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Robins - Reception

"Let Your Light Shine" Matthew 5:14-16

Welcome to Robins class!

The class teacher is Mrs Cromey-Hawke who works alongside Mrs Earl and Miss Pound.


In Reception, the curriculum is delivered through planned purposeful play which consists of both adult-led and child-initiated activities. The children have the opportunity to learn in a friendly environment that they are encouraged to take pride in.

There are seven areas of learning and development that shape the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the prime areas, are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The remaining specific areas of development and learning are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Learning experiences are delivered through a text-based theme which are enjoyable and planned to stretch and challenge children thus building upon their capacity to learn.  A variety of learning opportunities are available each day within the continuous provision, children are encouraged to be responsible for their own learning and take pride in their achievements.

Throughout the year, we cover the curriculum through the following topics:

Autumn 1 – Marvellous Me and Similarities and differences, The importance of relationships.

Autumn 2 – Festivals and Celebrations and Autumn changes.

Spring 1 - Transport

Spring 2 – Animal Magic and People who help us.

Summer 1 - Nature Explorers and How can we help to look after our planet

Summer 2 - Summertime fun and On and under the sea.


At St Lawrence Primary, Read-write inc phonics is used to teach reading and phonics.  This is closely linked to Letters and Sounds. The 50 book list for Reception can be found below:



Curriculum Plans

At the beginning of each half term a topic plan is provided via Parentmail detailing how all the areas of the curriculum will be covered through the half term topic. This can also be found below:







Phonics and Reading:

Following an ‘Introduction to Phonics’ session for parents, phonics resources are sent home together with a reading book if children are ready. It is expected that children read with an adult daily at home for a minimum of 10 minutes.

Together Time:

Giving your child together time is very important. Time to read to them, talk about their day listen to their thoughts and feelings.

Independence skills:

Encourage your child to carry out self-care independently. This includes coping with their own hygiene and personal needs, dressing and going to the toilet independently.

Home Activities:

There will be activities related to the curriculum areas sent home throughout the year.  We encourage the children to have a go at these and to bring anything related to these activities in to school to talk about with the rest of the class.


At the moment, due to COVID, PE is limited to one hour session per week. Robin’s class session is on Friday morning. PE kits need to include School pale blue T shirt, black shorts and plimsolls. For the winter months when we may go outside: Black or grey tracksuit bottoms and top