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Friday 28th March 2019

One week left! Thank you so much to those who have practised the story ‘Silly Jack’ at home. You can really tell and they have been able to more easily make their own story from it. Next week we will be creating our very own story, hopefully using some of the tools and skills we have learnt about from ‘Silly Jack’.

The children have been brilliant at learning multiplication. From numberlines, to arrays, to factor pairs, they have really understood it. Next week we are finishing the term with division.

I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00pm for a prehistoric afternoon where you will get to see exactly what your child has been doing.


Monday 25th March 2019

Welcome back, after another lovely weekend. The children are working very hard as we come towards the end of the second term, and with only the summer term left they need to make sure they keep it up. This week your child has a story to learn. Please support us and them with this, as the better they know it, the easier they will be able turn it into their own story. To support us with maths, please practise multiplying and dividing. Y2 – 2,5,10 (e.g – 2 x 5 = 5+5. Y3 – up to 12 (e.g – 6 x 4 = []). Y4 – single digit multiplied by double and multiply 3 single digit numbers (e.g – 24 x 3 = [] or 3 x 3 x 2 = []). See below to see how we are teaching your child to solve these problems. Thanks and we look forward to another week.

Progression for division posters

Progression for multiplication posters

Important news – ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’ afternoon on Tuesday 2nd April at 2:00pm. This is a chance for you to come in and look at your child’s learning. You’ll get to see what they’ve done, hear what they’ve done and maybe even taste something that they have done. All Robin’s parents, please come along. You will be able to take your child  home with you when it finishes.


Monday 18th March 2019

We had a lovely day on Friday. The children enjoyed going around in the morning and doing 4 different science related activities in their colour groups. They had a great time and it was a good way of celebrating National Science Week. This week we are continuing to get back down to business with our learning. You child is going to have a new story to learn, to help them create their own story, recap addition and subtraction and the different methods they can use and carry on with their QUEST activities. We are over half way now and as we get nearer to the end of term I would like to thank all those parents who are reading with their child at home and doing some the home learning activities. Keep this up and know that your child is making progress at school.


Monday 11th March 2019

Here we go then, another week of school. This time was have Science day on Friday to look forward to. Last week we had a brilliant time on our visit to Flag Fen. We saw real Bronze Age artefacts and learnt a lot of information to think about and process at school. The children had a brilliant time, despite the cold and rain, and I was impressed with how well behaved they were and how little moaning they did. The best part for me was the Bronze Age round house, where Chris (the leader) lit a fire in the middle for us. There was lots more there if you ever wanted to visit. World book day was also brilliant and I was very impressed with some of the amazing costumes. We had a wide range, from Captain Underpants to a mad scientist. Let’s see what this week brings.


Monday 4th March 2019

So…that’s one week gone then and now we’re over half way there. We have spent this week learning lots of information about jumping, reading, what animals and humans need to survive, Andy Golsworthy and and the Iron Age. The children have listened well and hopefully are all ready to go and complete their learning next week in the QUEST room. This coming week is jam packed with fun! We have our visit to Flag Fen on Thursday (an Iron Age museum set where there was a settlement). We also have World Book Day on Friday and I can’t wait to see what you come as. Keep reading at home and well done to those who have already done some of their home learning.


Monday 11th February 2019

Just one week left until half term. The children are really shining at the moment; putting in good amounts of effort and showing a lot of concentration. Their portal stories were excellent and we have cracked division for the time being. Although, we all know a holiday can help them forget. If you can keep up the practise over the break, that would be brilliant. We’ve ran around the playground this week as part of mental health week. We will be moving on to the metal ages soon so keep an eye out for more information.


Monday 4th February 2019

I’ve really noticed this week how hard some children are trying with their learning. There is some really excellent learning going on with many children. We have written our very own story in English and learnt all about the relationship between adding and subtracting. There has also been some excellent use of a javelin to catch Stone Age animals. Here are a few photos.

It was also nice to see some snow, although it’s very cold!


Monday 28th January 2019

This week saw the children dive in deep to some serious learning. We learnt how to add and some of the children learnt new methods for adding numbers together. We created new story maps from ‘Stone Age Boy’ ready to begin writing it this week. As ever, the children had a great time in QUEST, ran by our wonderful Teaching assistants, where they did everything from; a science experiment to creating Stone Age tools. The children have also just been told about a brilliant website: https://www.j2e.com/j2code/ to learn about computing. This week sees Number Day happening on Friday and we are raising money for NSPCC, so we are asking for a £1 donation for non-uniform (dressing up in numbers, shapes or patterns) and money for number snacks.


