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Keinton Mandeville Primary School


This week in English we are learning: To publish our independent writes. To revise hyphens,phrases & clauses and formal/informal language.
This week in maths we are learning: To perform mental calculations and reason from known facts. To revise multi-step word problems.

The date for our sculpture trail has been confirmed as Friday 30th November and the children will be working on trail maps over the next week or two. Please encourage others to take part and hopefully we can raise awareness and a little bit of money for the children's chosen environmental charity.

Notice in advance! If you have any unwanted, old books (that are more of a novel type of text), please could you send them in with your children ready for the week after next. This is related to our next English unit. Many thanks!




The sculptures are taking shape and we are aiming to get these located around the village as soon as possible.

The children have been working hard on problem solving this week and are enjoying the challenge of finding solutions (which are not always obvious!)

Auditions for the Christmas play will be the week after next and we encourage our year sixes to take part in this process as it is a chance for them to be given a role with more lines (although ALL of year six will be given at least one line.)





We are going to be very busy this next half-term with our topic. There are two days planned for creating our recycled sculptures which will hopefully  be put on display in the next few weeks.

Extracts from our previous English writing have now been added to TripAdvisor (obviously no names have been added) and if you'd like to see them, please search Adventure Okehampton and the user name is MissGandSteve2018.




Street surfing!





Well done to all our children for the plastic awareness day on Thursday. Our class went on a litter pick and found nearly a whole bin bag full of rubbish (most of which was plastic.) We will be continuing this topic theme after half-term where an exciting event will be taking this space!!

Please keep the plastic coming in ready for our next topic as well as the plastic awareness day on Thursday!

I would like to remind parents that the children can wear their hoodies on Thursdays and Fridays.

PE reminder: There are a few children coming to school without kit on Weds, Thurs and now Fridays. Although we are encouraging independence, a gentle reminder from home would be very helpful.

Girls should have their hair tied up/back and earrings should be removed or covered with micro tape - this will mean more PE time for everyone!

Thank you


The children have been recalling many memories from their time at Okehampton last week and have used some of these in their English writing. They have also been working hard in maths to understand negative numbers and use reasoning and problem solving skills. 

On Friday, the class were lucky enough to have a session of 'Street Surfing' from an external sports company - Premier sports. These will continue until just beyond half-term when the children will take part in the new Golden Time activities that are on offer. 

We have had a brilliant time in Okehampton and I hope you've been keeping up to date with all that we have been doing. Our experiences will be helping us with some of our work over the next few weeks and the whole week will be a talking point for a long time to come!


A huge welcome back to all the children after the holidays! It is lovely to see everyone and to have such grown-up looking year sixes in Osprey class. We are looking forward to a super year and we are starting off with what will hopefully be a fun-packed and memory making experience for everyone at Okehampton.

Please see the newsletter for information about the term and details regarding classroom routines.