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Robins start and finish times


Robins Class start the day at 9:00 and finish the day at 3:05.


All children will be entering and leaving school through the main school gate onto the playground from the playing fields.

Useful Information

Robins library day is Thursday, children can only choose a new library book if they have brought their current library book into school on Thursday.


We change or reading books on Mondays and Thursdays. Books are quarantined before being placed into another bookbag.


PE Days

Our PE days are currently Tuesday and Wednesday. Your child should bring their PE kit into school on a Monday and we will send it home with them on Friday. Please ensure that EVERYTHING in your child's PE kit is named!

Half Term Activity Ideas

None of these activities are in any way compulsory over the half term week but we thought that we would come up with a list of activity ideas in case any of you are looking for ways to keep your children busy over half term.

(Year R parents - we would love it if you could add a Tapestry observation of an activity that your child completes over half term or maybe of a day out that you have, this observation does NOT have to link to these activities.)


Activity Ideas

  • Go for an autumn walk - what signs of autumn can you see? You could take photos of signs of autumn, draw or paint pictures from your autumn walk or write a list of the things that you saw when you get home.
  • Do some counting - see how many different things you can count! You could count your teddies or other toys, you could count cars that you pass or trees that you see on a walk. You could count leaves or conkers or birds that you can see outside.
  • Have a go at writing some numbers, see if you can write numbers in order to 10 or to 20! Maybe count something (people in your family for example) and then write the number that you counted.
  • Practise witting your name really neatly.
  • Practise recognising and writing the sounds that we've learnt in phonics, could you have a go at putting a few sounds together to write a word ('sat' 'pig' 'dog' 'cat'). Year 1's write a sentence about something that you have done that day.
  • Make a diary for the week - this could involve writing about what you've been doing and/or taking photos or drawing pictures of things you've done each day. You can then share this diary with your family or friends to tell them about your week.
  • Paint a picture - we love painting in Robins Class! Can you paint a picture of your family, something you can see from  a window in your house or your favourite book character?
  • Bake something yummy - I'll definitely be doing some baking over half term.

Week Beginning 19.10.20

We've had another great week in Robins Class and have come to the end of our first half term of the year! We are so pleased with how well our Year R children have settled into life at Wherwell and with how well our Year 1 children have settled back into life in Robins Class.

This week, we read the wonderful Percy the Park Keeper story, After the Storm. We have loved reading lots of Percy the Park Keeper stories this term. In this story, there is a huge storm and an oak tree that lots of animals live in and under blows down. They have to find a new home. The children in Robins Class have been drawing some wonderful pictures of new homes for Percy's animal friends. Robins also had a go at using some watercolour paints to paint characters and scenes from the story.


Robins Class have loved our music lessons with Mrs Elmslie this term, please find an example of something that Robins have been doing in their music lessons below.


In music this term, Robins Class have been learning a tiger chant. Last week, Mrs Elmslie recorded them during their music session.

Week Beginning 12.10.20

We have had another wonderful week in Robins Class. This week, we have focussed on a wonderful book called 'Animalphabet'. This book has a different animal for every letter of the alphabet. We have enjoyed thinking of other animals beginning with particular letters and sounds and have all had a go at drawing/writing a new page for the book. We are going to put all of our pages together and make a Robins Class version of Animalphabet.

This week, we had a very exciting present from our fairies, they left us a quiet critter for our classroom! We worked together to come up with lots of different name options for our quiet critter and then pulled a name out off a pot, we have named our quiet critter 'Sam'. Some of our Robins created wonderful pictures of Sam, please see the photos below.

Our quiet critter, Sam

Week Beginning 05.10.20

This week, we have had lots of fun finding rhyming words in the Gruffalo, describing Gruffalo characters and making our own Gruffalo faces! Robins did a wonderful job at using the resources, looking at a variety of examples and creating their own Gruffalo faces, they are now on display outside out classroom (see the photos below).

Both our Year Rs and our Year 1s have been doing some fantastic counting, this week, we've used trays of conkers to help with our counting!


Year R phonics - this week, we introduced the sounds m d and g. We also introduced the words 'a' 'at' 'am' and 'I'.


Year 1 phonics - this week, we focussed on the sounds ch sh th and ng. We've also practised using these sounds to read words and writing sentences.


Gruffalo Faces!

Week Beginning 28.09.20

This week, we read the book Each Peach Pear Plum and thought lots about the characters and the rhyming words in the book. We had a go at spotting the characters around the classroom and making our own rhyming sentences.


Year R phonics - this week, we introduced the sounds i and n.


Year 1 phonics - this week, we focussed on the sounds y z zz and qu.

Week Beginning 21.09.20

We have had a lovely week this week, our Year R children have stayed for the afternoons and we've all settled really well into our school routines now. Both our Year R and Year 1 children have worked on some lovely counting this week and we've started our phonics lessons too!

Monster phonics - we'll send an email/letter out to our Year R and Year 1 parents soon to explain about our new phonics 'Monster Phonics'. Both our Year R and Year 1 children have had daily Monster phonics lessons this week and are enjoying spotting the monsters and learning new sounds.


Year R phonics - this week, we introduce the monsters and phonics lessons in general, we learnt the sounds s a t p


Year 1 phonics - this week, we've focussed on writing words and sentences with particular sounds in, we've focussed on the sounds j v w x



This week, Robins Class were very excited to discover that there are fairies living in one of the apple trees in our outside area! The children in Robins Class have loved drawing pictures and writing notes to the fairies this week and have been very excited to find notes from the fairies when coming into school in the mornings. We've also made some amazing fairy doors for the fairies to use, some have been put up in the classroom this afternoon, a few are still drying after being painted and glittered and will go up on Monday! (See photos below)

Fairy doors around the classroom