Welcome to Robin Class!
We are a mixed class of 28 Reception and Year One children in Robin Class. Our teacher is Mrs Llewellyn, our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Bisgrove and Mrs Howes. We are lucky to have a large classroom in the main building near the office and we have access to an outdoor area, which we use as much as possible.
We are very proud of our achievements and enjoy learning to be independent and creative. Sometimes we work with grown-ups in small groups and other times we learn by exploring our own interests. The grown-ups make observations of all our wonderful achievements as well as helping the adults plan for our next steps. We are encouraged to be as independent as possible, from sorting out our own book bags, snacks etc. in the mornings to selecting resources to support our own learning.
We are very lucky to have caring parents who support us at home with our learning. We have a learning wall in the classroom to celebrate our fantastic work at home and school. Come and look!
Robin classroom is always busy and we love to try new things. We are looking forward to more exciting learning and adventures this term!
Homework (Year One)
On Fridays, we are given one piece of either Maths homework or one piece of English (in our homework books) to support our learning at school. Please complete this and return the file to the homework tray as soon as it is completed so that Mrs Llewellyn can mark it.
Please ensure you read regularly at home and note when you have read in your reading record books, so the adults can change it for another.
15.6.18 This week in Robin Class.....
This week we have continued to explore number bonds to 10 and beyond, by using part part whole. We have been using cubes and 10 frames to show our findings when counting objects. We continue to practice ordering and recognising numerals to 20. We even had a go at writing number sentences to support our findings.
We have been making fantastic progress in phonics and becoming more independent with our writing and using Fred Talk when trying to spell simple words. We have also been practicing our red words (words that we can't sound out).
We have been looking at fractions - 1/2 1/4 and even a 1/3rd. and seeing ways we can divide shapes equally. We continued practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s this week, we even tried counting backwards. This week we are looking at numbers to 100 and different ways we can represent these, as well as working on our problem solving skills. Keep practising reading the time throughout the day and using money where possible.
We have begun looking at comic strips and looking at ways we can write our own. We have also looked at drawing the pictures and the skills you need to draw our own. If you have comics at home to share with the class...please do bring them in.
Phonics – Read Write Inc:
'The more I read, the better I get at reading. The better I get, the more I enjoy reading’.
This year, as part of our School Development Plan to raise standards in English in every class, all children will have three Read Write Inc lessons weekly. Read Write Inc is a systematic approach to teaching phonics, reading and writing. More than just phonics, Read Write Inc is an integrated approach to comprehension, writing, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and handwriting.
Below are some useful videos to help you support your child at home and understand how Read Write Inc. is taught in school:
Year One Phonics Screening:
The phonics screening check will happen in June and is a short, light-touch assessment to confirm whether individual children have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. It will identify the children who need extra help so they are given support by their school to improve their reading skills. Please follow the link below for more information.
Our topic for this term is ‘Superheroes'
We are very excited to be looking at the book 'Supertato' by Sue Hendra, through Talk 4 Writing. Talk 4 Writing enables children to imitate the key language they need for a particular type of story orally before they try reading and writing it. Through fun activities that help them rehearse the language they need, followed by shared writing to show them how to develop their writing, children are helped to write in the same style.
Robin Class will be practicing to write comic strips, posters, letters and finally their own superhero story.
Children will have the opportunity to grow potatoes and peas through the Summer term.