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Robins class 2019-20

Mrs Carter and Mrs Musson

Robins love learning!

13th September 2019

Robins have completed their first full week and I’m so impressed with how they’ve settled in and adjusted. I am so proud of how hard they have tried in lessons and how much learning has taken place. We’ve focused quite heavily on our school values and leaning behaviours and we praise children who demonstrate them. On Monday the class wrote out their target for the year with Mrs Musson and told us which learning behaviour or value they wanted to work on.

In Literacy this week, we’ve been learning about the basic structure of a sentence and the types of words that are in them – nouns and adjectives. Ask your child if they can think of some examples this weekend.  We’ve practised writing out all of our capital letters too so we know how to start our sentences.

In Maths we’ve been grouping objects, counting them accurately by touching each one, representing numbers with pictures and objects and counting forwards and backwards. See if your child can count forwards as they go upstairs and backwards as they go down, starting from any number (not just 1).

In Science we’ve been learning about animal classification; mammals; birds; fish; insects and reptiles and talking about what each type of animal have in common.

Please practise the weekly spellings that have been stapled into the reading records as we will do a ‘quiz’ on Monday morning. The children have had a little bit of practice in class today so they know what to expect.

Also, please make sure your child is bringing in their reading record daily as we have some volunteers that can hear children read throughout the week and we’d like to keep a record.

Next week, we’re going to practise reading and writing some sentences with a conjunction (and, because, so) and continue to focus on capital letters, finger spaces and full stops and we’re also going to recap Adjectives.

In Maths we’re going to learn about ‘one more and one less’, one-to-one correspondence, e.g. are there enough bowls of porridge for the bears?’ and comparing objects.

Congratulations to Harrison who is our Star of the Week – he really has shone and the Robins have helped him settle in so well.

Have a wonderful sunny weekend!

Wrens return as Robins!

6th September 2019

What a great start the Robins have had. They’ve made us so proud with their independence and confidence in coming into their new classroom in the mornings and demonstrating their readiness. We’ve recapped our school values and discussed what makes a good teacher and a good learner so we have a harmonious year ahead. During the last 3 days, the Robins have partaken in a few formal style English and Topic lessons which have been really successful. Our Topic this term is ‘This is my land’ and we’ll be learning all about our local area, our country and the world. On Wednesday the children enjoyed an i-spy around Greens Norton. They found lots of different buildings in the village. We also enjoyed designing our own village using collage for our new topic book covers. On Wednesday afternoon we worked in groups to be 'village planners'. In our teams we had to use the building materials to create our own villages. We used the Lego, blocks and drew pictures of what we wanted the different buildings to be like!

It’s clear that lots of the children have continued to read and write over the holidays. Everyone has been issued with a new reading book from our new selection of books that are linked to our new Phonics scheme, Read Write Inc. You’ll find out more about this at the Year 1 Parent Information Evening on the 19th September.

Please remember to bring in reading records and reading books every day so we can read with children at any point. We’re very lucky to have two parent volunteers this year who will help to read with children.

10 spellings will be issued every Monday and tested the following Monday. These will be printed and put in spelling folders for you to use at home and I will also put them on the blog.

Welcome to Harrison who is our new starter. Robins have been so welcoming! Harrison has come all the way from Wales!

We’ll have PE on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings so please remember to bring in kit which can be kept in the children’s lockers.

Please come and see me if you have any queries about this year.

Enjoy a restful weekend!