Welcome to our class page! Our class teacher is Mrs Morel.
Our topic this Spring term will be ‘Dinosaurs’. The children will start by learning about crocodiles, who were alive at the same time as dinosaurs, before moving onto the history and the different types of dinosaurs! It is a very exciting and interesting topic which I have no doubt all the children will enjoy engaging with. We will use what we learn in the topic as the content for our writing, which will be non-fiction based this term. It will also be linked to both our science topic and art topics.
Please visit our page regularly to see what we are up to!
Our Christian value this half term is Justice.
PE: Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday afternoons
Star of the Week: Molly
Dojo Winner: Zack P
If your child reads at least four times a week for ten weeks throughout the term then they will receive a reading badge at the end of term, which they can proudly wear on their uniform. So please remember to write in the Home Communication book about the reading your child has been doing!
This term we will be using Doodle maths for personalised maths homework, and will we hope you have been enjoying the application!
The key to this is to practise a little everyday. I hope that the children will be excited about this new format and be keen to complete it. The system basis each day's questions of previous results, thus challenging your child in areas of strength and closing gaps where there are misconceptions. We will be monitoring the children's progress and supporting in school where necessary.
We will continue to send home the spelling homework, with the children being tested on the Monday after the homework is due in. Thank you for returning Unit 9 homework on Friday. Unit 10 will be sent out on Monday. There will be no test on this unit due to the Spellathon!
This terms Topic homework is due in on 7th March , so that we can display it during 'Mums in School day ' on 9th March.
26th Feb-2nd March 2018
Despite only being in for 4 days we have achieved a great deal this week.
In Literacy we have been using Tom and the Dinosaur Egg to develop our descriptive writing focusing on both the characters and the setting. At the end if the week we wrote an independent piece of extended writing. I was very proud of what the children wrote and their progress.
In Numeracy we have been investigating capacity in Year 1 and Fractions in Year 2.
Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed looking at the capacity of different containers and understanding that different shaped containers can have the same capacity.
Year 2 are developing their understanding of fractions and securing their existing knowledge. They are beginning to understand how to write fractions and solve problems involving fractions.
We have been thinking about why Cavemen drew on walls and had a go at creating out own messages - not all of which were understood!
After collecting ' painting tools' from the garden, we used a range of natural materials to create different marks on a page as well as recreating images from the Cueva de las Manos using sponges and our hand prints.
Thursday was a fantastic day! The children all looked amazing dressed as their favourite characters and enjoyed listening to teachers reading from their favourite books.
We also took advantage of the snow falling and ventured outside to collect snowflakes on card. We used magnifying glasses investigate wether snowflakes were all the same shape or all different!
19th -23rd February 2018
What a fantastic this has been. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first week in Robins. The children have really made me feel welcome and I am reminded of what amazing and caring our children are. They have been working very hard too.
In literacy we have shared 'Tom and the Dinosaur Egg', using it to think about how to describe characters and settings. Next week the children be applying their learning by rerelling the story in their own words.
In maths Year 1 have been developing their understandin of measure by investigating weight. We have been using terms such as 'heavier' and 'lighter' to comapre a range of abjects. Year 2 have been learning about the properties if 3D shapes.
Our non-core block for the next two weeks will be art. We have begun to look at how cave art was used as a communication tool for eraly man.Next week we will be completing our own cave art as well as clay tiles.
We also took took the opportunity to revisit our work on seasons from last term to look for any signs of Spring the the school garden. We were delighted to see the shoots of a number of different flowers beginning to grow.
8th January - 19th January 2018
Over the past two weeks, Robins have been learning about mini-beasts habitats and trying to find lots of facts to support their fact files that they made for Extended Writing on the 18th January.
The children have used all the facts they learnt at Crocodiles of the World and the new facts that they have learnt over these two weeks to produce some wonderful fact files, during the week. Then they made some fact files about mini-beasts for Extended Writing, which is displayed on the Write Stuff board, in the corridor by Reception.
In Maths, Year 1 have been learning about concepts of time; we have found out about half past and o'clock, along with remembering the days of the week and the months of the year. Year 2 have been learning about multiplication and division, where they have been sharing and grouping to find out the answers.
We have been finding out about micro habitats and habitats that crocodiles would live in. We have been out to find mini-beasts habitats and had to be creative and make our own crocodile habitat! All of the pictures for these activities can be found on Tapestry.
These are our curriculum maps. They tell you about what we will be teaching this term.
If you have any questions, please contact Miss Banks.
Tapestry is a website where we upload images and videos of your children every week, so that you can see what they have been up to in class. Please check this regularly to see what Robins have been doing!
Here is a list of different websites which your child can visit if they wish to complete some extra practise at home in either maths, times tables, literacy or phonics. To follow a link, copy and paste it into the search bar.
Counting, matching and ordering 1- http://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots
Counting, matching and ordering 2- http://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/gingerbread-man-game
Higher or lower- http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=HigherAndLower
Number ordering- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/number_ordering/play/
Number sequences- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/number_sequences/play/
Joining words- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/joining_words/play/
Making sentences- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/making_sentences/play/
Rhyming words- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/rhyming_words/play/
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