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Welcome to Robins Class!

 

Below you will find lots of class information, photographs of what we have been doing

and homework tasks set.

New information will be added from the top of the page.

Our new Key Text is 'The Snowman' by Raymond Briggs.

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Robins Homework – 5th– 17th December 2018

 

Thank you for the contributions some of you have sent in for the previous homework activities.

Any contributions have been added into your child’s Learning Journey.

 

Maths Homework

This week we are learning to compare and measure length/height. For homework, I would like the children to aim to improve their knowledge and understanding of this by:

· Comparing the length or height of different objects and ordering them from shortest to longest, or smallest to tallest.

· Rehearse using appropriate language to describe length/height e.g. – measure, compare, long, short, tall, small, short, longer, smaller, taller, shortest, longest, smallest, tallest, length, height etc.

· Begin to measure how long an object is using non-standard units e.g. – the car is five 2p coins long, the table is 10 blocks high, the bed is 15 pencils long (ensure the units are placed end to end in order to measure accurately).

 

          Reading Homework

Please continue to read with your child for 15 minutes each day. This could be reading their school books, a book you have at home, or a book from the library. All of the children in Robins Class now have some books with words! Please write in their yellow Reading Record each time they read at home so that I can see how they are getting on.

 

          Writing

The children are taking a keen interest in writing at the moment. Please support them to sound out and write words phonetically. We have been writing CVC words such as sat, dig, sock, pen etc.

 

          Phonics and Word Reading (Ongoing Throughout the Year)

Please rehearse the letter and word flashcards with your child at home. Children should say the letter sound on the flashcard, think of things beginning with this sound and have a go at putting sounds together to form words. All children are trying hard to segment and blend the sounds in words. Please support them with this. The children also have sets of High Frequency Words to learn. These should be learnt on sight and once a child is secure with a set, the next set will be given. Please keep your child’s flashcard wallet in their book bag as we often go through them together in school.

 

I would love to see any of the things you and your child do together as part of their homework. This could be photographs, written observations and commentaries, pictures your child has drawn, numbers they have written etc. Don’t forget to check the Robins Class page of the school website for updates.

 

Thank you for your support,

Miss Hutton.

A few photos from the rest of November 2018. These include our lovely performance of 'The Snowman' by Toscana Strings, and making our own recycled crayons on Eco Day.

We've already had lots of fun in Robins Class since returning to school after half term. Have a look at some photographs of us below!

Robins Homework – 12th– 21st November 2018

 

Thank you for the contributions some of you have sent in for the previous homework activities. Any contributions have been added into your child’s Learning Journey.

Maths Homework

This week we are learning about number bonds. These are pairs of numbers, which when added together make a given total. At the moment we are focusing on number bonds to 5. The children are aiming to know these number pairs mentally, but will rehearse them practically using objects first. There are 6 different ways of making 5:

· 5 + 0 = 5

· 4 + 1 = 5

· 3 + 2 = 5

· 2 + 3 = 5

· 1 + 4 = 5

· 0 + 5 = 5                                                                                                                                                                                 

Please support your child to investigate and then recall all of the ways of making 5. As the children become more confident this, we hope that we will be able to give them a number (e.g. – 3) and they will be able to tell us it’s pair, or how many more they need to make 5 (e.g. – 2).

 

Reading Homework

Please continue to read with your child for 15 minutes each day. This could be reading their school books, a book you have at home, or a book from the library. All of the children in Robins Class now have some books with words! Please write in their yellow Reading Record each time they read at home so that I can see how they are getting on.

 

Phonics and Word Reading (Ongoing Throughout the Year)

Please rehearse the letter and word flashcards with your child at home. Children should say the letter sound on the flashcard, think of things beginning with this sound and have a go at putting sounds together to form words. All children are trying hard to segment and blend the sounds in words. Please support them with this. The children also have sets of High Frequency Words to learn. These should be learnt on sight and once a child is secure with a set, the next set will be given. Please keep your child’s flashcard wallet in their book bag as we often go through them together in school.

 

I would love to see any of the things you and your child do together as part of their homework. This could be photographs, written observations and commentaries, pictures your child has drawn, numbers they have written etc. Don’t forget to check the Robins Class page of the school website for updates.

Thank you for your support,

Miss Hutton.

