Robins read ‘Funnybones’ this week and made skeleton pictures with straws. We learnt about speech bubbles and added these to our skeleton animal chalk drawings to show what sounds they make. The children have enjoyed practising numbers with Numberblocks and made their own using Unifix cubes to help them order numbers, count forward and back and say 1 more. Some of the children noticed the conkers in the outdoor area are swimming in water and tested them to see which would float or sink. Barnaby Bear also got very wet this week as he enjoyed taking a spin in Mrs Netting’s washing machine and is all ready to go on holiday with India next week, the children dressed him in different outfits for different weather and some made him an umbrella in case it rains…we haven’t tested how waterproof paper plates are yet!

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The Cave

Following the book fair and trip to the Literature Festival, an exciting package arrived for the Robins from the BookTrust containing a brand new story book called ‘The Cave’ by Rob Hodgson for each of them. In the story a wolf lies in wait outside a cave in which he thinks lives a little creature who he tries to entice out so that he may eat him. He eventually succeeds with a donut only to discover the small creature is in fact a huge bear and so the wolf then ends up hiding in the cave himself! Having been inspired by Eagles puppet shows last week, Robins made their own stick puppets of the wolf and bear and a cave theatre to act out the story. We also talked about the foods that would have tempted us out of the cave and decided to bake some cookies for the parents open afternoon as we thought they might be one of their favourite foods. We finished this term’s Forest School sessions, with more food by toasting marshmallows on a campfire but the only ‘little creatures’ tempted by them were the Robins!

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Robin's First Trip

Robins enjoyed their first school trip to the Literature Festival on Monday. They were very excited to travel by coach and to watch a storyteller bring ‘Room on the Broom’ to life as well as listening to the poet Josh Seigal share his poems. There were some very tired children on the way back to school but we were very proud of how well they behaved and listened during the trip. We enjoyed looking at photos of our day back in school and tried to sequence them, and have been reading more of Josh’s poetry. We all particularly like his ‘Body Poem’ because he thinks the best bit of his body is his belly button!

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We also met Maxi, Toby's dog and found out how to look after a pet.

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We made junk model animals with a lot of tape and toilet rolls!

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At Forest School we made 2D shapes with sticks.

Robins' First Full Week

Robins have successfully completed their first full week of school. It has been a busy one but they have coped very well with the new afternoon routines. The children tried really hard to manage changing for PE by themselves and I think everyone’s kit actually made it back into to the correct bags (we’ll find out next week!). During the lesson the children acted out the story of ‘Dear Zoo’ and had no difficulty behaving like a herd of stomping elephants, a pride of fierce  lions and a group of jumping frogs but I sent them all back to the zoo where they belong! We met Hamish and Peggy’s guinea pigs Mel and Sue and found out how to look after them as well as enjoying a cuddle. Any more pet visits would be very welcome.

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