South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School

Where Everyone is Special

South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School


Welcome to Robin Class!


We are a mixed class of 28 Reception and Year One children in Robin Class.  Our teacher is Mrs Llewellyn, our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Bisgrove and Mrs Howes. We are lucky to have a large classroom in the main building near the office and we have access to an outdoor area, which we use as much as possible.  


We are very proud of our achievements and enjoy learning to be independent and creative.  Sometimes we work with grown-ups in small groups and other times we learn by exploring our own interests. The grown-ups make observations of all our wonderful achievements as well as helping the adults plan for our next steps.  We are encouraged to be as independent as possible, from sorting out our own book bags, snacks etc. in the mornings to selecting resources to support our own learning.


We are very lucky to have caring parents who support us at home with our learning. We have a learning wall in the classroom to celebrate our fantastic work at home and school.  Come and look!


Robin classroom is always busy and we love to try new things.  We are looking forward to more exciting learning and adventures this term!  


Homework (Year One)

On Fridays, we are given one piece of either Maths homework or one piece of English (in our homework books) to support our learning at school.  Please complete this and return the file to the homework tray as soon as it is completed so that Mrs Llewellyn can mark it.

Please ensure you read regularly at home and note when you have read in your reading record books, so the adults can change it for another.


This week in Robin Class.....



Reception have been looking at numbers to 10 and how to write them, we then matched the right number of pompoms  to each number. We have also been on a shape hunt round the school and taken photos of 2 D and 3D shapes we found.  I wonder what shapes you can find round your home. 



Reception have been looking at the traditional tale of 'Hansel and Gretel' and making up their own actions for our Talk 4 Writing version. We then drew our own story maps, while thinking of the beginning, middle and end. Why don't you have a go at drawing a story map at home of your favourite bedtime story.


Frogmary Green Farm

This week at the farm we have been making pebble pets, playing nature colour bingo and acting out 'Little Red Riding Hood'.


Year One:


We have been looking at naming and recognising 3D shapes, as well as spotting them in our environment.  We are beginning to add one digit and two digit numbers together, using number lines, counting on and cubes.



We have been learning the traditional tale of 'Hansel and Gretel' and making our own actions for our Talk 4 Writing version.  We have also been looking at what a traditional tale is, as well as the type of settings, characters and language traditionally used.



Phonics – Read Write Inc:

'The more I read, the better I get at reading. The better I get, the more I enjoy reading’.

This year, as part of our School Development Plan to raise standards in English in every class, all children will have three Read Write Inc lessons weekly. Read Write Inc is a systematic approach to teaching phonics, reading and writing. More than just phonics, Read Write Inc is an integrated approach to comprehension, writing, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and handwriting. 

Below are some useful videos to help you support your child at home and understand how Read Write Inc. is taught in school:

Year One Phonics Screening:

The phonics screening check will happen in June and is a short, light-touch assessment to confirm whether individual children have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. It will identify the children who need extra help so they are given support by their school to improve their reading skills.  Please follow the link below for more information.

Our topic for this term is ‘Down at the Bottom of the Garden’.

We are very excited to be looking at the traditional tale ‘Hansel and Gretel’ through Talk 4 Writing. Talk 4 Writing enables children to imitate the key language they need for a particular type of story orally before they try reading and writing it. Through fun activities that help them rehearse the language they need, followed by shared writing to show them how to develop their writing, children are helped to write in the same style.

Books to share with your children.

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 Lift off!

We have had a fabulous time learning about space.  We have read lots of fiction and non-fiction books about space and Year Ones have written their own accounts of 'The Way Back Home'. 

Reception children have been practicing writing lists and starting to write simple sentences about space.

We have also been researching about the differences between astronauts in the past (Neil Armstrong and modern day astronauts (Tim Peake).  Of course we had to research how astronauts go to the toilet, how they wash their hair and how they eat their food in space.

It was very exciting when Mrs. Llewellyn sent us on a space mission in our rocket.......there were engine problems, experiments needed to be carried out and sometimes we had meteor showers. Don't worry, we all returned safely back to earth!

Robin Class discovered something very strange in the playground. Is it aliens? Is it a piece of spacecraft?

Robin Class discovered something very strange in the playground. Is it aliens? Is it a piece of spacecraft? 1
Robin Class discovered something very strange in the playground. Is it aliens? Is it a piece of spacecraft? 2

Our first few weeks of the new year.

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