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Robin

Welcome to Robin Class

 

Please see below for weekly updates of our learning

 

Class Teacher: Mr Libberton

 

Supported by: Mrs Ridout

 

Madame Lawson teaches French

Picture 1 Construction and Role Play Area
Picture 2 Creative and DT Area
Picture 3 Our Class
Picture 4 Reading Area
Picture 5 Small World Area
Picture 6 Maths Area

Summer Term

 

Literacy/Topic

Our Topics for the following term are:

  • Dinosaurs
  • Food and cooking
  • Lifecycles
  • Superheroes

 

Maths

Numbers: counting and recognition

Numbers: addition and subtraction

Numbers: doubling, halving and sharing

Shape, space and measures: position and distance

 

Phonics

In our phonics lessons we are working on phase 3 and phase 4

  • Children to revise and recall all Phase 2 and 3 phonemes.
  • Children to read and write CCVC and CVCC words.
  • Children to practise reading and spelling previously taught high frequency words.
  • Children to read and spell two-syllable words
  • Children to learn to spell the tricky words: we, me, he, be, she, they, all, are, my, her
  • Children to read tricky words: said, so, was, you, have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one, do, when, out, what
  • Children to read decodable words: went, from, it’s, just, help, children etc.

 

Jigsaw/PSED

Relationships Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills

Changing Me includes looking at change

Monday Mrs Humphreys PM
Tuesday Reading Morning
Wednesday Volunteer assembly
Thursday

Awards assembly 9am

Games morning/ Class Party - no electronic games 

Friday

Finish 1.30pm

 

We hope you have a lovely summer break. 

Week Beginning 9th July

 

Monday Watching Year 6 end of year puppet show
Tuesday

French- ice cream parlour 

Reading Morning

Forest School 

Wednesday  
Thursday Children meet their new class and teacher
Friday Last Stay and Play of the school year

This is the last week that book bags will be going home until September. 

 

During the next two weeks we will be finishing our unit of work on transport and we will be focusing on transition from Reception to Year 1. 

Well Done to all involved including our Robin George

 

Lola Morris, Olivia Morris and George Hambleton competed in the Watford Gymnastics Club Competition on Sunday. 
Lola was placed 4th in year 3, Olivia was placed 1st and George placed 5th in the Reception group.

 

Week 10

 

Literacy

We are continuing our learning on the superhero theme. We are going to be writing 'Superhero stories' with a baddie 'The Evil Pea'. 

 

Maths

Subtraction- learning how to represent these using number sentences. 

 

Forest School on Monday

Reading Morning Tuesday

Walk to Oxhey Park on Thursday. If you are available to help please let the office know. 

 

Week 9

 

We have been completing our learning about life cycles. This week we are starting our theme about Superheroes. So far we have been thinking about every day superheroes, like super mum and super dad. On Thursday we will be writing about our own superpowers. On Friday it is our mindfulness day and we will be taking part in the sponsored run.

Week 8

Science Week 

 

English and Topic

 

Animal Life cycles

Children read Tadpole’s Promise, by Tony Ross, to learn about the lifecycle of a frog. They consider effective vocabulary to compare each stage in its development and reinforce their understanding of sequencing. They orally compose statements and write correctly punctuated sentences.

 

 Maths 

Subtraction as taking away or counting back
 

Monday 

Mad Science Assembly

Mrs Humphreys PM

Tuesday

Mrs Austin in class-Mr Libberton on training course

Reading Morning

Science workshop with Mrs Andrews

Wednesday Night Birds Assembly
Thursday Forest School
Friday

Stay and  Play

Display in Hall for parents @ 2.45pm

 

 

Week 7 

 

English and Topic

 

Animal Life cycles

Children use The Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, to think about how information is presented in fiction and non-fiction books. They learn about the lifecycle of a caterpillar, exploring new vocabulary and how authors sequence information.

 

 

Maths 

Partitioning to create number bonds to 10
 

Week 6

 

Literacy/Topic

This week we are learning about writing invitations and making lists with our story ‘The Tiger who came for Tea’.

 

Phonics

Phase 2 and 3 GPCs. segmenting for spelling, reading and writing sentences with CVC and CVCC words. High frequency word like and some.

 

Maths

Doubling and halving investigations. Counting to 100. Starting to count in 2s and 10s.

