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Robins Class

Robins is 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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Forest School Fungi!

posted by Kelly Lovick

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


Year 4/5 Debating

posted 4 Feb 2019, 04:52 by Kelly Lovick

On Tuesday, we met Alex from the English Speaking Union. Over the next term, we will be learning the skills of debating including how to start a debate, how to formulate our point and how to summarise what we have heard.

We kicked off by holding a Balloon debate. We worked in groups to decide on an inspirational person and then thought of reasons as to why our person should be kept on the sinking balloon. At the end of the discussions, the whole class voted and 3 people remained on the balloon.

Dexter - I found it fun because we played lots of fun games and got to share our ideas with each other.  


Maisie - I liked voting. I never knew that voting was part of debating. In the game we played, my wish that everyone in the world would recycle so that we save our planet.


Imogen - I liked the introduction game. It was about what I would do if I ruled the world


Ollie - It was really good because you got to decide what character you would be, and we were all in a hot air balloon. The hot air balloon was sinking and we had to argue our reasons about why we should be kept in! I was Jeremy Corbyn and I was kept in the balloon.


Isla - I loved playing the game where we decided who could stay in the hot air balloon. We had groups of 3 and decide who really like (famous or not) and my group chose Mrs McLoughin. One person was our spokesperson. We chose Mrs McLoughlin because she is kind, supportive and helps us with all of our learning and making our school amazing.


Ecobricks

posted 23 Jan 2019, 05:51 by Kelly Lovick   [ updated 23 Jan 2019, 06:11 ]


This term we are thinking about the waste in our homes that ends up in landfill. We would like to reduce the amount of nonrecyclable plastic that ends up getting thrown away so we are therefore going to make Ecobricks.


The important thing about Ecobricks is that we take responsibility for our own waste. We do not want to send our Ecobricks to other countries as this is no different to sending them actual waste.




We made our Ecobricks at school and we will now take them home to fill up!

Ecobricks are made with clean and dry plastic.  Start by segregating your ecobrickable plastic from all other materials.


Choose your bottle. We will be using 2L bottles (it is easier to build with Ecobricks if they are all the same size.)




Get all your equipment ready- you need to make sure you have a stick to push all the plastic down.



Add a vision to your Ecobrick



Build!

(We are hopefully going to make a bench for Forest School)









Arts week

posted 18 Jan 2019, 07:47 by Kelly Lovick   [ updated 18 Jan 2019, 07:49 ]

Arts week

This week we have been doing lots of art in a variety of forms. We started the week in our family groups creating collaborative art pieces in the style of different artists.

In Forest School, we created some natural art from the woods around us.


Jacob, Henry and Oz created this realistic Owl


Niamh and Jack decided to create a scene from Harry Potter


Finley created this ferocious T-Rex using buds as teeth



Dexter, Maisie and Isla created an image of our planet using laurel leaves for countries and a stick for the equator.



We were also lucky enough to have a visit from local artist. He showed our class Dartmoor landscapes and a variety of drawing techniques to create different styles of line. We then used these lines to create our own narrow landscapes which we then filled with ink.


I think Robins class should be really proud of their efforts this week and the fantastic pieces that they have created.




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