Rogate Robins Class Blog
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23/04/18: Week Two of Transport and Sharing Assembly
This term at Robins we have been doing all about Transport. Last week we learnt all about trains and this week has been all about boats! The children have enjoyed making their own junk modelling boats and loved being able to float their boats in the water. We have also been working on the children's maths and literacy development. The children started by either tracing over the top of the word transport to help them get an idea of the way the letters are shaped or some of our older children copied the word transport underneath. All the children did a fantastic job and their pen skills are really developing. For the maths aspect of their development we gave the children a worksheet with different sized boats on and asked them to label the boats 1 - 6 starting from biggest to smallest.The children point to which boat was the biggest then worked their way to the smallest. some children wrote their own numbers and the other children traced over the top of the number that the practitioner wrote.
The children did another fantastic job in this terms sharing assembly. They started by spelling out the word transport using their phonics songs. We then went on to show the writing and counting they have done over the last week before presenting the boats they made. after showing their work the children down their road safety poem, before finishing with the sticky kids song 'Let's Go Driving'.
This weekend we are also doing our Sponsored Scavenger Hunt around Rogate woods. This event is always enjoyed by both the children and adults involved so fingers crossed the weather holds out for us! Rogate Robins Team would like to thank all those who have sponsored the children.
23/03/18: Sharing Assembly
The Rogate Robins made us all proud again today with their sharing assembly. It is wonderful for us all to see how the children's confidence is developing as they become more comfortable with doing their assembly. The children showed their beautiful flower paintings which they designed and painted all by themselves, the eggbox daffodils that they have created and sung some lovely little spring songs. We then finished our showing assembly with a powerpoint that included lots of pictures and a few sound clips of all the fun things we have been doing over the last term.
28/02/18: Forest School Fun
This week has been another busy week for the Robins. We started our week full of forest school fun by going out on the field and finding sticks to create a fire pit inside our classroom. The children then sat around our fire pit and listened as Gemma talked to the children about being safe when we are need a fire pit and the meanings of the Green, Orange and Red dragons. Also on Monday the children were very excited to see that it had started snowing! The children ran around the field catching the snowflakes on their tongues and looking at the tracks they made with their feet. On Tuesday the children enjoyed role playing forest schools in the wicker house that has been moved into our home corner. We then had a lovely visit from Father Edward who told a story about the importance of saying sorry and forgiveness. After snack we then ventured over to the forest school were the children collect items to create a natural mask. We also used sticks to tap out a beats and to see what different noises we could make in the woods by taping them on different objects, such as tree stumps, logs, trees etc. Wednesday was a very exciting day for the children as the snow started to fall! The children loved running around the field in the snow and trying to catch the flakes on the tips of their tongues. For Wednesday activity we all painted our hands in three different shades of green, so that we could use all the handprints to make our friendship tree (which is located by the entrance door)
23/02/18: First Week back!
We have started of this term with a week full of flowers and birds. At the beginning of the week the children independently painted pictures of flowers. The children used a pencil to draw their flower first before choosing what colour paints they wanted to use. Their flower paintings are now up on the wall in our quiet area (These may make an appearance in this terms sharing assembly) We then went for a walk to see what flowers we could find in our environment. On tuesday the children started making binoculars which they enjoyed looking through to see what birds they could find. Wednesday's activity was making bird feeders. The children used recycled plastic trays and filled them with lard and seeds. Once the mixture had firmly set we hung them in the trees and watched to see if any birds came to eat from the feeders (We have been very successful!) Towards the end of the week we went for another walk to see what birds we could hear and see within the school grounds. We finished our week by listening to our animal sound CD in which, the children listened to determine what animal was making the sound. This activity encourages the children to focus on listening rather than having the visual infront of them.
Next week we will be doing all about forest schools!
02/02/18: Sharing Assembly
This morning the children put on another fantastic sharing assembly! The children were able to show all the work the have been doing over the last term at Robins. The assembly started by the children showing the fishes they made the week we did "1,2,3,4,5, Once I caught a fish alive" they then did the rhyme to show all those attending the assembly that they are able to count on their fingers. We then went on to do "Hickory Dickory Dock" The children showed the clocks and the mice they had made before using the wooden sticks to tap along to the rhyme. This demonstrated that they have been learning about rhythm. We rounded of the nursery rhyme section of our assembly by sing and doing the actions to "I have a little turtle" The children also showed the clay turtles they had made and painted during the week.
To finish off our assembly the children showed that they have been learning to write their names and demonstrated some of the phonics they have been learning. The children did a super job! and we are all very proud of them.
30/01/18: Shoebox Appeal Update
We have finally recieved some information on where our shoeboxes have been sent. The four shoe boxes that we put together have been sent to Central Asia. All the children who recieved a shoebox are very greatful and want to say thank you to all those who donated towards their shoebox.
20/12/17: Christmas Party!
As today is the last day of term before christmas that can only mean one thing.....it's party day! The children have taken part in a number of different activities such as Pass the parcel, musical statues, pin the star on the tree and a christmas treasure hunt. The children then had a visit from a very special guest........FATHER CHRISTMAS! all the children loved meeting Father Christmas and recieved a little gift from Father christmas. To end our party both children and staff joined the school for a christmas lunch. We hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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Yesterday we had the big nativity performance, in which the school kindly invited us to join in with. All the children put on a wonderful performance singing and dancing along to all the songs. We would like to say a big well done to all the Rogate Primary School children for remembering their lines and helping with our Robins. The Robins were all very brave and enjoyed going up on the stage and dancing along with the older children. Thank You to Mrs O' Toole for asking us to be apart of the school production and for putting on a fabulous show!
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01/12/17: Trip to Wyld's Christmas Tree Farm
Today the children have been on a trip to Wyld's Christmas Tree Farm in Liss. On arrival the children followed arrows through the plantation of christmas trees to find Father Christmas' special post box. Once they had found the post box the children posted their letters to Father Christmas that they had wrote previously in the week at Robins. We then walked back to the entrance of the farm and caught the tractor trailer ride to another tree plantation at the farm. Before looking for our perfect tree the children got the opportunity to feed the two pigs with apples. We then set off walking through the trees to find the perfect one to go into our classroom. After looking at many different shaped and sized tree we were able to find the perfect one. The children then spent the afternoon decorating the christmas tree whilst listening to christmas music.
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29/11/17: Shoebox Appeal
This year we decided to join in with The Samaritans Shoebox appeal. For those of you who have not heard of The Samaritans Shoebox appeal it is an appeal in which children fill shoe boxes with toys, clothes, books, pencils, personal hygiene goods etc, this box is then sent to a child of a chosen age range in a third world country. We would like to thank all parents who donated items for this appeal and we were able to fill 4 boxes to donate. We donated 2 boxes for a boy and girl aged 2 - 4 years old and another 2 boxes for a boy and a girl aged 4 - 6 years old. We have chosen to follow our boxes so we will keep you up to date with where they have gone when we find out in february.
24/11/17: Rogate Robins Fantastic Sharing Assembly!
Well done to all the Robins children that took part in our fantastic sharing assembly this morning. All of our children were sensational and enjoyed telling the story of the 'Owl and the Star'. The older children and the staff were extremely impresssed with their wonderful singing!
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