This is how we teach Topic

On Monday 23rd March, Mr Gill (Year 6) conducted a parents workshop looking at how Topic is taught at Robert Blair. During this fantastic morning, Mr Gill started by modelling a lesson, then discussed how we plan Topic in school and finally looked at the Curriculum Drivers (aspiration, creativity, collaboration, resilience) and how they are used in our teaching of Topic.

Below are the models created by the parents, where they had to build there own bridges to support as much weight as possible.

Red Nose Day









On Friday 13th March for Red Nose Day, we asked the children to come to school wearing red and yellow. Each child paid £1 to dress up, and the money collected was split between Comic Relief and our Solar Panels project.  The children completed a ‘fashion show’ catwalk in Friday’s assembly, where each class showed off their fantastic clothing. Have a look to the school gallery!

Maths at Home – A fantastic new resource on London Grid For Learning (LGFL)

The Maths at home resource is designed to provide support for busy parents that wish to help their child with their mathematical development at home. A video has been made for each statement in the Key Stage Two National Curriculum. Each video is a snapshot of how many schools may teach the particular strand, and also provides examples of how parents could support their child at home. Where appropriate, video content is reinforced with a selection of downloadable resources.

Maths at home videos are designed to feel like they are taking place on a table at home, encouraging communication, conversation and lots of fun while working on them.  The video resources are designed to bring Maths to life, highlighting learning opportunities within cookery, play, decorating and gardening. Most importantly, they are designed to ignite conversations between children and parents, and to make Maths a positive and enjoyable experience outside of school.

All children have been given login details for LGFL.

A Key Stage 1 version of the resource is in development with a planned launch of late Spring 2015.

Year 6 gearing up for the Six Nations

Year 6 are preparing themselves for the Six Nations, by learning tag rugby. The children are very enthusiastic and showing great skill.




A selective few will be representing Robert  Blair at an Islington Tag Rugby Tournament on the 13th February at Whittington Park. Please come along and cheer them on!

Hopefully we will come back to school with a trophy!


Internet safety parents’/carers’ workshop on 10th February

Tuesday 10th February is international ‘Safer Internet Day’.  We would like to invite you to an internet safety workshop for parents/carers in the middle hall on that day, running 9:10am – 10:10am.  Mr Murphy will share with you key information about internet safety and discuss how you can help keep your children safe online at home.

Here at school the children will be taking part in a number of internet safety activities throughout that week, culminating in an internet safety show and tell assembly on the Friday, 9:20am, which you are also very welcome to attend.

We hope to see as many parents/carers as possible at the internet safety parents’/carers’ workshop on 10th February – there is no need to book, just turn up!  Parents/carers attending any workshops at the school this year will be given a raffle ticket for each attendance and at the end of the year we will draw the raffle to see who has won an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet!