Red Robins Weekly Updates

Weekly updates

 

Take a look at what we’ve been up to each week! 
Spring 2022

Week 13

Well that’s it for another term! 

We’ve had a fun filled week with lots of Easter crafts. We hope you liked them all.
We finished off our day today with an Easter treasure hunt, we followed the clues that led us to a basket full of chocolate eggs. We shared them so that everyone had the same amount. 

We hope that you all have a lovely Easter break, many of you will have already received your child’s Spring progress report and confirmation of hours for next term. We have sent everyone else’s in the post. 

One more thing before we check out for our holidays, we would like to welcome Jess Hutchings to our Red Robin’s team. Jess will be working every Friday after Easter ๐Ÿ™‚ and will be our bank staff to help cover sickness etc.

See you all after the Easter break 

The Red Robin’s Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Week 12

 

We’ve had a very busy week this week! 

We have focused on a story called 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Catastrophe'. 

Mr Grinling left his lunch in a basket at the top of the cliff. The naughty seagulls stole his lunch and made the basket roll into the sea! The terrible thing was, the spare key to the lighthouse was with his lunch. The key sank to the bottom of the ocean! Oh dear, oh dear!

We explored different keys and things that would float and sink, we made special cork key rings so that in the future our keys wont sink! We explored pulleys and how they can help us lift heavy things. On Tuesday we made a zip wire to deliver everyone’s snacks, it was very fun! 

We found out what lighthouses are used for and made our own models. 

In our maths we have been looking at 2D shapes. We have been naming shapes, counting how many sides they have and hunting for them in our environment. 
Weve have also been looking at patterns, we painted stripey T-shirts like Mr Grinling’s in our story.

On Wednesday we got to see the chicks hatching in the Reception class! The eggs have been in the incubator for 20 days and we have been on Chick Alert all week, which has been so exciting!

We will be going to visit them on Monday ๐Ÿฅ 

Just a reminder that next week is a day shorter for us all, we break up for the Easter holidays on Thursday 7th April. 

Have a lovely weekend and we will see you all next week for ‘Easter Week’! ๐Ÿฃ ๐ŸŒท

The Red Robin’s Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Week 11

This week the Red Robins have been learning all about the Emergency services. We have been training to be police officers, fire fighters, paramedics and coastguards. On Monday we made foot print police cars, police badges and used walkie talkies to communicate whilst on patrol for criminals! On Tuesday we made fire helmets and water hoses, then we made an assault course to help keep us fit and ready for action! On Wednesday we watched a video about Paramedics then made threaded wool ambulance cards. Thursday was by far the coolest day of our week, we had a visit from Officer Ella who works as a Tri Service Officer, which means she can respond to 999 calls as the Police, Fire or Ambulance service! She showed us all of the important equipment that she has to carry in her car and switched on her flashing lights and sirens! On Friday we learnt about how the coastguard can help us, we looked at the vehicle that they use and how it was different from the other emergency vehicles. We learnt a song to help us remember what number to call if we need help from the emergency services!

Enjoy the weekend and any Mother’s Day celebrations. 

The Red Robin’s Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

week 10

๐ŸŒฑ A lovely week learning about growth. ๐ŸŒฑ 

Our Red Robin’s have been sharing famous story ‘Titch’. We focused on the letter sound ‘T’ and have been ordering different sized pictures. We’ve made story puppets and have been sequencing the story together.

We’ve made cress heads, egg sandwich’s and pinwheels.

On Wednesday we had a special visit from the police, they talked about how they help us and let us look in their police van! ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿš 

Today we finished off our week with a very exciting morning in the school hall with reception to take part part in British Science Week. We played ‘Tree or Not a Tree’ where we had to predict if the items from Mrs Taylor’s bag were from a tree or not. 

We planted pea seeds and printed with different leaves to make a long beanstalk.Mrs Hollidge took us on a walk around the school grounds to find trees so we could use crayons to make bark rubbings. 

We finished off the day with a game that taught us some ways of looking after our earth. 

Enjoy the sunshine this weekend.

The Red Robin’s Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

week 9


This week the Red Robin's have been looking at animals that help us. We shared the story 'Superduck' where we sent thank you cards to Supersduck from frog for helping to save him from crashing into a tree with his kite. We looked at dogs that help us, like guide dogs, therapy dogs and search and rescue dogs. We explored using our senses just like service dogs, using our hands to feel and our noses to smell. On Thursday we shared a story called 'Hospital Dog' we painted dalmatians just like Dot the therapy dog and played animal hospital with teddies and bandages. Today we have been thinking about how to look after and care for a dog. We sorted things we thought we would need from the pet shop. Then we had a special zoom call from a lady called Lesey who works for  Guide Dogs for the blind. She is training a guide dog puppy! We are hopeful that they might come and visit us in the summer in person, we are very excited!

week 8

My golly gosh we’ve had a busy week!

