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Robins – Reception / Year 1

Rainbow Bear is back!

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I wonder where Rainbow Bear has been? 

Robin children have interviewed Rainbow to find out where he has been and why he disappeared. 

The children have been experimenting with the amount of water needed to make powder paint and how the thickness can be changed. 

Spider found in class:

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A reception child found a "tiny" spider in class and so, we stopped the lesson and had a fantastic discuss about spiders as some of the children thought the spider had jumped / flown from the table to the chair whereas, he had used his web and when the pencil was moved so was the spider. Fantastic in the moment learning!

18.4.18 Year one maths:

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Year Ones have been using concrete objects to complete both additions and subtractions. 

I week update on our caterpillars:

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WOW! Look at our caterpillars, they are becoming more and more active. They are very hungry caterpillars. I wonder what they might eat next? 

The children have been looking at shapes and patterns. The children have been counting the sides of 2d shapes and putting them into categories of the same amount of sides and then comparing the shapes based on their properties. The children have looked at 3d shapes and discuss vertices, corners and faces. 

 

Challenge: Which shape has 4 sides and all 4 sides are of equal size?

 

Challenge 2: Which shape has 1 face and no vertices or corners? 

 

Please bring in your answers into class. 

 

Trip down into the Eco garden:

We have had a fantastic time down in the Eco garden looking at the plants we planted as bulbs and making faces out of the different natural materials in the environment. 

Acting out 'We are going on a bear hunt'

The children said acting the story out was their favourite activity from today. We had lots and lots of fun.  

Our P.E session:

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The children enjoyed developing larger movements and how to control them. 

Estimating, measuring and problem solving:

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The children were exploring how many cups of water it would take to empty the water tray. All children estimated and then they were introduced to a different sized cup and asked again. The children quickly decided it would be different due to the capacity of the different cups. The children were asked which cup would make it faster? How could we measure the amount of water. Bringing in the language of ml and l.  

Our colour poems

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This selection of colour poems are from year one and reception. The children enjoyed the colour hunt and then planning our poems as well as writing the poems. 

Caterpillars!

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Robin class have a cup of caterpillars to watch grow into beautiful butterflies. We will then release the butterflies in the Eco Garden when they are fully grown and ready. 

Number activities:

Children have been looking at numbers 1 - 20, 1 more, 1 less and writing the numbers 1 -20. 

Our colour hunt outside:

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We have been on a colour hunt inside and outside of the classroom and have found lots of colours. We have learnt a rhyme to help us remember the colours of the rainbow (Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vein - Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet). The colour hunt aided the children in their colour poems.  
Reception enjoyed exploring the changes to the outside area. The children used their area to explore maths. The children were completing word problems, placing numbers in order, counting objects, making an amount to the numeral, putting paint pots in weight order and much much more. 

Our new topic:

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The Easter bonnets were fantastic and the children had a lots of fun parading in them. 

STEM WOW week:

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The children had been learning about mini beasts and decided to build mini beast hotels. 

To see more STEM work, pictures and videos please go to the STEM page. 

Show and tell list for after Easter

We explored the air, water and earth sections. The children had a lot of fun and learnt a lot in each area. However, the children's favourite area was the water section. The children experienced it raining, looked at waterfalls and how water can be used in different ways. 
The children enjoyed every minute of this trip. The children played eye spy and sung on the bus. Once we arrived we took part in our Dinosaur workshop where the children found a range of footprint fossils. The children discussed which dinosaurs made the footprints and how many dinosaur had been at the site. The children decided on three dinosaurs and then discussed why they had been there. It was decided that the T-rex had eaten the raptor and then followed the third Dinosaur.  After this the children separated  fossils from other materials such as rocks. This sparked a great discussion about 'fouls gold' iron pyrite and what this was as many children had thought it was a fossil at first. 

