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Friday 27th March


It was wonderful to be able to speak to so many of you yesterday and to hear how you are getting on. I have seen lots of lovely work on the homework email already. Keep it coming! It has also been great to see how busy many of you have been on Times Tables Rockstars. Please do encourage your child to log in to this regularly so that they can strengthen their times tables knowledge during their time away from school. 


If you missed my call yesterday and would like a phone call, please contact the school email address on: admin.2605@caldecott.oxon.sch.uk or forward any school work related queries to our new email address: homework@caldecott.oxon.sch.uk. Please also let us know if there is an alternative phone number that you would prefer us to use to reach you. I will be phoning families again next week before the start of the Easter break and look forward to speaking with you then.


I hope you and your families are able to enjoy some sunny walks in the coming days.


Best wishes,


Mrs Crask



24th March Year 4 Learning Update!  


Activities on fractions have now been set in MyMaths for your child to explore. Please encourage your child to use the feedback option when completing this work so that we can review how they have got on with each task. In addition, we have set up a new email address as follows: Homework@caldecott.oxon.sch.uk. Please use this address to send photographs or attachments of any work that your child would like us to see. Whilst it is not possible for us to formally mark work during this difficult period, we would be delighted to see what the children have been doing and to share in their successes and discoveries. It may also be possible to provide a small level of feedback should you have a specific query that cannot wait for your weekly phone call review.


We will continue to operate a small team within school in order to address all other queries. Should you need support with anything other than homework, please continue to use our school office email address: admin.2605@caldecott.oxon.sch.uk. Also, if your child is entitled to free school meals, we are still able to provide a hot lunch or a brunch bag regardless of whether or not they are in school. If you require a meal for your child, please let the school office know. Meals are ready to collect from the school office at 12.00pm each day. If your child is entitled to a meal but you are concerned about social distancing, we have put measures in place so that you can receive your child's meal safely. 


In other news, David Walliams is releasing a new audio story at 11.00 am each day, read by him. Do tune in and enjoy! The link to the first story is below.


Please continue to check the class page regularly  - we will continue to update it over the course of the coming weeks.


The Year 4 Team

*Kestrels class learning from home update*


Dear parents/carers,


I will miss seeing the children over the coming weeks and hope they are able to continue successfully with their learning at home. Listed below are some useful website links and documents to help your child with their learning while they are off school. The children will also have a learning pack to take home (or this will be delivered to you if they are absent). The pack includes a timetable to help them structure the day and links to websites too.


I will be phoning once a week to check how your child is doing and to answer any queries that you might have. The number will either show up as the school's number or it will be unknown. 


Please do let me know if there is anything the school can do to help you.


I wish everyone well at this challenging time.


Warmest wishes,


Camilla Crask


Please see below for a list of online resources that can help you to support your child further at home. A sample timetable has been included as well as a separate document with a list of lesson ideas that you can explore with your child. 

Year 4 home learning sample timetable and list of activities





Welcome to Kestrels!


Our class teacher is Mrs Crask. We also have a number of lovely Teaching Assistants who will be supporting us in our learning: Mrs Bryant, Mrs Cherry, Mrs Flechais-Downs, Mrs Hardisty-Hughes and Mrs Oram.


In term one, we will be learning about Ancient Egyptians and making links with other historical periods using timelines to help us. During the year, we will also study many other exciting topics including Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and inspirational people. We like to go on visits to support our learning and plan to have visitors and special days in school in order to bring our topics to life. Please support us when we have our fab finishes; we look forward to seeing you!


Our main aim in Kestrels is to be our very best and to celebrate our achievements in a supportive way. In order that we can be successful, our three core values are important to us:


Be ready

Be respectful

Be safe


P.E. takes place twice weekly and is a valuable part of our curriculum. Please ensure that your child has their P.E. kit and water bottle with them in school at all times.   


It is important that you continue to sign your child’s reading journal at least 5 times per week and bring it into school every Monday when our 5 read achievements are celebrated within the class. We have a good range of books that children can borrow to read at home and they are very welcome to change them at any time throughout the week.


Thank you for your support! Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions or queries.


Best wishes,


Mrs Crask





Details about the curriculum we follow can be found on the following website page...

We arrived safely at Youlbury this morning and have had an action packed day one. After some excitement getting the coach safely down the narrow road to the site, we were greeted by our scout leader as well as some very welcome dry weather! We explored our rooms, unpacked our things and then began our different activities. Many of us have been map reading today in order to get to know the site and have tried different activities ranging from crate stacking to archery. Following a well-deserved dinner, we enjoyed a torchlit walk to the fire pit where we lit a bonfire and sang songs as well as a very big happy birthday song for Teagan. It has been a lot of fun already and we are looking forward to a good night's sleep in our lovely rooms. Here's to more adventures tomorrow!

Youlbury day 1

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Youlbury Day 2!


Another action packed day today. First, we went into the woods and my group went to the zip line. It was quite scary but you got used to it. Some people had a few trips down the wire and I thought it was quite exhilarating. After that, we walked back into the woods and played some games. My favourite was hide and seek because there was lots of space to explore. Then we went for a tasty lunch and the cooks were great. In the afternoon, we did some archery. You had to be steady and focused. It was great today!!!



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