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Tuesday 31st March, by Miss Beattie

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 8:42am

Good Morning my lovely Robins  J

I hope you are all staying positive and smiling! I love hearing about everything you have been up to at home, so if you haven’t already, tweet me pictures @LostockGralamPr

Today you could choose some maths, writing or arithmetic work from your pack. Or take a look at White Rose for some super online lessons about fractions: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Remember it is so important to balance your school work, with some quiet time and creative time (reading, drawing, lego, baking, gardening, etc.) Don’t let the colder weather put you off -  try to spend as much time as possible outside in the fresh air. It always makes me feel better!

Lots of love, Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xx

 

Message from Mrs Powell:

I think I can. I know I can.”

Dear children, when we do something do we say we can’t do it?  Try and change that today and tell yourself you can do anything.  Remember you are amazing and if you believe in yourself you can do anything!

Monday 30th March, by Miss Beattie

Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 9:04am

Happy Monday Robins

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are ready for another busy week of Home Learning (See attached timetable for your jobs to do this week – I will update this on a two weekly basis to give you enough time to complete all your projects). Please remember that this is just a suggested timetable and the children’s happiness and wellbeing is our biggest priority! Please do not worry if you are not getting as much school work done as you would like!

I am missing you lots today and sending you all a big virtual hug!!!

I have spent lots of time in my garden this weekend (mainly making it puppy proof as Teddy loves to dig the borders and eat the stones!!) What have you been up to?

White Rose Maths Hub has published amazing Home Learning resources all about fractions – and the best thing is… they are completely FREE!! There are 5 lessons in total – including a fabulous video which teaches you the new concept and an activity book for you to work through. Each lesson even comes with an answer booklet so you can go back and mark your own work! Why not do one lesson each day this week? Check it out here:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

I know lots of you have been getting involved in the Lego Challenge – I have LOVED seeing your creations on Twitter. I have also attached a drawing challenge for those of you who would prefer to draw J

Stay safe Robins and remember: Ready, Respectful and Safe (Even at home)

Lots of Love, Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xx

 

Message from Mrs Powell:

“With the new day come new thoughts and new strengths.”

Dear children, This is now your second week, you have shown how great you are, what will you do today, how do you show how clever and strong you are each day?

Friday 27th March, by Miss Beattie

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 8:46am

Happy Friday J

As we reach the end of the week I want to say a huge WELL DONE!! I’m sure learning from home has been fun but also challenging at times. I want you to begin your morning by thinking about or writing down 3 things you have found a little tricky this week, and then 3 things you have enjoyed. I am going to do this too as it’s easy to focus on the negative things that have happened, instead of the lovely positive things.

“Every day may not be good… but there is something good in every day”.

Today you could complete some more work from your Home Learning Packs and use the lovely online resources on your Task List to help you – There are some great quizzes and games to make your learning more fun. It is also really important that you are reading every single day. This could be anything – a book, magazine, newspaper… Whatever you enjoy!! Or you could even listen to an audio book!

Are you remembering to water your courgettes? I hope so J

Remember to give yourself a well-earned rest this weekend (that includes you too parents) – no home-learning just lots of fun and hopefully some sunshine to accompany it!!

Stay home, stay safe and keep washing those hands!!

Speak to you on Monday

Love Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxx

 

Message from Mrs Powell:

“The most wonderful thing about Tiggers is, I’m the only one.” Tigger

Good morning children!  This morning I want you to think about how special and unique you are, talk to someone in your house about all the special qualities that make you unique.  What about the people you live with, what makes them special, why don’t you tell them!

