We celebrated Shrove Tuesday in Robins by making our own pancakes and added some delicious toppings but decided to use play dough versions to try tossing in the air which was probably just as well judging by the number that landed on the floor! Robins also made masks this week of the characters in Jack and the Beanstalk and took on the different roles as each was put in the ‘hot seat’ to be questioned. The children practised using question words and came up with some imaginative ideas such as ‘How do you lay golden eggs?’ to the chicken and ‘Why were you so furious?’ to Jack’s mother. Our role-play area has become a Garden Centre and we plan to do lots of planting over the next few week…perhaps we’ll even grow some magic beans of our own and see if we find a Giant at the top!

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Jam Tarts

Robins enjoyed making play dough jam tarts for the role-play bakery so much that we felt inspired to make the real thing which were far more delicious! Now the children have learnt The Little Red Hen by heart they wrote their own versions of the story. They earnt lots of stickers to go on their bookmarks for their efforts sounding out words by themselves and trying to recall tricky word spellings. We learnt about weighing and measuring in Maths and found that Mrs Lacey is the tallest in the class but the children assured me that I might grow as tall as her one day!

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Party Time

What a busy last week in Robins! The children were all super stars in the Christmas play and kept going for three performances. The angels twinkled beautifully in their dance, the sheep baaa-ed brilliantly and the well trained camels led the kings all the way to the stable. The children worked hard to learn all the words to the songs and we were very proud of their hard work. We got into the Christmas spirit making cards, decorations and wish lists for Santa. Robins enjoyed party games on Friday to Christmas music and some delicious jam tarts made by William. Happy Christmas Robins.

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Fairytale Dress Up Day

Robins were transported to the Middle East on Tuesday as we visited The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury to enjoy Aladdin, the pantomime. We booed at the wicked uncle, clapped along to the songs and giggled at the silly jokes. My thanks to the parents who so kindly helped with the transport as flying carpets were rather expensive! The children all looked great in their fairy tale costumes on Thursday (with a couple of Superhero guest appearances!) and enjoyed hunting around the school in search of fairy tale characters. They have all been working hard on their parts in the play which they are looking forward to performing next week.

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