Today the children in Robins Class had a fantastic trip to Bewdley! First we arrived by bus at Bewdley Library where the children got chance to explore the library and read books, before they were shown how to use a library card to scan and borrow books and then to return them. They listened to a new story and were given their own version of the book to take home and keep! Next we walked along the river and up to Bewdley Museum. The children enjoyed looking at the different artefacts and displays in the museum and also looking at the duck houses in Jubilee Gardens. We had a picnic in the gardens and collected some Autumn leaves. After that we walked back to the river, stopping off at Teddy Gray's for an ice cream! We crossed Bewdley bridge and walked down to Riverside Park for some fun in the play area before we got picked up by our bus and travelled back to school. Everyone had a lovely time on our first proper school trip.

Today Robins Class enjoyed a trip to Arley Arboretum! We explored the environment looking for signs of Autumn and collected leaves, conkers, pine cones etc. to bring back to school with us. We hope to use these in our creations over the next couple of weeks. Here are some photographs of us enjoying our visit.

Robins Homework – 16th– 26th October 2018

 

Thank you for the contributions some of you have sent in for the previous homework activities. Any contributions have been added into your child’s Learning Journey.

 

Maths Homework

This week we are learning about simple addition. For homework, I would like the children to aim to improve their calculation skills by doing the following:

· Adding ‘one more’ to a number by saying the next number e.g. – if you have 4 sweets and I give you another one, how many will you have then? What is one more than 4? Which number comes next?

· Finding the total of two groups of objects by counting them all e.g. – you have 3 lions and 2 tigers, so how many animals do you have altogether?

· Partitioning a set of objects in different ways, realising that the total remains the same e.g. – 5+0=5, 4+1=5, 3+2=5 etc.

Reading Homework

Please continue to read with your child for 15 minutes each day. This could be reading their school books, a book you have at home, or a book from the library.

 

Phonics and Word Reading (Ongoing Throughout the Year)

Please continue to rehearse the letter and word flashcards with your child. Children should be encouraged to say the letter sound e.g. – ‘s’ for snake, ‘a’ as in apple, ‘t’ as in tin etc. We introduce the letter sound before the letter name, and then link them both together – the letter A sounds like ‘a’. Children should say the letter sound on the flashcard, think of things beginning with this sound and eventually put sounds together to form short words. The children also have sets of High Frequency Words to learn. These should be learnt on sight and once a child is secure with a set, the next set will be given. keep your child’s flashcard wallet in their book bag as we often go through them together in school.

 

I would really love to see any of the things you and your child do together as part of their homework. This could be photographs, written observations and commentaries, pictures your child has drawn, numbers they have written etc. Homework will also be added to the Robins Class page of the school website. Please see this page for information and photographs of what we have been doing.

Thank you for your support,

Miss Hutton.

A few photographs from the past week, including Harvest...

Our new Key Texts are 'The Enormous Turnip' and 'Don't Hog the Hedge!'

 

Robins Homework – 5th-15th October 2018

 

Thank you for the contributions you have sent in for the previous homework activities. Any contributions have been added into your child’s Learning Journey.

 

Maths Homework

This week we have been learning all about patterns. For homework, I would like the children to aim to improve their knowledge of pattern by looking for patterns in the environment and creating their own. They could make patterns using some of the following:

· Colours e.g. – blue car, red car, blue car, red car…

· Objects e.g. – teddy, train, doll, teddy, train, doll…

· Size e.g. – big, big, small, big, big, small…

· Shape e.g. – circle, tringle, circle, triangle…

 

Reading Homework

Please continue to read with your child for 15 minutes each day. This could be reading their school books, a book you have at home, or a book from the library. I have also sent home a copy of a different version of ‘Goldilocks’, which we have explored together in class. The children have loved this story!

 

Phonics and Word Reading (Ongoing Throughout the Year)

Children should be encouraged to say the letter sound e.g. – ‘s’ for snake, ‘a’ as in apple, ‘t’ as in tin etc. We introduce the letter sound before the letter name, and then link them both together – the letter A sounds like ‘a’. Children should say the letter sound on the flashcard, think of things beginning with this sound and eventually put sounds together to form short words. The children also have sets of High Frequency Words to learn. These should be learnt on sight and once a child is secure with a set, the next set will be given. Please keep your child’s flashcard wallet in their book bag as we often go through them together in school.

 

I would really love to see any of the things you and your child do together as part of their homework. This could be photographs, written observations and commentaries, pictures your child has drawn, numbers they have written etc. Homework will also be added to the Robins Class page of the school website. Please see this page for information and photographs of what we have been doing.