 

Monday- Mrs Humpheys PM

Tuesday- Reading morning

Wednesday- Mrs Austin AM

Thursday- No Forest School today

Friday –Stay and Play

Week 5

 

Literacy/Topic

 

This week we are learning about the Gingerbread man. We will be completing an experiment about the Gingerbread man and the best liquid for dissolving him! The week will end with us writing our very own version of the Gingerbread man.

 

Maths

 

Estimates how many objects they can see and checks by counting them. Uses the language of ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ to compare two sets of objects. Finds one more or one less from a group of up to five objects, then ten objects.

 

Phonics

 

Phase 2 and 3 GPCs. segmenting for spelling, reading and writing sentences with CVC an CVCC words. High frequency word like and some.

 

Monday – Mrs Humphreys PM

Tuesday- No Reading Morning this week due to Year 6 SATs

Thursday- Forest School

Friday- Royal Wedding themed day. Children have the opportunity to come in with their best clothes on and can make a hat. We will be having a royal Wedding tea party on Friday also. Stay and Play will be on as usual.

Week 4

 

This week we are visiting Pizza Express as part of our learning for food and nutrition. We will also be continuing to have the opportunities to write different instructions and how to follow them. Mr Wolf's Pancakes is our book we are learning from this week.

In maths we are adding and using different ways to show this addition.

  • Forest School on Thursday
  • Stay and Play on Friday
  • No reading morning due to our school trip.

 

I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Miss Small and Miss Phillips for all that they have done in Robin class over the past weeks. Their last day is this Friday, good luck with your future teaching careers. 

Week 3

 

This week we start our learning on food. We have a visitor from the local Tesco community the visiting us on Friday to share some fruit bring the class a present and to talk about where our food comes from. 
 

In phonics we are starting phase 4 in our whole class teaching, reading CVCC words such as tent, bump. The tricky word we are learning is - said.
 

In our maths sessions this week we are learning how to visually show addition using the cherry method and other ways.
 

Our role play is a supermarket. It would be great if we could use empty food packages in our shop.
 

Reading Morning, Forest School and Stay and Play are as usual this week.

 

Week 2

 

English and Topic

The children this week will be writing their own story using dinosaur as a stimulus. We will also be writing signs for our classroom to help a dinosaur. In PE this week we will be making a dinosaur stomp dance. We will also make our dinosaur fossils and bones this week.

 

Maths

Dinosaur hunt! Can you find the groups of dinosaurs? Ask children to bring the different groups to the carpet and order them. How many different ways can you order them? Counts out up to six objects from a larger group.

 

Phonics

Writing captions for Town pictures using phase 2 and 3 phonics

Monday

Mrs Humphreys PM

Tuesday

Reading morning

Wednesday

Home Learning

Mrs Austin AM

Thursday

Forest School

Friday

Stay and Play

Non School uniform in aid of WWF UK

 

Week 1

Welcome back. Our learning theme for the next two weeks is Dinosaurs.

On a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday the children will come into the class and go to their morning places, there will be an activity for the children to complete usually based on fine motor skills such as cutting, pencil skills etc. This is as we start to build in successful transition to Year 1, building independence into learning choices.

Literacy and Topic

We will be reading and writing about dinosaurs by writing a factfile about a dinosaur we have been earning about. We will also be labelling dinosaur pictures. We will be painting/collaging dinosaurs and making salt dough Dinosaur fossils.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/dinosaur-facts  for dinosaur facts

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/playlist-andys-prehistoric-raps dinosaur raps!

 

Phonics

We are practicing writing captions this week including the use of tricky words. Reading  Yes/no questions, playing sentence substitutions

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/SentSubPhase3.html

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/yes-no-yeti?phase=3

 

Maths

  • Recognises numerals 1 to 20.
  • Counts out up to 20 objects from a larger group.
  • Count actions or objects which cannot be moved.

 

Forest School is Thursday

Stay and Play will resume week 2 as we have awards assembly

25th March

 

This is our final week of the spring term. We will be writing what we are looking forward to in Spring. We will be going on Phonic egg hunts searching for phonemes and HFW and tricky words. In Maths we will be learning about time as this is a current interest to lots of the children. 

 

A note of interest

We wish Mrs Filan all the best luck as she moves on to a fun and exciting new job in a fantastic school. 

 

 

Easter Bonnets 

 

Create a Bonnet if you wish for next Wednesday.

 

 

A big welcome to Miss Small and Miss Phillips who are joining us in robin class until May.

 

We have been learning about Swans and their life-cycle. 

