Birthdays made special during this strange time. Happy belated Birthday wishes!
It is great to see children enjoying the outdoors. Going on walks and learning outside.
Children are having great fun learning a life skills such as baking.
Fantastic to see children are eager to write independently.
PE with Joe Wicks / Real P.E resources:
It great to see children being active and enjoying PE lessons at home.
Amazing imagination being used!
The Easter story:
Learning about Easter from home! What great ways of exploring the Easter story we have had acting, drawing and much more.
Reading for fun:
Great reading! It's lovely to see all the amazing reading going on at home.
Children working really hard at home with their numbers and shape.
Great work on seasons and discussion about the differences in the four seasons.
A little bit of hope from Robin class:
We set our class the challenge to create a rainbow for their windows to share hope with others walking past who may need it during the current times. Rainbows are a sign of hope for all much like in Noah's Ark.
Children have also being aiding their local community by delivering information on community support during this tough time.
Science - Water gauges and more:
Amazing work being sent to the class email address from Year Ones and Receptions. Mrs Fryer and I are very eager to see those tables written up with the water fall across a week or two.
Along with other science experiments involving ice and a minibeast hunt!
Please use your own timings to fit with your regular routine. Remember if you require anything just email the class email address.
Fairs over time:
Robin class researched lots of different fairs from ages ago to fairs now and brought in lots of photos for us to create our own picture of a fair ground and show how they have developed over time.
Using and playing with money:
We created a snack shop for the children to buy snack and milk using a range of different coins. The children enjoyed this so much that they wanted to create their own shops to buy different items from. Some children even created art work to sell in the shops.
The Last Supper:
We went on an egg hunt today to find out what the Easter story is about. We focused on The Last Supper.
3D characters of a new character for Dogger by Shirley Hughes
Amazing PE lesson today and great self assessment at the end as well.
We had a fab lesson guessing the coin on the PowerPoint. Great reasoning Robins and a fantastic helper directing the computer mouse.
Amazing work completed in our outdoor provision all linked to our class story Dogger by Shirley Hughes. We also completed some shadow drawings to see how the sun moves during a day.
Hot seating in guided reading:
Fantastic questioning and answers based on their great knowledge of Dogger by Shirley Hughes.
Amazing geography work:
Amazing work and lots of information about a special place to the pupil and their family.
Reception had great fun pricing up item s for our toy shop.
Our snack shop milk 50p and apples 10p
The class had great fun using our pretend money in our snack shop.
Amazing historical objects:
Wow! So far we have seen teddy bears that are over 70 year s old a type writer and more objects to explore from our history.
Year ones have been introduced to nouns and what they are and the receptions were really interested and so joined us on the carpet to e poorest nouns.
Guided read session:
A great class read of Dogger by Shirley Huges!
Our Reading WOW week:
Chris White workshop:
Amazing art and rhyming poem,
What an amazing reading WOW week Robins sure have enjoyed it and spent the whole book excited and eager to read more and more!
We even did lots of maths through a big book as well; 10 in a bed.
We had a discussion about personal space and what that means and how we can respect everyone's personal space.
We have been talking about how important it is to wash your hands well and have been practising this technique today! Please keep using this technique at home.
Robins practising good hand washing before going to wash their hands in the bathroom.
Robins had great fun at the villiage hall doing lots of history and geography work. Robins created lovely maps of their own Derby and created a badge.
Embedding tricky words:
Embedding tricky words by playing across the pond game.
Robins really enjoyed dressing up as a bug and completing active learn books as well as word art and creating our own story books with bug questions.
Living out our school values:
Amazing work at Beavers!
We have started to look at weather as the children have been very interested in weather due to the wide range of adverse weather we have been having.
Our very own electric cars:
Robins were so inspired by our trip to the VW garage that they decided to design their own electric car. Lots of discussion throught the designing and building process.
The receptions had great fun practising their phase two tricky words on the playground and then enjoyed creating their own sentences using toys to create them first and then writing them for example we placed a toy cat on a mat and then asked what can you see the children said the cat sat on the mat and so, we wrote the cat sat on the mat.
