work & behaviour!

19.9.18 - Scarecrow making...end results to follow!

Week 4 

24.9.18 - Congratulations to Liza, Tiyi, Sami, Temikemi, Avneet, Callum and Abi on receiving a merit badge today :)

24.9.18 - Congratulations to Liza, Tiyi, Sami, Temikemi, Avneet, Callum and Abi on receiving a merit badge today :) 1 10+ stars earned for good work and behaviour!

25.9.18 - Outdoor Games with the Pre-School :) We are getting good at working as a team!

25.9.18 - Outdoor Games with the Pre-School :) We are getting good at working as a team! 1 We are lined up and ready...
25.9.18 - Outdoor Games with the Pre-School :) We are getting good at working as a team! 2 go team go!

26.9.18 - We put our scarecrows in the sunshine of the Sensory Garden today :) Don't they look wonderful?!!

26.9.18 - We put our scarecrows in the sunshine of the Sensory Garden today :) Don't they look wonderful?!! 1

Check out a few of our amazing scarecrow designs...

Check out a few of our amazing scarecrow designs... 1 Tiyi
Check out a few of our amazing scarecrow designs... 2 Liza
Check out a few of our amazing scarecrow designs... 3 Callum
Check out a few of our amazing scarecrow designs... 4 Abi
Check out a few of our amazing scarecrow designs... 5 Avneet
Check out a few of our amazing scarecrow designs... 6 Hammad

26.9.18 - Fish tasting (sardines, pilchards, tuna, mackerel, salmon & prawn crackers) - it was a smelly afternoon!!

27.9.18 - Fun at gardening club - Howard, Avneet, Sofia & Abi working as a team to de-weed the flower beds :)

27.9.18 - Fun at gardening club - Howard, Avneet, Sofia & Abi working as a team to de-weed the flower beds :) 1
27.9.18 - Fun at gardening club - Howard, Avneet, Sofia & Abi working as a team to de-weed the flower beds :) 2
27.9.18 - Fun at gardening club - Howard, Avneet, Sofia & Abi working as a team to de-weed the flower beds :) 3
27.9.18 - Fun at gardening club - Howard, Avneet, Sofia & Abi working as a team to de-weed the flower beds :) 4

October 2018

Week 5 

1.10.18 - A big THANK YOU to all the parents who came along to share in our Harvest Service at St Mary's church. All of your kind donations of food, flowers and biscuits will be gratefully received by the Gravesham Food Bank and elderly members of our local community.

1.10.18 - A big THANK YOU to all the parents who came along to share in our Harvest Service at St Mary's church. All of your kind donations of food, flowers and biscuits will be gratefully received by the Gravesham Food Bank and elderly members of our local community.    1
1.10.18 - A big THANK YOU to all the parents who came along to share in our Harvest Service at St Mary's church. All of your kind donations of food, flowers and biscuits will be gratefully received by the Gravesham Food Bank and elderly members of our local community.    2

AT 'Target Tree' - Can you spot the lovely, leafy hedgehogs from the Lower School Art Club too?!!

AT 'Target Tree' - Can you spot the lovely, leafy hedgehogs from the Lower School Art Club too?!! 1 Target Tree (in the school hall)

A few targets from Kestrels class...

A few targets from Kestrels class...  1 Temikemi's Target
A few targets from Kestrels class...  2 Elizabeth's Target
A few targets from Kestrels class...  3 Callum's Target

2.10.18 - Funky Fingers training time: letter formation with icing on biscuits :)

2.10.18 - Funky Fingers training time: letter formation with icing on biscuits :)  1 Hammad - the letter 'c'
2.10.18 - Funky Fingers training time: letter formation with icing on biscuits :)  2 Sofia - the letter 'k'

3.10,18 - Crusty and Tiny the Tortoises came to visit us!!!

3.10,18 - Crusty and Tiny the Tortoises came to visit us!!!  1 Callum with Crusty & Tiny
3.10,18 - Crusty and Tiny the Tortoises came to visit us!!!  2 Temikemi feeding Tiny the Tortoise

Week 6 

Indoor PE - Large apparatus session :)

Take a look at our amazing art work...what natural objects have we used?

