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
PE with a specialist from Teign School
Comparing different habitats from around the world
Learning about food chains
PE with a specialist from Teign School
Investigating habitats in the garden
Stained glass windows
Our visit from a lorry driver
Fine Motor Skills
Buddying with Burrator
PE with a specialist from Teign School
Maths Investigating lines of symmetry
Sharing and editing our robot stories.
Blue Planet Live lesson
Year 2 PE dance festival at Teign School
Maths - Practical multiplication
Investigating the invention of the telephone
Our visit from The Dogs Trust
Science - labelling parts of a plant
Computing - following algorithms
Year 1 maths - subtraction stories
Year 1 maths - Addition stories
Central Hub Year 2 Reading Day
English - Superhero story freeze frames
Superhero dress up day
Year 2 fire safety talk
Science - Investigating different types of seeds
Computing - using algorithms to find fractions
Healthy eating assembly with Farmer Alice and Farmer Jo
Year 1 Maths - representing numbers in different ways
English - common and proper nouns
KS1 Christmas craft afternoon
Virtual Visit - Christmas around the world
KS1 PE festival at Teign School
Poppy artwork for Remembrance Day
Identifying materials in Science
Painting self-portraits in Art.
Kestor Class (2017/2018)
Kestor ws a Year 1/Year 2 Class, which had 25 pupils.
The class teacher was Mrs Nicola Kelly.
Kestor Newsletters 2017-18
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.
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.
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.
We have caterpillars in Kestor! They have grown so much over the last week. Pop into the classroom to see their progress.
Home learning projects.
Fantastic projects starting to come into class. Well done everyone - we love sharing them.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!