Monthly Archives: November 2020

Writing an Information Poster

Robins have been learning all about Non-Chronological Information writing. Robins identified that Non- Chronological reports  are non-fiction texts, meaning they should be full of facts, detail, and information.

To apply their knowledge Robins have been writing a poster to provide information about the city in our class book, “Varjak Paw”

Robins have been enjoying the chapter book and at lunchtime Paige and Dylan asked to borrow the iPad to blog about it!

First they had to write their plans, consider the use of headings, sub-headings and paragraphs. Moreover, they needed to use their own creativity and retrieval from memory skills as current information about what The City in the book is actually like was limited .(but we will know more about it later and be writing a guide to the City for cats later !)

Following their initial planning, they then shared their plans to discuss how they could improve their writing further.

 

The following day Robins concentrated hard on producing their final pieces of information writing.

 

Extension: Can you remember all these features?

  • An eye-catching heading in a large font
  • An introductory paragraph
  • Text split up into paragraphs and each paragraph giving a different aspect of information.
  • Sub-headings for each paragraph
  • Usually written in the present tense
  • Lists of facts in bullet points
  • Pictures of the subject
  • Captions under each picture to explain what is in the picture
  • Diagrams with labels
  • Graphs or charts showing information about the subject
  • Boxes containing interesting individual facts to grab the attention of the reader
  • Technical vocabulary in bold, possibly with a glossary at the end

New Books!

On Wednesday’s library session we had a surprise visit by Miss Williams.

She presented to us a range of fantastic new books for our class library.

Can you remember which book you are most interested in reading? Let us know!

The Digestive System

In Science, Robins have been investigating all about the digestive system.

The first activity was to discuss where the organs should be. There were some interesting results!

Here is a recap of where they should be.

We also discussed their functions. Well done to Pippa and Paige for bringing in their Human Body books and sharing them in the class.

Can you remember all the vocabulary?

Finally we had a go at wearing the human body apron!

 

Extension: At home, don’t forget to visit the BBC Bitesize website for more information about the digestive system. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z27kng8 

 

Super Peacemakers

Peacemaking is an approach that helps all people involved in an incident to share their experience, thoughts and feelings about what has happened. As a result, they are able to find ways to put right any wrongdoing, and feel listened to. In this way, we enable children to build good relationships and develop skills to resolve problems.leahpippaamaya

Mr Lo was very impressed that Leah, Pippa and Amaya coloured in their own Robins and took a group photo together to show how strong their friendship is and that they value it. They vow to work together to further develop their friendship.

Video: Playing Abba tunes on the Glockenspiels

We only had our first lesson on Monday and now we’ve had our second lesson (Wednesday).

In this lesson we listened and appraised a few more Abba songs including Dancing Queen, The winner takes it all and …. Waterloo.

When Mr Lo first mentioned Waterloo there were a few giggles… but Mr Lo soon put them right and told them… “No…. it isn’t a toilet with water…!”

Listening to the songs many pupils expressed their opinions including

Paige – I really like the beat. I’ve heard the songs before.
Leah – I like the words (lyrics)
Tanatswa – I also like the beat
Scarlet – I can hear the guitars again.
Jessica – And we can hear the pianos.

With just two lessons, Robins have excelled again; take a sneek peek at the clip below to see the progression made!

Spellings

Robins have been working pretty hard on their spellings.
Our class aim for spellings is to know all our Common Exception Words by Christmas!.
To help us achieve this, we now have the latest spelling software Spelling Shed.

Be sure to log onto it every week. It will be updated regularly with the current spelling patterns taught in class.

Robins are recommended to spend at least 10 minutes a day on Spelling Shed three times a week.

Our current Top 10 Spelling Bees in the Robins Shed are:

From December, Mr Lo will be organising some prizes so get spelling!

Looking at the whole school hive, Robins are 2nd. Keep it up! (Perhaps we will be number 1 next week!)

Remember: you can log on any device that has a web browser at https://play.edshed.com/