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Year 3 - Kestrel

1. Key Information for Kestrel Class


In this section you will find a quick reference guide to your class including your Forest School rotation, letters and uniform requirements. There is also a copy of the welcome booklet for your class - please do refer to it throughout the year because it contains lots of useful information about what to expect in this class, how long homework should take each week, samples of age-appropriate handwriting and more. 

The teaching staff in Kestrel class are:


Mrs Frost

Mrs Hine

Mrs Scoot (Teaching Assistant)

The Welcome Booklet for Kestrel class is here:

Meet the teacher presentation September 2020

Letters for Kestrel class can be found here:

You can find your child's Forest School Timetable here.

Use of planners

Planners are to be used to record reading at home and this should include the book title and chapter, or page numbers and should be recorded at least 3 times a week and initialled by parents. Planners need to be signed by parents at the end of each week ready for the teacher to review. 

Planners may also be used for notifying us of changes of going home arrangements etc. Alternatively, you can email or leave a message on the school's answer machine. 


Home Learning


Year 3

  • Spelling task
  • Reading
  • Maths or Literacy Task
  • **Creative Learning Tasks


  • Daily Practise
  • 30 minutes per week; in 2 or 3 sessions
  • Up to 20 minutes weekly


Year 3 Spelling List

SRE Curriculum

This year we will continue to teach the children using materials from our new Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) scheme. This new edition of ‘Teaching SRE with Confidence in Primary Schools’ reflects the recent developments in SRE and the Science National Curriculum. This resource encourages children to develop the skills of listening, empathy, talking about feelings and relationships with families and friends.


All the lessons have a clear structure and are age appropriate. The lesson plans have clear aims and learning outcomes with suggested additional activities and accompanying resources:


Year 3: Valuing Differences and Keeping Safe-

Differences: Male and Female

Personal Space

Family Differences

Uniform requirements

A full list of the school's uniform requirements is on the school website here. In Year 3, points to note are:


Core school uniform No special notes for this class

1. Bridgewater School rucksack 

2. Drawstring PE bag (school logo optional)

PE / games

Trainers not plimsolls. Football boots may be required for some activities. 

Team Bridgewater kit Pupils in this year group who represent the school in sports matches such as cross country, football or netball tournaments may wear "Team Bridgewater" kit (short sleeved t-shirts, hooded tops and showerproof jackets). This is all optional and available from our online supplier only. The school has a number of Team Bridgewater t-shirts available to those representing it at events.


2. What is going on in Kestrel class?


Your class teacher will update this page at least once per term with photos and information on recent events or activities. 

For our Norman WOW day the children enjoyed various activities: cooking, D&T and drama with Pepperpot.

During Random Acts of Kindness Week, Year 6 Kite class visited Kestrel Class and taught them how to make fabulous origami bookmarks

Learning compass directions and French animals on Outdoor Learning Day

Learning about Italian Opera as part of Cultural Diversity week we turned our classroom into the Opera House La Scala

Learning about Italy for Cultural Diversity Week, we experienced what it would have been like for Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel whilst upside down!

Learning the Italian dance 'Tarantela' as part of Cultural Diversity Week

The children learned about the importance of fruit in their diet, tried some new types of fruit, and made fruit smoothies using pedal power!