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South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School

Robin

Welcome to Robin Class!

'Embracing the Fullness of Life'

John 10:10 "I am come, that they might have life, and that they might have it abundantly."

 

We are a mixed class of 30 Reception and Year One children in Robin Class.  Our teacher is Mrs Llewellyn, our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Howes, Mrs England and Mrs Ross. 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)

Children are expected to read little and often. Studies show that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance. 

Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.

In fact, reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.  Sharing a book with your child should be a pleasurable experience, never force a child to read.....we want them to love reading. Read a book to them, if they are reluctant, let them see you reading for pleasure. The most important thing is you have fun. Some ideas to encourage a love of books:

  • visit the library
  • make up stories
  • get children to tell you a story
  • just look at the pictures in a book and describe what you can see
  • make a tent and read books together
  • let them see you reading 
  • have a special time where you share books

I will also be sending high frequency words home regularly, to practice with your child.  These should also be practiced in a fun way. Play games, hide the words around the house, say them in a funny voice, write them in flour etc. The staff will check each week to see how the children are doing and whether they are ready for extra words.  Occasionally there will be extra homework to support what we are leaning in class. 

 

Our Christian value this term is 'Perseverance'.

Our Christian value this term is 'Perseverance'.  1
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Parents meeting -Robin Class

Welcome back to the Spring term. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year....as well as lots of rest.

This term our topic is Stone Age. We will be digging for fossils and bones, looking at and drawing cave paintings, reading lots of fiction and non-fiction books and writing our own Stone Age adventure. 

 

 

Books we have been reading.....

Books we have been reading..... 1

This week in Robin Class.....

 

Reception:

Maths

We have been learning about the number 6 and representing it in different ways.  We continue to practice our number formation and looking at shapes.

 

Literacy 

We continue to practice our pencil grip and singing our little song to help us remember where our fingers should be. We have been listening to the story 'Cave Baby' and writing about a time when we did something naughty.....some funny stories have been told!

We are beginning to write short sentences and using our phonic knowledge to spell simple words. 

 

 

Year One:

Maths

We have been learning to add one digit and two digit numbers together by counting on.  We have used numicon, number lines, counters, our fingers and bricks to support our workings.  We have also had fun playing maths games - one of them was 'Totality'.  I have included the link for you to have a go at home:

 https://nrich.maths.org/1216  

Year Ones have also been given extra homework. Please practice days of the week and how to spell them. 

 

English

We have loved listening to the story 'Cave Baby' and writing about a time we did something naughty.  We have also been learning about the Stone Age and writing 'Did you know...' facts.  Mrs. Llewellyn has been super impressed with our progress and effort. Well done Robins! 

 

 

 

 

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.

Welcome to Spring Term 2019
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