Teacher: Miss Jowett Teaching Assistant: Mrs Grant
Welcome back to the new school term, we hope the children are refreshed and ready to start an exciting year of learning!
In Robin class, we try to ensure that the children become as independent as possible this year. We ask that you drop your child in the infant playground from 08.30 and allow them to make their own way into school. Please ensure that everything that they bring into school is labelled with their name, this helps hugely when they have managed to misplace something within school. I am of course always available in class, if there is a query or matter to be discussed that morning or afternoon, so please feel welcome to come in if you need to.
I would kindly ask that within their school bag they have a book bag, that they bring into school everyday with the reading record and reading book that has been allocated to them. They should also have a bottle of water, snack box and packed lunch box if they are not having school dinners.
Homework will be given to the children on a Friday and it MUST be completed by Wednesday. For year one, this will be a task set on the online programme Mathletics, they will be expected to have completed one page. They will also be receiving 5 tricky word spellings as of Autumn Term 2. They will be handed out on a Friday and tested on the following Friday.
P.E will be on a Tuesday this year 14.15-15.00, please ensure correct P.E kit is brought into school. They must have;
Leigh Primary School red top
(To wear school jumper when it is cold)
Our topic this term is We Are Storytellers, please click on the below link to see what we will be learning about in each subject.
We encourage children to explore their learning beyond school and would love to see work they have produced at home on our topic. We would also encourage any research or topic related materials to be brought into school so they are able to talk about what else they may have found out.
Please ensure the children only bring things in that are topic related.
Child Initiated Play
In Robins, we very much still believe in child led play and will therefore be factoring in sessions whereby the children can lead their own learning. Year two will see a reduction in how much child initiated they have, there will be a stronger emphasis on the foundation subjects throughout the week instead.
Forest School and Outdoor Learning
Forest school will feature as part of Robins 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 water proof jacket and a pair of wellies that can be kept in school at all times (please name them clearly.) We very much want to give your children the opportunity for as much outdoor learning that we can outside of the forest school slots. Therefore, they will need this outdoor equipment in school at all times to enable us to do so.
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 they will be given it. If your child needs to move on then they will equally be given this opportunity.
Please know that we operate an open door policy. No issue can be too small when concerning your child so please see me if you need to. If for any reason I am unavailable then please make an appointment to see me.
Miss Jowett and Mrs Grant