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Term Four - Robin Hood

Term Four

Robin Hood

The Legend of a Local Hero...

This term, we will be learning about the life of Robin Hood. During the topic, we will be visiting the place that the legendary character spent a lot of his time- Sherwood Forest. There, we will be learning about Robin Hood and how he lived then try our hand at shelter building. This trip will link brilliantly with our Science topic- we will see how many trees we can name and try to spot the famous Major Oak!
Other things planned this term include basing our writing on the story of Robin Hood, learning how to multiply, thinking about how we can look after the environment and developing our observational drawing skills. As well as all of this, we will even try our hand at archery!

 

Weekly Update:

 

We hope you all have a lovely half term break, we return to school on Monday 25th February. 

 

Week One

Welcome back! We hope you had a great half term break. We have had a lovely first week back and have been busy. We started off the week by learning all about a significant person in English. We have linked this to our topic and History and learned lots of facts all about Robin Hood. The children have remembered so much information about him! In Maths, we continued to learn about length and height, measuring objects in the classroom and learning how to use a ruler (measuring in cm). We started our Computing lessons. This term, we are focusing on programming through using Bee-Bots. Next week, it is World Book Week and we have an exciting week planned. On Thursday 7th March, it is World Book Day and the children can come into school dressed as a character from their favourite book.

 

Week Two

Wow! We have had a busy week celebrating World Book Week with lots of exciting things happening. On Monday, we met an author called Rachael Mortimer and she read some of her stories to us and answered our questions about what it is like to be an author! We also took part in the book swap which the children loved. They enjoyed choosing new books and seeing their donated books go to new homes. On World Book Day, the children all looked fantastic! We had a book share with some of the Year 5 children - it was lovely to see the children reading and sharing their books with each other. Also this week - we have been applying lots of our skills learnt so far this year in Maths and started our new topic about Numbers to 40. In English, we have been learning about rhymes and poems, based on the story of 'The Gruffalo'. We created our own woodland creature, called a Blimpo and then wrote a verse with rhyming words in about our Blimpo. The children worked so hard on these, we are very proud of them!

 

Week Three

In Maths this week, we have continued learning about numbers to 40 including counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10. We have also been learning about how many tens and ones are in a number (e.g. 24 has 2 tens and 4 ones). In English, we have learned about how to use 'ing' to change verbs and we had to be detectives by spotting mistakes in sentences, editing and re-writing them. The sentences were all about Friar Tuck's arrest and the children enjoyed learning more facts all about Robin Hood. In Science this term, the focus is on Trees, including identifying and naming them. We are looking forward to spotting trees when we go on our trip to Sherwood Forest in April!

 

Week Four

We have had a lovely week in Year One! We enjoyed our English lessons learning about commentaries and we wrote our own commentary based on 'The Golden Arrow' contest in Robin Hood. We also wrote our own sentences using exclamation marks for Robin's arrest in the clip. The children acted this out and read their sentences with brilliant expression! In Maths, we have continued learning about numbers to 40, including finding more and less of a given number, sometimes finding 2 or 3 more or less and spotting the patterns to work out the answer. In Science, we learned about deciduous and evergreen trees and grouped these based on whether they keep their leaves all year round or if they lose them during the Winter. We have been focusing on sending and receiving in our PE lessons outdoors and we have learned about three types of throws this week, using netballs to try out our throwing and catching skills!

 

Week Five

It has been an exciting week! The children worked so hard independently to write a story based on Robin Hood and they all worked so hard, we are so proud of them! In Maths, we have started to learn about multiplication, including making and spotting equal groups and doubling. We also understand how to write a number sentence, including the 'x' symbol. We worked very hard in Art this week, drawing and painting some beautiful daffodils. We focused really well when trying to use different lines for each part of the daffodil.

 

We are getting very excited for our trip to Sherwood Forest on Tuesday and then trying out archery on Friday on the school playground! It will be a lovely last week and one to remember, especially for Mrs West's class as it is her last week before she goes on Maternity Leave!

 

Week Six

We had a lovely last week before the Easter holidays! On Tuesday, we went to Sherwood Forest. The children were beautifully behaved and didn't complain about the rain at all - luckily, the weather didn't spoil the day! We had a walk through the forest with a very special tour guide... Maid Marian! She shared stories about Robin Hood with us and helped us to recreate Robin Hood and Little John fighting on the brook through some children acting and the rest of the class being the audience. Next, she showed us some coins that Robin Hood stole from the rich to give to the poor. We enjoyed looking at them and spotting the cross on the back, comparing it to coins we have today. Then, we went to see the Major Oak, where Robin Hood went to hide. We also spoke about the names of trees as we walked through the forest, using our deciduous and evergreen tree knowledge! Also on the day, we had a go at shelter and den building. The children picked up sticks and logs to create a hideout for Robin Hood and one group created a lovely shelter for Robin and his Merry Men. We had a great time and we are sure the children enjoyed telling you all about their day!

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