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Welcome to Robins Class Page!


Welcome to the class page and welcome to Robins!


This term we have been looking at Fantastic Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes. It has been a massively successful and the children have enjoyed reading and exploring different stories.





PE sessions are to be on a Thursday morning this term we are focusing on moving.


Please ensure your child has a PE kit within school. They require a white tee shirt, black shorts, pumps or trainers, socks and a tracksuit for outdoor sports.




We are looking at the story what it means to be a Christian this term and exploring the joy of belonging to a community.




We will be having a daily phonics session with all children and they will be learning new sounds and words. Please support your child with this at home and communicate if you feel your child is progressing well or struggling.


All children have now been split into differentiated phonics groups and are enjoying their lessons. Please practise their sounds daily and their tricky words to help support them.




All children in reception have been given reading books. The books are matched to their phonics group and we endeavour to read with them daily at school. Please note that it is essential that read daily at home. Please contact me if you are unsure of what to do with the books.




Children within Reception and Nursery will have a continuous provision which will have ample opportunities for children to explore number, shape, space and measure. We will encourage them to investigate and develop their language skills throughout their time in school, challenging them to think more independently and apply their own ideas. They will also have maths sessions where a focused aim is set, so they can then practise these skills at their leisure within the provision.


This term we are looking at number sequencing, one more and less and number bonds. Please ask Mrs Smith if you require additional information.


Home Learning


We will send out Home Learning every Friday with the request it is returned by Wednesday of the next week. There will two tasks each week that your child will be requested to complete. These will be differentiated to the individual child, with hope to work on the areas they need personally.






I shall be uploading photos regularly to the website for you to see what activities your children have been involved in.


If you request your child not to be on the website, please contact the office and we will make sure they are not included in the publications.



If at any time you need to speak with me confidentially, please make an appointment at the office or drop me an email and I will arrange a suitable time.


Kind regards


Mrs Smith


EYFS Leader and Forest School Leader






Useful Phonics Websites for Parents:

Lots of information and guidance for parents/carers

A selection of interactive games for all phonic phases. Mostly simple games.

A great selection of games that link well with games in Letters and Sounds.

Printable resources for each of the Letters and Sounds phonic phases, also links to games aligned with each phase.

Letter names come up in alphabetical order.

Activities for all phases.

Phonic game with choice of difficulty (some HFWs, some vowel blends, very varied).

Make any words with this useful game.

Useful page which demonstrates pronunciation of all sounds.




This is a song we are learning in class.

Everybody get up (The Counting Song)

Learn how to count in 1s to 20, 5s to 50 and 10s to 100! Legal note: Original song is 'Everybody get up' by Five. I hold no rights to the song. I have only adapted the original lyrics for educational purposes and will not be profiting from this Song.

Boom shake the alphabet

A fun song that will teach your child the letter names and sounds

Listening Game - Phase 1 Phonics - Listening and Attention Skills

Listening skills can be difficult to master for many children. Help children develop their listening skills. Use this video in conjunction with the bingo cards that can be downloaded via the link below. This listening game has been used by me and many other teachers to help hone listening skills in a fun and interactive way.

Jolly Phonics Phase Three

Jolly Phonics is a program designed to help children learn the name and sounds of letters.

Jolly Phonics Phase Two

Jolly Phonics is a program designed to help children learn the name and sounds of letters. I have put together all the Jolly Phonic songs from Phase Two, which consists all the letter sounds from A-Z apart from Q as it is a tricky sound and is part of Phase Three as 'qu'.