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.