Category Archives: English

Listen to our performance “Please Mrs Butler”

This week, Robins have been looking at the poem “Please Mrs Butler” by Allan Ahlberg. Before hearing the poem, the class discussed typical questions and conversations heard in class. Then Robins listened to an audio recording of the poet reading his poem which everyone found very amusing. They discussed how he used tone and expression to portray how the teacher and pupil felt. Additionally, they looked at repetition, rhyme and the layout of the poem.

In pairs, children read the poem to practise their “teacher” and “pupil” voices. They all performed in front of the rest class which was really entertaining. Finally, as a whole class Robins recited the poem. The boys spoke in unison (as the pupil) and the girls spoke in unison (as the teacher, Mrs Butler). We hope you enjoy our recording!

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps copying my work, Miss.
What shall I do?

Go and sit in the hall, dear.
Go and sit in the sink.
Take your books on the roof, my lamb.
Do whatever you think.

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps taking my rubber, Miss.
What shall I do?

Keep it in your hand, dear.
Hide it up your vest.
Swallow it if you like, love.
Do what you think best.

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps calling me rude names, Miss.
What shall I do?

Lock yourself in the cupboard, dear.
Run away to sea.
Do whatever you can, my flower.
But don’t ask me

World Book Week

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Daniel and Hanson

As its World Book Week, Robins and Eagles got together to talk about and read some of their favourite book to each other.

Daniel from Eagles and Hanson from Robins sat next to each other and then realised they both had the same favourite book ‘The Twits by Roald Dahl’.

Stone Age Animals Non Chronological Reports

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The Robins have been learning about the Stone Age in Topic and about non chronological reports in literacy. To combine the two, this week the Robins have been working really hard finding out about Stone Age animals in order to write a non chronological report about them.

They’ve been trying really hard and know lots about Stone Age animals. The above photos shows a few of our non chronological reports. Well done Robins!

Henry’s ‘Sabre Tooth Cat’ skull

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Robins class have been learning about the Stone Age and this week Henry brought in his replica of a Sabre Tooth Cat skull. We have been writing reports about Sabre Tooth Cats and it was really lovely that Henry brought in his skull to show everyone. He knew lots about the skull and talked at the front of the class to tell everyone about it. All the Robins were very excited and wanted to know what it felt like and how heavy it was. Thank you Henry for bringing it in!