We have been really lucky in Robins Class. Thanks to the kindness of Millie's mum and Dexter's mum, we have been enjoying watching caterpillars turn into butterflies and are looking after duckling eggs.
Today we released the butterflies and watched them fly away happily.
As part of our Literacy lessons on instructions, we had a go at following instructions to make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.
We have also enjoyed hands -on spelling activities including making our spellings out of Playdoh.
In the last week of term Robin Class have enjoyed making a healthy salad, using ingredients of their choice including: a carbohydrate, protein and vegetables.
On Friday 15th, all the children made a wonderful effort to dress up as pirates and they looked fantastic! They took part in a variety of activities including boat making, treasure hunting, puppet making, tea staining maps and playing with treasure in playdoh.
Welcome to Spring term in Robins Class! We are all set for an interesting few terms together. Our class teacher is Mrs Beveridge and Mrs Shoemark is our teaching assistant.
Our topic this term is Pirates, built around the book The Night Pirates.
In our English lessons, we are writing pirate stories of our own and pirate poetry. We have enjoyed watching Michael Rosen perform some of his famous poems.
In Maths, we are focusing on place value, addition and subtraction using all sorts of manipulatives.
The children have been fascinated in RE when learning about Judaism and Our Bodies in Science.
The children enjoyed a wet and muddy afternoon in Forest School.
Monday 24th September 2018
We have had a fantastic start to the term. We have all been really impressed with how the children have settled into their new routines. We have been busy working on place value in maths alongside mental maths every day. In English, we have been learning the story of Goldilocks through sequencing the story, writing 'sorry' letters and writing instructions so that Goldilocks can make her own porridge! Our topic this term is the Great Fire of London; please see the planning at the bottom of this page for a more detailed overview of what we will be learning about this term.
Thank you for your support with the new homework system; we have seen a huge difference already in the mental maths skills of the children and have already had some children achieving their Triple Crown as well as getting into the Achiever's Book for their efforts with their homework.
As always, please do not hesitate to speak to us if you have any queries.
Apps and Websites to support Phonics
Why not have some fun at home with these games? They are great for practicing the sounds and words we are working on in school. If you come across any other good ones, let us know so we can add them to the list! Occasionally some apps that are usually chargeable come up for free on offer, if I spot any, I will put it on our Facebook page so you don't miss the offer!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwJx1NSineE - explanation of the phonic system with demonstration of how to pronounce each phoneme (sound)
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com - free website or you can download the app for around £4.99
https://www.mrmcmakingmemories.com/ - Mr Mc's Flying With Phonics
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows - Alphablocks phonics TV show
Youtube Videos to search:
Mr Mc: Super Power Words and Boom Shake the Alphabet
Geraldine the Giraffe (Mr Thorne - Mr Thorne also has great accounts with lots of ideas on Facebook and Twitter should you wish to follow him. )
Epic Phonics Tricky words