Good morning Robins, I'm looking forward to seeing you all on Monday. This term is a busy one, with lots of things to learn and enjoy. Our topic is called Celebrations - Let there be light! We are going to be taking a closer look at different celebrations. Each of the celebrations we will explore involves a candle or two!
2019-20 AT2 Robins first Class Assembly was a huge success. Children spoke clearly and loudly.
Mr and Mrs Barn Owl watched as Plop the Owl found out about the dark.
Plop asks the little boy about the dark.
Plop speaks to the old lady about the dark.
Plop goes to tell Mrs Barn Owl what she has learnt.
The prayer was read clearly and loudly, so the whole school could hear. Well done.
Together Time 8 11 2019
Neve's Nanny asked everyone their names before starting to share stories.
Players looked carefully at the board to work out which way to move.
This game required a lot of concentration.
Hello Robins. I hope you are all enjoying the Summer Holidays. I thought you might like to have a little look at what you have to look forward to this term.
Robins first PE session together.
After the fun and games of changing into our PE kit for the first time, one young lady said to a friend "I'm so excited, are you?"
All the children walked sensibly to the top play ground, where Mrs Selwood talked to everyone about being safe. Then Mrs Selwood explained how important it was to "get our bodies ready for exercise", so our muscles warm up slowly.
The warm up involved moving at different speeds and listening careful to different instructions.
I had to quickly find a mat with a different shape on.
Lining up, ready to return to the classroom.
2019-20 AT1 Robins met Harold in a tent. Harold talks to everyone about making healthy choices.
As part of our Pets topic, we enjoyed a sunny Active Learning Afternoon focusing on dogs. We listened to a story about a dog. We moved like a dog. We painted a dog. We took a log dog for a walk and made a dog a bed.
Creating a lead. Tying a knot proved tricky.
As part of our focus on dogs, we met Toby, the Miniature Schnauzer. We listened to information about Toby from his owner, Mrs Smith. Then we asked the questions we had thought of earlier that day. Some of us gave Toby a treat; some of us groomed Toby with his brush and all of us stroked Toby. A few of us said “Sit!” with authority and Toby actually sat!
Mrs Smith tells us a little about the history of Schnauzers.
Together Time 20 09 2019
This week's ALA session focused on counting and numbers.
How many leaves can you fit into a cup? This lead to discussions about the size of the leaves and whether the leaves were allowed to go above the rim of the cup. Mrs Hodges managed to fit 100 small leaves into her cup!
We went on a number hunt on the top field and then organised the numbers in the correct order.
We compared quantities of leaves and grass, using the words more or less.
Ordering the numbers we found.
A race to get the numbers back to 'Home'.
A discussion about which number came next.
Deciding who had more grass.
Having more was important.
One happy girl said to her friend "I love this, do you?"
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Together Time 4 10 2019
Together Time 11 10 2019
This week we focused on Guinea Pigs and Rabbits.
A girl from Woodpeckers class talked to us about her Guinea Pigs. We asked her questions.
We found evidence of rabbits on the school field.
Burrows had to be 4 cubes wide and high.
We found a lot of worms: William, Wilf, Wilma, Woshua, Waisie ... It was amazing, Ms Rowe knew all their names!
2019-20 AT1 ALA Bike Afternoon - I can do it!
2019-20 AT1 Robins enjoyed Pet Club's Pet Assembly
There were some interesting developments!
Welcome back to school. We have an exciting term ahead of us, full of new experiences.
This term our topic is "A Right Royal Adventure!"
Our trip to Sudeley Castle was a huge success. We explored the castle and grounds.
We joined in a prayer of thanks for our chance to find out about the history of our country.
Did anyone find the cannon ball hole?
Kings and Queens dance in the castle grounds.
Enjoying the gardens. Many of us enjoyed smelling the roses.
Queen Elizabeth II's father.
This term we will be finding out about Queen Elizabeth II and comparing her to Queen Elizabeth I.
Queen Elizabeth II's mother.
QEII and QEI both liked wearing pearls and sometimes lived in Windsor Castle.
Queen Elizabeth is believed to have worn this gown for her Christening ceremony
Why did beds have curtains?
Still looking out for traces of Queen Elizabeth I
What is this? Who might use it?
Continuing our search for traces of Queen Elizabeth
We took photo portraits of Kings and Queens.
Robins held their very own Bike Tournament!
Working with our friends to construct an assault course.
It's important we listen as well as speak.
Trying out our course is important
We shared our assault courses with our friends.
What a glorious sunny start to the Summer Term.
Get ready for this term's topic - We are farmers!
In between torrential rain we enjoyed time on our bikes. Our challenge was to build the key features of a farm using available resources. Then to draw a map of our farm.
We used a range of resources to create farms with key features, ie farm house, barn, walls or fences, pond etc. We then presented our farms to our friends, explaining the thinking behind our ideas. Then we enjoyed playing with our farms.
We have an exciting term ahead in Robins' Class.
Our topic is Percy the Park Keeper.
2018-19 SpT2 Active Learning Afternoon - Near and far!
Our first challenge this afternoon was to see far we could ride our bikes in one minute and then five minutes?
Our second challenge was to see how near we could ride our bikes to the obstacles on the assault course?
We enjoyed an afternoon at our local park. During Break Time we ate toasted tea cakes, one of Percy's favourite snacks and listened to the story "After the Storm". This was a particularly suitable story as we went out to play after a big rain storm! We then reflected on the features of our park and discussed in partners the following question: Would Percy the Park Keeper like our park? We then considered why we thought this.
Story Time, the perfect way to end the day, extend our vocabulary and develop our understanding of language.
Story time, a truly bonding time.
Jenga, a game of skill and patience.
Dominoes, a great game for recognising amounts without counting.
We visited Gloucester Cathedral to learn about the true meaning of Easter.
First a lady welcomed us to Gloucester Cathedral. She explained what we would be doing.
Then we split into three groups to do our various tasks.
Easter is a hopeful time. We thought about our Hopes and Dreams.
We reflected upon the Last Supper.
We heard what happened when Jesus' friends went to the cave where Jesus' body was laid.
One of Jesus' friends would not believe Jesus was alive until he saw him.
We sequenced pictures from the Easter story.