Autumn Term 2020
Welcome back to Everyone!
It was so lovely to see all of The Robins back on Wednesday! And they were all delighted to be back too!
These are very strange times to be back in school, and we have many new routines to get used to. But we are managing. We are taking every precaution to keep your children and ourselves safe.
Attached is the class Newsletter which gives more information.
I'm afraid there will be no swimming or Horseriding due to Covid restrictions at the moment. But we have lots of exciting activities planned for your children under our new whole school topic 'Over the Rainbow'
I have also made a temporary timetable which may be changed and adapted as time goes by. I have attached them both.
Dont forget to check out our Twitter page. 'robins_class' @robinsclass1 We update it daily to showcase what we do in 'The Robins Class.'
Staff in Robins
Julie - Teacher Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Lin -Teacher Monday
Zoe and Megan Teaching Assistants (full time)
Hannah TA 1:1 Monday
Myrosa TA 1:1 Tuesday-Friday
W/B Monday 29th June 2020
Hello All! - I hope you are all well and enjoyed our trip to China last week. As always, the work is set daily on Twitter. I could see you did some lovely work - judging by the photos!
This week, we are visiting Africa. Check Twitter out daily to see different activities for the day.
If you can't here are a few ideas:- And don't forget we will be having our Sports day in school in'Pink Bubble' and I'll be phoning you all on Thursday> Look forward to speaking to you all
W/B Monday 15th June 2020
Hello 'Big and Little Robins!' Welcome to another week of online Learning. This week we are going to Italy on our 'Road Trip'. That gives us lots of excuse to eat pizza and pasta all week!
We are looking forward to seeing some of you this next week and hope its not too long before we see everyone again.
But whatever you do, and wherever you are - please stay safe and continue to look after yourselves.
Dont forget I'll be phoning you all on Thursday morning for our usual 'catch up!'
Speak soon and have a good week.
Below are a few ideas to use for your learning - dont forget to look on Twitter every evening for the following days' learning. The link for Twitter is below
Week Beginning Monday 8th June 2020
Well, its the start of another week of online learning. The weather doesnt promise to be as good this week, so if you look at Twitter daily, I will be putting activities on the night before. This is because Teachers are back working in school next week with some children.
Therefore online learning will be posted on Twitter the night before for the following day.
Also the phone calls will just be on a Thursday only as Teachers' workload will be increasing and school based in addition to online.
But you are all doing so well. You are all keeping safe - which is the main thing and doing what you can.
We are visiting Spain on our Road Trip this week and here are a few ideas for activities:-
Week beginning Monday 1st June 2020
Welcome to another week of online activities and learning in The Robins class. I hope you all enjoyed your half terms holiday - We were lucky with the weather!
This week, our Road Trip takes us to France. We are going by Ferry and are hoping to visit Disneyland Paris.
So I'll be putting activities onto 'Twitter' daily. Remember, Routine is still important with our children. I try to put a little bit of everything on each day to vary our activities. Sensory Play is also important and so is our Sensory Circuit. Then, of course, there's our baking, cooking, work, art and craft, story, singing and exercise by getting out and about.
Dont feel under pressure to do everything, but I try to give you lots of ideas and variety so you can choose, depending on your resources.
Fine Motor Skills and Topic Themed activities
Stories and Songs
Week Beginning 18th May 2020 - Weekly Topic - 'The Farm'
Hello Robins Family - and welcome to another week of online activities! Its our last week before half term and is one of our favourite Topics - 'The Farm!'
Each morning, I will put a selection of Wake up shake up, songs, stories, English, Maths, Topic and fine Motor skills worksheets on Twitter. There will also be Music and Science Activities and lots of ideas for Sensory play, craft , baking and relaxation activities.
Just choose a few activities that you feel you want to - depending on your childs' mood and your resources. I always put alot of ideas on so that you have lots of choice!
I have put a selection of activities on here too.
You have all done so well up to now during these trying times. The activities are there if you need them - but enjoy your time together and do what you can!
Dont forget to send photos in if you can - even if its just having fun! We love to see you all!
Have a great week - lets hope the sun shines so you can get outside to play!!
Looking forward to talking to you this week..........
Week Beginning Monday 11th May 2020 - 'The Zoo'
Good Morning Everyone! And welcome to another week of online learning! During this week in The Robins Class, we will be visiting 'The Zoo'.
Activities will be posted daily on Twitter and will consist of Wake up shake up songs, counting/phonics songs, A story, Sensory activities, Downloaded formal work to practise Maths, English and fine motor skills. There will also be suggestions for Cutting skills, Cookery and Art and Craft work. Some flashcards will also be attched if you want to download and make and play with your child. If you don't get the time or your child is not motivated enough on a certain day (and we all have those days!) just pick up an idea you have n't had time for previously. You may want to repeat one or even invent your own!
