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Robins (Reception)

Welcome to Robins! 

Robins is the reception class at Smannell and Enham C of E Primary School. The objective of our Early Years Team is to create an exciting and effective environment for children and we believe a child-led approach, combined with some focussed, adult-led teaching is the best means to achieve this. Through creating positive relationships, we support and stimulate the children to help them embed and make their learning more meaningful. In our experience, children who have started their learning journey in this way are more independent, resilient, motivated and effective learners.

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The teacher in Robins is Mrs Taylor
The HLTA is Mrs Smith and on a Friday our LSA is Mrs Gregory


Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday.  We kindly ask that long hair is tied back and earrings are removed on these days.


Every Friday morning we take our learning outdoors.  We ask that children come to school in their woodland clothes and bring their uniform to change into later.


Please make sure your child has the appropriate clothing and footwear in school for these days.


For updates on our woodland walk and to see some of the fun things we do in the woods, take a look at the woodland walk page on the website (at the bottom of this page).

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This week's star writer has been writing extended sentences! It has been great watching her confidences grow and the range of vocabulary increase too. Keep it up star writer!

Parent share afternoon - Jack and the Beanstalk themed

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Thank you to all those who were able to come and celebrate our learning in our final share afternoon of the year.  The cookies, given to us earlier in the day by the Giant, were a big hit as was the number challenge outdoors. It was fab to see the children so excite to share their classroom with you.

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What a wonderful day we had on our Builders day out! We loved looking around the Wickes store, especially the kitchen and bathroom showrooms! In Sainsburys we purchased the food needed to make a builder's lunch and then in the afternoon we were shown around the Taylor Wimpey show homes by Carole and the site manager Hollie. After, we sat out and watched the builders at work whilst enjoying our sandwiches!

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Our three little pigs theme has been wonderfully received by all of the children in Robins. There have been many echoes of "I'll huff and Ill puff and I'll blow your house down" throughout the classroom and up at the woods on our Friday woodland walk! This week we are learning more about the builders in our local area and the materials they use to make strong, safe houses.

Enjoying the woods

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The day an alien visited...making plasticine aliens


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watch out, there are dinosaurs about! Our latest theme has transitioned from polar animals into dinosaurs! We discovered frozen dinosaur eggs in classroom this week and set about melting them (careful not to smash or hit the eggs) to free the baby dinosaurs inside. We have loved learning facts about our favourite dinosaurs and creating a dino swamp in the small world!
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Thank you to all of the wonderful Grandparents who were able to join us for our 'Winter Warmers' story session. It was fantastic to see the children sharing some of their favourite stories with you all, whilst enjoying a scrummy hot chocolate too! 

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Our focus traditional tale this half term is The Gingerbread Man. We have launched this week by baking and decorating our own. Thankfully, our gingerbread didn't run away!
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We would like to say a BIG thank you to all the parents that were able to join us on our share afternoon to celebrate our first half term in school. Inspired by our learning of The Little Red Hen, there was mask making, cutting, hen decorating and cake decorating available (we had baked the cakes ourselves that morning!). The retelling of the traditional was a highlight for the teachers and it was a pleasure to watch the children proudly show off their classroom.

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This week we celebrated Harvest in church alongside the rest of the school.  Earlier in the week, to help with the children's understanding of Harvest, we picked some apples from the tree in our outdoor area, washed them, chopped them and topped with crumble mix! We all got to try the crumble and some of us went back for seconds (and thirds)! We loved the baking experience so much we are planning more next week, so watch this space for more photos of our baking fun...
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Our 'All about me' theme allowed us to get to learn more about our new members of Robins class. Thank you to those parents and children who brought their 'all about me' chatter boxes into school. We loved sharing these together.

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