A busy November in Robins

We have been up to lots of exciting things in Robins over the last month including our first school trip to Skipton Castle where we had lots of fun and found out more information about castles. We also enjoyed the wellbeing fortnight. We tried lots of new activities such as yoga, meditation, mindful walks outdoors and got to taste and make a range of healthy snacks. We also had our first stay and play session for the Robins parents and it was very successful. The focus was on writing and everyone really enjoyed themselves. We are now looking forward to a very busy December and all the fun Christmas activities 🎅🏻☃️

Year 1 – Exciting start to the half term.

What an exciting couple of weeks it has been in Kingfishers! We had a wonderful trip out to Smithills Farm and linked this to our literacy lessons. We have been learning how to write letters and recently wrote a letter to Smithills thanking them for our amazing trip. In math’s we have been learning about addition and how we can add two numbers to find out how many there are all together. 

Over the last two weeks we have also been learning all about health and well being. We have took parts in lots of amazing activities such as mindfulness meditation, yoga,  healthy eating classes and many, many more. We can’t wait to see what the rest of this half term is gong to bring!

 

 

 

October in Year 2

We have had another fun month in Year 2.
We have been working on our 10 and 5 times tables and our spelling of common exception words. In Literacy we have read the enchanted faraway tree and created our own lands. We then made our own versions of google buns and pop cakes and enjoyed them for reward time. We enjoyed our class trip to Bolton ERC and went pond dipping and located many different habitats. We can’t wait to see what fun we will have in November!

October in Year 4

Year 4 have been busy learning lots of new things. 

The children enjoyed going on a minibeast hunt around the school building. They were fascinated to find a range of different creatures living in the school grounds and particularly enjoyed digging in mud! 

We had a visit from the road safety team who talked to us about keeping safe on the roads, particularly as it is getting darker outside much earlier. 

The children enjoyed writing letters to Mrs Whiting based on the class text ‘The Lost Thing.’ They have also produced some lovely adventure stories. 

We are all looking forward to our class trip to Chester in a few weeks time.

 

October in Year 6

We have been very busy throughout October in Year 6. We finished our topic on the Ancient Greeks – we now know lots about the gods and goddesses, Spartan warriors, the Olympics and we also examined evidence to decide whether or not the Trojan War was factual, a historical legend or a myth. We have started our new geography topic and have used maps to locate the Silk Road.

In science, we made colour spectrums to investigate the fact that light is made up of all of the colours of the rainbow. We also carried out an investigation into what would happen to the size of a shadow when the distance from the light source changes. In art, we created self portraits after learning all about scale and proportion and sketching techniques.

We have been working very hard in all of our subjects and having lots of fun!

Please see our pictures below.

Continue reading “October in Year 6”

First Half Term in Year 1

What a wonderful first half term we have had in year 1. Everyone has adjusted brilliantly to life as a Kingfisher and we would like to tell you all about our learning. In Math’s we have been learning how to represent numbers up to 10. We can now recognize words, numbers, concrete representations and we have even started to add them together! In Literacy, we have been retelling a familiar story focusing on the adventures of Pinocchio. This led us on our own little adventure as we braved the stormy seas on the pirate ship and jumped into deep, dark water. In Science we have been learning all about the human body and how different parts relate to our key senses. This led into our first investigation on how our senses can be impaired.

In Geography we have been discovering where our food comes from and why farming is so important. For PSHE we have been learning about our feelings and how we can express ourselves. In R.E we have been discovering what it means to belong and how even though we are all special and unique, we belong to many different groups. Finally, in P.E we have been working on developing our basic skills and foundations that we can build upon later in the year. 

Please take a look at the pictures below.

Continue reading “First Half Term in Year 1”

A great start in Year 5

We have all started well in Year 5. We have been looking at place value of numbers up to a million and even writing them as Roman Numerals. We are enjoying our class book “Cosmic” and writing our own versions of the key parts. We have been interested in our new history topic of The British Empire- the pupils are amazed to find out that “the sun never set on the Empire”.

In science we have loved finding out all about space and the solar system. we visited Spaceport in Liverpool and had a great time. We even had our lunch on the ferry as it crossed the Mersey.

Let’s hope we continue to enjoy our learning.

Continue reading “A great start in Year 5”

September in Year 4

We have had a great start to the new school year in Year 4. 

In maths we have been revisiting the multiplication facts for the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 timestables including the related division facts. 

In English we have been securing our understanding and use of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. We have looked at punctuation including inverted commas and have started our new book called The Lost Thing. 

During Topic time we have begun to look at the Romans – we have explored why the Romans wanted to invade Britain and how they defeated Boudica. 

We are really enjoying using Timestables Rockstars – please remember this can also be accessed at home.