Welcome to Robins class page!
We are so excited to welcome all of our new starters to Robins. We hope that you have had a lovely summer and are all ready for your first term at 'big' school'. We will keep this page updated each term with our new focus for the term and a learning map which explains what your children will be learning about in all areas of the curriculum.
Our focus for Autumn 1 is finding out all about oursleves, our family and our school. We will be having fun in both our home corner and our Tesco role play area.
Please have a look at our page to find out all the recent information. We will keep it updated with any workshops we carry out and important dates. The learning maps will tell you what we are focusing on this term and learning about across the curriculum.
Please see our latest newsletter for inset days and term dates.
WE WILL BE HOLDING AN ONLINE MEET THE TEACHER WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS - THIS WILL EXPLAIN THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN MORE DETAIL AS WELL AS ROUTINES, REWARD SYSTEMS AND OTHER KEY INFOMATION YOU WILL NEED. WE WILL PUT THE DATE ON HERE AND SEND A MESSAGE VIA SEESAW TO INFORM YOU.
WOW MOMENTS - we like to share the achievements of children inside and outside of school. You will be sent home some WOW slips. Please make note of any special achievements your child has done that has made you proud. These can be sent in each week, we will quarantine them and share them the following week.
PATCH THE DOG – we will continue to send our class dog home to go on adventures at your home once we start full time. Please ensure he is returned on a Monday so again he can be quarantined for enough days so that he is safe to go home the following Friday.
PE – Our PE day is on a Tuesday. Please send your child in their PE clothes that are appropriate for the weather. We will not be starting PE until the week commencing 21st September, when they are all in full time.
READING BOOKS – Your child will come home with a library book initially. When they are ready they will also come home with a reading book. We will send home reading diaries where you can record when you have read. These reading diaries will need to be kept at home. We will keep a record of when they have read at school. Your child will have a set day to bring in their library/reading book and these books will then be quarantined. This will be the only day that we are able to give your child a book so please ensure their books are in their bag that day so they can have a new one. We may ask that you put a photo of your reading records each week on SEESAW so that we can see what they have read at home. We encourage children to read at least 5 times a week, for a maximum of 10 minutes. We hold a reading raffle in school. If a child reads at home 5 times a week then there names goes in the raffle. At the end of the term we pull out a name and they win a £10 book token, donated by the PTFA.
HOMEWORK – Once we start teaching phonics your child will have homework sent home linked to the new sounds we have learnt. We will send home a yellow book with some sounds in it. Again these books can’t be returned to school. Each week we will send home new sheets which you can add to the book and then please put a photo on SEESAW by the Wednesday of each week to share their learning. We will remind you what to do nearer the time.
WELLIES - to be kept in school all year for use during outdoor play and lunchtimes. PLease name these.
CLASS EMAIL ADDRESS - Any questions or worries please email us so we can help solve them.
Here is an overview of the books that we will be focusing our learning on throughout the year. These will be added to as we go along. We are always looking at new and exciting books. We also read many other stories at story time and in our book corner.
|Autumn 1||Gettting to know ourselves and our school - Marvelous Me, Riley Can be Anything he wants to be, My Family, The Gruffalo|
|Autumn 2||The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg and The Jolly Christmas Postman, Supertato, Percy the park keeper, Stickman|
|Spring 1||Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne, Bear Hunt, Dear Zoo, Tabby McTat, The Ugly Five|
|Spring 2||Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy , The Smeds and the Smoos|
|Summer 1||The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, Jaspers Beanstalk,Superworm , Tadpoles Wish|
|Summer 2||Billys bucket by Kes Grey, Tiddler, Rainbow Fsh|
OUR AUTHOR OF THE YEAR IS JULIA DONALDSON
In Robins our Author of the Year is Julia Donaldson. We love listening to her stories during story time and enjoying reading them ourselves in our reading area. We have already remembered her name and can name a lot of the books she has written. We also enjoy listening to and joining in with her songs from her CD and book called ' A Treasury of Songs' . During the year we will all get the chance to take the story sack home which includes two of her books 'Zog' and 'Spinderella'. We then write a book review about them to share with our friends.
Please see the website links below to find out more about Julia Donaldson, view some of the books she has written and to try out some activities linked to the books we have read.