Perfect Planting

With the weather starting to warm up, children have been working hard in the poly tunnel this week.  The Year 3 Robins have been planting peas – one of our favourite vegetables to eat straight from the pod! The Year 5 Jaguars chose to plant marigold flowers, which will hopefully attract lots of pollinating insects in the summer.

 

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Our Rainforest Layers Art

We are very proud to announce that our work has made it up onto the new classroom display. We used a range of materials to create these beautiful pieces of art. 

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Rainforest Masks

Year 3 Robins have been making clay rainforest animals masks in art. Can you spot any familiar animals?

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Rainforest Art Day

We looked at many of the different species that can be found in Rainforests across the world. We also looked at close-ups of a tiger’s eye to produce more detailed pieces of art work.

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Key Stage 1 Nativity

Our Year 1 and 2 children produced a fabulous Christmas Nativity which they performed for all of the Key Stage 2 children and staff. The singing, costumes and acting were all wonderful and any parent or friend who came to watch will have been royally entertained! Well done to all of our Key Stage 1 Staff and our amazing children – we’re very proud of you all!

 

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Year 3 Robins Class Assembly

We loved our Class Assembly, and we were thrilled with the amount of people that came to watch it (including the Mayor of Barnsley). Here are a few snaps from the special afternoon. 

 
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This Term in the Year 3 Robins

We have had a wonderful term ~ here are some of our highlights.

 

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Fabulous French

The Robins have been linking the written numbers in English with their equivalents in French. They are progressing really well in their first year as French learners.

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Mr. Jones, our Caretaker visits the Robins

Mr. Jones has been to visit the Robins this morning to talk about his timeworking down the mine. We really enjoyed listening to his amazing stories.

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Robins Spotted on the Reading Bus

The Robins have been busy on board the Birkwood Reading Bus. We love the new books!

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The Robins Visit the Coal Mining Museum

Here are some photos from our trip to the National Coal Mining Museum. We went underground and experienced the life of a miner, we all had a wonderful day learning about Our Mining Heritage.

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Welcome to your new class

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Blue Planet Aquarium

 

 

 

The Robins had a wonderful time at the Blue Planet Aquarium in Chester. We saw piranhas, fish, turtles, stingrays and even a shark that is scared of bubbles!

 

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Circus Science Week

 

All children in Years 1 to 6 had an amazing time learning about science. They used their knowledge of forces and motion, and put it into practice by performing circus acts. It was a really fun and entertaining couple of days. Thank you Nick for visiting, for teaching about pushes, pulls and twists, and for bringing the forces of friction and gravity to life! 

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We Are Weather Forecasters

The Year 2 Robins worked really hard to create this weather forecast. We have looked at different weather conditions and the countries of the UK, and we gave each other feedback when we were filming. We hope the weather looks a little brighter than the forecast!

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Seed Experts

Year 1 Dragonflies and Year 2 Robins have been busy in the poly tunnel this week planting onion, spinach, sweetcorn and runner bean seeds for the Community Garden. What’s your favourite vegetable?

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BREAKING NEWS from Year 2 Robins

The Year 2 Robins had the shock of their lives when they entered the classroom. They have made a news report about the escaped dinosaur; they filmed and edited themselves! 

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Year 2 Robins’ Class Trip

 

The Robins had an amazing time at the West Yorkshire Playhouse when they went to watch George’s Marvellous Medicine. We loved watching the show performed by ‘real people’. We have really enjoyed reading books by Roald Dahl and watching one of his stories performed live really brought the book to life!

We would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Allen for letting us go on the trip.

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Year 2 Robins’ Class Assembly

Year 2 Robins’ Class Assembly

The Year 2 Robins’ Class Assembly was absolutely amazing. We loved singing our song, telling dinosaur facts and explaining how fossils are formed. Miss Spellman is incredibly proud of all the hard work the children have done this half term. Thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for your continued support.

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Capacity

The robins loved measuring the capacity of containers using non-standard measures. We are now learning about millilitres and litres, and understanding how to read scales.
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Investigating Dino Poo

The Robins had a very exciting, and disgusting, afternoon investigating different dinosaur diets. We had to decide whether certain dinosaurs were carnivores, herbivores or omnivores depending on what we found in their poo.

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We are Gamers! 

The Robins have been busy during computing. They have played and reviewed games on Scratch, and will be making a games review book. We spoke about being safe on online whilst playing games.

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Year 2 and 3 Nativity

Our Year 2 and 3 children have produced a fabulous Christmas Nativity which they performed for all of the Key Stage 2 children and staff. The singing, costumes and acting were all wonderful and anybody who came to see the performance was royally entertained!

 

Well done to Miss Betts, Miss Spellman, Mrs. Sutton and all other Staff and the wonderful children involved with the production – we’re very proud of you all!

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Christmas Creative Homework

The Year 2 Robins have been creative at home, making christmas decorations with their families. Our class Christmas tree will look amazing with these stars, trees, snowmen and kings ~ Thank you!

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Year 2 Robins – We are designers

The Year 2 Robins had an amazing day designing and making a new celebration cake. They chose different materials and colours to make these wonderful creations.

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Baptism at St. John’s Church

The Year 2 Robins had a cold, but exciting walk to church to meet Father David. We learnt all about christenings and even celebrated the baptism of ‘baby’ Tommy.

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A Wonderful Day IN!

Even though the Year 2 Robins didn’t go on their trip, they still had a wonderful time in school!

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Room on the Broom

The children had an amazing time making props, creating scenery and filming. The Robins retold the story of ‘Room on the Broom’ during their Filmit week.

 

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Wedding of the Century!

The Year 2 Robins had an amazing afternoon visiting St. John the Baptist Church to celebrate the ‘marriage’ of two of our amazing children. When we got back to school we carried on the festivities and enjoyed a little party.

 

Thank you to Father David and our #IncredibleCommunity for their continued support.

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The Robins visit Canon Hall Farm

What a fabulous day! We all had:

  • a guided tour by Rachel when we learnt all about the animals
  • lunch in our own room
  • playtime on the adventure playground
  • a milking demonstration and then chilling out with an ice-lolly.

Thank you Mrs Allen, we loved every minute!

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