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July 2016

Robin Class had a special delivery through the post of some tiny caterpillars and we watched with interest to what happened………   After they had turned into butterflies we took the net outside and let them go!  I wonder where they will lay their eggs?

 

On Wednesday the 13th July the whole school took part in an Olympic day. All classes had the chance to experience some different Olympic events.  Robins thoroughly enjoyed this day and all teachers commented on well they had done.               

 

Robins Class have had a very busy year and are looking forward to the summer holiday!

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June 2016

On Tuesday 14th June all of Robin Class went on a trip to Tropical Wings.  We saw lots of different animals including wallabies, parrots, rabbits and meercats.  We spent a lot of time in the butterfly house looking at the different types of butterflies and even spotted some eggs and caterpillars!

 

We have followed up this trip by writing a recount, drawing maps and talking about the habitats of different animals.

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May 2016

In Maths we have been talking about the names and properties of 3D shapes.  We have been exploring the 3D shapes that roll down the tubes the best and talking about why.  We discovered that cones, cylinders and spheres all roll because they have curved faces.

 

We have started reading the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and this is forming the basis of our topic for the summer term.  The children have been printing caterpillar pictures using just their fingers and then adding more detail when the paint dried.  They look great!

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April 2016

We have been talking about the signs of Spring and the changes that occur at this time of year.  The children went on a Spring walk around the school grounds and spotted buds coming out on trees, daffodils and noted that the weather was getting warmer.

 

We have been looking in some detail at 2D shapes and have been talking about their names and properties.  We joined up with our Year 6 buddies and went for a shape walk, recording all the different shapes that occur in our school environment.

 

The whole school celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday and in Robins we talked and wrote about what we would buy the Queen for her birthday.  Some of their ideas were a new crown, dress, shoes, a cat and a rollercoaster!

These children all made a crown at home as a homework challenge.  Don’t they look fantastic!

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March 2016

During March we took part in book week along with the rest of the school.  We looked at the book ‘What the Ladybird Heard Next’ by Julia Donaldson.  In this book there is a character called the Snuggly Snerd.  We thought it would be fun to draw our own Snuggly Snerd and write a sentence about what it looked like!

Some children brought in their own book from home and shared it with their friends.  They enjoyed talking about their favourite part and answering questions about it.         

 

The whole class took part in the sponsored spelling event and raised a fantastic £98.70.

 

We have been looking at addition in maths and have been adding up the spots on different ladybirds as well as continuing to practise our number recognition up to 20 and our 1 to 1 counting.

                                                             

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February 2016

For the last few weeks we have been looking at Traditional Tales and in particular Jack and the Beanstalk.  Lots of our activities have been based around this story.

 

The children have written ‘Wanted’ posters using words to describe what the giant is like.  You may recognise some of our giants!

 

We have also been estimating how many beans can fit in different size hands and found out that 25 fit in the giants!  We needed to help Jack sell his cow and worked out what 1 more or 1 less bean would be with numbers up to 5, 10 or 20.

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January 2016

It was great to hear about the lovely time Robins had at Christmas! Everyone was keen to paint a picture of their favourite present and tell us all about it and this then led to some fantastic writing.

 

This term we are starting to do more formal handwriting sessions where the children are encouraged to hold their pencil and form letters correctly.  During these sessions there will be a range of other activities like tweezers, pegs and scissors that help to develop fine motor skills.

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December 2015

Robins have been very busy since half term!  Along with the rest of the school we took part in STEM week and the children had a great time learning about space and rockets.  They made rockets out of junk, shape rockets and did a rocket countdown as well as lots of other activities.

 

We have also learnt about the Hindu festival of Diwali and all made a Diva lamp.  We lit these whilst tasting some naan bread, poppadums and mango chutney and listening to the story of Rama and Sita.

 

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