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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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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.


Delamore house

posted 20 May 2019, 04:01 by Kelly Lovick   [ updated 20 May 2019, 04:09 ]

On Friday we visited Delamore House. When we arrived, we went on a walk around the grounds and had the opportunity to draw some of the sculptures using our viewfinders.


Robins were able to give me brilliant tips about drawing and shading!


Before lunch, we were able to look at more of the sculptures and think about which one we liked the most.


After lunch, we went into the house to look at the gallery and see different genres of art. Whilst small groups visited the gallery the others went on a “sculpture hunt”, finding different sculptures and words to describe them.


To end our day at Delamore, we had a final walk and of course a class photo!


Miss Ryder-Green


“I liked looking at the sculptures. It is amazing how many different materials they are made out of!” Fin


“I enjoyed going into the house to see the art. I particularly enjoyed looking at some paintings that were really realistic.” Isla


“I really liked the hare right at the start of the tour. I liked how you could see lines and parts of it were see-through.” Aldo

Delamore house

posted 20 May 2019, 03:59 by Kelly Lovick

On Friday we visited Delamore House. When we arrived, we went on a walk around the grounds and had the opportunity to draw some of the sculptures using our viewfinders.


Robins were able to give me brilliant tips about drawing and shading!


Before lunch, we were able to look at more of the sculptures and think about which one we liked the most.


After lunch, we went into the house to look at the gallery and see different genres of art. Whilst small groups visited the gallery the others went on a “sculpture hunt”, finding different sculptures and words to describe them.


To end our day at Delamore, we had a final walk and of course a class photo!


Miss Ryder-Green


“I liked looking at the sculptures. It is amazing how many different materials they are made out of!” Fin


“I enjoyed going into the house to see the art. I particularly enjoyed looking at some paintings that were really realistic.” Isla


“I really liked the hare right at the start of the tour. I liked how you could see lines and parts of it were see-through.” Aldo

Residential blog

posted 12 May 2019, 13:54 by Kelly Lovick

On Thursday 2nd May 2019, we went on Residential at Dartmouth. When we got there, we went on a walk, had a safety check, did activities and met the 2 dogs- Monty and Billy.

         Firstly, we went to our tents and set up our porches as well as our sleeping bags. All the girls went in 1 tent together. Our tent name was Holly.

         Next, we made toasting forks for our breakfast the next day. We whittled the stick and cut it. We held our toast above the fire and had a choice of any spread (I had butter and jam).

In the afternoon, we made homemade pizza. We made them in groups of three and cooked them in a homemade oven!


We also ate:

  • Bushcraft broth

  • beans and bread

  • Sausages

  • Toast

  • Homemade pizza


         In the evening, we did a night walk. We had to sense and hear what was in the dark which was very interesting.

         After our sleep, we had breakfast and went on the zip wire. I was really nervous, but when I got on, I flew rapidly above camp. I really enjoyed it and wanted to do it again straight away.

         The thing that surprised me most was that I loved all the foods that I have never tried before!

         My favourite part was sitting next to the fire with hot chocolate in the evening.

         For advice, I will say “It’s really fun once you get there, they don’t force you to do anything, just try!”

By Isla


           

World Book Day

posted 8 Mar 2019, 10:41 by Kelly Lovick

We celebrated World Book Day in style by taking part in a live lesson, shared books across the school and decorated potatoes as characters from our favourite stories.

"This week we had World Book Day. Instead of the usual dressing up, we decorated potatoes ranging from Secret garden spuds to hard potato Harry Potters. It was really fun making my potato and it is great to see how creative everyone has been!!" Ruby


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