 

Next week we will be reading The Egg Drop by Mini Grey

Adult-led activities

  • Easter egg sun catchers
  • Making Chicks
  • Doubling
  • Flower colour changing investigation

 

Maths

 

Compare two weights using direct comparison; use language of heavier and lighter. Use uniform non-standard units to measure weights up to 10 units.

Week 9

 

Spring into Spring

 

Our class assembly is on Friday, Lines are going home today. Below are the whole class performances which would be great if you could rehearse at home. 

 

Chinese New Year Dance and Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by5sTzh67fU

 

Hickety Pickety My Red Hen 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNp-gQTBxCo

 

French Songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzR_d6uJkb8

We're going on a Tiger Hunt

We’re going on a Tiger hunt

We’re going to catch a scary one

What a sunny day

We’re not scared

Uh-uh Weeds

Yellow, wavy weeds

We can’t go round it

We can’t go under it

We’ll have to go through it

Swish, Swash

Swish, Swash

Swish, Swash

Whats thats?

lots of stripea

4 big claws

10 sharp teeth

It’s a Tiger!

 

We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

Week 8

 

Poetry week incorporating World Book Day

 

World Book Day is Thursday. Children are invited to come to school as their favourite book character. 

 

We will be reading poetry throughout the week, including poems from Stewart Henderson who is visiting us on Monday. One poem we will be looking at is 'If I were a duck'

 

In Maths we will be exploring different shapes and learning the names of 2D and 3D shapes. 

 

Stay and Play is on Friday. It was a very positive experience this morning as it was great to see so many of you taking part in the activities that we have been completing throughout the week. 

 

 

Week 7

 

Literacy/Topic

Listen to stories with repeating patterns: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt; Learn /join in with the repeating phrases. Write own version.  

 

Maths 

One more and one less

 

Jigsaw

Healthy Me- What makes us healthy. What benefit is exercise to us.

Hopes and dreams- planting our hopes!

 

Monday Welcome back
Tuesday Reading morning 8.45
Wednesday HomeLearning
Thursday Mr Libberton on a course
Friday

Stay and Play 8.45

Hopes and Dreams exhibition @ 2.45

 

Notes for next week

 

Monday- Poet in School on Monday

 

Thursday- Dress up for world book day!

Ideas for Books to read at home

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Bill Martin Jnr

Where’s Spot?

Eric Hill

Guess How Much I Love You

Sam McBratney and Garth Williams

The Little Red Hen

Byron Barton

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Norman Bridwell

Owl Babies

Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson

Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak

Winnie the Pooh

A A Milne

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter

Stone Soup

Marcia Brown

Not Now Bernard

David McKee

There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly

Pam Adams

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Jill Tomlinson

The Gruffalo

Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

Winnie the Witch

Valerie Thomas & Korky Paul

The Elephant and the Bad Baby

Elfrida Vipont & Raymond Briggs

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Helen Oxenbury

Handa’s Surprise

Eileen Browne

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

Jill Tomlinson

I Will Never Eat a Tomato

Lauren Child

Rosie’s Walk

Pat and Laurence Hutchins

One Snowy Night

Nick Butterworth

Dear Zoo

Rod Campbell

The Rainbow Fish

Marcus Pfister

Dogger

Shirley Hughes

Farmer Duck

Martin Waddell

Once Their Were Giants

Martin Waddell and Penny Dale

 

 

Traditional Rhymes

 

Alphabet Books

 

Counting Books

 

 

 

Week 6

 

Chinese New Year

 

Topic/ Literacy

We will be learning about Chinese New Year traditions and festivities, writing captions to go with New Year’s banners they have made in class.

 

Maths

Find one more and two more than any number to 10. One more than numbers to 20. Begin to record the number in a set. To 5, then 10.

 

Talent Show auditions on Tuesday. Two will go to the final on Friday. Please note due to the Talent Show there will be no 'Stay and Play'. Reading morning as usual. 

 

Talent Show

 

Bromet has Talent is taking place on Friday 9th February.

 

Our Class talent show will take place on Tuesday 6th February in the afternoon. I am sure there are lots of hidden talents in our class. Last in Robin class we had singers, dancers, artists, musicians and magicians! The class will vote two children to go through to the final that will be in front of the other classes on the Friday. 

 

I will place a signup sheet on the board next week (29th January) 

 

 

Week 5

Dragons and Chinese New Year

 

Literacy/Topic

This week children draw on the dragon books they read in class to write sentences about a dragon of their own. We will be making dragon maps to help find the dragons!

