Exploring Cubism

This half term Robins have been studying Pablo Picasso.

Today they discussed all about cubism and had a go at creating their own cubism inspired portraits.

Excellent concentration! Well done to those of you who took care in using the oil pastels.

Notice the shapes and strong colours.

Precious Teeth

In Science we have been learning all about teeth.

We learnt about the different types of teeth in a human’s mouth and what they are used for.   Can you remember what are your incisorscanines and molars?

Click here to review the knowledge! 

Next we discussed what would happen if we didn’t brush our teeth. We also setup a science experiment to test how different liquids can stain / damage our teeth. We have used: fizzy drinks salt water,milk,  tap water and vinegar

Of course.. we couldn’t really use our own teeth as we want to protect them so we’ve used an egg as a substitute. Did you know that the shell of an egg is made of a similar substance to tooth enamel!?

We will observe our teeth (eggs) every day and see what happens!

By the way,

Did you know?

  • The average person spends 38.5 total days brushing their teeth over a lifetime.
  • People who drink 3 or more glasses of fizzy pop each day have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than others. Put down the pop and sports drinks and pick up some nice fresh water instead.
  • If you’re right handed, you will chew your food on your right side. If you’re left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.
  • The most valuable tooth belonged to Sir Isaac Newton. In 1816 one of his teeth was sold in London for $3,633, or in today’s terms $35,700. The tooth was set in a ring! (source: Guinness World Records 2002).Click here to read more about teeth!

Sharing our work

Today, Robins have been reading aloud their own writing, to a group or the whole class.

They have had to consider

  • using appropriate intonation
  • controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear

Below is a sneak peak of how excellent our Robins have been in writing a first person recount based on our class reader.

 

 

Next, we look forward to using our creative thinking to write a recount of imagined events.

 

 

Saliva & Salivary Glands!

Tuesday is Science Day! Our topic for this half term is  Animals including humans and we thought we’d look at….

Your salivary glands are found on the inside of your cheeks, the bottom of your mouth and at the front of your mouth, under your jaw. Can you believe that they can produce between one to two litres of saliva a day? That’s amazing isn’t it?!

There are many advantages to having saliva. Here are a few: saliva aids with digestion, it helps you to taste food, it cleans your mouth and helps to keep your teeth clean.

Just like saliva helps you to taste food, your taste buds are responsible for making your favourite foods taste so good. They are found on your tongue and help you to distinguish between salty, sweet, sour and bitter tastes.

Today, Robins carried out a taste test. They explored whether it was easier to taste things with your eyes closed, eyes closed and nose pinched or eyes open and nose open.

 

It was hard work taste testing all those sweets!

Finally, they recorded their results.

Extension: Click here to find out more about your taste buds! 

Online Safety

For our first computing lesson Robins talked about the importance of online safety.

First we discussed about what makes our Identity

  • Where you live
  • Passwords
  • Name / family name
  • Age
  • Where you go to school
  • Phone number / e-mail
  • Address
  • Personal Information- where you were born

We then discussed information you should not share online with strangers

X address – postcode

X Don’t give full name.

X E-mail address

X Photos

X Don’t reveal your private spaces.

 

 

Our new class reader

Robins began English with a prediction of the book The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore.
Almost everyone thought it was probably an adventure story. They then made predictions on the character.
A lot of good concentration was seen when Robins were listening and sharing ideas.

We then read the book together.

Watch the film version below. What’s the same / different?

Welcome Robins 2022!

Welcome back.
What a wonderful start to the year by Robins. They were so smart, happy…and tall!
Having settled in Robins took the opportunity to walk around school, refamiliarise themselves with routines and had a lovely session in the library. There are lots of new books and it was a good opportunity to delve into some of the new titles.
The children were given an overview of the week, with key things to remember:
  1. 8.50-3.30 for the school day
  2. Brass lesson on Mondays
  3. PE on Wednesdays (kit can be brought in and left in on Mondays)
  4. Reading record– these will be collected in and checked. Children should be reading for at least 10 minutes a day.
   4. Targets: 10 mins reading a day, at least 2 Common Exception Words to be reviewed/learnt each day.
       5. Things to know: Dinner menu online This week is WEEK 1, Blogs– a great way to interact with classes.
The children also discussed Online Safety and completed the Online Safety acceptable use policy agreement.
A great start to the day and the year. We are all looking forward to a fun packed year of hard work and learning.