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Robins – Reception

Welcome to Robins Class

Welcome to the Class of 2023!


This week the Robins had their first swimming lesson at school and we are so unbelievably proud of you all! Every single Robin did a great job getting in and out of the pool, swimming and splashing, and getting themselves changed. A massive well done to you all! We have had a lovely week exploring imaginary animals, including unicorns and dragons. The children have been making potions and potion recipes for their imaginary animals. Mrs Waters has been teaching the children some Makaton and they performed their sea song confidently. The Robins had their last music lesson with Mrs Alderman and have done such a great job of listening, joining in and playing instruments. On Tuesday we read the book 'Mixed' and explored diversity - what makes us all unique and special. We designed our own imaginary animals and all stood up in worship to show the rest of the school our work. In Maths we have been learning about odd and even numbers.

Home learning



The Robins will be swimming every Wednesday!


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!

Our books 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 using our subitising knowledge explore number bonds (pairs of numbers) that make 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Can you use objects to explore these number bonds at home? What do you see? Can you write the numerals 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9?

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...