I am Miss James and I am your class teacher and our fantastic Learning Support Assistant is Miss O'Donnell. We are fortunate enough to be working closely with Dragonflies Class throughout the year too who are taught by Miss Roberts, and their Learning Support Assistant is Mrs Simmons. Additionally, Mrs Frost and Mrs Holland will be working with us from time to time, teaching PE and Music.
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.
· 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.
We are really looking forward to teaching you this year and we hope you are ready for what awaits you in Year 3! We have got lots of exciting learning ahead of us which I know you are going to really enjoy. Make sure you keep an eye out for the termly curriculum overviews to have a look at what we will be learning.