“Let every light shine” Matt. 5 v 16

Robin in action!

Spring Term 2024

Week beginning 29th January 

This week the Robins have been busy learning about different materials. We talked about how some material are natural and other are human made. We then discussed some materials and how we can identify them before sorting some objects depending on the material they are made from. In maths, the year one children have been busy practicing using number lines. They have even been looking at number lines with missing numbers and making predictions about where they think different numbers might be. This week we also had a visit from Sarah who brought along Bethany and Benjamin bear to teach us how to keep safe near the road and also in the car. 

Week beginning 22nd January 

We have had great fun sharing and talking about our favourite books this week. We were really good at talking about why we liked a book and who our favourite characters are. This week Mrs Thompson made us all into small world figures and we have had great fun playing with our figures and creating small worlds to put them in. We have also enjoyed spending time in our new role-play area which has a lot of new equipment donated by our lovely adults.

Week beginning 15th January

Week beginning 8th January  

We started this week by doing our second self-portrait to update our class display. It was amazing to see the improvements in our second self-portrait when compared to our very first attempt. We have all been working very hard on our number knowledge this week by exploring the number 5 and also looking at filling a ten frame with items and then discussing it. Near the end of the week we listened to the story ‘The Jolly Postman’ and had fun writing our own letters and posting them. We also practiced our letter formation this week!  

Autumn Term 2023

Week beginning 18th December 

We had great fun this week celebrating Christmas at our class Christmas party. We really enjoyed dancing and playing games together. We also went to the church this week for Christingle and some of our grownups came to join us.

Week beginning 11th December 

This week our class elf Pop continued to get up to more mischief! We all took part in nativities this week and did a wonderful job performing. Our adults came to watch us and were very proud. Our adults also joined us for some festive crafts and colouring in the school hall after one of our performances.

Week beginning 4th December 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The school Christmas tree went up in the hall and we all went in to add a decoration. It looked very beautiful when we had finished. We also started to design and make our own Christmas stockings. We were fantastic at sewing and found it very relaxing. We also found an elf in our classroom and decided to name him Pop. He got up to quite a bit of mischief this week and even went to help out in the school office for a day! 

Week beginning 20th November  

This week key stage one had a ball! We all came to school in our best clothes and went to a ball in the school hall. We learned a dance together and then had great fun making up our own dance moves.  

Week beginning 6th November 2023

This week we have all been working on our writing. The reception children have been perfecting their letter formation and practising writing their names and the year one children have been practising getting faster at writing sentences. The year one children also went on trip to Yarmouth where they visited the Time and Tide Museum and also helped Cinderella at the Elizabethan House Museum. We have also been finding out about the four seasons and exploring autumn by going on an autumn walk. We collected leaves and sorted them into colours and then used them to make pictures and crowns.

Week beginning 30th October 2023

This week the year one Robins have been busy using their phonic knowledge to write sentences. We have also been busy working on our maths skills by practising adding numbers together. The year one children have been exploring part-whole models and finding fact families.

Week beginning 16th October 2023

This week the reception Robins have been learning new sounds to help them develop their reading skills. They also really impressed Miss Larter with their fantastic writing skills. We have been developing our social skills this week by thinking about how to be kind and respectful to each other. We also talked about taking turns and coming up with a compromise when our ideas aren’t the same as our friends. On Wednesday afternoon the whole school took part in a computing afternoon and we all really enjoyed spending time in our Alpington families.

Week beginning 9th October 2023

We have really enjoyed finding out more about London this week as part of our class topic. We learned about King Charles III and all had a go at creating portraits of him.

Week beginning 2nd October 2023

This week we have been exploring using our gross and fine motor skills. We have been doing some fantastic mark making and really enjoyed exploring the climbing frame in different ways. We were also lucky enough to have a visitor who talked about how school was the same and has changed since we was little.

Week beginning 25th September 2023

This week we shared the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and designed some fantastic new houses for all three pigs to live in together. We also went to the church for harvest and donated some food to help those who don’t get enough to eat. With the help of some older children we wrote messages to go with our donations and also made prayer flowers.

Week beginning 18th September 2023

This week we stayed at for a school lunch! We also spent time doing activities to help us develop our fine motor skills. We particularly enjoyed making playdough and joining in with some dough disco.

Week beginning 11th September 2023

We have had a great week at school getting to know each other and exploring the environment and resources. We were also brave enough to go out on the big field at play times and bumped into some familiar faces (big brothers and sisters).