Mrs Murray, Mrs Musson and Mrs Murphy
A new beginning!
Friday 11th January 2019
I cannot believe it is already 2019! We have started back with a bang in Robins. We have had such a fun first week back and I can't wait to continue learning with you all.
We started off our new topic ' I believe' with a day where we thought about ourselves and what makes us special. All the children had wonderful ideas and it was lovely to hear everyone offering ideas as to why others were special. It makes me very proud to have such a kind class and this showed it off perfectly. We then thought about our future and what we would like to be when we grow up.
We also got back into thinking about our maths and English and how we were going to get even better this year. Thinking about a small target in our head to focus on throughout the half term.
In Maths we have worked on counting on to add numbers together on a number line. The children have been brilliant at this and it has been fantastic to see such hard work. In Literacy we have thought about our new book focus 'Anything is possible' and have started by using adjectives to describe our characters.
We have spoken about online safety and how to use the internet with the help of our grown-ups. We spoke about discussing anything that makes us unhappy or gives us a weird feeling and we read a story about Smartie the penguin and what he did with his brand new tablet.
In R.E. we have been starting to think about the Jewish faith and what makes it important. The children seem very excited to learn about a different religion and it seems like a fantastic opportunity to ask some wonderful questions.
Our star of the week this week is Lydia! Lydia has been working super hard on her writing and it has blown us away! She is a keen reader and has worked hard to achieve her own personal goals. Throughout this week, Lydia has shone and we are very grateful to have her in our class. Thank you
A truly Alien Christmas!
Friday 14th December 2018
Wow! Just wow! We can finally breathe again over the weekend! Robins have been so super busy, I have no idea how we've fit all the amazing things we have done in one week! Firstly, last Friday was the Christmas Fayre and I am overwhelmed by the generosity that was shown. You guys at Greens Norton are the most kind, giving and polite community and it is wonderful to be part of. I was very proud
Then we have had our Christmas dinner and jumper day. We really enjoyed having lunch together and celebrating Christmas. It was wonderful for me to see such beautiful table manners and politeness from such a lovely class. We made Christmas hats and wore them with pride throughout our day.
Then we really need to talk about the Alien in the week! Christmas with the Aliens was just fantastic, the children worked so hard and it really paid off. We were all just blown away by the talent and hard work the children put in. It was completely exhausting for everyone and even though the kids were super tired, they showed
Our star of the week is Lucie! Lucie has been incredible for the past few weeks and has slowly been proving that her manners and
Please rest this weekend and come back for our final festive days this year!
It's beginning to look at lot like...
Friday 7th December 2018
Christmas is in full swing within Robins class! From practising the nativity to describing Santa with lots of reindeer food and mess on the way! We are having such a wonderful time thinking about the festive season in class and how important it is to everyone. Thank you so much for all your support in our Christmas bits and bobs, from coming tonight to bringing in costumes. We really appreciate it!
In Literacy, we have written a cold write about the littlest elf called Oliver and his reindeer Dot all before looking at the big man himself!! We are looking to write a wonderful character description of Father Christmas by the end of next week. This will show off all the amazing techniques we have learnt over the term and we are aiming to use all those things to really make these character descriptions shine!
Our maths is focusing on number knowledge. We have been splitting and moving sums around all week. Hopefully by the end of the next week, we will be thinking about how this can help us with some super Christmassy maths problems.
R.E. has been wonderful this term with Mrs Elliott and your wonderful work on Diwali has come out stunningly.You have made fantastic pom poms to decorate, cards to celebrate and fact files to inform! Well done Robins!
Robin's have also had their first take of a test and they behaved amazingly. They worked really hard and were very grown up. We were very proud!
Our star of the week is Freya! Your hard work has really paid off. You are really helpful and kind to all in Robins and your work is just amazing. Thank you for being such a good example and trying so hard. Continue taking ownership of your learning and you'll continue to fly!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. See you next week!
What a wow week!
