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 - The children will be sent home a sheet of key words.  These are the most common words they will encounter at this age. If your child is able to read all the key words on the sheet from sight, they will be given a new sheet of words to practice. We aim to check the children's key words once a week.  The key word folders will be sent out after October half term.
 
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.  
 
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.
 
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
Autumn 2
Our topic this half term will be Celebrations.  We will be using different texts to support our learning about birthdays, autumn, Diwali, Fireworks Night, winter and Christmas. During this time, we will be developing our gross and fine motor skills which will improve our pencil grip and letter formation.  We will continue working our way through Phase 2 Phonics, learning new sounds, tricky words and high frequency words as well as blending sounds together to read CVC words and segment sounds, breaking the word down to spell it.  During maths, we will be counting and recognising numbers to 10, comparing quantities, exploring early addition and subtraction by finding one more and one less than a given number to 10 and investigating 2D shapes.
 
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.