Welcome to Robins Class page
One thing you need to know about Robins is...we always try our best, we are hard working, polite and kind to others.
Miss Law , Mr Collins , Mrs Hammond,
(Class Teacher) (Teaching Assistant) (Learning Mentor)
Mrs Axenderrie , Mrs Mahmoud and Mrs Stirling
(Interventions support) (HTLA) (Interventions support)
This term our topic is focused around keeping ourselves healthy, both inside and out. For P.E. this term we are very excited to introduce Yoga to the children, we will be using videos via the Cosmic Kids website so please check some of them out as they are good fun to watch and get involved with!
For English we are looking at persuasive writing based on our focus story 'The Enormous Turnip'. The children will be acting out and getting into the different characters' shoes by trying to persuade another character to help them out. The children did so well with their descriptive writing last term that we decided to focus further on 'being' a character and how they might feel. Towards the end of term we are going to make a healthy soup and write instructions, hopefully we can send them home so that your children can use those bossy verbs in the kitchen at home.
For Maths this term we are looking at Multiplication and Division as part of our Maths Mastery. We will also be covering different aspects of Maths through our other subjects such as measurement for soup making, making graphs through our Computing skills on Purple Mash and using 3D shapes for our D.T. project in week 4.
This term we are focusing on Higher Aspirations and meeting people who do different jobs. The children are going to be reading The Great Explorer by Chris Judge and retelling this story as part of their Big Writes. We will then move onto descriptive language and how to use it when setting a scene in a story, the children have great vocabulary so we are looking forward to the results.
In Maths we are continuing with Addition and Subtraction, then moving onto Multiplication and Division. Through our topic work we are going to be measuring ourselves on a weekly basis to see if we have grown and try to predict when we will next grow!
Please help yourselves to any materials from the Parent's Board and remember to read the newsletter and door signs on a regular basis.
Our topic for Term 2 is...
As we come towards the festive season, the children will be learning about different celebrations from around the world. We will begin the term with Bonfire night; the children will be learning to write poems about fireworks and about the story of The Gunpowder Plot.
Our story-telling focus is 'The Owl who was afraid of the dark' by Jill Tomlinson. The children will practice writing their own diary pieces as the main character 'Plop' and focusing on writing for a particular audience through first-person.
Later on in the term we will be visiting the Oxford Playhouse to watch 'Jack and the Beanstalk', last year it was a huge success and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves so we are hoping that it will be just as good this year.
For our whole school topic this term we are focusing on 'One World', encouraging the children to understand the importance of looking after the planet we live in and all of the living things on it.
Our topic will be kicked off with an assembly to call on all of the Eco warriors out there and create an Eco council to help set up new initiatives and support others with their learning. We will also be taking part in Bollywood dancing to help us understand more about other cultures and how India is linked to our topic.
Years One and Two will have a 'Litter picking day' around the week of 2nd October, where we will don our safety gear and go in search of rubbish around our school area. The aim of this activity is to consolidate the children's learning about recyclable materials and how much the environment is affected by litter that is dropped. We will also hopefully see the Biffa truck come to collect our litter on Friday 6th October!
Friday 20th October is a HUGE day for all of Willowcroft as we hope to run a 'Recycled' fashion show where the children have designed an outfit for their class teacher that is made entirely out of recycled materials (keep your eyes peeled for pictures!).