"Pupils behave well. They play happily together and consider each other’s needs very well.""Parents are right to be pleased with the quality of teaching at the school.""Pupils learn well because the work they do provides good levels of challenges and helps them learn new skills.""There is a happy and purposeful atmosphere in classrooms.""The curriculum supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.""Pupils get off to a good start in early years."

Robins 2018-19

Miss Dodson, Mrs Musson and Mrs Murphy

Spellings given out on Monday and tested the following Monday. Results in reading records.  Homework given on Friday to be handed in by the Thursday. 

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!

Half term!

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!

Happy harvest!

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. 

In Topic, we have gotten on our plane to France. The children have enjoyed learning some words in French, recreating the flag and seeing where France is on the map. We learnt about the capital city and what amazing things there are to see and do. We found out what French people like to eat and even got to build our own Eiffel Tower!

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!

 

Welcome, Robins!

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!