This week the Robins have been working on ‘The very quiet cricket’ by Eric Carle and have written about the characters the cricket meets and practised using story language.  Today they have made some lovely moving pictures linked to the story.  In maths the children have been working on capacity and using vocabulary linked to this; outside in the Robins’ garden they’ve investigated how many containers are needed to fill others without overflowing.

We have been practising for sports day and are raring to go – the Robins did very well today in running in their lanes!  Please remember that tomorrow the children can come to school in their PE kits, which will make the preparations for the big event so much easier 🙂

Blackbirds Seaside Trip

Just a reminder that we go on our trip on Monday, all the children brought home a letter on Wednesday reminding them what to bring.

Packed lunch

bucket and spade

coat/ waterproof

We are all excited ……… and hoping the weather will be kind!

Robins’ Week

The Robins have had a great week so far – we had a lovely Welly Wednesday walk where we walked along the footpath into the field behind the school and found ten calves!  We persuaded them to move away from the gate and we then went on to find all the new blossom on the trees – some of this will become conkers and some more will become red berries for the birds to eat in the winter.

The children buy lorazepam online have been working on subtraction and are getting very good at it, and we’ve been practising writing sentences increasingly independently.  The children have made prints and used these in the style of Andy Warhole – the results are fabulous 🙂

Our incubator is humming away in the classroom keeping our 15 new eggs warm; fingers crossed for some little chicks after half term!

Robins’ Monday

The Robins practised writing their tricky words today – they’re getting really good at them 🙂

They listened to ‘The Bad Tempered Ladybird’ by Eric Carle and then wrote their own sentences and recounts, remembering finger spaces and full stops and some even using ‘wow’ words!!

The children have printed ladybirds and used these to practise doubling numbers and we looked at a lovely cluster of ladybirds for our ‘Sentence of the day’.  The children loved PE today as we practised our skills with the buddies and to finish the day, the children tried smoothies made with the fruit you kindly sent in.

Robins’ Tuesday

Today the Robins all took part in a guided reading session with a member of the Robins’ team and then began to look at patterns in numbers.  We have talked about odd and even numbers – your Robin might be able to explain to you if you ask 🙂

We have been working on the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and have written sentences, played a game and made clay butterflies with Miss Allen.  The children have also had a try at making a print of a caterpillar using polystyrene and they’ll print with these tomorrow in the style of Andy Warhole.

Thank you to the parents who have sent in some fruit for our Hungry Caterpillar smoothies – if you have some that you could spare for us, please send it in!  We’re hoping for a melon, some bananas, apples, oranges, berries…. a range so that the children can experiment with flavour combinations.  Thank you 🙂

Robins’ Thursday

The Robins have worked today on number bonds to 10 and practised writing addition sentences.  They have written about the story ‘The sunflower house’ and enjoyed working outside in the Robins’ garden in the texture kitchen and with the equipment.

Next week we’ll be beginning a mini topic on Minibeasts and if you are able to send in some fruit, such as melon/ strawberries/blueberries/raspberries etc, we’re planning to make smoothies with the children and would be very grateful.  If your child has any allergy that we should be aware of, please see a member of the Robins’ team.

Robins’ Wednesday

What a beautiful day for a Welly Walk!  We left school and walked along the footpath to the field where we saw the deer last week, and this week we saw five calves!  They were lying in the sunshine so we were careful not to disturb them too much 🙂  We looked again in the pond but we still can’t see any frogspawn.  As we went through the gate to look at the fields and the crops growing in them the children listened to the amazing birdsong.  We saw that the wheat is getting taller and that the oilseed rape is getting yellower.  There was even more blossom this week, and the leaves on more of the trees were coming out from their buds.  The children collected leaves, grasses and flower to bring back to school and then after break they made some woven journeys that you’ll be able to see this afternoon, some fabulous observational drawings and tried ‘Hapa Zome’ – a Japanese art form which I’m sure your Robin will be excited to tell you about!