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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 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.


Please keep a close eye on our website 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 Thursday Mornings. 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 Wednesday - 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.



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