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Enjoy your Summer Holiday! We look forward to welcoming you all back on the 1st September 2022!

Friday 1st May 2020

Happy new month and a very happy birthday for Sunday to Kestrel's own Mr L Beam.



Many of you have already completed your writing and sensational stories are rolling in.


If you haven't completed it yet, this is your opportunity to bring your writing to a really dramatic conclusion (shout out to Horselover19 who has done this brilliantly).


If you have though, don't forget to check your work through and edit.  This is your chance to produce your best version, revise your spellings and -- if you're completely done, put it together with your Door illustration.  It would be lovely to have a collection of final pieces to put together on the site for you all to read and share.  In the meantime, check out one super submission below.


And, of course, this week's spellings are upon us!  This one's tricky to practise.  The spellings themselves aren't too horrible but it's important to know whether they're a noun or a verb.


The word challenge is different:

The football challenge is on!

Will they challenge for the football title?


Can you tell which is a noun and which is a verb?


Yep - the first one is the challenge, a noun or thing, and the second is an action or verb -- something they do.


Have a go at putting these words into sentences where you use these words in different ways -- once as a noun and once as a verb.  We look forward to seeing what imaginative sentences you come up with.




EITHER try the Friday maths challenges on White Rose Hub ( have a go at the arithmetic paper below.



This is the part where we come up with the ideas for our "Helping Hands" activity. 

First think about your theme of hands -- what did it mean to you?  What kind of artwork could you create expressing your feelings?

Then think practically:

* Which materials you have available to use;

* What work by artists you have seen -- would you like to try pointillism or cubism, junk modelling or would you like to make a helping hand out of cress seeds?

* Think about different sizes, scales, print using different paints, colours, on different backgrounds...

This is not your final piece but a chance to experiment.  There's no right and wrong!  Send in any photos and we'll share them so we can all pool our ideas before next week.




At the bottom of the page are some of the stories we've sent in (a couple more brilliant ones are still being edited!).


And here's more glorious helping hands art...







This is from MegaMonkey... earlier this week, you were asked which vertebrate gives birth to live young (not from eggs).  The answer is a mammal... but MegaMonkey has noticed that this Australian reptile has babies both through eggs and live young.  How bizarre!

Friday Arithmetic and Spelling


Enjoy your Summer Holiday! We look forward to welcoming you all back on the 1st September 2022!