Easter bonnet making with the PTA:

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PTA ran an after school session for children to make Easter bonnets for the annual parade on Friday 23rd March after our Easter service in church. The bonnets were fantastic! 

Number bonds to 10 and 20:

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As a class we made a number line to 20 and used Dinosaurs to add on from a number. The children then chose their own resources to  experiment with making 10 or 20.  

What life is like in class:

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School council set each class a challenge. Our challenge was to create something that showed what life is like in Robin class and so we created a large poster. This poster has every child's drawing of themselves and lots of drawings of the activities we do in class. This poster is also displayed in our classroom. 

NSPCC

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EYFS and KS1 took part in a talk from the NSPCC about how to stay safe. The children listened very well and answered all of the questions very well and knew who their trusted adults are. 

World Book Day:

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In Robin class we had many different characters from a range of books. It is clear to see that our children do have a love for reading. As a class we shared an e-book on Active Learn and we clicked on all of the bugs to answer the questions about the story. 

Shared reading with Yr1 and 5:

In the afternoon the children were changed round to complete shared reading of their own books. Reception worked with Yr 6 and Yr 1 worked with Yr 5. 

 

Yr 1 and 5 worked fantastically well with each other, showing lots of support and encouragement. After the shared reading the children discussed front and back covers of a book and why they are important. The children then created their own front cover and blurbs for their own book. Some children used the ideas of their favourite book and improved the front cover and blurb.  

The children had great fun getting sticky with PVA glue. The children are making their very own Dinosaur egg. 

The Dinosaur egg has HATCHED!!!

The Dinosaur egg has HATCHED!!! 1

The children voted as to whether the egg had hatched over the weekend or not. 

22 children voted that the egg has hatched and 4 children voted that the egg hadn't hatched yet. 

 

22 children where right it had hatched over the weekend!!

Looking after the Dinosaur egg:

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The children discussed what the egg needs to hatch and they decided to place the egg in water so it had something to drink. The children also predicted what Dinosaur they think it might be. 

Dinosaurs:

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Three Dinosaurs came into our classroom last night! 

I wonder why they came into our classroom? 

One of the Dinosaurs laid an egg! 

I wonder which Dinosaur laid the egg?

Can you name the three different Dinosaurs that came into our classroom last night? 

Our topic is Dinosaurs:

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These pictures are of our Dinosaur museum and our Dinosaur jungle. The children are having great fun playing and learning about Dinosaurs and fossils. 

Child led learning:

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Today at playtime in began to snow and the children enjoyed playing in the snow. After playtime the children wanted to learn more about snow. We learnt that snow flakes are unique and described how to make a snowman. The children then drew snow pictures using chalk. 

Child investigating snow in the mud kitchen:

The children were making ice lollies and ice milkshakes in our mud kitchen. The children were stirring, mixing and discussing what ingredients they needed and what they were going to do next. The children used the till to charge for the ice lollies and milkshakes. 

Our outdoor area is ready:

The children now have a den to encourage independent reading and writing. We also have a water wall for the children to develop and use. As well as this the children have, sand, a mud kitchen and many other resources for outdoor investigations. 

Show and tell list on the topic of Dinosaurs and fossils:

Balance bike activity:

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The children had a fantastic time on the balance bikes and learnt a wide range of new skills. 

Reception children PROBLEM SOLVING:

The children tried to rescue the ducks from inside the coil reel using different methods. The children discussed different ways in which they could rescue the ducks. 

Reception have been looking at length:

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The children found that the playground was 43 building blocks long. The children also voted to see with line was longer the line of bricks or the line of chalk and all the children voted for the brick line. The children had great fun working together outside.  

Year Ones have been learning about suffixes:

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The children have been learning about adding suffixes to words such ed, ing, est and er. We had lots of fun playing with words and their meanings. 

Chinese New Year Celebrations:

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The children have learnt about The Great Race. The children have acted out the story and sequenced the story. 

Eco garden:

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The children had great fun on Friday! The children went on a plant hunt and found lots of different plants such as, ivy. 

