Hayesdown First School

Striving for excellence together


Welcome to Kestrels Class 2018-2019! 

We have a big year ahead of us with lots of interesting topics to cover!

To keep up to date with Kestrels adventures please log into your Class Dojo account and view the Class Story.

We will update this story with photos and examples of our learning in Kestrels.

Your children will be taught by Mrs. McCormack –  Mondays and Tuesdays

Ms. Foord – Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (Mrs. Barlow is currently on maternity leave)

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Paget


We hope that Year 4 is a successful and fulfilling final year at Hayesdown First School before transitioning to our local middle schools. Within this year, children take on additional responsibilities around the school, such as librarians and play leaders. Children will experience a two night residential to PGL Liddington where they will be given the opportunity to abseil, climb, raft build and lots more!


Within summer term, the children commemorate their time at Hayesdown with an end of year celebration which includes a water fight, barbecue and leavers’ service.


Term 1

Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5

Term 6

Plastic Fantastic? Ancient Egypt Pirates

Movin’ On Up


During the six terms, children will experience a broad range of projects which will enable them to successfully engage with the curriculum in a fun and meaningful way. The learning will always start and end with a WOW event that will hook them into their learning and then give them the opportunity to share it with others. For example, in terms one and two, the children will learn about the controversial and current debates surrounding plastic pollution in our oceans. They will draw on the scientific and geographical skills to help support their learning, drawing on expertise from the Dolphin and Whale conservation society and a local environmental group. To celebrate their learning, children will coordinate and present an exhibition to the school and their parents.



This year we will focus on securing our understanding of times tables.



Useful websites to support times tables: 








Parents/Carers – Don’t forget to log into the secure class page for the project curriculum overview and the long term plan!