Oldfield Primary School & Nursery part of the Brontë Academy Trust

Putting Children First

Part of Bronte Academy Trust

Welcome to Robins Class (Unit 2) 2023-2024

We have year 2, year 3 and year 4 children in this class.  Mrs. S Barnett  is the Robins class teacher and is well supported by Mrs J Birdsall, Miss Z Manning and Miss L Broadley. We are in the bright and newly refurbished classroom upstairs, above the hall. 

 

Spring 2 - Perfect Power!

The children will be learning about electricity and what it is used for. We will look at how it is used in our homes, how it used in machinery as part of our everyday lives and how it used to power machinery. The children will be using electrical equipment to build their own circuits and power their own robots. They will be encouraged to check for any wear and tear before they use anything. They will also be taught about saving energy and how batteries should always be removed from battery cases to prolong their life and
stop corrosion.  The children will also be reminded to disconnect their circuits if they are not using them as the bulbs can get hot. We will also discuss how to not put too much energy into a circuit and to make sure all parts are compatible. 

As part of our creative curriculum and D&T work, we will look at different types of robots and how they are used today for many different things such as in surgery, quality control, health and safety, drones etc. We will be learning about the first robot inventor and the inventor of electricity. The children will also be designing, making and evaluating their own powered robots too.

Thank you!

     Mrs Barnett 

   Please see below for our half termly and yearly overviews. 

PE is on Tuesdays and is taught by Mrs Aspinall. Homework is set on Wednesdays and is due in the following Tuesday, ready to be marked and new work to be sent on the Wednesday. 

 Reading books are sent home daily with their reading diary. We ask that the children read 3-4 times a week at least when at home, even if it is only a couple of pages! Please sign and date when your child has read in their reading diary and please send the books and diaries to school every day with your child. 

 

Who will be the first one to take the Reading Champion bag home in Spring 2? It will be awarded to a different child in the class each week and contains hot chocolate, a specially selected book, a soft toy to snuggle whilst you read and some mindful colouring pages. We will be looking for those who are reading regularly and having their reading diaries signed.