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Kestrel Class

Welcome to Kestrel Class

Class Teachers - Mrs Flett and Miss Swain (BEd Student)

Support Staff - 

Mrs Renton

Mrs Remondo (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri), Mrs Wong (Tues)

Mrs Cousins (Mon - Wed), Mrs Reyaz (Thurs, Fri)


Kestrel class is the UKS2 class at Coton CE Primary School. In Kestrel class, the year 5 and 6 children undertake their learning together, with year 6 children acting as role models for year 5, as they settle in to the new expectations, at the top of the school.


Please do look around our class page, where you will find documents to give you further information about our learning in Kestrel class and information and pictures about exciting events that are happening in our class. 


Our Topic

Dynamic Dynasties

In our topic this term, we will be studying the history of ancient China, focusing primarily on the Shang Dynasty, and explores the lasting legacy of the first five Chinese dynasties, some of which can still be seen in the world today. Within this unit, we will also undertake a comparison study of Bronze Ages around the world which will help us understand the technological developments that the Bronze Age brought with it and how this played out in different places across the world. 


We are reading:

The Murderer's Ape by Jakob Wegelius 


Sally Jones is an extraordinary gorilla and a brilliant ship's engineer who sails the high seas on The Hudson Queen with her loyal friend the Chief. One day the shipmates are offered a mysterious job that promises to pay big bucks, but then disaster strikes, the job goes wrong and the Chief is falsely convicted of murder. 


For Sally Jones this is the start of a grand adventure and a desperate quest to clear her friend's name. By freighter, steam train and bi-plane the intrepid ape journeys from Lisbon to Bombay and beyond in search of the truth. But powerful forces are working against her, and they will do anything to protect their own secrets... 


We read our class text each day, children are welcome to bring their own copy in to school so they can read along as the book is read to them.