Friday 27.3.20, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 9:37pm

Hi all,

Please find below a few ideas and different websites that can be used to help support learning at home:

 

  • PE with Joe Wicks (YouTube 9am) different lesson each day

  • Wildlife with Steve Backshall (facebook 9:30) 

  • Dance with Oti Mabuse (Facebook 11:30am)

  • Music with Myleene Klass (YouTube - next Friday 27th March 10am but ca watch recordings too)

BBC Teach Live Lessons https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons

BBC Learning through cooking https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/articles/learning_through_cooking

Basics of British sign language (1pm every day)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR2Zb7TbiOA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3dlzc0bQjKpZGZTCCKiyW_F7FX6LOjTY0JddErllpgZy0LofAqtHnX20E

TedEd Home

Parents: https://ed.ted.com/

Students: https://ed.ted.com/lessons?content_type=animations+talks&direction=desc&sort=publish-date&user_by_click=student

School Choice Week https://schoolchoiceweek.com/parent-resources-during-coronavirus/

Audible - Free stories https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

The Wind in the Willows musical https://www.willowsmusical.com/

Toy Theatre - Educational games https://toytheater.com/

LITERACY

Free Biff, Chip & Kipper kindle books on Amazon (you can download kindle app and put them on iPad) the ones to search for are: Floppy Did This!, Dad's Birthday, Funny Fish, Let's Recycle!, The Enigma Plot, Time Runners

Scholastic home resources:
https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/homelearning

Teach Your Monster to Read app has been free to download

Free eBooks:
 https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

MATHS
Top marks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
Numberblocks:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/numberblocks-make-and-play?collection=fun-activities-for-toddlers-and-preschoolers
Khan Academy:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math
NRich - Math's extension and enrichment for 5 - 18 https://nrich.maths.org/5716

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Live animal webcams from Edinburgh Zoo: https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/penguin-cam/#penguincam
Live animal cams from Sand Diego Zoo https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams 
Dublin zoo https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/
Marwell Zoo https://www.marwell.org.uk/zoo/keep-in-touch/webcams
Chester Zoo "Connect with Nature at Home"

STEM learning:https://www.stem.org.uk/

HISTORY
Musuem tours:https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

PE
Live ballet lessons (times on the page for each age group):
https://www.facebook.com/SarahDuFeuTheBalletCoach/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARBYS2SPe89ygSq6RcYtQrOBTlI4sIyDQBqWNjGnAj4e6BKuzLlDcX4smPOzQ7iTue3wHkf1ne9XFlkx 

Go Noodle dances and games:
https://www.gonoodle.com/

Cosmic Kids yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

LANGUAGES
Duolingo app https://www.duolingo.com/

 

Hope this helps!

Take care and stay safe!

 

Thursday 26th March, by Miss Beattie

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 8:30am

Happy Thursday Robins!

We are nearly at the end of our first week learning from home! I have woken up feeling very positive and grateful this morning that we are all able to stay at home and keep ourselves safe during this strange time. I started my day with some yoga to help me feel relaxed and ready for my day. Why not give it a go too? J I have attached a link to a video just for children but there are lots more on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X655B4ISakg

If you are feeling a little bit sad or fed up, take a look at the Resilience Toolkit I have attached below. It will give you lots of positive ways you can look after your mind and brain during our time off school.

How are you getting on at home? Have you managed to do some work from your packs yet? Don’t worry if you haven’t got lots completed – just do what you can each day and remember to have fun! I hope you are all helping mums and dads around the house too like we chatted about. I know just how super you all are at tidying up!

It has been really super to see some of you completing the Lego Challenge!! If you try one of the challenges at home, please tweet me a picture @LostockGralamPr (I have attached it again below).

Stay positive, keep smiling and remember “A day without laughter is a day wasted” (one of my favourite Winnie the Pooh quotes).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or Twitter J

Enjoy your day! Speak tomorrow!

Love Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling x

 

Message from Mrs Powell:

“It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.” - Eeyore

Dear children, I have a challenge for everyone to do in your house.  Can you think of three lovely things to happen each day, then either tell them to someone in your house or write them down?  I’m going to do this and hopefully we will all try and find our own sunshine.

Wednesday 25th March, by Miss Beattie

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 8:24am

Hello Robins

I hope you are all well and having a super week so far – how beautiful has the weather been! J

I have been very busy with little Teddy (trying to make sure he doesn’t chew my furniture)!!!