We kicked off the week with pancake day preparation! On Monday we thought about what we might need, we made posters to tell our friends and created a shopping list of what toppings we would like on our pancakes! 

On Tuesday we made menus and asked our friends to choose their toppings at the pancake cafe! 
They tasted delicious! 

Our main focus of the week has been celebrating our amazing families. We’ve chatted about why we love our family members and have shared some lovely stories. On Wednesday we decorated  our Grandmas and Grandads heart shaped biscuits as gifts and made them beautiful cards โค๏ธ 

On Thursday we celebrated World Book Day. 

Today we spent the morning painting our families and making puppets to play with during our morning. We went out onto the big field for a lovely long play in the sunshine โ˜€๏ธ it was very muddy, hence the mired waterproofs that came home in bags today! Sorry ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

This afternoon we did a science experiment looking at the texture of an egg in its natural state, a hard boiled egg and an egg in shell that had been soaking overnight in vinegar. 

We finished off our week with a funny rhyming story called ‘Oi Frog’ and some singing! 

Have a lovely weekend everyone. 

The Red Robin’s Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Week 6

Well! Our week may have been cut short but we did manage to have a lovely four days wrapping up our adventures to the Polar Regions. ๐Ÿป‍โ„๏ธ๐ŸงŠโ„๏ธ๐Ÿฆญ

This week we made vessals and planned our journeys to the North and South Pole. We talked about being explorers and have been packing our suitcases and writing lists of what we need to take with us. We even built a huge wooden block ice breaker ship incorporating a foot bridge, engine room and gally. We all climbed aboard to sing ‘The Big Ship Sails on the Alley Alley Oh’ ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿคฃ

We’ve chatted about what our favourite polar animal has been and have used paints and pencils to draw them. 

We really hope that the storm has not caused to much damage to your homes today and hope that everyone is safe and well.

We will see you all on Monday 28th Feb for the next 6 weeks of fun learning. ๐Ÿ˜Š 

Have a lovely half term break everyone

week 5

This week we’ve been explorers! We shared the book ‘Sophie Scott Goes South’.

Sophie and her dad (captain of the icebreaker ship) are taking food supplies and people to the mawson station before the winter weather gets too bad! 

We watched some video clips of some
awesome Ice breaker ships in action and they are so cool! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐ŸงŠ 
We also watched Andy’s adventures to Antarctica to see the chinstrap penguins.

We planned our own trip to Antarctica. We talked about what we should wear, what we might see and what food we should take, today we made icebreaker ship ๐Ÿšข and gave everybody a ticket ๐ŸŽŸ

We talked about tinned and fresh fruit and made ice berg meringues. And made seals ๐Ÿฆญ

On Tuesday after with Mrs Neale we have helicopters and on Friday afternoon with Mrs Taylor we investigated how to keep ice insulated buy wrapping blocks of ice in different materials! 
Our letter of the week has been ssss for snake, we made snakes ๐Ÿ and decorated them with stars, spots and stripes!

Next week is the last week of our Polar adventures! ๐Ÿฅบ

Have a lovely weekend 

The Red Robin’s Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Week 4

We had fun learning about different kinds of Penguins this week. We learnt about penguin life cycles and practiced carrying precious eggs ๐Ÿฅšbetween our legs. (Balloons!)

We’ve been practicing to cut with scissors lots and and have been focusing on writing the letters in our names. 

Next week we are planning a trip to Antarctica! 

Have a lovely weekend and we will see you next week! 

The Red Robin’s team ๐Ÿ˜Š

week 3

 We just can’t believe how fast the weeks fly by, but we think it’s because we have so much fun! 

                         ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ›ถ ๐Ÿ‘ฆ ๐Ÿฆ† ๐Ÿฆ 

This week we've focused our learning around a truly lovely story called 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers. 

๐ŸŽญ We've made story puppets to help us retell the story and had a go at story sequencing. 

๐Ÿณ We've made balloon whales, arctic foxes and handprint penguins. We made telescopes to help us find our missing friend penguin and played hide and seek. Debbie Glasses was the best at hiding!

๐Ÿ“š We had a visit from the library bus and have still managed to see our reception friends this week via zoom calls which has been fun! 

๐ŸŒˆ In our SCARF time we have been talking about our feelings, we used a rainbow to help us think of colours we might choose to express certain feelings. 

