As of next week (27.4.20) the Department for Education will be hosting daily online phonics sessions in line with the Letters and Sounds phonics program. As a school we follow the Read Write Inc phonics program, which may teach the sounds in a slightly different order, but we think this will still be a super resource and even if your child already knows many (or all) of their sounds, it could provide a great daily revision for them.
Why not try it out and see what your child thinks?
It has been so wonderful to see the children settle so quickly into school life. They have achieved so much in Term 1. Learning to read, say and write letter sounds, counting, sharing information about themselves and learning about people who help us at home, in school and in the local community. We hope you all have a restful half-term break and see you all on Monday 4th November.
We have some special visitors in Robins 🐛 we are already very excited to watch them grow. Watch this space...........
Teddy bears picnic. Robins enjoyed an end of term topic treat of a teddy bears picnic and some games, we all had so much fun ☀️️
Fire fire fire! Last Friday Robins enjoyed cooking sausages on the open fire and some Robins got the chance to make fire using a steel and flint which they loved 🔥
Bear observational drawings. Robins paid great attention to detail with their drawings and carefully mixed the colours to create the perfect colour for their bear.
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Robins have been learning the story and made up theirnown actions to go with it. They are so enthusiastic, well done Robins.
Friday 3rd May. Robins enjoyed going on a bear hunt 🐻 during forest school this afternoon. They managed to find all the hidden bears of all shapes and sizes. We then had fun exploring the environment, Scruff also enjoyed a pampering and then as a treat Cat treated Robins to chocolate 🍫 brownies 🤫. Have a lovely, well deserved long weekend Robins 😊
Friday 29th March. This week in Forest school Mr Adlam had a surprise Easter hunt for us. Robins had to find all the pieces of the puzzle and then put it together and read the clues as to where the eggs were hidden. We had great fun looking for the puzzle pieces. We also had a lovely chance to explore and have fun. Mr Adlam had a trick to make the slide even speedier and we loved it!
Slideeeeeeeeeeee weeeeeeeeee 😳🤣😝
Mr Adlam new found slide fun! Robins were like rockets 🚀
More slide fun 🌈🚀🕸❤️🌳🌈☺️🐶☀️
Thursday 21st March. Yesterday we had a lovely surprise visit from the firebrigade. We learnt all about fire safety and how we must never play with matches or lighters and how dangerous they are. We met Francis the firefly and learnt that when we see smoke we need to keep low and go. We had a great time dressing up a fire fighters and I even got dressed up which was great fun. Don’t forget to colour in your fire engine picture so we can try and get the gold certificate.
Wednesday 20th March 2019. Robins were really lucky today and had a visit from 2 police officers and a detective. We found out a lot about how they help people, about their uniforms and we even got the chance to sit in the police car. We were able to take our own finger prints just like the police do to bad guys too.
Friday 15th March. Today Robins had some very special visitors, two very adorable tortoises, Shelby and Pebbles. We have been learning about caring for animals this week so it was lovely to end it with a special visit. They were very friendly and very quick which surprised us. Robins were very careful to look after them all day and we are very grateful to Mr Adlam for trusting us. 🐢🐢
13th March 2019. This morning Robins enjoyed spending some time in the life education bus learning ‘All about me’. They learnt about how we can keep healthy and what some of the important things are inside our body, Tam the doll helped us to understand where some of our important organs were such as the heart, brain and lungs. We then met Harold the giraffe who showed us how we look after the outside of our body by keeping clean, exercising and keeping happy. We had a great morning and we had some very knowledgeable Robins 👍🏻
Friday 8th March 2019....... did someone say magic?!?!?! On Friday Robins enjoyed making magic wands using sticks which we found in the woods and clay to turn them magical. We were turning each other into magical unicorns and chocolate 🍫 such fun 🌈☀️🍫🐶🌼🕸
World Book Day. Thursday 7th March 2019. Books books books and books 📚 Robins all came to school today dressed as their favourite book character and they all looked amazing, we looked at each other’s costumes, we read lots of books, we wrote about our special book and when we heard the bell we had to DROP EVERYTHING AND READ! We loved it ❤️
Iron man dance workshop, 6th March. Robins had such a great time taking part in the dance workshop.
Friday 1st March. Robins loved their visit to the book bus, they were very excited to browse the books 📚 and all chose a book they would like. They all understood that we were just looking and they weren’t able to buy any until home time when there parents picked them up. It was lovely to see such excitement over lovely shiny, new books 😊📚
Wednesday 27th February. This afternoon Robins enjoyed their first outdoor PE session in the gorgeous sunshine ☀️ today was all about balls and control. They had to move and balance the ball in lots of different directions and positions. They worked individually and as a team and were stars 🌟 we are looking forward to our next PE lesson next week. If your child forgot their PE kit this week then could you please ensure they have it for next week. Thank you 😊
15th February, what a lovely end to the term. Spending it doing Forest school, eating hotdogs which had been cooked on the fire by Mr Thomas! Happy half term lovely Robins 😊🐶🍁🌳🍂🌼🍃🌿☀️🕸
14th February! Love is in the air and Robins are loving writing today! Robins can write about making pizza 🍕 amazing independent writing skills today Robins 👍🏻✍️ We are very proud of you!
