Friday 24th November
'There's no such thing as a Gruffalo', or is there? We have enjoyed exploring this favourite story in Robin class this week. We have been writing sentences, remembering to include capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. Our cursive writing is getting better. Thank you for all the support we receive from home. We have been recognising 2D shapes (triangle, circle, square, rectangle, hexagon and pentagon) in maths and we have been creating repeating patterns.
In phonics we learned to read the tricky troll words we, me and be. We learned the sounds x, y, z, zz and qu. We have been reading fairy (high frequency) words and, is, it, in, at. Learning to read these as sight words really helps to speed up our reading.
Don't forget to bring your sheep and angel costumes into school by Wednesday 29th November!
Learner of the week: Ethan
Headteacher's Award: Jamie for fantastic phonics.
Sports Award: Matilda
Friday 17th November
This week we read and enjoyed 'Zog' by Julia Donaldson. We made wanted posters for dragons and made up our own names for Zog's dragon friends. In Maths we counted and ordered numbers. We counted and matched the numeral to the number of objects.
In phonics, we learned the phonemes ss, j, v and w. We practised reading the tricky troll words: I, be, no, go and the and the fairy words and, is, it, in and at. We have been learning the letter names as well as their sounds. We could sing the alphabet to you and you could help us to spot letters as we are out and about, eg on car registration numbers. We have been trying really hard with our cursive letter formation.
I wonder what Julia Donaldson story we will be exploring next week?
Learner of the week: Seren.
Friday 10th November
We started our 'Tell me a story' topic this week and enjoyed Julia Donaldson's Room on the Broom. We have been making potions and labelling pictures. In Maths we practised counting and ordering numbers to 20 and we looked at different ways to make 5 using Numicon and Multilink cubes.
We have started learning the songs for the Nativity and we are looking forward to performing to you. Please check your child's book bag for a slip of paper telling you whether they have been cast as a sheep or an angel.
In phonics we have learned to read the tricky words I, go and no. We have also been reading the fairy (HFW) words has and be. We learned the sounds h, b, l, ll, f and ff. We would be delighted to show you the actions!
Please make sure that all clothes, hats, gloves and coats are named. It makes it much easier to return them to their owner!
Writer of the week: Isla H-P
Sports Award: Florence for wonderful firework dance moves
Headteacher's Award: Millie
Learner of the week: Max
Friday 3rd November
This week our topic was called Fire! Fire! We listened to the story of Guy Fawkes, watched and described fireworks and talked about fire safety. Our role play area has been a Fire Station, which we have really enjoyed. We have done lots of painting and creative artwork. We made a bonfire on the field, sang songs, drank hot chocolate and put our Guy Fawkes on it.
We have been doing lots of measuring in the classroom, using language like longer, shorter, taller, smaller, middle sized. We used non standard measures to measure our height. Our phonics journey continues and we learned the sounds ck, e, u and r. We also learned to read the tricky troll words the and to.
Next week we will finish our work on Fire and then start our new topic called Tell me a story. We will be exploring Julia Donaldson books so please do share these with your child at home if you have them.
*** We still need help for Nature Detectives. Please see Mrs Franks if you can help us.
Sports Award: Olivia
Headteacher's Award: Charlie
Learner of the week: Charlee
Well done to all of these children for their super learning.
Friday 20th October
What a wonderful start the children in Robin class have made to their school journey. They are exhausted after a busy half term making friends and learning the routine of school.
Thank you to everyone who attended our tea party this afternoon. It was a very fitting end to our ‘Yummy Scrummy’ topic and lovely to see so many people here.
This week we enjoyed learning about Diwali and we were busy producing invitations, decorations and food for our party.
In phonics we learned the sounds g, o, c and k. We listened to a variety of different books containing these sounds. We have now learned the sounds satpinmdgock. Over the holidays you could help your child to spot these letters in books and on signs. You could also practise blending sounds together to make VC (it) and CVC (cat) words. We have also learned to read the high frequency (fairy) words in, it, is, at and and. Learning to sight read these words really helps to improve fluency. You could put them up in your house as passwords on doors, the TV, the fridge, etc or write them on to pieces of card and play pairs or snap with them.
Headteacher’s Award: Poppy for enthusiastically tackling busy learning challenges in the classroom.
Writer of the Week: Esmee for writing all the time!
Sports Award: Hollie for good ideas in our PE lesson and helping to tidy away the baskets after every PE session.
Learner of the week: Will return after the half term holiday.
Friday 13th October
This week we made and tasted delicious apple crumble. We have been reading Oliver’s Vegetables and Oliver’s Fruit Salad and we really enjoyed the story of Supertato. Our classroom was taken over by the Evil Pea, he caused all sorts of chaos. We have been counting and recognising numbers and practising letter formation. Thank you for taking the time to help us to write our names at home.
We love our phonics lessons and this week we have learned the sounds i, n, m, d. Please ask us to show you the actions, we would be delighted to. We have been practising reading the high frequency (fairy) words at, is, it and in. We have been putting sounds together and blending them to make words (for example s-a-t). You could help us to practise this by making words from satpinmd for us to read. You could put the letters on the fridge or put the letters on little cards for us to play with.
Well done to all of the Robin class children who are coming into the classroom independently.
We went to our first celebration assembly today. The following children received awards this week:
Sports Award: Nicholas for brilliant changing into his PE kit.
Headteacher’s Award: Amelie for having a positive attitude towards all activities and learning.
Learner of the week: Dylan for super blending.
We are looking forward to welcoming you into our classroom for our tea party next Friday 20th October at 2.15pm.
Friday 6th October
This week we have been enjoying the story of 'The Enormous Turnip'. In Maths we have been counting and recognizing numbers. We made and iced carrot cakes and we have been busy learning inside the classroom and out. We have been riding the bikes, digging in the sandpit and exploring vegetables.
We started our Fairytime Phonics adventure. We have learned the sounds s a t p. You could ask us to show you the action and help us to think of items and names starting with these sounds. We also started guiding reading.
Thank you for your contributions for the Harvest Festival and for joining us for our celebration today.
As the children become more familiar with the school, we are encouraging them to develop their independence by walking from the office and entering the classroom on their own. Please help to support your child to do this.
Don't forget that every Wednesday is show and tell. Please do not bring in toys but anything related to the children's achievements or to do with our topic on food is very welcome.
We still need one more helper for Nature Detectives on Tuesday. The children had an awesome time!
Learner of the week: James has taken Elmer home this weekend.
Friday 29th September 2017
This week we have been enjoying and exploring the story of The Little Red Hen. Today we made bread, buttered it and ate it - delicious! Lots of children took theirs home to share, look out for it in book bags.
We have been enjoying stories as part of our Storytime Phonics and we are ready to start Phase 2 next week. Look out for our actions and captions, they really support our learning.
Today we had a Welcome Party in the hall with Jay and Kingfisher class. We played musical statues and ate biscuits. It was great fun.
We have also been looking at 3D solids (cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder, sphere and pyramid) and practising changing into our PE kits.
Learner of the week: Elmer has gone home this week with Florence. Florence has completed lots of Busy Learning challenges this week.
Friday 22nd September 2017
This week has been a busy week in Robin class. We did our first ever PE session and went on the Life Education Bus. We have enjoyed eating our school dinners in the hall and spending lunchtime outside playing with our friends.
We started our new topic 'Yummy Scrummy'. You can see the topic web below. Our role play area has changed into a cafe and we have been exploring the story 'Handa's Surprise'. On Wednesday we made fruit kebabs, they tasted delicious and we have been recognising 2D shapes and their properties in our maths learning.