Robins

Robins Class

Class teacher: Miss Justine Buckley

Teaching Assistant: Miss Amanda Bridewell
 
We are a mixed Reception and Year 1 class.

Our daily learning includes maths, reading, phonics and writing, child initiated learning and outdoor learning.

Our weekly learning includes learning about the world around us, RE, ICT, art and creative learning, PE, a Welly Walk, lots of speaking and listening and lots of independent thinking and learning together.

This term our topic will be Spring. We will be using the outside classroom on a daily basis to enhance our learning.

We decided to build a small pond in our outside classroom to see if we could encourage any wildlife to visit. We worked together to find a suitable site and build a pond that we thought would be appealing. After only three days we had our first visitor, a frog!
 
British Science Week
We had great fun this week, exploring and investigating! We planned, designed and carried out investigations into floating and sinking, creating bubbles, melting ice and creating a bug hotel. We worked together to develop out investigation skills including predicting, observing, measuring and recording our results.
 
Our trip to Slimbridge 
We very much enjoyed our recent trip to Slimbridge Wildlife Park, where we saw many different birds and animals. We had the opportunity to feed ducks, geese and swans and we saw flamingos in all different shades of pink!
We were lucky enough to be able to watch the otters being fed, before trying our hand at pond dipping. We caught insects, snail and even some fish!
The best part of the trip was Welly Boot Land, where we splashed in the river and drenched ourselves and our teacher!
 
Planting and growing
We have been learning about plants and have planted strawberries, runner beans, tomatoes and peas
in our outside classroom. The strawberries were the first plants to grow and we have been sharing the fruits with our friends.