Dont forget to post your pictures on Twitter. Just click on the feather in the blue circle to start a 'Tweet' then click on the photo icon at the bottom which will take you to your phone gallery. Then tick it and click 'Tweet' or 'done'. Have a play! If you click the wrong photo, you can always click 'cancel'!!!
Here are some ideas and activities that will be shared:-
Week Beginning 5th May 2020 - 'The Park'
This week we are visiting 'The Park'
Remember to look at Twitter every day for Songs, stories, Youtube links and craft ideas together with other ideas.
Continue to do the same Wake up Shake up songs from last week. They get us ready to work.
You also have your Sensory integration list with exercises if your child needs support to 'let off steam'
I'll also put simple baking ideas onTwitter daily.
Remember you can also redo ideas that you and your child have enjoyed.
Always look through Pinterest and search 'Park', 'Butterflies', 'Ladybirds' and Bugs. - As well as 'flowers' and 'trees'
I dont know what resources you have at home so sometimes it is better to choose your own activity depending on what you have to work with.
Twinkl Worksheets in Maths and English
Week Beginning 27th April 2020
Welcome to a brand new week in the Robins Class. Our theme this week is 'The Seaside' Each morning on Twitter I will be putting ideas for 'Wake up Shake up' stories and ideas for craft and other activities. I will also put links to some worksheets on here. But make sure you have your exercise and do other exciting ideas, crafts and activities! The worksheets are just a support and maybe restrict yourselves to only one -four a day. it depends on your childs' mood and also what other exciting activities you have planned for the day.
I have also put a word document with craft pictures on for ideas, some extra ideas, the OT guide for Sensory exercises and Science and Music activities (which can be repeated weekly)
Just choose what you fancy, what your child enjoys and what resources you have to hand
Have a great week 'Rocking Robins!!!!!'
Home Sensory Circuit for Robins
Here is a 'Home Sensory' set of activities you can also do with your Robins at home. It is based on the Occupational Activities written buy Alison Hart. You may also want to do these at home with your children.
Favourite Wake up Shake up Songs
Here are some of our favourite 'Wake up Shae up' Songs
Some stories and songs from You Tube
Some Bingo Boards to Make
Here are some Bingo boards to make to play a game with your Little Robins!
Just print them out onto card or onto paper and laminate.
Then the fun begins!!!
Week Beginning 20th April 2020
For those of you unable to access Twitter, I will put our weekly theme and links to websites and activities. These ideas will be put onto Twitter daily. You can repeat the songs and dances of course. I have uploaded more Twinkl number and letter practice workbooks below together with fine motor skills practice and a counting sheet. Its best to only do one or two of these sheets
a day as that will be quite enough for your child to do each day. I will keep adding as we go along week by week!
Always start your day with some physical exercise. Be it Joe Wicks, action songs or just dancing to your favourite songs. It gets you and your children in the mood to work
This week our theme is 'TRANSPORT'
There are lots of counting and phonics songs to do with Transport. Follow the links. There is a story called 'Emergency' and 'Dig dig, digging.'
In the afternoons you can make your own different types of transport from buses, cars, planes, balloons in all forms.
Summer Term 2020
Hello All, and welcome to a very strange beginning to the Summer Term. I hope you all had a good Easter - I saw lots of photos of the lovely things you have been doing and making! It looks like some of you have have had quite alot of fun. There also seems to have been alot of Chocolate consumed! The Easter Bunny has been very busy!!!
But, seriously, as these are unprecedented times, I hope you are all 'Keeping Safe'
I have attached a Newsletter which will explain how we are going to proceed with our Topic and school work. I hope it makes sense! But we, will continue as before, with me posting daily on Twitter to give you links and activities to follow for that day. I'll also email or post some work from Twinkl on here. But you will find lots of free resources available as Twinkl have very kindly waived their costs during this time of crisis. I have put a link to Twitter on this website and you can also find a link to Twinkl on here. I have also added some Twinkl worksheets in case you are running out!
So have a good half term. Who knows if we will see you, but I certainly look forward to talking to you regularly and finding out how you're doing and what you've been up to! Dont forget to post your photos on Twitter or you can always email them to me. Stay Safe and look after yourselves.
General Maths, Phonics and fine Motor Skills Workbooks to download
I have attached a few twinkle workbooks for you to download if you want some extra writing, maths or pencil control sheets. You dont have to do them, but they are here if you want them as you may have worked your way through the workpack I sent home!
But dont forget to do lots of exercise and lots of lovely crafts - I'll put ideas for those on Twitter - or, of course, you can make up your own ideas!!! Just enjoy your children!
