Robin's Assembly

Robins performed to their families on Thursday for our class assembly. They told the story of Jack and the Beanstalk with actions and plenty of expression! Having planted some magic beans we were amazed to arrive at school one morning to find a huge beanstalk had grown and a giant had visited our classroom and stolen our rug. The Robins were very cross about this and wrote letters to him to explain why they would like it back. We finished our assembly with a performance of Old MacDonald with percussion instrument sound effects.IMG 4810IMG 4810

In R.E. the Robins learnt about Palm Sunday and acted out the story.

Pancakes

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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