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.
Miss Charles is our teacher in Robins. Miss Hart and Miss Ware are our LSAs.
PE is taught on a Tuesday and Wednesday. We kindly ask that long hair is tied back and earrings are removed or taped on these days.
Every Friday morning we take our learning outdoors. We ask that children come to school in their outdoor trousers 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 walks and to see some of the fun things we do in the school grounds, take a look at the welly walk page on the website (at the bottom of this page).
We celebrated World Book Day by sharing our favourite books from home and school as a class. The children really enjoyed discussing what their favourite books were and having the opportunity to ask their peers some questions about the books too. Robins then went onto design their own bookmarks and book covers too. The children had a great time and a fabulous day, furthering their love of reading for pleasure from and early age.
As a class, we learnt about the celebration Chinese New Year, which is referred to as the Chinese Lunar New Year. We researched where China was, what the celebration was about and also found out our Zodiac birth year animals and that this was the Year of the Tiger. Robins sampled and tasted some Chinese food including: egg noddles and prawn crackers. We also made our own paper mâché Chinese Lanterns and challenged ourselves through having a go at the Chinese New Year themed rainbow challenges, as part of our discovery time.
We kicked off Autumn 2 with a whole school legacy week...a love of reading. In Robins, we especially enjoyed the daily visit from our Year 6 buddies, to come and read books with us! We think they enjoyed the experience too. We focussed on author and illustrator Anthony Browne and used his book ‘I like books’ to inspire our own class version which will appear in the bedtime book basket!
We have democratically voted in our Junior Governor representatives for Robins class 2021-2022. Congratulations to the winners.
We cannot wait to look through the children’s chatterboxes and chatter tubes over the coming weeks. They are a great way of getting to know one another better and to recognise those that share similar interests to ourselves. The chatterboxes are just part of the activities we are doing in class linked to our first theme; fabulous me!
Explore using our new phonic sounds and recap those previously learned at www.phonicsplay.co.uk
Oxford owl is a great website where you can access online phonic books. Please select level 1, 1+ or level 2 books for your child. We have a class login for this. Our username is robins12345 and the password is book.
Topmarks is a great site for free games to support maths and literacy. The maths games are especially engaging and the children have played them many times before on our class tablets. This site is free and can be accessed here. Click on 'learning games' tab at the top of the page and select age appropriate games.