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Robins – Reception

Welcome to Robins Class

Welcome to the Class of 2023!


We have been meeting with our year 6 buddies to get to know them and there are some amazing friendships blossoming already! In class we have been developing our fine and gross motor skills in preparation for writing through dough disco, dance disco and pen disco. We have practised our speaking and listening skills during PSHE circle time, story time and reciting poems. Ask your child about the 'different' shape character they drew and named with a code!

Home learning



We have started our phonics and reading journey this week by learning the sounds s a t p with actions. The home learning is included above and your child should now be bringing a phonics reading book home on Fridays. Please support your child in reading this over the weekend and keep it in their book bag the following week so we can hear them read it in school. Re-reading the book will really help your child cement their phonics knowledge.


Please bring in a coat each day and leave a pair of wellies at school so that we can use the outdoor classroom as much as possible.


PE will be on a Thursday but will not start until after the October half term break. Please can children come into school wearing their PE kits every Thursday after half term.


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!

Class poems

Falling Apples

Here is the tree with its leaves so green.

Here are the apples that hang between.

When the wind blows, the apples will fall.

And this is the basket to catch them all.


Pointy Hat

A little old lady with a tall pointed hat,

Knocked on my door with a rat-a-tat-tat.

 I peered through the window to see who was there,

 And off on her broomstick she flew through the air.


Chop Chop

Chop, Chop, Choppity Chop.

Cut off the bottom and cut off the top.

What there is left, we put in the pot.

Chop, Chop, Choppity Chop.

Books of the week

Other books we've read this term:

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...