Quick Links

Useful Links

Keinton Mandeville


 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             {SECTION_MENU

Owl Class 2021-2022

WB-9/5

This week in English we are:

 

This week we will complete our independent write. Children will be writing up their individual short story based on 'Farmer Duck'. 

This week in Phonics we are learning:

 Reception:  Phase 3- focusing on writing the sounds within words and sentences 

Year 1: Phase 5 

 This week in Maths we are learning:

Reception: taking away within 10

Year 1: finding a quarter 

 

 

WB-16/5

This week in English we are:

This week children will be creating their own story based on' Farmer Duck'. They will put their ideas into a story board.    

This week in Phonics we are learning:

 Reception:  Phase 3- focusing on writing the sounds within words and sentences 

Year 1: Phase 5 

 This week in Maths we are learning:

Reception: adding within 10

Year 1: finding half 


 

 

WB-9/5

This week in English we are:

R- ordering events of a story and retelling the order using time connectives.     

Y1- ordering events of a story and writing sentences to retell the order using time connectives.      

This week in Phonics we are learning:

 Reception:  Phase 3- focusing on writing the sounds within words and sentences 

Year 1: Phase 5 

 This week in Maths we are learning:

Reception: making simple shape arrangements 

Year 1: make equal groups, sharing equally and making doubles 

 

 

WB-2/5

This week in English we are:

R- write captions/ sentences using adjectives to describe a characters emotions from 'Farmer Duck'.     

Y1- write sentences using adjectives to describe a characters emotions from 'Farmer Duck' and explain why they feel this way.      

 

This week in Phonics we are learning:

 Reception:  Phase 3- focusing on writing the sounds within words and sentences 

Year 1: Phase 5 

 This week in Maths we are learning:

Reception: patterns beyond 10

Year 1: make equal groups, add, make equal arrays

 

 

WB-25/04

This week in English we are:

This week in English we will begin our new topic- 'Farm to fork'. Our main text this half term is 'Farmer Duck'.

R- write captions/ sentences using adjectives to describe a character from 'Farmer Duck'.     

Y1- write sentences using adjectives to describe a character and objects from 'Farmer Duck'.     

 

This week in Phonics we are learning:

 Reception:  Phase 3- focusing on writing the sounds within words and sentences 

Year 1: Phase 5 

 This week in Maths we are learning:

Reception: numbers up to 20 

Year 1: 2's, 5's and 10's 

 

WB-21/3/22

This week in English we are:

 This week in English we will begin letter writing. Children will be writing a letter to Kevin explaining why he should not be afraid to come down from his tree.

R- orally discuss in groups   

Y1- mindmap

 

We will then work as a class to write a class letter to Kevin.  

This week in Phonics we are learning:

 Reception:  Phase 3 - oo, ar, or

Year 1: Phase 5 

 This week in Maths we are learning:

Reception: 3D shapes 

Year 1: weight and mass, measuring mass and comparing mass


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WB-14/3/22

This week in English we are:

 This week in English we will be focusing on recalling our topic book 'The Koala who could', written by Rachel Bright and Jim Field. 

R- short sentence/ gap fill recall  

Y1- written chronological recall including time connectives  

This week in Phonics we are learning:

 Reception:  Phase 3 - igh, oa, oo

Year 1: Phase 5 

 This week in Maths we are learning:

Reception: Time- number bonds to 10

Year 1: comparing length and heigh and measuring length

 

 

WB-7/3/22

This week in English we are:

 This week in English we will be writing a set of instruction on how to plant a seed.

 

Children will have the opportunity to work in a group and follow a set of instructions to plant a seed.

 

The activity leading on from this is to write a set of instructions on how to plant a tree.

 

This week in Phonics we are learning:

 Reception:  Phase 3 - ng, ai, ee

Year 1: Phase 5 

 This week in Maths we are learning:

Reception: Time-ordering numbers to 10

Year 1: counting in 2's and 5's.

 

 

WB-28/2/22

This week in English we are:

 This week in English we will be starting our new topic book- 'The Koala who could', written by Rachel Bright and Jim Field. 

