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Hello to all our Robins!

Hello everybody – we hope you are all continuing to stay safe and well.

To all our Robins who are home learning – we miss you very much and cannot wait to see you!

We are continuing to learn all about minibeasts in school and below are some wonderful pictures of Honeybees making pompom spiders.

If you have some wool and cardboard at home, ask a grown up to help you make one and email a photo to us – we’d love to see them!

Happy Father’s Day from the children in Honeybees and Butterflies!

Please enjoy our video made for our dads on Father’s Day: something we hope the whole family will enjoy 🙂


Minibeasts Galore!

Hello everybody – hope you are all staying safe and well.

We have been learning about ladybirds this week and wanted to share a few of the things we have been doing.

We’ve had great fun learning about the life cycle of a ladybird, have a look below at the picture and see if you could create something similar at home.

Life Cycle of a Butterfly


In maths, we have been thinking about arrays and produced some wonderful ones on Friday.



Everybody has been working so hard, at school and at home so – keep up the good work!

Butterflies and ‘bossy’ verbs!

Hi everyone!

We are learning about butterflies this week and in particular their life cycle.  Lots of great vocabulary from metamorphosis to pupa and chrysalis!

We have made hats to help us to remember the four stages see below.


We have also made clothes peg butterflies and have written our own instructions on how to make them.  You could try at home. Remember those imperative verbs – Little Miss/Mr Bossy!

Clothes peg butterflies

In maths, we are practising counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s up to 100!.  We all need to keep this up, as it will help us when we learn to multiply and divide. There are some great videos on Youtube to help with counting. Also, the latest game on the School Jam app is very useful.  It focuses on Place Value and there is a video for parents too. If you need your password and log in details sending, just let me know.

All aboard 4

Last but by no means least, a big ‘well done’ to all those Robins who are continuing to work hard at home.  Some of the work that you have sent in has been amazing – some excellent poets in our midst!! Keep checking Activelearn and this page for updates.

Take care everyone and thank you for all of your hard work, whether you are at home or at school.


Minibeast Madness!

Hope that you have all had a lovely half term and that you enjoyed the fantastic weather.

Some of us are now back at school and we are very excited because our new topic is… Minibeast Madness!!

Here are some of the activities that we have done in class that you may want to try at home.

Minibeast checklist

rock bugs


alphabet ordering

Sunshine, Showers and Rainbows

Hello everyone,

We hope that you are all well. On a normal Tuesday morning if you came into our school, you would hear the lovely sound of children practising songs in Singing Assembly.  At this time of year, one of the favourites of staff and children alike, is a song called ‘Sunshine, Showers and Rainbows’.  We have tried to recreate a version of this song!  We could never compete with the beautiful sound of 90 children singing together …but we have done our best!

We hope it brings a smile to your faces; however you may want to turn the volume down!

Sunflowers and spellings!

Hi Robins and parents,

Hope that you are all well and are enjoying the lovely weather if possible.

I am attaching the next set of spellings, these will take us up to half term.

spellings week 7

I have also started to follow Rotherham Libraries on facebook.  They are providing a variety of super online resources . Stem challenge videos (check out for the non-newtonian slime experiment tomorrow), bedtime stories and some Reading challenges too. Look out for a familiar face on there!

The Sunflower Display is looking fantastic!  Thank you to everyone that has sent photos in of their sunflower creations.  They are stunning, so bright and colourful and they are all so different. One has even won a prize in a competition – well done Harry!  If you haven’t done yours yet, don’t worry there is plenty of space still on the wall.

Finally, well done to those of you who are regularly using Activelearn and School Jam.  Both are updated regularly with new challenges, games, quizzes and books to read.

Take care and thank you for all your hard work and support at home.

Weekly Maths Challenge

Hello everybody, I hope that you are all staying safe and well. I hope you’ve all enjoyed having a look at the School Jam App and having a go at Block 2 last week – Part – Whole within 10.

Following on from this, if you get chance this week, have a look at Block 3: Addition and subtraction within 10 (1) – Balance the Bridge.

In this game, the children can familiarise themselves with all the different equipment we use when teaching addition, such as tens frames, dienes sticks and cubes along with the addition and equals sign. The children have to recognise that the same number can be represented in different ways.

If you’re really confident, then why not have a look at Block 4: Addition and subtraction within 10 (2) – Cloud and Seek which introduces subtraction too.

As always, if you need any help or advice please do not hesitate to email.

Good luck and have fun!


*New* School Jam – Maths app

Hello everyone, I hope that you are all well and that you enjoyed the special VE Day weekend. At the end of last week, we sent a link to a letter outlining the new maths app that we have subscribed to for the younger children in our school.  I am attaching a short powerpoint presentation which explains how to use the app and the benefits for you and your child at home. Normally, the videos and games are sent weekly from the beginning of the academic year.  You will therefore see that games have been downloaded from the Autumn term. However, from now on a new game will appear each week.

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There are lots of fun activities for the children but there are also short videos for adults explaining how we teach the maths objectives.  This week, have a look and familiarise yourself with the app but if you can, try and give your child the opportunity to try Block 2 in the Autumn Term – Part-Whole within 10.  Once children have managed numbers within 10, try and extend to numbers within 20.

See how to do this practically below.  Perhaps your child could make a part-part-whole model and use counters like I have or pebbles etc.  Encourage your child to try and find all of the ways to make the ‘whole’ number by working systematically. Remember the equals sign can go at the beginning of the number sentence too.

The blue circle is the ‘whole’ and the yellow circles are the ‘parts’.

It is great to see that quite a few of you have already had a go! As always, if you require ANY support with these activities or anything else, please do not hesitate to email.

Many thanks for all your fantastic support at home. xx

Weekly Maths Challenge

Hello everybody – I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe!

Can I just say well done to everybody who is continuing to access the resources on ActiveLearn – I can see that many of you are working really hard – keep it up!

Now, on to our weekly maths challenge!

Following on from last week’s Odd Bod and Even Steven challenge, this week your challenge is to reinforce your understanding of odd and even numbers. Click on the link below to get started – good luck!


Now for a bit of exercise and fun at the same time!


Click on the link below and sing along to the odd number song with Jack Hartmann at the same time as doing your daily exercise – I’d love to see photos of you doing this!


Once again, just to say a huge thank you to all of our parents for your continued support.

Hope to see you all soon x