Take a look at our amazing art work...what natural objects have we used?  1 Art by Hammad, Howard & Tiyi
Take a look at our amazing art work...what natural objects have we used?  2 Art by Abi & Sofia
Take a look at our amazing art work...what natural objects have we used?  3 Art by Sami
Take a look at our amazing art work...what natural objects have we used?  4 Art by Josie, Liza & Temikemi
Take a look at our amazing art work...what natural objects have we used?  5 Art by Callum & Sami
Take a look at our amazing art work...what natural objects have we used?  6 Art by Avneet & Asal

9.10.18 - L1 H&K plus the P/S visited Pizza Express in Rochester - CHECK OUT OUR PICTURES ON THE CLASS TAB!

9.10.18 - L1 H&K plus the P/S visited Pizza Express in Rochester - CHECK OUT OUR PICTURES ON THE CLASS TAB! 1

Week 7

Welcome back everyone! We hope you have all had a restful half term :) The weather has certainly turned now with the darker evenings so remember to wrap up warm!

Welcome back everyone! We hope you have all had a restful half term :) The weather has certainly turned now with the darker evenings so remember to wrap up warm!  1 Have fun...
Welcome back everyone! We hope you have all had a restful half term :) The weather has certainly turned now with the darker evenings so remember to wrap up warm!  2 and stay safe!!!!

31.10.18 - We ALL enjoyed the pumpkin carving with the Hawks!!!!

31.10.18 - We ALL enjoyed the pumpkin carving with the Hawks!!!! 1 Avneet, Abi & Sofia
31.10.18 - We ALL enjoyed the pumpkin carving with the Hawks!!!! 2 Tiyi, Howard & Temikemi
31.10.18 - We ALL enjoyed the pumpkin carving with the Hawks!!!! 3 Asal, Liza & Hammad

31.10.18 - Indoor PE with the large apparatus :)

31.10.18 - Indoor PE with the large apparatus :) 1 Howard climbing the wooden ladder
31.10.18 - Indoor PE with the large apparatus :) 2 Abi & Sofia take a spin on the bar!
31.10.18 - Indoor PE with the large apparatus :) 3 Well done girls :)
31.10.18 - Indoor PE with the large apparatus :) 4 Next Abi slides...
31.10.18 - Indoor PE with the large apparatus :) 5 & Sofia climbs!
31.10.18 - Indoor PE with the large apparatus :) 6 Tiyi & Temikemi experiment with jumping!
31.10.18 - Indoor PE with the large apparatus :) 7 Look at Avneet's determination!
31.10.18 - Indoor PE with the large apparatus :) 8 Callum's big jump :)
31.10.18 - Indoor PE with the large apparatus :) 9 Callum wanted to climb to the very top!

November 2018

2.11.18 - Communication Group Challenge with Mr Diedo: Making a tower out of cards! How did we do?

2.11.18 - Communication Group Challenge with Mr Diedo: Making a tower out of cards! How did we do? 1 The frustration stage!
2.11.18 - Communication Group Challenge with Mr Diedo: Making a tower out of cards! How did we do? 2 And Howard's beginning to get the idea...
2.11.18 - Communication Group Challenge with Mr Diedo: Making a tower out of cards! How did we do? 3 keep going, keep going...
2.11.18 - Communication Group Challenge with Mr Diedo: Making a tower out of cards! How did we do? 4 Callum carries it on...
2.11.18 - Communication Group Challenge with Mr Diedo: Making a tower out of cards! How did we do? 5 Yes...our tower is complete!!!!

Week 8

8.11.18 - Forest School was rather chilly today but the children still enjoyed free play, making flames and stick play :)

8.11.18 - Forest School was rather chilly today but the children still enjoyed free play, making flames and stick play :) 1 Base camp with canopy
8.11.18 - Forest School was rather chilly today but the children still enjoyed free play, making flames and stick play :) 2 Making flames
8.11.18 - Forest School was rather chilly today but the children still enjoyed free play, making flames and stick play :) 3 Team work
8.11.18 - Forest School was rather chilly today but the children still enjoyed free play, making flames and stick play :) 4 Free play
8.11.18 - Forest School was rather chilly today but the children still enjoyed free play, making flames and stick play :) 5 Having fun!
8.11.18 - Forest School was rather chilly today but the children still enjoyed free play, making flames and stick play :) 6 Exploration
8.11.18 - Forest School was rather chilly today but the children still enjoyed free play, making flames and stick play :) 7 Gruffalo time...
8.11.18 - Forest School was rather chilly today but the children still enjoyed free play, making flames and stick play :) 8 with friends!!

