Robins 2014-15

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19th June 2015 - Languages Day
Robins (and their toys!) had a great time learning French on Languages Day. We began by learning a little bit about France. Then we took our toys outside for a French picnic. We tried la baguette, le fromage, le melon, le croissant and le chocolat and we learnt how to say 'J'aime' - I like or 'Je n'aime pas' - I did not like. I bet you can guess which was the most popular! That's right no one said 'Je n'aime pas le chocolat'! After the picnic we spent the rest of the day doing lots of exciting things! We made a French flag and practised saying bleu, blanc, and rouge. In the reading corner we had some well known stories written in French. At the dough table we made French food and used our new french to tell our friends what we had made. We practised writing in french and we learnt a French song ready for our whole school assembly at the end of the day.  The children were fabulous and surprisingly good at French! Well done Robins!
Thank you to Madamoiselle Emily and Madamoiselle Liz for planning such a super day! Thanks also to Mrs Warburton and the staff at Derby University for organising the day for us. We can't wait until next year!
15th - 18th June 2015 - Robins are busy bees!
EYFS explore and investigate numbers
8th June 2015 - Sports Day
We had fabulous fun at our Sports Day. Thank you to Miss Gale for organising the day and thank you to everyone who came to cheer us along.
Our Conkers Trip 5th June 2015
We had a fun packed day at Conkers! We were very lucky as the weather was fabulous!
First we travelled along the 'Sensory Trail' through the forest. We had to put our hands in boxes and describe what we could feel. Then we explored the magical 'Fairy Labrynth' it was great fun. Next we visited the exibits at the 'Discovery Centre'. I think the darkness of the 'Tree Top Walk' proved to be our favourite, although the bats did make a few of us jump! 
After a fun packed morning we were all very hungry so we boarded the 'Conkerchoo train' and travelled to Waterside where we sat in the covered amphitheatre for lunch and then we visited the adventure play area.
In the afternoon we met up with our Conkers  Ranger who took us on a minibeast and habitats hunt through the forest. We saw minibeast homes and two rare baby newts! We saw an owls nesting box and a large Black Poplar tree that had been hollowed out by the rain and was now home to hedgehogs! We also had great fun looking for pond life as we crossed the 'Wobbly Bridge'. 
Finally exhausted but happy we boarded the 'Conkerchoo' back to the 'Discovery Centre' to catch our bus back to school.
Thank you so much to our parent volunteers who not only made our trip possible but also helped make the day a memorable one!
Take a look at the photographs of our adventures.
Well Dressing - 13th May 2015
Robins have made their contribution to the Etwall well dressings weekend today. We pricked out our design into the clay and then gathered natural materials from around the school. We enjoyed pressing them into the clay to make our picture. Can you tell what it is? Come and visit the wells this weekend and see all the beautiful designs.
The Robins Put On A Play! - 23.4.25
We have been very busy this week rehearsing for our class assembly. Thank you to all the parents who worked hard behind the scenes helping us learn our lines, and thank you to the parents who were able to support us on the day, it was a fabulous turn out and we hope you enjoyed it. Don't worry if you missed it just click on the videos below and watch it now. 
Scene 1
Scene 2
Scene 3
Scene 4
Scene 5
The Butterfly Song
Making the most of the weather in science this week - 20th April
This week in science we ventured outside in the beautiful weather to investigate the trees in our school grounds. We collected samples and used our iPads to record what we had found.  
Year 1 Summer 1 homework Sheet
Easter Church Service 25th March 2015
All of key stage 1 went to the church today and the service was led by Reverend Fiona. We all showed some of our Easter pictures and read poems. We sang some really nice Easter songs and we all remembered what Easter is about. Reverend Fiona gave us all a chocolate egg to eat - yum yum! Have a look at our photos and video.
Robins Watch The Solar Eclipse Live
20th March 2015
The Robins had a very exciting morning! At 9:15 we went outside to watch the solar eclipse. Armed with our pinhole projectors and a digestive biscuit we sat together to observe the beginning of the eclipse. We tried really hard to carefully bite our biscuits to show how much of the sun was hidded, although some of us forgot and ate it! :) As the sun began to reach totality we headed back inside to watch it live on BBC1. It was very exciting as we sat in the dark together. When the moon completely covered the sun we all cheered. 
Red Nose Day Friday 13th March 2015
We dressed in red and had great fun playing games. Look at our photos and silly faces. 
Book Week - 2nd March - 6th March 2015
Book week was great! We all dressed up as characters from our favourite stories and a famous author visited us to tell us his stories. His name was Michael Cox and he was a great story teller. Look at our costumes - can you guess who we are?
Year 1 Spring 2 homework sheet
E-Safety Week - 23rd February 2015
We worked with Little Owls and Kingfishers to learn about how to stay safe on the internet.
We celebrated Chinese New Year - 18th February 2015
First of all we made moon cakes. Then we made paper Chinese Dragons. We made music and performed our Chinese Dragon dance. Finally we used a real Chinese Dragon and performed our Dragon dance. Take a look at our photos and videos. We had lots of fun!
Robins Class Newsletters and Homework Spring 2
11th February 2015 - EYFS Robins 
We have been playing in the space centre, making models and painting.
We enjoyed practising our writing and doing our number work.
We also used the program "Paint" to create pictures on the laptops. 
We have been playing in the space centre, making models and painting.
We enjoyed practising our writing and doing our number work.
We also used the program "Paint" to create pictures on the laptops. 
Science 26th January 2015
Did you know that sound can travel through string?
We made our own telephones to find out if we could hear our partner's voice.
7th January 2015
We are reading the story called Traction Man" by Mini Grey. A little boy lets his imagination run away with him as Traction Man patrols the house saving toys, searches for lost wrecks and rescues damsels in distress. We had our own special mission of searching through messy tubs filled with soapy water and describing all the "creatures" we found. Just like Traction Man! We found the evil cloth and the naughty noodles!
5th January 2015
We have been learning as we play!
Happy New Year to you all!
Y1 Homework Spring 1
EYFS Homework Spring 1
Year 1/2 Spring 1 Newsletter
EYFS Spring 1 Newsletter
Christmas 2014
Look at us in our Nativity.
8th December 2014
"The Gruffalo's Child" by Julia Donaldson. We enjoyed acting out this story.
3rd December 2014
We started learning about multiplication and made our own arrays out of cubes.