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Seaside Day 14.7.15

Yesterday Year 1 loved their seaside day. Yet again the weather was a sight for sore eyes however the children thoroughly enjoyed making rockpool creatures, watching a seaside puppet show, eating an indoor picnic lunch and even munching on ice poles and toasted marshmallows! The children behaved exceptionally well and were welcoming and friendly to the Oakwood children that visited. Well done Year 1! You were a credit to the school.

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Sports Day   10.6.15

Today Robin Class thoroughly enjoyed taking part in Beechwood's KS1 Sports Day. All of the children tried their best and worked so well as part of a team. It was lovely to hear them cheering each other on. Well done Robin Class - you should be very proud!

Huge congratulations go to Plymbridge for winning the cup! A big thank you also to all of the parents and adults that came along for the picnic lunch and to watch their children race.

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Wembury Beach Trip 2.6.15

Robin Class thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Wembury Beach today despite the terrible weather conditions. We enjoyed creating beach sculptures, exploring the rockpools and learning about Wembury wildife in the Marine Centre. We saw shore crabs, beadlet anemones and even a HUGE jellyfish washed up on the sand!

Robin Class would like to thank you for your support with our trip. Additionally, we would like to say a big thank you to those parents that helped during the day.

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Money

 

In Maths this week we having been learning about money and making different amounts using a variety of coins. Please copy one of the links below into your search bar/Google to help your child with their learning...

 

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/cashingin-fullscreen.html

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=PriceListsv5

 

Telling the time

This week in Year 1 we have been learning about reading and making o' clock and half past times on analogue clocks. Use this fun game to practise at home. Take your time!

http://www.ictgames.com/hickory4.html

 

HAPPY EASTER ROBINS!

We hope that you have a well deserved break. Thank you to all of the children and parents for your ongoing hard work and support. See you in the summer term!

P.S Keep on reading! 

Good bye Mr. Hardman   27.3.15

Today the Robins sadly said good bye to Mr. Hardman. He has been a valued part of the team and has worked extremely hard in Robin Class. The Robins will really miss you, Mr. Hardman! We wish you all the best for the future - you will be a brilliant teacher! Make sure that you come back to watch our assembly!

Isambard Kingdom Brunel   26.3.15

Robin Class were lucky enough to meet a special visitor today. Isambard Kingdom Brunel came to visit us and the Robins were able to ask him some questions about his life. They learnt that he was a famous engineer and that he designed the Royal Albert Bridge. They were keen to ask him lots of questions about his childhood and found out that his tall black hat showed everyone how rich he was!

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Easter Bonnet Parade   26.3.15

A huge well done to the Robins that made Easter bonnets for the parade. You all looked fantastic! A big thank you also to all of the parents and adults that helped create the masterpieces. We hope that you enjoyed the parade. Finally a massive congratulations to Rome, Jaiden, Mia and Abigail who were all winners! Eggsellent entries!

 

Science Learning Walk   20.3.15

Robin Class enjoyed a carousel of science activities this afternoon. They explored materials, water, forces and sight. Thank you to the parents and adults that took part and came to watch the science assembly. We hope that you enjoyed launching catapults with us!

 

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Solar Eclipse   20.3.15

The children enjoyed learning about the eclipse. Those that came into school learnt what an eclipse is and watched a live stream on the interactive whiteboard. They were all very excited and were keen to talk about what was happening.
 

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Plurals

This week we have been learning about plurals. Plural means more than one. We have learnt to use 's' and 'es' endings to make some words plural. Use these link to play a plurals game. Make sure that you select the 's' and 'es' rules (click on 'toy' or 'wash' options).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/en16plur-game-plural-fishing 

Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s

In Robin Class we are working hard to try and get onto the Monkey Puzzle Multiplication scheme. Once we are able to count in 2s, 5s and 10s confidently, we can earn a pineapple for the tree. Here is a link to a 100 grid to help you practice.

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

Dental Talk  17.3.15

Today the children had a visit from Donna. She came to speak to Year 1 about dental health. She read a lovely story about Geoffrey the Giant and his visit to the dentist. After she showed the children how to clean their teeth properly and explained that fluoride in toothpaste is what makes our teeth super strong! Your child should have brought home a letter about optional fluoride application with a consent form attached. If you have not yet received a letter please ask for one.
 

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Red Nose Day  13.3.15

On Friday Robin Class enjoyed taking part in a dance-a-thon. It was great to see all of the Robins dancing and smiling. They were very sensible throughout the day, returning to their learning when the music stopped. Thank you for all of your donations and a BIG thank you to the children and parents that collected sponsors for the event.

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Shooting Stars Circus 12.3.15

Robin Class enjoyed a visit from the Shooting Stars Science Circus on Thursday. They were able to watch different objects being juggled and discussed forces. They learnt about the importance of gravity and friction. Some of the children were even lucky enough to join in with some of the tricks!

 

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Ay, ai and a-e

This week in phonics we have revised the ay, ai and a-e sounds. We have practised reading words and talked about where they are found in words. Here is a useful link to games that help with the reading and spelling of these sounds.

http://www.spellzone.com/games/index.cfm?wordlist=1440

World Book Day 8.3.15

Robin Class enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters yesterday. We had some fantastic costumes and it was brilliant to see such amazing efforts. Thank you all for taking part and well done for your hard work! Also a huge congratulations to Madison for winning a prize for her tin man costume!

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A message for parents

Robin Class would like to say a big thank you for your contributions towards our trip. We would also like to say a huge thank you to the parent helpers that attended the trip with us.

Trip Crownhill Fort      4.3.15

Today Robin Class visited Crownhill Fort for our current topic Towers, Tunnels and Turrets. We enjoyed looking at the ramparts on the grounds. Some of us even tried to move the canon together using the ropes - it was far too heavy! After we visited the museums where we learnt about the life of soldiers and we were able to try on some of the uniforms. Finally we explored the tunnels! It was very cramped so we had to walk in single file. The tunnels were dark and dingy.

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Speed Sounds
Please use the link below to listen to how the sounds are pronounced. These are the Set 1 speed sounds.

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/ruth-miskins-top-tips-parents-no-1/

 

The following link is useful for two letters one sound.

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/ruth-miskins-top-tips-parents-no-3/

Read Write Inc.

In Year 1 the children are split into different reading groups for Read Write Inc. This is based on their reading level. During Read Write Inc the children learn different phonemes (sounds) for reading such as 'ee', 'or' and

'a-e'. This allows them to read a wider vocabulary of words more confidently and will prepare for the phonics screening in June. In order to support your child effectively, please click on the link below to watch a parent guidance video.

 

 

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/playlist-ruth-miskins-top-tips-parents/ 

 

 

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This week we have been learning about Florence Nightingale in History. Enjoy using this link to learn more:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/florence_nightingale/ 

 

 

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We enjoyed visiting the life caravan outside our school. We learnt about how to be healthy and how to keep happy friendships. Have a look at our homework!

We have been learning and practising lots of new sounds in Robin Class. We practise our phonics everyday. Here is a fun phonics game that we can play at home: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/ 

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Hello and welcome to Robin Class' page. We are a class of 31 children. Our class teacher is Miss Martin and our teaching assistant is Mrs. Fice. We love learning and look forward to sharing our learning with you on our page.