After reading this book as a class, we will begin our talk for writing based on it. This will be done every day at the start of our English lessons.  

This week in Phonics we are learning:

 Reception:  Phase 3 - Blending with taught P3 sounds and all P2 and 3 tricky words 

Year 1: Phase 5 

 This week in Maths we are learning:

Reception: Time- Representing and sorting numbers up to 9 and 10

Year 1: Ordering numbers within 50 and counting in 2’s 

  

 

WB-7/2/22

This week in English we are:

 This week in English we will continue our independent writing.  

R- Children will be applying their segmenting and blending skills to write a short diary entry.

Y1- Children will be writing a diary entry based on 'The day of a King or Queen'.

This week in Phonics we are learning:

 Reception:  Phase 3 - Focusing on blending with taught P3 sounds 

Year 1: Phase 5 

 This week in Maths we are learning:

Reception: Time- ordering and sequencing 

Year 1: One more/one less with numbers to 50 and comparing objects within 50

 

 

WB- 31/1/22

This week in English we are:

 This week in English we will begin our independent writing.  

R- Children will be applying their segmenting and blending skills to write a short diary entry.

Y1- Children will be writing a diary entry based on 'The day of a King or Queen'.

This week in Phonics we are learning:

 Reception:  Phase 3 - focusing on relating sounds to the Alphabet and all tricky words P2 and P3

Year 1: Phase 5 

 This week in Maths we are learning:

Reception: combining two groups of objects and measuring length and height

Year 1: recognising numbers to 50 and representing numbers to 50

 

 

 

 

WB- 24/10/22

This week in English we are:

 This week in English we continue reading our topic books: 'The Queens handbag', 'The Queens hat' and 'The Queens lift off' written by Steve Antony. 

 

Reception: children will work in small groups and attempt writing captions. They will be focusing on sounding out all the sounds in words and writing the corresponding letters using the correct letter formation. 

Year 1: children will work independently to write dictated sentences. Children will focus on using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 

This week in Phonics we are learning:

 Reception:  Phase 3 -sh, th

Year 1: Phase 5 

 This week in Maths we are learning:

Reception: numbers 6,7 and 8 and making pairs 

Year 1: related number facts and comparing number sentences 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WB- 17/01/22

This week in English we are:

 This week in English we will begin to read our topic books: 'The Queens handbag', 'The Queens hat' and 'The Queens lift off' written by Steve Antony. We will explore the vocabulary within the book and begin to think about describing objects and people using adjectives. 

Reception: children will work in small groups and have a go at writing captions to describe fairy tale characters and objects.

Year 1: children will work independently to write sentences describing fairy tale characters and objects using adjectives. Children will focus on using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Children will then have a go at joining adjectives together by using the clause 'and'. 

This week in Phonics we are learning:

 Reception:  Phase 3 - zz, qu, ch 

Year 1: Phase 5 

 This week in Maths we are learning:

Reception: continue comparing mass and capacity 

Year 1: Subtraction- crossing 10

 

Acrostic Poem by Reception: KINGS 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WB-10/01/22

This week in English we are:

 This week we will be continue exploring a variety of poems and thinking about their different features- rhyming and repetition and the story/images/ feelings being told/ shown through key words.

Reception: Children will have the opportunity to continue developing their letter formation and segmentation of words to write CVC words. Reception children will also begin to learn the poem 'one, two buckle my shoe'.  

Year 1: Children will begin to think about a theme for our class poem. We will then work together to create 2 stanzas telling a short story.  

This week in Phonics we are learning:

 Reception:  Phase 3 - x, y, z

Year 1: Phase 5 

This week in Maths we are learning:

Reception: composition of 4 and 5 and comparing mass

Year 1: adding by making 10 and subtraction- not crossing out 

 

 

Owls class started creating our very own fairy tale castle to use in our role play!

 

We enjoyed a frost walk, exploring the nature around us using our 5 senses to describe what we could see, hear, smell, feel and taste!

 

 

WB-3/1/22

Welcome back to Spring half term! I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and start to the new year!

This half term our topic is Kings and Queens.

