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Kestor - Year 1/Year 2

Welcome to Kestor Class (2018/2019)

Kestor is a Year 1/2 class which currently has 27 pupils.

  The class teachers are Mrs Vicky Palmer and Mr Jake Chisholm.

Creating safari music

Creating safari music 1
Creating safari music 2
Creating safari music 3
Creating safari music 4

PE with a specialist from Teign School

PE with a specialist from Teign School 1
PE with a specialist from Teign School 2
PE with a specialist from Teign School 3
PE with a specialist from Teign School 4
PE with a specialist from Teign School 5
PE with a specialist from Teign School 6

Comparing different habitats from around the world

Comparing different habitats from around the world 1
Comparing different habitats from around the world 2

Learning about food chains

Learning about food chains 1
Learning about food chains 2
Learning about food chains 3

PE with a specialist from Teign School

PE with a specialist from Teign School 1
PE with a specialist from Teign School 2
PE with a specialist from Teign School 3
PE with a specialist from Teign School 4
PE with a specialist from Teign School 5

Investigating habitats in the garden

Investigating habitats in the garden 1
Investigating habitats in the garden 2
Investigating habitats in the garden 3
Investigating habitats in the garden 4
Investigating habitats in the garden 5
Investigating habitats in the garden 6
Investigating habitats in the garden 7

Stained glass windows

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Our visit from a lorry driver

Our visit from a lorry driver 1
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Our visit from a lorry driver 3
Our visit from a lorry driver 4

Learning Exchange

Learning Exchange 1
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Music

Music 1
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Music 4
Music 5
Music 6
Music 7

Fine Motor Skills

Fine Motor Skills 1
Fine Motor Skills 2
Fine Motor Skills 3
Fine Motor Skills 4
Fine Motor Skills 5

Buddying with Burrator

Buddying with Burrator 1
Buddying with Burrator 2
Buddying with Burrator 3
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PE with a specialist from Teign School

PE with a specialist from Teign School 1
PE with a specialist from Teign School 2
PE with a specialist from Teign School 3
PE with a specialist from Teign School 4
PE with a specialist from Teign School 5
PE with a specialist from Teign School 6
PE with a specialist from Teign School 7
PE with a specialist from Teign School 8
PE with a specialist from Teign School 9
PE with a specialist from Teign School 10

Maths Investigating lines of symmetry

Maths Investigating lines of symmetry 1
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Maths Investigating lines of symmetry 3
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Learning Exchange

Learning Exchange 1
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Learning Exchange 4
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Sharing and editing our robot stories.

Sharing and editing our robot stories. 1
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Sharing and editing our robot stories. 3
Sharing and editing our robot stories. 4
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Blue Planet Live lesson

Blue Planet Live lesson 1

Year 2 PE dance festival at Teign School

Year 2 PE dance festival at Teign School 1
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Year 2 PE dance festival at Teign School 8

World Book Day - Parents and Teachers sharing stories

Maths - Practical multiplication

Maths - Practical multiplication 1
Maths - Practical multiplication 2
Maths - Practical multiplication 3
Maths - Practical multiplication 4
Maths - Practical multiplication 5
Maths - Practical multiplication 6

Investigating the invention of the telephone

Investigating the invention of the telephone 1
Investigating the invention of the telephone 2
Investigating the invention of the telephone 3
Investigating the invention of the telephone 4

Our visit from The Dogs Trust

Our visit from The Dogs Trust 1
Our visit from The Dogs Trust 2
Our visit from The Dogs Trust 3
Our visit from The Dogs Trust 4
Our visit from The Dogs Trust 5

Science - labelling parts of a plant

Science - labelling parts of a plant 1
Science - labelling parts of a plant 2

Computing - following algorithms

Computing - following algorithms 1
Computing - following algorithms 2
Computing - following algorithms 3
Computing - following algorithms 4
Computing - following algorithms 5
Computing - following algorithms 6

Year 1 maths - subtraction stories

Year 1 maths - subtraction stories 1
Year 1 maths - subtraction stories 2
Year 1 maths - subtraction stories 3
Year 1 maths - subtraction stories 4
Year 1 maths - subtraction stories 5
Year 1 maths - subtraction stories 6

Year 1 maths - Addition stories

Year 1 maths - Addition stories 1
Year 1 maths - Addition stories 2
Year 1 maths - Addition stories 3
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Year 1 maths - Addition stories 7

Central Hub Year 2 Reading Day

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English - Superhero story freeze frames

English - Superhero story freeze frames 1
English - Superhero story freeze frames 2
English - Superhero story freeze frames 3

Superhero dress up day

Superhero dress up day 1

Year 2 fire safety talk

Year 2 fire safety talk 1
Year 2 fire safety talk 2
Year 2 fire safety talk 3
Year 2 fire safety talk 4

Science - Investigating different types of seeds

Science - Investigating different types of seeds 1
Science - Investigating different types of seeds 2
Science - Investigating different types of seeds 3
Science - Investigating different types of seeds 4