9.11.18 - The girls were 'junk modelling' this morning :) They made rockets of our class display!

9.11.18 - The girls were 'junk modelling' this morning :) They made rockets of our class display! 1
9.11.18 - The girls were 'junk modelling' this morning :) They made rockets of our class display! 2

Week 9 

6th, 8th & 9th Novemeber - Our new classroom display is READY!! Take time to come and see all of the children's fabulous writing and artwork. Everyone worked incredibly hard last week :)

6th, 8th & 9th Novemeber - Our new classroom display is READY!! Take time to come and see all of the children's fabulous writing and artwork. Everyone worked incredibly hard last week :)  1 Splatter painting, 3D rockets & safety posters!

12.11.18 - Congratulations to Howard, Sofia, Tiyi, Abi, Hammad, Avneet & Asal on receiving a merit badge in assembly today!

12.11.18 - Congratulations to Howard, Sofia, Tiyi, Abi, Hammad, Avneet & Asal on receiving a merit badge in assembly today! 1

Kindness Week 

14.11.18 - The Kestrels made hand charts to track their "kind" words and actions for the week ahead! How many good deeds do you think they can do?

14.11.18 - The Kestrels made hand charts to track their "kind" words and actions for the week ahead! How many good deeds do you think they can do?  1 Asal's Chart
14.11.18 - The Kestrels made hand charts to track their "kind" words and actions for the week ahead! How many good deeds do you think they can do?  2 Tiyi's Chart
14.11.18 - The Kestrels made hand charts to track their "kind" words and actions for the week ahead! How many good deeds do you think they can do?  3 Hammad's Chart

16.9.18 - Sequencing numbers 10 - 20 & creating number values to 20. Well done girls, super team work!!

16.9.18 - Sequencing numbers 10 - 20 & creating number values to 20. Well done girls, super team work!! 1 Team 1
16.9.18 - Sequencing numbers 10 - 20 & creating number values to 20. Well done girls, super team work!! 2 Team 2
16.9.18 - Sequencing numbers 10 - 20 & creating number values to 20. Well done girls, super team work!! 3 Fast working team 1!
16.9.18 - Sequencing numbers 10 - 20 & creating number values to 20. Well done girls, super team work!! 4 Well done team 2!
16.9.18 - Sequencing numbers 10 - 20 & creating number values to 20. Well done girls, super team work!! 5 Problem solving...
16.9.18 - Sequencing numbers 10 - 20 & creating number values to 20. Well done girls, super team work!! 6 & creating numbers to 20 :)

Week 10

20.11.18 - Congratulations to Sami, Callum, Josie, Abi & Temikemi for receiving a merit badge in assembly today! 

22.11.18 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

22.11.18 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! 1
22.11.18 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! 2

Today we were so lucky to eat home-made pumpkin pies - a BIG thank you goes to Mrs Bajer! They were yummy :)

Today we were so lucky to eat home-made pumpkin pies - a BIG thank you goes to Mrs Bajer! They were yummy :) 1

We ALL love pumpkin pie!!!!!

We ALL love pumpkin pie!!!!! 1 Liza, Hammad, Callum, Avneet, Tiyi & Sopia
We ALL love pumpkin pie!!!!! 2 Temikemi, Abi, Asal & Howard

23.11.18 - Designing and making a 'house' for A Little Pig :) What fabulous creative skills were being used this morning, well done everyone!

