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Keinton Mandeville Primary School


In English this week we are: 
EYFS - We will be learning about Sea Turtles and creating a factfile about them. We will also be practising our letter formation and our independent sounding out of words.
Phonics - EYFS - We will be revisiting the sounds we have learned in Phase 3 and practising segmenting longer words for spelling. Practising letter formation and blending of words. Year 1- Revising all the Phase 5 sounds we have learned this half term; ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, ir, ue, aw, oe, au, ey, a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e and u-e.
Year One - We will be learning about Sea Turtles and creating a factfile about them. We will be practising using our key word mats to help us as well as trying to remember our capital letters and full stops. We will be focusing holding a sentence in our heads and writing it down.
In maths this week we are learning about:
EYFS: We will be exploring finding one more and one less than a number through practical activities. We will be continuing with our number recognition to 20 through practical activities both adult led and independent learning opportunities.
Year One: Our focus will be money, looking at being able to count amounts of money using our knowledge of counting in 2`s, 5`s and 10`s.

Owls Class

Welcome to Owls Class!

We have already enjoyed a lovely first week back to school with the new children being brilliantly behaved and very brave. As another new year begins I look forward to sharing lots of exciting moments from our class with you all, so make sure to keep an eye out for updates. Also, if you ever have any concerns or need a chat please let me know so that I can make an appointment to see you after school.        


Our first few weeks at school!   

We have had a very busy start to the Autumn Term in Owls Class. Here a few pictures of us and what we have been doing.


The Great Fire of London

We really enjoyed our topic on The Great Fire of London and have made our very own 'Tudor' style houses out of shoe boxes. We learned about where the fire started in Pudding Lane and why the fire spread so quickly! The Year 1`s have been very busy writing their own pet adventure stories in response to our class story Sammy the Street dog who watched the fire happen. Below are some pictures of our Great Fire of London homework heroes! 


This week we have been learning the story of The Little Red Hen using Talk for Writing, the children have been using signs during the story telling to help them remember the story. In response to the story we also had a go at making our own bread and talked about whether if the children were the Little Red Hen would they have shared the bread even though the other animals didn`t help!


Toy Workshop

As part of our toys topic we have been learning about old and new toys, what toys are made of and thought about our own favourite toys. Owls Class were lucky enough to have Sharon from the South West Heritage Trust who brought in lots of old toys for us to explore. The children were able to dress up in Victorian children`s clothes, play with the toys and make their own thaumatropes. Here are some pictures of the children enjoying the toy workshop.

Sock Puppets

During our toy topic we have had great fun designing our own sock puppets. Here are some pictures of the Year 1`s who have been busy making theirs, with lots of brilliant designs and some very pleased children. 

The EYFS children also had a great time making some brilliant sock puppet creations! They looked at the plans they had designed and then cut out the pieces they wanted to add on!


This term we have been learning all about Dinosaurs. The children have learned about different types of dinosaurs from Tyrannosaurus Rex to Diplodocus and lots more in between. We thought about where dinosaurs lived and made our own collages to show a Jurassic forest!

As part of British Science week we explored dinosaur adaptions and thought about why dinosaurs did not all look the same. The children were able to relate our previous learning about what dinosaurs ate to this, suggesting that dinosaurs with long necks needed to reach the leaves on trees and T-Rex had lots of sharp teeth because he loved meat! Here are some pictures of the dinosaurs we made using clay.


We have had some amazing pieces of homework brought in this half term, the children have worked really hard to find out more about their chosen dinosaurs or have been brilliantly creative! Here are some of Owls Class homework heroes;

The EYFS children have been working really hard this term developing their maths skills. The pictures below show us practising subtraction and creating our own subtraction dinosaurs.


This week to start our new topic, 'What would life be like as a pirate?' the Year 1 children have been exploring pirate treasure maps. They designed their own maps using a template and then through their maths work around position and direction we looked at developing instructions on how to get a BeeBot to the treasure. The children then wrote down their instructions in a note format before programming the BeeBots to see whether their instructions would get the BeeBot to the treasure. The children had a great time designing their maps and then developing their instructions before swapping instructions with other pairs to see if they could use them! Take a look at their work below;