Welcome to Kestrel Class Topic page.
To begin this academic year, we immersed ourselves in World War 2 under the theme of ‘When The Siren Wailed’. This is a novel written by Noel Streatfield and describes the experiences of three evacuee children at the start of the war. Through this text, we investigated the history of evacuation, The Blitz, the role women played during the war, the geography of the countries involved, why some areas of Britain were heavily bombed and how to apply the study of a novel into our own creative writing. In RE, we looked at the impact the Nazis’ had on the Jewish peoples and what we can learn from the Holocaust today. We all thoroughly enjoyed this topic, which culminated in a class assembly and a VE Day celebration complete with a ‘street party’ and all of the children performing the Lambeth Walk.
For the Spring term, the whole of Lewannick Community School are discovering their heritage and roots in the topic Cornwall Forever: Kernow Bys Vyken! In Kestrel Class, we are focusing on the rise and fall of the tin mining industry, the impact Richard Trevithick had on mining production and safety, the geography of Cornwall and how to apply map reading skills effectively and understanding the are we live in. We are also studying two local artists: Anthony Frost and Barbara Hepworth. We will be using their creative genius to inspire our own abstract art pieces. In music, with Mr Harrison, Kestrels are looking into the history of Cornish sea shanties and working on creating their own. In addition to all of this, the children are perfecting their computing skills through the use of PowerPoints and touch typing, they’re creating their own tradition tale based on the legend of Saint Agnes and the Giant Bolster and becoming increasingly marvellous mathematicians. Phew, what a busy term!