We have had a great term so far and I am looking forward to the next half term in Robins! So far, we have explored the rainforest as a habitat for animals and studied lots of the animals that live there!
This half term we will be looking at comparing the rainforest with other parts of the world - the climate, physical geography and the culture in these places. We will also be investigating materials and which materials will be best to make a den in the rainforest!
In art, we will be discovering "Natural Art" using the patterns, colours and textures from natural objects to form artwork in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.
For a more detailed plan of the term, please have a look at the Medium Term Plan below.
9.10,17 - In Literacy, we have been looking at poetry. We learned a class poem about the rainforest and performed actions as we recited it.
5.10.17 - In Maths, Robins have been learning about money. We have labelled and ordered coins, looking at the new forms of money that has recently changed. We then moved on to adding and subtracting values of money and finished with problem solving to find the amount of change needed after a calculation.
2.10.17 - We celebrated the Harvest Festival as a class and as a school. We found out what happens during the festival period for RE and made some vegetable pictures using different mediums in art.
25.9.17 - We've been practicing to write common exception words so that we can spell them correctly in our writing. Robins enjoy playing the 'tricky word game' where there is a race to find the correct common exception word from our display. This helps recognition of the word as well as familiarity for spelling.
22.9.17 - In Geography, we have been looking at the layers of the rainforest and finding out about the animals that live there as part of our Science topic. We worked together in groups to match the correct labels to the diagram and research about the animals using non-fiction books from our rainforest reading corner.
19.9.17 - Robins have been attending gymnastic sessions throughout the term. They have learned floor, bar and beam skills and have all passed the sessions they completed!
18.9.17 We focused on shape in maths this week! Robins explored the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
13.9.17 - In Science, Robins are looking at materials! We investigated the environment - in the classroom and outside in the playground - and discovered which objects were made out of each material we had discussed. Robins recorded this in a table.
11.9.17 - In music, we have been looking into the sounds of the rainforest. We listened to a piece of music based on these sounds and discussed what we could hear. The children decided the storm was the noise they heard the most so we decided to make the sounds of a storm with our hands and feet and then moved on to musical instruments.
8.9.17 - In RE we have been looking at what makes a good friend after looking at Luke 5:1-11 Jesus Chooses his First Disciples where Jesus chooses those that are hard working and who do not think they are worthy of anything. We also wrote our own prayers for our class prayer book.
5.9.17 - We started by looking at number in maths. The children have made good use of the resources in the class and practiced strategies together and individually.
4.9.17 - We started the term off with a whole school focus on a book called Willy the Dreamer! We chose our favourite part and wrote our own stories. The class made puppets to act out their story and even made their own monkey by following a list of instructions.
Welcome to Robins!
I hope you've all had a great summer and I look forward to the term ahead! Below is a short welcoming letter to you all, a brief plan for the term and a poster describing our topic - Rainforests!
Plans may change throughout the term depending on the children's progress and what they would like to explore further.