 

The children also, found mole hills and we have found interesting facts about moles. 

The CHEEKY bus:

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This week we have been looking at the naughty/cheeky bus. The children have found the cheeky bus in our classroom who has got toys out, drawn with chalk and made a team with the quite critters to make even more mess. The children have made their own bus outside and played imaginatively together. 

Fluffy Painting of the world:

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We have been using shaving foam to make fluffy paint to paint the world. A great big THANK YOU to all the parents in Robins for providing resources for use to make this. 

Our new paint easel:

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Our new topic is all around the world:

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Christmas in Robin class:

Delivering Christmas Cards to the community:

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Show and Tell timetable:

Our maths topic next week is MONEY:

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Making our own paper:

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We have been making our own paper from scrap paper. The children have enjoyed being outside and getting stuck in to creative activities. 

Ramble November 2017

Measuring the wind with our own invention:

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The children have been learning about the different seasons and the difference in weather. This week we have been learning about the wind and how we could measure it. 

How to be a good FRIEND!

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Making a house for the Gingerbread man:

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The children decided the Gingerbread man needed a home and so built different houses for him. 

The Gingerbread man:

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We are looking at the Gingerbread man next week. If you have a copy of the book could you please send your child with the book on Monday. We have lots of fun activities planned can you ensure your child knows the key words from the story. Thank you!

Remembrance display:

 

The children have been learning about poppies, what they are and what they represent. 

 

Red petals - represents the blood (the loss) 

Black centre - reflects the colour of the poppy 

Green leaf - Positioned at 11 o'clock 

 

Fantastic end to the half term!!

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Royal day:

 

We had a lovely day yesterday celebrating the end of our history WOW week with dancing and a super banquet as well. It was lovely to see the whole school celebrating together and enjoying what they have learnt over this half term. Thank you for the continuing support. 

Warwick Castle!

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Robins had a brilliant day at the castle. The children learnt about shields and the importance of the colours used in them. We also looked at how big the castle was and how many steps we climbed (51- counted by the children). Thank you for all of your support. 

A Royal Visit!!!

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Start of term:

 

The last three weeks have been very busy. However, all of the children have settled in very well and enjoying the school day. This half term we are focusing on royalty and will be looking at castles, knights and the Royal Family.

 

 

This is our yearly overview:

Miss Grayson has been visiting Derbyshire to get her classroom ready for our wonderful Robin children.

Miss Grayson has been visiting Derbyshire to get her classroom ready for our wonderful Robin children. 1
Miss Grayson has been visiting Derbyshire to get her classroom ready for our wonderful Robin children. 2
Miss Grayson has been visiting Derbyshire to get her classroom ready for our wonderful Robin children. 3
Miss Grayson has been visiting Derbyshire to get her classroom ready for our wonderful Robin children. 4
Miss Grayson has been visiting Derbyshire to get her classroom ready for our wonderful Robin children. 5
Miss Grayson has been visiting Derbyshire to get her classroom ready for our wonderful Robin children. 6
Miss Grayson has been visiting Derbyshire to get her classroom ready for our wonderful Robin children. 7
Miss Grayson has been visiting Derbyshire to get her classroom ready for our wonderful Robin children. 8
Miss Grayson has been visiting Derbyshire to get her classroom ready for our wonderful Robin children. 9
Miss Grayson has been visiting Derbyshire to get her classroom ready for our wonderful Robin children. 10

Shrove Tuesday

We have had such fun! Puffins and Robins have been working together today. We made some yummy pancakes and then we had a pancake race!

Picture 1 Careful measuring
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Picture 3 Get ready to flip!
Picture 4 Yummy! Orange and sugar on mine!
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Picture 8 Excellent flipping!
Picture 9 Lets get ready to race!
Picture 10 Go!
Picture 11 The winner is.......

Welcome to Robins!

 

 

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