This week in English we are:

 For the first 2 weeks of this half term we will be exploring a variety of poems. We will be thinking about different features- rhyming and repetition and the story/images/ feelings being told/ shown through key words.

Reception: Children will have the opportunity to continue developing their letter formation and segmentation of words to write CVC words. 

Year 1: Children will be exploring in depth the poem 'sand'. Children will be thinking about the meaning, feelings and expressions the author is giving to the audience. Children will then begin to think about rhyming words in preparation for creating their own Y1 poem. 

This week in Phonics we are learning:

 Reception: Children will begin Phase 3 -j, v, w

Year 1: Children will begin Phase 5 

This week in Maths we are learning:

Reception: introducing 0 and comparing numbers to 5

Year 1: add by counting on and finding and making number bonds to 20, 

 

 

Wb- 6/12/21-13/12/21

Owls class are preparing the Christmas tree for the classroom! 

 

 

 

15/12/21- We had a thrilling morning in the arctic; den building, sharing our survival bags and drinking hot chocolate! 

 

   

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

WB- 29/11/21

This week in English we are:

Reception: Children will be working independently to write captions for pictures based on parts of our topic story 'A way home for wolf'. This piece of work will conclude our half term English and will be put onto our 'Look what I can do...' wall. 

Year 1 : Children will start their independent write to conclude this half terms English. The children will select an arctic animal to create a fact file on. 

 This week in Phonics we are learning:

Reception: segmenting, blending and letter formation of phase 2 sounds. 

Sentence writing including phase 2 tricky words. 

 

Year 1: br, fr, bl, fl

Tricky words- he, are

This week in Maths we are learning:

 Reception: Children will continue to explore the  numbers 4 and 5. Children will look at representing 4 and 5 in different ways and counting on. Children will also begin to compare and order groups of objects using key vocabulary- less/ greater than, the smallest/ largest amount


Year 1: Children will be comparing groups of objects, comparing numbers- digits and amounts, ordering groups of objects and ordering numbers. 

 

   

 

 

WB- 22/11/21

This week in English we are:

Reception: Children will be using the story board which they created to retell the story of 'A way home for wolf' orally. They will recall the story using time connectives.

Year 1 : Children will be using the story board which they have drawn to retell the story 'A way home for wolf'. This will be used to support them when writing a recall of the story using time connectives.

 This week in Phonics we are learning:

Reception: segmenting, blending and letter formation of phase 2 sounds. 

Tricky word- into

 

Year 1: tr, gr

 Tricky word- all, me

This week in Maths we are learning:

 Reception: Children will be exploring numbers 4 and 5. Children will focus on counting out objects from a a larger pile, arranging counters on a 5 frame, ordering numbers, counting using fingers, one more/ less and building numbers in different ways. 

 

Year 1: Children will be counting forwards and backwards to and from 20, writing numbers to 20 in words and numerals and counting one more or less of numbers to 20.

 

           

 

WB-8/11/21

This week in English we are:

Reception: This week children will continue to have an adult led individual learning activity. This activity will focus on children's handwriting- their fine motor skills and letter formation. Later on in the week children will focus on their phonetical knowledge of sounds learnt so far- recalling of sounds, ability to segment and blend words. Throughout the week children will work work in small groups to order instructions and use key vocabulary including 'First, next, then and finally'. 

Year 1: Linking to our topic story 'A way home for wolf', this weeks activity is to write a set of instructions. Children will be focusing on using time connectives and imperative verbs.

 

Children will begin each lesson with 'talk for writing'. This includes orally recalling our topic story 'A way home for wolf' through the use of actions for different parts of the story. 

 This week in Phonics we are learning:

Reception: l, ll, ss, go

Year 1: Children will begin Phase 4: ft, sk, lt, lp

This week in Maths we are learning:

Reception: This week children will continue exploring 1, 2 and 3. Children will look at the composition of these numbers. 

Year 1: The children will revisit breaking apart a number into two parts using the whole part model.

 

We have had a lovely first week back and all the children have enjoyed exploring the Arctic within the classroom! 

As the weather continues to get colder, and we ensure that children have the opportunity to free flow both inside and outside, please ensure that all children have appropiate outdoor clothing- coat, hat, scarf and gloves!

