Robin

Posted on July 10th, 2017 by Robin Class

This week we are planning our picninc. we will be writing invitations, making teddy bear decorations and drawng observational drawings of our old and new teddy bears. we will also be making neckerchiefs for for our teddy bears, ready for our picnic.

In mats we will be looking at number bonds to 10 and taking part in maths invesgtigations.

Notes for the week:

Tuesday

  • Reading Morning
  • New reception visit

Thursday

  • Change over afternoon
  • No Stay and Play due to change over afternoon

 

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Robin Class News

Posted on July 3rd, 2017 by Robin Class

This week the new reception children will be visiting us for a short time. The idea of this visit is for the children and their parents to see the classroom environment together on a informal basis. I will be there with our current Robin class continuing making observations etc. We also have Oxhey Early Years visiting us on Thursday so the classroom will be very busy!

Today we had our forest school session and the children worked together to make bug hotels. I loved the home learning our the bug hotels that you did with Miss Budwig, they are a joy to have in the classroom.

Mrs Whittingham will be in class on Wednesday morning.

We start our new topic about our teddy bears picnic and the children already have lots of ideas as to what they want to do for their party. We will be making graphs, understanding money and sorting groups for our picnic in our maths lessons.

We are being visited by the library tomorrow talking about the summer reading challenge that will be taking place. More information will follow.

We have a very busy 3 weeks ahead and I look forward to all the exciting activities that we have planned.

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Forest School

Posted on June 18th, 2017 by Robin Class

Forest School will continue tomorrow. Forest School change of clothes including suitable footwear is required.

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Robin Week 8

Posted on June 12th, 2017 by Robin Class

This week is maths problem solving week.

We have already been lucky enough to have a maths problem solving workshop with an outside company working in robin class this morning. Our maths lessons will continue that theme.

Topic this week is continuing our learning about mini beasts and we will be focusing on the life cycle of a butterfly.

We are continuing to write our Maisy stories in Literacy.

Notes for this week:

Monday
  • Miss Budwig out all day
  • Mrs Warner- training course out all day
  • Maths problem solving workshop- Happy Puzzle company
  • Forest School PM (for the rest of Summer term)
Tuesday
  • Reading morning
  • Garden PM
  • Maths parent meeting 6.30pm
Wednesday
  • Miss Budwig out all day
  • Students visiting from Herts Uni looking at EAL provision
Thursday
  • Mr Libberton EYFS training course out all day
  • Stay and Play 2.30pm
Friday
  • Sponsored mile 2.30 pm tea/ coffee/ cakes for parents
  • Non uniform day
  • Mrs Shaw PM

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Maths Problem Solving Week

Posted on June 10th, 2017 by Eagle Class

This coming week is Maths Problem Solving Week.

All the children will be completing activities in their class rooms.  Reception up to Year 4 will also be taking part in a Problem Solving Workshop run by The Happy Puzzle Company.

After school, in the hall from 3.15pm, on Monday only, you will have the opportunity to purchase games and puzzles for as little as 75p.

Please see the web link below for a voucher to use when making your purchase on Monday, you can print it off yourself, to claim the Happy Puzzle Voucher, or alternatively collect one on arrival at the school hall on Monday.

http://www.puzzlechallengedays.co.uk/resources/workshop-flyers.aspx

There is a Problem Solving workshop of Parents only on Tuesday at 6.30pm, please complete the return slip on the letter sent out previously to indicate your interest so that we are able to cater for the numbers.

Thank you.

 

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Summer Fete! 

Posted on June 4th, 2017 by Swift Class

Jazzy Jars are due in tomorrow. There will be tables in the playground for you to put them on. 

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Robin Summer 2

Posted on May 28th, 2017 by Robin Class

Image result for bugsHome-learning this week is to complete one of the tasks from the Mini-beast sheet. The children have loved exploring the outside and looking for different bugs so we will be learning about these for the first three weeks of the next half term.

Miss Budwig is with us for 3 more weeks. It is great to have such a fantastic teacher supporting Robin class this term. During this time Miss Budwig has lots of activities planned for the children that she will be teaching .

teddy bears picnic

Our Topic

In English we are coming towards the end of our Story with Maisie. We will be writing our own versions using the original story to help us. We will be learning another story after that and then start our Teddy Bears’ Picnic topic. In our picnic topic we will be researching recipes thinking about locality, continuing to visit the garden and making food for our picnic. We will be making lists, writing invitations and making games we can play on our picnic. We will be making the decorations for their picnic too.

We will also be taking part in a whole school international day. The children will be visiting different classrooms to learn about different countries. This is being organised with the support of Madame Lawson who will be with our Class every Tuesday Morning for our weekly French session.

Image result for forest school activities early yearsRobin class also have forest every Monday afternoon 12th, 19th, 26th June, 3rd and 17th July. We will be using the best of our School grounds and a specialist Forest School teacher. 

Reading Morning will continue every Tuesday, it’s great to see lots of you there each week. In the afternoon we will be visiting the garden where we have lots of exciting activities to take part in.  Stay and Play will continue to be on a Thursday afternoon at 2.30pm.

Change-over afternoon will take place in July where you child will get to spend time in their new classes. This term starting schoolwe will also be starting the transition for those children who are starting Bromet in September. I will be visiting their nurseries and having meetings about children due to start with us.  There will be visits by these children at different points during the term and I will be able to update you when these are closer to the time.

The next half term is very busy throughout the school and I hope to be able to update you on our class page what is happening each week.

Mr Libberton and Mrs Warner

 

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Week 4 in Robin Class

Posted on May 8th, 2017 by Robin Class

This week we are working on our maths skills: one more/one less, doubling, adding and taking away.

We will be continuing our learning about Maisie the mouse and starting to innovate parts of the story and on the structure of the story.

In our topic we continue to learn about the garden and will be visiting our school garden on Thursday.

 

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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.

Literacy

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

Maths

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

EAD

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

UW

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

PD

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

PSED

  • Daily feelings sessions self registration
  • Jigsaw themes

CL

  • 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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