Robins

Welcome to Robins!

Miss Hughes

Class Teacher

Miss Mason

Teaching Assistant

Monday-Friday - all day
Wednesday - afternoon PPA cover

Ms Brennan

Teaching Assistant

Monday-Thursday - afternoons
Friday - all day

Ms Butler

Teaching Assistant

Wednesday - afternoon

Mrs Hunter

Teaching Assistant

Monday-Thursday - mornings only
Monday afternoon - Forest School Led Practitioner

September Transition Information

 

 

Wednesday 8th September

Group 1 

Children to arrive at the KS1 gate at 8:50.  Children will be collected from the KS1 gate at 11:30, without lunch.

Thursday 9th September

Group 2 

Children to arrive at the KS1 gate at 8:50.  Children will be collected from the KS1 gate at 11:30, without lunch.

 

 

Friday 10th September

Group 1 

Children to arrive at the KS1 gate at 8:50.

If you wish to join your Robin for lunch, please bring a packed lunch and arrive at 11:35.  Children can be taken home after lunch or collected from the KS1 gate at 1:10.

Please book your Robin's lunch online.

Monday 13th September

Group 2 

Children to arrive at the KS1 gate at 8:50.

If you wish to join your Robin for lunch, please bring a packed lunch and arrive at 11:35.  Children can be taken home after lunch or collected from the KS1 gate at 1:10.

Please book your Robin's lunch online.

 

 

Tuesday 14th September

 

All children

Children to arrive at the KS1 gate at 8:50. 

Children will be collected from the KS1 gate at 1:10, after having lunch.

 

 

Wednesday 15th September – Friday 17th 

 

All children 

Children to arrive at the KS1 gate at 8:50 

Children can be collected from the KS1 at 1:10, after having lunch, or stay for the whole afternoon and be collected at 3:10.

 

 

Week beginning Monday 20th September

All children – full time

Children to arrive at the KS1 gate at 8:50

All children to be collected form the KS1 at 3:10.

Key Information
 
Daily routine - The Robins will use the KS1 gate at 8:50am and be collected at 3:10pm from the main entrance of school.
These timings will differ during the September transition.
 
Daily - Please bring your book bag, reading pack and water bottle into school everyday.  Please ensure long hair is tied back.
 
PE - Wednesday morning.  Please come to school in your black trainers, PE kit and with black/grey joggers and a school jumper/fleece if the weather is colder.  
 
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 more information regarding dates.
 
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 Friday morning and then changed and handed out on Friday afternoon.  Don't forget to write a comment in the Reading Record so we know how your Robin got on.  If appropriate, we will also change your Robins reading book after hearing them read in the classroom.  We aim to hear the children read individually at least once a week.
 
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.
Autumn 1
"All About Me"
 
In Robins, our curriculum is often led by the children’s interests and hobbies. Our weekly learning focuses on a Key Text which links to our half-term topic.  Using rich texts helps build the children’s literacy skills and love of books as well as making direct links to other areas of the curriculum.  
 
To support the children's transition into their new environment, our first topic will be All About Me. Through this topic the children will discover more about themselves, their bodies, senses and emotions as well as sharing about their family and feeling as part of the school community.
 
Throughout the term, we will explore and develop our listening skills in preparation for Phonics where we will be introduced to letters and their sounds.  Miss Hughes will deliver a Phonics and early Reading Workshop later in the term which will aim to provide information on how to support your Robin with this vital part of the curriculum.
 
During maths, we will use songs, hands-on activities and resources to explore counting and number recognition to 5.  We will also be sorting objects into groups depending on their size, shape, colour and length. 
 
Child Initiated Learning
"Own Learning Time"
 
Play is one of the main ways in which children learn and develop. It helps to build self worth by giving a child a sense of his or her own abilities and to feel good about themselves.  It also encourages their imagination and communication skills in addition while giving them time to process and consolidate literacy and maths concepts.
 
The Early Years Foundation Stage framework is broken down into 7 key areas of learning:
  1. Communication and Language, 
  2. Personal, Social and Emotional Development, 
  3. Physical Development, 
  4. Literacy, 
  5. Mathematics, 
  6. Understanding the World,
  7. and Expressive Arts and Design.
Our classroom environment supports the learning of these key areas with carefully thought out activities and resources aimed to simulate and inspire learning, creativity, independence and social skills.  
 
Small Group Learning
"Fruit Groups"
 
The children also have the opportunity to learn with an adult within a small group.  This allows the adults to focus on the children's needs and abilities, providing constructive feedback and reassurance while learning, developing and strengthening key skills together.
Tapestry
 
 
Tapestry is a fantastic online Learning Journal used to record and share the children's learning with parents and carers.  Staff will update Tapestry 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.