 

Resources needed:

If you have any paper bags, plastic containers for takeaways or Chinese take away menus they would be greatly received in our Role Play area. 

 

Maths

Mental addition. Find different ways to partition sets of ten objects, number bonds to 10. Read the corresponding addition.  

 

Phonics

A focus on :

ur, ow, oi, ear and tricky words you. 

 

Monday Mrs Humphreys in class PM
Tuesday Reading morning
Wednesday  
Thursday  
Friday Stay and Play- Please note there will not be stay and play on the 9th February due to the whole school talent show

 

Week 4

 

Literacy/Topic

The focus is sharing our thoughts and ideas about aliens. The children will discuss what they think is fact and what is fiction and provide reasons for their opinions. They will write extended captions, with appropriate punctuation.

 

Maths

Mental addition. Say the next number (without counting from 1). Add 1 to any number. Add 2 to any number up to 10. Read the corresponding addition.

 

Monday

Home Learning

Mrs Humphreys in class PM

Tuesday Reading morning
Wednesday Mrs Austin in class AM
Thursday  
Friday

Reading buddies with Year 6

Stay and Play at 2.30pm

PTFA Film Night

 

 

 

Week 3

English/Topic- our book of the week is Little Kids First Big Book of Space by Catherine D. Hughes. We will be focusing on Non-Fiction text types.  the focus is exploring the solar system. The children will learn about planets, moons and astronauts in order to reinforce specific space vocabulary. They will write labels and short captions to accompany illustrations. 

 

Maths- Ordinal numbers. Begin to estimate quantities, for example choose from 5, 10 or 20. Count actions and sounds.

 

Phonics- ee, igh, oa and Tricky words

 

Monday

Home Learning due in

Mrs Humphreys in class PM

Tuesday Reading Morning
Wednesday

Mrs Austin in class

Phonics workshop 2.30pm- slides will be made available on website

Thursday

PE Thursday 

French with Madame Lawson

Friday Stay and Play

 

 

 

Spring Week 2

 

Literacy/ Topic

The focus is sharing our understanding of space and space travel. The children will appreciate how to prepare for a journey by writing a list. 

 

Maths 

Recite numbers to 20, then 100. Count back from at least 10 to zero. Order numerals to at least 10. Count up to 20 objects.

 

Monday Mrs Humphreys in class PM
Tuesday

Reading Morning

Mrs Austin in class AM

Wednesday Mrs Austin in class AM
Thursday PE
Friday Stay and Play 

 

Spring

 

Literacy/Topic 

We start our term learning about earth and space. We will be using this theme to learn different skills. We will explore the exciting theme of Space! Children share their knowledge of space, the solar system, space travel, stargazing and aliens. The children will understand the similarities and differences between fiction and non-fiction texts.

 

Maths

In maths we will be taking part in the following topics in our lessons: 

  • Counting 

  • Shape and space 

  • Data handling 

  • Adding (one and two more)  

  • Pattern 

  • Addition (story of ten) 

  • Counting on 

  • Measures (weight) 

  • Money 

  • ‘Real life’ problems 

  • Time 

Each week I will update the page to explain in a little more detail what objectives we will be covering.  

Phonics 

Phonics Workshop reminder Wednesday 17th January 

We will be completing continuous revision of Phase 2 phonemes 

  • Set 1 - s a t p 

  • Set 2 - i n m d 

  • Set 3 - g o c k 

  • Set 4 - ck e u r 

  • Set 5 - h b f ff l ll s ss 

Continuing to learn phase 3. This continutes in the same way as Phase 2 and introduces more new GPCs. By the end of Phase 3 the children will know one way of writing down each of the 44 phonemes. 

  • Set 6 - j v w x 

  • Set 7 - y z zz qu 

  • Consonant digraphs - ch sh th ng 

  • Vowel digraphs (and trigraphs) ai ee igh oa oo ar or ur ow oi ear air ure er 

 

PE 

The Development Matters objectives we will be following are 

 

  • Experiments with different ways of moving. 

  • Jumps off an object and lands appropriately. 

  • Negotiates space successfully when playing racing and chasing games with other children, adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles. 

  • Travels with confidence and skill around, under, over and through balancing and climbing equipment. 

  • Shows increasing control over an object in pushing, patting, throwing, catching or kicking i

Week beginning 18th December

 

Thank you to the PTFA for a fantastic job at running the Christmas Fair. It was lovely to see lots of you there. Book bags that were meant to go home on Friday will be sent home Monday. 