I know that lots of you are joining in with Joe Wickes PE sessions – If you haven’t given it a go yet, why not join in this morning and share your photos and videos on Twitter?

I have also found this fabulous Lego challenge (as I know a lot of you love Lego!!) – Why not tick off each challenge as you complete it?

Today, you could complete some more maths/writing work from your pack and make a start on your History/Geography project (see timetable linked below). Please send me lots of pictures of what you get up to today on Twitter… your photos and videos have made me smile!

Reminder to all our lovely parents… you are doing an amazing job!! Please just do what you can and enjoy having this time to talk, smile, laugh and have fun with your children!

Keep smiling Robins!

Love Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling x

 

Message from Mrs Powell:

I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.” - Winnie the Pooh

Dear children, We all have more time, are you thinking about the things you like to do at home and at school.  Please tell someone all about it and keep talking, it is great to talk!

Tuesday 24th March, by Miss Beattie

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 8:58am

Good Morning Robins

I hope your enjoyed your first day learning from home.

I have attached our Robin Class Timetable and Task List for you to help structure your day today – remember to use your packs to support you with the tasks set.

Remember Joe Wickes will be doing a live PE session this morning at 9am. Just search ‘The Body Coach TV’ on YouTube. I am certainly joining in this morning!

For those of you that may not have checked Twitter last night… Meet Teddy!!

Teddy will be joining us in school once his puppy training is complete and we are all back together again!


Remember our 3 school rules whilst at home: Ready, Respectful and Safe!

Have a super day – stay safe! Speak tomorrow J

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling x

 

Message from Mrs Powell:

 “When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.” - Winnie the Pooh

Dear children,

We have all started on a strange adventure, I wonder what we will learn to do over the next few months?   I think you will find that your parents are the best teachers!  Enjoy any activity you do for the first time, we are going to make bread in my house!

Monday Morning Hello, by Miss Beattie

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 9:51am

Good Morning Robins,

I hope you have been able to enjoy the beautiful sunshine as much as possible this weekend – I too have spent some time in my garden!

I’m sure it feels a little bit strange not coming into school this morning, as I know it has felt this way for me. I am so proud of every single one of you and I know you are going to surprise me with how amazingly you face this new challenge J Remember:

‘You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.’’ A.A Milne

I want you to enjoy your first week of Home Learning and remember that learning is all around us – Enjoy spending time outdoors where possible, cook, bake, read, play board games, but most importantly… HAVE FUN!

It is so important to stay active (even when stuck indoors)! Why not start each morning with an active PE lesson with Joe Wickes live on YouTube – Just tune into ‘The body Coach TV’ on YouTube at 9am each morning for a fun way to kick-start your day!

Don’t worry about your Home Learning Packs today – but here are a few tasks to ease you into this new style of learning:

  • Times Tables Rock Stars – Your login details are stuck inside your new Home Learning books
  • Reading – Curl up with your favourite book for 20 minute (Maybe you could build a reading ‘den’ – I used to love doing this when I was younger!!)
  • Art – I have saw lots of my neighbours painting pictures of rainbows to put up on their window to make others smile as they walk past. Maybe you could draw a rainbow and put it in your window too?
  • Spend some time in the garden – remember to water your courgette seeds and plant your sunflower!

Mrs Esling also says a big hello! We are both missing you all lots!

Remember to stay safe, stay indoors and keep checking Twitter for more updates J

Love, Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling x

 

Week Beginning 16.03.20, by Miss Beattie

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 3:26pm

Another super week for Robins Class! We particularly enjoyed our Science Workshops on Monday!

In writing, we will continue to explore our new book ‘Silence Seeker’. We will use the text to build our vocabulary and write direct speech between characters. We will then apply our new learning by writing our own interpretation of the opening of the story.

In maths we will be consolidating our understanding of multiplication and divisions by solving various problem solving tasks. We will also recap column method for addition and subtraction and will look at how we can use inverse operations to solve missing box questions.