๐ŸŽจ We painted pictures of how we felt and used a lift the flap book to spark some brilliant conversations. SCARF is a program we use right through our school from nursery to year 6. The topics supports us in promoting positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement.

๐Ÿงฎ Our letter of the week has been 'B' for boat and we have been counting and ordering numbers in our maths time.

Have a lovely weekend and we will see you all next week. 

The Red Robin’s Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

week 2

 

What a glorious week it’s been  ๐ŸŒž โ„๏ธ 

Here are some photos of our busy week learning about Polar Bears ๐Ÿป‍โ„๏ธ 

We played with polar bears in shaving foam and Ice to be just like the Arctic. Weve made lots of polar bear crafts.

On Tuesday we did a fascinating experiment with Mrs Neales class where we made a glove using fat (butter) to act like 'blubber', we left one glove bare. We took it in turns to put our hands in icy cold water to see which hand felt colder. The Blubber hand helped to keep our hand warm, just like a polar bear!

On Wednesday we had 5 children to our stay and play afternoon which was lovely. 

We’ve been sharing Polar Bear, Polar Bear with our two year olds to develop speaking, listening and attention skills and have been focusing on the letter sound ‘P’. 

In our maths we have been looking at number bonds to 5 and measuring our feet against a real polar bear foot print! ๐Ÿฆถ 

On Friday with Mrs Taylor we make polar bear spring pictures and decorated biscuits! 

We’ve loved being outside in our garden everyday this week especially in this warm winter sunshine โ˜€๏ธ 

 

The Red Robin’s Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

week 1

We’ve had the best week learning about the Polar Regions! Luck would have it that we even had three mornings of real frost, so were able to explore and find ice in our garden!

In our maths we have been singing 5 little snowmen, counting back from 5.

We have been looking at things beginning with f and the older children have been introduced to Fred Frog ๐Ÿธ which is part of our Read, Write, Inc phonics program. We have been practicing to say words like Fred, for example f-o-g , fog.

Thank you so much for the family photos, the children thoroughly enjoyed talking about their special people and showing them to each other. We talked about people who might help us at home, like aunties and uncles and grannies and grandads aswell as parents and siblings. Then we looked at a group photo of our preschool children and talked about how our friends might help us too. Some lovely conversations were had. 

On Friday we created some beautiful ice paintings and Mrs Taylor did a cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐ŸงŠ Ice melting experiment which we were able to do outside in the warm sunshine! 

Have a lovely weekend everybody and we will see you next week for a week on Polar bears! ๐Ÿป‍โ„๏ธ 

The Red Robin’s Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Weekly Updates

 

Take a look at what we've been up to each week! 

Autumn 2021

Week 12

 

This week we shared a beautiful story called ‘How to Catch a Star’. We made โญ๏ธ spotters and lovely twig โญ๏ธ decorations. On Tuesday afternoon Mrs Neale talked about reflections, we did some experiments to see if we could make a star float like in our story. We used torches to explore reflectors in our dark den too.

We talked about Christmas and advent. On Wednesday started our very own star advent calendar which we have been making each day, it’s also looking rather festive in our classroom now.

Hopefully most of you have now received your Christmas letter. If we could please have all party food monitory donations back by Thursday 9th that would be fab, also remember to hand in your allocation slip with the hours you require for your child for January to a Easter 2022! 
We will be sending out confirmation of days on the final week. 

If you have any questions regarding our final weeks plans feel free to email Abby@st-giles-heath-primary.devon.sch.uk or pop a note in Red news books. 

Have a lovely weekend all

Team Red Robin’s! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Week 11

๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿชโ˜„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ธ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ›ฐ๐Ÿš€

This week we have blasted into space to explore our galaxy! 

We have been super busy making space wreaths, Alien ๐Ÿ‘ฝ spaceships, foil moon prints and fruit rockets!  ๐Ÿš€ 

We shared a lovely story called ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy. We had a very exciting visit from baby bear herself, who retold and acted out the story for us! 

We visited the reception class to watch a video about space on the big white board. 

We’ve used play dough to model our own aliens and made craters with Mrs Taylor.

We also had a go at sequencing the story ourselves

Our letter of the week has been ‘A’ for astronaut and we have been continuing to practice counting, ordering and recognising numbers 1-5 confidently. 

 

The Red Robin’s Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Week 9 & 10

Good Morning Everyone! 

For the last two weeks we've been learning about our world. We’ve learnt that our planet is made of land and sea, that it is round and that it floats in space! 

We looked at our world on Google Earth, we even zoomed in to find our school! so cool! 
We’ve been learning about ‘where’ we live. Drawing pictures of our houses and making maps of what they look like inside! 

