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Robins Class

Robins is a Year 2 & 3 class taught by teacher Miss Kelly Lovick, with support from Miss Emily Martin.

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We met an author

posted 8 Oct 2017, 09:53 by Kelly Lovick

We had a wonderful day meeting Simon James- author of 'Sally and the Limpet' and 'Dear Greenpeace.' Simon spoke to us about how he forms his ideas, how those single ideas join together and then how they weave their way into his stories. We were all very inspired by the way he spoke to and engaged with our class, especially when we found out that he had written his first story aged 7 about an International Space Station for ants!




In Forest School we made lovely natural faces using materials we found around our base camp and we made towers by carefully balancing rocks and branches.



We continued our investigation into the strength of different shapes including triangles, circles and squares. Most groups decided that triangles were strongest and used this to design bridges that could hold stacks of books.


Next week we will visit the zoo, continue to look at poetry in English and discuss the results of our mouldy science experiment! 



Robin's 25 Decker Bus

posted 1 Oct 2017, 15:05 by Kelly Lovick

This week we finished our 25 decker bus based on the book we have been reading in class. Everyone designed, described and made their own deck based on the needs of the passengers. We have a: hospital, race track, library, school and museum deck and we are very pleased with the final result, especially as it is taller than everyone in our class. 





In forest school this week I was pleased to see many children working really well together in small groups to build, light and maintain their own independent fires. We also made lovely little clay hedgehogs using pine cones and other forest materials to add texture. Some children extended this activity further by making their hedgehogs a woodland home. 





Our collaborative STEM afternoons with Squirrels continued this week with a focus on the structure of bridges. We observed different types of bridges and then used newspaper to investigate how different shapes are stronger. Some of the designs were very creative- using rolled up newspaper folded into triangles proved to be successful; with one bridge withholding the weight of a stack of books. 





Code breaking, deck designing and suspension bridges.

posted 24 Sep 2017, 12:22 by Kelly Lovick   [ updated 24 Sep 2017, 12:23 ]


Robins and Hedgehogs have really enjoyed their combined topic afternoons. This week we focused on designing and creating suspension bridges. We found that by using string attached to straws, we were able to strengthen the cardboard bridges so that they could support the weight of our model cars. We also made boats using clay as the rivets.



We continued our topic work on journeys by starting to look at how we can follow routes and maps in forest school. We completed a 'code break' activity whereby the children had to get from one side of the grid to the other following a set pattern. 




In English we thought about how we could design our own deck for the '100 decker bus'. This prompted lots of lovely ideas including: farm, classroom, hospital and race track decks, which the class then described using some wonderful adjectives. 


Next week we will continue to focus on journeys through poetry in English and mapping in forest school.

Dance, Forest School and The 100 Decker Bus

posted 15 Sep 2017, 04:19 by Kelly Lovick   [ updated 16 Sep 2017, 12:34 by Francesca McLoughlin ]


We have all enjoyed our first full week back with lots of new and interesting learning challenges. Robins class took part in a dance lesson at the old school where we are working on a routine based on journeys. We started with our journey to school and even managed to turn the mundane task of brushing our teeth into a graceful and exciting dance. Our teacher complimented the class on their ability to listen to and keep in time with the music. 

We have all been trying really hard with our writing this week and have written some lovely sentences such as: "The tired lady with the yellow coat and the crying baby was getting on the bus."

The weather held off for our first forest school session. We found sweet chestnuts and acorns and made lovely conker necklaces. We thought about how, as the weather starts to get colder, it will be increasingly difficult for birds to find food so we made feeders for them with seeds and peanut butter, yum!

Next week we will continue to read our adventure story 'The 100 decker bus' and start to design our own decks to add to it.








Welcome to Robins.

posted 8 Sep 2017, 03:18 by Kelly Lovick   [ updated 8 Sep 2017, 04:44 ]

Hello and welcome 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 all with lots of smiles and happy faces in the morning which is lovely to see. We have started our new school year looking at our big question “How have journeys changed over time?” The class have been thinking about their own journeys and the type of transport they use both at home and on holiday.

I hope you have seen our new emoji behaviour chart- when the children reach the golden face they will receive a WOW! Certificate to show their achievement.

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. 




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