A big welcome to our first exciting term in Robin Class! ☺ 


Our topic is ‘Getting to Know You.’ The children will begin their Reception Year by exploring their new learning environment and getting to know their new teachers and friends. They will also familiarise themselves with the daily routines and expectations of both our class and school. As we move through the term, we will focus on ‘Family’. We will talk about our own families, find out about different families from around the world, and learn about how we are all part of God’s family.  Our first focus text will be ‘The Enormous Turnip’. 


From the very first day, we will be fostering independence and an excellent attitude towards learning. We will begin our daily Phonics teaching following the Letters and Sounds Programme, where we will learn letter shapes and the sounds they make. This learning will enable us to begin to segment and blend to read and write words and simple sentences. We will practice our listening skills and developing our speaking skills through whole class language and vocabulary games. 


Our maths focus for this term will be developing a secure understanding of the numbers to 10 and the early number system. Through daily number activities, we will practice our number recognition, number formation and counting skills. We will begin to look at basic mathematical concepts including addition, subtraction, sharing and grouping, and also begin to look at 2D shapes and their properties. 


Our RE learning will cover the topics of Creation, Sacraments and Advent. 


We look forward to working in partnership with you all to ensure that the children have a wonderful first term and start to their school learning journey. 


Many Thanks,

Mrs Jury.