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Greenfield & Pulloxhill Academy

Nurture Inspire Flourish

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greenfield@gpacademy.org.uk

Pulloxhill Road, Greenfield, Bedfordshire MK45 5ES

01525712426

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Welcome to Robin Class

Reception Class at Greenfield

Welcome to Robin Class, where we learn through playing and working together.

There are seven main areas of learning in the Foundation Stage Curriculum, which the children follow: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication and Language, Mathematics, Literacy, Understanding of the World, and Expressive Arts and Design. 

Here are some things you might like to know about Robin Class:

  • We practise our phonics, reading, mark-making / writing and mathematics every day. 
  • We enjoy 'story time' every day.
  • We have Collective Worship every day and we follow our school’s values.
  • We have PE on a Monday and a Friday.
  • We learn and practise a pre-cursive handwriting style.
  • We bring home a library book every Wednesday.  Please share this book with your child and ensure that it is brought back to school to be changed.
  • We celebrate successes from time in school and at home through our online learning journey Tapestry.
  • We have a simple task to complete in our learning log every week.  The children will come home with their learning log on Friday and it should be handed in on Wednesday.
  • We have a home/school communication book.  Please ensure that this is sent in to school each day.

If we have not mentioned something you would like to know, please do not hesitate to ask.

We believe that all children have the right to achieve their full potential and should benefit from a wide-ranging curriculum that is differentiated to each child. Our classroom is stimulating and the activities we plan and set out are highly engaging, enabling all children to achieve their best.  We work closely with the children’s families, making sure we reflect the children’s beliefs and experiences in our curriculum, working together to ensure the best outcomes.

Miss Morgan, Mrs Butts, Mrs Mills and Miss McLennan 

 

Robins Curriculum News Summer 1

Robins Curriculum News Summer 2

 

Autumn Term 1

We have had the most super start to school in Robins! The first half term has been wonderful. All our children have settled beautifully and have worked really hard. We have been very busy learning lots of lovely new things. We discussed some of our favourite parts of Robins so far and we had so many different responses, which was lovely to hear, not only how much the children had enjoyed but also how much memorable learning has taken place. Some of the most common responses were baking, playing marble run, using our lovely new bikes, trikes and scooters, learning a new sound everyday and exploring the maths table. All the grown ups in Robins are extremely proud of how settled and eager to learn all the children have been. 

 

Autumn Term 2

Robins have had another super half term learning about different festivals and celebrations. All the children thoroughly enjoyed learning about Eid Al Fitr, Hanukah, Bonfire Night and Christmas. We shared a lovely book through our topic 'A Little Glow' which showed how different festivals shared the same importance of light. We celebrated Christmas and learnt the meaning behind advent, we even had our own cheeky elf, Elfis, visit to help us count down to Christmas (and cause a little mischief!) To finish off a wonderful half term the children took part in The Nativity and made us all incredibly proud. 

 

Spring Term 1

 We have had a very busy half term learning all about Toys. We explored old toys, materials of toys and were lucky enough to be able to bring in our favourite soft toy. We also celebrated and learnt about Chinese New Year, we made lanterns, money wallets and tasted noodles in soy sauce and prawn crackers. We all had a really good go at using chop sticks! Robins also held our very first Reading Cafe. We invited parents into school to share our story Paper Dolls and then got creative making our very own paper dolls with lots of sparkles! Parents then had the opportunity to speak with Mrs Drawbridge and Mrs Wolfe with a hot drink. We all had a wonderful afternoon. 

 

Spring Term 2

This half term we have been learning all about dinosaurs. We have loved learning different dinosaur names and lots of facts about them. We made a huge volcano as a class and we really enjoyed using our play dinosaurs to role play around the volcano. We learnt about different fossils, and used playdough to make our own. We even used dinosaurs to help our maths learning by dipping our toy dinosaurs feet in paint to create repeating patterns. We used our fine motor skills to make split pin dinosaurs and used our knowledge of dinosaurs to create our very own dinosaur. In PE with Miss Morgan we did dinosaur dancing and put different moves together to make a sequence of dinosaur dance moves, moving to Dance of the Knights. We ended our half term by learning about the Easter Story and its importance in the Christian calendar. 

 

 Summer Term 1

Robin's have been learning all about growing this half term. We have thought about how we grow from babies to now, enjoying reading Funnybones and looking at all the different bones in our body. We have learnt what helps us grow and stay healthy, including looking after our teeth and thinking about tooth friendly foods. We have done lots of growing in the classroom. We planted and looked after cress seeds, using the grown cress to make our very own cress sandwiches. We also planted broad beans and sunflowers. With the broad beans we carried out an experiment and gave some beans everything they needed and other beans no light and some no water. We have loved being able to see the roots and found it very interesting that the bean in the dark still grew but was a different colour. We were very lucky to watch the lifecycle of butterflies. We got some very tiny caterpillars, watched them get bigger and bigger and eventually turn into cacoons and then butterflies. We released the butterflies into our outside area and some sat on our hands before they flew away.