 

Our spellings for the test on Friday 20th March will look at words with the –ion suffix:

action, collection, construction, attraction, reaction, invention, injection, subtraction

When practicing your child’s spellings with them, try removing the –ion suffix and focus on learning the root word (e.g. act)

 

Parents Evening will take place on Monday 16th and Wednesday 18th of March. Your child has now been given your appointment card with your time slot on it. Please come and speak to me if you cannot make your appointment or wish to rearrange.

 

As always, please come in to speak to us if you have any questions.

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 09.03.20, by Miss Beattie

Date: 4th Mar 2020 @ 5:05pm

What a busy week we have had! The children in Robins Class have been very busy writing their information texts based on the book ‘Big Blue Whale’. Mrs Esling and I have been so impressed with the children’s writing and want to say a huge well done!

After finishing our writing this week, we will be starting our new class text ‘The Silence Seeker’ by Ben Morley on Monday. We will begin by looking at the book title/cover and making predictions about what we think it is about. We will continue to look at book clues throughout the week to add to our predictions. Through these clues will build up our knowledge of what the term ‘asylum seeker’ means.

In maths, we will be putting our knowledge of written methods for multiplication and division to the test by completing a variety of problem solving questions.

Next week is British Science Week which we will be celebrating in school. The whole school will take part in a Science Workshop on Monday morning led by Techniquest. Robins class will have an additional workshop in the afternoon to support us with our ‘Forces’ topic in science.

 

Our spellings for the test on Friday 13th March will look at words with the ‘i’ sound spelt ‘y’:

Egypt, gym, myth, pyramid, cymbals, mystery, mysterious, syllable

 

Reminders:

Monday 9th March: Robins will have PE with Mr Ault, in addition to Gymnastics on Tuesday. Please ensure children have the correct kit in school on these days.

Monday 9th March: Techniquest Show and Forces Workshop.

Friday 13th March: Children can wear sporty clothes in support of Sport Relief.

 

As always, please pop in to see us if you have any questions or queries.

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 02.03.20, by Miss Beattie

Date: 26th Feb 2020 @ 5:12pm

Firstly, I would like to thank all the lovely family members who joined us for our Science lesson today – The children loved having you there!

What a great few days we have had in Robins class. I have particularly enjoyed watching the children plan their own informative texts about whales – They have learnt so much from the book ‘Big Blue Whale’. Looking ahead to next week, the children will be using their plans to write and edit their own informative texts about the dangers whales face and how we can help to protect them.

In maths, we will be concentrating on written methods for division. We will also be consolidating our knowledge of the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

Our fantastic ‘Adrift’ project will commence next week. It will be kicked off with a theatre performance of ‘Adrift’ on Wednesday afternoon. Following on from this, we will be considering what the term ‘home’ means to us – Thank you to the children who have already sent in a photo of the outside of their house. If you haven’t already, please could these be sent in for next week. We will also be defining the term ‘migration’ and considering the movement of people all the way back in the Stone Age.

In science, we will be finishing our topic by comparing and grouping the skeletons of different animals. We will define the terms ‘Exoskeleton’ and ‘Endoskeleton’.

 

Our spellings for the test on Friday 6th March will continue to look at words with the ‘sh’ sound spelt ‘ch’:

chalet, sachet, ricochet, crochet, machinery, pistachio, parachute

 

Please try to read with your child and practice their spellings/ times tables daily. We have noticed a huge improvement with this – Keep it up Robins! 

 

Reminders:

PE will now take place on a Tuesday (Gymnastics)

Wednesday 4th March: World Book Day for Lostock

Wednesday 4th March: Adrift Theatre Performance

 

As always, please pop in to see us if you have any questions or queries.

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 24.02.20, by Miss Beattie

Date: 12th Feb 2020 @ 1:15pm

Can you believe another half term is over? The children have worked extremely hard yet again and deserve a restful break.