Computing - using algorithms to find fractions

Computing - using algorithms to find fractions 1
Computing - using algorithms to find fractions 2
Computing - using algorithms to find fractions 3
Computing - using algorithms to find fractions 4
Computing - using algorithms to find fractions 5
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Computing - using algorithms to find fractions 9
Computing - using algorithms to find fractions 10

Healthy eating assembly with Farmer Alice and Farmer Jo

Healthy eating assembly with Farmer Alice and Farmer Jo 1
Healthy eating assembly with Farmer Alice and Farmer Jo 2
Healthy eating assembly with Farmer Alice and Farmer Jo 3
Healthy eating assembly with Farmer Alice and Farmer Jo 4

Christmas lunch

Christmas lunch 1
Christmas lunch 2
Christmas lunch 3

Making Christingles

Making Christingles 1
Making Christingles 2
Making Christingles 3
Making Christingles 4
Making Christingles 5
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Making Christingles 7
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Making Christingles 11
Making Christingles 12

Year 1 Maths - representing numbers in different ways

Year 1 Maths - representing numbers in different ways 1
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Year 1 Maths - representing numbers in different ways 3
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Year 1 Maths - representing numbers in different ways 6

English - common and proper nouns

English - common and proper nouns 1
English - common and proper nouns 2
English - common and proper nouns 3
English - common and proper nouns 4

KS1 Christmas craft afternoon

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KS1 Nativity

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Virtual Visit - Christmas around the world

Virtual Visit - Christmas around the world 1
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Virtual Visit - Christmas around the world 3
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Virtual Visit - Christmas around the world 19
Virtual Visit - Christmas around the world 20

KS1 PE festival at Teign School

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Poppy artwork for Remembrance Day

Poppy artwork for Remembrance Day 1
Poppy artwork for Remembrance Day 2
Poppy artwork for Remembrance Day 3
Poppy artwork for Remembrance Day 4

KS1 PE

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Identifying materials in Science

Identifying materials in Science 1
Identifying materials in Science 2
Identifying materials in Science 3
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Geography

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Kestor have been learning about the different seasons so we went to the garden to identify signs of Autumn. 

Painting self-portraits in Art.

Painting self-portraits in Art. 1
Painting self-portraits in Art. 2

Making Rockets

Making Rockets 1
Making Rockets 2
Making Rockets 3
Making Rockets 4

Kestor Class (2017/2018)

Kestor ws a Year 1/Year 2 Class, which had 25 pupils.

The class teacher was Mrs Nicola Kelly.

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Kestor Newsletters 2017-18

Positional language

 

Kestor Year 1s have been using positional language to describe location using up, down, left, right, half turn, quarter turn and three quarter turn. They have had fun giving instructions and programming the beebots. 

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Good luck to Meghan and Harry from Kestor
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Testing our boats

Kestor Class designed, made and tested their own boats. They thought carefully about the best material to use and tested them to see if they floated. Great design and technology work Kestor.

 

Instructions - speaking and listening

We have been learning about instructions this week. We worked in pairs playing a barrier game...one person drew a picture hidden from their partner.  They then gave instructions to try to draw the same picture.  It was great fun. 

 

 

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First trip to the field

Kestor had their first trip to the school field today. We practiced ball skills, passing the ball to each other in different ways.  Great work Kestor!

Caterpillars have changed

Ours caterpillars have changed...pop inside and have a look. 

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Caterpillars 

 

We have caterpillars in Kestor! They have grown so much over the last week. Pop into the classroom to see their progress.

 

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Home learning projects.

 

Fantastic projects starting to come into class.  Well done everyone - we love sharing them. 

 

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Learning exchange

Kestor had great fun in learning exchange this week.  There was an art activity (marbling), finger knitting, TaeKwon Do (thanks to Newton Abbot Martial Arts), Boccia, ipads and lots more.  What a great community learning experience!

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Making groups in maths

Year 1s have been working hard to learn early multiplication skills. They have been making arrays with columns and rows then labeling them as repeated addition.  Great work Year 1. 

 

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Home learning

A beach poem by Courtney.  What a great poem Courtney.  You have used an expanded noun  phrase to describe and included a question.  What a fantastic way to start the new term. smiley

 

 

 

An Easter poem by Courtney

Epic eggs are hidden all over the garden.

Are you the white, fluffy Easter bunny?

Special rainbow eggs bought from the store.

Tiny, cute birds chirping on the trees.

Excited, happy Easter eggs say "eat me"'

                                   Robins fly sweetly and calmly in the sky. 

                          Happy Easter from Kestor. 

 

River Dart Trip

Year 1 were lucky enough to visit the River Dart for a pond dipping morning.  They thoroughly enjoyed themselves and came back totally exhausted. 

Fabulous Art Club creations 

 

What beautiful Spring art was created in art club today. Thank you to Mrs Cronshaw for helping us. 

World book day 

Kestor Class came to school dressed as book characters.  There were some amazing Harry Potter costumes, Cat in the Hat and Spiderman etc.  Some of the teachers were dressed as book characters as well.  We learned the poem 10 things found in a wizard's pocket and wrote our own versions.  Click on the links below to listen to some of them.  Great work Kestor Class. 