We created some posters to tell people how to look after our ๐ŸŒŽ planet 

We've crafted blow planets, day and night wheels and shared a beautiful book called 'HERE WE ARE' (totally recommend for a lovely gift idea for Christmas! ) 

As part of our SCARF topic, we have been tasting alternative healthy snacks options. We packed a healthy lunch box for bear to take on his teddy bears picnic, made fruit smoothies and even had a pick and mix snack bar!

The children had a choice of cheddar cheese, banana, beetroot, celery, orange, breadsticks, yellow peppers, sugar snap peas, raisins, cucumber, Moroccan houmous and cream cheese dips!

On Friday we celebrated Children in Need day by creating spot patterns with paint and making Pudsey Bear faces using rice cakes and healthy snacks. 

Next week we are off into SPACE!!!!!! ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿชโ˜„๏ธ

week 8


We have had a busy week with lots of things going on. It was lovely to see all the children back after having a week off. They have done some amazing work this week, continuing their learning on 
๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ'The Three Billy Goat's Gruff' ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ
through retelling the story using puppets, masks and instruments. 
We used the instruments pretending to be the big billy goat gruff, the medium billy goat gruff and the small billy goat gruff, listening to the sounds and if they sounded different. We made a 'Watch out for the Troll' poster to warn the three billy goat's gruff of the Troll under the bridge. 

๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†We have been watching firework videos and talking about if anyone has seen fireworks, listening to how they sound, what they look like and making pictures of them ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†
We have even been rockets this week counting down from 5,4,3,2,1, blast off and zooming around. The children have had a lovely week and the weather hasn't been too bad ๐Ÿ˜€ 
Look forward to seeing you all again this week ๐Ÿ˜€

Week 7

It’s Half Term! 

What a busy 7 weeks we have had. It’s been super fun! 

This week we have shared 'The Three Billy Goat's Gruff' story. We have been busy building bridges and retelling the story with our puppets and story maps. 
We have been learning new songs that tell the story, they are very catchy! 
Number 5 has been our number of the week and we have been looking at how we can make 5 with different toys. Our older children have been beginning to say number sentences for example 3+2=5. 
On Thursday we went for a walk to Evie and Sam's Farm. Farmer Jess showed us the cows, sheep and goats.. On Friday we made pumpkin soup and had a zoom call with Mrs Neale and Mango the calf. 

We hope you all have a wonderful half term and we will see you all in a weeks time. 

The Early Years Team. ๐Ÿ˜Š

week 6

This week we have continued to retell the story of the three little pigs using our wooden spoon puppets. 

We have been building with different materials like newspaper, fabrics and pasta and marshmallows. 

In our phonics we have been looking at things beginning with p and W ad have been drawing 'P' and 'W' in sand.

In our maths we have been counting to four, learning to recognise the numbers and counting out four things.

We have been busy planning a party for the three little pigs. Today we made sandwiches and biscuits to share to practice our sequencing. We counted out seats, plates and cups for each other and sang our Autumn Songs.

Week 5

This week has been all things pigs! ๐Ÿท

The children have had so much fun retelling the story of The Three Little Pigs. We’ve used our own story maps, headbands, pig plates, puppets and masks to help us. We have definitely got some budding actors and actresses amongst the group! 
 

We have a new construction area with hard hats and tools โš’๏ธ for the children to build their own houses for the pigs to hide in! 

We thought it would be nice fore the wolf to send the pigs a ‘Sorry’ card for blowing down their houses, because that was an unkind thing to do. ๐Ÿ˜ข

 

In our Personal, social and emotional development we have being talking about what makes us special. We’ve been showing each other special things we can do, like touching our toes and balancing on one leg! 

We have also been talking about things that are precious to us and why. 

 

๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸคฉNEXT WEEK YOUR RED ROBIN CAN BRING IN SOMETHING SPECIAL TO THEM FOR SHOW AND TELL. (Nothing too precious thought please!!! ) 

 

On Wednesday we watched some footage of the 2021 London marathon. One of our Red Robin’s had an uncle who ran on Sunday, so we decided to have our own little marathon in the big playground. Our legs were very tired!!!! ๐Ÿคญ

 

On Thursday we had a Zoom call from VET Rachel … we watched her on the big white board in Mrs Taylor and Mrs Neale’s classroom with the reception children. She showed us some models of ticks and fleas and also some bones!!  ๐Ÿฆด 

 

In our maths we have continued to learn how to remember and sequence our actions. We’ve made play dough, decorated pig biscuits and made story boards. We have been remembering what we did first, second and third/ first, next and then. 

