to the Rocking Robins!
In Robins we have three groups of children- Morning children, Afternoon children and 30 hours children. Our 30 hour children stay with us all day, Monday to Friday, and have their dinners with us.
In Robins, we have some friendly members of staff to help us learn and grow.
Mrs Campbell-Short Miss Moore
Class Teacher and EYFS Lead Class Teacher
Mon, Wed, Thurs and Friday Tuesday
Miss Allwood Mrs Marples Miss Hamilton
Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant Learning Support Assistant
In Robins class, we learn through play, both indoors and outdoors. Through our play we learn how to play alongside the other children, how to take turns and share our toys and resources. We have lots of fun exploring and investigating in the environment, challenging ourselves with new experiences and oppurtunities.
This term our topic is...
As part of this topic, we are going to learning all about our bodies and what our body parts can do. We will look at and discuss how we have grown and changed since we were babies to now. We will begin to learn about emotions, with a focus on happy and sad. We will talk about what makes us and others happy and sad.
After half term, we will learn about other people around us and learn about different celebrations and festivals such as Diwali and Christmas. We will celebrate Bonfire Night and Halloween and learn about the importance of Remembrance.
As part of our daily routine, we will listen to a range of fairy tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Hen and so on. We will talk about the stories and begin to join in with actions and phrases from the stories too.
In Robins, we take part in daily singing sessions where we listen to and begin to join in with a range of familiar nursery rhymes with words and actions.
Maths and number is part of our daily routine in Robins. We use every oppurtunity to count and use numbers. We count how many children we have and take part in daily votes for our story to gain an under standing of more or less. We also sing a range of familiar number songs too. We have a well resourced, interesting maths area where the children can explore a range of number and maths based resources to begin to develop our mathematical knowledge.
We will take part in weekly Nature Detective sessions where we look at the world around. We discuss the seasons, the weather and make observations about how they world changes throughout the year. We enjoy looking at plants, animals and insects we find out and about too.
As part of our topic, we are learning all about us- our bodies, our families, our feelings. We will take part in a range of activities to help us develop our understanding in these areas. In addition to this, we will learn about different festivals and celebrations and learn about how other people celebrate their special times.
Children have access to a well-stocked creative area full of resources for children to draw, paint, stick, cut, fix etc. Children have lots of oppurtunities to learn different creative skills such as cutting, drawing, painting and collaging to develop personal creative skills and style.
Children will have a weekly creative task that they will complete with an adult too.
Children will take part in a weekly PE session with a trained coach. In the Autumn Term, Robins are working with Tom from Multi-skills to develop core strength, control over our bodies and begin to play team games as a class.
We take every oppurtunity to develop our fine motor skills in Robins. We learn to use a range of different fine motor equipment such as scissors, scoopers, drawing equipment, pegs and so much more. We also take part in Fine Motor Friday, where all of the provision in class will help the children develop strength and coordination with their fingers and hands.
Through our play, children will be supported to learn sharing skills and how to play alongside the other children in the class. We learn skills how to become more independent such as getting our own coats and putting them on and finding our own bags for home time. We will learn how to communicate and manage our needs and wants such as with toileting or when we are thirsty.
We will explore emotions and learn about situations that might affect our emotions such as something making us sad. We will use the zones of regulations to help develop a deeper understanding of out feelings and emotions.
Through a language rich environment and interactions with the adults, children will develop their communicating, listening and attention skills. Adults will introduce adults to new vocabularly and concepts to support children's understanding and knowledge. Regular phonics sessions will support children's ability to listen and maintain attention to others. In addition, we will have a weekly CAL session, answering a question of the week and listening to others answers too.
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