Number work in reception:
Our amazing trip to Erewash Museum and VW Garage:
Robins had an amazing time at Erewash Museum learning about Victorians; how children played and how washing was done. The children were able to dress up as Victorian children and play with toys such as, a wooden hobby horse, noughts and crosses, chess, jacks and much more. As well as, this Robins were able to experience a Victorian kitchen and played with lots of different items and explored new items such as a Victorian foot warmer.
We then went across to the VW garage for another visit. We had a very warm welcome and three amazing workshops including, Electric cars, a tour of the workshop and chance to feel and explore a range of new car parts and learnt facts about the first car VW produced. VW set up a colouring competition and a treat for the end of the day which was a visit from Mr Twister a balloon artist. VW also provided each child with a VW teddy bear, a bag of treats and a puzzle booklet.
Robins would like to say a big thank you to the VW garage for a wonderful experience!
Robin class will be making an Easter garden the week commencing 30th March. Please bring into school:
A shallow small plastic tray filled with soil
6 small twigs to make the 3 crosses
Small plastic plant pot for the tomb
Medium sized pebble to be the boulder to cover the tomb up
Small plant of your choice
A small packet of chive seeds
A wooden peg
We will be learning the Easter story as we create our Easter garden and then the children will be able to bring their Easter garden home to share with parents the Easter story.
Here is an example of what each child will be making:
World Book WOW Week
2nd March - 6th March
We have a full week of engaging, stimulating and fun activities planned.
Read for meaning; read for fun is our motto!
We have many reading sessions when key skills such as: questioning, clarifying, predicating and summarising are taught, encouraged and promoted to help create confident and happy readers.
Let's talk, allowing groups and couples (reading buddies) time to discuss what they have read is KEY. It allows children the opportunity to form opinions and enhance understanding. Be WORD AWARE!
Monday 2nd March
BUG CLUB DAY - please can children come dressed as their favourite BUG, this can be as simple as a child coming dressed in their favourite, brightest clothes and making a bug mask ( over the half term) to wear on the day. This will help bring our BUG CLUB reading to life. We have exciting plans for the morning – promoting reading, and learning new vocabulary with our WORD PARADE!
Thursday, 5th March - WORLD BOOK DAY
Please can children come dressed as their favourite book character, and bring in their favourite book to read with other children.
There will also be a table outside for children to bring in their personal books - that they are happy to swap for a new one . We will discuss before, the importance of children bringing in books that they are only happy to give away, or replace for another one. Sharing is caring!
Friday 6th March
Chris White, a famous author, will be visiting our school to give all the children a master class in writing for fun and meaning.
He will be reading out his work, and promoting the love for reading, writing and being creative!
The Makory Museum Bus Experience:
With the help of Gill Lynam, Liz Jackson and the Parish Council - we have secured a great, exciting experience for our Stanley children. At the village hall, for a two hour session, each class will be led by Derby Museum Learning Facilitators, and get to use the Makory Bus to focus on one-two of the following themes:
On Tuesday, 3rd March Kingfisher Class and Robin Class will have their session.
Wednesday, 11th March Puffin Class and Golden Eagles will have their session.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Let's exchange our books - let's be book smart!
Amazing work this half term:
All children have really enjoyed our Space topic and have learnt lots as well as, sharing their knowledge with adults and I know I have learnt something new nearly everyday thanks to Robin pupils. Parents and carers are more than welcome to come and have a look at our work in the classroom and in our books.
Space themed treasure boxes:
The class are asked to create a treasure box each half term based on our topic question; which they will then present during the last week of term to their class. This is a great opportunity to developing speaking and listening skills as well as, confidence. Further information on this activity is at the bottom of this page or on our class news display.
Balance bike experience:
What an amazing experience at Rutlands! All of the children and adult enjoyed the morning of great fun and lots of learning. The children played lots of games as well as, rode lots of balance bikes to aid all of the children with a set of skills to keep them safe and to develop their skills further on bikes.
Fun in the snow:
We explored rain, hail and big fluffy snowflakes all in a matter of half an hour. This was a great learning opportunity for the class and lots of fun as well!
Home made number square:
The children were really engaged when we created number cards for Mrs Davies to take to Dum Dum and so we created our own number square for the children to use during the day.
Salt dough planets:
All the children really enjoyed making our salt dough solar systems. All children listened really carefully and used so many skills such as, estimating, teamwork, listening skills and so much more.
Reception acting out getting ready for a trip to space like Shelia did in the story The first Hippo on the moon. Amazing Receptions great imagination and use of the text we have been looking at.
