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. 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 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. 


This term, we will focus our learning around traditional tales, starting with The Gingerbread Man. We will learn how to tell these stories with actions and with our story voices, and become confident story tellers.  


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 how we know that we are part of God’s family. We will visit our local church, and listen to new stories from the Bible. We will prepare for Easter as we move through the period of Lent. 


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 and the Robin Class Team