13th February 2019. The little red hen makes Pizza 🍕 so Robins do too 😊 today we learnt a new version of the story and we had great fun making our own 🍕 pizza
Friday 8th February, Robins have been learning the story of the little red hen, so this week we got busy and made bread just like the hen. We learnt so much and had a great time but most importantly it tasted delicious
Friday 1st February 2019. Snow day at St Martins. Robins and Sparrows joined up and enjoyed the snow together, making amazing memories and exploring the snow ⛄️
25th January 2019. Another fun packed afternoon at forest schools making a giant robin nest, 🐦 some amazing team work and big muscles were needed! This afternoon also featured a very mischievous Scruff along with tree climbing and lots of big smiles ☀️🌿🍃🍁🐶
25.1.19 Robins definitely got a good lot of exercise in today! We had lots of fun whizzing around on the bikes 🚲
What a great fun packed first week back of the year, lots of amazing learning has been going on and this week in forest school we had great fun making clay gremlins to protect the forest. Imaginations were going crazy and some great little critters were created! Thank you again to ‘Cat’’ we all truly love forest schools and look forward to it every Friday 🐶🌳☀️🌿🍪🕸🍃🌼🗿
Rhyme has been the magic word this week! We have introduced our new topic ‘The Little Red Hen’ and robins have well and truly hit the ground running this week with thinking of some amazing words which rhyme with hen and cat. We were all wowed with amazing writing too ✍️
WANTED! The blue monkey 🐒 last week in forest school Robins had a dilemma, the blue monkey had escaped!!!!!!! Robins challenge was to find him, they searched high and low for him and then Amari spotted him hiding in a tree. Robins were then able to explore the woods, the popular choice was tree climbing and what fun they had! They also enjoyed lots of cuddles with a very Christmassy Scruff 🐵💫🐒🎄🎅
10th December. Robins visited a local care home today to sing Christmas carols and nursery rhymes to the residents. They used the makaton signs they had been taught when singing some of the songs. The residents really enjoyed listening to Robins sing and wished us all a Merry Christmas.
Singing at the care home
30th November 2018. What a brilliant forest school session we had today. Robins challenge was to build tall towers out of sticks and tall towers we did build! Great team work and problem solving.
Thank you to those mums who came to stay and play this morning. It really is such a lovely time to see what your child gets up to at school. This session happens every Friday morning so if you couldn’t make it this morning then hopefully we’ll see you next week.
Makaton singing practise
Here is a little sneak peek as to what Robins will be performing at St Thomas’s Church on Wednesday. We are looking forward to seeing lots of parents there on Wednesday. They are doing some great singing and signing 👍🏻
Last Friday Robins won the attendance certificate for the third time already since September. What a great start to the year Robins, keep it up!
16th November 2018. Fantastic Forest Friday! Wow what an amazing afternoon Robins had, it was our first day doing Forest Friday where we explored the secret garden with Mr Adlam (Cat) and Mr Thomas (Hamster). Robins first challenge was to find Hamster as he had hidden the biscuits, they explored high and low trying to find him with no luck so they had to carefully listen for the whistle. Finally they found Hamster and enjoyed a biscuit, they then had the chance to explore, the slide was a big hit with many muddy bottoms and hands to add to the fun, the rope swing was great too and not forgetting cuddles with Scruff. We really cannot wait for our adventures next week 🍂☀️🐶🌿🍄🍂🥀🍪
Friday Forest Fun slide.............
Mr Adlam and Scruff enjoying the slide too 😊🐶
Thursday 18th October. Robins had a great time using clay and conkers to make conker snails. First they had to manipulate the clay to make the shape of a snail, then they used the conker as the shell. Once the clay had dried they used very special shiny paint and teeny weeny paintbrushes to neatly paint the conker snails.
On Friday St Martins raised money for Hello Yellow and we had a day dressed as Yellow, they all looked like rays of sunshine ☀️ for the day and what a wonderful day we had. Robins made special Yellow cornflake cakes for our cake sale. They all loved it and got really stuck in. They explored the changes the chocolate made when melted and they got to decorate a cake each. I hope you got the chance to buy and eat your cake at the cake 🎂 sale 😁☀️️🎂
This morning Robins had the pleasure of being partnered up with a Woodpecker, this will happen every Friday. They shared their books together, played I spy and went over their sounds. This was their first proper pairing up and they were all fantastic. We are looking forward to next Friday already!
5th October, this week Robins have been thinking about food so today we had a tasting day. They smelt, cut up and tasted some delicious fruit deciding whether they liked it or not.
Phonics parent workshop power point for those parents who missed it this morning, thank you again to those who came along!
We are all the same....... we are all different....... Robins 😊☀️
3rd October 2018. This morning when talking about the date we discussed the seasons, when we did we realised that we didn’t know much about autumn. So today we decided to have an autumnal day, we went to Harvest festival at church, followed by a scavenger hunt around the school looking for autumn leaves to create an amazing autumn collage, we did autumn colouring and finished off by watching a video looking at how the seasons change. What a beautiful autumn day to celebrate ☀️🍂🌾
Start the Music, Robins enjoyed their first music session with Mrs Parson and they were amazing at joining in with the movements and actions as well as learning some new songs. I hope you enjoy the videos too 😊 28th September 2018
Start the music
Robins loved being rockets 🚀 rain 🌧 and trains 🚈 as well as moving to the beat of the drum. They were also great at being statues 👍🏻 Super work Robins.
Yoga. Robins are really enjoying yoga this term and are amazing at joining in and stretching as well as relaxing and being mindful.