Robins (Y1)

Chaffinches and Robins walk on the wild side!

2017-05-26 16:34:16 j-forbes

As part of our topic about Zoos, we visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park to find out about the animals, their habitats and how a good zoo cares for its animals.  Polar bears, lions, leopards, meerkats and wallabies with their joeys were just a few of the many animals that we saw.

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We also were lucky enough to meet some of the animals close up in the discovery classrooms. We handled a gecko, an African land snail and a hissing cockroach. We found out so many interesting facts and information and, despite a gloomy weather forecast, we were very lucky to have a fine day.

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We had so much fun that we were exhausted on the way home.


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School assembly goes with a whizz pop bang!

2017-05-17 12:28:13 j-forbes

A very special assembly took place last week. The assembly was held outside which was quite unique.  Children were asked to guess what Mr Bean, Harry Hill and Sir Chris Hoy all had in common?  The answer…they studied science at university.  The children also learnt how studying science can lead to lots of exciting careers and can take you all around the world.

Finally, the assembly also introduced a new club, Whizz, Pop, Bang – a science club for children in Year 1 and 2, run by KS2 children. The assembly may have been messy but it was certainly memorable with a super response by both KS1 and KS2 children.  Watch this space for more news about Whizz, Pop, Bang!

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Robins and Chaffinches explore Anston and celebrate Easter with some local residents

2017-04-05 20:11:01 j-forbes


Fully prepared with waterproof coats and picnics, we set off for our day out. First of all, we walked through the woods looking for signs of spring.  Mr Parry gave us some clues and explained how trees and plants change during the different seasons.  We saw squirrels and lots of different birds too.

We were also learning about different types of houses in Anston.  We walked to the Green and the Wells, where we heard about how Anston has changed over the years and how it is continuing to grow now.

The next part of our journey took us to Anston Brook, where we had some fun playing pooh sticks on the bridge.  Finally, it was time to have a rest and eat our lunch, but not before we had played some games and enjoyed the facilities at Anston Parish Park.

After lunch, we set off on our final mission to visit South Anston Methodist Church.  We learnt about how they are preparing for Easter.  The highlight however, had to be entertaining some local residents at their weekly Friendship Group.  We sang songs, told rhymes and played ‘Hot Cross Buns‘ on the handbells.  We saw lots of happy faces and they definitely seemed to enjoy receiving the bookmarks that we had made for them.  We arrived back at school tired but having learnt so much. It was an amazing day!


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Robins and Chaffinches Rise to the Challenge at The English Institute of Sport

2017-04-04 18:10:53 jtaylor

What an amazing day our classes had at The English Institute of Sport! We represented Italy and the day began with us doing a lap of the running track waving our flags, just as they do at the opening of The Olympic Games.

We had seventeen events to complete during they day, including high jump, long jump, hurdles, javelin, golf, sprinting and much more. Here we are all doing our very best in some of the events.

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We really needed our lunch after all the energy we had used up.


During the whole day, we had to show resilience and good team work. Here is our fastest girl winner proudly standing on the podium. We all received a special certificate to remember our day and, after our huge efforts at The English Institute of Sport, we all slept well that night.


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Robins and Chaffinches celebrate Holi - the Festival Of Colours

2017-03-15 13:26:30 j-forbes

This half term Year 1 and 2 are celebrating!

The celebrations started straight away when we came back to school by learning about Shrove Tuesday, its origins and traditions. The pancakes that we made were delicious! We then spent two weeks finding out about Mardi Gras and learning about how it is celebrated around the world.

This week, Robins and Chaffinches have been learning about the Hindu celebration of Holi. This spring festival, also known as the festival of colour, was celebrated world wide and in our playground on March 13th this year. The children experimented with Holi paints and worked collaboratively to create some super pieces of art work.

The highlight however had to be the throwing of special holi paint, a hindu tradition where children are allowed to play tricks and throw paint at their teachers.

Lots of fun, amazing artwork and some very colourful teachers!


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