During our first week back after half term, we will be continuing to look at written methods of multiplication and division. In our writing lessons, we will begin by looking at the features of a variety of persuasive information texts. We will then be planning our own texts which will inform people about whales and persuade them to help in the effort to protect them. In our reading lessons will continue to practice the skimming and scanning techniques to retrieve information quickly from the fiction text ‘The New Boy’.

On Wednesday 26th February you are invited to our KS2 Come and Join Us at 2pm which will have a Science focus. We will be identifying why we need a skeleton and exploring the bones that make up the skeletal system.

 

Our spellings for the test on Friday 28th February will look at words with the ‘sh’ sound spelt ‘ch’:

Chef, chute, machine, brochure, moustache, chandelier Chicago

 

Please try to read with your child and practice their spellings/times tables where possible over the half term.

 

Reminders:

Friday 14th February: Please send your child to school with an old t-shirt or shirt (named) for our art day.

Wednesday 26th February: KS2 Come and Join Us – we would love it if you could join us at 2pm for a fun science lesson.

Thursday 27th February: All children will take part in a Disability Awareness Assembly and Workshop.

 

As always, please pop in to see us if you have any questions or queries.

Have a safe and restful half term.

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

 

Week Beginning 10.02.20, by Miss Beattie

Date: 5th Feb 2020 @ 4:42pm

Welcome back to Robins Class Blog – We have had another super week and the children have worked extremely hard!

As we look ahead to our final week of this half term, we have lots of exciting things coming up. In our writing lessons we will be using drama to help us produce a piece of writing where we will be writing in role as a character from Michael Morpurgo’s ‘This Morning I Met a Whale’. We will also be using a range of non-fiction information texts and the internet to learn more about the human impact on whales and how we can protect them. In maths, we will be looking at a variety of ways we can multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number.

In History, the children will be using the internet to research the achievements of the Iron Age and will then decide which achievement they feel is most important, giving a reason for their choice. In Science, we will be using a Venn Diagram to compare and group animals based on what they eat.

 

On Friday 14th February, Robins will partake in an art day where we will use clay to construct a pot, replicating Stone Age pottery. 

Please send your child to school with an old t-shirt or shirt with their name on it. This can then be kept in school to wear during our art lessons.

 

 

Due to our Art Day, Robins spelling test will take place on Thursday 13th February. Our spellings this week will continue to look at words with the ‘c’ sound spelt ‘ch’:

scheme, chord, orchid, chemist, mechanic, technical, stomach, monarch

 

You should have now received a permission slip for your child to attend our school trip to the Liverpool World Museum on 3rd June 2020. If you have any questions or queries regarding this, please pop in to see me.

 

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 03.02.20, by Miss Beattie

Date: 29th Jan 2020 @ 9:56pm

Hi everyone,

We have had another fantastic week in Robins class!

Firstly, I would like to thank the children who have been bringing a smaller book bag to school this week – our cloakroom is looking much tidier!

In writing next week we will be retrieving information from our non-fiction text ‘Big Blue Whale’ to help us map the journey of the blue whale throughout the year. Children will work towards writing an explanation of where the blue whale migrates to and why using prepositions and adverbs to express cause.

In maths we will be looking at the inverse relationship between multiplication and division. We will also be looking at the patterns in multiplication and how we can use known multiplication facts to help us work out more difficult ones.

In geography we will be using maps and digital mapping tools to locate rivers in the UK, including the River Weaver. This week in Science, Robins will be carrying out research to help them compare and contrast the diets of different animals.

We have noticed during our weekly Times Tables quiz that children can recall multiplication and division facts but need to build up their pace in order to complete them within an appropriate time.

 

Robins spellings for the test on Friday 7th February will look at words with the ‘c’ sound spelt ‘ch’:

ache, anchor, chaos, chorus, echo, chemical, school, character

 

As always, if you have any questions or queries please pop in to speak to us.

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 27.01.20, by Miss Beattie

Date: 22nd Jan 2020 @ 8:11am

Robins have had another busy and exciting week!  

