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Coningsby St Michael's Church of England Primary School

Believe. Aspire. Succeed.

Kestrels (6KD)

Welcome to Kestrels class page.


Our teachers are Mrs Kaynes and Miss Dawson and we are also supported by Mrs Milner and Miss Large .

This page will be regularly updated. Please check back from time to time to see all the exciting things we do in our class!


Church School Value of the Term

The Thankful Leper (Luke 17: 11-19)

This story is about the 10 men who were healed of leprosy and the one who came back to say thank you.

Term 4

Term 3

What we have been doing in class this term

Art- Portraits- Eye Sketches


This week we have been looking in great detail at making observational sketches of our eyes. We watched an artist model how to do this and then focused really hard on our own sketches.

Here are the amazing results!


Termly Newsletter

Home Learning

Term 2

What we've been doing in class this term

French- Colour Poems

This term in French we are going to be writing French simile poems.

First, we have been learning about singular and plural nouns and the 4 different ways to say 'the' in French.

This week we have been learning more about using bilingual dictionaries. Here we are trying to solve the answers to our quiz.


Residential Week (In School)

This week in school the children have been taking part in a mini project linked to Black History Month.


We started the week by finding out what the children already knew about key figures in history. They were aware of some influential music artists and a few sports people as well as key figures such as Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama.


We then found out how 'Black History Month' came to exist by researching on the internet.


It's date is officially October so that means many people around the UK will be celebrated last month. It is a time for people from all backgrounds to enjoy and acknowledge the amazing things black people have achieved.


It began as 'Black History Week' and was started by a man called Carter G Woodson an American historian, author, journalist, and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He was one of the first scholars to study the history of African and African-American history. 






We began to learn more by reading information about other influential black people from history, such as: Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, Mary Seacole and Ruby Bridges. From this we were inspired to research more about a particular person and create a fact file.


Next, we focused on famous musicians by listening to a wide variety of music from rap to Motown, from Reggae to the The Blues. As we listened, we chose which track was our favourite and noted down each artist, what their song was called and when it was made. We also looked at the different genres. To finish this lesson we created a timeline to see when the work of Black artists became popular in the UK.


Please see below to see some examples.


During the week, we learned lots of 3 tier language associated with segregation, peaceful protests and racial inequality. We discovered how unfair it was even for 'The Windrush Generation', who had been invited after World War II by the UK to help rebuild our towns and cities.


From this and our previous work on influential people, who were often missed from British history we created our own Word Clouds.

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

To end the week the children listened to a story about a slave girl on the plantations and learned all about the underground railway. A system of sneaking slaves away to freedom.


Below you can see some of the amazing work we have completed in English, where we created our own storyboards of the text.


This week in computing, we have used office online to work together and make a collaborative Powerpoint based on our Black History Week.

Although this was tricky at first, I think you will agree that it is a great first attempt.

We will continue this unit of work up until Christmas so look out for more projects in the future.


Quotes from the children

" I have enjoyed learning about Black History Month. I have learned about Rosa Parks and how she struggled for racial equality, when she refused to give up her bus seat for a white man in Alabama."


" My favourite park was all of it!"


"We learned about black people being separated from white people."


"I really enjoyed finding out about black history it has been a very enjoyable topic."


" I liked learning about 'The Windrush Generation' and taking part in our Remembrance service."







This term in Geography we are building on our understanding of maps.

We first recapped our previous knowledge by looking backs at maps of the world and its continents.


Next, we tried to place Coningsby using a variety of maps some with map symbols and others with images of key places.


After learning what we remembered about settlements, (villages, towns and cities) we focused on how maps are viewed- from above. This is called an aerial view (or Bird's Eye view). Our task was to find an aerial view of our school and then to draw a map of it. We had to think carefully about the position and size of each part and where the playgrounds and car parks were located.


Below are some of our designs.


Term 1


This term in maths we have been focusing on extending our knowledge of Place Value and expanding our understanding of mental and written methods for all 4 operations.

Here are some examples of our work.


English- Poetry

In English this term we have been learning Poems for National Poetry Day and writing some lovely Pantoum Poetry of our own.

Pantoum Poems


In French this Term we are learning about shapes with the aim to create our own French Shape books. Over the last 3 weeks we have learned the French names of several shapes and have added this to our previous understanding of colour and sizes.

This week we drew some simple images using these shapes and colours and then wrote sentences in French.

Some examples of our work can be seen below.

Completed French Shape Books

Homework Term 1

Well done to everyone who has completed a homework task so far this term. Here are some examples of goals you have set yourselves for the year and some amazing Maya Gods that you have invented.


Maya Gods Invented by the Pupils