Thursday 26th March
Hello - it was lovely to talk to you all today. Some of you are managing to get on with a routine really well. But I know, for some of you, it has not been so easy. It is really hard for our little Robins to understand that now they have to do work at home with Mummy or Daddy and not at school in The Robins Class! To them, the worlds just dont mix! It will take time, but be patient, and remember 'little and often' with breaks in between. Always try to give warnings of what you're doing next.
I will try to put some symbols on the website for you to print off.
In the meantime, follow this link to get on twitter. Don't forget, as we are a closed group, you have to request to follow. We try to put on daily ideas and you can post on the work you have done or send me any questions or worries you may have.
Stay safe everyone
School Closure (continued)
We hope you have enjoyed your first day at home. We have missed the children - but needs must and we have to protect ourselves and each other.
Below is a list of websites you can use if you have any spare time outside of your lessons. Here is a reminder of the routine which you can stick to:-
In class we follow a routine of work activity (circle time) – choosing/play/toilets – snack – outdoor play – work activity – choosing – lunch – outdoor play/toilets – work activity – choosing – snack – outdoor play. If you want to maintain your child’s routine then you may wish to do something similar at home.
Websites & resources we use and like are:
Purple Mash – every child has their own log on – it was stuck in their diary a few weeks ago.
Education City – every child has their own log on – it was stuck in their diary this week.
Twinkl – are offering a month free in light of the current situation affecting education
Youtube – please DO NOT allow your child free access to YouTube – however we like the following videos:
Barefoot Books singalong - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25_u1GzruQM&list=PL0maGUp7cdUkPJgFg9PL0CAqzSDsWo2UR&safe=active
Jack Hartmann – Let’s get fit
Cosmic Yoga - Frozen
Cosmic Yoga – The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Little Baby Bum songs
Pinterest – search for craft, number, phonic activities for children on here.
Activity Village - https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/crafts
As the school is now closed to most pupils, much online learning can be done at home. Please follow our twitter account @robinsclass1 where ideas and links will be put on.
Over the next few days we will be adding links to Purple Mash, Education City ( of which your child’s log in details are in their home school diaries) together with other useful websites and activities.
We have sent home a letter detailing these websites already, together with a pack of worksheets to do at home.
If working with your children at home, it is good to establish a routine. They follow one at school and it is advisable to put one in place at home during the duration.
At school, our routine is:-
Arrive - toilet - toytime(10 mins) - register/circle time songs( counting etc) - short play - snack- ( using PECS) - toilet - work/activities - short play - lunch- toilet - short play - work/activities - snack (using PECS) - toilet - home.
This is the basic structure of our day which we stick to. It is a good idea to adapt it to suit life and learning at home.
Dont forget to do activities such as reading with and to your children, colouring, drawing, cutting, gluing and sticking. Encourage your child to use PECS ( many of you have them provided by school) or simple language or Makaton signs to tell you their wants and needs. Don’t let them get away with just ‘pointing!’ - they would all rather do this than talk, sign or use their PECS!!!
Keep following Twitter and watch this website over the next few days for more links.
In the meantime, stay safe, look after your families and each other and follow government guidelines.
Spring Term 2020
Happy New Year to All!
The children all came back into school looking rested and refreshed after their Christmas Break.
This term the whole school theme is 'The Detectives'. In the Robins Class, we are looking at two books which follow the adventures of Dora the Explorer as she searches to solve problems. Added to this, we continue with our routines, therapies and emphasis on Communication. This is the way we find our children in the Robins Class learn and progress the best (See website for rationale)
We were delighted with how our three new little Robins settled into our class. We can see rapid improvements and developments in so many areas and we know this will continue.
We also have lots of fun in the Robins Class and know our children enjoy coming to school!
Attached is our Class Newsletter and Timetable which also came home. It gives more details of our daily lessons and any events happening in school this term.
So, we look forward to a term of continued fun and learning!!!
Julie, Lin, Megan and Zoe
Autumn Term 2019
Welcome back to all! It was lovely to see the children back this September. They all seem to have grown!
It was also lovely to welcome 3 new little Robins into the Class. We are sure you will settle well really quickly.
It was also nice to welcome Lin, working with us on a Monday. I am sure she will love working in the Robins class as much as we do!
We are working hard on our new theme 'Dare to dream'. We have chosen Fairytales and will be looking at 'Jack and the Beanstalk.'
Dont forget to check out our new twitter page. 'robins_class' @robinsclass1 We update it regularly to showcase what we do in 'The Robins Class.'
Staff in Robins
Julie - Teacher Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Lin -Teacher Monday
Zoe and Megan Teaching Assistants (full time)
We also have weekly specialist input from Tessa (Communication), Suzanne (P.E), Donna (Makaton) and Alison Hart (OT) to enrich our curriculum.