Next week, Robins Class will continue reading their non-fiction text ‘Big Blue Whale’ by Nicola Davies. We will begin the week by finding similes used in the text. We will then generate our own similes and use these to create a simile poem all about whales. Towards the end of the week we will be retrieving information from the book to help us write an informative leaflet about whales and what/how they eat.

In maths we will be solving problems using multiplication and division. The children are absolutely loving our new Power Maths Books.

In History we will be making comparisons and contrasts between the Stone Age and the Iron Age using a lovely non-fiction text called ‘A Street Through Time’.

This week in Art, Robins will be carrying out an artist study on Bernard Leach, a British Studio Potter. They will be making close observations of his work, considering the story behind each piece of pottery.

 

Robins spellings for the test on Friday 31st January will continue to look at words with the suffix –ation. This week the ‘e’ must be dropped from the root word before the suffix is added.

preparation, admiration, sensation, exploration, reservation, imagination, restoration, adoration

 

We have noticed that more children are reading regularly at home – keep this up Robins! Parents, please try to remember to sign your child’s diary 3 times per week so they can earn their raffle ticket.

As always, if you have any questions or queries please pop in to speak to us.

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 20.01.20, by Miss Beattie

Date: 15th Jan 2020 @ 5:21pm

Another super week for Robins! I am extremely proud of how hard the children have worked this week to produce their own fantasy stories.

Next week, Robins Class will begin their new non-fiction text in our Writing lessons. We will begin by listening to sound effects and will make predictions about what our book might be about. We will then unpick the text page by page throughout the week.

In maths we will continue to look at multiplication and division – specifically multiplying and dividing by 8. We will also use our 2, 4, and 8 times tables to do some problem solving.

In science, Robins will be learning about the different food groups and their functions. We will be thinking about the consequences of not eating a balanced diet. In topic, Robins will be continuing to think about Stonehenge. They will be deciding whether it really is the biggest achievement of the Bronze Age. We will begin by researching the other achievements of this time period and then we will hold a class debate.

 

Robins spellings for the test on Friday 24th January will look at words with the suffix –ation.

Temptation, information, plantation, alteration, limitation, relaxation, adaptation, consideration

 

Please try to read with your child daily, as well as practice their spellings and times tables.

As always, if you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to speak to us!

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 13.01.20, by Miss Beattie

Date: 8th Jan 2020 @ 8:08am

What a great first week back after Christmas! Robins have settled back into school life very well and have produced some excellent work.

Next week, Robins will continue to look at multiplication and division in maths – specifically multiplying and dividing by 4. In our writing lessons we will be using all of learning from our book Winter’s Child to plan, draft and edit our own fantasy stories (I’m already looking forward to reading these)!

In topic we will be using maps to locate counties and cities in the UK. We will begin by locating where we live and comparing this to the location of Stonehenge. We will also be commencing our new science topic where we will be learning about animals and humans and what they need to stay fit and healthy. We will begin our topic next week by sharing what we already know and what we would like to find out. Robins will also begin their new art topic by looking at pottery from the Stone Age and identifying the techniques and patterns that were used.

As you can see, we have a very busy but exciting week ahead of us!

Robins spellings for the test on Friday 17th January will continue to look at homophones:

Meet and meat

Great and grate

Bear and bare

Break and brake

Week and weak

 

Please try to read with your child daily, as well as practice their spellings and times tables.

As always, if you have any questions or queries, please pop in to speak to us!

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 06.01.20, by Miss Beattie

Date: 18th Dec 2019 @ 4:37pm

Can you believe we have reached the end of our first term already! I would first like to thank everyone for their support over the Autumn Term. Thank you also to the children for working so hard!

After Christmas, we will begin to look at Multiplication and Division in maths. In our writing lessons, we will be finishing our book 'Winter's Child' in the lead up to our 'Big Write' at the end of the topic. In history and geography, we will continue to look at the Stone Age, making comparisons to the Bronze and Iron Ages. 

