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It was on to learning about another significant historical figure during this topic, this time in the form of Florence Nightingale. We took part in some drama activities to imagine what it would have been like to have been in a Victorian hospital in the form of a patients and nurse. We decided we much prefer hospitals these days, thanks to Florence Nightingale. We wrote a diary entry and a biography during this topic and our writing is getting very good. 

We're getting so good at being historians we decided to name our baby caterpillars after the Famous people we have learnt about. Yes that's right caterpillars. Say Hello to Florence, Neil, Christopher, Wilber, Orville, Amelia, Pablo, Sir Issac and Elizabeth next time you're in Robins classroom.


During this topic we became mini scientists learning all about different trees, plants and animals. We learnt about the features of trees and plants and the diets and habitats of different animals. We discovered different animals as virtually explored the Rainforests of South America. Our topic book also took us into the depths of the Amazon rainforest by following a day in the life of a little spider monkey. 

Train, Planes & Automobiles 

Another busy topic for Robins! This one included a trip to Newark Air Museum where we were able to explore lots of different aircraft, to learning about the Wright Brothers first flight and the mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart. We have been keeping an eye on the news as apparently some people believe they have found Amelia's missing plane! We also made our own model biplanes and wrote instructions on how to build them and of course we made some paper aeroplanes too. 


This was a very busy topic for Robins! We invited our grown-ups (and their teddies) to our Teddy Bear Picnic, helped Miss Atkin find Buckets (AGAIN) and created a teddy bear timeline using teddies almost 80 years old! 

As well as all of our Toys learning we managed to put together a spectacular Nativity Performance too and enjoy lots of Christmas Activities too!

Where's Wally?

Where is Wally hiding within the UK? England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland? 

Well we didn't manage to find him in the UK after searching through London, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh but we did find him at The Zoo, The airport and The Train Station so we wrote instructions to help others find him too! We even used compass points. We learnt lots about the 4 countries of the UK and wrote information texts to share all of our knowledge.

We had a fantastic Where's Wally day, where we dressed up and travelled on Tydd Airlines to lots of countries in each of the continents. We tasted food from different places, made crafts and danced.  What a fantastic experience it was! 


We have LOVED learning about and comparing the discoveries of Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. We have also started our map work by plotting these key historic events on a map of the world.  We've attempted to constructed models of the aircraft involved in the Apollo 11 mission as well as imagined being on one of Christopher Columbus's three ships. We have asked and answered lots of questions about these historical figures and we make quite the historians! Our writing is developing too as during this topic we have written a diary entry and a newspaper article.

All About Me

What a fantastic start we have had as Robins! We have all settled well and we're already learning lots! We have learnt all about our bodies and senses so far as well as the people who help us. We have learnt that much we've also written information texts to share all of our knowledge. We have lots of jobs to do as Robins but we're doing a great job so far!

Welcome back! 

It is great to be back and I hope the children feel the same. Just to let you know that our PE days will be Tuesday and Wednesday this year. Indoor PE on a Tuesday and outdoor on a Wednesday. This means that PE kits will need to be in school on those days and the children will need warmer PE clothes as we head into the winter. I also recommend bringing in PE kits on a Monday and taking them home on a Friday so that they are here all week if we need them. The year ones were very excited to choose their lockers this morning and the year twos did a great job showing them how it's done. The children now keep their belongings in their locker during the day and their PE kits can stay in there also. This also means  they are now responsible to filling those book bags and bringing letters and anything else into the classrooms themselves. Don't worry we'll keep reminding them for a while yet. 

I know myself and Mr Walsh are looking forward to the rest of the year and I hope you are too!