Number 3 has been our number of the week this week! 

 

On Friday afternoon with Mrs Taylor we used paints to print with straw, sticks and sponges to create lovely houses, we made wooden pig necklaces and learnt a new little pig rap using instruments ๐Ÿ˜ŽโœŒ๐Ÿผ. 

 

We learnt about heavy things and light things by playing a game of ‘can you puff!’ 
We talked about what would be good things to build with, heavy things or light things. 

More of The Three Little Pigs next week!! 

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone. 

 

The Early Years Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

week 4

This week was brilliant! 

On Monday we had an exciting visit from Farmer James who delivered us some flour so we could bake bread just like the Little Red Hen! 
 

We watched ‘Come Outside‘-  Aunty Mable and Pippin find out how bread is made. See link below to watch again at home, the children really enjoyed it.๐Ÿ˜Š 

 

On Tuesday afternoon we made Harvest vegetable soup with Mrs Neale and the reception children. We tasted it whilst listening to a lovely story called ‘Pumpkin soup’. 

 

On Wednesday we tasted the soup again with the bread we baked! It was soo yummy! Nearly everybody tired it and some polished off a few bowls! 

 

We had our stay and play session too which was lovely, we played with the farm outside on the decking in the sunshine. โ˜€๏ธ 

 

We have been learning number two this week. We’ve made swans ๐Ÿฆข that look like the number 2, found two toys, and talked about what we have two of on our bodies.

 

We practiced drawing ‘C ‘ and ‘b’ In gloop and sand. We’ve also created sparkly glitter letters of our names.

 

For our personal, social and emotional development we shared a book called ‘Things I Like’. Which led us to some interesting conversations about things we like to do at home and things we like to eat! โ˜บ๏ธ

 

This morning we shared a story called ‘Farmer Duck’. He was fed up of doing all of the jobs around the farm all by himself, so we decided to help him feed the animals their breakfast. We traveled around the garden with our buckets and watering cans, we fed the cows, horses and pigs and checked the hen house for eggs before given them some corn! 

Farmer Duck sent us a thank you letter in the post! 
So then we drew him a picture of what job we liked helping with the most!

 

This afternoon Mrs Taylor and the reception children came over to do some lovely activities with us. 

Mrs Taylor did a balloon experiment with the yeast we used to bake our bread. The water sugar and yeast started to react which made the balloons inflate without the puff from our mouth! Amazing! We created farm pictures of wheat growing in fields with forks and we used instruments to sing a cool Rap about the Little Red Hen!๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ˜Ž 

                               

                                ๐Ÿ“ธ 
Don’t forget Tempest photography are in on Monday morning. If it’s not your child’s usual day to come to preschool and you would like a photo of them (they make good Christmas gifts for family!) 
Then just come between 9:45am and 10am. 

Have a lovely weekend 

The Red Robin’s Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

week 3


We’ve had such a lovely week this week. 

             ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“


The children have thourourly enjoyed our story ‘The Little Red Hen’.
We’ve been busy making collage hens, maps and puppets to retell the story. 

On Monday we went for a walk to look for signs of Autumn ๐Ÿ‚ 

Yesterday the children made a map that would lead us to Little Red Hens bucket of grain that was hiding in the microwave of our outdoor mud kitchen!

During our adventures we had to climb over the climbing frame, crawl under the tyre, walk through the gate and climb into the boat. 

 

 

1๏ธโƒฃ In our maths we have been focusing on the number one. 
We’ve watched number one numberblocks  on BBC iplayer, modelled dough to make number ones and made magic ๐Ÿช„ wands … because numbers are MAGIC!!!! 
 

On Wednesday we made apple crumble.

We took photos to sequence the steps so we could look back at them and remember what we did first, next, then. ๐ŸŽ 


All of the children helped to chop the apples, wash the blackberries and rub the butter, sugar and flour together. 
It also tasted very yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹ 

 

๐Ÿ”  We’ve been focusing on the letter sounds ‘rrrrr’ and ‘hhhh’


We’ve been on hunts to find items in our environment beginning with those letters, we’ve practiced drawing r and h in trays of sand and with paints on the tables! Messy fun! 
 

In our personal, social and emotional development we have been talking about ourselves and what we look like.
We looked at some artwork by Giuseppe Arcimboldo. He used fruits and vegetables to create interesting portraits, so we used the fruits and veg from our farm shop to create our own faces after looking in mirrors! 

 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend all

The Red Robin’s Team ๐Ÿ˜Š 

Week 1&2Autumn Term 2021

 

Firstly welcome to our new mums and dads! 