 

WB- 1/11/21

This week in English we are:

Reception: This week the children will have an adult led individual learning activity. This activity will focus on children's handwriting- their fine motor skills and letter formation. Later on in the week children will focus on their phonetical knowledge of sounds learnt so far- recalling of sounds, ability to segment and blend words.

Year 1: Children will commence the new topic of 'Arctic' by reading the book 'A way home for wolf'. All English activities will link to this book and the half term focus of writing to inform. This week the children will be writing a letter. 

 This week in Phonics we are learning:

Reception: h, b, f, ff, no

 

Year 1: Children will begin Phase 4: st, nd, mp, nt

This week in Maths we are learning:

Reception: This week children will be exploring 1, 2 and 3. Children will look at representing and comparing these numbers.

Year 1: The children will revisit systematic number bonds.

 

 

I hope you have had a relaxing week off! This half term our topic is 'The Arctic'. We have lots of exciting learning planned, alongside starting to feel excited for Christmas! 

Linked to our theme we plan to make a cardboard roll igloo- any sized cardboard rolls would be appreciated . 

 

 

 

  

 

WB- 11/10/21

This week in English we are:

 Reception: This week the children will be continuing to explore the topic 'All about me, who am I?' They will be thinking about: the positive parts about themselves, and what makes them feel a range of emotions, including happiness, sadness and anger. Linked to our topic 'The Great fire of London' children will be working in small groups to discuss what the fire looked like and why the fire spread so quickly. 

Year 1: This week the children will focus on writing about how and why the fire spread so quickly during The Great Fire of London. Children will continue to use their previous weeks learning including adjectives and time connectives, alongside focusing on including capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. This piece of writing will be an independent write and will be displayed on the 'Look What I can do' board. 

This week in Phonics we are learning:

Reception: o, c, k, ck and tricky word he

Phonic mats and tricky word mats will go home next week with a note of all the sounds covered so far. Please continue practising the sounds with your child over half term. Children have learnt the Jolly phonic actions alongside sounds. The video can be found online- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvAYUvQUrGo 

Year 1: Children have finished revisiting Phase 3 digraphs. Children will continue to use the Phase 3 sound mat to help them segment words and spell them accurately. These words will then be put into a dictated sentence for children to have a go at writing.

This week in maths we are learning:

Reception: This week children will be comparing amounts, size, mass and capacity. Children will take part in activities which will allow them to explore new vocabulary- more/ fewer/ most/ tallest/ shortest and equal which can then be used in their play. 

 

Year 1: Year one will be learning about subtraction. Children will be exploring how many left, finding a part and breaking a part and using this learning to create and complete subtraction number sentences.

  

The children have had another lovely week. As a class we have been focusing on putting our hands up and not shouting out, listening, looking after our book corner and being supportive of each other's learning; and I can't believe how many stickers have been given out! 
 

 

We have continued to sell our baked goods through our class 'Pudding Lane Bakery'; last week we made brownies, and this week we will be making some bread!

 

With Halloween soon approaching, towards the end of the week we will begin to think about designs to carve into the pumpkin we have kindly been donated. 

 

As a class we plan to do a small performance, including all of our learning this half term based on 'The Great Fire of London'. Due to current circumstances this will be done within class time next week, recorded and put up on the class page for you to view over half term.  

     

 

 

WB- 4/10/21

The children have settled in brilliantly and are enjoying their focused learning tasks and their free play.  Dressing up and construction are two favourite free choice activities, as well as playing outside of course! Each morning the children have a short session on the carpet for their phonics, where we look at a new sound, learning what the sound looks like and having a go at writing it and using it in simple words.  The year 1 children have been revising sounds learnt last year and will be moving on to more complex sounds soon.

The Year 1 children are learning all about the Great Fire of London; while the Reception children are also thinking about themselves, in their topic, 'All about me, who am I?'

The children have been junk modelling their own houses and really enjoyed painting them.

We have started the year with a number of cooking activities, including making flapjacks, baking scones and making lemon cakes.  The children 'sold' their cakes from the Pudding Lane Bakery.