Welcome to Robin Class
Our topic for the next few weeks is 'Canals'
We had a fantastic visit to The Canal and River Trust in Birmingham. We were amazed and excited to learn information about narrow boats, locks and the history of canals.
Watch this space for our exciting work in the classroom.
SPRING TERM 1
Click on the link for our assembly song. NORTH POLE SOUTH POLE SONG
We have created a 'Science Lab' for children to explore circuits. Children had great fun making connections to make the light bulb light.
We have also experimented using lights and creating towers using only 6 lollipop sticks and pegs.
Our first walk of the year and we could see the damage the winds and snow have caused over the holidays with many trees damaged.
Fortunately we also spotted signs of Spring with sonwdrops and daffodiles breaking through the cold soil.
Autumn Term 2.
We have been busy with our INSPIRE Workshop. Adults and children worked on creating phonic and maths games to play at home. We also made time for some mindfulness activitis and yoga. A great morning had by all.
As part of one of our mindfulness activities we created a 'Garden of Greatness' to celebrate each other and what makes us great.
We harvested the last of our root vegetables and created a soup on the fire pit. Delicious!
We started our term off with Guy Fawkes and Bonfire night. We watched videos of Guy Fawkes and read lots of information in books. We also wanted to create our own bonfire poetry after being inspired by listening to poems and watching poets perform.
We explored our senses during our outdoor session, building a fire to listen for sounds and making s'mores and hot chocolate to taste. This helped us to create an extensive bank of words to use in our own bonfire poetry.
In October we visited the Cotswold Farm Parm.
We had a fantastic day. The children got to go on a tractor ride to see the range of animals on the farm, meet some of the farm animals including pigglets and chicks also milk Flora the goat.
A very action packed day which inspired art work, maps, science and writing.
Harvest will be celebrated in the church this week. This is the song Robin class will be performing. Click here to see the video.
This week we have been busy leaf spotting and identifying trees in and around our school. We collected leaves, seeds and berries on our walk and used identification sheets and books to help us name the trees they belonged to. It was great fun. We are using the information to create a display in school.
Get your leaf identification sheet from the Woodland Trust here.
As our mini topic on The Great Fire of London closes we felt the need to try our hands to baking. Thomas Farriner was a baker for King Charles II, we felt our bread was worthy of the Royal table.
Our outdoor learning took us on a walk around the village to look for old timber framed building similar to those around London in 1666. We found a few and sketched what we saw. The results were amazing.
Mrs Taylor has been busy threading this week. The children created some very neat work using a variety of media.
A new year and a new start. We have spent the last week making friends and finding out about our new classroom. Our topic for the first part of this term is The Great Fire of London.
We have been busy learning about what happened on Sunday 2nd September 1666.
In our outdoor learning we have been very busy. We created maps of the local area and looked at the different ages of the properties in our village. Reverend Irving at St Leonard's Church allowed us to look around the church. We learnt lots of interesting facts about the church and its history.
One of our favourite activites was popping corn on the fire and looking at the different autumn leaves in our school grounds. We used a tree spotter to help us. The leaves were an array of different colours and sizes.
Tuesday 13th September- Roald Dahl Day
We had a fantastic day dressing up as characters form Roald Dahl stories. Children and parents went to a lot of effort with costumes and props.
The children spent the day making their own Mr and Mrs Twit, filling Dream Jars and finding eye balls and worms in spaghetti. We are currently reading The Twits and are enjoying it very much, but this clip from the BBC had us gripped.
We also researched Roald Dahl and found out a great deal of information about his life. Did you know he was 198cm tall? Did you know he flew a Hurricane Jet in the war and crashed his plane in Egypt? Did you know he wrote the story 'The Gremlins'? We found out lots of facts. We created our own life size 'Roald Dahl' to stand next to and measured how tall we were to find the difference.
Mrs Prewitt had an old typewriter which we used. It was really tricky and very slow.
We also thought of questions we would ask Roald Dahl if he was alive today.
In our outdoor learning we built dens to shelter from the rain. We had to work in teams. Each team designed and created their own den. Brilliant team work Robin Class.
This week we spoke about fire safety before we had a fire. The children listened well and came up with some great rules to folow. To celebrate we ate s'mores and drank hot chocolate. A fantastic start to the week.
Friday's are 'Show and Tell'. The children are bringing in a selection of amazing things. So far our items of interest have included a dog and a parrot! What will be next.