Robins – Information

The Robins are a fabulous Year 1 and 2 children. They are taught by Mrs Whitaker, Mrs Hamer and Mrs Ingram. Year 1 are taught by Mrs Hamer in a morning, and Year 2 are taught by Mrs Whitaker Monday-Thursday, and Mrs Ingram on a Friday. In the afternoons all the Robin children come together for our topic learning. We have a mixture of formal whole class learning, and independent challenges that the children can complete each week.  We are support in class by Mrs Clegg, Mrs Morley and Mrs Donald.

Weekly Routines 

PE 

Children have PE on a Tuesday afternoon with Mrs Ingram. Children should come to school in their PE kits, ready for PE to take place outside. On Friday, the children will do forest schools with Mrs Ingram. They should come to school dressed in appropriate outdoor clothing, and bring wellies and waterproof trousers and coat with them.

Reading 

We will hear children read as often as possible at school. This may be individually, but also in group reading, whole class reading and during English lessons. The main way that we teach reading is through phonics, and reading comprehension lessons. Home reading is vital for helping your child to practice reading skills so please try to hear them read as often as you can. Currently, reading books are changed on a Monday in Year 1, and a Thursday in Year 2. This means we can quarantine books for 72 hours. Children will take home 3-4 books. Please also encourage them to read their own books at home.

Phonics
Children will be taught phonics in year 1, and spelling in year 2, on a daily basis. These sessions are fast paced and dynamic, involving games, activities, reading, writing and spelling.
To support your child with their phonics and spelling, we will send home a letter pack, for you to help your child practice and enhance their letters and sounds skills.

Homework  

Homework will be set on Google Classroom. Links to web based learning activities are provided. Year 2 will be able to access Spelling Frame on a weekly basis to practice the words we are learning in class. Year 1 can play Teach Your Monster to Read. Each we there will also be a learning task for the whole class. If you cannot access Google Classroom for any reason, please get in touch.

Please do not hesitate to come and see us if there is anything you want to discuss.

Mrs Hayley Whitaker, Mrs Sharon Hamer & Mrs Ingram

Jolly Phonic (YouTube Link)

The Phonic Alphabet (YouTube Link)

The Cursive Alphabet