We share a weekly update every Friday so that you can see what we’ve been up to during the week. 

It’s been so lovely to see the children return so confidently after a long summer break. They all seem so happy ๐Ÿ˜€ 

We have jumped straight into our first story of this terms topic ‘Rosie’s Walk’. 
Rosie takes a walk around  her farm, she is unaware of Mr Fox ๐ŸฆŠ following her! Mr Fox gets hit by a rake, covered in flour and chased by bees! But she makes it home safely and just in time for dinner.  Phew!๐Ÿ˜…

We created our own Hens, acted out the story in our own garden and even learnt a new chicken song! 
We’ve been using lots of positional language as we’ve traveled. ‘Around, over,
Under and through’. 

Today we created our very own map to lead Rosie on a new adventure ๐Ÿ“ 

Last Friday afternoon Mrs Taylor and the reception children came to play in the FSU. She talked to the Red Robin’s about people who are safe adults to us, she led us on a brilliant walk around our school grounds to find pictures of the grown ups they might see within our school environment. When we spotted someone we knew we had to stop and ask politely for help. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

This week we have had so much fun playing in our Farm shop. ๐Ÿฅ” ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅฆ 

We have a new role play corner inside which is a Vets surgery. We have had lots of poorly pets this week which have needed examining and looking after! ๐Ÿˆ ๐Ÿ‡ ๐Ÿถ 

We also held our first Wild Welly Wednesday session this week. We had 4 little ones ,it was lovely to welcome them for a catch up and little play in the garden. We even managed to make some hand print hens! 
Please spread the word to anyone you know that might wish to come. 

Every Wednesday during term time 1:30-2:30 under one’s free, one and over £2 which includes a biscuit! 

See you all next week for our next story ‘The Little Red Hen’ 

Have a lovely weekend 

The Red Robin’s Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Week 1 Summer 2021

Good afternoon everybody! ๐Ÿ˜

 We hope you’ve had a lovely weekend in the windy but warm sunshine. 

We’ve been making passports this week ready for our adventures around the world! We’ve chatted about where we would like to visit and how we might get there! ๐Ÿš— โœˆ๏ธ โ›ด 

๐ŸŒŽ We celebrated ‘World Earth Day ’ on Thursday by making and wearing badges for the day. We talked about what things we could do to make our planet earth feel happy ๐Ÿ˜Š 

                ๐Ÿ”ก๐Ÿ”ก๐Ÿ”ก๐Ÿ”ก๐Ÿ”ก๐Ÿ”ก๐Ÿ”ก๐Ÿ”ก๐Ÿ”ก

We’ve started our exciting new Read Write Inc program with the older children who are moving into reception in September this week. They have learnt ‘m’ and ‘a’ during their daily group time. 

Whilst the older children have been doing this we have been doing adult group times with the two and three year olds to develop communication and language skills.

The 3 year olds have been sharing a story each day from our ‘Chatty Bats’ soundplay bags. They have been able to enjoy their group times outside in the sunshine this week. โ˜€๏ธ

The two year olds have been spending time singing nursery rhymes, exploring musical instruments and playing with the animals in the zoo during their group time. 

The last focus of our week has been ‘What do our bodies need’. We have talked about what fuel our bodies need to be healthy. And what we need to do everyday to make us feel healthy and happy. For example water, sleep, exercise and good hygiene. 

We even made fruit kebabs. They were soooo yummy and they gave us energy to play a running game outside! 

One of our activities was to make flavoured water with natural ingredients. This went extremely well, lots of children wanted to try some! 
Some of the children might ask for some
Cucumber ๐Ÿฅ’ or lemon ๐Ÿ‹ in their water bottles like we have in ours ๐Ÿ˜Š

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and we will see you all tomorrow for Noah’s Ark week! 

The Red Robin’s Team

Week 2

 

Happy Friday! 

 

We have really enjoyed Noah’s Ark this week. We’ve been very busy learning to sing ‘The Animals Went In Two By Two’ (will record and post to streams next week!) 

We’ve made tissue paper animals for our display, we’ve made model arks, paper boats and rainbow pictures. 

 

We’ve been learning to count and recognise the number 2. Which has linked to our Noah’s Ark theme. Counting 2 objects, lining up in twos etc. 

We’ve been playing with the small world ark and animals in the tough tray. And even made a huge ark using the big wooden blocks. 

 

In maths and understanding the world we have been exploring things that float and things that sink. The children have been using their clip boards to mark the items that float with a tick โœ… and things that sink with a โŒ. 

