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South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School

South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School

Robin Class

Welcome to Robin Class 

 

'Embracing the Fullness of Life'

John 10:10 "I am come, that they might have life, and that they might have it abundantly."

 

 

We are a class of 22 year 1 children and the adults in the class are Mrs Hunt (class teacher), Mrs. Witcombe (teaching assistant and ELSA support ) and Mrs. Bagwell (teaching assistant Wednesday to Friday).

 

What are Robin Class learning about in the Summer Term?

 

In our Maths learning we are now working with numbers to 50 and later in the summer term we will be using numbers to 100. We often use manipulatives to help us with our maths learning. Base 10, Numicon or beadstrings help us represent larger numbers so we can identify how many tens or ones are in a number. We are also using a huge amount of mathematical vocabulary to help us measure length, weight, height, time and other amazing mathematical topics.

 

In our English sessions in the first half term, we have been writing some fantastic stanzas using the poem 'If I were in charge of the world' by Judith Viorst as a starting stimulus. We cancelled mushrooms, deleted twisted tights and banished early mornings. 

In the second half of the summer term, we will be writing journals based on a safari adventure. I wonder what African animals we will see on our adventures!

 

Our Science learning for this summer term is all about seasonal changes and the weather. Later in the term we will be identifying and growing plants.

 

We are looking at portraits and colour mixing in our Art and Design sessions. We have looked at 'The Weeping Woman' by Pablo Picasso - looking at shape and colour. We have mixed our own new colours, experimented with paint and cut a variety of shapes. See below for some amazing portrait collages!

 

As part of a special Design Technology WOW day, we have been looking at masks, designing our own African animal masks, making and also evaluating our finished masks!  Have a look at them on the slide show below! The are AMAZING!

 

In Geography we have already been on a walk of our local area looking for different types of geographical features. We found fords, hills, woodland, farms, shops and houses.  Do you know which are physical features or human features?  Later in the term we will be looking at continents, especially Africa. We will be having a visit from the Akamba Aid Fund and we will be comparing our village with Akamba.

 

Our PE sessions are now on a Tuesday and Thursday so make sure your named PE kit is always on your peg!

 

In Computing we have been taking, editing and adding text to photos and also creating images using j2e paint.  Robin Class have been making music using music lab.   Many of the children wanted to create more music pictures at home, so I have put a hyper link at the bottom of this page. We have  used the ipads to help us in other areas of the curriculum too.

 

Our Jigsaw PSHCE sessions for this term are all about Friendship and Changing Me and in RE we are looking at the question 'What is the good news Jesus brings?'. So far, we have discovered Jesus was a friend to the friendless and that Jesus chose twelve world changers in the disciples, but they were not who people might expect. Later in the term we will be answering questions about 'What is Judaism?'.

Picasso inspired portrait collages

African animal masks - Design Technology

Useful information for the Summer Term.

READING

 Please ensure that you are hearing your child read for 10 minutes every day to help your child become a confident, independent reader..  Additionally, please enjoy reading to your child, exposing them to a higher level of vocabulary. Reading regulary is crucial to your child's progress and outcomes. 

Please could book packets be in book bags daily! In addition to listening to your children reading in school, the book packet is also useful for letters coming home and answer slips being returned to school. We can also replace reading books more frequently if needed. 

SPELLING and MATHLETICS

Weekly spellings are now being posted on Readiwriter. (See link below)

Please access Mathletics on a regular basis.  (See link below) 

To support maths fluency there are some great websites available, e.g. Top Marks, ICT games (see links below).

 It would be amazing to fill the certificate box with Robin Class certificates!  

SUNNY WEATHER

Please send your child to school with a named hat and apply sun cream before school on hot days.

PE

PE kits will need to be in school every day - our PE sessions will be Tuesday and Thursday but kits may also be needed for after school PE clubs and activities

 

Help your child with maths vocabulary

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