Welcome to Robin Class
Welcome to Robins (Foundation Stage) class. It's always exciting at the beginning of the year - the Robins have quickly 'settled!' and are making the most of their learning environment. Thank you for allowing the children to be independent in the mornings. Our learning 'theme' this term, is called, 'Me, Myself and I'. We have loved looking through the, 'I am Special Books'. Thank you for taking the time to complete them with your child over the holidays.
It has been a busy start to the term. Take a look at some of the activities we have been getting up to.
Our topic for the summer term is 'All Aboard'. So far we have been talking about the different modes of transport in the world. The children took part in a traffic survey in the village and found out that it was mainly cars and vans that travel through the village. They also watched some films which showed the children what life was like in London and in Weymouth. The children were able to describe the similarities and the differences between Freeland and the other places.
Please have a look at our topic web to see some of the areas that we will be covering.
On Friday we had an amazing day being scientists! We found out about the importance of data, made "good and bad bacteria" (using socks!), made a mosquito, and a DNA chain - all in one day! A big thank you to Mrs Tacon and Dr Linnell for making this happen.
What an exciting week!
On Tuesday we had pancakes for snack, and found out why Shrove Tuesday and Lent is special for Christians. On Thursday we went 'exploring' in the science dome. This was amazing! Once our eyes were accustomed to the dark, we went on a magical journey of our special planet that we live on - earth. To end the week we celebrated World Book Day. We had great fun dressed up as different book characters and sharing books.
We hope you all enjoyed the glorious weather in half-term. Have a look at our topic web and parent information to find out what we will be doing this term. It's going to be busy - as usual!
This term we have enjoyed welcoming lots of different visitors to our class. We asked lots of interesting questions to find out information about the different animals. FS would like to say a very big thank you for people giving up their time to come and see us.
Safer Internet Day
In FS we talked about what the internet is and what it can do. We found out that we use the internet for lots of different activities.
"I listen to Alexa and she plays songs", Eva told us.
Grace told us, "I talk to Grandma and Grandpa in the USA" (using Skype).
Lots of children enjoyed playing games on tablets and phones. Alex reminded us phones need to be charged, and Nathan knew that the internet has, "lots of wires".
We talked about how we only use the internet when mummy and daddy are with us, and they always make sure that it is safe for us to do so.
We used cups with string to tell each other what we were doing on our 'pretend' devices (such as computers, tablets or game consoles.
We had great fun!
This term our topic is called - "Me, Myself and I". Have a look at our topic web and parent information to find out what's happening.
This term our topic is called 'Splish, Splash'. Have a look at our topic web.
Welcome back to term 5. Our topic this term is called, 'Creepy Crawlies'. Have a look at our topic web.
All the FS children had a fantastic time during our science day. It was an adventure to travel round the different classrooms, and take part in the varied and exciting science investigations and experiments. We particularly enjoyed 'making blood' and dressing up to fight viral infections. We all had fun, but we also learnt lots.
A big thank you to the scientists for all their hard work, and for making our science day amazing.
We enjoyed making and eating (!) hot cross buns.
It is hard to believe that it is already term 4. This term our ‘theme’ is called,
‘Give Me Five!’ We will be finding out about healthy eating and exercise.
World Book Day
Despite the bitter cold weather, we were comfortable and warm in our pyjamas and onesies for World Book Day! We braved through the snow to the hall (slight exaggeration!) to take part in the Read Around. The children enjoyed listening to stories by different members of staff. Back in the classroom we had great fun sharing our books. It was a day to remember!
Although we were not in school for Shrove Tuesday we found out why Lent is important to Christians. We thought about what it would be hard to give up eating, (chocolate, crisps and chips!) and something (such as tidying up, being extra kind) that we could do ‘extra’ during Lent. We all enjoyed eating our pancakes.
This term we have been learning about homes, as well as having fun outside - in snow, rain and the sunshine!
We have all enjoyed another busy term.
Take a long at our photos. We started off the term with an African WOW day, which included an exciting African drumming workshop.
In November we made our own poppies and learnt why it is important to remember why people choose to wear poppies.
In December we enjoyed the unexpected snow fall and had great fun. For lots of the children, it was the first time they had seen snow.
The children all had great fun rehearsing and taking part in our school nativity, “Lights, Camel, Action!” We were all angels – of course!
We had a fantastic end of term with a workshop led by the author and illustrator Paul Geraghty. Paul talked to us about the different characters in his books, and told us stories. It was amazing to watch his drawings come to life. A day to remember!
We all enjoyed our visit to St Mary’s in September. The children (and teachers) always learn something new about our beautiful local church, and the Christian faith.
Thank you to Reverend David and Reverend Emma for giving up their time for us.