Monthly Archives: May 2021

Happy Handwriting

Robins are super writers!  

We take pride in our handwriting and enjoy reflecting on the improvements we are making over the year.

Below are examples of some the work we have been doing over the past few weeks. We don’t always get it right first time (including Mr Lo!) but the important thing is that we persevere and take pride in our journey of learning.



Great Homework Great Mindfulness

《老子》第三十七章 道恒无为,而无不为.

Robins do enjoy the fast paced nature of learning in Year 4 but that doesn’t mean we don’t take moments out to reflect and live in the moment. Both in class and at home Robins are encouraged to reflect about themselves.

Here are some examples of the reflection work pupils did at home.


P.S  Well done to our Top Mathstronauts, Spelling Shed Rockers and TT Rockstars of the last two weeks!



Writing a new chapter

Over the last few weeks Robins have been enjoying the class reader:  Wild Robot by Peter Brown. Let’s recap the story.

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is – but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realises that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island’s unwelcoming animal inhabitants.

Recently Robins have worked very hard writing a new chapter for the book. This process has spanned over several days. It has included the writing of character descriptions, setting descriptions, story map planning, drafting and publishing.

Examples of Story Map Planning 


Examples of our writing plans

Examples of our writing

To keep their chapter in the style of Peter Brown’s Wild Robot pupils have worked to include the following features into their writing.

  • repetition
  • personification
  • similes
  • fully punctuated dialogue with an expanded reported phrase (using prepositional phrases)

Robins worked very well in learning how to use their toolkit correctly.

Examples of our published work


Year 4 PSHE Careers

On Tuesday Year 4 Robins shared their future hopes talking about careers. It was interesting to hear what the class felt they would like to do as adults. Their passions were clear and for many, it was what we expected!
Layla loves horses and wants to be a horse trainer/teacher.
Paige loves animals and wants to work in a zoo…specifically with Red Pandas!
Amaya is thinking about being a mathematician, Olympic gymnast or a Palaeontologist.
We love the children’s enthusiasm and aspirations. It is important to have a goal and know how to get there.
The class looked at all sorts of personality traits and what jobs may suit them.
For example, if you are quiet and reserved you may want a job not so involved with talking constantly to people, whereas if you are outgoing and expressive, you may look for a job in the arts/entertainment where you are always with people.
If you are hardworking and like being with people, maybe a job as a nurse, Police person, medic or fire service will suit you…
Some children found other careers that they were interested in after the talk but for others it was more about the skills/qualifications they will need to achieve their goal.
The class also learnt that not all jobs require qualifications, you can also do apprenticeships (where you learnt the practical skills while on the job), but the more qualifications you have, the more money you can usually earn.