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Robins (Reception)

Welcome to Robins! 

The teacher in Robins is Mrs Taylor
The HLTA is Mrs Butler


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


***Please note the change of day for Woodland Walk***

Every Thursday 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.

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Our theme next half term will be 'Everyday Heroes'. We will be celebrating the people that help keep us safe from the police and paramedics, to fire fighters and our school's very own Junior Road Safety Officers! We would also like to learn about other jobs that help us, to include people who work in shops, people that keep our streets and school clean and people that help keep us fit and healthy. We would love to have as many visitors as possible over the next 5 weeks.  If you think you can come in and spend some time talking to Robins class about your job then please get in contact with Mrs Taylor. Thank you!

Chinese New Year - parent share afternoon

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A BIG thank you to all the parents that were able to join us for our latest share afternoon, based on our celebration of Chinese New Year. The highlight of the afternoon was performing our Chinese dance to the parents, a dance we have been practicing in PE this half term.

Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf?

 We have been enjoying the traditional tale 'The three little pigs'. We have had great fun role-playing the story, creating speech and thought bubbles for the characters, using positional language to go on a piggy treasure hunt and getting creative  by designing new homes to keep the three pigs safe from the big, bad wolf!

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.

Our topic grid - Everyday Heroes

Our star writer this week is...

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Our star writer this week has been practicing writing at home and the practice is paying off in school too! This week they have been attempting simple sentences independently. Great work Star Writer!

To love, to learn, to leave a legacy

It's Christmas!

When Santa sent a message...

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There was much excitement in Robins' class this week when we received a special letter from Santa, delivered by some of his best dancing reindeer. The children were very keen to write their letters to Santa, letting him know what they would like for Christmas. We posted our letters on our woodland walk later in the week.
Our latest focus story has been; The Gingerbread Man. We have enjoyed acting out the story, creating our own colourful and decorative gingerbread men and baking some scrummy gingerbread too! We have written speech bubbles for the different characters and this week made waterproof boats to float some gingerbread across a water tray...a much safer mode of transport compared to the fox!
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Our alien visitor

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Last night an alien came down in it's space ship and had a dance in our classroom! We were very excited! We watched the video and danced along, we made a den outside to hide from the alien, we made him a map and lots of posters too!

At lunch we left him a bowl of food and he ate some of it.  He left us a note to say 'thank you' and then he was gone!  What an exciting day.

Our 'space' themed learning in class

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Harvest Pizzas

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In RE we have been thinking about thankfulness and God as the creator.  We learned about Harvest Festival being a time to thank God for the food we eat and the farmers that grow the food.  We made harvest pizzas using some of our favourite pizza toppings.
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Wild Woodland Walk

This week was our first walk to the Beech woods!  We took our Year 6 buddies with us so that they could pass on their knowledge following their training at the end of the last academic year. 


Take a look at the Woodland walk page (accessed at the bottom of this page) to see more photos!

A taste of our woodland 'discovery time'

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Woodland walk training

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