This week's Birthday Announcements: Happy belated Birthday Flora! Happy belated Birthday Oliver!


Welcome to the Robins' learning page! 


Hello lovely Robins!

Gosh, I miss you all and it was so wonderful seeing some of your faces over the last few days. Being brave enough to take part in video calls, I think, is my biggest achievement so far in these strange times!


Below, are some suggested learning activities to complete this week. There is quite a lot here so take your time and short, frequent bursts of learning, can be more beneficial than trying to sit for long periods of time. 


Phonics                This week I would like you to learn a new sound, ‘ng’. Practise this sound                                  by reading and writing words containing the ‘ng’ digraph, such as: ring,                                    sing, song, long, lung,

                            A grown up can write some sentences onto your whiteboard. Find the                                      digraph, underline it and then read the sentence. Suggested sentences                                  are in a document below. 

                            Don’t forget to revise sounds we have learnt so far including the ‘ch’ and                                ‘sh’ digraphs. Poop deck pirates is a very fun way to practise reading                                      words containing sounds we have learnt so far!

                            Tricky words

                            This week I would like you to spend time revising all the tricky words we                                have learnt so far (I, a, is, the, to, go, no, some, come, was, all, are, he,                                  she, we, me, be, for, of, my). You could play: tricky word bingo by writing                                four onto your whiteboard; make two copies of each word and play tricky                              word pairs;ask your family for a wooden spoon and play splat the tricky                                  word; test your family members; time yourself to see how quickly you can                              read them;reading them in silly voices. The possibilities are endless!                                      Remember, tricky words are common exception words that cannot be                                    sounded out but we have to learn to read on sight. I have made a set of                                words should you wish to print them out and can be found in the                                            documents below.

                            Remember, honics Play is also a great resource for children to play games                              to practise phonics skills. Children will need to play phase 3 games, set 1-                              7 with consonant digraphs ‘ch’, ‘sh and ‘ng’’.

Reading                Log in to Oxford Owl and read an online book and share a story together.                             

                            You can also access Collins Big Cat phonic ebooks by clicking on the link                                  below. 


                            In the documents below I have also made up some clues to enable you to                                have a treasure hunt around your home with your family. Each clue                                        consist of words and sounds that you will be able to read, using your                                      wonderful phonic skills. If you find one tricky just 'say the sounds and                                  read the word'. Have fun!


Spelling                Please continue to practise reading and spelling your tricky words,                                          focusing this week on ‘she’. Can you write it and then write over it lots of                              times in different colours, to create a rainbow ‘she’? Can you write it in                                  chalk or in water on the ground outside? Can you find and cut the letters                              out of a magazine or newspaper to build the word ‘she’? 


Handwriting        Please encourage your child to practise forming a cursive letter ‘e’, using                               the rhyme ‘lift off the top and scoop out the egg’. Can you practise writing                             it using paint? In sand? A small tray of rice, lentils or flour? (if you can                                 spare it!)


English                Share the story ‘Hugless Douglas’ by David Melling. There is also an audio                               version available on the BBC Sounds App. Discuss the story together.                                     Where was the story set? Who were the characters? Did you like the                                   story? Why? Why not? Would you like Douglas as a friend? Why?

                           Who do you love to hug? Draw a picture of someone special you think gives                             great cuddles into your green book. Write a sentence underneath eg ‘I                                   like to hug my….’. Don’t forget, to write a super sentence we need to: say                               words like a robot; listen carefully and write the sounds you can hear in                                 each word; don't forget finger spaces! Use your sound mat to help you                                   write letters correctly and check any 'b' or 'd' letters are the correct                                 way around. Remember, how fantastic you are at writing.


Maths                 1) Try copying, continuing and then creating simple repeating patterns.                                   Focus first on two-part repeating patterns (AB) and then three part                                     patterns (ABC). You can use anything to create a pattern! For example,                                 your pattern could be; car, train, car, train, car, train etc. Say your                                       pattern out loud to your family. Patterns can be created using objects,                                   sounds, actions, colours, sizes etc. Patterns can be drawn, painted, printed                             into playdough; be as creative as you’d like!


                           2) If you have managed to create a three-part pattern you can try                                         copying, continuing and creating more complex patterns. 

                           When out on a walk try collecting some natural objects to create a                                         pattern when you get home, such as stones, long sticks, short sticks,                                     daisies, dandelions, leaves etc. you can arrange your pattern in a line or                                 around the edge of a hoop to create a circular pattern. Remember to                                     describe your pattern or, can you describe a pattern your family have                                   made for you?


UTW/EAD           Recall some signs of spring that you have learnt about so far. During                                      springtime we often see baby animals in rivers or fields. What baby                                      animals might you see? Do all babies look like their mums? Use the                                        PowerPoints below to talk about how some animals are similar and some                                  differ to their babies. Can you name them? Then complete the sheet,                                    matching the baby to its mum. If you would like an extra challenge you                                  can draw a picture some animals and their babies and add labels. I would                                love to see these in your learning journey! 