 

On Monday we will be sending phonics poster home for phases 2 and 3. This has the tricky words for each phase and letters and sounds we are learning in each phase. Please use this as you wish.

 

We will be having our class party this week. We will be making decorations and food for our party. 

 

The children finish at 1.30pm on Tuesday for their Christmas break.

 

When we return our theme will be Space inspired by the children making space rockets in their Child Initiated Learning time. So please save any plastic bottles that we can turn into Rockets. 

 

Thank you 

 

Mr Libberton

Week beginning 11th December

 

This week is a very festive week!

 

In class we will be working on identifying phase 2 and 3 tricky words and blending phonemes to make a word. Phonics workshop will be 17th January @ 2.30pm. 

 

We will be writing our letters to Father Christmas this week. Our story of the week will be 'Dear Santa'. 

 

Monday

Dress rehearsal for Christmas production

Mrs Humphreys in class PM

Tuesday Performance @ 9.15am  and 2.30pm
Wednesday

Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas lunch

Mrs Austin in class AM

Thursday Pantomime are in school (school hall being used)
Friday Festive Fair from 3.15pm

 

THERE WILL BE NO STAY ON PLAY ON FRIDAY AS WE ARE LENDING OUR SINGING VOICES TO KINGFISHERS AND SWIFT CLASS!

 

 

Week Beginning 4th December

 

Well done to Cora for being our Star!

 

Goldilocks still has left her porridge oats and honey as last week was so busy! We are looking forward to performing for you next Tuesday. We will be supporting the Swift/Kingfisher performance by being in the choir of their production.

 

We will continue our fitter futures workouts this week in the classroom as the hall is often being used for rehearsals. 

 

We start our learning based around Christmas and other traditions. Our Story this week is 'The Jolly Postman at Christmas'. We will be writing our greeting cards; making lanterns for Carol Singers; comparing the sizes of different presents. 

And thank-you all your wonderful Home Learning projects really add the finishing touches to our small world and role-play areas. 

 

 

Robin News W/B 27th November

 

Well done to Levi for being our Star last week.

 

In our final week of Traditional Tales about Homes our learning will be based on the story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. In our adult led groups

  • We will be writing a list of jobs for Goldilocks to complete, to say sorry to the bears
  • Designing a new duvet cover for the bears
  • Make and taste porridge
  • Make three different sized bowls from play dough & order by capacity

 

This week we will also be making a Christmas decoration for the school Christmas tree. This is in preparation for Friday when each child in the school will be decorating the tree in the school hall.

 

In Phonics we are working on j,v,w,x. We will also be reading and writing tricky words.

 

We are continue to rehearse for our Christmas performance ready for the 12th December. There will be no reading morning on Tuesday as it is our time to rehearse in the Hall. Stay and Play will be on as usual.

Robin News W/B 20th November

 

Well done to Devon for being our Star last week.


Last week we had a great start to our new learning topic ‘Traditional Tales’. These tales are all about homes. We have had fun completing activities based on ‘The three Billy Goats Gruff’.

This week we will listen to The Three Little Pigs & read other versions. Also use a story map to retell the tale adding a twist. Start to write labels & lists of building materials.

 

Our main focus in phonics is blending and segmented sounds to make words. We continue to work on letter formation for the phase 2 sounds. We will also be continuing to work on tricky words through songs, games and recognition.


We also start rehearsing for our Christmas performance ready for the 12th December. Letters will go home this week with more information this week.

Robin News W/B 13th November

 

Next week in Robin class we will be reading  The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We will also be learning and reciting the rhyme London Bridge is Falling Down. If you have time over the weekend please share the rhyme in preparation for next week.

 

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady.

Build it up with wood and clay,
Wood and clay, wood and clay,
Build it up with wood and clay,
My fair lady.

Wood and clay will wash away,
Wash away, wash away,
Wood and clay will wash away,
My fair lady.

Build it up with bricks and mortar,
Bricks and mortar, bricks and mortar,
Build it up with bricks and mortar,
My fair lady.

Bricks and mortar will not stay,
Will not stay, will not stay,
Bricks and mortar will not stay,
My fair lady.

Build it up with iron and steel,
Iron and steel, iron and steel,
Build it up with iron and steel,
My fair lady.

Iron and steel will bend and bow,
Bend and bow, bend and bow,
Iron and steel will bend and bow,
My fair lady.

Traditional

 

WOW Moments

Today you hopefully have received a WOW moments sheet. Please write special WOW moments and bring them to school where we will celebrate learning together. There are extra WOW moment slips available just inside the classroom door in the red box.