23.11.18 - Designing and making a 'house' for A Little Pig :) What fabulous creative skills were being used this morning, well done everyone! 1 Asal's house
23.11.18 - Designing and making a 'house' for A Little Pig :) What fabulous creative skills were being used this morning, well done everyone! 2 Hammad's house
23.11.18 - Designing and making a 'house' for A Little Pig :) What fabulous creative skills were being used this morning, well done everyone! 3 Callum's house
23.11.18 - Designing and making a 'house' for A Little Pig :) What fabulous creative skills were being used this morning, well done everyone! 4 Sofia's house
23.11.18 - Designing and making a 'house' for A Little Pig :) What fabulous creative skills were being used this morning, well done everyone! 5 Liza's house
23.11.18 - Designing and making a 'house' for A Little Pig :) What fabulous creative skills were being used this morning, well done everyone! 6 Temikemi's house
23.11.18 - Designing and making a 'house' for A Little Pig :) What fabulous creative skills were being used this morning, well done everyone! 7 Howard's house
23.11.18 - Designing and making a 'house' for A Little Pig :) What fabulous creative skills were being used this morning, well done everyone! 8 Avneet's house
23.11.18 - Designing and making a 'house' for A Little Pig :) What fabulous creative skills were being used this morning, well done everyone! 9 Tiyi's house

Week 11

26.11.18 - Congratulations to Tiyi, Avneet, Liza and Asal for receiving a merit badge today!

27.11.18 - HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY at Steephill School :)

27.11.18 - HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY at Steephill School :)  1
27.11.18 - HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY at Steephill School :)  2

Well done to the L1 Kestrels for representing the following 10 countries: Australia, Canada, China, Dubai, India, Iran, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa and Spain. 

What brilliant outfits, props and flags!

Picture 1 Tiyi, Temikemi & Hammad from Nigeria
Picture 1 Avneet from Dubai
Picture 2 Howard from Australia
Picture 3 Elizabeth from China

29.11.18 - A breezy Forest School today with the Pre-School :)

29.11.18 - A breezy Forest School today with the Pre-School :) 1 Hamma's stick play
29.11.18 - A breezy Forest School today with the Pre-School :) 2 Darcey is climbing trees
29.11.18 - A breezy Forest School today with the Pre-School :) 3 Elliot is exploring
29.11.18 - A breezy Forest School today with the Pre-School :) 4 Group fun with the magnifying glasses
29.11.18 - A breezy Forest School today with the Pre-School :) 5 Creating patterns with sticks
29.11.18 - A breezy Forest School today with the Pre-School :) 6 A worm house!
29.11.18 - A breezy Forest School today with the Pre-School :) 7 Investigating
29.11.18 - A breezy Forest School today with the Pre-School :) 8 Hide & Seek
29.11.18 - A breezy Forest School today with the Pre-School :) 9 Drinks at snack time!

December 2018

Week 12

7.12.18 - This week I had the pleasure of taking the Hawks and Upper 1 to the Forest School. It was a really wet and blustery morning but the children loved it and had lots of fun! There was water collecting, mud mixing, tree climbing, imaginative play and natural soup making...what a busy time we had :)

7.18.19 - The Kestrels and Hawks danced the night away at the Lower School 'Christmas Party'. Well done to the boys who won the dance off!! :)

7.18.19 - The Kestrels and Hawks danced the night away at the Lower School 'Christmas Party'. Well done to the boys who won the dance off!! :)  1
7.18.19 - The Kestrels and Hawks danced the night away at the Lower School 'Christmas Party'. Well done to the boys who won the dance off!! :)  2

Week 13

13.12.18 - A wonderful homemade Christmas Lunch by Mrs Collins and her catering team :)

13.12.18 - This afternoon pupils from Year 6 came to read their Christmas stories to the Kestrels, what fantastic writing! Thank you for taking the time to share these with us :)

13.12.18 - This afternoon pupils from Year 6 came to read their Christmas stories to the Kestrels, what fantastic writing! Thank you for taking the time to share these with us :) 1 Vishnu & Eva's stories
13.12.18 - This afternoon pupils from Year 6 came to read their Christmas stories to the Kestrels, what fantastic writing! Thank you for taking the time to share these with us :) 2 Yasmine, Oliver N & Emily's stories
13.12.18 - This afternoon pupils from Year 6 came to read their Christmas stories to the Kestrels, what fantastic writing! Thank you for taking the time to share these with us :) 3 Aimee, Milo & Oliver B's stories

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

we will see you all in 2019!!!

Best wishes from

Mrs Clarke, Mrs Leslie & Mrs Fernandez xxx

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