Thank you so much to those families who have shared learning into the interactive learning diary. It would be fantastic to continue seeing your learning. You can share this by uploading comments, pictures or videos. If you need your login details, or any support with this, please email the school and I can get them to you asap and try to help.


Thank you so much and stay happy and safe.

Miss Crowley 



 Adult and Baby Animals.pptDownload
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 Fun treasure hunt.docxDownload
 matching activity mum and baby animals.pdfDownload
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Hello lovely Robins,

I hope you are all safe, healthy and happy. I miss you all very much and cannot wait to see you soon!


Below are some suggested activities and helpful documents to support your child's learning over the coming week. It would be wonderful if you could share some of your child's learning into their online learning journey. Please contact the office if you need login details and I shall get them to you asap. 


This week in phonics I would like children to continue reading and spelling words containing the digraph that we learnt last week, 'sh'. Words may include: shop, ship, fish, crash, wish, brush.
Please also introduce the new digraph ‘ch’ to your child, reminding them that we only need one sound button as it is a digraph; two letters that represent one sound. Encourage children to read words containing the ‘ch’ sound and then write the word onto their whiteboard. Children should then add their sound buttons and read back the word they have written to you. Words can include: chip, chat, much, chop, chin, chest, lunch etc.
Children also need to practise reading simple sentences or questions containing words with 4 and 5 sounds (cvcc, ccvc and ccvcc structure). Some suggestions are: I can jump onto a plank; We can go for a drink; Gran will get cross if I run; Can a frog swim? Will a plum melt? Has a nest got a trunk? Etc. Have fun making up silly sentences or yes /no questions!

There is also some phonic practise activities in the documents below should you require more!

Tricky words
Please introduce the tricky word ‘be’ to your child. It is worth pointing out to them that it follows the same pattern as words learnt previously: we, me, he, she and the ‘e’ is spelling an ‘ee’ sound in these words. Tricky words are common exception words that cannot be sounded out.

When teaching phonics it is really important to pronounce the sounds precisely. Click here to watch a video on how to correctly pronounce the sounds in phonics. We also, in Robins, use cued articulation to support children to articulate and learn the sounds. If you wish to continue to teach your child these as we learn new sounds, click on the link to watch the video of the actions being made. is also a great resource for children to play games to practise their phonics skills. Children will need to play phase 3 games, set 1-7 with consonant digraphs ‘ch’ and ‘sh’.

There is also an app called ‘Teach your monster to read’ which is currently free to download from an app store onto a smartphone or tablet.


Please continue to read and enjoy stories with your child and when you come across words or sentences that you feel your child is able to read, allow them to do so. It would be great if you could visit and create a login. Once you have done so you will be able to access a range of ebooks that your child can read to you. When successfully logged in, suggested books for this week are ‘Mix, mix, mix’ and ‘Chicken Licken’. It is not always necessary for your child to read the whole book independently; you may wish to read a page each. Remember to reread books and to ask your child questions about the text to ensure they have understood the what they have read.



Please continue to practise reading and spelling your tricky words, focusing this week on ‘he’. How many times can you write it in a minute? Can you write it into a sentence? Don’t forget your Manor Fields cursive handwriting!


Please encourage your child to practise forming a cursive letter ‘d’, using the rhyme ‘around the dinosaurs bottom, up to his head and down to his toes’.


Your challenge for this week is to find ways to total 10!
1) Watch the number blocks episode Series two, Episode 13: “Blast Off”.
2) Print and cut out the aliens and spaceships. Use these to find the different ways to total ten and each time saying your number story – for example, 1 alien add 9 aliens equals 10 aliens.
If you do not have access to a printer at home, children can simply draw ten aliens and two spaceships, cut out the aliens and complete the same activity.
3) Try to record some of the ways you have found to total ten onto your whiteboard or into your green book; this could be pictures, writing numerals or using the symbols + and =.

Children can also continue to access Mathletics online. Contact the school if you need a reminder of your login.


I have uploaded two PowerPoints all about ‘Spring’ below. Take some time to look through them with your child and discuss things we usually see at spring time. If you are able to access a garden, there is also a signs of spring tick sheet for you to complete with your child.
I have also uploaded some simple craft ideas if you would like extra activities to amuse your child!


Again, it would be fantastic to see some of your child’s learning. You can share this by uploading pictures or videos into their online learning journey. I cannot wait to see!


Thank you so much for your support
Team Robin



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Every week, we’ll be saying a special Manor Fields ‘hello’ to any of our lovely Robins who have a birthday coming up in the next few days. Happy Birthday Owen! Have a wonderful day. From all of your friends at Manor Fields.

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