Friday 30th November 2018
In Literacy we have been focusing on our fact file and creating a creepy animal to say lots about. We have used question marks and adjectives to make our fact file more exciting. In numeracy we have worked on number bonds and how we can break numbers and record this. The children are getting very good at this and are able to record this in loads of different ways. Well done Robins!
In topic we are still exploring American landmarks and why these are important. We've had lots of fun discussing this. In R.E. we are celebrating Diwali and learning why this is important. The children have made cards, fact files and pom poms to celebrate. In PSHE we have worked on how we can be kind to each other and support each other to do the right thing.
Our star of the week is Jake. We are so impressed with his growth over the last few weeks. Jake has tried new food and worked hard to make sure his work is done on time. Thank you Jake for being a wonderful member of Robins class!
Rest up over the weekend and we will see you next week!
Friday 23rd November 2018
This week has been an amazing week and every single member of Robins has been working really hard in their learning. I am very proud of all my class this week!
In Literacy this week we have begun working on fact files and how we can use these to give information on a specific topic. This has been fantastic and the children have noticed a lot about this genre of writing. Over the next week, they will begin working on their own fact file on their own made up animal.
In Numeracy we have been looking at the wholeness of numbers and how we can split them in different ways. The children have gained a lot of knowledge about numbers to ten and what they are made of. This had been noticed by loads of members of staff - including people from other classes! We have also been working on what equals means and they have been seeing if they can make number sentences that balance equally.
In topic we have moved to America and luckily a lot of children know a lot about America. They already discussed lots of simple facts and they started to make pinwheels to celebrate the 4th of July. Over the next week we will discuss thanksgiving and why the Americans celebrate it each year.
Our star of the week is Logan! Logan has worked really hard this week and therefore has done loads of amazing learning. An unsung hero in our class, he is always ready for a challenge and will work so hard to do his work to the best of his ability. Logan you are a wonderful friend and a superb member of Robins!
Show us your spots!
Friday 16th November 2018
Wow! What a week! I’m so proud of my rocking Robins for such an adventurous week. Firstly, thank you for all your beautiful cards and presents, I feel very lucky to have such a wonderful class of children and parents. The children are finally getting used to Mrs Murray (or Mrs Curry!) and the three M surnames have not confused them!
In Literacy this week we have worked on our own version of the magic paintbrush. Children have changed the story to have different characters and we have had some brilliantly funny outcomes! I can’t wait for the children to tell you about all the silly stories they have created. We did our hot write today and next week will move onto a fact file on an animal.
In Numeracy we have been looking at part whole models and seeing how children could split them to create number sentences. The children have been fabulous at doing this and their number knowledge is coming along well.
As it is also anti-bullying week, we have looked at what makes a good friend and how we can be a good friend to one another. This has been done in pictures and then telling thank you stories to the person in the class who has helped them before.
In topic we have moved to Africa and looked at the animals of the Sahara and how safaris are important to African tourism. We have also been looking at the climate and lifestyle that Africa has. Finally, we created beautiful sunsets and then cut out outlines of animals to go on our safari pictures.
Our star of the week is Arthur! He has had an amazing start in Robins and we are really happy to have him in our class. He has a real can do attitude and shows others so much kindness and compassion. Thank you Arthur!
P.S. Please make sure to check out our spellings at the top of the blog! These will be changed each Monday :)
Frankie and the running track!
Friday 9th November 2018
We had such a busy week this week that it's hard to remember everything we have done. I'll start with all the new things in Robins class - firstly we have Frankie the donkey visiting our class to look at all the wonderful behavior and beautiful work the children have been doing. Secondly, we have started to use the running track. The children love using it to burn of some energy and get competitive at how fast they can get round.
In English, we have worked on how to make sentences more exciting for the reader. We have enjoyed thinking of different adjectives for Shen and her story. In Maths, we looked at addition and how we can add numbers practically using blocks and number lines.
We have also been looking at Safety in all areas and looking at how we can stay safe in different areas of the house. In topic we used aboriginal symbols to create our own hunting story using symbols the aboriginals used many years ago. The children loved the retelling side pretending to be fierce hunters!
