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St Christopher's Churchof England Primary School

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Positivity, Respect, Independence, Determination, Equality in our distinctly Christian environment

Robins

Nessy - Reading and Spelling Support for Years 1 to 6
 
The company that produce the Nessy computer learning program have given us some free licences so that all children in Year 1 to Year 6 can access Nessy at home whilst schools are closed. 
Nessy can be used to support all pupils in reading and spelling, whether they have a barrier to their learning or not. The child takes an initial assessment so that the computer program can work out where the gaps are in their learning. These gaps are then targeted using a series of fun lessons. It is very important the child works independently on Nessy.
 
If you would like your child's user name and password, please contact your child's class teacher via class dojo message. Teachers are available each week on Monday and Wednesday between 2- 3pm. 

Welcome to Robins!

 

Autumn 1

 

In Autumn 1 we enjoyed learning about ourselves in our topic Marvellous Me! We studied the book Funny Bones by Janet and Alan Alberg in English and produced some interesting stories and reports based on night time creatures.The children learned all about the human body in Science and enjoyed investigations about senses. In Maths, the children practised their counting skills alongside reading and writing numbers to 20. The children produced a wide range of wonderful homework projects from giant posters about the human body to interesting fact files about themselves. Well done!

Marvellous Me Homework

Autumn 2

In Autumn 2 we explored our local surroundings in our topic Whatever the Weather. We enjoyed story and report writing about the seasons linked to our key text Little Cloud. The children explored shape, ordering months of the year and days of the week in Maths alongside their number work. We loved sharing our homework projects for this topic too and were all experts about the weather and seasons by the end of topic! Great work Robins!

Spring 1

 

During Spring 1 we became experts on fairy tales in our topic Key to the Castle. We enjoyed writing our own fairy tales set in castles, based on the stories Rapunzel and Jack and the Beanstalk.  The children also learned how to use adjectives effectively in some fantastic character descriptions!Well done! We continued to extend our knowledge of numbers to 100 and practised counting forwards and backwards. The children also impressed us by counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10. Wow!  We also learned how to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour. 

 

Key to the Castle allowed us a chance to learn about significant castles and figures in our local area. This was brought to life by our wonderful visitors from Norwich castle. The children loved every minute of their visit which was divided into two workshops.  They had the chance to re-enact a jousting match and create pennants for their chosen team. They additionally handled amazing artefacts and enjoyed sorting items which belonged to a knight and a servant. 

 

Thank you to all of those who attended our class assembly during this half term. The children really enjoyed sharing their wonderful work with their family and friends. Below you can see more more amazing homework produced by Robin's class for our Key to the Castle topic.

Key to the Castle Homework

Spring 2

This half term we are exploring different materials and their properties in our topic Magical Materials. We will be sorting materials in Science and investigating the best materials to make a dog basket. We have been studying the traditional tale The Three Little Pigs in English, where the children have had the opportunity to plan their writing using a story map, making changes to the story before they write. They have worked exceptionally hard on their stories and have been working on including a range of punctuation independently. We are very proud of their efforts!

They have continued to amaze us in Maths when exploring addition and subtraction bonds to 10 and 20. We have also recently learned about halves and quarters for the first time, which was a great success! 

 

We started our year by learning about the Great Fire of London. The children made thier own houses to look like houses from 1666. Complete with wooden beams and a thatched roof. We had a fantastic finale by having our very own Great Fire of Red Lodge where we burt our houses and watched how quickly the fire must have spread. 

Great Fire of London

We have worked very hard in our core subjects. We have been focussing on spotting digraphs and trigraphs in phonics. We took the opportunitity to take phonics outside practising writing words with digraphs in.

 

In maths we have learns about positional language, doubling, 2D and 3D shapes and numbers up to 20. The children have loved using practical resources to help them in their maths. 

 

In writing we have started learning about instruction writing- The children loved following instructions to make a jam sandwich (and eating it too!)

 

 

 

We have started learning about Florence Nightingale. We have loved leanring all about her life, making lanterns and all about her pet tortoise. The children loved their big start of being nurses to help all of the Robins class toys get better after a mysterious illness one lunchtime! Poor teddies!
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