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Robins is our Year 3 & 4 class taught by teacher Miss Kelly Lovick, with support from TAs Emily Martin and Liam Hurst.

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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.




Spring Term!

posted 15 Jan 2019, 14:20 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: Which of the Sustainable Development Goals is the most important? 

If you are not sure what a Sustainable Development Goal is (or how you can help us to meet some of our targets!) then you could watch this informative video:

There are 17 goals created by the UN, with 2030 as a target date for some change to be evident globally. Hopefully, they will act as a call to action to end poverty, protect the plant and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Image result for sustainable development goals

Robins class has decided that we will look at some of the goals and decide what we can do to help change our planet for the better. We look forward to sharing our ideas with you over the next term.

Exeter museum

posted 7 Dec 2018, 08:23 by Kelly Lovick   [ updated 10 Dec 2018, 00:15 ]

This week we were lucky enough to go on two trips! On Tuesday we went to Exeter museum and had a fantastic day learning about ancient Egypt. We took part in 4 different activities related to our topic which Emelie and Poppy chose to write about.


In the museum, we did four different activities: mummification, senet, scribe school and a tour.


Mummification

Mummification is an amazing process I find it so interesting. It is a bit gross for example pulling the brain out of the head with a crochet hook but it is important for us to learn about the process. We learnt that they washed the body first and took a lot of care with it.

Senet

Senet is a game that ancient Egyptians played, it is quite competitive when you have players that are good at it cause it is very tricky

First, you have a board like this with figures like this:

Or you can use rocks and cups



Scribe school

Scribe school is all about maths, writing and reading all the things you would do at school. At the museum we uncracked codes and we even had to write our names in hieroglyphics. It was quite hard but we persevered to get them right.

Tour

We had a tour all around the museum. We saw lots of different Egyptian artifacts and saw the tomb of Shep en-Mut. It was amazing as her actual mummy was still inside! It was decorated with hieroglyphics and images of Egyptian gods. I really liked seeing the amulets and learning about the sort of clothes and makeup that the Egyptians would have worn. Did you know they made eyeliner out of coal?



There's an artist inside us all

posted 12 Nov 2018, 05:50 by Kelly Lovick

This week we thought about art.

Miss Ryder Green asked us 'what is art?' We came up with lots of ideas including that art is open to our own interpretation. We realised that we think is good might be different to what someone else likes or even sees.

We thought about the qualities that an artist might need. We decided that an artist needs to be patient, persevere, be confident to try new things and be good at collaborating.


We had a tricky challenge outside. We had to draw the landscape in pen without looking at our paper!




Then we had to draw the landscape without taking our pen off of the paper.



When we came back into the classroom we created some collaborative pieces of art looking at different types of landscapes. We observed that all of our final pieces were very different which we decided was a good thing as it shows how we are all unique.


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