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Robins - YR & Y1

Welcome to Robins Class

(Year R & Year 1)

Miss Woods (Monday-Wednesday) and Mrs Simpson (Thursday & Friday) are our teachers. 

Mrs Roskell and Mrs Curwen are our teaching assistants. 

Mr Eccles is with us on a Monday afternoon for forest schools. 

Robins Curriculum News for the Autumn Term

Development Matters is used by our team to facilitate our child centred and play based approach to learning. It is used to assess child development on an individual basis and provide checkpoints through the school year. Please click on the link below to find out what the assessment checkpoints are in the Reception Year.

Please see below for the Summer Term Robins Curriculum Newsletter


The EYFS Prime Areas of Learning are foundational. They play a significant role in encouraging children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. They're a driving force behind helping children as they learn to form relationships, moderate emotions and thrive in their day-to-day life.

Prime Areas of Learning in the EYFS make up a crucial part of early development. These are then followed by more specified areas of development that are more structured in their approach. Helping children to master the 'basics' by meeting the aims in the EYFS Prime Areas of Learning encourages long term skills. Supporting them in their development during EYFS is a way to help them grasp the underpinning skills they need to exceed in specific learning areas in the future.

Phonics Workshop - What is phonics? What is the phonics screening check?

Here is a short video that aims to provide a parent friendly explanation of phonics and the phonics screening check.