Saturday 4th April 2020
Two weeks have already passed and hopefully, like Mrs Baker and I, you are settling into a new kind of daily routine. We are both really glad that the weather is warming up again!
For what would have been our Easter holidays, we are suggesting some more fun, practical Easter activities to keep you busy. These can be found on the Year Group Learning Pack section under this tab labelled Children. Of course, all the websites we have mentioned below are still there to help you if you want to use them over the next 2 weeks.
We are hoping to find some more spring photos to add to our Class Page photo gallery. Please email any of yours too! Thank you Elsie, we loved your lamb pictures which made it onto the newsletter! We love looking at your creations too so keep them coming in.
Keep safe and well everyone. We send out 29 smiley faces to our Robins! :)
Mrs Spurway and Mrs Baker
To all our Robins, Parents and Carers
We really hope you are all keeping well and settling into your new routines. Although we’ll be missing your smiley faces, we have come up with a list of things you might like to do at home.
The Year Group Home Learning packs here on our school website will help you to practise what you've been learning at school. They include Phonics, Reading, Writing, Maths and creative afternoon activities. We will update them every Friday. Don't forget the daily Phonics - Read Write Inc. Live Lessons on Facebook and YouTube. Details are in your Home Learning pack.
A fabulous free singing resource from Out of the Ark: https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=ootamathome2&utm_medium=banner
Twinkl – You access this educational website. EYFS resources are for Reception children or select Year 1 materials from KS1. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures
Jo Wicks – Daily sport session at 9am https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html
Cosmic Kids Yoga – on YouTube. Great story fun and some welcome moments of calm too!
Weekly Engineering Challenge March 30 - April 3: check the website for the next Design Challenge. Find details at
You can also choose to send a photo of your amazing creation to their website.
Nature activities at home – Woodland Trust Website:
To our Special Seven (Reception Robins), do keep sending us updates on Tapestry. We love to see what you have been doing!
We are very proud of all you can do. Keep visiting this page and we will try to add new ideas for you.
Stay well, enjoy the sunshine and fresh air too. What’s growing in your garden? Go on a minibeast hunt or plant some seeds. See our photos below. We'd love to see your Spring photos too. Please send in via the school email address.
Love fromMrs Spurway and Mrs Baker
We are the Robins!
Welcome to our Class Page
Teachers - Mrs Spurway (Mon, Tues, Weds), Mrs Baker (Thurs, Fri)
Teaching Assistants - Mr Best, Mrs Walker and Mrs Taylor
We are a mixed class of 7 Reception and 22 Year One children.
Don't forget daily reading for fluency and confidence. Year 1 Mathletics home learning tasks have been assigned. Let us know how these go!
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 English standards 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. 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.