Our spellings for the test in the first week back will focus on Homophone (words that sound the same but have different meanings):

no, know, write, right, where, were, wear, we're

Please remember to read and practice your child's times tables with them over the holidays!

Reminder: School closes at 2pm on Friday 20th December

Have a restful Christmas and a very happy new year!

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 16.12.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 12th Dec 2019 @ 8:19am

Firstly, I would like to thank all the lovely families and friends who came to support our KS2 children in their Aladdin Production. I’m sure they made you just as proud as I am!

Can you believe we only have one week left before the Christmas holidays! We are busy busy busy right up until we finish!

Next week, Robins will continue with their maths and writing lessons, consolidating their learning from this half term. In science, we will be learning about fossilisation and the children will use their computing skills to create a scratch program to describe the fossilisation process. In RE, the children will be reflecting on their learning about how Christians view God and will be drawing their own images and symbols to show their own ideas about God.

 

Robins spellings for the test on Wednesday 18th December will continue to look at the suffix –ture:

furniture, temperature, fixture, feature, culture, departure, fracture, sculpture

 

 

Reminders:

Friday 13th: Christmas Jumper Day for Children in Need

Tuesday 17th: Christmas Lunch

Wednesday 18th: School Disco

Thursday 19th: Whole School Trip to Pantomime

Friday 20th: Christmas Carol Service in Church

Friday 20th: School Finishes at 2pm

 

Thank you for your support of the Autumn Term – If you have any questions or queries, please pop in to speak to us!

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 9.12.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 4th Dec 2019 @ 10:16am

Robins have made me extremely proud this week and have worked so hard during their assessments, which we will be finishing next week.

As we look ahead to next week, the final preparations for our Aladdin Production will take place. The children are again working so hard on this and are very excited to share it with you next Tuesday and Wednesday! Thank you for sending in such fabulous costumes!

In maths next week we will be looking at the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and using this to help us solve problems.

In our writing lessons, we will be consolidating our learning around subordinating conjunctions and developing our descriptive writing using similes. We will then apply our learning by writing and editing a letter. In reading, we will continue to make predictions based on information stated and implied.

 

Robins spellings for the test on Friday 13th December will look at the suffix –ture:

mixture, future, picture, capture, creature, nature, adventure, texture

 

 

Reminders:

Monday 10th: Aladdin Production 6pm

Wednesday 11th: Aladdin Production 1.30pm and 6pm

Friday 13th: Christmas Jumper Day for Children in Need

 

As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to pop in and see me.

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 2.12.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 27th Nov 2019 @ 8:16am

Another fabulous week for Robins class!

Next week, the children in KS2 will have an assessment week. They will be tested on Spelling, Maths, Reading and Grammar/Punctuation.

We will also continue with our writing lessons, focussing on using conjunctions for subordination (e.g. before, after, while).

Robins will also continue to work on their science from last week, building upon their report which answers the question: Which rock is most suitable when building a stone age house?

We will also continue to practice our routine for our Aladdin dance.

It would be greatly appreciated if we could have costumes in school for Monday 2nd December in a labelled bag/hanger. Robins have been asked to bring in a shirt and trousers/long skirt, with a flat cap or plain apron if possible.

Robins will not have any specific spellings to learn for next week due to assessment week.

 

Reminders:

Monday 2nd: Aladdin costumes due in school

Wednesday 4th: School Film Night

 

As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to pop in and see me.

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

 

Week Beginning 25.11.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 20th Nov 2019 @ 3:32pm

Robins have had another exciting and hard-working week.

 

Next week, we will be focussing on characterisation in our writing lessons. We will be stepping inside the shoes of a character from our book ‘Winter’s Child’ and inferring how they might feel, what they might say and what they may be thinking. We will also begin to create profiles for our favourite character.

In maths, we will continue to look at mental strategies for subtraction, in particular using number lines. We will then progress onto using a formal written method of subtraction.

