Robin Class Week 2

Posted on April 23rd, 2017 by Robin Class

Literacy: Continue to learn our story ‘A mouse called Maisie’. We will be creating actions and thinking about the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of the story.

Maths: Shapes (2D and 3D shapes)

Topic: Planting seeds, making blossom trees and creating seed packaging. Our Garden visit is Thursday.

Phonics: Revision of Phase 3 with a focus on Tricky words.

Home Learning: a poster on who is special to me or a family tree. This will support us in the ‘Understanding the World’ aspect of learning.

Notes for this week

  • Reading Morning on Tuesday and Stay and Play on Thursday.
  • Miss Budwig joined us last week in Robin Class and she will be with us for most of the summer term.
  • Mrs Austin (AM), Mrs Warner, Miss Budwig will be in Class all day Monday as I am on a training course


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Robin Class: Summer Term/ First Half Term

Posted on April 12th, 2017 by Robin Class

In Robin class, our theme will be ‘Plants and flowers’.

Our Roleplay is a Garden Centre and a Mini-Beast investigation Science Lab.

We will be visiting the garden every Thursday and this will be part of our Topic learning.

Where relevant we will be linking most of our learning to our topic. The children are also at the heart of our planning and changes will be made. Below is a brief outline of some of our possible learning activities. Check the website each week for current learning.


  • Percy the Park Keeper
  • Describing flowers and plants
  • Beanstalk Phonics
  • ‘Sound’ Flowers
  • Labelling our Garden Design
  • Design a secret fairy garden


  • Adding using flowers
  • folding, fractions- design a seed packet
  • Capacity using plant pots etc
  • Flower heights
  • Number Matching


  • Design a plant pot for our garden centre
  • Make a blossom tree
  • Van Gogh sunflowers collage
  • Thickening paint (Van Gogh style)
  • Fairy Gardens


  • Planting Cress
  • sunflower planting
  • Sorting natural materials
  • plant and flower hunt
  • Conditions needed to grow


  • Weekly PE skills sessions
  • Bikes/ scooters
  • Scissor and Cutting activities
  • Playdough
  • Threading
  • Physi-Gym


  • Daily feelings sessions self registration
  • Jigsaw themes


  • Listening to stories with or without pictures
  • Turn taking

The mentioned activities are just a brief outline of some of the activities that we will be taking part in.

Summer Timetable– Here is a rough outline of our day. It will change weekly where required.

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Robin Weekly

Posted on March 26th, 2017 by Robin Class

Well done to all that took part in our Talent Show!

Please return Learning Journals so we can update them, ready for our Easter Break.

  • Phonics: revision of Phase 2 and 3.
  • Literacy: Easter Story
  • Maths: Addition
  • Topic: All things Easter and Chicks!

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KS2 Choir

Posted on March 24th, 2017 by Kestrel Class

New school choir – sign up now!

The choir will be open to all KS2 children with no auditions needed. Rehearsals will take place at school on Thursdays from 3.15 to 4.00pm with Mrs Williams and Miss Langley Higgs.

The choir will provide a valuable opportunity for the children to develop their vocal technique and build confidence in their abilities, gaining knowledge of music theory and performance skills and, most of all, to enjoy singing together.

Please sign up now on the School Gateway!

Can you help with the choir?

We are looking for a volunteer piano/keyboard accompanist for occasional rehearsals and termly concerts.

We would also like to hear from any parents who want to help with the choir in other ways, whether by supporting children’s engagement during rehearsals, contributing ideas or helping to organise concerts – no musical experience necessary.

If you are interested in any of these roles, or you know someone else who might be, please contact Miss Langley Higgs.

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Week 10 Robin Class

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 by Robin Class

Well done to the entire class for their wonderful class assembly.

This week we will be making books, counting and getting ready for Mother’s Day.

Our chicks have arrived and we are eagerly await them to hatch! When they have hatched we will have some in our classroom, our learning next week will be based around the chicks and the life cycle of a chick.

Pupil Progress Meetings are this week, if you decide to take the learning journals home please return them as soon as possible as we always making observation and update them regularly.

Our talent show on Tuesday was fantastic. The class voted for their favourite 2 acts to go through to the final on Friday. It was a tough choice for the class!


  • Thursday @7 pm Academy meeting in School Hall
  • Mothers day sale on  Thursday. £3 for a gift.
  • Non- Uniform day on Friday for Red Nose Day
  • A class raffle is taking place for each class to win an Easter egg.
  • Home Learning this week will consist of making a wonderful Easter Bonnet for our Parade next Tuesday. Due to this there will be no reading morning.
  • School newsletters are available on the school website under News- Newsletters
  • We finish School Next Friday (31/3/2017) @1.30pm

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Week 9 Robin Class

Posted on March 13th, 2017 by Robin Class

This is the week of our class assembly so we will be preparing busily this week. We all look forward to seeing as many as you as possible on Friday at 9 am.

Home Learning prepare for the class assembly.

