Robins

Welcome to Robins!

Miss Hughes

Class Teacher

Miss Mason

Teaching Assistant

Ms Brennan

Teaching Assistant

PPA cover on Wednesday afternoon

Key Information
 
Daily routine - The Robins will use the KS1 gate at 8:50 and be collected at 3pm from the main entrance of school.
 
Daily - Please bring your book bag, reading pack and water bottle into school everyday.  Please ensure long hair is tied back.
 
Reading Books - The children will be sent home with a reading pack containing a reading book(s) and any other key information.  Please ensure your reading pack in is your book-bag everyday.
 
Reading books will be collected every Wednesday.  They will be quarantined for 48 hours before being changed and handed out on Friday.  Don't forget to write a comment in the Reading Record so we know how your Robin got on.
 
Please read with your Robin as often as you can.  It is good practice to read the same books a few times as this supports your child's literacy skills.
 
Key Words - Attached to the children's Reading Records are bookmarks containing their keywords.  These are the most common words they will encounter at this age which link to their phonics learning. If your child is able to read a key word on the bookmark from sight, they will be highlighted and moved onto a new bookmark when appropriate.  We aim to check the children's key words once a week, after having heard them read.  
 
Star Moments - Star Moments are used to celebrate a range of achievements at home such as getting dressed independently, trying a new food, learning to ride a bike or sports milestone.  These Moments will be shared with the class.  See below for a Star Moments sheet which can be printed at home.
 
PE - Friday morning.  Please come to school in your PE kit, with plain joggers and a hoodie if the weather is colder.  Named plimsolls and/or trainers can be kept at school.
This half-term: gymnastics, manipulation and coordination.
 
Forest School - Monday afternoon.  The children should come to school in their Forest School clothing (appropriate for weather).  Please keep a named pair of wellies at school.  If you would like to join us, please contact the school office.  Please check Tapestry for dates.
 
TapestryTapestry is a fantastic online Learning Journal used to record and share the children's learning with parents and carers.  Staff will update Tapestry regularly with all the fun activities, adventures and experiences the children will encounter during Reception as well as updates and messages from Miss Hughes.  It is also a great chance for parents to share achievements and milestones outside of school.
An email has been sent out containing your Tapestry login details - if you are having issues logging in, please contact Miss Hughes.
 
Our Learning
Summer 1
Our topic this half term will be Plants and Animals.  We will use different texts to support our learning about growing seeds, hatching animals and the Traditional Tale - the Three Billy Goats Gruff. 
 
We have completed Phase 3, learning all the new sounds within the phase.  We will be reviewing the sounds, reading them within words and sentences and then writing them within simple sentences.  We will continue to learn, review and practice the reading and writing of Tricky Words and High Frequency Words.
 
During maths, we will be formally introducing addition and how to write a Number Sentence using the appropriate symbols (+=).  We will continue to develop our understanding of Number by counting to 20, saying the number names in order, matching quantity and recognising and writing the numbers.  We will be introduced to length and weight, the key vocabulary used to describe and compare them as well as non-statutory ways of measurement.
 
Child Initiated Learning - "Own Learning Time"
The best way for young children to learn is through play. Everyday, the children are given time to explore the classroom and outside area.  The resources and activities that have been carefully thought-out and planned to support the wide range of skills and interests and needs of the Robins.

There are seven key areas outlined by the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum that are used to focus the children’s learning:
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development,
  • Communication and Language,
  • Physical Development,
  • Mathematics,
  • Literacy,
  • Understanding the World,
  • Expressive Arts and Design.
Small Group Learning
The children will learn closely alongside an adult in a small good session to focus on key skills and concepts. They also have the chance to learn from each other while joining in with fun activities, engaging in conversations and developing relationships.