Robin Class

Autumn Term Information

Welcome to a new term and a new year!

We are looking forward to welcoming back our Year 1 children and meeting all of our new starters in Reception. This page will be updated each half term to show what we will be learning about in school. I will also be posting a weekly blog to show some of the exciting activities that we have completed in school.

Following government guidance school start times will be staggered for different year groups. Robin Class will be in school from 8:45am – 3:00pm.

This term we will be exploring the theme of ‘My class, my school, my street’. This topic will focus on the school and the local area. The children will understand what a map is, how to interpret a map and how to recognise key features on a map. They will also be able to use directions to follow a route on a map.

This topic will also give the opportunity to share and compare their own experiences to those of others, allowing them to see that we are all different and why that makes us all special.

Full details of the topic are available in the planning underneath.

Every day checklist:

  • Book bag with reading book and record
  • Water bottle
  • Coat – all children will need a waterproof coat in school (which needs to be labelled with their name) as we will be accessing the outdoor area in all weathers.

Reading – Books will be changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that reading diaries are completed to show when you have read with your child and how many pages you have read. Book bags need to be in school every day, with reading books inside.

Please ensure that all children have a change of clothes in school should they need to change them for any reason.

The children have P.E on a Tuesday and Wednesday – due to current government guidelines children will not be changing for PE.

Please do not hesitate to speak to us if you need any more information or have any questions.

Miss Becky Duncan & Lisa Curbishley


Topic web Year 1 Aut 1

Topic web Reception Aut 1

For children in Reception, we are using ‘Learning Book‘ to record the steps of progress that they make.  As parents, you can also record things that your child is doing at home and share them with the staff.  For a log-in for your child’s ‘learning book’ page, please speak to Miss Duncan.



More information on starting school is available here: