Robins Visit Midsomer Norton Railway

Robin Class had an excellent trip to Midsomer Norton Railway Station today despite the cold weather.

The children met the signal master and were allowed to move a real signal for themselves – even Adam’s mum had a go!

Then we had a look inside an old train carriage from the 1950s.  It was very different from train carriages today.

Then we had a surprise treat… a ride in the guard’s carriage.  We travelled along the track towards Chilcompton and back again.  Everyone had a great time and asked some super questions.

Many thanks to the team at the station for putting on such a great trip and also the adult helpers from Welton who braved the cold weather to join us.


Here are a few pictures from the trip…











Home School Challenge Term 4

Invention Convention challenge

Where possible, it would be great for the children to make a model of their invention. However, where that’s not possible, a labelled diagram/explanation would suffice.

The children will need to bring their inventions in by Thursday 22nd March and parents will have an opportunity to come and see them on the Thursday afternoon and then Friday morning (more details to follow).

I hope that helps – please let me know if you have individual concerns.


Scientists at Work!

Today Robin Class worked really hard on a scientific experiment to find the best material for making an umbrella for Pirate Pete.

Overall we decided that the plastic would be best but it would look better if it was coloured like the fabric.

The children were super scientists organising their resources carefully, taking health and safety precautions and using English and Maths skills to support their Science learning.

We are now looking forward to our STEM term where we will have lots more hand on experiments.



Robin Class Christmas

We have had a lovely last week celebrating Christmas at School, alongside our other learning.

Yesterday we showed of our acting and singing skills in our amazing performance on a real stage at Somervale. Our teachers were so proud of us!

We have brought home stockings we stitched toady filled with goodies our teachers have made with us, including wildlife friendly reindeer food ( no glitter!) snowman soup, tree decorations and candles. The Y1 team decided this would be a good alternative to Christmas gifts from them and the children really enjoyed making them.

This morning after our Celebration Assembly we had our class parties. We played Pass the Parcel and did lots of dancing.

Below are a few pictures of us.

All of the Y1 Team would like to wish all of our wonderful Robins and their lovely families a safe and happy Christmas, and say a big thank you for our generous gifts and cards.

Robin Class Visit Pampurred Pets

Last week Robin Class visited Pampurred Pets in Midsomer Norton.  We felt really sad about the way that George treated his pets in our class book ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ and so we decided to create some pet fact sheets for George.  We found out lots about guinea pigs in particular and all wrote a Big Write fact sheet for looking after guinea pigs on Wednesday.

Thank you to the pet shop and also our parent helpers.


Maths Week

We have had a whole week of Maths fun at Welton this week. We have looked at number and shape and solved some Maths problems in groups. We used shapes in DT to make witches that moved, and in our George’s Marvellous Medicine Science work we looked at measures when we made potions. We have talked about the reasons why we have sorted shapes as we have and why we think certain shapes are the odd one out of a group. Some of us attended a Maths workshop with other schools from the MAT too.

Ask your Robin if they can tell you why a circle ids the odd one out of triangle, oblong, square and circle. Have a go at solving the Maths challenges together.  Here are a few pictures of the work we have been doing this week.

Outdoor Learning

Today Robins had their first experience of Outdoor Learning as Year 1’s, and what a fab time we had! Colin went through the safety rules with us and then we split into 3 groups and all worked with an adult. This week we sharpened sticks that we will use to toast marshmallows on, we played on the muddy bank where we negotiated rope bridges, mud slides and dug for worms, as well as climbing trees and seeing who could get the muddiest bottom!!! We also built dens. We used our imaginations and we became prehistoric explorers and avoided crocodiles in the swamp! Ask your Robin how they sharpened sticks and if they can remember how to stay safe. Can they show you a reef knot?

Holiday Learning Jobs

Happy half term holiday Robin children and families.

We have worked really hard this term and the children deserve a well-earned break.  We look forward to catching up with parents/carers at our parents evenings next term.  Spellings will start again next term and we will be sending home some  holiday jobs to keep your learning brains active.  Remember keep reading!

Please return the holiday jobs to school at the start of term 2 for 10 house points.

As always please come and see us in the first instance if you have any questions or problems.

Take care,

Robin Class Team

Skeletons to Snowmen

Another busy week in Robin Class. In Maths we have worked on 1 more and 1 less and all the maths language associated with it. We have solved some tricky problems using our knowledge.

In Science we looked a the different parts of a skeleton.

In Spellings we has a go at making our tricky words from Play Doh. It was fun and a few of us decided we might give it a go at home.

Christmas came early to Robin class as we started work on our Cauliflower Christmas cards. We used printing and collage- they will be coming home next week for you to send back in time to order prints for the big day!

Here are a few photos from our week.