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Sporle Church of England Primary Academy

Better Together

Robin Class

Reception/Year 1 

TEACHERs: Mr Boote (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Hoddy (Wed-Fri)

TA: Mrs Henderson And Mr powley

Welcome to Robin class.

Robin class is a mixed reception and year 1 class currently with 24 pupils. Our learning environment encompasses a classroom and large outside area that we are constantly developing and improving to support the children's learning.

In Reception we are learning many skills across the 7 areas of the Early Years curriculum through a mixture of child-initiated learning and adult supported activities. As part of this we take special attention to the children's interests and incorporate their ideas into our planning.  In Year 1, we build on the many skills we have learnt in reception and provide the children the time to improve their learning through formalised lessons and free-flow learning. 

Our theme for this half term (Autumn 2) is "Under the sea" - which will focus upon the animals and environments they live in. In geography, we will look at the oceans and continents of our planet.
In Maths, we shall work our way through units investigating numbers and place value focusing on the language of tens and ones. We will start to introduce addition and subtraction methods using resources including counters and numicon.
PE will  continue to be on Mondays and Thursdays this term. We shall be exploring 2 different themes with playground games on Mondays and  Yoga on Thursdays. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school every Monday, ready with a clean t-shirt and shorts, track suit trousers, top and trainers. Earrings also need to be removed for PE - so if in doubt, do not wear them on Mondays/Thursdays.

At Sporle, we like to celebrate achievement both at school and at home. At school we have a range of weekly certificates (with a large display board in our main corridor, by the head teachers office) and postcards that are sent to parents/carers by class teachers. 

GOLDEN TICKETS are awarded and go into a raffle for a prize per class at the end of each half term. Parents can also help us to celebrate their children's achievements at home - by completing and sending in "Wow moment" certificates (extra copies are available for printing below).

For more information on the Federation EYFS policy please see here.

As a school, we are work on a behaviour policy which we call 'It's good to be green.' This focus's on helping the children making good or golden choices to help them become more responsible and respectful. In Robin class, we celebrate good and gold choices daily to help the children become more aware of their actions and how to become better learners.

This year we are looking to get parents, family members or carers to come in to the class and help support the children's learning. We are look for parents to help listen to readers, show any hobbies or skills they think the children would enjoy learning and support us on any school trips. We are also developing a garden and vegetable patch in our outside area and are looking for anyone who could help during our 'Muddy Monday' sessions each monday afternoon. If you are able to  help with any of these please speak to any of the Robin Class team.

If you would like to talk to any member of the team we are available on the playground at the beginning or end of each school day or alternatively if you contact the school office to arrange a meeting. 


Thank you for all your support.

The Robin class team.