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Robins – Reception

Welcome to Robins Class

Welcome to the Class of 2023!


This week we have been reading the book 'Poles Apart' and looking at Google Earth to find out where the North Pole (Arctic) and South Pole (Antarctica) are, and where we live. We have been learning about polar bears too. As the characters in the story were travelling by boat for a picnic, we had an inflatable boat in the classroom and the children enjoyed going on imaginary adventures. Robins made some biscuits with Mrs Waters and we enjoyed them with hot chocolate on our own picnic on the Rec! In Maths we have been counting objects carefully to 20 and subitising numbers on a ten frame. In our handwriting lessons, we have been practising forming a and d which use the letters c and o from last week.

Home learning



Robins will go on a trip to Hillier Gardens on Wednesday 19th June 2024. We will be doing a range of activities while we are there, including pond dipping, minibeast hunt and trails. Further details to follow nearer the time.


Each week we choose a child to take home the story suitcase for the week and return it the following Monday. We hope you enjoy snuggling up with your child to read the story and share a hot chocolate!

Books of the week

Other books we've read this term:




Popcorn, Popcorn, sizzling in the pan.


Shake it up, shake it up,


Bam, Bam, Bam.


Popcorn, Popcorn, now it’s getting hot.


Shake it up, shake it up,


Pop, Pop, Pop.



Carrot Nose


A cute little snowman with a

long carrot nose.


Along came a rabbit and

what do you suppose?


That cute little rabbit,

looking for his lunch.


Ate the snowman’s carrot nose,

nibble, nibble, munch. 

We are mathematicians!

We have been learning to subitise to 10 on a ten frame and count objects carefully by moving them one at a time as we count them. Can you make your own ten frame? Can you count objects to 10 carefully? Can you write the numerals 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5?

Mrs Taylor teaches Robins on a Monday and Tuesday, and Mrs Evans teaches the class on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Mrs Waters is in Robins on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and Mrs Hammond is in class on Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays.


Every day in Robins class is a new, exciting adventure! Our children learn that they are part of a new, wonderful team, both inside the classroom, and in Winterslow school. By learning through play, we help our Robins to become independent, confident learners. They have some structured, adult-directed sessions, but we also let the children decide how they want to learn, with an emphasis on 'having a go.'




Hooks Into Books


Our Curriculum is a literacy based curriculum. We have a new, quality text each week, using an exciting hook to help the children to 'live' the story. This makes for a very engaging and exciting curriculum, which in turn motivates and encourages our Robins into mark making, writing and reading with enthusiasm.


Adventures that our Robins undertake, might include: finding an unusual object in the classroom; grabbing a magnifying glass and searching for clues; hunting for animals in the Plantation, or watching the adults put on a show. These are only a few of the many exciting activities your child will experience in Robins class!


Here are some useful websites to use with your child at home...