On Friday, the children in Robins class will have a Science Day where they will use their enquiry skills to answer the question:

Which rock is most suitable when building a stone age house?

The children will then produce a written report on their findings.

We will also continue to practice our dance routine for our Aladdin Production, which the children are all working extremely hard to prepare for.

 

Our spellings for the test on Friday 29th November will look at the rule: Swap –le for –ly.

horribly, gently, simply, cuddly, giggly, humbly, wrinkly, possibly

 

 

Reminders:

Friday 22nd: Christmas Tree Lights switch on

Wednesday 27th: Christmas Fair 2pm

Wednesday 28th: Christingle 2pm in the Church

 

As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to pop in and see me.

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 18.11.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 13th Nov 2019 @ 8:21am

Another great week in Robins class!

Looking into next week, in our writing lessons we will be learning about verbs and adverbs and using these to plan and write a diary entry.

In maths, we will be consolidating our learning around using the formal written method of addition and beginning to look at mental strategies for subtraction. As well as this, we will be practising our times tables through fun songs and games.

In Design and technology, the children will take part in a hands-on inquiry where they will investigate which materials work best when making a Stone Age roundhouse.

We will also continue to practice our dance routine for our Aladdin Production in PE.

 

Our spellings for the test on Friday 22nd November will look at adding the –ly suffix.

badly, carefully, quickly, suddenly, nicely, rudely, seriously, finally

 

Reminders:

Friday 15th November: Robins will have a morning of PE with Mr Ault. Please make sure your child’s kit is in school.

Friday 15th November: Non-Uniform Day for Children in Need.

 

As always, if you have any questions please just pop in to see me.

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 11.11.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 6th Nov 2019 @ 2:38pm

Robins have had a great first week back and have worked extremely hard. We have another very busy week next week.

In writing, we will be reading out new text ‘Winter’s Child’, uncovering each page one at a time. We will use Freeze Frame and Magic Microphone drama techniques to explore the character’s thoughts and feelings. We will then use this drama to help us write a short dialogue between two characters using speech marks. In maths we will be continuing our work on written methods of addition. In Science the children will be observing different types of rocks and describing them based on their properties.

Robins will also continue to work on their ‘Market Seller’ performance for our KS2 Christmas Production.

Our spellings for the test on Friday 15th November will continue to look at adding the –ous suffix to the end of words:

ridiculous, hazardous, mountainous, generous, joyous, anxious, serious, enormous

 

Reminders for next week:

  • Monday 11th November: Remembrance Service in Church at 10am.
  • Friday 15th November: Robins will have a morning of PE with Mr Ault (This is in addition to Monday’s PE session).
  • Friday 15th November: Non-Uniform Day for Children in Need.

 

As always, if you have any questions please just pop in to see me.

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 4.11.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 23rd Oct 2019 @ 11:08am

I would firstly like to thank everyone for their continued support over the first half term.

After half term, Robins will be starting a new book in their Writing Lessons. We will begin by looking at clues to help us make predictions about the story. We will then be writing expanded noun phrases to describe the front cover.

In maths, we will be moving on to written methods of addition – first the expanded method and then column.

In science, we will be beginning our next topic of ‘Rocks’. The children will have the opportunity to share what they already know and explore the question: Are all rocks the same?

We will be continuing with our work around the Stone Age and will be finishing our non-chronological reports.

In PE, we will begin to learn our ‘Market Seller’ Dance for the Christmas Production.

Costume letters for the KS2 Christmas Production have gone home this week. If possible, please send your child’s costume into school in a labelled bag/hanger by Monday 2nd December. If you have any questions about what your child has been asked to bring, please do not hesitate to speak to me.

 

Our spellings for the test on Friday 8th November will look at adding the –ous suffix to the end of words:

famous, jealous, fabulous, dangerous, nervous, curious, venomous, poisonous

 

Reminder: This Friday 25th October will be a non-uniform day. KS2 children are asked to bring in a bottle for our Christmas Tombola.

 

Have a safe and fun-filled half term!

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

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