Leigh Primary School

Robin Class

 Robin Class

 

Teacher: Mrs Akers (Monday-Thursday)

Thursday and Friday afternoon: Mrs Tallent

Friday morning: Mr Eaton

Teaching Assistant: Mrs White (Monday to Thursday mornings)

Mr Thacker will be teaching P.E every Tuesday

Mr Underwood will be teaching recorders every Friday afternoon

 

Welcome back!

We hope that you have had an enjoyable Summer! We are really looking forward to getting to know your children and teaching them this year!

 

Child-Initiated Play

In Robins, we very much still believe in child-initiated play and will therefore be factoring in sessions whereby the children can lead their own learning. These sessions will be vital in supporting the development of social skills and positive relationships with their peers in class.  

Year Two will see a reduction in how much child-initiated play they have and there will be a stronger emphasis on the foundation subjects throughout the week instead, through differentiated activities. Wider curriculum days will be taught every Friday with subjects including computing and music to all children in Robins.

We will support the children to become as independent as possible this year as they progress through Key Stage One.

 

Communication

Please do speak to us at drop-off or pick-up as needed for brief queries. Otherwise, please do not hesitate to make contact by email or telephone via the school office and we will contact you as soon as possible. Please feel free to ask any questions however big or small!

Reading records – Please date and make a brief comment with regards to your child’s reading each time you hear them read. Please do not use these as communication for other matters as we may not be able to check reading records every day.

 

Homework

Year One:

Reading - 15 minutes per evening reading to an adult

Mathletics weekly tasks and spelling lists for weekly spelling tests will be phased in for Year One children as appropriate later in the year.

Year Two:

Reading- at least three times a week, heard reading aloud at least once.

Mathletics weekly tasks and spelling lists for weekly tests will be set from during Term 1 – details to follow.

 

Reading books 

We will aim to change your child’s book every Monday and Thursday. Your child will bring home two books at a time. As the year progresses, we will be encouraging and supporting the children to change and choose their books independently. Please sign and date the reading record when you hear your child read.

 

P.E

P.E will be on a Tuesday and Thursday this year. Mr Thacker (Specialist P.E teacher) will teach games every Tuesday and Mr Eaton will teach gym every Friday.

Please ensure correct P.E kit is brought into school.

They must have; 

  • Leigh Primary School red top
  • Black shorts
  • Trainers
  • Plimsoles 

The children will wear school jumper when it is cold.

 

Forest School

Forest school will feature as part of our timetable. This year, all outdoor clothing will need to be supplied by yourselves. Please could you ensure that your child has a pair of waterproof trousers, a waterproof jacket and a pair of wellies that can be kept in school at all times (please name them clearly).

Autumn Term Forest school days:

Friday 2nd October 2020

Friday 27th November 2020

 

Please bring to school:

  • Reading records and books brought in every day so their books are available to hear your child read
  • Water bottle
  • Healthy snack for morning break (nut free)
  • Packed lunch box if needed
  • Wellies and waterproofs to be kept at school
  • Coat
  • P.E kit

Please ensure that all items brought into school are labelled with your child’s name – Thank you!

 

Curriculum

Our topic this term is 'A Place Called Home'. Please click here to read more about your child's learning this term.

A note from us...

Finally, children develop at different rates. Please be reassured that what we set for your child’s learning will be planned to suit them. All information stated above is intended to give you an overview of your child’s first term with us. If your child needs more time to achieve certain aspects of their learning then this will be catered for. If your child needs to move on then they will equally be given this opportunity. 

We are very much looking forward to teaching the children this year and supporting them through their next exciting stage of their learning!

 

Mrs Akers and Mrs White