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Robin Class

Summer 2 2018

Welcome to Robin’s class page!


Here in Robins class we are excited for a summer jam packed full of learning!


Lets pray for some sun smiley. If it get hot please be weather conscious, apply suncream on your child before school and send in hats please! Also, please remember to complete the challenges set in you home learning book. A new challenge is set each week.


This half term we will be looking at the topic of 'Animals'. We will be looking at animals from around the world, including, jungle animals, Australian animals, arctic animals and many more! The children will be looking at stories about animals and choosing their favourite. In R.E we will be looking at how seasons are changing and learning about special celebrations.


This half term the children will start preparing for year one, by applying their knowledge of phase 2,3 and 4 phonics to read banded books. Please ensure you read with your child at home as often as you can. It will help them build up fluency and confidence in their reading. We will be challenging the children to use their phonics knowledge to write as well, pushing for more extended pieces of writing for different purposes and in different contexts. Please support your child with learning to read and write the high frequency words that have been sent home.


In maths we are working on consolidating our knowledge of numbers to 20 and pushing the children to count, read and write higher numbers. The children will be learning about halving, doubling and sharing numbers using physical resources to help them. We will continue practising calculation and revisit shape, space and measure.

In the early years foundation stage we follow the Development Matters cirriculum. This focuses on 7 key areas of learning; communication and language, physical development, numeracy, literacy, social and emotional development, expressive arts and design and understanding the world. Much of this learning is carried out through play and exploring, alongside guided groups with adults.

 We will be following the 'Letters and Sounds' phonics scheme and using Jolly phonics to learn our phase 2 and phase 3, and 4 sounds. We will be learning how to orally blend and segment sounds, to read and spell. Phonics sessions are fun and interactive. We will be practising reading and forming our letters in lots of different ways. 
Children in Robins and Wrens have access to the outdoor area together. This gives the children the opportunity to develop friendships with children in both classes. The children will be included in planning some of the provision for the outdoor area, as well as activities planned by the adults. 

Support in pronouncing the sounds, and phonics activities can be found under the 'About us' tab, 'curriculum' and then 'sounds and reading'. Please ask a member of the Early Years teaching team if you would like any additional support. Remember to check your 'how to help at home' handout for suggestions of ways to support learning at home.

Our P.E day is on a Monday, however this could change without notice, therefore we ask that kit bags are brought in on a Monday morning and kept in school for the duration of the week. Your child's P.E kit needs to include shorts/jogging trousers, P.E t-shirt and plimsolls. It is important your child has the correct footwear for PE as we will go on the field when the weather is nice. Please remember to tie long hair back, and remove all jewellery, including earnings.

In addition to their P.E kit, your child will also need the following each day:

  • A water bottle (no juice)
  • A healthy snack (fruit and vegetables only)
  • A coat
  • A bookbag - please do not carry fruit and water bottles in this as it damages the books if it leaks.
  • Packed lunch unless they are having school dinner
  • A ruck sack for your child's fruit and water bottle.


All of you child's personal belongings need to be clearly named.


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