Our star of the week is Georgia! She is a star member of Robins class who always helps others and supports children to understand the work. I am very proud of Georgia's progress in all her work and she is making everyone happy to be a part of Robins. Thank you Georgia!
First week back!
Friday 2nd November 2018
Welcome back Robins! We have missed you and hope you had a safe and fun half term! We got so much done this week that we can't wait to share it with you all!
Firstly, we started a new book in English called 'The Magic Paintbrush' which is a Chinese story that talks about giving to the poor. Ask your children about it as they were very engaged in the story itself. We have learnt how to use and in a sentence to add more information. We also did a cold write this week to show what we already know, before we start our learning.
In Maths, we have been working on number lines and how we use them to find numbers and order correctly. We also worked on greater than and less than symbols to show how these are important to compare various numbers.
For our marvelous middle, we had a food tasting afternoon in Robins and we tasted food from China, America and lots of other places. The children really enjoyed the opportunity and even found things they really enjoyed.
Our star of the week is Teddy! Teddy is a very selfless member of Robins class who often gives his own free time up to support others. This is not just to help other children but also to support grown ups! He continually does the best work he possibly can and always asks for a challenge. Thank you Teddy for making Robins a wonderful environment!
Friday 19th October 2018
What an amazing first half term in Robins! I am so proud of everything that the Robins have achieved. The class has done really well in settling in and they have made all the teachers very proud.
The children have done an amazing big write, which is completely unaided work. This is all the little bits we have done within lessons, helping to create a beautiful piece of work. They wrote a story about Meerkat Mail and adapted this to create their own animal and settings. This was the first time they have done this and therefore is a huge achievement.
In Numeracy we have done lots of number work to make sure we are forming our letters correctly. We have used number lines to order numbers and our favourite has been trying to create number bonds to 10 in loads of different ways.
We have continued on with Australia and focused on the ways Australia is different to England and how their days are very different to ours. We even looked at some postcards and things from this country.
In PSHE we looked at safety on the internet again and how this is different to real life situations. This also lead us to think about how we can keep others safe and keep safe in our own homes.
Our star of the week this week is Adele! She has been a secret and super member of our class who always tries her best and never makes a fuss. She is growing in confidence and we are very proud of how far she has come. Thank you Adele!
Also, a very sad blog post today as we are loosing Hollie from our class. We wish you all the best Hollie and we hope to see you again soon!
A week of super stardom!
Friday 12th October 2018
What a week! I think everyone in the school has been so busy that the weekend will be very much needed for all staff and pupils. We have worked amazingly hard with PopUK to not only record an album but to do two concerts. We have thoroughly enjoyed PopUK and I think we will all still be singing pop swagger for months. Many thanks to all the parents that came along, you were amazing in your support and we all really enjoyed showing off our learning.
The classroom has also been super busy with lots of fun and exciting learning. We have worked on our sentences this week in Literacy, making sure we are able to put in all the extra information our readers would like. We remembered to use the word 'and' to add more information and also learnt about describing words with their posh name - adjectives! In numeracy we have been working on our number formation of our teen numbers, making sure we remember which way round they go. We have also learnt about how to add and make number bonds to 10 and 20. This means that we are getting even quicker at our snappy maths.
In topic, we have started to learn about Australia and some of the different things that belong there such as Kangaroos, Australian Dollars and the flag that represents the country. We have also done work in PSHE about being good friends and how this can help us to stay safe, just like our school rules remind us to daily. We have also started to talk about ICT and how this can be used safely so we can start to look for research on the internet.
Our star of the week this week was Lennox! Lennox has been working really hard recently at making sure he always aims for the stars. He makes everyone smile in the classroom and always tries to make everyone's day brighter by helping. Thanks Lennox, you really did us proud!
We are all secret popstars!
Friday 5th October 2018
This week has been my personal favourite so far at Green's Norton and I think the kids would totally agree with me! We have all become secret popstars with the help of Curly Clare from PopUK. We have learnt 7 (YES 7) songs in 2 days of hard work and they are absolutely loving it. We have been able to sing and dance and show our own personalities through these songs and we cannot wait to show you what we have been working on next week! Even us teachers have been booging along, which the children have found hilarious.
