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Robins’ Royal Wedding

Today we celebrated the upcoming Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan. We looked at a power point about the wedding, learning who Harry and Meghan are and about Windsor Castle where the wedding will take place. We talked about weddings we had been to ourselves and the roles we had played at them. We did some wedding related phonics and maths activities and we decorated cakes and biscuits and made jam sandwiches. ‘Harry’ chose a ‘best man’ to look after him for the afternoon and ‘Meghan’ chose 3 bridesmaids.

Then this afternoon we celebrated with our very own street party and had our Golden Time outside by our Castle with balloons and bubbles.

Continuing our ‘Becoming Explorers’ topic today we went up the beanstalk with Jack singing as we went.

The children were really enthusiastic about the story and songs so I told them I would post a link here to the BBC School Radio website where they can follow the story and sing the songs.

 

Enjoy 🙂

 

Copy this link into your browser…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/schoolradio/subjects/music/jack/what_shall_we_do

 

 

INVENTION CONVENTION

To celebrate the last day of our amazing STEM topic we have had an Invention Convention in the school hall. We really hope you managed to visit to share our amazing creations and ideas. Here are some of Year 1’s inventions and some pictures of us enjoying looking at the ideas children came up with in other classes.

All of the inventions were fab and it was so hard to select winners. That difficult job was undertaken by Mr Williams who, in Year 1, chose Hollie’s Wiper Goggles as first place, Martha’s Plastic Eater as second and George’s cereal pourer as third. Well done to everyone who took part- it was a fantastic effort and we say thanks yet again for your support.

 

STEM Thursdays

Just a few pictures from some of the STEM activities that have been going on in the Robin Classroom on Thursdays this term. We have cooked, experimented, built and programmed! Every single one of us has enjoyed asking questions and trying to find answers.

A big thank you too to those children and families who took part in our Invention Convention- some amazing ideas. I especially liked the idea of a bedroom cleaning robot, Leia!! I wish I had one of those for all the untidy boys who live in my house! Hope you manage to come into the Hall today and tomorrow to see for yourselves some of our ideas.

Wishing all of our Robins a happy and safe Easter. Thank you again for all your support this year.

Mrs M, Mrs S and Mrs C

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What a wow Wednesday we had this week! A huge thank you to the PTA for arranging for the climbing wall to come to Welton. Mrs Matingley and Mrs Cockerill were so proud of our Robins as every single one of them had a go at climbing. They all earned a gem and a certificate for their courage! We clearly have a little monkey in our midst as Noah made it all the way to the top of the tower to ring the bell- despite a lot of the gaps between footholds being bigger than his legs! Hopefully you can find a shot of your little monkey below.

Robins- you did us proud!

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…

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