Welcome to Kestrels

Kestrels class houses the Year 3 and Year 4 children at Harbertonford and this is where the children begin Key Stage Two. Mrs Lunt teaches the class from Monday to Wednesday and Mrs  Jones teaches overlaps on a Wednesday until Friday.
Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Carrino who works with the whole class and groups.

The classroom is equipped with computers, an Interactive Whiteboard, an i Pad, Bee-Bots and Probots.
Kestrels classroom is a light and airy learning environment.  It leads out onto an outside balcony area which the children and parents have planted with scented herbs and shrubs.  The children use the outside area for weather-recording and capacity work, among many other things.



Click on the image to find out what we are learning about this Autumn.

Our Class Blog

Kai discovering magnetic poles in Science.

Kestrels have been using thermometers and stopwatches in Science. The children were recording the decrease in temperature over time in our States of matter topic.

Kestrels had a fantastic day at Haytor today and the weather was definitely on our side! We had a brilliant tour from one of the Dartmoor Rangers who showed us some Bronze Age settlements, different rock types found on Dartmoor and discussed the transportation links from Dartmoor to towns such as Teignmouth back during the Stone Age.

Kestrels had a fantastic time at Exeter Royal Albert Memorial Museum where they did lots of different activities. They played an ancient Egyptian game, mummified a pretend body, wrote in hieroglyphs and went on a tour of the ancient Egyptian artefacts and even saw a real tomb!

We walked down to the River Harbourne where we were met by Bryn Williams from the Environment Agency. He showed us how Palmer’s Dam worked and talked about when it was built and  why it was needed. We discussed previous floods in Harbertonford and the children were able to go into the control room and see how the dam was operated.