Thank you for your support,

Miss Hutton.

We've all had another fantastic week in Robins Class. The children have enjoyed exploring shapes in the environment and creating some of their own patterns. They've also learnt new phonic sounds and High Frequency Words. After spending lots of time focusing on our key text 'Peace at Last', we read another story about three bears - 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. We made porridge and the children enjoyed eating all of Baby Bear's porridge because it was 'just right'! Next week we will begin our new key texts all about Harvest and Autumn.

Robins Homework – 24th September – 5th October 2018

 

Thank you for the contributions some of you have sent in for the previous homework activities. Any contributions have been adding into your child’s Learning Journey.

 

Maths Homework

This week we are learning to recognise, name and describe 2D shapes, including a square, rectangle, circle and triangle. For homework, I would like the children to aim to improve their knowledge of shape by doing the following:

  • Going on a ‘Shape Hunt’ around the home or while you are out shopping. Can they see anything circle shaped e.g. – a clock, the end of a food tin etc.? How about anything square or rectangular? Is there anything triangle shaped?
  • Describing the shape of everyday objects using everyday vocabulary e.g. – pointy, flat, tall, long, round, straight, curved.
  • Naming, drawing or matching shapes. Comparing them e.g. – how many corners? Which has more sides? Which have straight sides?
  • If your child can already name and describe a circle, triangle, square and rectangle, challenge them with pentagons and hexagons!

 

Reading Homework

Please continue to read with your child for 15 minutes each day. This could be reading their school books, a book you have at home, or a book from the library.  

 

Phonics and Word Reading (Ongoing Throughout the Year)

This week I will begin to send home some letter cards for the children to read. Children  should be encouraged to say the letter sound e.g. – ‘s’ for snake, ‘a’ as in apple, ‘t’ as in tin etc. We introduce the letter sound before the letter name, and then link them both together – the letter A sounds like ‘a’. Children should say the letter sound on the flashcard, think of things beginning with this sound and eventually put sounds together to form short words, e.g. – once the first 3 flashcards have been given, you will be able to put them together and sound out the word ‘sat’ – ‘s-a-t = sat’. I will also begin to send home sets of words for the children to learn. These should be learnt on sight and once a child is secure with a set, the next set will be given. Please keep your child’s flashcard wallet in their book bag as we often go through them together in school.

 

I would really love to see any of the things you and your child do together as part of their homework. This could be photographs, written observations and commentaries, pictures your child has drawn, numbers they have written etc. Homework will also be added to the Robins Class page of the school website. Please see this page for information and photographs of what we have been doing.

 

Thank you for your support,

Miss Hutton.

A few photographs from the past week - including Forest School and counting/matching activities!

Robins Homework – 14th-24th September

 

Maths Homework

We have been working on counting and recognising numerals. For homework, I would like the children to aim to improve their skills by doing the following:

  • Counting objects by lining them up or counting them in and/or out of containers. Can the children try to extend their count? E.g. – if they can already count 10 objects, challenge them to count 15!
  • Recognising, reading and writing numerals. You could hide these around the house for the children to find, read and copy, or you could simply show some number flashcards. Can the children improve their numeral recognition? E.g. – if they can already recognise numbers 0-5, can they learn to recognise numbers 0-10?
  • Matching a number of objects to the correct numeral. The children could count a number of objects and find the matching numeral card. If they can do this, challenge them to write the corresponding numeral themselves!

 

Reading Homework

Please continue to read with your child for 15 minutes each day. This could be reading their school books, a book you have at home, or a book from the library. This week we have been reading the story ‘Do You Like?’ in class. I have sent a copy   of this book home for the children to read with parents, siblings, grandparents, friends etc. You could ask the children to ‘read’ the story to you, use the story to discuss likes and dislikes, or even make your own version of the book!

 

I would really love to see any of the things you and your child do together as part of their homework. This could be photographs, written observations and commentaries, pictures your child has drawn, numbers they have written etc. The  next piece of homework will be set on 24th September. Homework will also be added to the Robins Class page of the school website. Please see this page for information and photographs of what we have been doing.

 

Thank you for your support,

Miss Hutton

Our Reception children have had a wonderful first week and a half at school! They have settled in beautifully and joined in with lots of fun activities - even a visit from some puppies and a multi-skills session with the Kidderminster Harriers! Here are some photographs of what we have been doing...

Our Key Text is 'Peace at Last' by Jill Murphy

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