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Robins Class Year 3/4

Welcome to Robins Class!


Robins are amazing animals, just like Robins Class! Did you know any of these fascinating robin facts?

· Robins are famous for the red feathers on the front of their bodies. They are sometimes known as red breasts because of these feathers.

· Both male and female robins have these red feathers, and are almost identical. Young robins have brown speckled feathers: they don’t get their red feathers until they are adults.

· Male and female robins both look after their babies – called nestlings – until they are old enough to look after themselves.

· It only takes around nine weeks for a robin to go from a newly-laid egg to being old enough to care for itself. It takes humans a little longer!

· Robins eat lots of different foods, including seeds, fruits, worms, insects and spiders. They particularly enjoy eating mealworms.

· The robin has twice been declared Britain’s national bird - once in 1960 and once in 2015.

· Robins hold territories, which they defend fiercely from intruders. Robins sometimes sing at night, especially in areas where there are artificial lights.

· In Victorian times, postmen were known as robin red-breasts because of the red waistcoats that they wore. It was at this time that robins became popular on Christmas cards, which is thought to be because they represented the postmen who delivered the cards.

The adults working in Robins Class this year are Mr Saye and Mrs Jones, who are both very excited to welcome our new class. Mrs Frost and Mrs Holland will also teach some lessons, and Robins will work with Dragonflies Class at times. The adults in Dragonflies Class are Miss James and Miss Scott. We will be learning and doing lots of exciting things in Robins this year. Look out for the curriculum overviews that will appear on this page each term for more details of what will be learning.