Phonics: Read tricky words: all.  Revise everything learned

English: Cops and Robbers Book by Allan Ahlberg

Maths: This week children will rehearse comparing numbers to 10 and 20 and identifying the largest and smallest set. They will relate this to the numerals. They will also rehearse ordering numbers to 10 and 20 using the pegged number line. They will identify the larger and the smaller of two numbers using position on the line as a guide.

Monday Mrs Austin teaching AM (English subject leader time)
Tuesday Reading Morning @ 8.50-9.10
Wednesday Mrs Austin teaching Am (PPA cover)
Thursday Supply Cover (on training course- inspiring writing in EYFS)

Stay and Play @ 2.30pm

Friday Class assembly  @9 am

Week 10 Warnings 🙂 

Next week we have Parents evening,on Tuesday and Wednesday. A short 10 minute appointment to share Learning Journals and targets for the next term.

We will be having Chicks visit us in the classroom.

Our Talent show will take place Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Sign up sheet will be outside the classroom. If unable to sign up please just send a note in with your child’s fantastic talent.

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Robin Class Week 8

Posted on March 5th, 2017 by Robin Class

Our new topic: People Who Help Us


Learning about firefighters and how they can help us.


  • What do we want to be when we are older
  • Making vehicles
  • Dressing up and writing captions


Continue to learn about money


Obstacle course linked to Jigsaw (PSED)


  •  Vowel digraphs: er
  • Read tricky words: her
  • Revise everything learned

We will also be sharing our Home Learning about important people to us and their jobs during the next two weeks.

Home Learning will be handed out Monday. It will consist of Reading and learning the line for our class assembly which is on Friday 17th March.



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Week 7 Robin

Posted on February 26th, 2017 by Robin Class


  • Our book of the week is ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’


  • This week the children will familiarise themselves with coins and our money. They will begin to learn the value of coins and to compare and order them according to value. They will learn their names and begin to play with money in our Tea Shop.
  • Vowel digraphs: ear, air, ure Read tricky words: they
  • Absorbency, drawing animals, describing animals and pets we may have.
  • Mrs Austin is in class Wednesday AM
  • Class Photos Wenesday
  • World Book day is Thursday: £1 book token will be going home that day.

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Home Learning: Spring Term Robin Class Week 6

Posted on February 24th, 2017 by Robin Class



  • We have been learning counting and adding to 20. Trace the numbers and have a go underneath writing the number


  • Practising the letters we have been learning to read and write this week- ur, ow oi, ear


  • From the 6th March we will be starting our new topic learning about different jobs and people who help us. Draw or use a photograph of an adult to show us what job they have. Then write a caption to tell us what job they have. This will then form the start of our topic. I have included a blank picture frame

Fine Motor Skills

  • Pencil control- please trace the lines with a writing pencil.

Home Learning is due back the following Friday.

Points to note

  • Thursday 2nd March is World Book Day. The children can come dressed as their favourite book character if they wish.
  • You can see what we have planned each week on our website:
  • We have included a letter formation handwriting sheet to be used at home.
  • At school we use the website Phonics Play. There are games available to play for free on the website that are linked to our learning of Phase 2 and 3.

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World Book Day 2017

Posted on February 20th, 2017 by Robin Class

This year World Book Day is on Thursday 2nd March to celebrate reading books, authors and illustrators. It is held in more than 100 countries around the world. A key aim is to give every child in the UK a book of their own to keep. Every child is eligible to receive a £1 World Book Day Token which can be exchanged for one of ten exclusive £1 World Book Day Books, or if you prefer, use it to get £1 off any full-priced book or audio book. Tokens must be redeemed by the end of March 2016.

We will be celebrating this great event on Thursday, 2nd March, by asking children to come dressed as their favourite book character. There will be prizes for the most original costume in each class and every child will receive their £1 World Book Token.

If you would like to find out more information about World Book Day, there are ideas, activities and resources at:

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Robin Class Week 6

Posted on February 19th, 2017 by Robin Class

We start our new topic learning about Animals at the Vets

Literacy: Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Maths: Number bonds to 10 and 20

Topic: Drawing animals, Creating a gold fish pond, what happens at a Vets and shape animals

Phonics: ur, ow, oi. Read tricky words: you


  • Mrs Austin will be in class teaching Monday and Wednesday AM
  • Home Learning will begin again on Friday
  • Garden of Dreams 2.45pm in school hall
  • World Book Day is the 2nd March. Dress as your favourite book character

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Robin Class Week 5

Posted on February 5th, 2017 by Robin Class

Phonics: Vowel digraphs: oo, ar, or Spell tricky words: no, go

Literacy:  Kindness cards

Maths: Children explore lengths, heights and weights, learning to compare each of these, using direct comparison. Children lay lengths alongside each other, understanding the need for a baseline, and do the same with three items of different heights. They then learn to measure a length or height using a non-standard uniform unit, such as a crayon or footprint. Children compare items of the same size but different weight using balances and then measure these using uniform non-standard units such as conkers or pebbles.

Topic: Safer internet week: making a safety spider, e-safety discussions, Bee-Bots, French colours of the rainbow.
Reading Morning and Stay and Play as usual this week.
Friday is wear something Red for Home start day.

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