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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.

Robins Homework – 1st – 10th April 2019

 

Maths Homework

 

We have been learning to work out and recall our number bonds to 10. Number bonds are number that are ‘partners’ and add together to reach a given total e.g. – 9 add 1, 8 add 2, 7 add 3 etc.  For homework, I would like the children to aim to improve their knowledge and understanding of this by:

 

  • Partitioning 10 objects into 2 groups to find the number partners.
  • Writing the corresponding addition sentence e.g. – 6+4=10
  • Recalling the number bonds ‘rapidly’ (in your head!) e.g. – If I say 5, you say 5. If I say 3, you say 7.

 

If children are secure with their number bonds to 10, they could have a go at the related subtraction facts e.g. – 8 add 2 is 10. So 10 takeaway 8 is 2, and 10 takeaway 2 is 8!

 

Spellings

 

vet

van

wag

win

well

 

For an extra challenge:

cobweb

velvet

Robins Homework – 15th – 25th March 2019

 

Maths Homework

This week we are learning to sort shapes in different ways and use them to make patterns.  For homework, I would like the children to aim to improve their knowledge and understanding of this by:

  • Sorting objects according to a given criteria e.g. – fruit or vegetable, plastic or metal, 2D or 3D, squares or rectangles, curved or straight sides etc?
  • Making repeating patterns using objects, colours or shapes e.g. – circle, triangle, square, circle triangle, square…; red, red, blue, red, red, blue…
  • Beginning to recognise number patterns e.g. – 2, 4, 6, 8, 10...

 

Spellings

 

jam

jet

jog

Jill

Jack

 

For an extra challenge:

jet-lag

jacket

 

Robins and Owls Visit the Wyre Forest

On Friday 8th March, the children in Robins and Owls classes all visited the Wyre Forest. We used this opportunity to introduce our new Quality Text - 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt'. The children had lots of fun reading the story and imagining they were on a bear hunt! We made our way through the long, wavy grass (swishy, swashy, swishy, swashy), through the thick, oozy mud (squelch, squerch, squelch, squerch), through the big, dark forest (stumble, trip, stumble, trip) and even through an imaginary river and a pretend snow storm! The children also enjoyed exploring the Gruffalo trail (reading the story along the way), having a picnic and playing in the play area.

Our new key text is

'We're Going On A Bear Hunt'

by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

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Robins class have been enjoying a sunny start to the second half of the Spring Term! We have had lots of fun exploring our outdoor area, including water play, ride on toys and being builders through role-play! We have also been working on our estimating and counting skills, using musical instruments in our maths. Robins Class also took part in a sports festival organised by the School Sports Organising Committee. 

Robins Homework – 1st – 8th March 2019

 

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 estimate and count to check. For homework, I would like the children to aim to improve their knowledge and understanding of this by:

· Guessing how many objects they can see and counting to check.

· Writing numbers to match how many objects are in a set.

· Estimating and checking which set of objects has more or less.

 

Reading Homework

Please continue to read with your child for 15 minutes each day. Please write in their yellow Reading Record each time they read at home so that I can see how they are getting on.

 

Spellings

From now on the children are going to have 5 spellings to learn every fortnight. There will also be a further 2 extension words for children that need a challenge.

hum

fan

leg

cot

back

 

For an extra challenge:

kiss

doll

 

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.

 

Robins Homework – 4th– 15th February 2019

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 time. This includes learning the days of the week and also exploring how long one minute is! For homework, I would like the children to aim to improve their knowledge and understanding of this by:

· Ordering the days of the week.

· Discussing things they do on each day of the week (perhaps keeping a weekly diary).

· Counting how many things they can do in one minute e.g. – how many star jumps.

· Guessing and checking what they can do in one minute e.g. – writing their name or putting on their shoes and socks.

 

Reading Homework

Please continue to read with your child for 15 minutes each day. Please write in their yellow Reading Record each time they read at home so that I can see how they are getting on.

 

Spellings

From now on the children are going to have 5 spellings to learn every fortnight. There will also be further extension words for children that need a challenge. Our first set of spellings are:

 

run

 

dog

 

sat

 

pick

 

hen

 

For an extra challenge:

 

sunset

 

rocket

 

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. 

 

Thank you for your support,

Miss Hutton.

Robins Class Assembly

Today was our very first class assembly, all about Owl Babies! The children performed brilliantly and should be very proud of themselves. They acted out the story of Owl Babies, remembering their lines and saying them loudly and clearly. They also shared their knowledge about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes! The children performed an owl song beautifully and also an owl poem. They enjoyed wearing their masks, which they made as part of their homework. Well done Robins!

So far this term we have been learning all about measurement, shape and money in our maths lessons. The children have really enjoyed practical activities based on these areas, including estimating and measuring how far they can throw a beanbag, making and measuring playdough snakes, printing using 3D shapes and paying for items in a role-play shop. The children have also been trying very hard with their writing and have enjoyed carrying out a science investigation looking at the time it takes for ice to melt in different environments.

Robins Class Homework - 23.1.19

 

On Friday 1st February it is going to be our class assembly. This is an opportunity for the children to share some of the things they have been learning about and to gain confidence in performing to an audience.

 

For part of our assembly I would like the children to wear an ‘Owl Mask’. Therefore, for their homework this week I would like each child to create a wearable owl mask at home and to bring it into school no later than Wednesday 30th January 2019.

 

A prize will also be given for the most creative mask!

 

Please let me know if you have any questions. If there is a problem with your child completing this piece of homework, please let me know as soon as possible.

 

Thank you for your support.

 

Miss Hutton

Happy New Year and welcome back to school! Our new Key Text is 'Owl Babies' by Martin Waddell.

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Please see below for our new class newsletter.

January Newsletter - Owl Babies

We had a lovely end to the Autumn Term doing lots of fun Christmas activities. On the last day of term we had a Christmas party and even a special visit from Father Christmas!!

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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