!Teacher - Miss K. Taylor

Teaching Assistants - Mrs J. Millward and Mrs L. Smith




Our topic this term: Africa (Based on the book 'Handa's Surprise')

This term in Robins class we will be learning all about Africa. This topic has been chosen by the children as they wanted to learn and look at the book 'Handa's Surprise'. We will be learning to re-tell the story using story maps, look at using drama to help understand the characters in the story and also have a look at writing our own stories. We will look at Africa as a country, using a map to help see where it is in relation to us and look at its similarities and differences between there and the UK. We will listen to and make up our own African music and dancing. 


P.E takes place on a Tuesday afternoon and every other Friday morning.


Robins class are looking for some help!
If you have any spare time and would like to volunteer in Robins class to either hear readers or work with groups of children, please speak to Miss Taylor. We would love to have you in our class. 



Reading: Please ensure to read with your child as much as possible and record this in their reading journals. Reading books will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays, if you would like a new reading book before the book changing days please come into the classroom and change it. 

Tricky words: Please go through these with your child after reading with them. Tricky words are words that can not be sounded out they just need to know what they say. Once your child is confident with a set of tricky words, new ones will be given. 

Spellings: Some children will be coming home with 5 words in which they will need to spell independently using the digraphs and trigraphs learnt in phonics. The children will be asked to spell these words every Friday morning. Spellings are purely used to allow the children to develop their independent skills to write words without the support of adults and to use the knowledge of sounds learnt in phonics and be able to recognise when they need to be used. 


The Warm Weather:

As a sun safe school, we encourage children to protect themselves from the harmful effects of the sun. Please send your child into school with a named sunhat on sunny days. Please also apply suncream before school. Children may bring suncream into school for use during the day. They must be able to apply this themselves as school staff are unable to do so.