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Welcome to Robins class!

Miss Paterson is our class teacher.

Mr Bell and Mrs Allen are our learning assistants.

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Welcome to Robins Class we are delighted to be working with your children throughout the year. We have lots of fun and exciting opportunities for your children and we are here to help make an unforgettable Reception year experience.


Term Three- Winter


In our third term as Robins we will be exploring "Winter". We will look at the season of winter, polar animals, Chinese New Year, ice investigation, Norway and Magnets. We will be looking at books such as Blue Penguin, Penguin, Polar Bear Polar Bear and many more. We will be looking at numbers within 20, subtraction, addition, grouping and sharing in Maths Mastery. We will begin phase three digraphs and trigraphs in phonics which will support the children in reading and writing words, captions and sentences. In PSED the children will explore 'Dreams and Goals- having a positive attitude'.


Please continue to keep up to date with what we are doing in Robins on Class Dojo. We will post daily/weekly updates of the learning adventures we are having. 


Important dates for Term 3

Friday 17th January: Robins Class Coffee Morning 9:10-10:00am

Monday 10th February: Art Week


Term Two- Festivals and Celebrations


In our second term as Robins we will be exploring "Festivals and Celebrations". We will look closely at Diwali, Bonfire night, Remembrance Day and Christmas. We will dive deep into the power of reading books- Bog Baby and Stanley's Stick. We will continue to look at pattern, numbers within 6, addition, subtraction, measure and shape in Maths Mastery. We will finish and consolidate phase two phonics and begin to look at phase three initial sounds. We will work on segmenting and blending to develop reading CVC, caption and sentence cards. 

In PSED the children will explore 'Celebrating difference- making friends'.


This term will be our second performance in front of parents, the children loved performing at St Margarets Church last term. We will be rehearsing for the Christmas production in December. As a class we will be learning songs to accompany the narrators and actors of The Nativity. During this time the children will build their confidence, resilience and enjoyment of being a performer. 



Term One- All About Me


In our first term as Robins we explore the topic of “All About Me”. We will be learning our new class routines, rules and expectations. Our work will focus on the themes of ourselves, our family and our friends. It is a great opening topic for the year as the children have a sense of ownership and knowledge of these areas and so feel confident to access the learning. We will begin Maths Mastery, looking at pattern, numbers within 6, addition, subtraction, measure and shape. We will be exploring phase one and two phonics as well as working on our fine and gross motor skills to help us on our journey to writing. In PSED the children will explore 'Being me in my world'.


Please keep a close eye on Class Dojo for photos of our first few weeks at school and all the exciting things we will be getting up to!


Our first week at school is always an exciting but emotional time. It will be spent exploring our classroom both indoors and outdoors, making friends and learning new routines.


Key Information:


Please ensure your child brings in their Riverside school book bag every day as these fit in their trays and are used daily for contact books and letters.


All clothing, bags and bottles must be clearly named so that the children can easily find them. With permission, teachers can use a sharpie permanent marker to label up children’s belongings if necessary.


We are a healthy school so children should bring water every day - even in the winter months! Being well hydrated helps us to concentrate and be ready to learn. Riverside water bottles can be purchased through the school office.


Your child will be taking part in PE on a Tuesday Afternoon. Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school including plimsoles or trainers. Earrings must be removed for PE at home before school.


We have Forest School every Thursday - please make sure you have welly boots in school and gloves/ hat when it is cold.  We love learning outdoors.


Your child's reading book is changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please try to read regularly with your child and make a comment in their contact book. If you would like to keep the reading book a little longer, just write in the contact book and their book will not get changed that day.


We take part in Buster Book Club every Wednesday, so please read and record it on their reading bookmark inside the front cover of their contact book. We count the minutes on a Thursday. There is a class winner and a whole school class winner every week.


The topics and activities we follow are inspired by the children’s interests and can change frequently. We will let you know if there is anything you can do to support these at home. The children will have activities which cover all 17 areas of the Early Years curriculum. This is through play based and teacher led activities.


Children will also have daily Maths lessons following the EYFS curriculum. Please encourage your children to recognise numbers at home, count out amounts, and look for shapes and patterns.


Bailey Bear is our class toy who will go home for a weekend with each child throughout the school year. We ask that you write down what Bailey has been doing with you and share pictures so that the children can share this with the class.


Our class webpage will be updated regularly with news information about in Robins. Please visit our Class Dojo page for more information.



EYFS Curriculum Overview

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