New Robins

Our new Robins certainly showed little sign of nerves as they got busy playing in their new classroom in their first week. Judging by the carnage at the end of the first morning it’s pretty safe to say they did a thorough job of discovering all the fun toys and activities on offer in Robins! They have quickly got to grips with new routines and have settled really well.

We have had some lively carpet times finding out about each other and our families, they have been good listeners during story times and we have discovered some really helpful tidy-uppers! Our first trip to Forest School was great fun and the children loved the opportunity to explore outdoors.

A very successful first week, well done Robins.

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Dress-up Day

Whoosh! There go the Super Robins saving the day. On Tuesday we all became superheroes; the children came to school brightly coloured and designed sparkly masks, painted capes and made super powered cuffs to create their alter-ego. They were highly imaginative in creating their superhero name and inventing their superpowers. After reading 'Supertato' by Sue Hendra we received a letter from 'The Evil Pea' who informed Robins that he had captured the veggies. We set out on a rescue mission around Gretton to find the vegetables and save them from a terrible fete!dress up


What would your superpower be? That was the question Robins asked themselves as they tested out their powers in the woods on their imaginary adventure during our Adventure Walk. Since reading 'There's a Superhero in Your Book' by Tom Fletcher many of the children have spent their Busy Bear time making masks and capes. Ruby transformed herself into 'Super Spy Girl', Penelope became 'Super Sparkle' and in his feathery mask Kian's was 'Super Owlet'! Everyone's cooking skills were put to the test in 'The Big Friend Bake Off' on Thursday as Big Friends joined their Little Friends to bake chocolate cookies together.



Hansel and Gretel

Robins followed a trail of shiny, white pebbles which led them to a gingerbread cottage...can you guess this week's fairy tale? The children brainstormed lots of describing words for the Wicked Witch and came up with some brilliant adjectives like mean, evil and ferocious. I asked the children some 'What if?' questions to give the story a new twist and to help them compose a new ending to the story. What if the witch had been good? What if the house was made of chocolate? The theme of trails continued in P.E. in which we followed a circuits trail on the MUGA and at Forest School we made stick trails for each other to follow. The children also baked their own gingerbread cookies and listened to 'The Sugar Plum Fairy' in Music which revealed a few budding ballerinas!

Ruby climbing trees at 'Little Forest School