Tomorrow is an exciting day as we have a workshop all about our homes and how to recycle.

Mr Libberton

 

 

Robin Class

Last week we had great fun talking about our homes thinking about how we travel to school, where we live and who we live with. This week we will be making firework pictures, poppies for our remembrance display and more home themed activities. We will be continuing to learn how to add and subtract numbers and think about ways we can record these. In phonics we will continue to work on our phase 2 phonics c, k, ck, e.

 

Monday Mrs Humphreys in class PM
Tuesday Reading morning
Wednesday Mrs Austin will be in class
Thursday  
Friday Flu vaccinations for Reception PM

 

Remembrance exhibition all classes from 2.45 in school hall

 

Week 7 Robin

Well done to Hibah for being our star this week.

This week we will be a mixture of different topics.

In our Topic lessons:

  • Making Leaf men with Mr Libberton
  • Starting to learn about the important of Black History Month with Mrs Filan
  • Willy Wonka and his invention room
  • Threading skills/ making bird feeders

 

Maths

  • Starting to learn about time and days of the week
  • Using positional language

Phonics

  • s a t p i n  and the HFW ‘I’ ‘To’

 

Day Notes
Monday Mrs Humphreys will be teaching in Robin Class Monday PM (PPA cover).
Tuesday Reading morning

 

Parents evening 4.30-7.00pm

Wednesday Parents evening 3.30-6.00pm
Thursday  
Friday Mrs Austin in class Friday PM

 

Stay and Play @ 2.30pm

 

Robin Class Week 6

This week we are making our sweets using salt dough. We will be making and decorating these in our topic time. The sweet shop will be open and we are learning how to use the role play areas. We will be looking at HFW in Phase 2 phonics and starting to have a go at writing the graphemes in this phase. In maths we are going to looking at different ways to represent the numbers between 1-10.

 

Day Notes
Monday Mrs Humphreys in class PM

 

Uniform Shop after school Monday

Tuesday Mrs Austin in class AM

 

Reading morning

Wednesday Home Learning out
Thursday  
Friday PTFA film night after shool

 

Stay and Play @ 2.30pm

Notes for the following week Pupil progress meetings Tuesday and Wednesday

Our Topic

Our Topic has changed. I was inspired by the children as they were playing with money so today we each went to Mrs Filan and purchased our snack. Upon finishing our snack we voted on what shop we wanted in our role play.

  • Potion shop
  • Fruit and Veg Shop
  • Farm Shop
  • Charity Shop
  • Toy Shop
  • Sweet Shop

The overwhelming majority voted for a Sweet Shop! So with this in mind if you have any empty packaging to do with sweets please can we have them. Of course our shop will still be selling our tasty fruit snack, such as pears and apples because they are sweet too!

Many thanks

Mr Libberton

 

 

 

Robin Class

This week we are going to be continuing our all about us topic carrying out different topics getting to know our class. We will also be carrying out assessments for the children’s starting points in EYFS.

 

I am going to be checking the children’s understanding so far to the phonics we have been learning. In maths we will be learning about place value and number positions.

 

Monday Don’t forget to sign up on the red board outside classroom for which colour lunch option. Week 3 lunch option.Home Learning due back.

 

Mrs Humphreys and Mrs Filan will be in class in the afternoon.

Book bags: Freddie, Razell, Adam, Farrell, Harvey, Timothy

Tuesday  Reading Morning 8.45-9.15-. Please sign in via the classroom door.Book Bags: Thomas, Devon, Ella, Poppy, Evie, Una
Wednesday  Mrs Filan and Mrs Autin will be in class in the afternoon.Home Learning to go home.Book Bags: George, William, Brody, Wilfred, Cora, Scarlett
Thursday Book Bags: Freya, Anna, Levi, Ronnie, Albert, Oscar
Friday Parents evening sign up before school and after school.

 

PTFA Meeting 2pm Friday.

Stay and Play. Please arrive at 2.30pm.

Water bottles go home.

Book Bags: Ethan, Elsie, Daisy, Mustafa, Hibah, Maggie

 

We will be starting our new topic throughout the week with the launch next week. The children have been very interested in different animals and have started to turn the roleplay into a vets so we will be learning different skills through this topic.

 

Sports Afternoon 2017

 

Just a reminder:

 

  • Please bring cakes in Thursday or Friday for our Peace Hospice cake sale.

