Robinson Class

Good afternoon,

We have had a fantastic week of learning in Robinson class, a perfect start to the Summer term.

In English, we have been learning about the story ‘The Arrival’. This is a picture book with no words. The children focussed on the front cover and wrote instructions on how to care or trap the creature. The children had to consider the features of an instruction text and include information about their creature. I am very proud of the final outcomes for all of the children.

In Maths, we have been consolidating our knowledge on multiplication and doubling. The children have grown in confidence and are now able to independently use concrete or pictorial representations to support their calculation. Today, we have a picnic in Maths! Everyone was very excited. We had to halve the foods to share with a peer. We learnt that halving is when you split something into two equal parts. We had to consider how we half apples, bananas, a sweet packet, crisps, orange juice and an orange. The children originally thought they could just cut everything in half with a knife. We realised this might be tricky with the juice, crisps and sweets. The children then thought about how some items need opening or peeling before we can share them equally. It was a great lesson.

In Science this week we planted a seed. We looked at different common plants and how they differ to others. We learnt that plants need water, sunlight and food to grow.

In PHSE we have been thinking about relationships and families. We learnt how families look different to different people and compared our families to others. We all agreed that our pets are an important part of our families.

In Art, the children have been learning to mix colours together to make different shades of green. Next week we will be painting leaves and noticing the many shades on a leaf.

In Geography and music we have been learning about the rainforest. We learnt about the animals that live in a rainforest and why they are important. We then used instrument and our bodies to make the sounds of some of the animals.


Wow, what a lot of learning has taken place this week. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a relaxing break ready for next week.


Miss Leatherland 🙂

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