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Katie's poem

Bella's poem

Courtney's poem

James' poem

Ollie's poem

Learning Exchange

Kestor Class took part in an amazing learning exchange this week.  They had the chance to try out TaeKwon Do with the help of Newton Abbot TaeKwon Do, boccia, marbling, craft, drama, and story telling. It was so much fun. 

 

Abbrook Farm Visit for Year 1

Year 1s had the opportunity to visit a real working farm.  They met the animals and found out what happens on a working farm.  What a fantastic day they had!

 

Story time in Kestor

Year 2s have been trying hard to read out loud using a clear voice. They have been taking turns sitting in the teacher's chair and reading to the class. Great work Year 2.

 

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Kestor get active

Kestor Class were lucky enough to have a sports coach working with them this week.  They learned how to move quickly with a ball and to work as a team.  Next week they are going to start learning some cricket skills.  Watch this space for more P.E news. 

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Fantastic home learning projects

 

Kestor Class have been working hard to produce amazing project work at home...here are some of the wonderful farms that have been produced.  Pop into the classroom sometime and have a look. 

Maths fun in Year 1

Year 1 children in Kestor have been working really hard to improve their addition using maths equipment. They have practised counting on from the largest number using equipment and have used number bonds to help them add. 

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Baking Bread with Warburtons

 

As part of our investigations into 'food and farming' children in Year's 1 and 2 spent the morning with Nicola and Lee from Warburtons.  During their visit children investigated the ingredients used in baking bread and the many different varieties available, pupils also 'had a go' at making their own bread rolls!

Maths parents workshop

Kestor parents attended a successful maths workshop to find out how children learn maths at school.  They worked alongside their children using maths equipment and problem solving.  If you weren't able to attend, have a look at the parent guide that was sent home. 

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Farm to fork - visit to Tesco Tuesday 9th January
Year 1 and 2 had a fantastic time visiting Tesco to find out more about the food we eat.  We looked around the store and found out about the amount of sugar in different foods. We also made our own cereal with oats, bran flakes and sunflower seeds. We  had a fantastic time. 
Food and Farming topic launch day
Year 1 and 2 took part in a Food and Farming day to launch our Spring topic.  The children (and teachers) all came to school dressed as farmers and farm animals and took part in a range of activities related to food and farming.  We started the day with a visit from a 3 day old lamb from Benjamin's farm.  It was very fluffy and made a really loud bleating sound.  Kestor came up with some amazing questions and we found out lots of new information.  We then went across the road to the Claycutters animal area and saw goats, chickens and ducks. We also saw cows in the field next to the school. When we got back to school we did a virtual visit to Windmill Hill City farm (online) and found that farms are not just in the countryside. Kestor are really looking forward to this topic - what a fantastic day we had!

The Sleepy Shepherd - Year 1 and 2 nativity.

Year 1 and 2 have worked incredibly hard learning songs and dance routines for our nativity.  The dress rehearsal was amazing. Great job Year 1 and 2...you are all stars. 

 

 

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Maths marathon - telling the time

Kestor Class have been learning to tell the time.  Year 1s learned to tell the time to the hour and half hour and Year 2s worked hard to learn quarter past and quarter to the hour. They also found out that there are 60 minutes in an hour and you have to count in 5s to help you. 

Fire safety talks

Last week Year 2s were visited by officers from our local fire station who talked to them about fire safety. 

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Kindness 

This weekend someone in Kestor class will be showing one of our school values - Kindness.  She will be donating 9 inches of her hair for children who are sick and have lost their hair. 

What an amazing thing to do. We are so proud of you. 

After the event...10 inches was donated to charity. Well done. 

Multiplication in Year 2

Year 2 have been developing some early multiplication skills.  We found ways to represent a stem sentence describing repeated addition. There are ___ equal groups with ___ in each.   We then looked at ways to record using repeated addition. Have a look at our fantastic work. 

Remembrance day poem

What an amazing poem, inspired by our remembrance day service. Well done Bella. We are very proud of you. 

 

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Art 

Kestor had a fantastic time creating different pieces of art this week.  They followed instructions to create their own tools to make firework pictures and used masking tape and paint to make some interesting patterns.

 

 

Great fire of London baking day

Kestor class had a fantastic day baking Great fire of London biscuits. We dressed in Stuart style costume or bakers costumes and had lots of fun weighing ingredients, following instructions, mixing ingredients and icing our biscuits.  

Virtual visit to Greece

Kestor Class had a fantastic time visiting Greece on our virtual visit day. They found out lots of interesting facts about Greece, wrote their name using the Greek alphabet, took part in a mini Olympics and tasted some delicious Greek food. 

Fantastic home learning

Kestor have already started their home learning projects. Here are some of the tudor houses already created. Well done and keep them coming!

 

Kestor Class have had a fantastic start to the Autumn Term.  The children are enjoying learning about The Great Fire of London and have come up with some interesting questions they would like answered.  Year 1s have been working really hard to begin learning cursive letter formation and Year 2s are trying hard to join their handwriting. 

Maths is very popular in Kestor Class.  Year 1s have been learning to represent numbers using maths equipment and Year 2s have been working really hard to separate numbers into 10s and 1s.  Keep up the amazing work everyone!

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