Welcome to Robin Class!


Robin class is led by class teacher Mrs Jury, and supported by Mrs Laird. We are an Early Years Foundation Stage Unit with our Pre-School, Barn-a-b’s. All children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and work towards achieving their Early Learning Goals across the Seven Areas of Development at the end of their Reception year. The three Prime Areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum underpin every child’s learning. These are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, and Physical Development. With these skills, children are then able to learn and develop skills across the four Specific Areas of Development which are Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World and Expressive Art and Design. A final Early Years Profile will be made for each child in June. 


Our aim at Our Lady’s School is to give every child an excellent foundation as they begin their school learning journey. Children will begin their Reception Year by exploring their new learning environment and getting to know their new teachers and friends. We will practise the daily routines of the classroom and start to join in with whole school activities, such as assemblies. Children will learn through a play-based curriculum and have access to daily outdoor learning opportunities. Through a careful balance of both adult and child-led activities, we provide a rich, stimulating and exciting environment through which children are motivated to be curious, to explore and to learn. Children are encouraged to become independent in daily routines from very early on and are well supported to develop skills to carry them forward in their learning. 


We will start the year by learning lots of nursery rhymes through our storybook ‘Dear Mother Goose’. We firmly believe that strong early reading skills provide the gateway to children’s future successes. Therefore, we will begin our daily Phonics teaching following the Read Write Inc Programme from the very first week of school. During the first half term, children will learn the ‘Set 1’ sounds. Children will learn how to say the sound for each individual letter of the alphabet, and learn how to write the letter for each sound. Our friend, Fred the Frog, will help children to begin to segment and blend to read and write words containing the sounds children know. Please remember to bring book-bags into school every day as reading books, home-school link books and home learning sheets will be put inside. Please ensure that you do not transport water bottles inside book bags!


Our maths focus for this term will be developing a secure understanding of the numbers to 10 and the early number system following our Power Maths scheme of learning. Below you will find our Long Term plan for the year ahead and Robin Class termly information sheets so that you can see what your child will be learning across the Early Years Curriculum. Please log on to your child's Tapestry Online Learning Journey regularly where you will be able to see what your child is learning through photos and videos. You will also see how your child is progressing. We love to see what your child is up to at home, so if you wish to add your own comments or observations to your child's Learning Journey then please do so.  


Please do not hesitate to contact me via class dojo if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to getting to know you all and working with you to ensure that your child has a fantastic first term and a great start to their school learning journey! 


Many thanks,

Mrs Jury