A big welcome back to Robin Class and a very Happy New Year to you all!  


The children have settled back into the routines and expectations of the class beautifully, and have returned with the same great enthusiasm for learning! It has been a super start to the Spring Term and Robin class have been busy learning through play, building relationships with our friends and working hard.


Our topic for this term will be House, Homes and Communities. We will read lots of traditional tales, starting with The Three Little Pigs. We will think about how different people and families live both here and in other countries, and explore different types of homes. After half term, we will think about how we can stay safe and healthy, as well as looking at people who help us and the jobs they do. 


Our Early Years Foundation Stage Framework has been updated. The main focus of these changes is to give your child’s teachers more time to play, learn, teach and enjoy time with your child. Research has shown that quality time, respectful relationships as well as a fascinating environment play a far more significant part in child development than ticking boxes on a development chart. The changes in the framework have also placed a greater focus on communication and language.


We will continue our daily phonics teaching using the Read Write Inc Programme. Our focus will be on developing blending skills which will enable the children to read simple books and texts, as well as helping us with our writing and spelling. We will continue to practice our listening skills and develop our speaking skills through whole class language and vocabulary games.


In maths, we will continue to develop and deepen our knowledge and understanding of numbers to 10. We will focus on learning our number bonds to help us with simple addition and subtraction. We will also look at shape, space and pattern. 


In RE, our topic is ‘our local church’. Later in the term, we will learn about the special times of Lent and Easter. 


As always, thank you for your continued support with your child’s learning!


Mrs Jury