Monday 21st January 2019

One more week gone and lots more learning learning completed. In English the children have now got their ideas recorded for their brand new story based on ‘Stone Age Boy’. In maths, the children have been trying to get their heads around fractions. They have tried very hard and we will keep up our practise of them during maths meetings. During QUEST time the children have been choosing their own learning; from creating monsters to designing and making their own Stone Age tools. Please look at our gallery and twitter to see their wonderful work. See you next week; thanks for reading.


Monday 14th January 2019

Well……..that’s our first week back sorted, and what a brilliant week we’ve had. We had a wonderful time on Monday as we enjoyed our sparkling start to our new theme; ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’. This is all about the Stone Age to the Iron Age. The children engaged brilliantly and you did a fantastic job as parents, dressing them up. We made a woolly mammoth each, did some finger painting, investigated Stone Age poo, built our own homes and engaged in a bit of drama. Find pictures of the day in the gallery. For the rest of the week we continued to learn about our our new theme by; learning the story ‘Stone Age Boy’, creating a large time line for a display and making our own fossils. You’re child has been a brilliant learner this week and I am very proud of their learning behaviour. Well done Robins. On to next week!


Monday 17th December 2018

What an incredibly busy week! Dress rehearsals on Monday, two performances on Tuesday, the Pantomime on Wednesday, a little breather on Thursday and then Decoration day with our brilliant parents and Christmas dinner on Friday. In between all this, each Robin has created their own story in their hot write books and recapped how to add and subtract. I’m extremely proud of all the children in Robin’s and the rest of the school for their brilliant performances in the play and their behaviour at the pantomime. Well done guys and lets enjoy our last two days together before the Christmas holiday.


Monday 10th December 2018

What a busy week it has been with the Christmas play! You’re children have done a great job learning their lines (if they had some), learning the songs and joining in well with pulling the Christmas play together. In the middle of all that, Robin’s class have been making their own stories based on Babushka, which they will be writing this week. They have also learnt about shape and how to tell the time. It was great to see some of them at the Christmas fair and we now look forward to our plays on Tuesday, the pantomime on Wednesday and Decoration Day on Friday. Look on twitter for more immediate notifications.


Monday 26th November 2018

What another busy week in Robins class! We have tried our hardest to learn the story of Babushka, which involved Mr Raynor and Mrs Woolnough dressing up as a king and an old lady. This week we’ll be thinking about how we can change the story to write our own. In maths, we have cemented our  understanding of multiply and divide. For some children it was about learning about what the symbols mean (x, we call lots of and ÷, we call shared by), although they have lots of other names but for others we learnt about what happens when we multiply or divide by 10 or 100. Quest time has seen lots of independent learning completed and two children have received chance cards for completing lots of challenges. This week sees the children really get to grips with the Christmas play, learning the songs and/or lines.


Monday 19th November 2018

We have had a great week! This has been largely due to being able to make Fifteens (the biscuits the children made for Children in Need) and getting to wrap a Teddy in different materials and dunk him in water to find out which of them were waterproof. This was as well as learning about multiplication, division and adjectives. The children watched PJ Masks as part of their learning and listened to a counting in 3s version of ‘Up town funk you up.’ Then there is all the fantastic learning I have seen in the QUEST room and during our Tuesdays home learning circles. What a great time Robins are having! Let’s keep it up!


Monday 5th November 2018

This week has seen our visit to King’s Lynn. The children had a brilliant time walking around the town, learning about the different buildings and sharing their thoughts and ideas. We have then written a recount; learning about the importance of editing (looking for and fixing mistakes) and re drafting (writing it again with the mistakes fixed). We have also been swimming and managed to fit in learning about subtraction. Just another week in Robin’s class!


Monday 29th October 2018

It has been an exciting week in Robin’s class as all our maths and English learning has been taught through different subjects. In art and design we practised different patterns and found the rule to know which one came next. We also wrote captions for our own pictures. In design and technology we wrote evaluations about Lego; what was good about it and what could be even better. Computing was all about different directions in algorithms; left, right, forwards,backwards, quarter, 90 degrees, and how to create one. In geography we compared King’s Lynn to Paris and looked at our compass directions. Lastly, in history we began to learn about the Great Fire of London. What a busy week we had!


Friday 21st September 2018

Welcome to our first blog – Robins Class got into the swing of their Talk4Writing story by acting out a quest where we had a look around the whole school and found a strange room! We made some lovely potions using measuring in maths during Roald Dahl Day (last week). We also had a lot of fun singing different songs and watching different videos including; baby-shark and King’s Lynn in the 1950s and 1960s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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