  • Children need to come to school in their PE kits with a coloured top of their house colour (the colour they sit in at lunch) on Friday. If they do not have a top in that colour their teacher will give them a coloured sticker.

  • Please come and watch Sports Afternoon from 1:30pm. We will be having a parent and teacher race at the end of the results.

  • The children will return to their classrooms at the end of the day and you will collect them from the playground as normal.

    Thank you.              Miss LH

 

Robin: End Of Day Routine

We will now be shutting the gate and only opening the gate for one child at a time. Mrs Filan will be at the gate Monday-Wednesday and Friday. Miss Gorton or Mrs Shaw will be at the gate on a Thursday. The class teacher will then be inside with the rest of the class allowing the children to go one at a time. This process may be slower for some parents however. It is incredibly important for us to get the children safely to their parents and carers with happy, smiley faces.

 

With this in mind, please could you work together with us to remind the children of the importance of staying within the gate both at the start and end of the day. A further note, if you require to talk to a member of staff please wait until  the end when all the children have been paired up with their parents/carers.

 

Robin Reaing

Book Bags to go home this week. Apologies for yesterday, these book-bags have now gone home.

 

In Reception we to encourage children to recognise initial letter sounds (phonemes) we send home alphabet books before reading books. This is for the children to associate an initial sound (phoneme) with a picture; eg a for apple, b for ball etc. The children do not need to sound out the words just get used to them. We will also be including a picture based book for the children to tell the story. This is called Lilac Level

 

Lilac level books are wordless books that tell a story through pictures alone. They help children to develop speaking and listening skills through creating and telling stories. Your child is just beginning to discover the excitement of books.Although these books have no words, they are an important introduction to reading. Please encourage your child to:
Look at the pages in order, and talk about what is happening on the left hand page before the right hand page.
Talk about what is happening on each page, rather than just talking about what they see in each picture.
Tell you who or what the book is about.

 

Robin Week 4

What a busy week we have had. Well done to Freya for being our star of the week. Thank you to all those who came to the assembly. It was also lovely to see so many of you at our Reading Morning and Stay and Play.

Book bags start to go home this week. Please remember there will be different days for different children.

Phonics: learning the graphemes and phonemes of p,i,n,m,d. starting to read high frequency words is, it, in, at

Maths: patterns, learning about repeating patterns and shapes.

PE: practising for Sports afternoon which is on Friday

Topic: measuring arms of our group, thinking about our feelings, drawing faces and pencil control themed activities.

 

Monday Don’t forget to sign up on the red board outside classroom for which colour lunch option. Week 2 lunch option.

 

Home Learning due back.

Mr Libberton on training course. Mrs Austin covering.

Mrs Humphreys and Mrs Filan will be in class in the afternoon.

Book bags: Freddie, Razell, Adam, Farrell, Harvey, Timothy

Tuesday  Reading Morning 8.45-9.15-. Please sign in via the classroom door.

 

Watford observer photographs in the morning.

Meeting our year 6 buddies for a trial sports afternoon

Book Fair

Book Bags: Thomas, Devon, Ella, Poppy, Evie, Una

Wednesday  Mrs Filan and Mrs Autin will be in class in the afternoon.Home Learning to go home.

 

Book Fair

Book Bags: George, William, Brody, Wilfred, Cora, Scarlett

Thursday  Book Fair Mr Libberton training course all day

 

Book Bags: Freya, Anna, Levi, Ronnie, Albert, Oscar

Friday No stay and play because it is sports afternoon: Children can come to school dressed in their PE kits and wearing a T-shirt in their new house colour. Throughout the afternoon, they will complete in various sporting activities and gain points for their team. Their house colour is on their Home Learning folders. Parents/carers welcome we start at 1.30pm.

 

Water bottles go home

Book Bags: Ethan, Elsie, Daisy, Mustafa, Hibah, Maggie

 

Date for the diary:

Individual and sibling pictures will be on 30th October am

 

Robin Class Week 3

This week we will be working on our intention to working in small groups in the classroom. We will also be continuing to work on our whole class sessions on attention and focus.

Topic: learning about clothes, names, ordering people, jobs that people have.

We will also be continuing our fine-motor skills activities.

 

Monday  Don’t forget to sign up on the red board outside classroom for which colour lunch option.Mrs Humphreys and Mrs Filan will be in class in the afternoon.
Tuesday  Reading Morning 8.45-9.15-. Please sign in via the classroom door
Wednesday  Mrs Filan and Mrs Autin will be in class in the afternoon.