 

To develop our personal, social and emotional/ physical development 

We have been finding out what is ‘good’ for our bodies. We’ve been having cucumber and lemon water again ok the afternoon to ‘refuel’ and have made delicious rice cake faces as a healthy snack idea. 

We were really suprised to see that someone had some cucumber in their bottle instead of juice this week and Someone wanted to put orange segments in their bottle. Fantastic little changes! ๐Ÿ‘

 

We’ve had lots of fun playing outside, practicing our throwing, digging and climbing. We’ve also been enjoying our new teepee and play house that was kindly donated by an elderly couple in the village. 

 

We finished off our week with a rainbow ๐ŸŒˆ sugar experiment and spent the afternoon learning how to do ‘Roly Poly’s’!!!

 

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend everyone.... next week we are off to Africa!!!! 

โœˆ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ›–๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŠโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ•ถ

 

The Red Robin’s Early Years Team ๐Ÿ˜Š 

 

Week 3

 

 

What a miserable day! โ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒ‚๐ŸŒง

Here’s this weeks update on what we’ve been up to in our learning.

We flew to Africa on Tuesday to kick start our adventures around the world. ๐ŸŒŽ 
We shared information books all about Africa. We talked about what the country might look like, what we might see there, what the climate would be like and discussed what we would need to pack in our suitcases! ๐Ÿงณ 

We have been looking at African artwork and patters. We created our very own African prints whilst listening to some tribal themed music!! ๐Ÿ’ƒ 

Together we created a magnificent African tough tray to play our small world games to support our wandering imaginations!

In our maths not only have we been looking at pattern. But we have been learning to count, recognise and share 5 objects. This linked to our African story by Julia Donaldson ‘The Ugly 5’. We also sang number songs like ‘5 little spacemen’ and ‘5 cheeky monkeys’. 

We’ve been learning ‘t’ and ‘I’ in our read write inc sessions this week. 
The 2 year olds have been leaning the names of African animals and have been sharing a lovely book all about African animal babies. 

We have finished off our week by sharing a story about Elmer the elephant. Afterwards we made our own Elmer’s using recycled milk bottles. ๐Ÿ™‚

We are staying in Africa for the next two weeks as we love it so much. Next week we are going to visit a little girl called Handa. We’ve got lots of really exciting things to make ๐Ÿ™‚ 

See you all on Monday. 

The Red Robin’s Early Years Team.

 

 

Week 4

 

We have shared a lovely story this week called ‘Handa’s Surprise’. Handa filled her basket ๐Ÿงบ with 7 delicious fruits to take to her friend Akeyo in a neighbouring village. On her way 7 cheeky animals stole her fruits! 

 

We wrote our own shopping list to build our own fruit bowl.

 

We have explored our fruits all week by looking, feeling, drawing and tasting! 

 

We have been balancing beanbags on our heads walking to numbered cones. Handa carried her basket of fruits on her head. 

 

We’ve enjoyed dancing to African themed music and having a go at playing real African djemebe drums ๐Ÿช˜. 

 

In our maths we have been learning about number 6. We have been counting one more and one less than 6. 

 

In read write inc our older children have learnt ‘n’ and ‘p’.

 

 

 

 

 

Week 5

 

This week was our final week in Africa. We shared a story called ‘We All Went On Safari’.

We started the week off with some messy play, we made a wallowing hole to play in, we added water to chocolate powder to make it like a real mud pit! We had fun playing and then washing all the animals afterwards. 

 

We pretended to be Safari spotters, where we had to match animals to their tracks and footprints. We’ve made mud huts and more tribal necklaces. 

 

We learnt to say some number names in Swahili! That’s was super tricky! 

 

We revisited ‘The Ugly Five’ story. 

 

We learnt ‘g’ and ‘o’ in our read, write, inc sessions.

 

Next week we are off to South America!!

 

The Amazon Rainforest in fact! 

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฆœ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ†๐ŸฆŽ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿฆฅ๐ŸŒณ

 

 

Week 6

Good afternoon everyone! ๐Ÿ‘‹ 

๐ŸŒณ We have been learning all about rainforests this week. 
We have made a beautiful display, shared information books and listened to rainforest sounds we have enjoyed playing with the rainforest themed tray too. 

We’ve made rain sticks, tree frogs and a giant sloth ๐Ÿฆฅ and Toucan.  

 

๐Ÿ”  We have been learning to recognise and write ‘c’ and ‘k’ this week In our Read, Write, Inc sessions and the little ones have been busy making their tree frogs. 