Yr1 Shared Write:
Shared write based on our book "The first Hippo on the Moon"
Enjoying a range of books:
A pupil took the time to pick a book from home to bring in to share with her class. This is a lovely book which we shared at the end of the day. The book has lots of new vocabulary within it which we enjoyed exploring!
Living out our Christian school values:
Amazing! We had snack after our internet safety workshop and a Robins pupil took our fruit over to the gentleman and asked if he would like a piece.
Robins had an internet safety workshop. We learnt that passwords need to be easy for us to remember but hard for anyone else to think of as well as that at 4 and 5 years old it's ok to tell three people your password your mum, dad and teacher (trusted adults). We also learnt that if there is anything we don't like when on the internet if there is something that upsets us or we don't like we need to do three things 1) stop 2) get off 3) tell a trusted adult. Please continue this important discussion at home it is surprising how much children know about technology and especially he internet.
We have been looking at 3d shapes as a class. The children were asked to find 3d shapes in the environment as well as, looking at the different properties of the 3d shapes.
Perseverance with number work:
Reception and year one worked together to support one another in creating and writing number skills. Fantastic number, team work and perseverance skills , once again living out our School Christian values in everything we do.
Learning about the Chinese New Year:
We learnt about the great race and the different characteristics of the animals that took part in the race. Children took part in lots of different activities such as creating a Chinese dragon out of 2D and 3D shapes as well as having a go with writing numbers in Madarin.
Yr1 worked alongside the Yr6 children to develop their ICT skills with computers. Yr6 supported turning on and off, logging in and out of the computer as well as, purple mash and started typing skills on their purple mash account.
Exploring the Eco garden:
Exploring and discussing the weather changes as well as, looking at different natural materials. Children discussed what they could use to make a sculpture out of great planning Robins.
Group work on scripts:
I am so proud of the year One children this week they have worked in teams and created their very own Whatever Next script. Amazing year Ones great example of living out our school values!
Fun with Pre-School:
We had a great opportunity to spend additional time with Pre-School strengthening our links with them. It was fantastic to see Robins interacting with the Pre-School children and once again living out our school values.
Year ones worked really hard today in their guided read session using their phonic knowledge!
Naughty number square:
The naughty number square stole some numbers! The children identified numbers that were missing and their correct places.
We have been focusing on Whatever next and so the children worked in groups to act out the story. Amazing teamwork, listening skills and patience.
We discussed medicines, what we know about them and how we can stay safe.
Children have worked really hard at using the information on the front and back of the book to help aid their predictions of what might happen in he story.
Sentences and lists:
Making sentences and lists with tricky words. Keep practising those tricky words!
We used chalk to create space pictures. The children's artwork is fantastic and looks great in the classroom.
Maths in the New Year:
We worked together to complete visual and verbal number sentences. We then had a quick recap of the days of the week, months of the year and identifying different coins.
Great moves everyone.
Children exploring their new books from Santa!
Special visit from Santa:
The children had great fun making their christingles ready for our Church service. Year one children could remember the orange represents the world and the ribbon the blood of Christ.
Children worked together to play maths games, rhyming games and board games.
Teamwork to read:
The children selected the game and then opened it looking for the instructions and had a good go at reading them before seeking adult support to read the instructions on how to play the game.
Children were tasked to make paint in teams using powder paint and water. They needed to work out whether they needed more of the powder or water to make the right consistency.
Children also experimented with making colours by mixing different paints together.
Christmas dinner day!
Superhero speaking and listening:
Children were asked to create a treasure box based on what makes a good superhero and then asked to present their treasure box to the class.
Phase 2 tricky words / action words:
Reception were playing with phase two tricky words / action words matching them, writing them and reading them. Keep practising them at home!
Christmas jumper day:
Dominos !! Great teamwork Year one.
A lovely set of great Grandparents lent Robin class a beautiful Nativity set for us to use and explore as a class. The Nativity set created a lot of discussion from the children come and see our class RE book.
The children really enjoyed being scientists for the morning to investigate which materials would be good to create a doormat out of. Lots of great discussion and aiming predictions.
A Grandparent brought in a lovely Nativity set for the class to have a look at during the festive season. This Nativity set provoked a lot of deep thinking and discussion. Please come