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Robins Class

The Robins are our Year 3 & 4 class taught by teacher Miss Kelly Lovick, with support from TAs Charlotte Harris, Emily Martin, Vicky Whiting and Jade Jones.

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Distance learning:

Roman roads

posted 28 Feb 2020, 08:02 by Kelly Lovick   [ updated 4 Mar 2020, 02:48 ]

This week we have been thinking about Roman roads. We looked at the remains of old roads and researched how they were made. 

We talked about how we would build a road and then wrote instructions.


Finally, we made our own roads of some rather tasty ingredients! We used crushed biscuits as the sand, Malteasers in custard to represent stone slabs in cement and smarties in custard to show cement and crushed stones. We finished the road with custard cream stone blocks.


Roman pots and Roman dancing

posted 14 Feb 2020, 06:21 by Kelly Lovick   [ updated 14 Feb 2020, 08:03 ]

We found out about different types of Roman pots and then tried to make our own. We had the choice of making a pinch or coil pot which we then decorated with Roman patterns or numerals.


Will and Noah

Our class has been doing a dance because we have entered a dance competition at Ivybridge college. Our topic is about Romans so our dance is about the battle between the Celts and Romans.

There are two sections in our dance: the main parts are the scarf dance and the fighting dance. The dance shows how the Romans and Celts battled each other and the scarf dance is meant to mean good luck to the warriors.


Aqueducts on the playground!

posted 14 Feb 2020, 06:09 by Kelly Lovick   [ updated 14 Feb 2020, 08:00 ]

We have been researching the question “What did the Romans build after they settled in Britain?” We found out about Roman roads, the structure of villas and thought about how water was transported.

We spent some time looking at different ways we could construct an aqueduct and then made some on the playground!

Roman flatbread

posted 14 Feb 2020, 05:55 by Kelly Lovick   [ updated 14 Feb 2020, 07:08 ]

This week we returned to Plympton Academy to make another tasty snack. We followed a BBC recipe to make a different version of Roman bread. We had to mix the ingredients together, knead the dough and then quickly fry the bread on both sides. 


We topped the Roman flatbreads with cheese and salad and then enjoyed eating them!


A Roman day in the woods

posted 26 Jan 2020, 12:26 by Kelly Lovick

This week we took our Topic to Forest School. We played a Roman game called Rota (Latin for wheel) which was found carved into stones on many Roman roads and buildings around the Roman Empire. It is a strategic game which requires players to get their 3 counters in a row either around the edge of the circle or through the centre point. We spent a long time playing and discussing tactics around our large Forest-School inspired boards!

For our snack, we ate Roman bread. The Romans did not have yeast so it was a flat, dense bread but we all agreed that it was very tasty!


We also created Roman villas, wrote Roman numerals using charcoal and learnt how to tie Roman knots.


Renewable energy and Spanish frittata!

posted 19 Jan 2020, 13:28 by Kelly Lovick   [ updated 19 Jan 2020, 13:39 ]

This week we had a very interesting and informative visit from Dr Juliette- a scientist, researcher and energy advisor. She spoke to us about different types of renewable energy and why they are important. She showed us how energy can travel through our bodies- we were able to light up a bulb! We also investigated the best place for a solar panel to be placed in our school.



To kick off our Spanish learning we were lucky enough to visit Plympton Academy and make our own chorizo and potato frittatas. 


We worked in groups of three to cook our delicious creations which we took home at the end of the day- yum!


Romans in Robins!

posted 13 Jan 2020, 04:25 by Kelly Lovick

Welcome back! I hope you had a good break and are all looking forward to an exciting Spring term. 


This term our big question is How did the Romans influence our lives?

We will think about how the Roman Empire began, the everyday lives of Romans and the legacy that they have left behind.


We kicked off our topic on Friday with a visit from a Roman soldier! He showed us an informative PowerPoint and talked about the body armour and weapons that he might have used in battle.

We played a Roman Rummy game to introduce us to Roman Gods, Goddesses and Famous buildings.

After break, we made timelines showing different important dates in the history of Ancient Rome.


The highlight of the day was when we picked up our shields and spears and marched out to the playground! We learnt how to march in formation and to create a defence. Luckily we managed to defend ourselves against an attack from the teachers!


We ended the day by learning how to throw our spears like javelins.


Forest School Fungi!

posted 14 Nov 2019, 00:46 by Kelly Lovick   [ updated 8 Jan 2020, 11:04 by Francesca McLoughlin ]

This week we have been out spotting lots of Fungi around our Forest School site.
We went on a welly walk and used our spotting sheets to find lots of different types. We were surprised at the variation of size, colour and textures that we observed.


Welcome back!

posted 12 Sep 2019, 23:59 by Kelly Lovick   [ updated 15 Sep 2019, 23:39 ]

Hello and welcome back to our Robin’s class page! 

I hope you all had a lovely summer and are excited for the term ahead. It has been a really positive start for our class, with lots of smiles and happy faces in the morning which is lovely to see. A special mention to our new pupils who have settled in really well. We have started our new school year looking at our big question “Would you rather try a snozzcumber, catch a grobblesquirt or dream in Zozimus (Roald Dahl)” The class have been thinking about some of the Roald Dahl books that they have already read, Roald Dahl's life and we have started to read Matilda.


We began the term by making edible wallpaper, danced like Oompa Loompas with Mrs Whiting and had our first Forest School session!

                         

It has been a pleasure to speak to many of you in the mornings and afternoons and I hope that this will continue. I 
am looking forward to an exciting and informative year ahead and I hope you are too. 

A week in our class

posted 17 Jun 2019, 00:25 by Kelly Lovick   [ updated 17 Jun 2019, 04:27 ]

This week we played tag rugby. We practised our passing skills and learnt how to dodge defenders. We did a reading comprehension about the D-Day landings. We didn't know a lot about it at first but now we know about the allied troops and what allied means.


We started looking at volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. During Forest School, we made mini Earths out of clay, folded paper to make volcanoes, made a flip book of the layers of the Earth and we ate world cookies.


In maths, we have been thinking about time. It is a tricky subject but we are getting the hang of it.

We finished reading the Kapok tree and started writing our own dilemma stories based on our own trees and characters. We had to include persuasive language and lots of description.


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