 

Home Learning to go home.

Thursday  
Friday Welcome assembly at 9 am

 

Stay and Play  @ 2.30pm. Please sign in via the office

Water bottles go home

 

Robin Meet the Teacher

Robin Class Autumn Week 2

This will be our first full week together as a class and we are all looking forward to it, even if we may be a bit tired by the end of the week!

This week we will start our whole class sessions learning about the rules and routines in the classroom. 

Phonics: s a t p grapheme/phonemes. Introduction to sounds.

Literacy: Starting to learn our story ‘The Little Red Hen’. We will be learning about story maps and how picutres help us to remember parts of the story.

Maths: This week is all about counting − chanting numbers in order up to 10 and then 20, counting items into a set, counting items taken from a larger set, matching a number of items to a numeral, matching written and spoken numerals and being able to count accurately using one-to-one correspondence.

Growth Mindset: Deema the Duck- Don’t Give Up

One sunny morning, Deema the duck was happily swimming along the river where she lived. The
river was flowing very fast and her legs had to paddle very quickly under the water so she didn’t get
washed down the river! That morning, some children went with their teacher down to throw some
bread to feed the ducks. All the other ducks were swimming nearer to the edge than Deema, and
quickly gobbled up most of the bread before swimming away. Deema could see the children
throwing bread but the river was too fast for her to swim over. She tried to swim over three times,
but each time she nearly got washed underneath the water! After that, she saw a rock nearby. She
used all her energy to swim to the rock, then jumped over the fast flowing water to where the
children were, and because they had seen how Deema hadn’t given up they threw her some extra
bread!

Topic/Child Initiated Learning: Rules and routines, sharing, tidying away.

PE: skills circuits

Monday ·         Don’t forget to sign up on the red board outside classroom for which colour lunch option.

 

·         We meet our year 6 buddies and share our boxes.

·         Mrs Humphreys and Mrs Filan will be in class in the afternoon.

Tuesday  
Wednesday ·         Mrs Filan and Mrs Autin will be in class in the afternoon.
Thursday ·         PE

 

·         Meet the Teacher in Robin classroom after school.

Friday ·         Water bottles go home.

 

Hertfordshire Library Services

Here are some events at local Hertfordshire Libraries. Click the link to find out about different events and activities on offer.

Weekend Stories – story time for under 8s

Weekend Stories are story time sessions in the library aimed at children under 8 years old. Come along to Saturday Stories or Sunday Stories and enjoy listening to old favourites and discovering new stories too.

This is a family event and all ages are welcome.

  • £1 voluntary donation per family

Hertfordshire Weekend Stories

 

Chatterbooks – reading groups for 8-12 year olds
Whether your child is already an avid reader or needing some inspiration, joining Chatterbooks is a great way to encourage them to have fun with books.

Please find more information about when the groups meet and to apply for a space in the link

Hertfordshire Chatterbooks

 

If you take part in any of these activities please let us know at school it would be great to share experiences at the Library.
 
Many Thanks
 
Mr Libberton

 

Robin Class Autumn Week 1

 

Robin Class Weekly Diary W/B 4th September

 

Day Notes
Monday Inset staff training
Tuesday Mr Libberton and Mrs Filan Home Visits
Wednesday Our morning session will start at 8.45. Please find a peg if a coat is needed at school. Next week we will have our own pegs.

 

Morning session finishes at 11.30. This will be from Robin classroom door.

Thursday Our morning session will start at 8.45. Please find a peg if a coat is needed at school. Next week we will have our own pegs.

 

Morning session finishes at 11.30. This will be from Robin classroom door.

Friday Treasure boxes today please.

 

Our morning session will start at 8.45. Please find a peg if a coat is needed at school. Next week we will have our own pegs.

Morning session finishes at 11.30. This will be from Robin classroom door.

You will receive a letter at 11.30 welcoming you and your child to either Robin or Swift Class

Notes for the following week Please gather by the classroom your child is in where the teacher will greet you at 8.45 (this is usually when a bell goes).

 

If your child is have a school lunch please sign up for the lunch they would like. Indicating what colour option.

School finishes at 15.15.

Mrs Humphreys will be teaching in Robin Class Monday PM (PPA cover).

Picture 1 Maths Area
Picture 2 Small World Area
Picture 3 Our Class
Picture 4
Picture 5 Construction and Role Play Area
Picture 6
Picture 7
Picture 8 Creative and DT Area
Picture 9 Reading Area
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