Autumn 1 

A very warm welcome to Robins.

We are very excited to work with you and your children. 

The children are settling into Robins very well. We are already having so much fun learning through play and getting to know one another. 

The children are very quickly learning new routines and our values which promote our high quality expectations.

So far I think the highlights of the day have been lunch and snack! 

I am so very proud of the children in our Collective Worship. They are listening absolutely beautifully! 

The children cannot wait to get changed into their brand new PE kits! 

Well done Robins! 

(Photos will follow soon!) 

 

Summer 1

Mini-beasts

We're Going on a Worm Hunt!

We had a great time looking for worms!

We watered the ground to encourage the worms to come out.

We danced about to make vibrations.

We found LOTS of worms. 

We handled them with love and care. We respect all living things. 

 

   

  

SPRING 2

Our Houses and Homes 

We used lots of different media to create a building of our choice - They were all unique and absolutely wonderful. 

Which home would you choose? A windmill, cottage, flat, caravan or even a castle? 

Our Learning Journey - Materials

Have a peek at a few of the things we have been learning! 

  

  

 

Making cement and building walls

We had fun making our own cement out of sand and foam. It was super sticky and was superb at building walls.

Even the big bad wolf would have trouble blowing them over! 

 

 

The sun came out and so did we!

We had a glorious afternoon outside today in the sunshine! 

We were totally absorbed in creative play - this is when the best learning happens! 

  

  

 

Our wonderful buildings

We have been learning so much about different buildings from around the world. 

The children have made a building / home of their choice. 

They selected their own materials from the huge selection we offered them and worked independently. 

Thank you for all your donations of boxes, tubes, pots etc.

  

 

Archery with Coach 

Archery with our Coach from Premier Sport is so much fun!

We are really enjoying our Physical Education activities.

This half-term we are learning Archery.

Our skills and coordination are developing every week. 

  

World Book Day

We had a wonderful day celebrating World Book Day.

Everybody looked fabulous dressed up as one of their favourite book characters.

We read lots of stories and enjoyed reading with our friends. 

We love books in our school! 

 

  

  

  

  

Wood Work

We have been learning lots of information about materials. 

We really enjoyed working with real wood, saws, hammers, nails and screws to make wooden crosses for our Easter display. 

  

  

 

SPRING 1

 

Chinese New Year

Kung Hei Fat Choi

We have all been fascinated and inquisitive learning all about Chinese New Year! 

We have sang, danced, painted and eaten delicious Chinese food! 

All of the children even took part in a super Collective Worship to tell the rest of the school the story of The Great Race! 

    

         

  

 

Weather - ICE!

The children were very curious to explore and investigate ice and frost. 

They used a variety of media to write in the ice and frost - proving you do not need a pencil and some paper to write! 

We think some of these images capture their 'awe & wonder' beautifully! 

  

  

  

The Nativity Service

The Robins created a magical Nativity tableau at the church this afternoon. The children looked wonderful and sang beautifully.

We were so proud of all the children.

A true reminder of how lucky we all are and the true meaning of Christmas.

    

    

Look who came to see us!

We were delighted to have an extra special visitor today - Father Christmas and his wonderful Elves!

Every child had the opportunity to see Father Christmas.

They all received a wonderful gift and a very special gold chocolate coin!

Father Christmas even visited our classroom and gave us even more goodies! 

  

The Amazing MAGIC DAVE!

We had such a fabulous time with Magic Dave this morning. He was SO funny and provided a memorable festive treat for all the children in Ducklings, Robins and Ladybirds. 

It was adorable listening to the children giggling!

  

  

 

Delicious Mince-Pies

We really enjoyed making mince-pies at school today. We independently rolled out our own pastry, selected our cutters and spooned out an appropriate quantity of yummy filling. 

We enjoyed using the oven and timing how long they took to cook.

We enjoyed using our sense of smell to enjoy the aroma of our baking. 

  

Christmas Tree Decorations

We loved all the Christmas tree decorations the children have made at home. 

We've seen some wonderful ECO and Values designs. 

The children really enjoyed hanging them on the tree during a very special Collective Worship. 

The Christmas tree looks amazing! 

    

Diwali

The children have been fully engaged and very respectful celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali. 

We have made and created some beautiful artwork through Diwali-related activities. 

  

  

  

 

 

Magic Room!

The children are really enjoying building and designing in our role-play area. All the constructing is brilliant for our tiny finger muscles!

  

Do you like our cosy new sofa?

The children were delighted to see our new sofa in the cosy corner. As you can see we love getting comfy with our friends to share a good book! 

Autumn

The children are really enjoying investigating and exploring the wonder of Autumn. 

 

Funnybones

The children have LOVED listening to and reading the stories Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. 

We have been learning the names of some of our bones, we've looked at real X-Rays, we used a program on the computer called 2 paint a picture to draw a skeleton, we have also made X-Rays using cotton buds and art straws. We have also painted amazing Funnybones characters! 

   

 

Cream Cracker Faces 

The children have been learning the sounds - c, k and ck.

They made delicious and very healthy cream cracker faces to reinforce the sounds.

The children designed the face on the cracker by making healthy and independent food choices.

    

 

Robots

The children have had so much fun learning the letter sound 'r'. Following the interests of the children they made fabulous robots. Every robot was given an identity and special powers!

    

    

 

September 2016

The children are settling into Robins very well. We are already having so much fun learning through play and getting to know one another. 

The children are very quickly learning new routines and our values which promote our high quality expectations.

The children are especially enjoying our Physical Development activities, they love getting changed into their PE kits! 

The children have all visited the Computer Suite for Computing. They were all thrilled and delighted to print their work!

Our classroom is beginning to look wonderful and once again bursting with colour and incredible masterpieces produced by the children. A mix of teacher initiated and wonderful free self-selected activities. 

A few snaps of our busy children engaging in some of their favourite activities in our enabling classroom.