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


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. 


Our topic for this term will be journeys. We will be taking a journey through our school, the wider estate around the school and to the woods… I wonder what, or who, we will find there! We will follow the journeys of characters through our class stories… some journeys we will know well, others will be new to us. Our first text will be a traditional tale, The Three Little Pigs. We will use computing to plan our own journeys. 


We will continue our daily phonics teaching, where we will revisit the sounds we already know and move on to looking at digraphs (two letters that together make one sound). Our focus will be on developing our independent segmenting and blending skills which will enable us to read and write simple words and sentences.  


Our maths focus for this term will be on addition and subtraction to 10 and 20. We will continue to develop our knowledge and understanding of numbers and the number system through our daily fluency activities. 


Our RE learning will focus on gathering and celebrating together in our local church, and cover the topics of Epiphany, Lent and Easter. 


Below you will find 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.  


Thank you for your continued support.


Mrs Jury