We have also been working hard in our classroom this week to remember our story map about Meerkat mail. We have also been learning our three special rules for a sentence and how these make our sentences even more exciting for people to read.
In Numeracy, we have enjoyed working on simple addition and making sure we remember which way our numbers go when we write them.
In our topic, we have enjoyed listening to Chinese tales and doing traditional Chinese writing. We have also learnt how to say hello, goodbye and thank you to everyone we meet.
Next week, we will practice our songs ready to show you our hidden talents and get ready to become recording artists! We will also be saying Xie Xie (thank you to China) and hopping onto our plane to the great land down under, Australia!
We hope to see you next Wednesday at one of our amazing concerts!
Friday 28th September 2018
This week has been a very busy week in Robins. We have spent a lot of time working on classroom routine and ensuring that we are always trying our best.
In Literacy, we have been enjoying learning the story of Meerkat Mail, following Sunny as he tries to find a new home which suits him. We have had fun ordering the story, thinking about what he would need in his suitcase and creating what we thought would be his perfect house.
In Numeracy, we've enjoyed looking at counting both forwards and backwards, using ten's squares to help us count effectively.
We also explored China, looking at the language and what famous landmarks there are. We looked at some of Miss Dodson's videos of Chinese traditions that she took when she was teaching there and listened to lots of Chinese music. We learnt about the lantern festival and watched the traditional Chinese dragons that dance around at these festivals.
Next week, we are continuing to look around China and learn more about the culture and how they write.
Finally, I would like to say thank you to all parents who came to support the school at the Harvest Festival. The children worked really hard and mastered a very tricky poem. Well done Robins!
Welcome to France!
Friday 21st September 2018
Another fantastic week in Robins Classroom! We have had a superb week where we have worked super hard!
In Numeracy, we worked on our number formation and counting correctly. We did a lot of practising our teen numbers and making sure they are the right way round. In Literacy, we have continued to work on making our sentences even more wonderful by making sure we add capitals and full stops.
Our star of the week this week was Gracie! Another new member of the class who has come in prepared to learn and work hard. She is a very polite member of the class who always remembers her pleases and thank yous. She has been doing lots of reading at home and it has really shown when working with the adults in the class.
Au revoir France! Next week we say Ni Hao to China!
What a week!
Friday 14th September 2018
We have been working super hard this week on our learning and it really is impressing everyone! We have been working on the start of our topic, talking about different countries, how we get to them and why it is exciting and important to go to other countries and experience new cultures.
In Numeracy, we have been working really hard on grouping objects in different ways and reasoning why we would put them together. We have also been showing off our number knowledge and writing lots of numbers. We are practising making sure our numbers are in the correct order and making sure that we form our letters correctly.
In Literacy, it's been a wonderful week. We have been looking at how we can describe our forest train station and looking for different ways to make our sentences even more fantastic. We have been trying to use the word 'and' to extend our sentences and we have made everyone very impressed with our super vocabulary.
Our star of the week is Tom! Tom is new to our class and has settled in wonderfully. We all feel very lucky he has joined us as he puts a smile on everyone's face and always wants to do his best. He is embracing every opportunity and we are very proud of him. Well done Tom!
Next week, we are travelling to France! We will see you there!
Friday 7th September 2018
What an amazing first week we have all had in Robins! I have been blown away by how our Robins have done in their new classroom and how responsible they have been in their new responsibility of being year 1 students! They are a kind and friendly class and have made me feel so welcome joining the school and I am so proud of them already. I cannot wait to see what is in store for the entire year with them.
This week we have launched straight into our topic Earth Explorers and have had a wonderful time exploring different countries in our aeroplane. It's been a stunning start, exploring where the children have been before and all the wonderful countries we know about. We have done some wonderful artwork using paint and collage to recreate flags from around the world.
Robins have started to show off their fantastic knowledge by showing me all their numbers and writing about their summers. I am so impressed with their hard work and their enthusiasm!
Thank you very much for all your welcoming chats and I cannot wait to see what the Robins show me next!