Strictly Robins

Inspired by Toby singing ‘ I like to move it’ we put on some Disney songs which got everyone up and dancing. Robins have been ‘strictlyfied’ with a collection of dancing outfits to strut their stuff on the dance floor. ‘Let it go’ has been particularly popular and Harry has even been showing us his breakdancing moves! Betty was inspired by the beautiful Robin cushion on the sofa and wanted to try some sewing and several children have made hand puppets. Some of the children have been enjoying using the rain water collecting in the outdoor area to make their own cement and dig holes likes the workmen outside school. We have also been talking about our pets this week, we read ‘Dear Zoo’ by Rod Campbell and created clay models of the animals while practising describing words. If anyone would like to bring in a pet to show the class next week we would love to meet them!

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First Trip to Forest School

Robins stayed for lunch this week and many of them earned lunchtime awards for trying new foods and eating all their dinner. We also had our first venture to Forest School. Robins found lots of signs of Autumn and collected leaves, acorns and sycamore seeds to create their own ‘Leaf Man’ collages.

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Dough Disco

This week Robins have been finding out more about each other. They have shared family photos, painted self-portraits and made hand prints. Each morning we have played pop music to get our funky fingers dancing in play dough at the ‘Dough disco’! We want really strong fingers to help us hold our pencils while we practise writing our names. Lots of fun has been had during ‘Busy Bears’ time including blowing bubbles in the water tray, forming a band with microphones and musical instruments in the Outdoor Area and creating an enormous car ramp with cardboard tubes.

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Mr Woolston read Robins the story of 'The Very Selfish Crocodile'.

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We baked jam tarts and flapjacks.


New Robins

A very big welcome to our new Robins. They have thrown themselves into life in Robins with enthusiasm, trying out lots of activities from puppet shows to play dough baking, from water walls to sand sculptures. As well as making new friends in the class they have also been getting to know their Big Friend in Eagles who have done a great job this week helping them to settle in and teaching them fun games at playtimes.

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