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.
13.4.18 This week in Robin Class.....
This week we have been exploring number bonds to 5 and beyond, using a ladybird template. We worked hard to find the different ways we could make 5 with the ladybird spots. We continue to practice our number formation and recognising numerals to 20. We even had a go at writing number sentences to support our findings.
We have been doing lots of writing this week, concentrating on applying our phonic skills to write simple sentences. We have written speech bubbles from the trapped vegetables, a story map to finish the Supertato story off and signed up to Superhero School.
We have been counting in 2s, 5s and 10s this week and Mrs Llewellyn said we were all brilliant. We have looked at ways to represent multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s through grouping, as well as learning the symbol 'x'.
We have been writing lots this week, starting with reading the first part of 'Supertato' and then drawing a story map to finish the story, thinking about what might have happened next. We also wrote speech bubbles from the trapped vegetables and signed up to Superhero School. The end of the week we thought about adjectives to describe the Evil Pea and wrote our own description.
We have also been thinking carefully about our handwriting and spelling red words correctly.
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.