We are the rocking Robins and we try our best in everything we do! Our class teachers are Mrs Campbell-Short (Monday- Thursday) and Mrs Smith (Friday).
Miss Richards is our Teaching Assistant
Our topic this Autumn term is:
The World Around Me
During this term, we will be learning all about ourselves, our school and our local environment. We are going to learn about where we live and how it changes. We will support the children to become more confident in their new classroom environment. We will also be sharing lots of different stories and talking about our likes and dislikes. Also, in the second half term, we will be learning about different special times we celebrate including Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali and Christmas.
Over the term we will be covering all of the seven Foundation Stage Areas of learning.
Communication and Language
We will rehearse and speak in front of others, listen to others' ideas and share our own knowledge and ideas with our peers and our families. We will also be telling our own stories and acting them out.
This term we will be practicing a variety of skills, for example threading and cutting, to develop our fine motor skills. We will also take part in weekly PE lessons to develop our gross motor skills, including balancing, coordination and travelling in different ways.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
We will be supporting the children to become more confident in their new learning environment and will encourage children to share their own ideas with their peers and their families. We will read the stories 'Kind' by Axel Scheffler and 'Ruby's Worry' by Tom Percival to support our learning in this area this term. We will also learn about the cultures and beliefs of others.
We will be looking in depth at our shared stories and will practise joining in with the repeated refrains in the books. We will predict the endings to the stories and begin to identify the front cover and its features. We will also be using a variety of materials to practise making marks and give meaning to them. We will begin to learn sounds in phonics, which will help me begin to read and write dome of my own words.
Some of the stories we will be sharing this term are: Owl Babies, On the Way Home, Room on the Broom and Good Night Moon.
We will practise our counting skills through our ‘Cool Count’, which includes counting forwards and recognising numbers. We will be practising making sets and making comparisons between two groups of objects, saying which group has more or less. We will be participating in shape, space and measures activities, including using 2D shapes to make pictures and using scales to weigh objects.
Understanding of the World
In the first part of the term, we will be learning about Robins and other woodland creatures and discovering where they live. We will learn about animals that are nocturnal and what it is like in the night. WE will begin to observe some of the changes that happen in the environment over Autumn and Winter. In the second half term, we will be learning about different festivals and celebrations, including Halloween, Diwali and Christmas, and we will be exploring how they are celebrated around the world.
Expressive and Creative Development
Over the term, we will be using a variety of techniques and equipment to make different models and pictures. We will be learning about colours and begin to explore the effects of mixing colours together. We will also be creating our own stories and acting them out with our peers.
As you can see, we have a busy term ahead of us in Robins. Thank you very much for all of your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask any member of the Foundation Stage team. Please regularly check your child's Tapestry account to keep up to date with their learning and to share what they have been doing at home with us too.
Thank you for your help and support!
If you need any support or would like to ask any questions, please speak to me at the door or contact me at:
P.E. is every Monday and Tuesday. Please make sure that your child has a PE kit in school and any jewellery is taken off.
Please send your child to school with a bottle of water each day.
Please can children bring book bags to school everyday.