๐ŸŒป We’ve been following instructions to plant out sunflower seeds ๐ŸŒฑ 

๐Ÿ“ฒ Did you you know you can view lots of videos of your children at pre-school on your steams page via your Microsoft teams account? If you have the app on your mobile phone, the links we share should notify you. ๐Ÿ˜Š 

 

The Red Robin’s Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

week 7

What a beautiful sunny morning!!  โ˜€๏ธ 

We’re all busy making Kevin Koala handprints this morning. ๐Ÿจ 

We Just wanted to share a few photos from the past few weeks from our South American adventures! 

Have a lovely Tuesday everybody!

Week 8

Good evening everybody!! 

Can you believe another week has passed us by in a flash. 
We are currently planning the next 4 weeks until the end of the academic year and the summer holidays! โ˜€๏ธ 
The next 4 weeks will be busy! Please keep an eye out in news books for notes and messages. 
Here are a few dates you need to know about. 

๐Ÿ“†Tuesday 13th July- Red Robin’s will be having their transition morning with Mrs Neale and Mrs Taylor. 9:15-12. 

 ๐Ÿ“… Tuesday 20th- AM-We have an exciting visitor coming for the morning. All Red Robin’s are invited. 

๐Ÿ“… Tuesday 20th -PM- We will be having a special ‘leavers’ party afternoon. 

๐Ÿ“… Friday 23rd -last day of term.

๐Ÿจ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿจ
This week we have been learning about koalas and other marsupials. We’ve learnt ‘l’ and ‘h’ during Read, write, Ink and have been carefully looking after our caterpillars ๐Ÿ› 

In our maths, we have been continuing with halving and doubling. We have been looking at ways to share things, can we always share something equally? What could we do so that it’s fair? How could we make sure everyone gets a bit. We did some experiments sharing buns, cucumbers, bananas and children! 

Next week we are off to Asia and will be learning about Tigers, sharing ‘The Tiger Who came to Tea’. ๐Ÿ… 

Have a great weekend

The Red Robin’s Team ๐Ÿ™‚

Week 9

Good Morning everyone! 

We’ve got ourselves 4 pupas! Our 4 caterpillars have been crunching and munching their way through lots of nettle leaves,now they have shed their skins and are in their cocoons! ๐Ÿ› 
We have loved watching them everyday, nature is just totally fascinating isn’t it?!

This week we have been learning about tigers, we’ve shared information books and have used the Internet to help us with our fact finding. 
We read ‘The Tiger who Came to Tea’, and made our own tins of tiger food just in case a tiger knocked at our door one day. We discussed what we would feed a tiger if they came and wandered what our mummy’s and daddy’s might say!! 

Our oldest boys and girls have learnt our first ‘special friends’ sound this week. ‘Sh’.
They have remembered so many letter sounds over the last term it’s just amazing! Why not have a little look in their green phonics books with them to see how many sounds they recognise?! 

Our younger children have been learning to share stores in small groups, they have enjoyed the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and learning our new song ‘Down at the Bottom of The Garden’. (video of that will be posted on streams next week!) 

In our maths we have been using rulers to measure things in our environment. This leant itself perfectly when we wanted to compare our sunflower plants. We have been measuring our water bottles, feet and hands too. 

We’ve been talking about what’s safe to go into our bodies. We chatted about the packets of things we thought looked like sweets ๐Ÿฌ or that looked dangerous. We looked for danger symbols on bottles with chemicals and the importance of asking mummy and daddy if they find something they are not sure is safe or not. We chatted about medicines, that we can’t have to much of a medicine and that’s why we use special spoons and syringes to measure the correct amount. We played a sorting game with things from our homes. Safe and unsafe things that we should or should not eat or touch. โš ๏ธโ›”๏ธ

Next week we are continuing to learn all about butterfly life cycles and will be having our sports week, where we will be running in races everyday on our school field. 

Have a lovely weekend 

The Red Robin’s Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Week 10

Evening everyone! 

 

We’ve had a lovely week making various butterfly life cycles! We are still eagerly waiting for our butterfly’s to hatch from their pupa’s. 
We are extremely proud of our older Red Robin’s this week, they have used their Read, Write, inc knowledge to write labels on their life cycles. They have only been doing this literacy program for one term. We are thrilled they feel so confident to have a go๐Ÿฅฐ 

In our maths we have continued to track the growth of our sunflower plants. We measured ourselves to see who was taller and shorter. We have been looking at pattern and doing lots of jigsaw puzzles. 

We haven’t managed to get out onto the field this week to compete in our sports week races due to the rain, but are hopeful for some dry weather next week. ๐Ÿคž

Have a lovely weekend ๐Ÿ˜Š 

The Red Robin’s Team.

Week 11