Monthly Archives: December 2020

Reflections of the year

It’s gratitude that brings us happiness

Robins have reflected on their positive achievements, happy moments and things they are grateful for.

They include:

  • Looking after Dad and the rest of the family.
  • Great friend
  • Happy school
  • Seeing family in these special times.
  • Grateful that mum helped with my times-tables.
  • Perseverance and overcoming struggles.
  • Becoming a Rock Legend on TTRS.
  • Improved Handwriting / Reading / English
  • Grateful for great friends and great teachers.


TT-Rockstars Tournament

Congratulations to our Top 3 Most Valuable Players!


Jacinta who answered nearly 12,000 questions correctly!

Blessed and Paige who both answered over 10,000 questions correctly!


It was a close call with over 252,000 questions answered correctly.
Robins did very well answering 114,836 questions correctly!

Although we didn’t win, we did all work hard working together and more importantly, everyone has shown an improvement on their multiplication recall.
We now look forward to improving our Multiplication skills further in the upcoming term.

The meaning of Christmas for Christians

Today Year 4 recapped on the meaning of Christmas for Christians. Christmas means a lot of different things for lots of people, Christians and non-Christians. In this country many people will take the time to celebrate and be with family in their own way.

We brainstormed what Christmas meant to us:

Mince pies
……the list was long…almost as long as thier Christmas wish lists!

We then talked about the real meaning of Christmas and it was good to know that there is a great deal of knowledge about the Christmas Story, Jesus’ birth, the Nativity, King Herod and why it is so important in the Christian faith. The class also discussed how Jesus is also a part of the Jewish and Muslim faith- he is recognised in both religions, as well as mentioned in the Muslim holy book, the Koran.

The children then brainstormed words again and added some. Here are a few:

Wise men
King Herod

The children then used their favourite words to create some word art. They used their growing skills of manipulating a program and chose shapes to put their words into.

Have a look at some of their work.

Some of the class finished off with a quiz….do you know any of the answers?
See if you’re right…send us a message and we will let you know!

Let us know if you have some answers…. we are waiting to hear from you.

So, from everyone in Year 4- Merry Christmas to you all.
Stay safe and enjoy the holiday.

Bauble Volleyball

Robins enjoyed indoor volleyball using a giant soft Christmas Bauble.

Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team’s court under organised rules.

Did you know the word “to volley” in the sporting sense (originally in tennis) of “to return the ball before it has hit the ground” began in  the year 1819 and Volleyball was invented in 1895? It was designed as an indoor sport for businessmen who found the new game of basketball too vigorous.

Did you enjoy the game? Let us know and leave a comment below!

Beautiful Bells

Hear the sledges with the bells —
Silver bells!
What a world of merriment their melody foretells!
How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,
In the icy air of night!
While the stars that oversprinkle
All the heavens, seem to twinkle
With a crystalline delight;
From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.

Edgar Allen Poe


Robins have been enjoying their new purchases.

If you haven’t donated your 50p and received your limited edition Robins Bell yet, be sure to do it this Friday!

And… congratulations to Kenzie, Ava, Millie and Lexi. They have shown excellent behaviours for learning and were the lucky winners of this week’s gold raffle.

Jessica and Havana received their pen licence. Well done and keep up the beautiful handwriting!



December is a time for thoughtfulness

   A Friend In Need is a Friend Indeed. 



Be thoughtful, what you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Confucius ( 551 B.C. – 479 B.C.)


Yusuf Ali: For those who believe and work righteous deeds, there will be Gardens of Bliss,-

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”
The “Golden Rule” of Leviticus 19:18 was quoted by Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 7:12; see also Luke 6:31) and described by him as the second great commandment.

Regardless of your faith or beliefs, in the UK, December is a time when people  do good for one another. Our value for the month is thoughtfulness. Ava and Kenzie our super journalists decided they would investigate Robins views on the importance of thoughtfulness. They recorded the notes all by themselves and below are some of the highlights.


Time for Tooth Decay?

It’s been a week since Robins initiated their Tooth Decay experiment.

Today, Robins observed the changes to the shell and recorded their observations.

With the cola, it was evident that the  toothpaste covered egg stained less than the non toothpaste covered egg.

Many Robins were surprised how the blackcurrant squash had completely stained the egg shell.

Moreover, The vinegar one was really interesting as the vinegar completely dissolved the eggshell, leaving just the membrane behind.Vinegar ( which is acidic) dissolves the calcium carbonate in the shell, leaving just the membrane intact

One final thought… Have you remembered to brush your teeth twice a day?!

Extension Activity: Discuss these questions at home
1. The enamel of your tooth is similar to the egg’s shell. What happened to the egg shells that were soaked liquids that are sugary? Why?
2. What happened to the egg shells that were soaked liquids that are acidic? Why?
3. If you used toothpaste what was the effect? Why?
4. Based on what happened to the eggshells in your experiment, which drinks do you think are BEST for your teeth? Why?