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Welcome to Robins Class!

Learning Behaviour: Perseverance and Resilience

This term we will be learning how to persevere when we find things tricky and 'bouncing back' when we have made mistakes.  We will be focussing on the journey towards a goal and how we overcome issues, rather than the goal itself.   


Topic: Storytelling
We will have a big emphasis on reading this term! We will be encouraging reading for pleasure and interacting with stories in different ways.  We will enjoy a range of activities throughout Book Week based around the story of Jack and the Beanstalk!


This term will be filled with Fairy tales! We will read and explore the stories 'The Gingerbread Man', 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'The Three Little Pigs' and 'Little Red Riding Hood'. We will retell and perform the stories using role play and puppets.  We will write our own versions of some of these fairy tales, focussing on our language choices and typical features of fairy tales.   We will read different versions of fairy tales including 'Jim and the Beanstalk' and 'The three little wolves and the big bad pig'. 
We will start the term by deepening our understanding of place value with numbers to 20.  We will use tens frames and base 10 equipment to represent the tens and ones in numbers and we will also practise writing the numerals and words to represent each number.  We will then work on measuring length and height using a range of non-standard units.  We will measure Jack's beanstalk and the Giant's feet to solve some problems! We will finish the term by solving addition and subtraction problems. 


We will be learning about plants this term.  We will learn about the types of plants, the parts of plants and what plants need to grow.  We will grow our own beanstalks and keep a diary of what we observe.  We will plan an experiment as a class to investigate what happens to plants when they don't get what they need to grow healthily. 


We will continue to learn new phase 5 sounds this term, whilst continuing to recap taught phase 3 and 5 sounds.  We will learn how to read words containing split digraphs such as make, cube and ripe.  We will practise reading alien words and using our phoneme fingers to help us successfully blend unfamiliar words. 


We will be learning about significant people from the past this term.  We will link this in with our storytelling topic and research authors from the past and learn about the impact they have had on people today.

We will learn about what it means to belong to a Christian community, Christian symbols and British values.


PE will be on a Tuesday morning and a Wednesday morning with MSP.  The children will learn how to ride a balance bike on Wednesday mornings!  They will need their PE kit in school on both days.   

Homework and spellings

Homework will continue to be set on a Friday and to be handed in on a Wednesday.  This will be one piece focussing on Maths, English or Phonics - or a mix! It will be based on the learning we have done in class that week.  Spellings will be given out on a Tuesday and the children will be tested on the following Tuesday. 

Reading books

If your child needs their reading book changing, please encourage them to put their book bag in the blue book bag box at the front of the classroom and we will change their book that day.  Please ensure you read with your child at home as it benefits many aspects of their learning!  Talking about the characters and storyline, predicting what might happen, using different voices for characters and talking about similar stories is also very beneficial!


Please check tapestry regularly to see your child's learning each day.  Remember, you can post your own observations too!


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to any of the Robins team!

Sturton by Stow Primary School