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Keinton Mandeville Primary School

In English this week we are looking at different examples of poetry ".
In maths this week we are learning about position and direction.



Well done Falcons!


We had a fantastic trip to London. Falcons were amazing!  We enjoyed all the Egyptian treasures in the British Museum and the amazing views from the London Eye.  Even the long coach journey was fantastic, especially through London when we were sight seeing experts!

Ninja Warriors!

In PE this week we had a Ninja Warrior competion!  The finalist were Inola, Clois, Millie and Connor. Inola pipped Millie into second place and became our champion!


Our studies of Ancient Egypt are underway.  We have learned about the belief in the afterlife and have begun to make our own mummies!

Watch this space to see how we are making them:

First we made a body from clay.  We learned how the body was washed and dehydrated using Natron Salt.  We learned how the organs were removed and put into canopic jars.  We also made our own tiny canopic jars from clay.




Our topic this half term is 'Take One Picture'  Our work will be based around the John Constable Masterpiece, The Hay Wain.

We have be working on our sketching skills thinking about, light, dark and texture.  We used these skills to sketch The Hay Wain.  We will also be trying to produce a landscape drawing or painting of our own.

Here are some of our completed sketches:



We thought about composition of landscape pictures in preparation for our final piece.  We have taken some photos of landscapes around the school which we will use later.


Here are some of our Landscapes from around the school, some of us chose to paint while others chose to sketch.  Come into school to see our gallery.




Last week Falcons were thinking abour 'Human Rights'  and 'The Rights of a Child.'

They learned what Rights are and discussed what rights they thought they should have.  The discussions were thoughtful and mature and the children identified many of the same rights as appear in the United Nations Charter.  Falcons also thought about how chidrens rights need to be the different and the same as those of adults.  To see some of their thoughts, have a look at the mind maps displayed outside Falcons' classroom. 

Falcons have been working on our new topic 'Moral Dilemmas and Judaism'

We have discussed a range of dilemmas and how we would approach them.  We have been thinking about motivations and why we act in a certain way.  Later this week we are going to make a list of good morals and compare them to those taught by various religions, but particularly the Ten commandments from Judaism.




Year 5 had a fantastic trip to Mill on the Brue!  We enjoyed canoing, the zip wire, team challenges and crate stacking. Check out some photos.




We have had a fantastic start to the school year.  Everybody is working really hard and we are determined to make the most of this school year.

We started the year by thinking about our class ethos and we came up with a few statements which we plan to follow through the year. They are:

Falcons dont give up

Falcons are kind

Falcons are good listeners

Falcons don't waste time

Falcons try their best.

Falcons show respect

Falcons don't say I can't, they may only say I can't yet!


Ancient Mayans

This half term's topic is The Ancient Mayans.  This past week we have learned about where and when the Mayans lived.

Watch this space to find out more.