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Robins - Reception


To Robins!



We are the rocking Robins and we try our best in everything we do! Our class teacher is  Mrs Campbell-Short.

Miss Fox and Mrs Marples  support us in class too!



Our topic this Summer term is:


Down on the Farm




Our topic this half term is called 'Down on the Farm'. As part of this topic we are going to learn about the busy jobs a farmer has to do on his farm. We will learn about the animals who live on a farm and be able to name them and their babies. We will learn about what grows on a farm and have a go at growing our own crops just like a farmer!

Please note that our learning is also guided by the child's interests, so we may not always stick to plan! We have a busy, fun filled learning adventure ahead!



 Over the term we will be covering all of the seven Foundation Stage Areas of learning.



Communication and Language

This term, and throughout the year, there will be a huge focus on communication and language. We will be sharing lots of wonderful books together, both fiction and non-fiction, to practice our listening, comprehension, and questioning skills. We will sing along with nursery rhymes, enjoy imaginary play in continuous provision, and share our own knowledge and experiences with our peers.



Physical Development

This term we will be practicing a variety of skills, for example mark making, threading and cutting, to develop our fine motor skills.

We will also take part in a weekly PE lesson to develop our gross motor skills, including balancing, coordination and travelling in different ways.

We will be working with coach Tom and coach Kane to develop our games skills.




Personal, Social and Emotional Development


We will continue to think about our actions and how to be good friends to everyone in the class. We will think about what actions are good and which actions we need to improve on. We will begin to think about our feelings and try to understand how we are feeling, and how we might make another person feel. We will also learn all about our Golden Rules and how to follow them inside and outside. 

We will focus on aspects of our every day life, such as getting dressed, our oral hygiene and hygiene in general.

We will also learn about the cultures and beliefs of others.



This term we will be developing a love of reading, sharing stories every day and understanding the fundamentals of a book. We will look at these in depth, joining in with the repeated refrains. We will continue on our reading adventure, identifying tricky words and developing our segmenting skills and blending skills.

We will look at the story of Little Red Hen and use Talk for Writing to re-write our own versions of this famliar story. 

We will continue to learn the phase 3 sounds and tricky words following the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme.

Our learning could be led by the children's interests, which means that some of our topics could change.





We will continue to practise our counting skills through our ‘Cool Count’, which includes counting forwards from 0-20, and backwards from 10-0. We will also work on recognising numbers - we are already really good at this! We will be looking closely at numbers 1-10 and how they can be represented, compared and the composition of. We will also be learning all about positional language.  We will look at one more and one less than a number.

We will continue learning about capacity, mass and size. We will also continue to explore, identify and create patterns in our provision.





Understanding of the World


In the Summer term, we will learn about how animals and plants grow and change and learn about what a life cycle is. We will observe and notice the changes of a caterpillar as it grows and changes in front of our eyes. We will learn about what plants need to grow and thrive and have a go at growing our own crops from seeds. 

In addition to this, we are going to learn about the celebration of Eid and learn why it is an important celebration for Muslims. 


In our Nature Detectives sessions,  we will continue to look at the world around us and how it changes as the seasons change. We will learn about Spring and Summer and look for signs of it around us. 




Expressive and Creative Development

We have lots of exciting, educational adventures planned throughout the year!

Over the term, we will be using lots of different techniques to create exciting, endless possibilities of creations. We will explore colour and experiment with colour mixing, understanding the colour wheel and how to create our own colours using only primary. We will practice drawing and creating shapes with multiple outlets.

We will also share lots of songs and nursery rhymes, learning how to move rhythmically and also create our own stories using our imaginations.





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!


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P.E. is every Tuesday.


We will be working with the coaches from Express Coaching learning the basic skills needed to play games. We will develop our fitness and core muscles. We will learn how to walk, run and play safely. 


Children need to come to bring their PE clothes in a named bag. Your child needs a white top, blue or black shorts and some PE shoes. Please name all items. 

Please make sure long hair is tied up and no jewellery to be worn. No earrings allowed in PE sessions. If you child cannot take them out, they need to be covered with plasters. 


Please send your child to school with a bottle of water each day. 

Please can children bring book bags to school everyday. 

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